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“Great Restaurant and Service”

The Old Forge Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Thursford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Great Restaurant and Service”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

4 of us booked to dine on the 16th December at 4.30pm before the Spectacular and were most welcomed by very friendly staff with great smiles. The service was quick and very pleasant. The food excellent with Colin the chef taking great pride to ask if all was to our likeing which it most certainly was, so much so we had to sample the delicious desserts. Meat eaters need not fear this fish food restaraunt as the steak is just as good. Highly recommended.

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East Anglia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Dreadful food”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

At the risk of unleashing a vitriolic tirade I would like to describe our dinner at this pretentious establishment. My Morston mussels were tasteless but the unseasoned liquor they were sitting in had an overwhelming flavour of sage.
My 'melody' of salmon etc was largely inedible. Tasteless salmon that was either old or frozen or both, rigid sea bass that tasted like it had been hanging around for too long, and a lump of lobster welded to the ensemble that I could not get a knife through let alone my teeth. It was luke warm.
My husbands smoked eel was nice but his sea bass 'special' was tasteless and not hot.
The vegetables that were so proudly declared as "no extra cost" were old, overcooked and luke warm. I am glad we paid no extra because the £23.50 for the 'melody' was extortionate. I was expecting something special not an amorphous, inedible lump of stuff.
When the chef appeared from the kitchen to chat to everyone we recognised him from a TV programme last year. This did not present the proprietors of the Old Forge in a positive light and after paying £63 for a pint of beer, a microscopic glass of bad wine, two starters and two mains, we decided that a swift exit was required.
We went to another restaurant the following night, not far away, where we had the most superb Morston mussels, a very decent red wine and two delicious main courses - and nobody wandering round the restaurant butting into conversations.

  • Visited December 2012
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essex
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“wonderful”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

we booked a pre thursford xmas show dinner with this restaurant at 4pm. it was friendly and such a great meal, such wonderful fish. wished it was nearer to us as we would go more often. the service was very good and a really nice atmosphere, at a good price for such good quality food. The four of us loved it.

  • Visited November 2012
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london
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Stunning!!”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Simply great! Lovely welcome, great service and the seafood, simply outstanding!! Try the Lobster and crab stuffed Avocado!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“What a lovely place!”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

We have been accommodated very well in this seafood restaurant. The food was perfect. A lovely little place were the owners work with their heart! I recommend it without any problem.

  • Visited October 2012
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