Bel & The Dragon in Reading offers the diner fresh British and Modern European cuisine in a comfortable friendly and laid-back atmosphere. You'll find the restaurant set in delightful surroundings boasting unique characteristics. Forget fussy food and formality, this Is relaxed dining. Every dish is expertly prepared by a team of highly trained chefs using some of the finest quality ingredients. Bel & The Dragon in Reading is located next to the Kennet and Avon Canal and is perfect for summer dining, with sun-drenched tables on the terrace and a permanently moored barge to take advantage of which is available for customers to dine on during the warmer months. Soak up the sun and tuck into a butternut squash and pea risotto with asparagus spears and Parmesan, or one of their homemade sandwiches. Former boat workers, who are among the local community who often dine here, take delight in the fact that the shell of the building has changed little; with open-beamed ceilings and flagstone floors, classic architecture and contemporary decor blend seamlessly. This is a magnificent meeting place with large open spaces and a few booths flanking the side â€“ the whole place oozes charm. If it's just a drink you're after then feel free to sit and enjoy the delights of our bar where you can enjoy some fine local cask ale, fine wine, freshly ground coffee or enjoy a malt whisky from our fine selection. At each and every Bel & The Dragon you are sure to find welcoming staff and an air of unhurried calm, as well as stunning surrounds to complement the fine food.