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“Tea rooms or restaurant ?” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brompton Forge

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Brompton Forge
Brompton, Scarborough, England
01723 859409
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Ranked #206 of 304 Restaurants in Scarborough
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Malton, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
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“Tea rooms or restaurant ?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

We have visited the Brompton Forge over a number of years, first when it was purely a restaurant, and more recently since it became a tea room.
Last week we went for lunch, which was very enjoyable. It does fall down somewhat in that the main courses are limited. There was a very good atmosphere to the place and the service was friendly and efficient.
Today we decided to try out their breakfast menu. Again the food was fine - I enjoyed the full Yorkshire breakfast. However the place was empty apart from ourselves and we got the impression that they were surprised to see us there. It was a cold gloomy day outside and felt much the same inside.
In the future we will restrict ourselves to lunchtime, although that will be fairly infrequently in view of the limited choice of main dishes.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good tea rooms, nice location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

I've visited the Brompton Forge a few times since its tranformation from restaurant to tea rooms and have been happy with the offering on each occasion. The food is good, the service is adequate and, though not cheap, I think it provides reasonable value for money.
As regards ambience/surroundings it's definitely the best in the area - more like a classy restaurant (which is what it used to be) than a tea rooms.
The menu is quite limited so it's possible to get a little bored with the choices when you've visited a few times. My advice to the proprietor would be to offer more daily specials to keep regular customers interested.
Definitely one to visit when you're in the area.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good food no doubt about it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

This restaurant is set in a small village near Scarborough. The food is very good but I think a little overpriced and for me the menu was limited, however the food is great

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“Proper home made food and beautiful surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

Visited with a couple of friends for brunch on a Wednesday mid morning. The place was packed but the busy staff were polite and helpful. I had soup and a toasted sandwich. Both were piping hot and perfect, no other way to describe them. My friends had smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. Excellent food and service. We will be back.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Go elsewhere!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

the Brompton Forge was once a much loved, successful restaurant booked up for months in advance. It has now become "tea rooms" and has only its previous reputation going for it now.
We had bookd for afternoon tea and arrived to find ourselves totally ignored nby a grumpy looking waitress clearing tables, after standing around like a couple fo lemons for a few minutes,we sat down at one of the several empty tables. Grumpy finally came over to us and thrust a menu at us. Not once did we receive any greeting or eye contact. Grumpy intoned the sandwich fillings and hovered over us while we made our choice. It might have been nice to have given us a few minutes to make our choice bearing in mind the place was deserted with the exception of a couple who had obvioulsy been abandoned by Grumpy outside and who kept looking around anxiously for something resembling service - alas they were not to receive this and were eventually forced to come inside in search of Grumpy and the bill. The food when it arrived was delicious and home made. We were not offered any top ups of of tea or hot water despite being charged £9.00 per head for a couple of sandwiches, a scone and a piece of cake. We knew that we would probably be wishing each other a Merry Xmas by the time Grumpy got round to clearing our table and presenting us with the bill so we decided to go self service and I finally tracked her down gossiping round the till with an equally looking grumpy colleague - I paid the bill (minus tip) mean I know but tips have to be earned I'm afraid and I was not prepared to spend one single penny more on this dreadful experience. There are ample tea rooms in this area - don't wastet your time or money on this place.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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