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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 good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
27 Aug 2018
“Never disappoints me”
21 Mar 2018
“Great food and service”
Open Now
12:00 - 15:00 Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
18-20 Station Road | Great Western House, Reading RG1 1JX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was tempted in by something on the menu outside - "Crab & sea scallop risotto, carnaroli rice,white crab meat, crab bisque, samphire & pan seared scallops". What I got was tasty but seemed very creamy (an ingredient I would like to know about in...More

Thank S B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow went to Malmaison reading for afternoon tea and it was fantastic, lovely staff and food for perfect will be definitely recommend this to other friends and family, A* Thanks dean Armstrong for recommending this place to me.

Thank Coastal51663372960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a group of 30 people to Malmaison Brasserie in Reading for dinner. The staff were organised and friendly. The set meny was excellent value for money and I will definitely be booking again in the future for business dinners. The presentation and quality...More

Thank julesa300
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there, expecting great things. The menu sounds lovely. The food was nice, but just the next day and I couldn’t remember what we had. For the price range, it was a disappointing meal. If they adjusted the prices it would match expectation.

Thank 655PaulC655
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Toilets poorly maintained, several wines, beers, starters and main courses unavailable from he list and an already condensed menu. Food was poorly cooked with one main course of Sea Scallops un eatable being so over cooked

Thank FY58LCF
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We have visited Malmaison for Sunday Roast several times, and each time is seems better than the last. You really do get a staggering amount of food for your £19.95. I mean that literally. After hors d'oeuvres, soup, and main, you really will stagger out...More

Thank Erin H
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Been in the Malmaison several times before over the last few years. Very nice but "different" hotel. The rooms are nice, clean and comfortable. Decoration and colors do not in anyway look like a traditional hotel room. I like it! The only thing I do...More

Thank FrancoisvH
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Had the best dinner ever! Everything from the warm greeting on arrival, the food, wine (perfect choice as recommended by the sommelier, George) and atmosphere - all made for a perfect evening. Thank you so much to the whole team at Malmaison.

Thank vanessaj0hn
Reviewed 18 June 2018

First time back in Reading after many years for a school reunion. 20 of us at the Malmaison Restaurant - unfortunately, not very impressive. Food was generally cold, and very heavy. Taste was mediocre at best - very bland. We had pre-ordered, which can be...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Having wanted to try Malmaison for a long time, we finally went with another couple this Saturday evening. First the positives: the ambience was really nice, tables were not packed together and we had plenty of space. Our waiter was very friendly. However, we waited...More

Thank Susanne S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$52
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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