The Reading Room
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What diners said about this restaurant:
Sarah P. • 1 review
September 24, 202310/10
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, 202310/10
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, 20236.5/10
Excellent service. Very expensive even in comparison with London, re portion sizes
Peter C. • 1 review
June 13, 20239/10
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, 202310/10
Food is fantastic d service is excellent. Only a little bit cold.
wilfried O. • 1 review
February 11, 20239/10
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, 20239.5/10
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, 20229.5/10
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, 20226.5/10
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, 20223.5/10
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, 202210/10
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, 202210/10
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, 20229.5/10
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, 20219/10
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, 202110/10
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, 202110/10
The food was fabulous, the staff were very attentive and accommodating.
Alison C. • 1 review
July 27, 202110/10
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, 202110/10
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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26 The Forbury, RG1 3EJ, Reading, United Kingdom
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.
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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