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PRICE RANGE
US$ 10 - US$ 28
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Seafood, Sri Lankan
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 10 August 2020

First time visit. They are only doing take away at present but we decided to still order food and so glad we did. We had dosa (although think it's called something different on the menu/spelt different). They were so good, as was the starter and...accompaniments. All very fresh and tasty. We will definitely go back when next in Reading!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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VELATBRIGHTON, Owner at Vel South Indian Kitchen + Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2020

Thank you for your review , We really appreciate your support through these difficult times. We are glad you enjoyed our cuisine. We do have a branch in Brighton, please visit us if you are near . Stay safe.

Reviewed 21 June 2020

Collected an array of food today after a hard at work. We ordered mendu vada, masala does, chilli paneer, butter naan and veg fried rice. The food was all was excellent, even at home. The three chutney's and sambhar were delicious. Plenty of food, portions...are generous.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 15 March 2020

We have visited the restaurant before, but this time decided to get a takeaway as we were having friends over. We left the choice to the owner as we wanted to try a mixture of dishes. He did not let us down, as the food...once again was excellent and enjoyed by everyone.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

If you must eat a dosa, idli, utthapa or wada then this is the place to go. For other south Indian dishes don't suffer the long wait. We went on Sunday afternoon about 13:00 and left at 16:00. The food took ages to come even...though we ordered only mains. The Sri Lankan dish we ordered was a disappointment. Atleast the dosa was good. So if you love your dosa like me but can't be asked to make it yourself suffer the wait to satisfy your craving coz I don't know of any other place in reading that serves dosa.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 7 February 2020 via mobile

The best south Indian food I have ever tasted.. highly recommend will be returning soon, my taste buds are over the moon

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 January 2020 via mobile

Going to the cinema after so wanted quick, but totally did not expect Dosas (spelt Thosa in this place !?) In under 3 minutes. At least as good as Wembley equivalents but with wider menu and an alcohol license. Prices fine. I see some mixed...reviews, I can only comment on what we saw which was really great, I just love this South Indian food.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 16 January 2020 via mobile

16th Jan at 3:15 to 3:30 try to call your restaurant no one pick and again call at 4 no one answered...I m coming from kings road this is 3rd time... This is happening....try to make a takeaway but no one answered and family was...hungry too....we plan to eat dosa on the day... do u have a staff to attend phone call?? Or please don't do the takeaway.. Upset and Absolute disappointment....More

Date of visit: January 2020
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VELATBRIGHTON, Owner at Vel South Indian Kitchen + Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2020

Dear Priya, I believe the phone line was down. Apologies. You can place takeaway order online via www.velreading.co.uk and you can also get 10 % Discount. Hope this helps. Regards VEL Team

Reviewed 4 January 2020

First time i ate here, i entered and met by the unhappiest looking waiter. He didnt understand the menu or my order. I know he wasn't from uk but this was very below par When the bill.came i was surprised that my one dosa cost...MORE than the unlimited buffet on offer. My sons uttapum also coat the same as a buffet. I said this to another man who printed my bill he just looked at me blank. We should of been asked if we want it Surreal Poor experience. Food average. The sambar is more like a gujrati dal than a sambar Also, asked for mild and came very very spicy and i didnt enjoy eating it No spirit in this placeMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Leena B, Public Relations Manager at Vel South Indian Kitchen + Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2020

The breakfast buffett is priced at £6.50 for the following items and it is served until 12 noon. 1.Unlimited Idlis 2.Unlimited Pongal 3.Unlimited Uppuma 4.Unlimited Vadai/Bonda 5.Unlimited Small Poori 6.Unlimited Poori masala 7.Unlimited Breakfast mini dosas 8.Unlimited mini Oothapams 9.Unlimited Coconut Chutney 11.Unlimited Red Chilli...More

Reviewed 22 December 2019

Food was tasty but it arrived without the rice I had ordered, I asked where it was and they checked my order and confirmed that rice was on it. I had to wait about 15 minutes and chase up a couple of times before it...eventually arrived by which time I had eaten most of my curry!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Leena B, Public Relations Manager at Vel South Indian Kitchen + Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2020

Dear Andy, Thank you for your review. Apologies for the experience you had in our restaurant, it was not our intention. I believe there was a mix up of orders. I have spoken to the staffs and necessary steps have been taken. Rest assured. Please...More

Reviewed 14 December 2019

I have had food from this place it used to be good, wanted a breakfast brunch and some nice filter coffee —- have been sitting here for last 30 mins no food in buffet, filter coffee served is instant coffee mixed with milk - not...even brown —- absolute disappointment ... does not look like owners want to continue the businessMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Leena B, Public Relations Manager at Vel South Indian Kitchen + Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2020

The breakfast buffett is priced at £6.50 for the following items and it is served until 12 noon. 1.Unlimited Idlis 2.Unlimited Pongal 3.Unlimited Uppuma 4.Unlimited Vadai/Bonda 5.Unlimited Small Poori 6.Unlimited Poori masala 7.Unlimited Breakfast mini dosas 8.Unlimited Coconut Chutney 9.Unlimited Red Chilli Chutney 10.Unlimited Sambar...More

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  • Vel South Indian Kitchen + Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4