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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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07:00 - 23:59 Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a Sunday 21st birthday lunch for my son. We started with cocktails in the elegant bar area (great Manhattan) to enjoy the atmosphere and ordered while we finished our cocktails. The staff had set aside a cosy and private alcove for us as...More

Thank bucks10971
Reviewed 2 days ago

The place itself has nice booth type areas where you can sit , eat and drink with your group away from others if you so choose which is nice but that is where my compliment ends!! We arrived as a group of 6 and was...More

Thank katie s
Reviewed 5 days ago

The restaurant really isn't a good place for afternoon tea. The music was really loud and inappropriate. Service was poor and the waiting staff weren't attentive and didn't go through anything with us. We had to ask for the flowers at the end. All in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the worst steak I have ever had, should have been medium and was very tough and almost raw and I gave up. Some other guests had very slow service and a few afterwards commented about the poor quality of their food. Spoilt what...More

1  Thank madden3145
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were the only diners in the restaurant and ate from the All Day Menu. The Calamari was what I might expect from a frozen food store; clearly not freshly prepared; my main was a chicken burger which was fine and the chips were lovely...More

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1  Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the second occassion in four months we decided to go for a dinner at Cerise, and it didn't dissapoint. The service was professional, well organized, friendly and to certain extent knowledgeable, they made a very pleasant dinner. The quality of the food was...More

2  Thank ascaris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family nights out in Reading always started in The Cerise Bar at the Forbury. But not any longer. We went there last night and it has really taken a nose dive. Poorly made cocktails. The bartenders are more concerned with what they do with...More

1  Thank Berkshirebabes
Reviewed 12 February 2018

We organised the Cerise as we thought we wouldn’t have to worry about quality or service. How wrong we were. It was slow, food took over an hour and then it was not cooked how it was requested. Had to keep chasing staff for menus...More

1  Thank Maureen P
Jacob B, Manager at Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

It is so disappointing to read your feedback and please accept our apologies that this was your experience. Please be assured I will be speaking to these individuals who know better. It is far from the norm at Cerise as the team care to get...More

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We came for dinner for a friends party and after ordereding food we waited an hour, no drinks refill. We asked for manager and had to wait for a further 20 minutes and surprisingly he didn't want to listen to feedback So we left without...More

1  Thank Ronal K
Jacob B, Manager at Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

A total shame indeed that you left with this impression. I know we can and do get it right for our guests most of the time, but we failed you on this occasion and for this please accept my sincere apologies. I’d very much appreciate...More

Reviewed 7 February 2018

Absolutely marvelous. We could not fault it. We left totally stuffed. Everything about the afternoon tea experience was wonderful. The staff were attentive without being intrusive. The food was second to none and the Darjeeling tea was perfection in a cup. A tremendous afternoon on...More

Thank Iamthesage
Jacob B, Manager at Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We strive every day to ensure our guests have a wonderful meal and a marvelous time at our restaurant and it is extremely encouraging for someone to tell us. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us. It really means...More

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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:59
07:00 - 23:59
07:00 - 23:59
07:00 - 23:59
07:00 - 23:59
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
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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