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Forest, York, York

Forest

4.6
4.6
77 Reviews
£25 and under
British
  • Charming
  • Good for special occasions
  • Neighbourhood gem
A warm, cosy, relaxed, and rustic restaurant, and THE place to come at any time of the day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even just a quick drink and a snack

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2 people

23:00


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 07:30–11:00 Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30–16:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Afternoon Tea Mon–Sat 14:00–17:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    01904 622478
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    £25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    With inspiration from our history, we created a “Forest Afternoon Tea” - complete with carefully paired teas with each course, this is the most exciting Afternoon Tea in York (if not beyond!).

What 77 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • North Yorkshire

    Great for brunch

77 Reviews
  1. DavidK

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Been several times before to Forest and always enjoyed the food. The menu has changed since we last visited and preferred the previous menu, which listed more detailed about where the ingredients had been sourced. Although the bass was no longer available (I was told due to the high price of this fish), I would have liked another fish dish to have been available. I am nit picking a little because overall I would recommend Forest and the food was lovely

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    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful decor and ambience, friendly and attentive service, delicious food. What's not to like?

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for my partner’s father’s birthday. It did not disappoint. All our meals were Iovely & my partner’s father said his steak was ‘the best he’d had in a long time’!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Outstanding food, efficient service almost with personality and a smile.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding evening meal and breakfast as we also stayed at the hotel attached

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was a massive let down, we went for breakfast and paid £12 for the Yorkshire Breakfast and it was terrible. Very minimal, the poached eggs were solid in the middle, the bacon was very fatty which would’ve been fine had it been cooked for longer than 2 minutes. We ordered dippy eggs and toast for one of our babies and you couldn’t dip the eggs as they were all hard boiled. Staff had manners but didn’t come and check how our food was or how we were getting on. I had a main course here last time I went and it was amazing and so were the staff, I’m so let down this time and will not be rushing back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Too large portions. Could only eat 40%of it which means it was a waste. Too much of the same food such a cauliflower and just few florets would have been just as nice. Maybe more tasty food. Left feeling so full it wasn't enjoyable.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good choices on the menu, we were really spoilt for choice so we ended up booking lots of starters with some sides. We ordered the mushroom sharer, goats cheese croquettes, trio of Yorkshire puddings, pork cooked in different ways, some chips and some summer greens. The food was well presented and very tasty! We enjoyed all of it and it was the perfect amount for a nice lunch. Service was good and atmosphere nice. Price of the food was good etc. we both. Also had a pudding which isn’t like us at all and the sticky toffee pudding was one of the best I’ve had! My only gripe is that the trio of Yorkshire had beef missing in one so it was only filled with horseradish (a little spicy on its own ) and this starter was quite cold when served (the others were nice and hot) The bread on the mushroom starter was really hard like a crostini. Toasted sourdough or ciabatta would be ideal and easier to bite into as the bread served fell to pieces as you bit into it. Overall a lovely, lovely lunch!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunchtime dining experience yesterday. An extremely busy day in York so was nice to get out of the crowds. Forest was lovely and calm, decorated lovely, food was amazing, I had the mini Yorkshire puds to start then the halloumi, and a glass of wine. Service perfect. Would definitely return.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food was gorgeous. Will definitely recommend and definitely be back

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FAQs

Forest is rated 4.6 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

23:00


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Forest

54 Low Petergate, York, York YO1 7HZ

Additional information

  • Area
    York
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 07:30–11:00 Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30–16:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Afternoon Tea Mon–Sat 14:00–17:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
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