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Cerise

26 The Forbury, Reading, RG1 3EJ

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

We all had a really nice meal. I particularly liked the cauliflower soup ( others did as well ). Service was excellent : just a pity we were the only diners. Odd how some locals through afternoon tea was to be had at 2.00 p.m..

Martin Pritchett 17 July 2017
from Windsor

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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.

Cerise

26 The Forbury, Reading, RG1 3EJ

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4.1 ((((* (based on 185 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (97)
  • dinner (60)
  • luxury (47)
  • lunch (43)
  • romantic (41)
  • private dining (36)
  • business (31)
  • trendy (27)
  • value (22)
  • large parties (16)
  • entertainment (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • breakfast (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • views (1)
  • (((** 20 July 2017 by David Bartlett from Horton

    We came for an afternoon tea. Parking is a bit difficult, but the attendant was polite and helpful. The afternoon tea itself was okay, we've had much better for far less, l think that for £24.00 each we were expecting something special, but no, just very average. l think if your going to charge the very top price then it should be a little bit special. Restaurant is now looking a little tired, seem to be resting on their laurels, that they are something special just by charging more. Plus points which does make this a lovely place is the friendliness and service provided by the staff, 1st class also a beautiful building. Will come back to sample the hotel and restaurant to get an overall impression, as we have to visit and stay in the area on a monthly basis.

  • ((((* 18 July 2017 by Margaret Glenfield from Reading

    Our Cream Tea was very nice but asked for certain sandwiches and got others that we could not eat which was a shame. We loved the scones and cakes. The Cerise is very pleasant.

  • ((((( 17 July 2017 by Martin Pritchett from Windsor

    We all had a really nice meal. I particularly liked the cauliflower soup ( others did as well ). Service was excellent : just a pity we were the only diners. Odd how some locals through afternoon tea was to be had at 2.00 p.m..

  • ((((* 15 July 2017 by Chris Oliver from Newbury

    Nice food, Nice decor, Good service. Will return.
    High noise level so maybe not a romantic venue.

  • ((((* 10 July 2017 by Samiya Chaudhry from Reading

    Lovely restaurant and considering it was a hot day I feel the inside temperature was perfect. The table was laid out well and the seating was comfortable. The music also added to the ambiance without being overpowering. The afternoon tea was lovely and there was plenty of food and options. It would nice to have two options of jam for scones. We were happy to know that the chicken was halal as an option which were weren't aware of. It would have been nice to offered hot water for tea when the food was served. Out of the sandwiches the egg sandwich went down surprisingly well! Thank you again

  • ((((* 10 July 2017 by Anne from Reading

    Was a lovely afternoon great service

  • ((((( 9 July 2017 by Lorraine Meade from Berkshire

    Myself and my daughter had a lovely lunch on Saturday at Cerise. The food was delicious and beautifully presented and the service was impeccable. It was excellent value and well worth a visit!

  • ((((( 6 July 2017 by Bart Przybylo from Reading

    Outstanding food and service??!
    Wonderful experience from the moment we arrived! The staff are friendly, polite and happy. Food is sensational both to look at and to taste! Every mouthful is a delight!?Fantastic flavours, expertly presented and explained, paired with appropriate wines ( Dear Andrew thank you very much for making this evening so perfect, you are a true star).??We'll definitely go again!

  • ((((( 5 July 2017 by Lynne from Reading

    Wonderful afternoon tea. Staff were welcoming and couldn't do enough for us.

  • ((((( 5 July 2017 by Andrew Roberts from Reading

    Excellent food and service.

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