Tutu to cook at Eat Reading launch event


Tutu has sponsored Whiteknights FC Under 10s this season. The Woodley team have just won the Division 6 title. Read more here.


On Sunday 21st March 2010, Tutu ran the Reading Half Marathon for the third time!! She completed it in 2 hours 39 minutes. This year she is supporting the RBH’s ‘Robbie’ the Robot Appeal, which is raising funds to run a state of the art machine that performs prostate cancer surgery.

If you would like to sponsor Tutu, click here, or come in and speak to Tutu.


Tutu celebrated 3 years in the business on Saturday 31st October. To celebrate Tutu served her famous buffet all day and performed two Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremonies. Over 150 customers came throughout the day to enjoy the celebrations, including Steve Belam, the General Manager at the Oracle, who was there to cut the cake.

Read the Reading Evening Post article here.

Tutu, Steve and staff cut the cake. Tutu performing her first coffee ceremony and giving a speech at the end of the night.

Tutu and friends enjoying the party after the kitchen has closed for the day.

Tutu is featured on BBC Radio Berkshire

On Sunday 2nd August, Tutu was featured on BBC Radio Berkshire's weekly update on news from the African and Caribbean communities in Berkshire. The show, presented by Louise Chandler airs every Sunday from 9-10pm. Read BBC Berkshire's online article about Tutu here.

Tutu wins her second award

Tutu has won her second award since starting business in 2006. Earlier this month, the Habesha Business Association, an organisation that recognises Ethiopian businesses in the UK, awarded Tutu's Ethiopian Table their 2009 Innovative Business Award: "In recognition of your many outstanding achievements and contribution to the community through out the year." Naturally, Tutu is delighted to receive the award and to have her hard work acknowledged.

Tutu receives her award and proudly shows it off.

Tutu gives her first cookery lesson

In May, Tutu gave her first cookery lesson as a way of raising money for
Link Ethiopia, a charity dedicated to supporting education in Ethiopia and increasing cultural awareness between young people in Ethiopia and the UK. Tutu enjoyed the event so much she is now prepared to give more lessons and will donate 10% of her fee to Link Ethiopia.

For more details please call Tutu (0786 355 1097).

Tutu runs the Reading Half Marathon

On Sunday 29th March, Tutu took part in the Reading Half Marathon - for the second time! She beat last year's time by 7 minutes, taking 2 hours and 35 minutes to complete the 13 miles around Reading - a personal best! Tutu is delighted to have achieved this for herself and equally happy to have raised £380 so far for Amnesty International. Tutu's original target was £300 but thanks to many generous supporters, the total keeps rising. Tutu is very grateful to everyone who has sponsored her.

Tutu stops to wave at friends as she passes RISC.

Sponsor Tutu

Valentine's Night 2009

Tutu performs the traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony.

Tutu has a special guest for dinner

Chris Tarrant (Who wants to be a Millionaire Presenter), who presented Tutu's Pride of Reading award back in October 2008, came to taste Tutu's food for himself when he gave her a surprise visit in February.

Chris with Tutu and Nenita and pouring himself some Ethiopian coffee.

Reading Evening Post picture (116kb)
Reading Evening Post article (222kb)

Restaurant of the Year in Pride of Reading Awards

Tutu's Ethiopian Table has won the Restaurant of the Year award in the Pride of Reading awards. The title was judged by celebrity chef Daniel Galmiche and Antony Worrall Thompson.

Click here to watch the award ceremony

(Above) At the Pride of Reading awards, and with Chris Tarrant (Who wants to be a Millionaire Presenter) who presented the awards.

(Above) With Daniel Galmiche and with John Madejski (Reading FC Chairman).

(Above)With Marcus Hahnemann, Reading FC goal keeper.

Special Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony - Sept 2008

Tutu's Ethiopian Table served coffee in an authentic Ethiopian coffee ceremony on 11 September 2008. This is something we do fairly regulary for various special occasions so watch the news page to catch the next one!

Calendar of Events


Charity lunch at Hilton to launch Eat Reading 2011

Tutu sponsors Whiteknights FC Under 10s - May 2010

Tutu runs the Reading Half Marathon - March 21st 2010

Tutu accomplishes 3 years in the business - Oct 2009

Tutu is featured on BBC Radio Berkshire's African and Caribbean
community update - Aug 2009

Tutu is awarded the Habesha Business Association Innovative
Business Award - Mar 2009

Chris Tarrant visits Tutu's Ethiopian Restaurant - Feb 2009

Tutu is awarded the Pride of Reading Award for Casual Restaurant of the Year - Oct 2008

Upcoming Events

Ethiopian New Year celebration Saturday 11th September 6-9pm

Past Events

Tutu's 3rd Birthday Celebration - Oct 2009

Special Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony - Sept 2008

Tutus Ethiopian table Copyright 2008