World Chaîne Day Lunch at Forburys Restaurant in Reading

April 13, 2019

12.30pm for 1pm, preceded by Chilterns Baillage AGM at 12 noon

Members £87 / Guests £97

Dress: Lounge suits or Jacket and Tie with Chaîne regalia

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Xavier, who came to England in 1991 “to learn the language”, has a CV that reads like a Who’s Who of the restaurant world, having worked with Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, the Roux brothers, “French Leave” celebrity chef, John Burton-Race and also Sir Terence Conran. Forbury’s has a great following and this lunch is sure to be popular. Wine is one of Xavier’s passions and he has carefully chosen from list of 240 wines those that he feels perfectly match each course. Forbury’s has gained the AA’s Notable Wine List Award.

Forburys is one of our larger members so feel free to bring guests. We look forward to welcoming you and to a great lunch on World Chaine Day.



  Champagne Moutard en Magnum 


  Berkshire Wood Pigeon
  Heirloom Beetroots, Pickled Blackberries,
  Crispy Buckwheat, Mustard Frills

  Mas de Daumas Gassac 2017 Aimé Guibert


  King Scottish Scallop in Shell
  English Garden Peas, Black pudding & Smoked Pancetta,
  Pea Emulsion, Shiso

  Saint Véran 2017 Domaine Botti


  Assiette D’Agneau
  Salt Baked Noisette, Lambs Kidney & Sweetbreads, Pommes Dauphinoise,
  Young Spring Vegetables, Jus Gras

  Syrah, La Sommelière de campuget, costieres De Nîmes 2015


  Tart Bourdaloue
  Yoghurt Sorbet

  Sauvignon Blanc Late Harvest, Viña Echeverria 2016


  Tea / Coffee 

Address: Forbury’s, One Forbury Square, Reading RG1 3BB

Hotels: Novotel Hotel in Reading centre. The French Horn, a member in Sonning The Miller of Mansfield, a member in Goring.


Car: The car park is at Sat Nav RG1 3BJ This takes you onto Kings Road, then follow Abbey Street until Soane place, Entrance to car under the Arch on right hand side.

Train: The restaurant is just 5 minutes’ walk from Reading Railway station. This has easy access from London in less than 30 minutes. Great access for many of you with easy train rides from Oxford, Newbury, Winchester, Basingstoke, Southampton, and Bristol and beyond.

This event is from the Chilterns Bailliage, see more Chilterns Events.