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Cafe Rouge - Reading Oracle

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Unit R16 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Riverside Level, Reading RG1 2AG, England
+44 118 957 5223
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with the family for a birthday, our waitress went out of her way for all of us, the food was ok, both me and my mother had a burger and to be honest the McDonald's next door know how to cook one better and to be honest it was all over priced for the amount of food.

Thank Michelle D
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the nicest places to stop for a coffee or something to eat in the Oracle. Always great service, probably because there are enough waiters even for a busy place like this. Thanks to Stuart who made us feel welcome today.

Thank Julian P
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a quick lunch with my partner and it was lovely, staff were polite and attentive and helpful when asking questions. They have fresh OJ! as opposed to carton OJ which is brilliant and the fillet is great!

Thank toriatienza
Wokingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Often come to this Cafe Rouge, food is well priced and consistently good. Stuart is particularly welcoming and a lovely host. Well worth a visit.

Thank varikt
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Received the best table service ever from Stuart! Food was delicious and managed to use a voucher to save on money! Would definitely recommend

Thank Dinah L
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always been put off by the location of the restaurant (by the escalators in the shopping centre). Thought we'd try it out and really enjoyed it. The food was lovely - I would recommend the beef bourguignon! Staff are fantastic, our waiter Steve was very attentive and a lovely guy. He did his best to make sure everyone... More 

Thank BrianW100FR
Sunningdale, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much good to say about this Cafe Rouge. We retuned one of our starters, deep fried cheese dish, as there was a strong smell & taste of fish from it. Waiter said it had been fried in old oil in which they also fry fish. Maybe! Main courses very average, nothing especially bad that warranted further complaining but definitely... More 

Thank Vincent H
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Reading Oracle, responded to this review

We take pride in everything we do including the service we offer so are disappointed to hear of your recent experience with us. It is by listening to our guests' comments we can continue to improve our service and your experience with us, so thank you Vincent for taking the opportunity to let us know. We would like to take... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large group of people. Staff were very nice and attentive. Food was average and to be honest have found the same in other cafe rouge's. Had the demi poullet with chips, it was ok didn't eat it all.

Thank Rebecca B
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stuart and Hugh provided excellent, cheerful service to our party of 9 who ate dinner there on 3rd January. The food was good value for money and was tasty. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank 990stephanie
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good service and good food. Its a chain so my expectations weren't high and they were exceeded. Friendly atmosphere

Thank Tim G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit R16 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Riverside Level, Reading RG1 2AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 957 5223
We've got a fantastic food and wine menu filled with delicious innovative takes on classic French dishes and our own very special original creations by our Executive Chef Duncan. There's something to suit everyone and you'll come for lunch and want to stay right through to dinner! The Oracle is just a 5 minute walk from Reading train station if you're coming by train. By road, the shopping centre is easily reached from the M4 motorway.

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