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The Oracle

Management Suite Riverside Level The Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
+44 118 965 9000
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Just another shopping centre

Visit here often and it’s pretty average but it’s by the river side which makes it interesting and... read more

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Henry T
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Reading, United Kingdom
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The empire of the Fake and Kitsch

The empire or fake restaurants serving food at mac donald quality style,the riverside looks... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Federico P
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Over 80 stores, 30 Bars, Cafes & Restaurants. Riverside Dining. Vue Cinema.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“great shops” (7 reviews)
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Management Suite Riverside Level The Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
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"shopping centre"
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"great shops"
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"under one roof"
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"usual shops"
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"high street"
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"shopping trip"
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"choice of restaurants"
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"vue cinema"
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"broad street"
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"local town"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visit here often and it’s pretty average but it’s by the river side which makes it interesting and the photo I’ve added was taken after dark.

Thank Henry T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The empire or fake restaurants serving food at mac donald quality style,the riverside looks stylish,but you're always breathing the atmosphere of a place made for compulsive shopping of rubbish staff. Even the small kiosk on the side of the river serving Oktoberfest (FAKE) stuff is...More

Thank Federico P
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

IF shopping is your thing then this is a very substantial, light bright and well kept shopping centre with a Debenhams as well as a House of Fraser plus a plethora of high street names to boot.

1  Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Ok ... Shops ... House of Fraser, John Lewis on the outer edge, Debenhams, Yankee Candle, Smiggle, Boots, H&M, Sole Trader, Apple etc (Primark, Next, M&S are in the Main Street but close by) Parking is extortionate cost me £4 for 1 hour 45 minutes...More

1  Thank Donna S
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Great mall with lots of the usual shopping mall department stores. Plenty of restaurants and cafes both inside and outside. Bus stop is nearby, walking distance from train station and parking lot available. River Kennet runs along the side of the mall. We were here...More

1  Thank MommaAmp
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Firstly parking aside. the shopping is good there are all your normal high street shops and department stores. The shop sizes are good but if you’re driving in as I did be prepared to pay through the teeth for the privilege of using a ‘nothing...More

Thank bensmith907
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

This review refers only to the oracle parking car wash service - the Oracle as a shopping centre is not in question, however the parking car wash service is not listed as a separate entity - hence posting directly to the page in the faded...More

1  Thank neverwithoutguitar
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

I was quite apprehensive after reading the rather unflattering reviews, but given that the price is less than half of other alternatives I gave them a shot. The exterior was left spotless, even getting rid of some scratches on my rear bumper. The interior was...More

Thank LacewoodG
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Good selection of shops, restaurants and bars. The only downside is the parking which is very expensive. Definitely worth a visit, but avoid the car parks if you can.

1  Thank Helen M
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

So Down in reading visiting family. Decided to pop into the oracle. It overpoweringly smells of Christmas oranges and wreaths thanks to a couple of stalls stinking out everything. Not to mention the fact that nearly every shop had someone outside trying to tempt you...More

Thank Peter C
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Eman F
15 September 2017|
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Response from The_Oracle_Reading | Property representative |
Hi Eman, there isn't one in The Oracle. It's on the high street near to our Broad Street entrance.
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rainbownash3
31 May 2016|
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Response from The_Oracle_Reading | Property representative |
Hello, apologies for the delay. As a centre rule dogs are not permitted in the centre or on The Riverside.
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