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Read's Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


European, British, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely smashing, I would definitely recommend, the staff were really friendly especially John. And the food was delicious even if it was pricey.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AJPJuni0r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never disappointed with this restaurant. The service and ambiance of the restaurant is second to none. We had the taster meal which was superb and fully recommend it. From the appetiser to the wonderful soufflé the food is just to die for. Any special occasion...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 666Rae
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not often you go somewhere that is almost impossible to fault.....Read's is that place. We went for lunch and enjoyed the basic three set courses. Salmon fishcakes to start and raspberry souffle to finish. There was a good selection of mains. The wine off...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great experience. The building and gardens, the food, drinks and the service are all top notch. If you go only once, it will be well worth it

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Navigator778267
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly, my wife of one year and I, decided to celebrate our first anniversary at Reads. There are two reasons for this, firstly, although getting married at Eastwell Manor, have seen the changes from private ownership, to a "corporation", (must state that our wedding was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank g h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the opportunity to celebrate a friends 80 birthday! I must say that we enjoyed this lovely hotel and restaurant. The rooms are very english!!! and wonderful decorated. We felt like we were aristocrats.The food: Oh la, la. As french citizen I must say that...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mariefrancecharlet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have known Reads since the early days at Painters Forstal, when the food was mostly superb/flavourful and reasonably affordable. My recent dinner experience at Faversham was a total disappointment and stark contrast. The food is at best- average! The main courses are inadequate.The French...More

Date of visit: June 2019
2  Thank jayeebee1
Reviewed June 8, 2019

Excellent presentation of food. Very charming and courteous service. Pannacotta with shaved pineapple was the best ever as was the cheese soufflé. My only criticism is once again had to ask for the vegetarian menu which wasn’t given with the main menu! Have never understood...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank KentMaynard
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Went for our 25th anniversary. Staff very attentive and polite. Had tasting menu but didn’t do wine pairing as my wife doesn’t like to mix drinks so they recommended a nice white which was lovely. We were there on a Tues so it wasn’t too...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank VTonyV
Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

My, my, what an awesome meal. We haven’t eaten at Reads for a couple of years and, given our previous experiences were expecting so much. To say that we were not disappointed would be the understatement of the century. Every aspect of the meal experience...More

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July 27, 2018|
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Response from bettina151 | Reviewed this property |
I would say smart casual for lunch , we did see people in scruffy jeans !!!
January 17, 2017|
Response from 776kerryj |
No Sunday lunch option and I'm afraid most definitely not a restaurant to visit with a 2 month old baby.
January 17, 2017|
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Response from Bookfodder | Reviewed this property |
Believe they may not be open on Sundays......but best call to check. Not sure why a 2 month old baby would be a problem.......they won't be eating!!!!! Perhaps have them in a car seat by your side.......and maybe ask to be... More
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