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Malmaison

) #104 of 494 Restaurants in Reading ££ - £££ British, French, European
18-20 Station Road | Great Western House, Reading RG1 1JX, England
+44 118 956 2300
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (32 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
“soup” (7 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
British, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
18-20 Station Road | Great Western House, Reading RG1 1JX, England
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1 - 10 of 220 reviews

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

1  Thank Quietman70
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Today went for 4 course Sunday brunch - was looking forward to it as had never been before. Very very disappointed. Service atrocious very slow although appeared to be plenty of staff!!! What can I say - Soup ok but was at least hot, mains...More

2  Thank Julie A
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Spent the evening here with friends and had a lovely evening. Conveniently located next to Reading main railway station, there is a large bar area which is perfect for bar snacks and drinks. The bar staff are very friendly and happy to advise on which...More

Thank short_scuba_diver
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$51
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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