FORGE

3.4
66 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Welcome to Forge. A home for those who wish to succeed the madness of the office with a new breed of euphoria – one of a steady, building excitement, aroused senses and industrial opulence... That is to say: Work hard - Play hard.
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B
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Service slightly slapdash. Food was average with my Red Snapper being very over cooked, although my guests steaks were supposedly good.
The restaurant needs an upgrade for the area it’s in.
Bit disappointing overall.

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We were pleased to get a table last minute for an informal lunch. The servers were very friendly and attentive which was welcome as we were limited to 1 hour. I liked the booth seating and the open kitchen. I would recommend for a quick turnaround informal lunch.

EL
London
26 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overpriced for the food I received but acceptable enough.

RC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Called me the day before to cancel my booking for a clients Christmas outing. We had to postpone to Jan as all booked up in the area. Should have called us sooner! Very poor!!!

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

We booked a table for six to catch up with friends before Christmas. Unfortunately it was not a good experience. We were wedged into a small booth- one side of which we couldn’t get out of due to a diner at another table sitting there. Clearly they had crammed in more tables to take more bookings but everyone at our table had to get up to allow one person to get to the toilet and we all then had to move another diner to get through the very narrow gap to allow that person out. Additionally although the menu online looked good we were only given a very limited set menu. It was so loud we couldn’t hear anyone but our immediate neighbours speak. Wouldn’t recommend as it was a very disappointing experience.

A
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Really disappointed. The service was really poor. We wanted time to talk over our choices and this seemed to cancel out any form of service from then on. The lack of attention to our order meant we didn’t have the right cutlery. The drinks came eventually and we never got offered any menus for desserts so didn’t bother. We expected much better in this area so will be going elsewhere in future. Not great for potential business meetings where you want to impress!! If you aren’t fussy about service the atmosphere was good.

AH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Three of the menu items (and the healthiest menu items at that) we’re not available. Inattentive service. It felt like it was the waiter’s first day. Nobody else in the restaurant. Sticky table. Overall bad experience.

OB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 2

Service and wine was very good. Food was a below average for the cost in my opinion. Ribs were overcooked and dry. Would definitely go again but just for drinks.

TA
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing atmosphere. Music is not to loud so you can catch up with your friends and hear what they say. Food was really nice to I would highly recommend the salmon.

MA
London
17 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Decent food, nice place. Well worth going to

OT
Essex
19 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

CockTAILS were great especially their own.

s
Nashville
50 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice food and drink... nothing overly special but a good level of food and service

S
London
22 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I've been to the Forge a number of times and when meeting friends this is my 'go-to' restaurant. On this occasion it did not reach the usual standards that I've come to expect.
1. They have changed the menu: they used to make these large, onion bhajis, a butternut squash risotto and a salmon dish all of which were gorgeous but are no longer on the menu. They've also taken a lovely Riesling off the wine menu.
2. This was the main gripe: the service was quite poor. We waited an age for our main course and dessert, we had to ask for them. Similarly we had to ask for the water to be replenished. It was unfortunate that the waiter did not understand some of our requests so had call over a colleague to help. By the time we had dessert the restaurant was not that busy so not sure what the hold-up was.
3. There's nowhere to hang your coats so our table looked like the cloakroom with five of us coated and booted.

I hope it was a one-off disappointment as I do like the restaurant.

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Disappointing quality of food. Disappointing quality of food.

OT
Munich
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Poor service quality

EB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Restaurant was well above my expectations, Food was amazing and so was venue. Only downfall was staff being hard to get hold of and food and drink taking a while to come to the table. Would recommend booking if going on a weekend due to parties often using the venue.

DD
London
71 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Not too pricey, nice food - loved the gammon and chips

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

The service took so long we didn’t have time to order food

F
Essex
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We went on a Saturday night and they had so little food available (no ribs or chicken) we had to make a meal from the starters which were quite poor.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great meal, steaks were spot on but no ribs on a Saturday night after I’d been salivating over the meat sharing platter!!!!!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and great food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Incredibly loud background noise (not from customers, from the air con / extractor fans) made conversation difficult even while sitting at a small table. Not recommended for business lunch; but the food was good, served fast, polite service and good value.

S
London
22 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've visited this restaurant a few times and it does not disappoint. They have a new menu as of the end of Sept 2017; unfortunately they have taken off my beloved Butternut squash and spinach risotto :( However I had the fish special, Hake and it was delicious.

Very buzzy vibe going on at the bar; the food and the wines are definitely to my taste so always a winner for me.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Absolutely terrible and disappointing experience. Had booked a table at Forge using my taste card, only to have been told later by extremely rude staff that despite having mentioned it at the time of booking and it still being on the tastecard website and app, that it was no longer available. Worse than that, no apology offered at all for this oversight and instead we were bluntly told that they had mentioned this on social media so we should have been checking that instead. Well, I've checked their twitter page and they haven't!! And the restaurant hasn't even bothered to respond to my complaint, 4 days later. Absolutely unprofessional and totally ruined a special catch up. Extremely disappointed.

KA
London
113 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Average place full of city type. Pretty standard food with slow service. Average by all means but find for city drinks and a quite bite to eat.

R
London
45 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The dining experience at Forge is ideal for meeting/catching up with friends. We met up for lunch. It is located quite close to Bank and there are several bars and pubs in the area. Food was good with attentive service.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked the restaurant no problem. Was happy got to the door and it was closed. Yet the times on the door stated it should have been open. I got a confirmation from the website and everything, but nothing telling me it was closed ! Terrible

CA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great decor, friendly and casual but with great good. Music is quite loud though so we ended up having to shout quite a bit.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well set up. Great food and service. Perfect for that easy meal and drink after work with friends

DB
Kent
15 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Reasonable, but not as special as some of the reviews on here. Good backup lunch spot for city. Service ok but not great.

RR
London
19 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really great and I hate that Open Table keeps asking me to write these since I always say the same thing since I go here so often!

RR
London
19 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always delicious and amazing. I have been here more times than I can count. HUGE portions for the price!

A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had informed the restaurant we required highchairs and a table with space for buggies however this was not passed on to the staff, so we arrived to find out the restaurant has no high chairs and put us on a booth table.

Despite this the burgers tasted great, but the wait staff were not very attentive, forgetting to bring us drinks we ordered till after the Meal, then charging us twice on the bill for the drinks and also leaving off the discount offer we had booked through open table.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

It was very busy and my burger was served cold. Someone was supposed to change it but they never did so didn't get to eat it. Saying that the management was extremely apologetic and offered me a bottle of bubbly on my next visit. They even emailed me to confirm that. I did end up nicking some of my friends chicken which was delicious and the merlot was amazing so I won't hold it against them and am going back for my birthday lunch.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Good intentions but let down by constant industrial fan noise. Head was whirring for 30 minutes after leaving and nothing to do with my drinks. Food was like a 20 year old harvester and service rarely came as they were understaffed

DB
London
15 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time at Forge; and picked as result of recommendations on Opentable.
Picked for early dinner with client and had a really good time.
Good menu options and food and service were very good; plus great atmosphere
Will use it again

h
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Expect more of an evening venue than lunch when we went
Food ok but service rather lackadaisical

b
London
200 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service and nice selection of foods and drinks for their menu.
Nice to see an open kitchen where the food is being prepared.
Food is generously portioned and well presented. Quite rustic and wholesome.
Quite a nice place to dine in for lunch in the City as never to overcrowded and food is quick to serve. Great venue.

B
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good food, service was a bit slow

b
London
200 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Forge - Really nice mix of modern bur slightly rustic dining area. Good choice of menu stemming from a open fire type grilled meats to nice salads. Great selection of drinks, including well made cocktails and service always very pleasant. Portions are generous. Considering it's a Late Night London group restaurant, it always strikes me as being a litlle more 'higher quality' than other sister type eateries.

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