Andersens @ Forest House

4.7
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44 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Local Ingredients
An18th-century house, full of charm. Restaurant serving quality homemade food.
What 44 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fabulous meal on our honeymoon.
Quality and flavours of food were lovely and worth every penny for a special occasion.
Good choice on the menu.
Definately would recommend

C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for an anniversary treat while staying at the hotel. The service was friendly and attentive (but not too much!) and the food (we had fish) was well cooked and seasoned. The menu is more traditional but the prices are reasonable and we would certainly go back.

AM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, friendly and good value, highly recommended. I definitely would return to try more dishes

CA
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful family meal. Everyone absolutely loved their food. My youngest daughter had king prawn and chorizo for a starter and loved it so much she would not let us try any! Our eldest had the chicken pate and it was beautiful. My husband and I had the scallops with black pudding and bacon it was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. I won’t go into details with the main but suffice to say none could be faulted. The staff were attentive and friendly and the restaurant decor was beautiful. It’s a shame it’s not on our door step as it would become a regular treat.

DR
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and we will be back. Thoroughly enjoyable evening with attentive staff.

GC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent modern British cooking. Disappointed with haggis balls starter. Strange slimy texture inside. Nothing like haggis. Everything else was good to very good. Would go again, so that tells its own story.

SH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very good small hotel with excellent welcoming staff and a perfect restaurant. The evening meal in Andersons and breakfast were wonderful and very good value. I would thoroughly recommend Forest House and would certainly go back if I needed to stay in the Forest of Dean.

KT
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

The staff were very welcoming and efficient without being pushy. The food was excellent, with a good choice of dishes all well presented. If pushed to be critical, we were looking for a slightly more intimate experience but the tables were a little too close for our liking. The single unisex toilet also seems inadequate for the size of the establishment and again not to our liking. However, these are personal views and should detract from the excellent food and service provided by this establishment.

JD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff were attentive but gave us a lot of space. Food was very tasty. Would definitely go back

CC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely location, great decor, welcoming atmosphere, delightful personnel, and a large and varied menu. The food was delicious and prompt. Rounded off a great day in the Forest of Dean!

c
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was well-presented, but unfortunately was VERY bland; the Asian-style cod and prawn fish cakes and the smoked salmon and salmon mousse starters, in particular, had very little taste. The trio of fish main was much better, but the stuffed courgettes was also a little disappointing. We still enjoyed the evening and had a decent meal, but were expecting more really. On the whole, not bad, but wouldn’t rush to come back.

MR
Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our third time.....Friendly, Amazing food, reasonably priced.

DA
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely setting with attentive staff and fantastic food.This was our second visit and definitely not our last!I think we need to book a stay at this fabulous place.

ED
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting, food was excellent quality and the portions were huge for the value. Hosting was faultless. Definitely going back!

DH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good at a really good price, we had three courses ,wine, and other drinks and was pleasantly surprised at it costing only £85. Will definitely go again

JC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely meal with a great atmosphere and extremely friendly staff

DP
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live two hundred yards away and would go every week if I could afford to.

L
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was for our wedding anniversary so it was a special occasion. We were greeted by friendly, happy staff. The bar area is cosy and creates a relaxed atmosphere. Our drinks were served promptly while we chose from the menu.
The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere, and the decor is light and very tastefully done.
Our food was delicious and presented really well. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole occasion. Will definitely visit again.
The staff were attentive and very sociable at all times.
Lovely evening!

CC
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service all round. Food was excellent and waiting staff regularly checking that everything was ok.

SW
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As the stars indicate, everything was outstanding — from the quality and portions of food (the mixed platter seafood was excellent) to the friendliness of the waiting staff and the prices. Because it’s part of a hotel (an old, big house with an interesting history), the restaurant seems unimposing from the outside. Don’t be put off — as the saying goes, the proof of the pudding is in the eating.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and lovely staff. Very low price for quality and size of portions. Amazing. Only wish we lived closer so we could make it a new regular

HM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, excellent service, highly recommended.

SS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, all obviously freshly cooked by someone who cares about what they are presenting to their guests. The service was great, unobtrusive, but ready when needed.

s
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Faultless service and food. Also not overpriced. Would visit again.

GS
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were staying at Whitemead forest park and found this restaurant. Most of us could have ate any of the selection of starters, mains and puddings. The service, atmosphere and food was first class. It’s a shame we don’t live closer as we’d be using it all the time. We will be back in the future.

V
London
26 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here for my 40th Birthday with mum and sister. It was absolutely lovely. The staff were accommodating and friendly. The menu was great, as was the food. They cater very well for allergies and intolerances. My mum said the fish pie was the best she ever had! We live in Bristol but would make the journey to come again.

JS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit. Really high standard, would definitely recommend and return again

CL
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve eaten at Andersen’s many times, and this is the first time I’ve done so as part of a larger group. The food, service and atmosphere are simply excellent. The food is well presented and of high quality (and it’s always nice when your fillet steak is cooked as requested). I can’t recommend them highly enough. I brought some friends who were visiting me from the USA, and they had a wonderful time. A great venue for both couples and larger groups.

SH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, the best meal out we have had in ages!

MR
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly atmosphere, Excellent food, great service, reasonable priced. We will definitely be going back. Thank you.

DC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great evening on their Burns Night supper. Friendly staff, good haggis and good value for the set meal. He norml menu tempted us as well. Recommended.

CP
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service as good as ever, it was just a bit noisy. No problem with people having a great party, whether it's Christmas or other, but the layout here probably isn't best suited to accommodate revellers and quiet diners at the same time.

A
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and lovely ambience! The food was delicious and priced well.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special family night, excellent varied menu, wonderfully prepared, full of flavor and great value. Even the Americans in our party voted the brownie the best they had ever had!

L
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal I’ve had in ages
Cooked to perfection and amazing staff

S
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow what food. awesome meal can't wait to go again

GW
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Anderson's. The service was impeccable. The food was delicious. The decor was very smart, and the ambience was lovely. Graham and Catriona

DP
Wales
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Anderson's for a family meal last week. The food was lovely, service prompt and upon requesting for one dessert to be mixed with another (Not a ptoblem). Very friendly and great value for money as have ate at other restraunts with higher prices and food not at same level as Anderson's. Would recommend and will return soon. Well done.

Kind Regards
Dean P (Cardiff).

JA
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always very good food, especially if you love fish. Great choice.

AA
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the meal, and found the staff very sociable, and obliging.
The choice was very varied with some unusual food combinations. My partner was very pleased with his main course in particular (beef brisket). The food was plentiful, fresh and nicely presented without being over fussy.
My prawns were slightly over cooked, but very flavourful.
On the whole I would recommend Andersens, and plan to return in the future with my parents.

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