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Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel

26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
+44 118 952 7770
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were a small party but the staff went overboard to make sure we were looked after. We very much felt like V.I.Ps. The food was outstanding and the DJ got it just right, not too loud and music that everyone knew without being cheesy....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had our Christmas Do here and it was amazing in every way! The staff could not do enough to help, the food was out of this world and atmosphere was like no other. Couldn't recommend this place anymore. Massive thanks for an unforgettable evening,...More

Thank L-ActiveOps
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a bit of hidden gem in reading though rather pricey and there is an automatic service charge then again waiter service to the table is ideal....

Thank Faceyreviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little intimate cocktail place. Fantastic gin menu. Staff were engaging (eventually). I would say it is not cheap, but it does have very healthy measures. Food was overall good, but slightly limited due time of our visit. I would go again when they are...More

Thank nigeldoots
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a treat for my husband and I after hosting a full family Christmas the day before. Pleasant atmosphere, lovely choice of food and good service. The unlimited drinks were as promised. Well worth the cost. Having paid in advance, it was nice to...More

Thank Nima29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was thinking of booking brunch at this lovely town centre hotel anyway then was sent a discounted price - £29.95 instead of £49.95. A bargain for me, husband and adult son: eat all you like buffet, choice of hot dish, unlimited Prosecco, tea and...More

1  Thank annReading_UK
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Nice looking building when entered sadly went down hill ... the restaurant was lacking atmosphere. Was asked if any of the party had allergy or food intolerance, I explained when booking one of the group had a food intolerance to cinnamon... the cakes arrived all...More

Thank denise h
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We booked a table for 7 based on the lovely a la carte and tasting menus. We later received an email saying hooray you’ve booked a Christmas party night with set menu and disco! It still looked very nice and we all thought it could...More

1  Thank Kellybelly11
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Ate in the Downstairs restaurant at the Forbury Hotel with a large Group of friends on a Christmas bash. Very nice decor. At the barbThey rather conveniently don’t have mixers on tap so if you want a pint of Coke or Lime & Soda then...More

Thank J8885WXstuarts
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Specially booked their afternoon tea. The cakes and pastries were really sweet. The scones were good, with clotted cream and strawberry jam. The sandwiches were OK. Ambience was OK, nothing special. The service was not outstanding. There seemed to be something missing in the whole...More

Thank SnowballTraveller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:59 PM
7:00 AM - 11:59 PM
7:00 AM - 11:59 PM
7:00 AM - 11:59 PM
7:00 AM - 11:59 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 952 7770
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Forbury Roseate
Inspirational eating and drinking at Cerise Brasserie and Bar is driven by our passion for food and drink. Relaxed Mediterranean style cooking. Fresh quality ingredients. A menu that follows the seasons and not the latest fashion. The staff are knowledgeable, educated, informed. They're part of the performance. Dine until the late hours. Get deep over coffee. Enjoy a swift, light lunch. Sip cocktails.Entry to Cerise is from Forbury Square or through the hotel. Whilst you relax ordering cocktails and food you will notice flashes of Cerise on the wallpaper, music, lighting and people all contributing to the atmosphere. Cerise accommodates relaxed and informal dining, and has two private alcoves, perfect for that romantic tête à tête or private party.In the summer you can eat in our secret garden under the shade of a pomegranate tree. A beautiful waterfall feature, clever lighting and outdoor heating make this a versatile space.Our produce is sourced from all over the UK, from the Outer Hebrides to Brixham. Interestingly, the majority of our hand picked suppliers come from within a forty mile radius of Reading.Come and experience Cerise for yourself, the trendiest bar and restaurant in Berkshire.
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