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Forde, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Forde

4.7
4.7
577 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Horsforth born, locally renowned, Matt Healy of MasterChef: The Professionals is coming home to Horsforth!

Matt put his own stamp on the Leeds restaurant scene with his now renowned ‘food to swear by’ brand, forging an outstanding reputation for its British cooking; earning a 2020 Michelin Plate and a spot in The Good Food Guide.

Two-Michelin-starred judge of MasterChef Marcus Wareing famously described Matt’s sauces as “some of the best he had ever tasted”.

Jay Rayner said in his review published in the Guardian “Bloody hell, that’s good” on tasting Matt’s food; only he didn’t say “Bloody” and he didn’t say “hell”.

Matt has had the pleasure of working alongside some of the hospitality industry’s finest, some of whom will form part of the Forde team; bringing first class service to Horsforth.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–20:30
  • Phone number
    0113 210 0659
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Matt Healy
  • Area
    Leeds
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    The 50 and 50A bus drops at the bottom of Town Street and we are situated centrally between Horsforth and Kirkstall forge train stations.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 577 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • West Yorkshire

    Innovative

  • West Yorkshire

    Neighbourhood gem

577 Reviews
  1. JaydeT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Genuinely the best Sunday dinner we’ve ever had. Every single element of the meal was stunning - we really can’t pick any faults. We had our little girl with us (2yo) and the staff couldn’t have done more for her. Service was excellent; staff are friendly, polite and warm. The restaurant itself is super cosy and very clean. Would 100% dine here again.

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  2. JaneM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I had the Sunday dinner. It wasn’t bad but I was underwhelmed. It’s not worth the price.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the food! We had the charcuterie sharing board which was outstanding! Also the bread with 3 different butters which was good. The cheese board also good. The only thing we both were not keen on was the truffle/ honey oil. Which we thought had an unpleasant taste, but that’s just personal opinion. The service was excellent and value for money was fair. Overall very impressed and will be returning. Already have another table booked!

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  4. DominiqueW

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third time at Forde and it was incredible as it has been every time. Fabulous and welcoming and our little dog loves it there too! The food it’s just amazing, can’t wait to go back

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  5. JessicaD

    Spain

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place with amazing food and excellent service highly recommend.

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  6. HelenK

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked an early table for the two of us , had the place to ourselves , still a great atmosphere , wine , food , service was great ! Will recommend and return !

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Super good and tunes and a v laid back vibe. Also, everything GF-able but naturally so. So gimmicky intolerance or alllergy posturing. Just v clean food. Love it!

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  8. KeironM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant, just brilliant. Wonderful food, wonderful staff, wonderful ambience. Prawn cocktail was gorgeous, chicken Sunday roast delicious, perfectly finished off with a lovely creme brulee!
    FordeResponded on 4 April 2024
    Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted that you had such a fantastic experience. It's truly rewarding to hear that you enjoyed your meal and found the ambience welcoming. We strive to provide excellent service and delicious food, and we're thrilled that we hit the mark for you. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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  9. Jackie

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favourite places in Horsforth for Sunday lunch, but be warned there's lots of food! Both the meat and veggie options were delicious and all 6 of us had a superb meal and great wine too. Love their Appasimento - would recommend if you like a delicious red wine.
    FordeResponded on 4 April 2024
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We're absolutely thrilled to hear that you consider us one of your favourite spots in Horsforth for Sunday lunch. It's awesome to know that you and your group enjoyed the abundance of food and found both the meat and veggie options delicious. We're delighted that all six of you had a superb meal and enjoyed some great wine as well. The Appasimento is definitely a winner - we're glad you love it! Your recommendation means the world to us, and we can't wait to welcome you all back for another fantastic experience!

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  10. stewballs

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as always, lovely staff, wpuld definitely recommend
    FordeResponded on 4 April 2024
    Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted that you enjoyed our food and found our staff lovely. Recommendations mean the world to us, and we truly appreciate yours. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another wonderful dining experience!

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  11. HelenD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as ever. Great service, amazing food. We love it!
    FordeResponded on 4 April 2024
    Thank you so much for your fabulous review! We're thrilled to hear that you had another amazing experience with us. Providing great service and delicious food is what we're all about, and we're delighted that we could exceed your expectations once again. We can't wait to welcome you back for more wonderful times!

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  12. LouiseB

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and brilliant atmosphere! Love the small plates and how they are served. The offer on wed/thurs is tremendous and I’ll come back Again and again The music was perfect too - great ambience and the acoustics are just right. We actually commented on how well balanced it was as we could hear each other easily and yet people on tables next to us we disnt notice.
    FordeResponded on 4 April 2024
    Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that you had such an amazing experience. It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed our delicious food and the vibrant yet comfortable atmosphere. We appreciate your feedback on the small plates and our LS£18 offer. We're also glad to hear that you found the music perfect and that the ambience and acoustics were just right. Creating a buzzing yet comfortable atmosphere where guests can easily converse is our priority, and we're pleased that you noticed and appreciated it. We can't wait to welcome you back again!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic, the service perfect and a lovely ambiance

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  14. Lizabet

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully cooked small plates, very special place
    FordeResponded on 4 April 2024
    Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our small plates and found our place special. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  15. ClaireW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent restaurant. The food was outstanding and the staff were fantastic. Highly recommended.

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  16. HellsBells

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was superb. Will definitely revisit!

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  17. ClaQ

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Wednesday evening at Forde. Intimate with a good atmosphere. Great service and food as always.

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  18. Bami

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely warm welcome and attentive service. Food very tasty, in particular, roast beef was delicious. Offer of £25 for Sunday dinner with starter or sweet is good value. Tables a little cramped with legroom limited due to awkward table legs. Toilet a little damp and close to customers

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  19. JohnB

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Sunday lunch served by very friendly & attentive staff. We came as a table of 6 & the food came piping hot from such a small kitchen!!! We ordered the Sunday Roast & it was very tasty. Our granddaughter especially enjoyed the roast carrots ! Prompt and friendly service enhanced our lunch experience. Thanks to all

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  20. Natasha

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend, the food (Sunday Roast) was fantastic and service absolutely brilliant. We will definitely be back!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    From arrival to departure, a perfect and an all round enjoyable dining experience.

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  22. JennyL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal - we opted for the LS18 meal deal and we were massively impressed! The food was delicious (beef cheeks especially!) The staff were super attentive and made our visit very special. Wonderful all round!

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  23. KimL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and I had an excellent evening at Forde. I would highly recommend.

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  24. Zmc500

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious as usual. Our server (the younger waiter) was very polite and attentive.

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  25. Samurott

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and service but very overpriced. £16 for two tiny pieces of monkfish isn't good value. £8 for not even half a courgette (which costs 40p) is a joke.

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  26. MatthewKerrywood

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As per our previous visits, the food and service were amazing. We love it as usual!

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  27. MillyS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited for the first time to try the January offer that was on. I was so happy with the whole experience. Loved the vibe of the restraunt. The waiter was so helpful with recommendations. I am gluten free and the whole menu could be made gluten free and tasted unbelievable. The food was so so nice! I can’t wait to visit again!

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  28. SibyJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    "I had been wanting to visit FoRde for a long time, and finally, I got the chance for lunch yesterday. I can't recommend it enough! The cocktails were fresh and fruity, and we tried the cheese board, prawns, chicken, and fish – all freshly cooked and tasted heavenly. It was a great experience overall. Thank you for providing such a delightful dining experience!"

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  29. Tommo

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first visit to Forde and the waitress was extremely helpful and very pleasant explaining about the small plates experience. We had a lovely lunch and cannot wait to go there again.

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  30. JulietH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, great service - would definitely come again!

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  31. KarenR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic restaurant with amazing food. Absolutely fabulous.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fantastic, the baked Camembert platter and Monkfish were our favourites. The staff couldn’t be more helpful or friendly, they gave some great advice on dishes and drinks and were very pleasant.

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  33. SarahC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely visit, will be back again!

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  34. JasonP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sunday lunch was good. All round for the meats, veggies and Yorkshire pudding. We sat late afternoon and a few dishes had run out, but substituted. The Sunday menu typically has a choice of three starters / desserts, on this occasion we opted not to have a starter from the remaining choices. A similar run on beer choice too. Book early!

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  35. Valerie

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Service first class with staff who were genuinely enthusiastic about the food. First visit and definitely will be returning. Highly recommend.

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  36. MeghanA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and lovely service. One of my favourite local restaurants.

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  37. LeanneL

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A meal experience with a range of small plates delivered as they were cooked, absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to go again!

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  38. JulianC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. A welcome difference from other offerings in the area. Very attentive and informative service. Nice atmosphere and busy for a Wednesday after the new year. We will be back.

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  39. jeanjan

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat on the left hand side at a small table and it was fine but we did change around I sat on the bench seat at first and my husband on a chair opposite. I was so much higher than him it wasn't comfortable so we swapped seats then at first I felt like a parent at parents night but everything else was so good after a glass of wine I forgot about it

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  40. RitaT

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked with a voucher given to us as a gift for my Husbands 70th birthday. Really looking forward to attend as we both love tapas with a nice bottle of wine. Usually it is a lovely steady enjoyable time taking one/2 courses at a time when WE were ready. This is not the case with you. We had to have each course when YOU were ready and did feel somewhat rushed. Service was OK. We ordered the wine and never shown the bottle it was just poured out and had to ask on occasion to be refilled. We did notice that it was done differently on the next table. The food we chose was lovely.

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Forde is rated 4.7 stars by 577 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Forde

7 Town St, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS18 5LJ

Additional information

  • Area
    Leeds
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–20:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    The 50 and 50A bus drops at the bottom of Town Street and we are situated centrally between Horsforth and Kirkstall forge train stations.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Matt Healy
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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