Review 2016: Nelson’s Diner: A Taste of the USA

Nelson’s Diner: A Taste of the USA

Nelson’s Diner is on the A339, on the road to Newbury. It’s next to the garage, just past Kingsclere village.

I’ve been driving past Nelson’s Diner for 20 years but we only went in when Miss NHM was born because a friend suggested it for breakfast, as they went regularly. I’d seen it from a distance but never actually got around to visiting!

Veggie breakfast
Veggie breakfast

Now we LOVE Nelson’s. They do fantastic American food and YUMMY milkshakes. We meet friends there for breakfast when we can justify the cost. However, you do need to leave your diet at the door, as the portion sizes are large.

We love the fifties paraphernalia that is throughout the restaurant and the music adds to the vibe. They frequently do music evenings, Elvis, Buddy Holly, but we’ve not been to any yet.



Is always excellent. Miss NHM loves the children’s pancakes with maple syrup.

She'd eaten them before I got a chance to take a picture!
She’d eaten them before I got a chance to take a picture!

Mr NHM is partial to the extra steak that you can buy with your breakfast!!!


They have over 30 different types of milkshakes. The milkshakes often look like sundaes and they are yummy.



It can get very busy on the weekends, especially if a biker group turns up. I highly recommend getting there early on a Sunday morning.


They were one of the only restaurants that was open on Easter Sunday 2016.

They have colouring activities for little ones. We visited over Easter this year and they had a colouring competition on for little ones, which kept Miss NHM quiet for a while.


Children’s Parties are also hosted on site.


There are toilets on site and they also have the fifties paraphernalia throughout.

Baby Facilities

There are baby changing facilities in the ladies toilet.


There are also several high chairs available.


Is free and there are about 30 spaces. You can also park behind the restaurant.


The meals are slightly more expensive than other places, but if you consider the portion sizes and it’s one of the only places you can get “proper” American food in the area, I think it’s worth the extra!



Rating out of 5

We give Nelson’s Diner 5 out of 5 because we love going there for breakfast!

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