Reading Welcomes First Fine Dining Destination: The Corn Stores

29 Jul 2021
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The Corn Stores, a stylish restaurant, cocktail bar and member’s lounge dedicated to delivering fresh, seasonal dishes made with high-quality, British ingredients has opened its doors in Reading. Led by up-and-coming chef Liam Sweeney, southern England’s commercial hub can look forward to an exciting array of gourmet dishes from the lunch, dinner or vegan menus.

Rarebreed Dining, the group behind The Plough Inn, Shurlock Inn and The Waverley Inn, is delighted to announce the reopening of its Reading venue, The Corn Stores, with a brand-new fine dining concept.

Located in the heart of Reading in a lovingly restored Grade II listed building, The Corn Stores is committed to delivering first-class service and high-quality British ingredients. Comprised of a stylish restaurant, cocktail bar and members’ lounge, the venue recently underwent a refresh, introducing a new dining menu of beautifully constructed dishes, differing from Rarebreed Dining’s usual steak-focused style – though Rare Members can still dine on the famed dry-aged steaks.

Under the culinary direction of celebrated Head Chef, Liam Sweeney, the menus change depending on what’s in season. Whether choosing from the lunch, dinner or vegan menu, diners can expect fresh, seasonal produce from the best local suppliers and from the group’s own butchery and smokehouse, from pasture-fed lamb and slow-roasted pork, to Lake District Farmers beef. Signature dishes include the hearty Aylesbury duck breast with beetroot, chard and fig, Slow roasted pork collar with girolle, peas and gooseberry, and for the sweet-toothed, a marinated apricot with smooth coffee and milk.

In the stylish bar, there’s a menu of tempting small plates – including Ox tongue buns, Lincolnshire Poacher and brioche toast and a British charcuterie selection with mustard and pickles – served alongside craft beers and creative cocktails, curated by The Corn Stores’ master mixologist.

Celebrating its roster of local suppliers, The Corn Stores also showcases its menu through a calendar of curated exclusive events, including its newly launched Supper Club Series which looks to embrace the original spirit of the longstanding supper club tradition with long and luxurious lunches. Rarebreed Dining also offers Rare Membership for those who want exclusive off-menu dishes, intimate events and access to the top floor lounge and bar at The Corn Stores which boasts its own bespoke cocktail menu and barred-aged products.

The Restaurant Menu starts from £55 for three courses and £62 for four courses. For more information visit the website.