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Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar

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One Forbury Square 1 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3BB, England
+44 118 957 4044
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was part of a Christmas dinner party. We didn't have enough people to take over the restaurant but we had tables that ran the length of the restaurant, so I'm sure it must have been quite noisy for the other diners (sorry!). We had pre-ordered our dishes and had them written on little name cards. A very efficient set-up.... More 

Thank Emer T
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of attending the Dalmore tasting and dinner on Thursday. The canapés were superb, the meal excellent and the pairing of the whisky with the various courses was impressive. The staff were most welcoming and attentive during the real. Thanks again Xavier and Thomas for another first class evening. David W

2 Thank Daavid W
xlb, Owner at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear David, thank you for your kind review, we love the feedback and are always pleased to do more of what we do, see you again at Forburys, I have a few more great Dinners Planned for 2017 Kind Regards Xavier More 

Berkshire UK
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

It had been a long time since my wife and I had visited Forbury's Restaurant. Why had we wasted all this time? Our "Market Lunch" option was absolutely excellent - with no reservations. My wife had Ham Hock Terrine accompanied by a sweet piccalilli, followed by an excellent creamy wild mushroom risotto. I had Chicken Livers on Toast. The title... More 

Thank RPlummerBerkshireUK
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Have been lucky enough to eat in many fine restaurants over the years and I have to say Forbury's is up with the very best.spent the evening as a group of ten and all of us were blown away by the food, comments such as best venison ever tasted and this is how a steak should be were a couple... More 

Thank Steve C
Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Went here for a birthday dinner and it was fab. The staff were attentive and helpful throughout. The place is light and airy without being too bright and the bar area certainly looked inviting for a drink, although we had been for drinks elsewhere prior to coming for dinner. The menu had a wide selection of food and covered most... More 

1 Thank Dave S
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Always lovely good atmosphere lovey team and cocktails made as they should be good choice of wine steak cooked perfect relaxed spoiling yourself or better still get someone to treat you

3 Thank Tracey C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The recent development of Forbury Square has managed to melt very well modern buildings into the Victoria fabric of the city centre. Of the several restaurants in the square, Forbury is a lovely French restaurant and a wine bar. Great and elegant décor, great choice of wines, formal and attentive service, and good food choice. A place to keep in... More 

1 Thank Lucio F
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

OK. So here was the deal. Had a team meeting in Reading, and the boss suggested we go here with a Groupon deal. This was my first groupon deal ever, as the small print usually doesn't match up to the reality. Its also worth stating that this was a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. I had no idea what the place... More 

2 Thank The_Hatwoods
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Came here with friends for a birthday lunch and food was perfect, maybe a little expensive for the portion size, but expected if you want to dine in this nicer environment. Would come again.

1 Thank Donna W
London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

For someone who doesn't often enjoy French food, I had to take a risk here, and boy were we overjoyed! The food was incredible, we even had a delicious apperatif (sp) of this gorgeous butternut squash soup to start. We were incredibly late, we turned up at 10pm and they still happily and delightfully served us. Which brings me to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$95
French, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: One Forbury Square 1 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3BB, England
  • Public Transportation: 5 minutes walk from the train station. 5 minutes walk from oracle shopping center Recommended taxi firm Top Cars 01189442222.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 957 4044
Forbury's Restaurant is situated in the central square of a modern development opposite Forbury Garden in the centre of Reading; it has achieved many positive reviews since it opened along with a recommendation from Michelin since 2005, two AA Rosettes and inclusion in Harden's Top Ten Restaurants for 2007. The restaurant has been created by Xavier Le-Bellego whose name has become associated with fine food and dining.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?