Review on Read's

Read's restaurant is beautifully positioned in its own grounds on the edge of Faversham, a Georgian manor house that provides a delightful base to explore the garden of England. This is where Chef David Pitchford follows the seasons with his dishes calling upon local suppliers for fresh fish, meat and game. Herbs and vegetables are grown in the manor's very own walled kitchen garden.

Proceedings may begin with a plate of thinly sliced Langhirano Parma ham with caramelised fresh figs, rocket salad and Reggiano parmesan followed by, perhaps, a pan fried fillet of wild locally caught sea bass on a bed of Mediterranean vegetable cous-cous with a cherry tomato sauce. Look out for Read's traditional deep lemon tart with an orange compote and their own lemon verbena sorbet among the puddings. The wine list is a majestic tome featuring some serious first growths from Bordeaux.

Read's is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Classic English / Modern


David Pitchford

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Tue-Sat
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

Online Booking Availability for Read's

Facilities at Read's

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu


Accomodation is available, (6 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby

Dress Code



Macknade Manor
Canterbury Road
ME13 8XE

Customer Ratings on Read's

4.9  / 5

Based on 2 reviews

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  • avatar

    March 2016

    9 people found this review helpful
    Exceptional food

    I have eaten here many times and I am never disappointed

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  • avatar
    DT Of Kent
    April 2015

    13 people found this review helpful
    Excellent Restaurant

    I attended the restaurant for the first time on business in April and was very surprised at the lovely location and the elegance of the Georgian manor in which the restaurant is located in. The waiter service was excellent as was the food and the atmosphere.

    As a result I have booked the restaurant for a further two family celebrations later on this year.

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