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26 The Forbury, Reading, RG1 3EJ

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  • Cerise - Reading
  • Cerise - Reading
  • Cerise - Reading
  • Cerise - Reading
  • Cerise - Reading
  • Cerise - Reading
  • Cerise - Reading
  • Cerise - Reading
  • 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.

Amazing service

Paul 11 June 2018
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 223 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (120)
  • dinner (71)
  • luxury (63)
  • romantic (51)
  • lunch (50)
  • private dining (42)
  • trendy (36)
  • business (34)
  • value (25)
  • large parties (19)
  • al fresco (8)
  • breakfast (6)
  • child friendly (6)
  • entertainment (6)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 17 June 2018 by David from Reading

    Excellent service, outstanding cakes, excellent sandwiches, superb scones/cream/jam, very good teas, and a lovely outdoor location with a huge canopy, covering a small garden area. Delightful.

  • ((((( 11 June 2018 by Paul from Reading

    Amazing service

  • ((((( 15 May 2018 by Elspeth from Reading

    Amazing amazing food!!

  • (((** 9 April 2018 by Joanne from Wokingham

    A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon tea. The food and service was excellent. The only thing that let it down was the fact that we were seated in what was quite obviously a conference room, a floor up from the main dining area. It was far too big for our party of 9 (it could have seated double that number comfortably) and lacked any ambience. Such a shame as we were initially seated at a lovely cosy oval table but were asked to move as I think the waiter had made a mistake?Considering we booked a while in advance, I was surprised we could not be accommodated in the main dining room. It was booked to celebrate family 50th and 80th birthdays so disappointing considering it was such a special occasion.

  • ((((( 28 March 2018 by Paul from reading

    Second visit went on the A la Carte menu really very good indeed, faultless and pleasant service, dont know why there are more diners but it was a monday.

  • (**** 19 March 2018 by Chris from Reading

    Poor service and food quality

  • ((((* 14 March 2018 by Judith from Reading

    had afternoon tea

  • (((** 25 February 2018 by T from London

    The booking process, confirmation email and hotel staff failed to mention the extra £12.50 per person they were charging for "Valentine's Week" and simply added it to the bill, the afternoon tea and service were good but not value for money at that price. Won't be returning or recommending, seeing as the hotel are happy to apply hidden charges.

  • ((((( 31 January 2018 by Jacquelyn from Reading

    Exceptional! It was nice to be able to take leftovers home so as not to waste food.

  • ((((* 5 January 2018 by Melissa from Cornwall

    Had a lovely New Years day lunch with family £40 each for 3 couses with unlimited prosecco and a wonderful piano player. Only 6 mins walk from train station in nice area. Not many other people there so they put us in a funky private circular pod which we loved. The service was exceptional throughout the hotel and restaurant. Stylish reception lounge, if a liittle small and tired in places, but fantastic for opening presents and coffee. Restaurant glasses and plates and service etc good. Piano player took requests and quickly learnt any songs he didnt know, fantastic. Food was tasty but if being a perfectionist the soup was a little lukewarm and lamb too too rare, not pink. But dont let this put you off we should have asked for it to be cooked more. They would have been happy too.

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