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26 The Forbury, Reading, RG1 3EJ

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  • Cerise - Reading
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  • Cerise - Reading
  • Cerise - Reading
  • Cerise - Reading
  • Cerise - Reading
  • Cerise - Reading
Main course: £19
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 17:30 & 19:00 - 21:30.

Food was excellent and staff were very polite

Mannii Kang 07 June 2017
from Reading

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Described as ‘The UK's Sexiest Townhouse Hotel’ by the Evening Standard, Cerise at The Forbury in Reading showcases fine British cuisine. Cerise is a sophisticated brasserie and award-winning cocktail bar, with refined British dishes. The Cerise restaurant is open for dinner and lunch as well as afternoon tea.

The Cerise at The Forbury provides a simple, seasonal menu which is regularly updated, with the dishes prepared only based on ingredients that are in season and used to their full potential. Try Cerise menu favourites like duck leg hash with a poached egg, or lemon sole with crab mousse.

Attached to the 5-star Forbury Hotel, the Cerise in Reading maintains an element of style and elegance whilst being cosy, welcoming and inviting. Superb service and delicious menu options are twinned with superb cocktails, fine wines and premium champagnes.

A beautiful hotel and restaurant with an award-winning cocktail bar, Cerise at The Forbury is only 20 minutes from London, and 5 minutes' walk from Reading station.


26 The Forbury, Reading, RG1 3EJ

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4.1 ((((* (based on 173 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (91)
  • dinner (59)
  • luxury (42)
  • lunch (38)
  • romantic (38)
  • private dining (31)
  • business (30)
  • trendy (25)
  • value (18)
  • large parties (15)
  • entertainment (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • child friendly (4)
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  • ((((* 23 June 2017 by Andrea Naish from Reading

    It was the first time I had been here and I would definately go back again the food was lovely and the way it was presented was very nice too. We were too full up at the end and had to take some of our cakes home with us . It was a very nice treat for my birthday .

  • ((((* 23 June 2017 by Nick Harvey from Reading

    We had the taster menu which was excellent
    High point definitely the duck with coffee and chocolate
    The rest good too. If being hyper critical I would say
    The cheese desert had slightly too much cheese. The actual cheese cylinders were too much. Maybe cut that out or half it. But the combination of blue cheese and apricot was great
    The Macha tea green thing. We both just didn't like it. Maybe that's just us.
    The chocolate delice. Could be smaller and have a more intense flavour?

  • ((((* 12 June 2017 by Bob Seal from Reading

    The staff and maître 'd were excellent; friendly, welcoming, helpful and attentive in equal measure. The food was delicious. Cocktails at the bar was also a particular delight.

  • ((*** 9 June 2017 by Ali Harkon from Henley-on-Thames

    The food was well prepared - attractive and tastyt. But the surroundings were poor - the restaurant area was scruffy and the waiters were moving tables around, any smokers stood right outside the door so the eating area smelled of smoke, I had to go to the bar to get drinks as I have up waiting for a waiter to notice me - overall a poor dining experience despite the lovely food.

  • (((** 9 June 2017 by Fiona Wise from Reading

    Disappointed they closed the restaurant and bar for a wedding and never informed me directly prior to staying / eating there. I had booked 3 weeks ahead ! We ended up being pushed into the library where only 1 other set of diners joined us. Although tasting menu and wines were lovely I was very disappointed not to have eaten in the restaurant itself. They also rushed our 8 courses out to us which was not good enough.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Karen Smith from Lower Earley

    Lovely afternoon with my 15 year old daughter. It was her first experience of Afternoon Tea. It was a gift from friends and we enjoyed every moment.

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Lillian King from Reading

    We had afternoon tea for a special occasions so wanted a special place. Beautifully served and presented. Cosy booth!

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Ann sarah Walker from London

    Had a wonderful meal last night - the food was beautifully prepared and presented, dishes were very carefully put together with exquisite flavour pairings and not too much so that one could really enjoy the different combinations. Extensive drinks menu too. Would definitely recommend for a high quality night out.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Mannii Kang from Reading

    Food was excellent and staff were very polite

  • ((((( 25 May 2017 by Kim Hudson leet from Ely

    Afternoon Tea
    Great choice of teas
    Lovely sandwiches
    Delicious scones
    Naughty little cakes that were not too heavy or sickly

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