A Summer Food Fest at The Oracle, Reading

I’ve lived in Bracknell, a 20 minute train/car journey away from Reading for my whole life and over the years i’ve seen the Reading scene evolve and the latest area to become the dining hub of the town is The Riverside. However there are also gorgeous and tasty eateries spread throughout the town, and the shopping centre itself and to celebrate the food fest running from the 15th of August until the 5th of September, I was invited along for a food safari, having a different course at a different restaurant.

We started at Ed’s Diner for a controversial, yet delish, milkshake or dessert as a starter. I went for a diet coke float (trying to be healthy LOL) which was delicious, whilst the others went for a Lotus Biscoff shake and chocolate shake, and a variety of other shakes. All of which looked incredible, especially the biscoff one. Eds Diner also have a really good loyalty scheme, so make sure to sign up/use their app  as you get a free burger, a treat for your birthday and their loyalty scheme means you get 10p for every £1 you spend, which is easily done as they have a delicious menu.


After our yummy starter we headed to Miller and Carter Steakhouse, which I was super excited to try out as I adore steak and had heard many amazing things about the place. We were treated so well from the minute we arrived and our waiter was really attentive and helpful, picking out the perfect red wine to go alongside our incredible feast. The food took a little time to arrive but for a Thursday night the place was rammed and I could see why service was a little slow. For meat we went for 3 sirloin steaks and a whopping 30oz Tomahawk steak to devour between us, and alongside the steaks we were presented with every side and sauce imaginable. We had salad wedges with a variety of toppings, including honey mustard and bacon, blue cheese and parmesan, as well as these hefty wedges of lettuce we also had mas potato, baked potato, fries, sweet potato fries and new potatos. Each steak comes with a homemade onion ring thing which was DELICIOUS. I thoroughly enjoyed the steaks and sides and I had to basically be rolled to our final destination, Las Iguanas for dessert.

There was a little confusion at Las Iguanas as they didn’t know we were coming, but once it was all cleared up we were seated at a table and we had a selection of delicious deserts and some Caipirinha cocktails to celebrate the olympics that were going on in Rio. The drinks were refreshing after the hefty meal we had just devoured and were like a strong mojito. We were all very full after our steak but still found room for some chocolate fudge cake, caramel cake, tembleque and of course, some churros with both yummy chocolate and caramel dipping sauces. I think the churros were my fave, and I definitely would head back for some more of these and some more cocktails!

I had a lovely evening and it was fab to catch up and meet some more local bloggers, so thank you to the Oracle for having me!

Sophie xx


*I was invited along to try out the different restaurants, but all views are my own.