5 ways to spend your lunchbreak in Reading

Jamie Ellis
October 28, 2022
5 ways to spend your lunchbreak in Reading

Calling all Reading DeskLodgers! Want to give your lunch break a new lease of life, then allow us to give you some ideas.

The Shed

Bored of grabbing a sarnie from one of the big chain companies? Time to go small. Shed is a family-run, independent sandwich bar located at The Old Forge, 8 Merchants Place. They use only the best local ingredients and make almost everything in-house. So you know that every sandwich, every toastie, every soup, every coffee, every salad and every wrap is fresh and delicious. Yum.

Coconut Bar & Kitchen

Fancy something a little bit more exotic? Take a stroll over to The Coconut Bar & Kitchen, 62-63 St Mary’s Butts. Serving up fragrant oriental foods and pan Asian cuisine (and some amazing cocktails if you’re feeling  a bit ‘Friday’), it delivers all your favourite dishes in an exciting and colourful atmosphere!

Thames National Trail

Why not stretch your legs during your lunch break? We recommend a light ramble from Reading to Shiplake. This lovely walk starts at Reading train station and takes in the Avon Canal, Thames and some beautiful rural countryside. And don’t worry if you get peckish - you’ll pass the picturesque Bull Inn. Sorted.


Fill your lunchtime with fun and games with a trip to Spinners at Broad Street Mall. Crazy golf, ten pin bowling, darts… It’s all there for you, with some delicious oven-baked pizzas too! In fact, it’s so much fun you might not want to go back to work. Shhhhh…we’ll cover for you!

Reading Museum

Discover all about Reading’s history with a visit to the fascinating Reading Museum in the Town Hall. You’ll find galleries, exhibitions, events, a café and even a shop. With so much to do and learn you might find that your lunch hour isn’t long enough!

Now there’s no reason to be at a loss at lunchtime. Get out there and explore!