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Read's Restaurant

Macknade Manor, Canterbury Road, Faversham ME13 8XE, England
(01795) 535344
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Ranked #1 of 67 Restaurants in Faversham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I had my 40th birthday celebrations at Reads with 10 of my good friends and it was a brilliant experience. The tasting menu was delicious, the service was wonderful and the private room was beautiful. I couldn't fault the whole experience and am really anxious to go back again to have the delicious tasting menu again! ThankYou Reads for making... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We went for my 70th Birthday and booked to stay the night. What a fabulous experience. Lovely room ensuite pre dinner drinks in the garden, a wonderful tasting menu. Comfortable bed for the night. Fantastic breakfast. The service and personal touch and made it a memorable evening. We will be going back!!

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I loathe restaurants with sycophantic staff who probably sneer at me behind my back. Read's is very different. Though the environment is elegant it's also very friendly, and the food of course is splendid. Some of the items are quite simple, which is also refreshing. Warmly welcoming, and the have their own kitchen garden, which helps.

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folkestone
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Eight of us had lunch here today. Service faultless, staff very obliging. We were intrigued to work out how the staff knew who had ordered what, as they got every single order correct. We are all of similar age and similar size and several of us were wearing similar colours. The food was delicious and nicely presented. When it came... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Read's restaurant is located on the outskirts of Faversham in a beautiful Georgian manor house. Once our reservation was finally located (the only minor hiccup) all went swimmingly. The service was top notch. The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. My roast Kentish lamb was melt in the mouth and the plum souffle was devine. Happy to... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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192 reviews 192 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Taken by friends for celebration lunch. Good set menu, with a good set of options - could have chosen all of them. Good staff. D&S 8/14

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a very nice set lunch and the price was good value. The bottle of wine and 2 pre lunch drinks upped it by quite a bit tho and we went for a standard wine nothing special. A pinot grigio...24.00 and 14.00 for small glass wine and a gin & tonic. Food and service v good but far too... More

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a superb lunch here yesterday. The manor is beautiful and the attention to detail immaculate. We love the food and the relaxed unpretentiousness of the service. The staff are really first class. We have been eating at Read's since its Painters Forstall days and it never, ever lets us down. I am sure that the Michelin visitor last... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A simply wonderful lunch. Set in a beautiful manor house, you immediately know that this will be a special place. The service was immaculate and the attention to detail by the waiters/waitresses and the sommelier was absolutely first rate. The food was just stunning. As good, if not better than many top restaurants in London. The mackerel terrine was delicious... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Read's is faultless. From the moment you are greeted at the door, the extensive wine list, the little amuse bouche while you are waiting for your table, the unexpected starter, the meal itself with the seamless service of attentive staff. Just perfect. I had both lunch and dinner (greedy I know) and stayed there too as a treat to myself... More

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