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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 225
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  • 32
    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
Most recent review
Lunch

We have lunch here about three times a year and have always been happy with the quality of both food and service. Always a good idea to book a week in advance as even mid week they are busy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Paul D
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Swanley, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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296 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Swanley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We have lunch here about three times a year and have always been happy with the quality of both food and service. Always a good idea to book a week in advance as even mid week they are busy.

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Lenham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This was our first trip to Read's, a treat for my husbands 60th birthday. We were shown to our room, we stayed in Chestnut and it was beautiful. The bedroom and bathroom were huge, spotlessly clean and everything had a touch of quality. We both decided to go for the taster menu and accompanying wines which was fantastic, the food... More 

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Dartford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

You have got to go to this place. Our Daughter Jo treated my wife and I to go. You can stay the night if you wish in beautiful rooms. There is an honesty bar upstairs, then before you dine you drink cocktails whilst you choose your meals and wines. There is a choice of a sample menu of everything(Make sure... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I went to Reads with friends, booking in for their set lunch menu. I had high hopes after reading reviews and knowing a little about its reputation. We were sat in the lounge for drinks while waiting for our table - a great way to get us to have a very expensive pre-lunch drink, but we waited 35 minutes past... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Had an excellent meal on a Saturday evening in February and realised what we'd been missing as we hadn't been for years. We will be putting that right and visiting again soon. Setting is beautiful, relaxing pre dinner drinks in the lounge bar, great menu difficult to choose from as all of the options were tempting. Food was excellent, portion... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

When I go out to a "posh" restaurant I like to enjoy the all round experience. Read's does this an soo much more.

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Oasis fans
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7 reviews 7 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stayed at Reads for the second time last weekend and again had a great time. The food was faultless and the service quietly discreet. Our room was amazing – very very clean and well appointed. We have recommended Reads to several friends who have stayed and feel the same as we do. Absolutely perfect. We have already booked to... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We have visited Reads for dinner with and without room, and recently lunch. There is a delightful elegance about this venue. The staff are first class and the food never fails to please. It is a unique little gem and my most favourite place to eat in the world.

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stowmarket
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We have stayed at Reads at least 6 times and every stay has been relaxing and memorable. The staff are invariably helpful and the meals are always superb. Hope to be returning at the earliest opportunity.........

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Kent, United Kngdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We for my 60th birthday supper, truly wonderful food, setting, rooms, atmosphere. We went to Reads years ago when it was at Throwley and it was excellent then and just gets better

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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?