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18-20 Station Road | Great Western House, Reading RG1 1JX, England
+44 118 956 2300
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (33 reviews)
“soup” (7 reviews)
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18-20 Station Road | Great Western House, Reading RG1 1JX, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've had breakfast. Lunch and evening meals here and have no complaints at all. Breakfast is particularly good. But it is a bit pricey, being a hotel and 'feeding' off residents eating with them. There are other places within a good walk that do excellent...More

Thank Baggiesguy
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great food at the restaurant of the hotel, breakfast were basic but if you get the upgraded breakfast it is really good, well prepared good quality.

Thank Daniel O
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

So apparently I managed to get the room directly above what must be a nightclub. Shrieking, screaming, very loud beats until the early hours made it far from relaxing. Decor was a bit tacky, but room was large and comfortable with a great bath. Would...More

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Family meal for 6 Our offer included wine which was happily substituted for other drinks to the value as we didn't all drink wine. The steak was cooked exactly as requested and one of the finest i've eaten. The staff were friendly and attentive. Great...More

Thank Pete M
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I have stayed at the hotel and eaten there as well. The restaurant is nice laid out and the service from the staff very attentive. Breakfast is excellent and both the lunch and dinner menus are wide ranging in choice and cooked very well. There...More

Thank Baggiesguy
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Cocktails here are lovely, very pleasant surroundings & great place to relax with friends after work. Can be a little pricey so this is a rare treat place. Staff friendly, not eaten here before so not reviewing the food side, just the bar.

Thank Phil50999
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The location of this restaurant is very good. Just off the center of the town next to the station. The decor is pleasant. The service was not unpleasant, just slow. At one point a bottle of wine was ordered and it took them more than...More

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Arranged to meet my friend in the bar of this once fine establishment. I went to the bar to order drinks while I waited for my friend to arrive. 3 members of staff at the bar, seen by all 3 and ignored by all 3....More

Thank Clare P
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I celebrated my birthday here on Friday night, and was so impressed by the efforts the staff went to for myself and my friends. We were in a private room and not only was everything fantastically well organised (place names with choices on - all...More

Thank Adele H
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Having read the last review you would think this place is atrocious but sometimes I just don't understand what people expect. We came here for a £19.95 4 course Sunday lunch. We had to book and the restaurant was very busy. That is not surprising...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$52
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18-20 Station Road | Great Western House, Reading RG1 1JX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 956 2300
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Eating out in Reading has never been more divine. In the former setting of the Great Western Rail Hotel in Reading, relax in a comfy banquette and take in the stylish surroundings of the Malmaison Brasserie, with its exposed walls and ceiling and the beautiful glass wine cellar that fills one corner. Sample great tasting cuisine, passionately prepared with ethically produced, locally sourced ingredients, and complemented by a seductive selection of smooth beers, amazing wines and decadently tempting cocktails. Be waited on by enthusiastic and knowledgeable people and love every minute of your dining experience here. Whether dining with friends, having an important business lunch or enjoying a romantic dinner for two, this is the perfect place for dining in Reading.
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