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The Ditty - Reading, Berkshire


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Style of food on offer: British

Review Summary

The Ditty has received 1 review, giving the following average ratings (out of 10 - higher is better):


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Address and Contact Details

11 Reading Rd

Telephone: 0118-984 3050

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Customer Reviews for The Ditty - Reading

Above it's station - review added on Sun 22nd Jun 2008

The Duck's Ditty is now simply called The Ditty and has had a re-fit bringing it more up to date. The food is a mixture of continental styles all taken from pub/restaurant menu's of the last 30 yrs. The staff are friendly but the food I sampled was not too dis-similar to offerings i've had at xmas parties or work conferences at chain hotels where it feels mass-produced and made without care or attention. My Bruscetta was basically a piece of garlic bread with a separate portion of garlic mushrooms. Ok, it was only a starter but they were charging about £5.50 for this! There were also some overpriced potato wedges with sour cream and bacon coming in at around the same price. You could have got 3 times as much in an out-of-town chain like TGI's for about £4. Everything came with an apologetic salad garnish that added to Travel Inn feel. I had steak for a main which I think was rump(the cut was not advertised) which was well cooked(quite rare). I'm glad I went for this as a friend's scampi and chips came as a meagre portion and cost a wallet-busting £12. Desserts were all £4 and were all very average but were not helped by them all being served on massive sqaure plates that made the portions look tiny. I don't know if people in Pangbourne are either starved of decent places to eat or are too rich to care, but when a place basically dishes up 20-30 year old pub staples at restaurant prices something is going badly wrong. Could be good but is disappointingly poor.
Overall: 5
Food: 4
Service: 7
Ambiance: 5

Recommended Dishes: Steak - it takes some getting wrong!

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