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The RiverBar at Newbury Manor

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The Newbury Manor Hotel London Road | London Road, Newbury RG14 2BY, England
+44 1635 528838
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Reading, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Had food and drink here prior to it being closed for refurbishment, The food was good, the service was good and it was a lovely place. I am told it is being refurbished and the refurbishment was due to finish end of last year, although passed recently and perhaps it's still remains closed. Would love to know, as I would... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Visited here for dinner........ lovely place with good ambiance. Im not a desert person at all.... I much prefer a good steak and they certainly know how to cater to providing this. I asked to try a selection of deserts as ive heard how pleasing they are.. and the waitress arrived with a line of small portion deserts on a... More 

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Thank sheila-anne h
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

After a long day and a long drive all the seasoned traveler wants is some nice food and then a good nights sleep. This did not disappoint, the food was good the service was good albeit the waiting staff in the evening were not overly communicative. All be it though very nice.

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Thank Barry S
Newbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014 via mobile

My friends and I came for afternoon tea yesterday. The food was nice and they catered well for the veggie in our group. However the service we received was very poor. We had to ask for teaspoons, sugar and jam which should have been provided without having to ask. Despite the establishment being relatively quiet, the service was very slow... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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138 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014

I had a breakfast two day in a row, during my stay in Manor Hotel. Interior & surroundings: Manor Hotel looks great, however its walls scream for a renovation, there is no difference with RiverBar. Internal decor does not catch attention... What I like was that it is surrounded by a pond that you can observe during your meal. Drawback... More 

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Thank wodzik
Berkshire
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

The food is great, they always have a simple menu which changes regularly and the food is well presented. We have been probably ten times and tried different things each time. They have accommodated my wife who is quite particular about what she puts in her mouth (trust me), and altered dishes for her. This Sunday I had roast pork,... More 

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Thank Strafin
Cupertino, California
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87 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Food is well prepared but the menu is somewhat lacking in variety when staying several days. Somewhat pricey (for Americans) compared to the pub across the street, but the location is great.

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Thank JBuckel
Newbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

My husband and daughter and I went to the River Bar on Friday for Afternoon Tea for her BIRTHDAY. My daughter is gluten free and I only phoned them two hours before the booking time. They served an excellent tea with sandwiches of salmon, cucumber, egg and ham; a plate of assorted cakes and a scone each and jams. On... More 

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Bristol, UK
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We were also staying in the hotel and decided to try the restaurant last night as breakfast was quite good. We ended up quite disappointed with our visit. In short, Issues: - woman forgot to record our reservation - we waited over 45 minutes in a less than full restaurant for a BURGER and FISH&CHIPS meals - forgot to serve... More 

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Thank IntlDuo
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Today I tried this restaurant for the first time, and the experience was terrible from start to end. FIRST IMPRESSION: The place is spiders and spider webs laden. We were offered a table next to the pond area by the window at first. Quickly I saw many dead insects and spider webs so I asked to switch to a table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$51
Cuisine
International, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Newbury Manor Hotel London Road | London Road, Newbury RG14 2BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1635 528838
  • This restaurant is at Newbury Manor Hotel
Description
Tucked away in Newbury is the Newbury Manor Hotel, home to the River Bar restaurant. Set by the water, the River Bar offers exciting and innovative cuisine that is sourced from the best, local markets. The dining room is elegantly furnished and offers superb views of the hotel grounds. The a la carte menu offers dishes that are presented superbly, such as mushroom risotto with Sauternes jelly, sea bass with scallops and saffron mash and pork belly with toffee apples. Desserts are equally inviting; why not try the Newbury Manor Stranoffee? Three courses of this international cuisine costs an average of £35 per person.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?