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The Reading Room, Reading
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The Reading Room

26 The Forbury, RG1 3EJ Reading
Average price £46


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Chef Rajesh Maharjan
Dietary optionsGluten free, Halal, Kosher, Lactose intolerance, Locally produced, Nut allergies, Peanut allergy, Vegan dishes, Vegetarian dishes
Butternut Squash Veloute
coconutfoam, pumpkin granola
Rabbit and Chicken Roulade
pitted prunes, pickled vegetables, garden herbs, sour dough, tarragon mayo
Dorset Crab and Smoked Salmon
grapefruit, caviar, avocado emulsion, crostini

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The Reading Room, Reading
The Reading Room, Reading
The Reading Room, Reading
The Reading Room, Reading
The Reading Room, Reading
The Reading Room, Reading



Excellent48 reviews











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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Very short waiting time
  • Sarah P.1 review

    September 24, 2023


    The tasting menu that we had was exemplary- beautifully cooked and wonderfully presented! The service was top drawer, our waitress was super knowledgeable about the dishes and wine pairings! The wines added to each dish and the taste of the dishes and wines added to the enjoyment of this excellent meal!

  • David F.3 reviews

    September 3, 2023


    Delicious food, super-friendly staff and a lovely al fresco experience in the yard. A little slow service given the demands of a large party, but worth the wait. Thank you.

  • Julien M.13 reviews

    July 6, 2023


    Excellent service. Very expensive even in comparison with London, re portion sizes

  • Peter C.1 review

    June 13, 2023


    only issue was the wait for the desserts because they had a large party in that evening but otherwise the evening went as planned

  • Eudora C.1 review

    February 25, 2023


    Food is fantastic d service is excellent. Only a little bit cold.

  • wilfried O.1 review

    February 11, 2023


    Everything was absolutely superb except the main course being a bit on the dry side. Excuse me for "complaining " (not really) on a very high level. the whole experience was brilliant

  • Ignacio V.2 reviews

    February 2, 2023


    Excellent presentation and service. But above all, food was fantastic. The scallop surf and turf as starter plus the full of flavour and colour monkfish were absolute winners. Highly recommendable.

  • Anjum W.1 review

    November 20, 2022


    This lunch reservation was to celebrate my daughters forthcoming birthday and for her to meet my partner. The meal was excellent, with super attentive staff. The starter (scallops) were a hit for all of us, I had the lamb rump which was cooked to perfection with the most incredible pistachio soufflé and pistachio iced cream. What a delightful experience. Thank you so much to all involved making a truly special event just a little bit more special than it could have been ????????

  • martin k.1 review

    October 31, 2022


    When I arrived about 15 minutes late ,my two guests had not been asked if they had a reservation and were not offered a drink or even enquired who they were waiting for! I booked several days ago on Open Table for 1 pm. The waiting staff were polite and we ordered our food. the food came up in good time but the potions were tiny but what we had was well executed and full of flavor, the same applied to the main course very well cooked but tiny portions, we ordered coffee which never appeared and paid the bill which I had to go to the bar area to ask for .

  • Alison S.1 review

    August 19, 2022


    The ambience of the restaurant was ruined by thumping music from the mix DJ placed in the centre of the restaurant. It was very loud and piped into all areas, so no escape. Despite it being quiet when we arrived, it took an hour to receive our drinks and amuse bouche. When our food arrived, the starters were small but ok, but all 3 main courses were tepid and my pasta dish so cold, I had to send it back. The bill was over £160 for 3 (with 4 drinks). They did remake my pasta dish and didn’t charge for it, but I was left eating when everyone else had finished. I wouldn’t recommend based on my experience.

  • Omur C.1 review

    June 24, 2022


    Felt like a Michelin star meal, food was great, immaculate presentation. There was a brilliant live dj too, playing beats not too loud or too funky, the music was perfect for the setting


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  • Therese O.1 review

    June 16, 2022


    Had lunch in the small garden. It was a true oasis! Quiet and serene with even a small waterfall. The food was amazing. Small portions which actually was good when you have several courses. Very good value for money with £33 for a top notch 3 course lunch.

  • Steve B.1 review

    June 1, 2022


    We had the taster menu and wine flight to celebrate our anniversary. It was very good quality and really well presented and the staff were attentive.

  • David R.2 reviews

    August 27, 2021


    1. Dropped a star in review as they ran out of oysters from the menu by 8 o'clock. 2. Beef ordered medium rare but arrived well done. Staff provided a prompt medium rare replacement which was excellent

  • Paula S.1 review

    August 16, 2021


    This was a last minute booking! We tried the tasting menus and both were really delicious. Good drinks, good surroundings and a very lovely evening all round.

  • Louise O.1 review

    August 14, 2021


    The food was fabulous, the staff were very attentive and accommodating.

  • Alison C.1 review

    July 27, 2021


    I was looking for somewhere special to go for our anniversary. After a lot of searching and reading of reviews I chose The Reading Room. Wow!! What a find. Everything was excellent. Food exceptional. As good if not better than the Michelin starred restaurant we ate at a few weeks earlier. Service quietly efficient. Would definitely recommend and will return.

  • Ed S.1 review

    July 24, 2021


    Amazing food and good service. To top it up, the "Secret Garden" is a great find and very much worth it. Overall an amazing experience, especially if you go for the tasting menu.

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Opening time
Open today

06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

26 The Forbury, RG1 3EJ, Reading, United Kingdom

Additional information

You can find our Car Park at RG1 3BE. Your registration car number should be given to Front Desk within 15 mins to avoid any fine.

About the restaurant

Found within The Roseate hotel in the centre of Reading, The Reading Room, Restaurant & Bar showcases superb British cuisine in a stylish, modern setting with warm mood lighting. The Reading Room, Restaurant & Bar is open for dinner and lunch as well as afternoon tea.

The food on The Reading Room menu is contemporary European with a strong emphasis on the finest British ingredients. Created by award-winning chefs, the creative menu changes regularly, reflecting the availability of seasonal produce from across the south of England while also making sure to cater for vegetarian and vegan diners.

Inside the iconic hotel, The Reading Room bar offers itself as a buzzy and sophisticated drinking den showcasing intimate enclave seating and panelled glass displays. Whether visiting for a pre-dinner or for a late nightcap, the bar at The Reading Room in Berkshire is the perfect place to enjoy an extensive selection of classics and new creative inventions from the inspired cocktail menu. Seasonal specials may feature a long but light whisky cocktail with pineapple juice and lemon, or a flambéed after-dinner drink with coffee beans and chocolate liqueur.

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


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