Monday to Saturday
Lunch between 12 – 2.15pm
Dinner between 6 – 10.00pm
Bar open all day
We are Happy to Open on Sunday lunch for:
Private Function, Wedding, Birthday Party etc…
Please contact us on 01189 574044
- Disabled Access
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
About Forburys Restaurant
Forburys Restaurant & wine Bar has been established for 9 years, offering International Cuisine, It offers a wide range of menus and 275 bins Wine List, a comfortable bar area and a terrace, Forburys restaurant is situated in a central square of a modern development opposite Forbury Garden in the centre of Reading. The restaurant has been designed by Xavier who has worked with the internationally famous Raymond Blanc, John Burton Race, Albert Roux, Terence Conran.
Our passionate belief that “good fresh food does not have to be expensive”. The comfortable and stylish restaurant is fully air conditioned and in addition to the main dining area offers a Private Dining Room sitting 16 guests, and a seating area on the terrace outside where diners on fine days can enjoy the pleasant outlook over Forbury Garden. We welcome guests for Drinks as well.
Afternoon Tea is served Wednesday to Saturday, 14.30 - 16.30
Great food and service- not cheap a la carte, but not ridiculous either. I personally think this is the best restaurant in the centre of Reading. Does a very reasonable fixed price lunch menu. I will definitely go here again.
We hadn't been for a long time (probably about 10 years), but Xavier's restaurant is still working like clockwork. Lovely food, great wines, set in a buzzing environment!
Only my second time at Forburys. Nice buzzy atmosphere for a wet Tuesday lunchtime. Great attentive service and a really nicely balanced menu. All my guests loved it.
Exceptional food quality and service .
Great food, wine and cocktails. Staff were amazing. We had a great evening and we were reluctant to leave at midnight!
Excellent as always, thanks!
Great service and attention to detail. Great wine choices in budget without a big upsell. Made to feel very comfortable and pleasant staff. Big thanks to Xavier and Alex for looking after us.
I came for an afternoon tea to celebrate my mothers 91st birthday with a family group of four. I have to say that we were very disappointed, the word we used was "underwhelmed". It was very expensive, but the food was very ordinary indeed. The ambiance was nothing special, the crockery was ordinary, staff were fine. I would not plan to go again
The staff and service were of a very high class, very attentive and made us feel special. Food was amazing although a pepper mill offer would have been a nice touch! Your wine glasses were squeaky clean, this was wonderful. The only constructive criticism we would give would be what lets you down, is your extremely outdated decor. The whole restaurant requires updating as it is set in the 1980's. and is quite uncomfortable. I'm sure we cannot be the only customer who has commented on this? An update would absolutely do wonders to your service and food, and definitely put you on the map as outstanding!!
Very disappointed, we thought this afternoon tea was in the restaurant not in an outside restaurant. There was no atmosphere and for £23 a head the food was very average. Scones were hard and cakes nothing amazing. Sorry wouldn’t recommend ☹️
We happened to visit on a quiet evening, therefore there was a bit of a lack of atmosphere. However, we could see past that and could imagine that on a busier evening it would be wonderful. The food and wine was incredible. Service outstanding.
I brought a colleague for her birthday, good food and service. I shall looking to my next visit. Regards, Helen
The service at Forburys gets the balance right between available, intrusive and amiable. The food is outstanding! I suspect Forburys will become a "goto" when looking for an experience that's special.
The food was excellent. I understand that this is gourmet food but even by gourmet standards the portions were a bit on the small side, especially the mains. Maybe occasionally you need to look at the size of your clientele and slightly modify your portions accordingly. Fantastic service - as always!
We had a lovely lunch last Saturday - the cod was high quality and very well cooked. The tarte tatin was amazing and our son loved the churros!
My friend and I had a lovely afternoon celebrating her 50th birthday. She told me she had never felt so spoilt.
Fantastic meal, in nice surroundings. Excellent staff.
Its always a pleasure to visit Forburys Restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere makes for a great romantic or group setting.
We had a most enjoyable lunch here with attentive and friendly staff.
I didn't recognise the restaurant I once knew. Something was lost at some point in the last 5 years. The bread served shouldn't be a simple frozen baguette. Whilst it is a wine bar it would not hurt to have one or two rare beers not commercial one which can be found in any pub. The overall is still excellent and the chocolate fondant is simply amazing. Pastry of the tatin in the other hand was too thick but still delicious nethertheless
Delicious food and wine at a very reasonable price
A wonderful experience with superb choice and quality. Will definitely be back when we want something really special.
Waiter was so nice and friendly, yet professional - excellent food, would definately recommend
The only negative comment i have is that my partner ordered a port with his cheese and biscuits, and it was barely a mouth ful, apart from that everything was good. Maureen Smith 1st Sept. 2018
Express menu choices are limited but we very much enjoyed our selections. Good selection of wines. No issue about tap water. Great service. Great table settings with linen. Bread was wonderful but shame about the £4 charge. We will definitely be back.