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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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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Came in here on a Saturday night. Brilliant service and excellent food. The atmosphere was divine! Definitely recommend if your in the area.

Thank foodfanatic807
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't even been yet but I've already been called up twice to be told that I'll be charged an extra £4 per head because I've booked on a night where there will be live Jazz (the reason I wanted to go). A week later I was called up to ask for a deposit of £20 per head, I'm taking... More 

Thank Sapan G
xlb, Manager at Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Mr Ganguly, Thank you for taking the time to write to us. We seem to have caused you anxiety and for this we can only apologise. I have noted that you have have paid your deposit so thank you for that. The reason we advised our guests that there would be a cover charge is so that it is... More 

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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

I visited the Forbury with some work colleagues and I was expecting good food and it didn't disappoint. I had a ravioli starter, halibut main and a selection of 4 mini deserts, with the halibut being the stand out dish. It was a nice evening , so why the 4 stars? Its the second time i have visited and i... More 

2 Thank Alec B
Acton, Massachusetts
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541 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Wanted a restaurant near the railway station for dinner and found Forbury's which is just a three minute walk. Is a contemporary smart looking place. There were two menus, a fixed price and an a la carte but can mix and match. Were warmly greeted on arrival on a cold winters evening. Service was very pleasant and professional. Had the... More 

1 Thank MikeBirdman
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great day from start to finish, from the moment we walked in we had a warm reception from the manager, a really professional and charming guy. The restaurant itself is in a beautiful setting, elegant but casulal so it felt very relaxed. The food was without exception, fantastic and the wine too. Given the setting, food and service... More 

5 Thank Justsignedup
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We have a lovely evening , the food was excellent and the service was brilliant Definitely would be back

4 Thank precilla2017
Dummer, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I am not usually negative reviewer, I have given it a few weeks between visiting and submitting because I felt so let down but even now all I can say is that our Saturday night experience was not great. Admittedly the place seemed packed, but we'd booked several weeks in advance yet the service was poor, the food the party... More 

1 Thank ChrisR200
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I have been ,going places and Forburys restaurant in Reading has been on my list since its opening over 10 years ago, i have always been pleased with the general food offer they serve and always innovative on they wine offer, it is by far as Reading best Offer in terms of classic cooking as i find most other places... More 

4 Thank Plutoh
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Possibly the worst meal I have had! On the plus side the bread was good, if over priced. The butternut squash ravioli was truly revolting. Venison and sea bream passable, although the vegetables were more uncooked than al dente. Everything over seasoned. Two of us couldn't face dessert after the terrible main course but my mother ordered creme caramel. It... More 

1 Thank Gloucestershiregirls
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

From London with my wife and sister-in-law from Taunton for lunch. From the minute we walked in to a warm welcome beautifully served champagne while we waited for our table to the service we received to the food we ate everything was of the highest standard. Frogs legs and seafood scotch egg to start, the mains were mouth-meltingly delicious, and... More 

2 Thank gaynansimon

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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$93
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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?