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26 The Forbury, Reading, RG1 3EJ

((((* Modern British
Main course: £19
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 17:30 & 19:00 - 21:30.

Lovely atmosphere and waitress was fantastic x

Jackie Deasy 08 April 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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Customer reviews for Cerise

4.1 ((((* (based on 154 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (80)
  • dinner (55)
  • lunch (36)
  • luxury (35)
  • romantic (32)
  • business (27)
  • private dining (26)
  • trendy (23)
  • value (16)
  • large parties (13)
  • entertainment (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • child friendly (4)
  • views (1)
  • ((*** 17 April 2017 by Abigail Tarren from cookham

    It was ok, service was good. Food was average, atmosphere was lacking.

  • (((** 17 April 2017 by Jane Cahill from Reading

    Unfortunately the sandwiches were stale and we had to send them back it was a shame as we were a party of 7 celebrating my mothers 80th Birthday

  • ((((( 8 April 2017 by Jackie Deasy from Reading

    Lovely atmosphere and waitress was fantastic x

  • ((*** 5 April 2017 by Steve from Reading

    We booked an afternoon tea. The tea was excellent and enjoyed by all in the group. However, the overall experience was spoilt because we were in the same area as a large and very noisy group of about 15 women who spent the entire time shrieking and shouting at each other so that at times we could not hear what we were saying to each other.

  • ((((* 3 April 2017 by Gabriela Klazar from Bracknell

    We were very happy with the service. We didn't like the table we were given and waiter immediately offered alternative. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Good selection of cocktails at the bar.

  • ((((( 29 March 2017 by Johanna Lewis from Swansea

    I booked an afternoon tea for my parents, it was there 55th wedding anniversary and my dad was 75, they had an amazing experience food was fantastic, service was amazing they loved it thankyou for making it an afternoon they will treasure for a while.

  • (((** 27 March 2017 by Danielle Ryan from Reading

    Went in a found we were sat right next to the front door which wasn't great as got a draft everytime someone came in or out, really noisey as well. The music was to loud struggled to hear what another person was saying at times . The waitor took ages whenever doing anything. After finishing the food the plates were sat there for ages it wasn't till I asked they were taken away

  • ((((* 27 March 2017 by Bernadette Mitra from Reading

    The food and interior is fantasruic. I did particularly like the layout of the restaurant and we were booked at a very nice table located by the door. Beautiful white crisp table linen and stunning croc leather chairs. Our patron, Andrew, was friendly, approachable and brilliant with his srvice. It's sad though that not all the waiters are so polished. The two guys that served us, Andrew, the polish guy,and an English gentleman were superb but your restaurant gets let down badly by people who really should not be working in that environment if they are not polished enough. The one girl lacked sophistication to deal with the clientele in a refined manner. She came to the table with coffee and said "Hiya" - for a second I thought I was placing an order at mac Donald's
    Secondly, she refused to ask if we need milk or sugar with coffee, and walked away WHILE I WAS TRYING TO SPEAK WITH HER!!! Shocking
    Anyway. Please associate your restaurant with quality people who will only enhance the beautiful food, interior and other gentleman working there!

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Teresa Fuller from Newbury

    We visited for afternoon tea to celebrate my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary. The staff made us very welcome and gave us a private area of the restaurant, which was great as there were 7 of us.
    Food was exceptional.
    We would definitely visit again.

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by joanne legg from Reading

    I booked afternoon tea for a mother's day treat. Lovely selection of sandwiches / cakes, staff was excellent. Lovely touch when we left to give my mum a plant. Would definitely book again.

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