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Forbury's Restaurant & Bar
1 Forbury Square
The Forbury


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Forburys Restaurant is a new French restaurant situated in the central square of a modern development opposite Forbury Garden in the centre of Reading. The restaurant has been created by Xavier LeBellego whose name has become associated with fine food and dining. Xavier has worked with the internationally famous Raymond Blanc, John Burton Race and Albert Roux before managing The Red House near Newbury where he received the coveted “Gastro Pub of the Year” title for two consecutive years.

Forbury’s offers traditional French cuisine and follow Xavier’s passionate belief that “good fresh food does not have to be expensive”. The modern and stylish restaurant is fully air conditioned and in addition to the main dining area offers a Private Dining Room which can seat up to sixteen and a seating area on the terrace outside where diners on fine days can enjoy the pleasant outlook over Forbury Garden. The restaurant will be open from 9.30 each day from Monday to Saturday and also for Sunday lunch.

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Sample Menu:


~Les Entrées ~

Local crayfish & red mullet ravioli, watercress sauce. 8.95
Carpaccio of duck, pan-fried foie gras, foie gras ice cream, liquorice jus. 11.00
Seared Hand dived Scottish scallops, wild garlic mash and pancetta foam. 11.00
Smoked salmon tartare & confit salmon, crème fraîche & Caviar. 8.25
Terrine of foie gras & ham Hock, cider & hazelnut dressing, toasted brioche.10.00 *
Tuna Teryaki, pickled salad & sesame oil. 7.50
Crab crème brulée, cucumber & seaweed tartare, crab & lime mayonnaise, pickled oysters. 8.50
Free range scrambled egg, asparagus spears & Périgord truffle. (V) 7.25
30g Sevruga Caviar (for 2) with a glass of Veuve Clicquot 65.00

~ Les Poissons & Viandes ~

Roast Cornish monkfish , shallot & star aniseed mash, baby vegetables, Champagne beurre blanc. 16.95
Grilled Cornish lobster, English asparagus and Jersey potatoes and sauce vierge. 15.00 / 30.00
Pan-fried Brixham halibut, spinach mash, Jerusalem artichoke & cèpe ravioli, langoustine bisque. 18.95
Sole Véronique, Pithiviers of wild mushrooms, pommes Chateau-neuf vapeur. 17.95
Pan- fried fillet of Angus beef, oxtail, spring garlic, mushroom casserole, red wine sauce & aligot mash. 22.50
Pan-fried fillet of Angus beef A La Rossini. 26.00
Braised neck of lamb & its rack, sweet potatoes polenta, ratatouille & lamb jus reduction.18.50
Stuffed pig’s trotter with caramelised calves sweet bread, morels, cream mash & Madeira jus. 18.95
Gressingham duck breast, pommes rate, duck rillette & braised Savoy cabbage, lavender sauce. 17.00
Wild mushroom risotto, roquette salad and parmesan shavings. £14.50
All our food is cooked to order, please be understanding for any delay, during busy times.

* may contain traces of nuts

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