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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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 243
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  • 40
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  • 23
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  • 11
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  • 7
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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
Just had to write a review!!!!

Having returned from lunch at Reads today I felt compelled to submit my first ever review of a restaurant. My wife and I enjoyed amazing food, received excellent service and all at an extremely reasonable price!!! We just couldn't believe the attention to detail both to the food and the service. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Having returned from lunch at Reads today I felt compelled to submit my first ever review of a restaurant. My wife and I enjoyed amazing food, received excellent service and all at an extremely reasonable price!!! We just couldn't believe the attention to detail both to the food and the service. We shall be returning on a regular basis from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Heard great reviews from friends about this place and decided to book for our anniversary. Quick and easy to book. Location is easy to find and quite frankly beautiful! Staff so welcoming and accomdating nothing was a problem for us and the manager was always around to make sure we was happy. The food was incredible... Every single course was... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Telephoning to check their advertised late availability for a client, I was answered by the most pompous, rude man who had no idea of the advert on his website. Went to check the diary while muttering "what a time to call". It was 8.30pm!! After checking availability he told me that tonight wouldn't be a good night to phone and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Visited for my Nan's 80th birthday with my family. The staff were so polite and welcoming, as well as being incredibly helpful. The food was one of the best meals I've ever eaten, and so beautiful presented.

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United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Just celebrated our parents Diamond Wedding Anniversary at Reads for lunch. Haven't been for years .This restaurant is seriously fantastic , the food was amazing especially the apricot soufflé . I don't know what else to say without gushing ! Thanks David and Rona , it was one of our most memorable days.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

All I knew about Read's before visiting was that it used to hold a Michelin Star. After visiting, I am stunned that it no longer holds one... It should. The food and service were absolutely stunning! The atmosphere was also great, with dining rooms dotted around the restaurant and a lovely terrace out back. Highly recommended and I will definitely... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Read`s has always had a reputation for fine dining but at a price. There is now a fixed price menu at lunchtime which represents excellent value. As always there is great attention to detail with fine tableware and white linen cloths and napkins. The dining room is impressive. The staff were friendly and attentive. Recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was my third visit to Read's admittedly the last visit was some 10 years ago. The setting is beautiful and the service is very good but the food lacks the wow factor and at their prices it needs to be better than restaurants half the price, on this occasion it was not. Ambiance and setting are important however in... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Lovely food, beautifully cooked and lovingly served - we couldn't ask for more and it's always the same no matter what time of year we visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here with a group of 13. The food was amazing and the service was brilliant too. The setting us beautiful. Will be returning for special occasions whenever I can.

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?