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“Getting Better”
Review of Malmaison

Malmaison
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Ranked #109 of 624 Restaurants in Reading
Price range: US$26 - US$52
Cuisines: European, French
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
818 reviews
599 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 514 helpful votes
“Getting Better”
Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

This place has improved a lot and as well as good food the service is now pretty good too. After having such a hit and miss past, let's hope that this standard can be maintained.

Visited January 2014
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  • Danish first
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  • English first
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English first
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great evening”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Had a fantastic works Christmas do, excellent food, lovely wine and the manager and staff where very attentive, nothing was too much trouble. Recommend it.

  • Visited December 2013
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Reading
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Excellent Christmas lunch”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Booked this restaurant for Christmas lunch with moderate expectations which it really exceeded. The food was hearty, good, fresh ingredients, well presented without attempting to be too fancy which is exactly what you want for a Christmas lunch.

The staff team were attentive and smiley with no sense of being hurried to get through the service.

The wine list had plenty of choice and our 2010 St Emillion complimented the food really well and at a good price.

Overall a great location and an excellent service. We would happily book again and recommend.

  • Visited December 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Depends on who is serving you”
Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

Good food, nice atmosphere but beware. If your waiter or waitress is in a mood your experience isn't going to be great. Especially if you are eating off the savers menu.

We have been quite a few times and stayed in the hotel. If you get the right member of staff - you will have a great time

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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Pity about the slow service”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

I took some business clients here for lunch, but the food was so desperately slow in coming that it became embarrassing. Go there at 12.45. By 1.40 we were starving - had to skip dessert and coffee and get back to our offices as a full lunch would have headed towards 2 hours.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank robw178
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