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The Forge Bistro & Cafe

61 Dover Street, Canterbury CT1 3HD, England
+44 1227 788022
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Ranked #12 of 283 restaurants in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $12
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

the nicest little restaurant in town. Home cooked food by the owner and excellent service by the staff. Experience something different , you will not be disappointed .

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ForgeBistro, Manager at The Forge Bistro & Cafe, responded to this review

It's always good to hear such positive comments, we hope to see you at The Forge again soon! More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

An oasis in the hubbub of Canterbury. Great service. Good food. Great cocktails. Will def go back here every time we're in Canterbury.

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ForgeBistro, Manager at The Forge Bistro & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it's always good to know that you had a good time at The Forge! More

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Me and my other half came across this restaurant online and thought we'd give it a go - I wouldn't totally describe our experience as tapas food. What we loved about it was because the portion sizes were on the smaller side we could order a starter, main and dessert for only £15!!! As well as being able to share... More

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ForgeBistro, Manager at The Forge Bistro & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're always pleased to learn about our customers experience. We look forward to your next visit to The Forge. More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a brilliant evening enjoying the wonderful never ending Brazilian delights... Every bit of it was delicious and there is no need to worry you will not get enough, as the food is generously portioned! The service was brilliant and very well executed and personalised to each table. We will definitely return and I will be looking out for... More

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ForgeBistro, Manager at The Forge Bistro & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Lydia, Thanks for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed the Braziian Supper Club evening, we certainly enjoyed hosting it! We look forward to seeing you soon! More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Food was very nice and the service was excellent. The two ladies running the restaurant were extremely pleasant and we had a lovely evening.

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ForgeBistro, Manager at The Forge Bistro & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you soon! More

Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I had heard of this place and was not disappointed. There is an informal but very welcoming bar with seats and this is well stocked. Our table was just perfectly situated and allowed us to chat and not be intrusive to other diners. The food was outstanding and very well priced. Calamari sticks or crab cakes to die as well... More

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ForgeBistro, Manager at The Forge Bistro & Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Sue, we're so glad that you enjoyed your visit to The Forge, and look forward to seeing you again! More

Brighton
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This restaurant is a bit off the beaten track but I'm so glad we found it. I booked a table for 2 on line for my 50th birthday. I had an email back asking if it was a special occasion & would I like the table decorated. When we arrived I didn't have to give my name but was asked... More

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ForgeBistro, General Manager at The Forge Bistro & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We always appreciate feedback and we're happy you enjoyed your birthday. We look forward to seeing again when you're next visiting Canterbury. More

Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Having been to The Forge on many occasions, I would recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone - and do! It has a wonderful atmosphere that is 'second to none', a great variety of excellent food and an unbeatably friendly service. The speciality themed evenings are not to be missed. I just cannot praise The Forge too highly - I love it!

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ForgeBistro, Manager at The Forge Bistro & Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Wendy, thanks for writing your review. We aim to make every visit to The Forge enjoyable and we look forward to seeing you soon! More

Canterbury UK
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We visited the forge for a wine tasting and food evening we had been to one before and enjoyed it but this one was fantastic. 6 courses all matched with wine for £35 the food was of excellent quality with the lamb and salsa verde my particular favourite. Overall excellent value with wine and some quality food.

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ForgeBistro, Manager at The Forge Bistro & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're really glad you enjoyed the wine tasting evening. We really enjoy hosting these special events and look forward to seeing you at the next one! More

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My friends and I have visited here a couple of times for drinks and food. The cocktails are delicious so worth the cost and the ladies that work there are lovely- they made my boyfriend a delicious whiskey sour from a recipe book they had because he requested one! Food is also exceptional, overall a great place but check they... More

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ForgeBistro, Manager at The Forge Bistro & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the cocktails and hope to see you again soon! More

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