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Summary

“It’s not trendy nor cutting edge and does not attempt to be, but consistently maintains excellent standards” – David and Rona Pitchford’s “slightly old-fashioned” venture occupies “a delightful Georgian manor” (with “a lovely garden for a pre lunch drink”) and serves “classic” cuisine. Top Tip – “lunch is a special bargain”.

£83
Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A lovely Georgian house with elegant dining rooms” provides the setting for David and Rona Pitchford’s long-established venture. It’s “a bit old-fashioned”, but its regular local fan club say “it ticks all the boxes”, with its “smart and comfortable” interior and “fine, classical standard of cooking”.

£84
Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Beautifully laid tables” and “excellent, old-fashioned service”“too polite for this century”, but very “un-snooty” – characterise the old-school approach of David and Rona Pitchford’s long-established, “high-class” Kent favourite. “Take your mother-in-law, and any wounds will be healed…”

£82
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

David and Rona Pitchford have presided over this “very genteel” restaurant, now housed in a Georgian rectory, for over 35 years – “a perfect setting” for this “slightly ‘old school’ Kent” experience; service is “genuine”, and the “excellent” cooking “takes old favourites and adds a hint of innovation”.

£79
Exceptional
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
20
Mon closed, Tue - Sat 9.30 pm, Sun closed
60

Read’s Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Read’s Restaurant in ME13, Faversham by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Read’s restaurant.
Ian D
The lunchtime set menu is particularly good...
Reviewed 11 months, 13 days ago

"The lunchtime set menu is particularly good value for money."

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Simon F
Consistency once more with impeccable servi...
Reviewed 11 months, 16 days ago

"Consistency once more with impeccable service for dinner and breakfast. Wine prices are still very reasonable with a good range - a lovely Chapel down sparkling Rose at under £40! Beautiful restaurant setting with views over the garden preceded by an apritifi in the delightful courtyard."

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Macknade Manor, Canterbury Rd, Faversham, ME13 8XE
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9:30 pm
Friday12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9:30 pm

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