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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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“amuse bouche” (13 reviews)
“foie gras” (6 reviews)
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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 8 September 2015 via mobile

We came here on the off-chance as we wanted to bring our own bottle of wine to dinner (88' ch Batailley) but so many places we do frequent either don't do corkage or didn't know what it meant. Luckily Forburys does and charges a very...More

2  Thank Michaelthesomm
xlb, Owner at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2015

Thank you very much for your kind comments, It is always nice to see positive & constructive reviews from real foodies Please feel free to bring more wine from your collection, it is always a pleasure to be able to open some really rare vintage...More

Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Wow we had a fabulous lunch here. My gosh we drank the place dry and still enjoyed an incredible meal. Lovely 'private' room behind glass for parties of 8-16.

1  Thank Happy_Plumber69
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

We got a Groupon but were very disappointed, the staff were great but the food was very average with little choice. The menu had changed and then the fish I wanted was sold out. Quite expensive and nothing to shout about, not sure we would...More

2  Thank taradeandle
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Met with a (French) business colleague who works in Reading but had not been there long so didn't know where the best restaurant was. Booked Forburys "on spec" and we were taken aback at the greeting when we entered, service couldn't be faulted, the menu...More

2  Thank Michael T
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Forburys is tucked away behind the shops and the station but well worth a visit. We had a travelzoo voucher for a three course meal with amuse bouche and a macaron with coffee, everything was perfect. The restuarant is in a quite and peaceful square...More

2  Thank Kirsten L
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We found the menu limited, sadly uninspiring and the food very average. The worst thing was having bought a voucher, we had to pay a supliment for a Saturday (which we knew) but when we came out we noticed the offer on the board outside...More

Thank J9jazz
xlb, Owner at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2015

Thank you for your review, we always take comments on board, I am sorry on this occasion we felt short of your expectation, all our Prosecco glasses are served in 100ml glass, The Board offer outside was our lunch Menu, but you decided to use...More

Reviewed 20 August 2015

Yet again we had a fantastic meal at the forbury. The food is always lovely. Really tasty and well presented. The wine list is great with so much choice. The service is always excellent . Will return again soon.

3  Thank mick b
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

We visited with a Travelzoo voucher for a 3 course meal for 4 people for £109. It was a lovely experience. Although we joked about having to getting a kebab on the way home because the starter was so small, the food was delicious and...More

2  Thank Haselers
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Forbury's is on song at the moment. Excellent food and attentive service. The terrace is great in summer. Good wine list and some obscure and rewarding choices. Will be going again soon.

1  Thank Donald M
Reviewed 4 August 2015

The wine list at Forburys is extensive and interesting and the menu targets the fine dining customer. So when they advertised a Cheese and Wine Tasting, we didn’t want to miss it and invited friends who share our enjoyment of food and wine to join...More

1  Thank BeejayBerkshire
xlb, Owner at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2015

I am sorry to read that the food was not up to your expectation, The menu vary from what is available from our dedicated suppliers, and I am sorry we run out of the fish on the main-course, I do hope you visit us again...More

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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
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, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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