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Read's Restaurant

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English, Contemporary
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Macknade Manor, Canterbury Road, Faversham ME13 8XE, England
(01795) 535344
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 236
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    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Last minute find

My wife and I were in Faversham and found this restaurant online , I rang and was very fortunate to get a table , due to a cancellation . This proved to be very lucky , the food was fantastic , service excellent and the setting is also great . We had the taster menu , with wine pairing ,... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
mog120
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Penarth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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314 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Penarth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were in Faversham and found this restaurant online , I rang and was very fortunate to get a table , due to a cancellation . This proved to be very lucky , the food was fantastic , service excellent and the setting is also great . We had the taster menu , with wine pairing ,... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

First visit for me and what a surprise! I perceived this to be an expensive elite establishment but having had lunch there today I am converted. Excellent venue, excellent food and excellent prices. Above all they keep their (Shepherd Neame) beers at the correct temperature. The food was quite superb and the staff attentive and friendly. What more could one... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Reads was the perfect venue to have a celebration lunch. Fourteen of us wanted to celebrate 30 years of our book group and Reads enabled us to do this in style. The staff were charming and attentive, the food was full of flavour and beautifully presented. Fourteen women with very differing tastes left having enjoyed every mouthful, mulling over dates... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Our party of four had the taster menu and the selection of wines. It was well worth the money! It was an amazing meal and excellent service. All I can say is why has this restaurant not got a Michelin star?

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Flawless food, impeccable service – exceeded my high expectations. The confit of duck and the rhubarb and ginger souffle (in fact all the deserts) were especially delicious. Highly recommended!

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Taken as a guest, no complaints at all. Lovely food, great service. Never stayed but I have heard excellent too.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Reads certainly didn't disappoint on our recent visit. I had the duck, which was cooked perfectly, and then a rhubarb dessert. The ambience and attention to detail by the staff was excellent and couldn't be faulted. This is not somewhere we can afford to go regularly, but of you want a special evening out with fantastic food, there is no... More 

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The whole experience was wonderful, the drawing room where we had pre-dinner drinks and studied the menus could not be faulted, the service from everyone was first class, the food was excellent, we had a variety of Lamb, Hake, Pork & Chicken and everyone enjoyed it, and the desserts were wonderful. Definitely worth a visit.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We have over the years been here quite a few times and the food and setting is great.In this area we have several good restaurants but for a special meal we come to Reads

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London, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The rooms at Reads are a delight. Very large with a huge 7-8 foot bed, ensuite, Penhaligon toiletries, Roberts radio, TV and all facilities with a complimentary decanter of sherry provided. Free tea and coffee available in the landing kitchenette, and a trust bar for drinks. We looked forward to our dinner after having a dinner when staying here some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Macknade Manor, Canterbury Road, Faversham ME13 8XE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Faversham
  • Phone Number: (01795) 535344

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?