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“Wonderful evening” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Forresters Wine Bar

Forresters Wine Bar
High Street, Yarmouth PO40 0PL, England
+44 1983 761635
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Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Yarmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The winds of change have hit Forresters. We are now open as a Wine Bar with several bar snacks available from a simple sandwich to salads and house specials, all at very reasonable prices. I have decided that 3 courses of fine dining isn't always the best evening out. Sometimes a prawn cocktail and a glass of wine in elegant surroundings fits the bill perfectly. So there will always be a good choice of food but no longer fine dining. Still the wonderful ambiance of Forresters Hall, always good service but now at a fraction of fine dining and pub prices. How about a cocktail to start off your evening? Or reserve our mezzanine floor for a small private party. Hire out the whole place for functions or family get togethers. Or just pop in for an alternative place for a drink. I am determined to keep both food and drink prices extremely sensible, eg bowl of chilli and a crusty baguette for £5 and spirit and a mixer for £3. Regular live music, not loud but pleasantly entertaining and enjoyable. Regular pianist on most Fridays. I hope that you will still keep us on your list of places to go and look forward to welcoming you to Forresters Wine Bar.
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Firstly i would like to thank Trip Advisor because if it wasnt for this site then i would not of decided to try Forresters Bistro & Wine Bar. Im so glad i decided to give it a try, the food was delicious the staff were friendly & helpful too. Had wonderful evening and will be coming back.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Smashing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Celebrated my and my partners birthday at the Foresters following the Recomendations from others on trip advisor. Although it was a Wednesday evening in October and there were few other diners, the friendliness of the hostess made for a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. I had the crab terrine followed by the guinea fowl. The food tasted lovely and the portions were large. couldn't fit in a pudding unfortunately. Will definitely visit the Foresters again when on the island.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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“Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Read the reviews and thought it was worth a try. Phoned on the Thursday to book up but greeted with an answerphone message. It transpires they are closed on that day. The owner Amanda called me back back the next day which is always a good sign and after a friendly exchange of banter about reputations (the restaurant not hers) booked in for the saturday night. Everything about the restaurant was superb and excellent value for money. Will definitely book up when we visit again. Lets hope its not got too popular.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Epsom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Warm Welcome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We had dinner here having found it on trip advisor. We had a very warm welcome by the lovely staff. One of the staff was quite a character and was great fun. The food was wonderful. We were serenaded by an accoustic guitar during dinner. Could not have asked for a better evening out. We will return.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Lovely food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Had a super evening here in this converted boatbuilders, with lovely vaulted ceilings giving an airy environment. The menu choice is of good quality and freshly cooked to order. Portion sizes good and complementary extras of bread/olives and after dinner liquor much appreciated. Amanda was a superb host.

Visited September 2012
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