THE CORN STORES OPENS IN READING
Rarebreed Dining has a treat in store for us this Christmas; their third exciting offering, The Corn Stores, is opening in Central Reading this month – and we can’t wait.
Founded by four friends, they currently own and operate The Plough Inn in Cobham and The Shurlock Inn in Reading, and are now excited to be launching their flagship site.
And it is certainly a unique destination. The Grade-11 listed building is a historic landmark, used for storing corn in the Victorian era, so it has been sympathetically restored by the group to leave original elements of the building, like the brickwork and exposed beams.
It will boast a large groundfloor cocktail bar, a steak restaurant on the second floor and a members’ lounge on the top floor – a first for Reading.
And influenced by the Victorian trade routes of its era, design features include bold florals, foliage aplenty and exotic punctualities from British designers including Matthew Williamson and Emma J Shipley.
The all-day-dining restaurant will be overseen by Group Chef Director John Sparks. Signature dishes include the Rarebreed Wagyu Burger and their Surf and Turf, a board of Lobster meat, T-bone steak, pork tomahawk, hand-cut chips and salad. Anyone feeling hungry yet?
Not limited to the food menu, British drinks suppliers will take centre stage. The drinks menu in the bar will feature a curated list of cocktails and spirits. Brewery fresh lager will also be pumped from the newly installed Meantime tanks.
During December, there’s a Christmas party menu, ideal for larger groups. It includes a range of options for each course from traditional turkey and Christmas pudding to fillet tail and clementine cheesecake. We’ll race you to make a booking. thecornstoresreading.co.uk, 01932 862388
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