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Forbury's Restaurant

1 Forbury Square, The Forbury, Reading, RG1 3BB 0118 443 0128

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Main course: £16
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday - Sunday:
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30
Afternoon tea: 14:00 - 17:30

Great evening, from the minute we were greeted at the door until we left. Food excellent as always. Would love to see a few new dishes, have been there so often we have worked our way through the menu !!

Kate Brooks 19 December 2016
from Reading

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Among The Times’ top 10 French restaurants in the south, and Reading’s Restaurant of the Year 2012, Forbury’s Restaurant and Wine Bar is one of Berkshire’s best finds. An extensive AA Notable Wine List and exquisite French cuisine reflects the regional diversity of the country, to be savoured in the elegant dining room or al fresco on the terrace overlooking Forbury Garden.

Chef Xavier Le-Bellego previously worked with Raymond Blanc and the Roux Brothers, with his skills apparent in Forbury’s intricate, classically French dishes served with international accents. Try confit Landes duck leg, sauté potatoes, fine beans persillade, Morteau sausage and red wine jus, or pan fried Landes foie gras with toffee apple purée and toasted brioche.

Not limited to French food, the Forbury’s menu features rillette of Thai spiced smoked mackerel and Moroccan spiced braised lamb shoulder, bulgar wheat and roasted vegetables. Making use of fresh British produce, you will also find Hampshire venison and Herefordshire beef, Exmouth oysters and Cornish scallops.

With bespoke special occasion menus and regular wine tasting events, Forbury’s in Reading is easy to reach by car or on foot. Forbury’s is a 10-minute walk from Reading Train Station.

Forbury's Restaurant

1 Forbury Square, The Forbury, Reading, RG1 3BB

Contact +44 1189574044
Reservations 0118 443 0128

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Customer reviews for Forbury's Restaurant

4.5 (((() (based on 43 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (33)
  • luxury (25)
  • romantic (24)
  • business (23)
  • private dining (17)
  • large parties (14)
  • lunch (13)
  • al fresco (9)
  • value (8)
  • trendy (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 19 December 2016 by Kate Brooks from Reading

    Great evening, from the minute we were greeted at the door until we left. Food excellent as always. Would love to see a few new dishes, have been there so often we have worked our way through the menu !!

  • ((((( 17 October 2016 by Joanna Bacon from Reading

    We had a lovely evening; not just a meal but an experience. The waiting staff were very efficient, friendly and warm. At no point did we feel rushed or uncomfortable; we felt special and pampered. The food was imaginative, tasty, and cooked as requested. We have eaten at Forburys on a few occasions; the service, ambience, and quality of the food is consistently very good and we will continue to come back for more.

  • ((((( 7 October 2016 by Alan Waters from Reading


  • ((((( 3 October 2016 by Val Gibbs from Reading

    The restaurant overall is lovely. Tables not too close together and soft furnishings take away the noisy echoes which so many places have today. We could actually converse without straining! Lovely easy listening jazz playing as background music....adding to the ambience but not too loud.
    Waiters are attentive and knowledgeable without being annoying. The food and choice of wines was of a very high standard, and when the food arrived it was beautifully presented and of course delicious.
    If I could pinpoint any downside, it would be that there is little choice for you if you are vegetarian. I pointed this out to the waiter (as my brother and partner are) who quickly returned with the lunchtime menu where there were more dishes for them to choose from. The whole evening was every bit as good as I expected it to be as my first choice of restaurants in Reading.

  • ((((( 29 September 2016 by Veronica Conroy from Reading

    I have never been to the restaurant before and I was with my husband to celebrate his birthday. From the time we walked in and sat at the bar for a cocktail until the time we had dinner and left the service was I think the best I had experienced. The food was great as I am a veggie person!!! Everyone was friendly and smiling. Great service great food and I should mention the great car parking service which was also fantastic right near the restaurant. The only comment I would like to add is that for Veggies there was only one main dish offered on the menu. However that dish was very enjoyable. thanks Forbury you made my husbands birthday special and the added HAPPY BIRTHDAY in chocolate on the plate was brilliant!!!

  • ((((* 12 September 2016 by Colin Simpson from Fulmer

    service very good, food beautifully cooked and presented, unfortunately, like many other places, the mark-up on wine is very fierce.

  • ((((( 4 September 2016 by Deborah Hornsby from Reading

    Lovely meal, excellent friendly service, also very good wine list.

  • ((((( 29 August 2016 by Liz Walker from Reading

    Lovely , staff were friendly and informative , we had a lovely meal in great surroundings

  • ((((* 27 August 2016 by Paul Gold from Reading

    Having been couple of times to eat n drink nearly 3 years ago I wanted somewhere bit special to take my sister , who I hadn't seen for 2 years , I wasn't disappointed . Great market menu , lots of variety , very reasonable cost too . Great service and attention too. I had the fillet of haddock which was lovely whilst my sister had the steak which was bit too much for her so fortunately I had couple of pieces ! Delicious too. But the real treat was the summer puddings as dessert mmmmmmm so tasty and worth the lunchtime booking alone . Definitively going back and will not leave it so long !Poss the top restaurant in Reading with top service too! 5 star !!

  • ((((* 25 April 2016 by Fergus Hodge from Reading

    Great food and very attentive staff. Enjoyed the wine list, just had a slight hotel waiting room character. Great steak

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