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Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar

One Forbury Square | The Forbury, Reading RG1 3BB, England
+44 118 957 4044
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
One Forbury Square | The Forbury, Reading RG1 3BB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Partner and I were given a gift voucher for the restaurant. Upon arrival we were greeted by the manager who sorted us out with our table and the voucher for our food. Perfect 3 course meal; I had the lamb main course and the red...More

Thank Will L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the £31 set dinner with a glass of prosecco before a show at the Concert Hall. Everything was very well prepared and delicious. There is a huge wine list with lots of interesting choices, but it is quite expensive. Very good service. Good...More

2  Thank JeffCypress
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and friendly and efficient service made my small birthday lunch an extremely happy event. It's a wonderfully spacious and airy restaurant and also has seating outdoors.

1  Thank Julia G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner there on Saturday. I had fillet steak my wife had the lamb. Both first class, service was, as it always is, friendly and efficient. We have been eating there probably once a month for several years and have always been impressed with the food,...More

2  Thank johnWokinghamUk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking forward to eating here. Sat outside on a very hot day. Ordered seared tuna and squid as starter and rib eye steak as main The tuna was overcooked (murdered) and was therefore chewy and the squid was undercooked and rubbery. The rest...More

1  Thank horsedeal
xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon horsedeal, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are surprised by this outcome as we did our best to improve your dining experience with us. We understand that everybody has different tastes so offered to replace your blue-rare ribeye...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

I am a single woman mid 50's I love fine dining, so have a list of places to try in the Reading area, have just moved back, I like to do lunch and found Forbury's excellent service, attention to detail and beautiful food. Looking forward...More

Thank BentleyTwin
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Stopped by for lunch now that our office has moved to Reading. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals (I had the fillet which was delectable, my colleague had mussels which she devoured). We happily cleaned our plates, even the dressings on the salads were uniquely tasty....More

2  Thank Jeanine R
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Upon arrive the waiter Chris gave a warm welcome, and the rest of the team were a delight, nothing was too much trouble, despite not making a reservation for the tasting menu the chef put together a great combination of flavours, textures and visual stimuli....More

2  Thank James H
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Popped ino here after dinner at Cerise, would have stayed at Cerise but bar was totally empty! Nice scene fairly busy (compared to Cerise. Was well looked after by teh manager, good G+Ts nice comfy seating.

1  Thank Martynjw
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We had a large work event here for over 60 people and it was very good. The food options are not what you'd find on the a la cadre menu, but all the food that came out from our pre-ordering was excellent. The service was...More

3  Thank BondiRescued
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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$ 32 - US$ 97
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, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, 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 | 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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