Donate to Remove ads

Got a credit card? use our Credit Card & Finance Calculators

Thanks to Steffers0,Anonymous,CryptoPlankton,GrahamPlatt,Walkeia, for Donating to support the site

Lunch - this Saturday between Hungerford and Ealing

place to discuss doing things round and about the UK or to ask advice about other locations
didds
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 2175
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 12:04 pm
Has thanked: 889 times
Been thanked: 319 times

Lunch - this Saturday between Hungerford and Ealing

#249503

Postby didds » September 5th, 2019, 10:43 am

We are taking our daughter to uni on Saturday - to Ealing (uni of West London).

We wanted to stop for lunch en route but have to be there for between 1400-1530. Coming from central Wiltshire the "obvious" places to stop were maybe Hungerford, Theale, Newbury (west side) or indeed Ealing ... our concern wrt ealing is parking (ie finding somewhere). We consist of a vegetarian (no fish/chicken etc, but dairy is fine), a carnivore (that is happy to eat veggie
if its good!) and one that can float between the two.

I've looked on tripadvisor but nothing is leaping out TBH ...

so can anybody suggest somewhere along that route/those places - it doesn't have to be fine dining particularly, but "greasy spoon" inst really what we want (nothing wrong with them of course, just not what we want Saturday :). Pubs are fine - as long as its not just reheated brakes brothers. (and parking suggestions if in Ealing - we cant park at her uni as its mayhem apparently hence we have a moving in time slot!)

Ethnic cuisine is fine, though probably not chinese.

cheers

didds

Alaric
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 3684
Joined: November 5th, 2016, 9:05 am
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 720 times

Re: Lunch - this Saturday between Hungerford and Ealing

#249507

Postby Alaric » September 5th, 2019, 10:49 am

didds wrote:We are taking our daughter to uni on Saturday - to Ealing (uni of West London).

I've looked on tripadvisor but nothing is leaping out TBH ...


The Wetherspoons at the Beaconsfield service area perhaps. It would mean using the A404 between Maidenhead and Wycombe to swop from the M4 to the M40 and then using the A40 as the route into London.

Gaggsy
Lemon Slice
Posts: 352
Joined: November 8th, 2016, 1:42 pm
Has thanked: 130 times
Been thanked: 148 times

Re: Lunch - this Saturday between Hungerford and Ealing

#249524

Postby Gaggsy » September 5th, 2019, 11:45 am

There's a Greggs at the Chieveley services on the M4 at junction 13.
Two steak bakes and a vegan sausage roll should set you back about a fiver.

You're welcome.

Gaggsy

UncleIan
Lemon Slice
Posts: 887
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 3:35 pm
Has thanked: 533 times
Been thanked: 399 times

Re: Lunch - this Saturday between Hungerford and Ealing

#249529

Postby UncleIan » September 5th, 2019, 11:56 am

didds wrote:Theale


IKEA.

JuanDB
Lemon Pip
Posts: 82
Joined: August 15th, 2018, 9:31 pm
Has thanked: 23 times
Been thanked: 32 times

Re: Lunch - this Saturday between Hungerford and Ealing

#249547

Postby JuanDB » September 5th, 2019, 12:49 pm

Reading is en route. The Oracle https://www.theoracle.com/dining is easily accessible from the M4, has plentiful parking and a mass of restaurants. A lot of the usual suspects but a really wide range and something for every taste.

If you want somewhere "nice" The London Street brasserie is very good: http://www.londonstbrasserie.co.uk/

Cheers,

Juan

JuanDB
Lemon Pip
Posts: 82
Joined: August 15th, 2018, 9:31 pm
Has thanked: 23 times
Been thanked: 32 times

Re: Lunch - this Saturday between Hungerford and Ealing

#249556

Postby JuanDB » September 5th, 2019, 1:01 pm

Gaggsy wrote:There's a Greggs at the Chieveley services on the M4 at junction 13.
Two steak bakes and a vegan sausage roll should set you back about a fiver.

You're welcome.

Gaggsy


On that note.. The restaurant in The Hilton at Chievley is pretty good.

AleisterCrowley
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 3592
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 11:35 am
Has thanked: 742 times
Been thanked: 801 times

Re: Lunch - this Saturday between Hungerford and Ealing

#249573

Postby AleisterCrowley » September 5th, 2019, 1:33 pm

UncleIan wrote:
didds wrote:Theale


IKEA.

(Calcot, Reading)
Walking distance from me, very good meatballs.

Not a lot in Theale dining-wise - two of the pubs do decent lunches but menu restricted so check (The Bull and The Volunteer, Theale. Wadworth and Fuller's respectively)
Fox and Hounds at Sheffield Bottom has a good rep, but bit off the beaten track.

There's always L'Ortolan in Shinfield if you feel like going upmarket..
:D

didds
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 2175
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 12:04 pm
Has thanked: 889 times
Been thanked: 319 times

Re: Lunch - this Saturday between Hungerford and Ealing

#249580

Postby didds » September 5th, 2019, 1:39 pm

yeah... I only included Theale cos I worked there 18-ish years ago and know its very convenient for the M4. There used to be a really decent curry house there back then (Blue Copra or summat?) but a quick check of tripadvisor would indicate its either closed or nobody has ever rated it! lol.

didds

AleisterCrowley
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 3592
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 11:35 am
Has thanked: 742 times
Been thanked: 801 times

Re: Lunch - this Saturday between Hungerford and Ealing

#249607

Postby AleisterCrowley » September 5th, 2019, 2:47 pm

Changed name a few times I think - if it's the one on the High St (Blue Cobra/Theale tandoori/Flavour of India?)
Now Spice Lounge. Seems to do a good trade, and I live close enough to smell the place (and me on a diet as well)
https://spicelounge-theale.co.uk/#/menu

tjh290633
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 3781
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 11:20 am
Has thanked: 249 times
Been thanked: 1291 times

Re: Lunch - this Saturday between Hungerford and Ealing

#249609

Postby tjh290633 » September 5th, 2019, 2:51 pm

Have you looked at the back road from Swindon to Newbury, through Lambourn. I haven't been along it for years, but there were several decent pubs either side of where it crosses the A338. That junction is not far from the M4.

TJH

didds
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 2175
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 12:04 pm
Has thanked: 889 times
Been thanked: 319 times

Re: Lunch - this Saturday between Hungerford and Ealing

#249851

Postby didds » September 6th, 2019, 11:45 am

Daughter has decreed she wants to eat in ealing.,... so...

suggestions for there then I guess :-)

didds

AleisterCrowley
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 3592
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 11:35 am
Has thanked: 742 times
Been thanked: 801 times

Re: Lunch - this Saturday between Hungerford and Ealing

#249854

Postby AleisterCrowley » September 6th, 2019, 11:50 am

Oddly enough, I also lived in Ealing for six years.
Left in 2001 so no suggestions! -although Laroash kebabs seems to still be going...

dionaeamuscipula
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 1043
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 1:25 pm
Has thanked: 74 times
Been thanked: 204 times

Re: Lunch - this Saturday between Hungerford and Ealing

#249882

Postby dionaeamuscipula » September 6th, 2019, 1:07 pm

didds wrote:Daughter has decreed she wants to eat in ealing.,... so...

suggestions for there then I guess :-)

didds

Peter Crouch's favourite restaurant:

http://www.samratrestaurant.co.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06w0fyw

DM


Return to “Around the UK”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest