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Address: Broad Street, Reading RG1 2AG, England
Phone Number: 0118 965 9000
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Basically second home

As I've grown up in reading and this shopping centre has been up since I was born I'm very familiar with The Oracle. My advice: Reading town centre is loaded with food places... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Simran C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic town huge amount to do and see shop till you drop great resturants great cinema visit riverside for all the fantastic food For everyone

Thank Brigitte S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As I've grown up in reading and this shopping centre has been up since I was born I'm very familiar with The Oracle. My advice: Reading town centre is loaded with food places. From Krispy Kreme, Five Guys, Shakeaway and Wagamamas to Slug and Lettuce, Jamie Oliver, Itzu and Hotel Chocolate. If your going for a shopping spree word of... More 

Thank Simran C
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a good range of shops within the shopping centre and its close to the outdoor shopping area too. Lots of eating options outside, so something for everyone. Easy to access via car or train, although parking is a little expensive.

Thank G1naM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right in the heart of reading it's so easy to find the oracle. Large shopping centre. Loads of shops. I got myself a phone today in the Vodafone store there. Variety and space that's what's you need when you are serious about shopping and this is the place to get stuck in.

Thank TrishWarnz
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I do not recommend the car wash in the oracle car park. We just had it done for £27.95. And this is the result. They are very terrible and unprofessional.

1 Thank Colin W
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The Oracle is a great place for shopping and has a wide range of restaurants and eat outs. A great place for day outing where kids get a great play area where the can enjoy.

Thank Harish P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

A nice shopping centre, plenty of places to eat and a lot of shops to look nice. Mostly very clean, friendly staff to help if you need it.

Thank Sara14397
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

An amazing place to spend time shopping and eating there. In the Oracle there so many different places to eat and drink too. Even got a Mercedes shop , Victoria Secret, Vie Cinema, many different types of food such as Argentinian, Japanese, Italian and also fine dining too .

Thank Maria O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The Oracle is a very nice shopping center with many stores and restaurants. Good site to visit, buy and meet friends. Very easy to park the car and a lot of options of good chain restaurants and cafes. The nearby is also perfect with a lot of stores of any kind.

Thank Ricardo M
Dover, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Very impressed by the volume and variety of the eateries and coffee shops, which I don't think I have seen more of in the. Any shopping Meccas I have passed through. However I found it confusing and wierdly laced out. I can't stand it when the end of a row,is a dead end and you have to pass back down... More 

Thank Duncan H

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