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Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel

26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
+44 118 952 7770
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I organised an Afternoon Tea as a surprise for my friends 50th for 9 of us. We were given a private room called the Cellar, which was beautiful and the whole afternoon was absolutely fab, the whole Afternoon Tea was amazing, and very reasonably priced,...More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Cerise recently with a view to having a few cocktails and perhaps a meal. The cocktails were as good as usual but the food menu was very limited and restaurant was all but empty, guessing as a result of the limited menu. It is...More

Thank DanF1973
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cerise is a very elegant restaurant and bar and decorated tastefully. Crisp white table cloths and general feel of luxury. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful, asking about allergies as some of the afternoon tea cakes contained nuts. We opted for the Champagne afternoon...More

Thank Lara R
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I came here with a group for a birthday, it was lovely! The sandwiches were delicious and the tea was unique! I also loved the small patisserie options we were given alongside everything, would definately come again!

Thank Rianne O
Jacob B, Manager at Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel, responded to this review

Now that is what we like to hear guests planning to return to us. Thank you for your review and we look forward to opening the door to you once again, soon. Kind regards Jacob Bartlomiejczyk

Reviewed 2 April 2017

It's a beautiful place with a lot of atmosphere. We had drinks in the back garden. The waiters dropped drinks twice around us and there was glass shattered. they didn't come to sweep it up, even if there was a small child running around. I...More

Thank squizz20
Jacob B, Manager at Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel, responded to this review

As the manager of the Cerise, I very much enjoy the good reviews when they come and in equal measure I feel heavy hearted when I learn we have got it wrong for our guests. I am saddened to read your comments and I apologise...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had an amazing time celebrating a Birthday party. The atmosphere was perfect, cocktails and food were exquisite and the service can only be described as brilliant. Our bartender, a young proffessional called Dimitri provided a remarkable service, recommending and preparing high quality cocktails and...More

1  Thank Daniel M
Jacob B, Manager at Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel, responded to this review

Just so delighted to read that all expectations were met and perhaps in some areas exceeded. Dimitri shines once again and I am so pleased that he get a mention. He is such a great bartender for us and does a superb job at Cerise....More

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful afternoon tea today. The staff were fantastic!! They really did make the afternoon feel special. The surroundings are absolutely stunning, the modern elegance of the entrance and lobby can compete against The Dorchester in London.More

1  Thank Mark M
Jacob B, Manager at Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel, responded to this review

Delighted to learn that your visit for afternoon tea was much enjoyed and thank you for your lovely comments about the surrounding of the Forbury Hotel. The Forbury has been described as 'The UK's Sexiest Townhouse Hotel' by The Evening Standard and the design and...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We visited on a quiet Sunday lunchtime and we're really pleased with the careful and attentive serving staff. There was a good and interesting choice even on the set lunch menu, all beautifully cooked and presented. Excellent value for money for a treat.More

1  Thank Pete J
Jacob B, Manager at Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel, responded to this review

Ah no regrets just a reason to return one day! If you opted for the Lunch Menu on this occasion it was just a great plan to sample Chef Craig Van Der Meer food and then a perfect reason to return to sample the A...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Visited the Cerise for afternoon tea on Saturday with a dear friend who needed a treat and pick me up, well I have to say this place certainly did that, we booked the snug which was a private area and the champagne afternoon tea was...More

1  Thank Karen S
Jacob B, Manager at Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel, responded to this review

Great to know you will be back and that your experience was spot on. It is always the staff, food and service that make it special and I am really glad you find it so this time....... until the next time. Kind regards Jacob Bartlomiejczyk

Reviewed 14 March 2017

I had booked the restaurant for convenience, as we were staying in the hotel and I knew it was going to be a long day beforehand. However, I would be more than happy to return for dinner even if I wasn't staying there. Situated on...More

1  Thank Purpledesk
Jacob B, Manager at Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel, responded to this review

I like your writing style and your review made me smile. What a lovely way to describe Cerise Restaurant, thank you for taking the time to write it. I am delighted to know that we hit the mark for you on so many levels. I...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 952 7770
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  • This restaurant is at The Forbury Roseate
Inspirational eating and drinking at Cerise Brasserie and Bar is driven by our passion for food and drink. Relaxed Mediterranean style cooking. Fresh quality ingredients. A menu that follows the seasons and not the latest fashion. The staff are knowledgeable, educated, informed. They're part of the performance. Dine until the late hours. Get deep over coffee. Enjoy a swift, light lunch. Sip cocktails.Entry to Cerise is from Forbury Square or through the hotel. Whilst you relax ordering cocktails and food you will notice flashes of Cerise on the wallpaper, music, lighting and people all contributing to the atmosphere. Cerise accommodates relaxed and informal dining, and has two private alcoves, perfect for that romantic tête à tête or private party.In the summer you can eat in our secret garden under the shade of a pomegranate tree. A beautiful waterfall feature, clever lighting and outdoor heating make this a versatile space.Our produce is sourced from all over the UK, from the Outer Hebrides to Brixham. Interestingly, the majority of our hand picked suppliers come from within a forty mile radius of Reading.Come and experience Cerise for yourself, the trendiest bar and restaurant in Berkshire.