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Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar

One Forbury Square 1 The Forbury | The Forbury, Reading RG1 3BB, England
+44 118 957 4044
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
One Forbury Square 1 The Forbury | The Forbury, Reading RG1 3BB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The service was outstanding, the meal was lovely but small (turkey, 2 potatoes, 2 small parsnips, smallest carrot I've ever seen and two brussel sprouts) Lovely atmosphere, thought drink and food was expensive, Very clean and tidy. I still believe a service charge shouldn't be...More

Thank PaulineReading
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here with a couple of friends. Warm welcome from the head waiter and other staff. Had a drink in the bar area first which was nice and comfortable. Staff were very attentive, perhaps a little too much as no fewer than 5 separate people...More

Thank SqueakyKlean
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Four of us ate here to celebrate a birthday and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Staff are attentive and friendly and food is well cooked and presented to you very quickly. There seemed to be quite a few French people eating the evening we...More

Thank Darren T
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Last Friday evening we experienced the Bordeaux Wine Tasting Evening (£90.00pp) at the Forbury Restaurant in Reading. The ambience of this restaurant is immediately warm and welcoming. Our evening began the bar area with Canapes, accompanied by Crémant de Bordeaux Blanc Brut N/V, which was...More

2  Thank Linnieflint
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Ive had many meals there with friends over the last ten yrs or more .Everytime the food was very very good , tasty , no fuss , great flavours.The wine list is very strong in classics , french , european and some very good exple...More

1  Thank Frederic F
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The Forbury is my go-to restaurant for dinners and celebrations. I have visited this place for many years and never, ever, had a bad meal. The food has always been exquisite. The prices are high, as you expect from a fine-dining restaurant. The main review...More

2  Thank ibethevans
Reviewed 23 October 2017

My wife and I eat here regularly and have never been disappointed. Went there again last Saturday. Fillet steak in a bordelaise sauce - with foie gras - was excellent as was the rump of lamb my wife had. Really great food, beautifully presented. Excellent...More

2  Thank johnWokinghamUk
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

It was pretty quiet Thursday lunchtime with just two other tables so not much of a vibe or energy and perhaps that didn't help. Our waiter explained he was new when we asked about one of the dishes and, whilst he went and found out...More

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I have been several times and have not done a review yet . I have visited for afternoon tea with the ladies which was perfection and had a few lunches with the good value lunch menu. The lunch menu is 3 courses for £26 and...More

1  Thank KimberleyBimson
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Everything about this restaurant is exceptional. The service is impeccable, the food is superb and the wine list is interesting and varied. I could not recommend this restaurant more highly. Dining here is a world class experience.

2  Thank lesser_zadkiel
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14 February 2017|
Response from xlb | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, we do have a Private room sitting up to 16 guests to check availability, please call Forbury's Restaurant directly on 01189 574044 I look forward to hear from you Thank you Xavier
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$33 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: One Forbury Square 1 The Forbury | 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
  • E-mail
Forbury's Restaurant and Wine Bar is relaxed & comfortable, offering seasonal food and daily specials. We work closely with our dedicated suppliers who strive to deliver the best ingredients daily, this is the joy & enthusiasm of our Chefs who then produce succulent dishes freshly prepared to order. Their passion & skills are tested all the time. This is why we pride ourselves as one of the few independent restaurants in Reading. We are situated in Forbury Square, 5 minutes walk from the Town centre and Train Station. 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 synonymous with fine food and dining.
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