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Address: Management Suite Riverside Level The Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
Phone Number:
+44 118 965 9000
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 20:00
Sat 09:00 - 19:00

Over 80 stores, 30 Bars, Cafes & Restaurants. Riverside Dining. Vue...

Over 80 stores, 30 Bars, Cafes & Restaurants. Riverside Dining. Vue Cinema.

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5 Guys Poor coffee great burgers

How is it possible to have such sublime burgers alongside such abysmal coffee. Really good fries, friendly staff but you only get one chance with the coffee.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Bob H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

How is it possible to have such sublime burgers alongside such abysmal coffee. Really good fries, friendly staff but you only get one chance with the coffee.

Thank Bob H
Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Oracle itself is a lovely indoor shopping center with everything you need under one roof. The only place I would personally avoid in here is Costa. I absolutely love Costa Coffee but will definitely be avoiding the Oracle branch. I found the staff unwelcoming and one particular member was just rude.,,,I was served by a young lady without so... More 

Thank HayPresto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live an hour drive away from here but will make the journey every time I need to shop for a few things! Great shops and great places to eat!

Thank Nicola P
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The oracle is great for shopping But I will not hurry back What a rip off for car parking £8.80 for a few hours it's a joke reading council should be ashamed Not much good will and good cheer For them More like scrounge I hope next year others like me will not support reading shops unless they give money... More 

Thank Casmike
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Have been to The Oracle on a few occasions lately, courtesy of our fab daughter who lives locally. As more traditional shopping centres go, this is quite a decent one. Well designed, with lots of fab eateries along the river, you will most shops you are looking for here. House of Fraser, Debenhams, Boots, H & M, Victoria's Secrets, PINK,... More 

Thank Angie R
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

The Oracle is a nice clean shopping centre; however, the options are limited from those coming from London, Westfield has a lot more variety. The shops at Oracle are the same as any decent shopping centre and nothing outstanding. As for parking, if you plan to come on a Saturday, try to come as early as possible; we were stuck... More 

Thank RWandSW
Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

All shops under one roof so u can get all your shopping done in a day. Clean and tidy with plenty if parking in the car parks. Cafe's and restaurants over looking the river. All in all a good day out.

Thank Chris E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The shopping mall that has it all, the Oracle is pleasant environment to shop till you drop. Access is easy and wheelchair stroller friendly. Well worth a visit, plenty of retail therapy to tempt and if not enough, it's within striking distance of the town centre. Parking is on site or a short walk away in the multi story car... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The Oracle is clean, has a range of shops and is well organised. There are 2 big car parks, a cinema and restaurants alongside the river. Easy to get to and a good place to start your shopping.

Thank Jesseekarr
Epsom, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Always enjoy a shopping trip to reading and this did not disappoint. Very busy but it is Christmas after all. All the usual shops and a good few cafes. Usual chain restaurants on the river. Some nice big branches of the high st chains outside too.

Thank Susie H

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