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The Forge Kitchen

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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. 'Food a taste sensation'
1. 'Food a taste sensation'
"But above all the food was excellent."
davidnN4929UI
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2. 'Great cocktails'
2. 'Great cocktails'
"The Forge has many different foods and also a brilliant cocktail bar."
Honeywell-Trev
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3. 'Excellent Sunday lunch'
3. 'Excellent Sunday lunch'
"Excellent Sunday lunch best roast potatoes ever great service"
nigelwhufc
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About
All day dining smokehouse & bar just off the Ipswich Waterfront. Coffee, cocktails, craft beers & hand-picked wines. Food cooked as nature intended, over smoke and fire for the very best flavour....Simple. Open 7 days a week.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $26
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Grill, Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews steak haggis bon bons cod cheeks smokey burger skinny fries mac and cheese halloumi tapas ribs salad sunday roast yorkshire pudding side dishes great cocktails background music family dinner staff attentive
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Reviewed today via mobile

I was very impressed by the beautiful food, the friendly service, the cocktails, the knowledge of the staff and owner, cleanliness...... I could continue! I eat low carb (diabetic) and real food, which is usually difficult when restaurant menus are based on large portions of...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Glennis67
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit to this restaurant and we were not disappointed. With cocktails at £4.50 on a Friday evening you’re not going to find good quality drinks for a better price in town. I had the steak and skin-on-fries with a side salad and peppercorn sauce...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Anna B
The-Forge-Kitchen, Owner at The Forge Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your five stars - we're really pleased to hear that you had another enjoyable visit and we're very much looking forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed yesterday

We had dinner here last night, it was a great atmosphere in the bar, with cocktails on special offer, the food was really good and most of all the staff here are excellent, very friendly and attentive - special mention to Holly and Tori who...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank french1809
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had a lovely birthday meal at this restaurant. Cocktails and food... absolutely amazing. I definitely recommend The Forge starting with the cocktails and finishing with the superb food.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Anamagalhaes86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nine of us visited to celebrate my granddaughters birthday with an evening meal together. The staff were attentive and welcoming. After a drink in the bar, we took our seats in the restaurant where our orders were taken. The food was delicious and cooked to...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal- all of the tapas we had were lovely and the ribs were amazing! We were served by Tori who was so lovely and funny. Great atmosphere and cocktails!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank yoabz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner come here for drinks regularly as the cocktails are always great, and the service is always fun and polite! We don’t eat here often however we came as a four the other night and were looked after by a lovely waitress...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Guy S
The-Forge-Kitchen, Owner at The Forge Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your 5 stars! We hugely appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and such positive words are hugely encouraging for our whole team. It's fantastic to hear that all the food went down so well and that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took our lovely friends here for a dinner last night. We’d heard great things but didn’t expect it to be quite as amazing as it was. The service was good although our waitress was watching us the whole time and asked...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 1988kdiss
The-Forge-Kitchen, Owner at The Forge Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent visit. We really appreciate the time taken and are so pleased to hear that you really enjoyed your evening overall. The mackerel and sourdough is a great choice from our 'Pantry Picks' starter...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited The Forge last night, we had the booking wrong but Manager made room for us. Fantastic cocktails and food and the staff in there, each and everyone of them were amazing! I could not recommend this place enough! The restaurant...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Clair T
The-Forge-Kitchen, Owner at The Forge Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, thank you so much for your glowing review! We are thrilled to hear that it was such an enjoyable experience and we will be sure to pass on your lovely words to the team. Thank you very much again and we sincerely hope to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great wine, great Tori xxx we had such a lovely time, Tori really made our evening that bit better with her knowledge and brilliant service!! Xxx

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Hannahelizaw123
The-Forge-Kitchen, Owner at The Forge Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your 5 stars! We're so pleased to hear that you had such an enjoyable time and we will be sure to pass on your comments to our lovely Tori. Many thanks again and we hope to welcome you again soon!

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mummyof3110
August 1, 2018|
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Response from The-Forge-Kitchen | Property representative |
Hi there! Starters (tapas bowls) are £5.50 each or 3 for £14. A main course and two sides of your choice ranges from £11 per person to £22 per person (excluding steaks). Desserts range from £4 - £7.50. Hope this is... More
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792iank
February 19, 2018|
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Response from Fi-the-Toothfairy | Reviewed this property |
From memory starters range from £4-£8. Mains £8-£18, with sides £3-£5 and desserts £5-£10 . We both had three courses with a selection of side dishes, bottle of Pinot and bill was about £75. Found prices very reasonable for... More
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