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Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar

One Forbury Square 1 The Forbury | The Forbury, Reading RG1 3BB, England
+44 118 957 4044
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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LOCATION
One Forbury Square 1 The Forbury | The Forbury, Reading RG1 3BB, England
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1 - 10 of 526 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An excellent evening for 14 of us. Menu great. With good options for all. I had the steak as a main and tart tatin for desert. Wines very good. The Bordeaux was superb. Service excellent. Well done Xavier and team.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Barneyq101
xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Barney, Thanks for this review. It was, as always, an absolute pleasure looking after you all. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Kind regards Emma and the Forburys Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service just fantastic. Modern European dishes with enough variety for most people, not overly pricy based on the quality. Staff couldn’t be more welcoming or friendly.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RMMEA16
xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review and 5 blobs. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards The Forburys Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for New Year as a couple. It was a limited selection menu and on arrival we were given a kir royale and some canapes which were delicious - the pastry on the spinach tartlet was perfect. Three courses plus an amuse bouche and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PavlH
xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Thank you very much for your 5 blob review, and wonderful comments. I have fed back your comments to the front and back of house staff. I hope you do come back to us very soon. Perhaps for Valentines Night? We have another lovely...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Poorly set up. There’s A LOT of room for improvement. The service was terribly slow The wait between each course was far too long Whilst the food was tasty it was all stone cold. Absolute complete lack of atmosphere. For the price it is for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank lrnleigh12
xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, We are sorry that you were not happy with your Christmas Day Lunch experience. I have fed back your comments. Do come again Regards The Forburys Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made another good choice this year for the Christmas calibration. The food and service is exceptional and had a very relaxing afternoon. So if the need for a quality Christmas meal choose this venue.

Date of visit: December 2018
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xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your honest review, It is always good to hear a positive review and we look forward to welcome you again soon! Happy New Year from all the team at Forburys

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had Office Xmas Party 28 people. We booked table with fixed menus. But food served after 55 min. The portion of starter is really surprising (too small). One of my friends clearly mentioned on his order (side dishes) - it was not there, when...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank ramsharan
xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ram, Thanks for reviewing our restaurant. I am very sorry to hear you felt disappointed. I would like to address your comments though as I feel some are not really the absolute truth. Whilst you did have to wait a while for your food,...More

Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

We had our Christmas dinner here last night, but have to say disappointed for the price. The staff were nice, but everything was a bit rushed. We sat down for dinner around 7:20, and we had finished our three course meal by 8:30, and hit...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

I love coming here, the food is mouthwatering and nicely presented and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable without being stuffy. Definitely the place for a special occasion. Really enjoyed the fish /shellfish dishes and the desserts are quite special too.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Smartcat2013
xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Hi, Many thanks for your positive comments and feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to us. We hope to welcome you again very soon! Kind regards The Forburys Team

Reviewed 28 October 2018

Out with a friend for a girlie lunch, we thought we would give it a go. The restaurant was very pleasant with a good menu and some very nice wines! Staff were very helpful and a good time was had by all ...

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Lyn1Surrey
xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi Lyn, Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards Emma

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely evening meal before seeing the brilliant Henry II. Staff were very attentive and the food was very tasty. My only criticism would be that my main was a little bit over seasoned, and my meringue was a little bit hard. But overall a very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank rachyrach12345
xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi there, Many thanks for your feedback. I have fed back to the team your comments. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards The Forburys Team

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$32 - US$97
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: One Forbury Square 1 The Forbury | 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
Description
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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