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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.

Great experience at Cerise. Top quality food cooked to perfection, great cocktails , nice atmosphere and great service .. Highly recommend ..

Karl Rozek 12 March 2017
from Walton-on-Thames

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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 146 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (77)
  • dinner (53)
  • lunch (35)
  • luxury (35)
  • romantic (32)
  • business (26)
  • private dining (25)
  • trendy (22)
  • value (16)
  • large parties (13)
  • entertainment (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • child friendly (4)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 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.

  • ((((( 15 March 2017 by Jane Mitchell from Madrid

    Fabulous addition to Reading dining scene. A la carte menu consists of approximately six choices per course, with a good variety. Personal highlight was my scallops & samphire starter. Beautiful flavours, crisp samphire, perfectly seasoned. Food was full of subtleties, surprises and beautifully presented. Staff were knowledgable, attentive and professional. Nice to see wine available by carafe as well as the glass or bottle. Throughly enjoyable dining experience.

  • ((((( 12 March 2017 by Robert Hill from Reading

    We attended the South America wine evening and received excellent service from the moment we arrived until we left. We had been to one of Graeme Sutherland's presentations before and knew we would have an interesting selection of wines. We had not tasted Craig Van Der Meer's cooking previously. The dishes he prepared for the tasting menu were beautifully presented and full of subtle flavours.

  • ((((( 12 March 2017 by Karl Rozek from Walton-on-Thames

    Great experience at Cerise. Top quality food cooked to perfection, great cocktails , nice atmosphere and great service .. Highly recommend ..

  • ((((( 3 March 2017 by Peter Greensmith from Reading

    The experience was great all the way through. From the warm welcoming greeting to the friendly but very efficient service.

    The food was fantastic and looked as great as it tasted.

    Overall it was a very relaxed and enjoyable experience.

  • ((((* 1 March 2017 by Pete Devine from Epsom and Ewell

    Good food, very nice ambience and great service. Thank you! We particularly liked the UK cheeseboard.

  • ((((( 27 February 2017 by Amy Bonifas from Reading

    This afternoon tea was really special, but the highlight was the staff who looked after us so attentively. Really great experience.

  • ((((* 23 February 2017 by Roger Selman from Reading

    Staff excellent, meal service slow (I think due to a private function?) Couldn't find the car park initially - satnav didn't help except for the right road

  • (((** 20 February 2017 by Robert Mullan from Reading

    + Friendly, polite, well-timed service throughout
    + Smart designer ambience
    + Good food
    - Why, in an almost empty room, were we sat cheek-by-jowl with the only other diners?
    - Small portions, especially starters (only two scallops?)
    - Menu descriptions are weak in places, mainly desserts, which are just lists of components: how can you know that 'roast white chocolate' is actually a cheesecake?
    - Waiting staff don't understand the menu and couldn't explain what we were trying to order (see comment on desserts)
    - Comparatively expensive
    - Finding the car park was difficult and when we got there it was full

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