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The Reading Room


The hotel’s attention to detail is reflected not just in the architecture, décor and rooms but also significantly in its dining concepts. Being located in the centre of Reading, it’s convenient and easily accessible location makes the hotel one of the top spots for dining out in town.

From offering modern European cuisine along with exquisite and contemporary drinks at The Reading Room to the finest selection of tea treats at Roasted by Roseate, the Roseate Reading offers something to suit all tastes.

For all special occasions, events and celebrations, The Roseate has private rooms Cellar, Library and Eden that serve as differentiated dining experience areas. The team is prepared to make your private dining experience extra special by curating the menu to your preferences.

Where is The Reading Room located?

Situated within The Roseate Reading hotel, The Reading Room Restaurant & Bar offers stylish and contemporary décor with warm mood lighting.

What cuisine is on offer at The Reading Room?

Located in the heart of Reading, its convenient and easily accessible location makes it one of the top spots for dining out and cocktails in town. With its sophisticated atmosphere and superb modern European cuisine prepared using the best local ingredients, sourced by The Roseate Reading’s award winning chefs, the seasonal a-la-carte menu ensures guests have a flavour-filled dining experience. The seasonal menu and dishes are regularly updated, to showcase the finest produce of the current season from across the south of England. The Reading Room menu offers something to suit all tastes, including fish, meat, vegetarian and vegan dishes with remarkable creativity. The vibey bar features panelled glass displays and secluded enclave seating, creating a sense of distinction to match its exquisite and contemporary drinks offering.

Despite an extensive list of classic cocktails, tasteful creativity defines the mixology of the bar. Seasonal specials showcase a single spirit whisky, which might appear long and light with pineapple juice and lemon, or as a flambéed after-dinner drink with coffee beans and chocolate liqueur.


Afternoon tea at The Roseate Reading offers a unique experience. Guests can choose from the tailored tea menu that furnishes 20 different loose-leaf teas from family owned organic and fair-trade teas. The award winning tea selection is served with an assortment of finely cut classic filling sandwiches and a savoury collection of homemade cakes. The
afternoon tea also offers freshly baked scones served with strawberry preserve and smooth clotted cream. To top that up, guests can indulge in a glass of champagne to complement the classic tea experience.

Other Information

The Roseate Reading's Executive Head Chef Rajesh Maharjan has previously worked for hotels in Nepal and Dubai, before he took the opportunity to move to the UK. He first worked at the Monkey Island Hotel in Bray and then the Mercure Hotel in Windsor before moving in to his role as Head Chef at The Roseate Reading and then Executive Chef for The Roseate Hotels and Resorts UK. Rajesh Maharjan has honed his skills working with international cuisines such as modern European, Italian, Chinese and Indian Tandoor and is excited to bring a new experience to diners at the hotels in the UK. He is keen to focus on an innovative menu and thrilling flavours, giving guests an experience they want to return for. At The Reading Room, Rajesh uses the freshest, seasonal ingredients and the best of British produce.

Facilities & information


20th century buildings

Child friendly

Art and sculpture

Private car parking for a charge (on site)

Public parking nearby (charge)




Extra info

Nearest Airport: London Heathrow Airport

Nearest Airport Time: 40 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 26

Nearest Train Station: Reading Rail Station

Nearest Railway Time: 5 minutes

Amex: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

Visa: Yes

Arrival information and directions

Address: 26 The Forbury, Reading, Berkshire, ReadingRG1 3EJ, United Kingdom

The Roseate Reading is a short 5 minute walk from the Reading Train Station, alongside the beautiful Forbury Gardens. 

The hotel has limited car parking and unfortunately cannot reserve any spaces – parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you do find a space in the car park, please ensure you give your full registration number to reception at time of check in. The postcode for the car park is RG1 3BE. The car park is managed by a third party company, Parking Eye – please do not double park in the car park as a fine will be issued by the company. If the car park is full, please feel free to talk to the hotel for parking suggestions, or try the nearest car park located at the train station on Vastern Road, Reading RG1 8BT or at The Oracle Shopping Centre on Mill Lane, Reading, RG1 2AG. Car parking at the Roseate Reading is charged at the following rates Up to 4 Hours : £6 | 4-12 Hours : £12 | 12-24 Hours : £20

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