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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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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

I have lived in Reading for several years, but I never ate in Forbury’s until just last week. This in itself is perplexing as I am constantly complaining to friends and work colleagues that Reading is plagued with generic chain restaurants and lacking in culinary originality. Sure there are fantastic light eateries like Picnic or Workhouse Coffee for lunch, but... More 

10 Thank MartinDDJ
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

The Bar, Restaurant, Location, Outdoor Seating Area, Parking, Professionalism, and a Wine List which rivals the biggest names in London - Well done Xavier and his team. The Forbury's delivers a service and food menu which never disappoint. Excellent quality and taste. Ask Xavier for a wine recommendation, and you will experience the best meal within a 75 miles radius... More 

3 Thank Kayrouz
Reading, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Just wonderful... Xavier & his team are so charming and professional. The menus are exquisite and of a very high calibre. Whether you're having a light lunch, celebrating a special occasion or a romantic dinner, the experience is always fantastic. Simply a must....

4 Thank crimsonkitty29
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

We had a private dinner for 40 here. The atmosphere was great, a bit noisy for me. The service was excellent and the food was excellent. What is not to like?

4 Thank Hal S
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

I booked the Champagne Afternoon Team for a friends birthday after hearing rave reviews from others. We were not disappointed! The hotel is in a good central location and the whole experience was superb. I will definitely be returning and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others whether they just want a catch up with some good friends... More 

3 Thank LouiseBerkshire
Chester, United Kingdom
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318 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

Dinner in a private room here - food was excellent with a great choice. Very nice wine. Staff were very attentive and helpful all night. Would visit here again for sure

3 Thank drpeterr23
Reading, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

We took our wedding guests to the Forbury Restaurant on a Friday lunchtime. We had met with the very efficent and professional Maitre D, Tomas twice to make the arrangements for the reception. The whole process was very straightforward and simple. The canapes and drinks we ordered were presented beautifully and the timings were perfect. Our guests were very impressed... More 

3 Thank Heather J
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

Forburys never disappoints us. Their standards are consistently high - whether you eat 'a la carte' (the chateaubriand is excellent) or from the less costly but extremely nice market menu. We went here on Good Friday and had a fabulous time - the taste of the cauliflower soup was really good and the confit of duck was simply gorgeous. As... More 

2 Thank thelittlecarrot
wokingham uk
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

Been eating out in Reading for 25 years and here for maybe 10. dinner tonight was so perfect. Cheese soufflé, chateaubriand both terrific, service excellent, staff delightful, and good value, excellent wine list. Really faultless in every respect.

3 Thank johnWokinghamUk
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

Alway have a great meal and the service is outstanding! Top quality fresh food, tonight we just popped in for dessert and coffees and it was absolutely amazing!

2 Thank Amandajones310

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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$31 - US$94
French, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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?