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Read's Restaurant

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Macknade Manor Canterbury Road, Faversham ME13 8XE, England
+44 1795 535344
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We came here for a birthday lunch. Finding a really good restaurant for a special occasion in Kent is not easy and when I did my research Reads stood out. Glad we came . Service. food and mood of the place is rather just like what it is a top class country hotel, and is excellent. Special mention to the... More 

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Thank Minerva88
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I took my Mum and Dad to Reads for our Mothers Day meal. The restaurant only opens on Sundays for special occasions and whenever you go you must book due to the high demand. The service is outstanding. The premises and atmosphere is classy and comfortable. The only thing that can surpass the above is the food! Everything we had... More 

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Thank GeordieGlyn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This remains my favourite restaurant in the country. The ambience, atmosphere, location and food are wonderful and it is impossible to have a poor meal at Read's. Its charm hasn't diminished since my first meal there eight years ago and an overnight stay is a quaint experience.

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Thank Samuel L
Atlanta, Georgia
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have for long been told of this delightful manor house in the English countryside and today I finally made it on a trip out of London via sights of nearby Canterbury I wish I had done it sooner as it is exemplary. From arrival throughout the service and attention is spot on, highly professional. The luncheon menu was either... More 

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Thank RGGold
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a superb dinner hear almost two and a half years ago, and I question why we haven't been back for so long. We lunched here today and realised what we had been missing. Superb location, brilliant service and absolutely stunning food. Combine these three ingredients and add unbelievable value for money, then you can understand why we questioned... More 

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Thank David B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reads rooms are beautifully appointed and very luxurious. We were given one with a fabulous 4 poster. small niggles...a tiny television and no provision of conditioner, nor any found on asking. Most unusual for this price range. Dinner is £60 each for 3 courses with a small forgettable Amuse bouche.The menu could have been the same for at least 30... More 

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Thank Tim S
Faversham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always enjoy READS. People have told me that they find it too formal but I love the atmosphere. White linen table cloths, fresh flowers, interesting art on the walls. SPecial. And food so lovingly prepared. Yum......

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Thank gilliand436
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband took me here for my 60th birthday, and we stayed overnight. Our evening meal was delicious and surprisingly filling. A dinner of this standard is often delivered with very small portions but this is definitely not the case at Read's. Our room was elegant, spacious and comfortable and breakfast, the next day, was also tasty. I can highly... More 

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Thank Maureen S
Lynsted, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been wanting to go to Reads for a long time. We're big foodies so were really looking forward to my birthday lunch treat. We arrived and were greeted by a very welcoming server who asked our name, she was expecting us, and she showed us to the lounge area. We were offered drinks and given the menu. My first... More 

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Thank Sarah J
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every now and then we splash out on Reed's as our local treat for special ocassions. The restaurant is in a lovely small Georgian manor house with walled gardens. You are seated in a bar area and served drinks while ordering and then you escorted to the dining room and your table. The service is first class and the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?