Plan unveiled for closed Handmade Burger Co Reading Oracle

Plans have been revealed for a dining and drinking venue that will be replacing a long closed burger restaurant in The Oracle in Reading.

Handmade Burger Co at The Oracle Riverside closed in January 2020 after the chain collapsed into administration, forcing the closure of all 18 of its restaurants.

But now, exciting plans have been revealed to take the vacant unit over.

A company called ‘Alphadean Ltd’ has applied to sell alcohol and late night refreshments and play music until midnight each night.

Late night refreshment includes hot food and hot drinks, so it is understood that Alphadean either wants to open a restaurant or a bar at the location, situated at the end of The Oracle Riverside on the south bank of the River Kennet.

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The recorded music would run from 10am to midnight, implying that’s when the opening times for the venue would be.

It is unclear whether the restaurant or bar will be a chain or not, as not much information is available about the company.

Alphadean is registered on Companies House as licensed restaurant business with its registered offices in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

The Oracle has been contacted for more information about what will occupy the unit.

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After all its restaurants were closed in 2020, the Handmade Burger Co brand was resurrected last year, with branches opening in Sheffield and Lincoln.

The Handmade Burger Co occupied unit R10 of The Oracle, which was previously occupied by the second branch of the LSQ2 restaurant from 2009 to 2012.

LSQ2 opened its first branch in Green Park in 2004 and has since been rebranded as Zest.

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