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.
To Start Mussel and Clam Chowder £6.50 Cheese Straws Carpaccio of Beef Fillet £7.95 Rocket and Artichoke Salad, Parmesan Shavings Sauté Chicken Livers, Grape and Walnut Salad £6.50 Sauce Diable Warm Grilled Maldon Smoked Salmon, Fennel and Shallot Salad £7.95 Herb Fromage Blanc Wild Mushroom and Parmesan Tart £7.50 Truffle Mascarpone Game Terrine with Homemade Piccalilli £7.95 Toasted Sour Dough Endive and Roquefort Cheese Salad £5.95 Pear and Honey Dressing Roast Pigeon Braised Endive £8.25 Wild Mushroom Vinaigrette Maldon Smoked Eel, Horseradish Mash £7.25 Crisp Pancetta Mackerel Fillet With Mussels a'la Mariniere £6.95 Pan Fried Duck Egg, Celeriac and Walnut Salad £7.95 Truffle Dressing Vegetarian Courgette and Gruyere Soufflé Starter £6.50 Bitter Leaves Wet Italian Polenta, Wild Mushrooms Starter £7.50 Poached Egg Main £12.95 Sweetcorn Risotto with Basil Pesto Starter £7.25 Main £12.50 Egg Florentine with Toasted Ciabatta Starter £6.95 Main £11.95 To Follow Roast Loin of Vicars Game Venison, Root Vegetables £17.95 Puy Lentil Vinaigrette Sole Tempura, Fat Cut Chips £16.50 Ketchup Tartare Chicken Maryland Corn Fritters, Sweet Potato Purée £15.50 Tomato and Red Pepper Salsa Braised Herdwick Lamb Shank, Pea Purée £17.50 Spiced Chickpeas Baked Fillet of Cod, Roast Garlic Mash £17.95 Cep Mushrooms Pan-Fried Calves Liver Turbigo £16.50 Dijon Crouton Slow Cooked Veal Breast, Pumpkin Purée £15.95 Ballontine of Rabbit, Herb Gnocchi £17.50 Fricassee of Wild Mushroom and Confit Shallot Wild Sea Bass, Jerusalem Artichoke, Confit Garlic £17.95 Red Wine Jus From The Grill Whole Grilled Fish of the Day £MVP The Mal Burger £11.95 250 Gram Burger made from Naturally Reared Ground Beef Steak Frites £16.95 250 Grams Naturally Reared, Grass Fed, Dry Aged on the Bone Rump, served with Homemade Chips Entrecôte Naturally Reared, Grass Fed, Dry Aged on the Bone Sirloin 250 Grams £18.50 300 Grams £22.50 Char-Grilled Plantation Pork Cutlet £18.95 Homemade Apple Sauce, Jus Roti All Steaks come with a choice of Béarnaise Sauce, Au Poivre or Garlic Butter Sides - All £2.95 Mashed Potatoes Honey Glazed Root Vegetables Cauliflower Gratin Baked Open Cap Mushrooms Salad of Beetroots with Balsamic Green Leaf and Parmesan Salad Tomato and Onion Salad Homemade Fries £3.25 With Bloody Mary Sauce or Aioli To End - All £5.95 Vanilla Crème Caramel Port Roasted Figs, Almond Ice Creams Malmaison Crème Brûlée Apple Crumble with Pouring Cream Chocolate Truffle Cake, Pistachio Ice Cream Cappuccino Cup Breton Biscuit with Nougat Mousse, Apple Sorbet Pear Facon Tatin Calvados Cream Fraiche Homemade Ice Cream and Sorbet Strawberry Ice Cream Passion Fruit Sorbet Vanilla Ice Cream Mixed Berry Sorbet Chocolate Ice Cream Lemon Sorbet £1.75 Per Ball From Our Cheese Trolley £9.50 A Selection of British and French Farmhouse Cheeses, served with Walnut Bread and Biscuits