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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%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (15 reviews)
“quail” (3 reviews)
“steak” (14 reviews)
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European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was really impressed as they did a vegetarian taster menu . We started off with a bottle of Champagne in the bar and finished it off at the table . The waitress was lovely and knowledgeable. My friend had the normal tasting menu and...More

1  Thank KimberleyBimson
Reviewed 2 days ago

Dimitri at the bar makes the best espresso martini in England. Watching him make them is a true "cocktail" experience. It is truly mesmerising and the drink is so delicious. Glad this bar was recommended to us or we would have never discovered it. Amazing!...More

1  Thank Charlotte H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Following my complaint and bad experience during a visit for afternoon tea last year, the manager Jacob contacted me, apologised and offered me a complimentary afternoon tea for two. Today, I took up his kind offer and found the experience in total contrast to my...More

1  Thank Loobie-Lou-Lou
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Forbury for business and regularly visited Cerise for breakfast. The staff was friendly and efficient and the food was excellent. Unfortunately, I was not able to have dinner here but others have told me that it is as delicious as their...More

1  Thank Don G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited specifically for Afternoon Tea and it did not disappoint. Heavenly! Attentive polite staff, beautiful environment and interesting teas to choose from. The bread for the sandwiches was lighter than air, the scones delicious and not daunting in their size and the cakes were...More

1  Thank Sophie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having read mixed reviews on Cerise we were not sure what to expect. We had the 3 courses for £23 menu which was good value. The house wine by the glass was not available - we had a white wine 175 instead - this was...More

Thank ChristineH04
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a couple of nice cocktail here. Just a shame there was no sun. Good service, competent staff

1  Thank foxtrot1989
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner with friends started with cocktails which when reading the menu seemed good value until you receive them and realise every glass is either undersized, full of ice or short measured. Our cocktail bill was £100 and we did not see a single olive, nut...More

Thank Henryq
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My two friends and I visited Cerise for a special meal. The food was so fresh and delicious, especially the three desserts we shared! The wine list was fantastic and they had a great selection of sparkling wines. This was made all the better by...More

Thank Payhj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here on what was clearly a quite Thursday evening. We plus one other couple (very loud people - most annoying) were the only diners. That in itself was a negative as it meant what seemed a really nice set up was way too quiet...More

Thank Martynjw
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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