Cerise

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Standing grand and proud in the old Berkshire Council buildings, the Forbury Hotel conveys a sense of fun over formality with its bright colour schemes and quirky contemporary art. There’s a similar vibe in its basement cocktail bar, where panelled glass displays, secluded enclave seating and architrave ceilings add a sense of distinction to its seriously up-to-date drinks offering. Despite an exhaustive list of classics, tasteful creativity defines the mixology here: a dark and stormy, for example, is remade as Baron Samdi – its rum flamed in cinnamon at the bar, then mixed with honey, lime and ginger beer. Seasonal specials showcase a single spirit such as Monkey Shoulder whisky, which might appear long and light with pineapple juice and lemon, or as a flambéed after-dinner drink with coffee beans and chocolate liqueur – handy, given that space is shared with Forbury’s smart restaurant.

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7-course tasting menu - Wine Dinner - Old World European Tour £59.50 per person

This offer is available from June 2, 2017 until June 2, 2017, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

Available: 02 June 2017

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Father's Day menu £32.50 per person

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Available: 17 June 2017

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Father's Day afternoon tea £37 per person

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Available: 16 June 2017

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Film screening, champagne & dinner - The Bodyguard

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Available: 31 May 2017

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7-course tasting menu £60 per person

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Available: 13 May 2017

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Expires: 31 July 2017

Traditional afternoon tea £24 per person

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Available: 01 February 2017

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Expires: 26 November 2017

Afternoon tea & a glass of champagne £35 per person

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Available: 01 February 2017

Max: 12 people

Expires: 26 November 2017

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Cerise

The Forbury Hotel 26 The Forbury ,Reading RG1 3EJ

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Oct 2009

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Having eaten at Cerise a couple of times in the past…I have to say I have never been overly impressed by the food. however recently I heard they decided to change their chef so I wanted to give them another chance and I was not glad I did. The décor and design would fit perfectly in any Michelin restaurant and the food is probably the best in the whole of reading and the surrounding area. My opinion is that cerise will be competing with l'ortolan in the furture.

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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  • Address: The Forbury Hotel 26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ
  • Telephone: 08000 789 789
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Sun 12N-3pm 7-10pm (Fri-Sat -10.30pm)

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