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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
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“foie gras” (8 reviews)
“frog legs” (7 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££££
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One Forbury Square 1 The Forbury | The Forbury, Reading RG1 3BB, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I eat here regularly and have always had very positive experiences; it's my favourite restaurant in the Reading area. The food is always good, the portions just right and the staff very pleasant and efficient - there's usually someone close by, but not intrusively so....More

Thank Terence C
xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Terence, Thank you so much for your positive comments regarding our restaurant. Our team work very hard to ensure the food and service we deliver is of the highest standard, so it is always nice to hear we have achieved this repeatedly for you....More

Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Just returned from having lunch at the Forbury. Myself and 3 friends. We had the Express Menu which included starter and main course. These were ok. Myself and another had the steak and we were very disappointed. Even though we were given steak knives, it...More

Thank Clarkytheclark
xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for your feedback regarding your visit. As you pre-ordered prior to coming we would not necessarily want to push you into having sides. Sometimes trying to push sales results in people feeling like all we care about is the money, which is...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Went to this restaurant tonight with 40 guys involved in a golf match. Had to pre order food as you would expect for such a large group. Starter was very plain, few bits of watermelon in a bowl with balsamic vinegar poured over it and...More

Thank peterhM1430SV
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

I visited here with my wife on Saturday night having looked at the reviews... much of which were favourable. Our waitress was very polite, professional and a credit to the restaurant. The starters were fine but the mains were very disappointing. We opted for the...More

Thank Rodge51
xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hi and many thanks for the review. I am sorry you feel that way regarding the food you were served on your visit. This is the first time we have had any negative feedback regarding these dishes, but your comments have been fed back to...More

Reviewed 18 May 2018

We came here for a 'leaving do' for a colleague so 7 of us for an early evening dinner. Very friendly greeting and drinks offered in their waiting area which was great. It wasn't hugely busy (which suited us!), so service very attentive (thankyou!) and...More

Thank Martyjojo
xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Dear Marty, Thank you for your lovely comments regarding your recent visit to us. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review and look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Have a lovely day Kind regards Emma Darley Assistant Manager

Reviewed 17 April 2018

We arrived at the Restaurant and were promptly shown to a table, waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive. Very nice menu, I ordered the Pheasant Terrine followed by a Fillet Steak, whilst my wife ordered the Crab followed by the Calves Liver, all very flavoursome...More

2  Thank Stuart S
xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Dear Stuart, Thank you for your positive comments regarding your recent visit to us. Our dedicated team work hard to ensure we deliver the high standards expected of us by our guests, so your feedback is greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you on...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018

It is a special treat to go to Forbury's. The staff are extremely welcoming, even if you just go in for a drink. We have been before and as we attended an excellent lecture at nearby St Laurence Church on the Civil War in Reading,...More

1  Thank Italophile1
xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for your positive feedback regarding your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Kind regards Emma Darley Assistant Manager

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Well what can i say, I love this place. I have eaten here a lot over the last couple of years but never got round to letting everyone know how great it is. I choose to celebrate my 40th birthday here in December and really...More

2  Thank Ecjamieson
xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you for your positive feedback regarding your recent visit to us. I have passed on your lovely comments on to the team. We look forward to spoiling you again very soon. Kind regards Emma Darley Assisant Manager

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I went there with my bf for my birthday. Plus, it was his first time fine dinning and he loved the whole experience. He tried frog legs and became a fan. We loved their portion size and were so full after dessert. Will highly recommend...More

1  Thank alesrzu
xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you for your positive feedback regarding your recent visit to us. We are glad your partner enjoyed his first time experience of frogs legs and look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind regards Emma Darley Assistant Manager

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Booked in advance and on day of visit checked if we could try the taster menu. Not a problem and in the evening we were warmly welcomed. We had the flight of wine to accompany the food, excellent choice since we were introduced to the...More

1  Thank chris w
xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Dear Chris, Thank you for your positive feedback regarding your recent visit to us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards Emma Darley Assistant Manager

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sl1nky1439
14 February 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$33 - US$99
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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