Feiojada served


The Pau Brasil café on Mount Pleasant, Reading, now offers a take-away food and coffee service for collection. They no longer provide a sit-down service as the Government has instructed restaurants to close because of the coronavirus epidemic. The Whitley Pump tried a take-away feijoada for Sunday lunch.

We pre-ordered the meal on Saturday and collected it on Sunday at 1pm. It arrived in a recyclable foil tray, but good presentation was not easy to achieve when served on a plate. Apologies to Pau Brasil if the image above doesn’t do the food justice; maybe we should have put delicacy aside and just eaten out of the tray!

Take away trays of feijoada

Take-away trays of feijoada

Feijoada is a national dish of Brazil; the basic ingredients are beans and various types of pork and beef meat. Pau Brasil’s feijoada comes served with rice, collard greens, vegetables and manioc flour. The flavour is rich and meaty and it is definitely comforting and filling.

Dessert was several Portuguese custard tarts. A perfect Sunday lunch!


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Pau Brasil is at 89 Mount Pleasant, Reading, RG1 2TF, and they recommend that you phone in advance on 0118 975 2333 to place on order to reduce waiting times. Only one customer is allowed in at a time maintain a safe environment; space in the shop is limited.

Opening times have changed slightly for the shop and takeaway and are now 11.30am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday and closed on Monday.

NHS staff can collect a free coffee or hot drink.

Update at 24 March

At this time Government advice to reduce the transmission of coronavirus is being constantly updated and you should consult the latest guidance on the Government’s coronavirus webpage.

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