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Forbury's Restaurant

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

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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

We had a wonderful meal. Both the food and the service were excellent.

Mark 19 December 2017
from Hoddesdon

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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

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Customer reviews for Forbury's Restaurant

4.5 (((() (based on 52 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (40)
  • luxury (29)
  • business (28)
  • romantic (28)
  • private dining (23)
  • large parties (17)
  • lunch (17)
  • al fresco (11)
  • value (11)
  • trendy (6)
  • child friendly (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • entertainment (1)
  • (((** 19 February 2018 by Ozlem from Reading

    It wasn’t the first time here and we normall like this place but this time was very disappointing. My Starters (scallops) were tiny and weren’t warm enough. My husbands shrimps in butter wasn’t a hot dish as you normally expect. (They should make it clear in the menu) again hubby’s Steak wasn’t the first class steak. (Average)

  • ((((( 19 December 2017 by Mark from Hoddesdon

    We had a wonderful meal. Both the food and the service were excellent.

  • ((((( 3 September 2017 by Tim from Newbury

    Excellent dinner service and ambience.

  • ((((* 2 July 2017 by Ann from Stockholm

    Nice calm restaurant with attentive personel. And great food!

  • ((((( 29 June 2017 by Emma from Reading

    Simply wonderful. Amazing food, stunning restaurant and the most fantastic staff. Easily my favourite restaurant in Reading.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by C from London

    Most enjoyable. Sat outside on comfortable terrace. Charming service. Good food and wine. Definitely recommended.

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Heather from Reading

    I would thoroughly recommend Forbury's. The food is excellent - I had the venison (again). The service is very attentive without being intrusive. Altogether a quality restaurant.

  • ((((( 5 February 2017 by Clive from Reading

    Excellent meal and service

  • ((((* 3 February 2017 by Aj from Reading


  • ((((( 19 December 2016 by Kate 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 !!

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