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Read's Restaurant

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European, British, Gluten Free, French, Contemporary
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Macknade Manor, Canterbury Road, Faversham ME13 8XE, England
(01795) 535344
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Margate, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Reads one evening last week with relatives and friends. We have been there quite often but on the last visit we were a bit disappointed. It is our favorite restaurant in the area. I think maybe the owners were away or possibly the usual chef was off The staff are very efficient, personable , attentive and generally on... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The moment you turn into the drive past the lovely gardens up to the splendid manor house you realise you are in for a treat and Reids does not let you down. The immaculate rooms to the attentive service all combine to serve up a wonderful experience. Talking of serving up ,I've left the best to last--the food is just... More 

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Thank eric h
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let's keep this short and sweet. The food was very good. The wine was very good. The desert was very good. The cheese was very good. The coffee was good. The staff were excellent. Our friends felt as though everyone was a little snobby when we first entered as everyone was in a suit or evening dress. Don't let that... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucky us, it was a beautiful day so we sat in the courtyard for drinks before lunch, and happily were offered shade if we wanted it. The lunch was, as usual, a delight, but especially for me, as a vegetarian, because I was this time offered my own menu with two options for the first and second courses. The deserts... More 

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Thank RidleyCanterbury
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Reads a few times and always enjoyed it. It's kind of a throwback in someways offering a traditional fine dining experience. My wife and I had the taster menu with matching wines...the first few courses were great, well balanced. I especially enjoyed the sea bass. The last few courses became very heavy...it may be the fact that... More 

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Thank Lee S
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We knew Reads by its good reputation but had never been until recently. We can thoroughly recommend the set price three course lunch. The setting is delightful. Amazing food coupled with service that could not be faulted. The timing between courses was perfect and each course was prepared and presented to the highest standard. Would recommend and will definitely go... More 

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Our party of twelve had lunch at Reads. All commented on the excellent food, charming surroundings and very friendly and attentive staff. Thank you Reads, absolutely wonderful. With pre-lunch drinks and wine, the bill was under £50 per person.

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Maidstone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

My husband and I went to Read's and decided to have the tasting menu. We did not want to have one thing on the tasting menu and it was changed for us without any issues. The food was amazing! The service was fantastic. The time between the courses was perfect as you had enough time to take a breath before... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We visited as a family as part of my 21st birthday celebrations and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We had the taster menu with accompanying wines and found it to be incredible. After some olives and a small soup apertures, we started with a salmon and asparagus dish which we all loved (see attached photos). We then had a chicken ham... More 

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Thank liddyb189
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Came here around a month ago for lunch, food was nice but didn't have a wow factor for me! I had confit duckling, the dish I thought was an average joe dish, maybe I chose the wrong main course ? Maybe it's better dining in the eve, really nice service can't knock it, wine and drinks list as long as... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free, French, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?