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“Amazing every time”

The Forge Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Casares
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Amazing every time”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

I have been going to the Forge for about 12 years and have always gone back every time I stay in Estepona. The staff are very hospitable and friendly. The food is amazing, I love the blue stilton salad and the roast boar. The atmosphere is relaxed and tranquil with a homely vibe. The terrace is beautiful overlooking the hills.

I recommend everyone has a visit hear especially for Sunday lunch.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
284 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Escape the coast”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Frank and Athene welcome you to their slice of heaven . The Forge is a truly great place for a meal. We went for lunch on a Saturday and felt miles away from the bustle of Costa Del Sol.
A mixture I of authentic Spanish and Moroccan food flavors allows you to enjoy this magical garden site.
The food, the company and the ambiance make you want to return over and over.

  • Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
548 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
“Heaven in the Hills”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

It has been some time since I revisited The Forge, set in the mountains on the road to beautiful Casares, just outside of Marbella. Run by Mike and Athene Forge this little gem is the perfect retreat.

Athene is one of the most gracious front-of-house and her welcome to all their guests makes you feel entirely special.

Mike is the Chef, and a fine one at that.

The charming Finca offers in and outside seating, a bar well stocked with anything you could want. Excellent little wine list.

The food is delicious. Varied, well seasoned, well served and utterly enjoyable. I would heartily recommend Mike's delicious Chicken Tagine with Couscous. The man understand Moroccan flavours extremely well.

Perfect for a romantic evening, wonderful for Sunday lunch (open throughout the winter) and just the place to leave your table, move outside and enjoy fine coffee and a digestive.

A must for your eating list when visiting the region.

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Cheryl G
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Sotogrande, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“We really had a Fun,Great Vegitarian Meal”
Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Up in the hills a unique,rustic,lovely restaurant.Super Friendly wait people who listen to what your after and know how to make you feel as if they really care.We had great pumpkin soup,and a great Moroccan Tagine,desert was chestnut cheese cake and a double espresso can it get any better?

Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Des L
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pittsburgh
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Hospitality as it should be”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

Thank you Mike and Athene for keeping the traditions of old fashioned hospitality alive in a business world that is usually focused only on profit. Your restaurant still produces some of the best meals in this part of Spain. And this part of Spain, in my opinion, is the best place in the World for "eating out".

  • Visited January 2014
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