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Read's Restaurant

Macknade Manor Canterbury Road, Faversham ME13 8XE, England
+44 1795 535344
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (46 reviews)
“souffle” (29 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Macknade Manor Canterbury Road, Faversham ME13 8XE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a lovely place, the food, the services, the ambience, it was a fantastic birthday treat. Really recommended.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for pre wedding dinner and overnight stay at Reads. We received a very warm welcome on arrival all the staff are well drilled and professional. The food is well presented and very tasty. The room we had was at the front of the...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked this restaurant for the tasting menu. I was sadly taken ill and we had to cancel. Then we rebooked and then had to change again. All these emails and phone calls were met with politeness and a wilingness to help. When you...More

Thank Chrissybubs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was probably the best fine dining experience of my life! Cooked to perfection the meat was incredible!!!! Can’t wait to go again, worth every penny and somewhere I won’t forget

Thank Votta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Asked for roses wow best arrangement Room especially deluxe diner amazing Service amazing we come to celebrate our 42 anniversary and were not let down thank you David and rona still top of the tree (we stade in chestnut) you are the best in Kent!!!!!

Thank Tony E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found the Tasting menu a delight.service was good and speed of courses perfect.The souffle was fantastic.have been befor and have not been disapointed. One of the best places i have eaten. Not a complaint. Always hard to get a booking so it must be good....More

Thank petermil2n
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Valentines Day and was disappointed to find that this romantic occasion was not being celebrated at lunch. Our meal was not 100% successful. My wife enjoyed her meal and thought the soufflé dessert outstanding. My meal not so. The first course of Tomato Terrine &...More

1  Thank luvlygrub
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Birthday lunch for my Wife but due to the snow we were the only diners. Wonderful building and setting, attentive service and an all round great experience. The food with the exception of one of the starters was excellent - the honey roasted parsnip starter...More

1  Thank TerryMaidstone
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Went for evening meal for special occasion, having been for many years and as a family when it was at Painters Forstal On the food and service, Reads never fails. Consistently high standards with all the little extra touches that come as standard when fine...More

1  Thank Shipwrecked49
Reviewed 17 February 2018

I booked a lunch for my wife for an early B'day surprise and a belated Valentine treat, the service was as good as ever, the food was exceptional and he ambience is faultless. I cannot recommend this enough if you can get a booking.

Thank Malcolm D
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Questions & Answers
17 January 2017|
Response from Kerry J |
No Sunday lunch option and I'm afraid most definitely not a restaurant to visit with a 2 month old baby.
17 January 2017|
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Response from Bookfodder | Reviewed this property |
Believe they may not be open on Sundays......but best call to check. Not sure why a 2 month old baby would be a problem.......they won't be eating!!!!! Perhaps have them in a car seat by your side.......and maybe ask to be... More
21 September 2016|
Response from Robin E | Reviewed this property |
I am not quite sure what the question is. This is, indeed, a 'posh' restaurant where a lunchtime menu is offered, and also a dining menu. I cannot speak for the dining menu, not having experienced it yet. The lunchtime... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Macknade Manor Canterbury Road, Faversham ME13 8XE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Faversham
  • Phone Number: +44 1795 535344
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