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“Fantastic restaurant”

The Forge Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Casares
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Poole, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fantastic restaurant”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

We went to this restaurant for the first time this summer and were really impressed. It is located in a beautiful setting, the food was wonderful and the staff and owners were charming and attentive. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Gill M
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London, United Kingdom
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“A little Gem in a mountains”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We were taken to this restaurant by our good friends Mandy and Glenn for lunch and we can honestly say it was one of the best experiences for a long time. Lovely food, good wine and excellent service in a beautiful setting. In fact, we liked it so much we went back the next day. Try it, you will not be disappointed (but call to book as opening times vary).

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Nathalie K
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Norfolk, UK
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We visited this restaurant at the end of September and it was all that other reviewers have said - excellent food, very pleasant service, a lovely setting, and good value for the quality of the cooking. I understand The Forge is only open Weds - Sun, and will now (October) have switched from serving only dinner to serving only lunch. Very well worth the journey from the coast.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank JaneBNorfolk_UK
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United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A lovely meal.”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Parking is a bit tight but every thing else was lovely. We ate outside on the terrace which sloped a bit, not due to too much wine, but we were told it was slowly falling down hill. The food, service, wine were all very good. And we learnt that the spanish often cool their red wine before drinking.

Visited July 2013
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Puerto de la Duquesa, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“An oasis of tranquility and service”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

I have known this Restaurant for many years and always dine her when in Spain. The setting, the ambience, and the generosity of welcome can not be emphasied too much. The owners, Mike and Athene go out of their way to make clientes welcome.
The restaurant is superb with tables inside and tables on the two terraces where one can quietly watch the going down of the sun.

I have been, with dispensation, given a table for six persons for myself,. dining alone.

"Les girls" Sharon and Suzi, front of house, are very professional and will advise on the local wines of which they are knowledgeable.

The fare is superb including local wild boar, venison ( in season) and various other local dishes,

The restaurant is normally well booked with a mix of tourists, local ex pats, and Spanish residents, so call!

Michael, on a quiet day, may be enticed to cook a "special" dish - i.e "Steak Tartare" which I must say is one of the best I have tasted for many years. Do please call in advance and discuss your requirements.

Wine list is extensive with Champagne at realistic prices for Spain.

Highly recommended!

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank Graham D
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