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“Overpriced”

The Old Forge Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Thursford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Freindly people running the restaurant. The food was freshly cooked and presented well. The downside was that it was terribly expensive for what it was,

Visited June 2012
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful food and personal touch.”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Unlike a lot of restaurants, this one had a warm and cosy feel. The menu was mouthwatering and it was difficult to make a choice. Seeing other dishes arrive at neighbouring tables made me wonder if I had made the right choice. Happily, we were not disappointed. I had monkfish in a lobster sauce, which was absolutely delightful. I could happily have chosen so many other dishes on offer that night.

What made this night particularly memorable was the personal touch. We were warmly welcomed by Sarah when we arrived and got to meet our chef, Colin after our meal. It's unusual to even learn the names of your hosts when dining out. This was something else!

A great night! We will definitely go back to the Old Forge.

  • Visited March 2013
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“Quite simply, the best seafood restaurant ever!”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

I've been coming to The Old Forge for 13 years now & it never lets me down or disappoints. From as soon as you come through the front door, Sarah the chef's wife makes you feel very welcome & once seated by the very attentive waitresses you will be spoilt for choice on the menu.

Colin (chef) has an incredibly diverse & very comprehensive menu that covers all, meat lovers can even get excellent steak or lamb shanks & vegetarians are also well catered for. Favourites include smoked eel starter or Sicilian style swordfish but his best creation in my opinion is the Zarzwela, an incredible 3 fish Spanish style dish served in a paella dish with the most awesome sauce & plenty of mussels, shrimp & prawns.

If you eat at only one restaurant in the area, make it this one, you will not be disappointed. 2 of the nicest people I've ever met running a top quality fish restaurant.

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“Excellent as always”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

11 of us each year eat at the The Old Forge before attending Thursford Christmas.

Not sure how many years we have eaten at The Old Forge but its over 10 years. This year (Dec 12) as always the food was excellent. Colin and Sarah are always very friendly

Colin certainly knows his trade - you will not be disappointed
Look forward to seeing you Dec 2013

L
Auds

  • Visited December 2012
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Recommended!”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

A group of nine, we booked for Friday 21 December 2012 after the matinee show of the Thursford Christmas Show. We were not disappointed! The meal was superb - they certainly know how to cook fish at the Old Forge! This was our fifth year of visiting the show and restaurant and we will be back. The food and the staff are outstanding. We were made to feel very welcome, as usual. Thank you.

Alison, Cambridge

  • Visited December 2012
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