WE all love a cheeky takeaway on those evenings we just don't feel like cooking and want to treat ourselves.

But with so many options and several delivery apps, the possibilities are endless - how do you decide what you fancy?

With so many cuisines on offer, it can be overwhelming trying to decide on something, especially if there's a group of hungry - or should we say 'hangry' - people all wanting food fast.

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We have made it a little easier by compiling a list of TripAdvisor’s top 10 independent restaurant deliveries in Reading, so you can support your town and enjoy some delicious dishes:

1. Clay's - Hyderabadi Kitchen - 5*

Reading Chronicle:

Rated a perfect score on TripAdvisor, Clay's describes itself on social media as "a Hyderabadi cuisine based restaurant in Reading - with a combined menu from the Royal kitchens of Nizams of Hyderabad along with food from the streets."

One glowing review said the food there is "beautiful." They added: "Food is so fresh and authentic, and very different from your usual Indian restaurants.

"Great to see a family run independent doing well in Reading.

"Menu changes regularly but the spicy stir fried fish starter is worth checking out. When I visit visited for my birthday earlier in the year I had duck samosas, which I hope make a return as they were fab. Oh, and the tandoori king prawns!

"Delicious food and brilliant service."

2. Burghfield Spices - 4.5*

Reading Chronicle:

Described online as a 'favourite local Indian restaurant situated in the teeny tiny Burghfield Village', it is clear that this restaurant is popular with take-away experts in Reading.

During lockdown, Burghfield Spices also proudly donated 500 quality meals to our NHS heroes at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Prospect Park Hospital, showing it's commitment to the community.

One reviewer said: "Hot and tasty meal delivered to the house.

"There was nothing amiss at all and every dish was tasty."

3. Quattro - 4.5*

Reading Chronicle:

The restaurant's website says Quattro is "independent and family run for more than 30 years," and "the ideal place to relax and enjoy authentic Italian food, whatever the occasion."

One review reads: "We don't often go for a take away as they are often disappointing, but Quattro’s pizzas definitely buck that trend.

"The service was dead on time, an the food just perfect. We will definitely be going back for more of the same."

4. Coconut Bar and Kitchen - 4.5*

Reading Chronicle:

Coconut Bar and Kitchen decribes itself as 'one of the most popular restaurants in Reading.'

The website says that it is "a playground of exotic flavours, tantalising tastes and lush libations."

As well as serving great food, it is also a bustling venue for nightlife in the town.

One review said: "Social distancing measures in place were great.

"Staff all very welcoming and friendly and very attentive.

"Five of us ordered different meals and they were all hot, fresh and delicious. Lovely atmosphere."

5. The Lyndhurst - 4.5*

Reading Chronicle:

The Lyndhurst is a local pub described as having "lots of natural wood and exposed bricks, with real ales and an unpretentious menu."

One glowing review reads: "Just had four starters from The Lyndhurst.

"Absolutely delicious. Spanish scotch eggs are different but really tasty.

"Light sausage meat with a hint of chorizo round soft-boiled eggs.

"The chilli nachos were amazing. Probably enough for us on their own. Will definitely go again."

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6. Papa Gee - 4.5*

Reading Chronicle:

Papa Gee is synonymous of most genuine Italian food experience and taste and - according to reviewers, this restaurant doesn't disappoint.

One enthusiastic reviewer said: "We had our first meal out since lockdown here, for our anniversary.

"It was brilliant! The waiter was really lovely, and all proper processes were followed, there was social distancing between patrons and the place was really clean.

"Now onto the important bit, the food. It was incredible!

"Me and my husband love Italian food, and it was all delicious!

"Also the wine was lovely. I also enjoyed the music playing I ended up Shazaming most of it! Highly recommended!"

7. Piwnica - 4.5*

Reading Chronicle:

Piwnica's Facebook page says it has "excellent cuisine and lovely staff" and provides you with "a wonderful atmosphere and unique experience."

This view seems to be shared by many of reviewers using TripAdvisor, with one saying they were 'blown away'.

They added: "What a gem! I was unsure what to expect when we visited for a friend's birthday recently, but couldn't believe the quality of food and portion sizes we received.

"Service was great, every dish on the table was enjoyed by all who tried it. Can't wait to come back and bring others too!"

8. Bakery House - 4.5*

Reading Chronicle:

The website says: "Bakery House creates delicious, freshly prepared, Lebanese food at our restaurant in Reading.

"Visit us for exciting Lebanese food."

Again, the reviews seem to validate this statement.

One said: "Amazing quality food, always freshly cooked to order and compared to many other establishments good value for money.

"The boneless baby chicken, cooked on the grill is superb, juicy and bags of flavour, in fact all the food we collected (to eat at home) was as good as eating in the restaurant.

"Pleasant, diligent and experienced chefs make all the difference here and supporting one of our local independent’s makes a lot of sense at the moment!"

9. Pau Brasil - 4.5*

Reading Chronicle:

Described as a "low-key outlet offering classic, hearty Brazilian and Portuguese dishes plus coffee drinks", this seems to be another local favourite.

One hard-to-please diner said: "I honestly am quite a picky eater but Pau Brasil gave me a pleasant experience.

"Would definitely visit again."

10. Sweeny and Todd - 4*

Reading Chronicle:

Famous for its pies and pasties, Sweeny and Todd is an award winning restaurant and, at 42, is one of the town's oldest and longest established restuarants.

The food is perfect for lunches, a snack or even dinners.

One reviewer said: "Best ever pies, atmosphere and service.

"Not expensive either. All the pies are home made. Highly recommended."