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Foresters Bar & Restaurant
Located at Landal Darwin Forest the Foresters is open to both Park guests and the general public.
Pets are also welcome in the bar area.
The Foresters has a lovely alfresco dining area with a children's playground adjacent.
Please note that in order to help reduce the risk of a local outbreak of coronavirus we are taking contact details for customers and visitors as well as recording times entering and leaving our premises.
In line with guidance issued by Department for Health and Social Care, we will keep your details for 21 days. We will share them with Test and Trace personnel, if asked, in the event of a fellow customer or staff member testing positive for coronavirus.
Data will be handled according to GDPR, security and ethical standards at every stage of the process- from its collection and storage by us and if needed, to its transfer and use by NHS Test and Trace.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Very disappointing service on 14/09/2020 to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. Table booked for 7pm and we were kept waiting in the bar. Eventually moved to our table and order taken but food didn’t arrive until 8.30pm. We didn’t wish to drink as we had already enjoyed some sparkling wine at our lodge. Apology accepted with a complimentary bottle of wine to take back to our lodge. Disappointed.
We booked another table for Wednesday 16th September at 7.30. We were taken to our table immediately and our order was taken at 7.45. Once again we asked for a glass of wine each and this arrived promptly. Sadly our meal (steak and chips) never arrived and we waited for more than an hour until 9.00pm. Meanwhile other guests arriving up to an hour later than us and sitting nearby ordered food that arrived within 20 minutes! We chased up our order at about 8.30 as we saw other guests next to us enjoying their meals but nothing happened. We complained at 9pm and walked out. We assumed our order was lost as we received no feed back or explanation from the waitress. We returned to the lodge to make scrambled eggs feeling very angry.
The next morning the restaurant tried to call us but we were out walking. They agreed to call back at 5pm to discuss our complaint but we never heard back from anyone. We would never use this restaurant again due to their appalling and slow service.
Lovely food. We had the fish and chips, chicken burger, falafel and spinach burger and butternut squash and lentil wellington (vegan option - perfectly seasoned and really well presented), as well as a few starters, a dessert and a cocktail. All generous portions, the chips are divine, the fish amazing and the chicken burger supposedly the best he'd ever tasted. Could perhaps do with an additional vegan starter or dessert, and a healthier children's menu option, but all in all, we were very happy with everything and highly recommend a visit.
Food was very poor, meal for 4 adults and 1 toddler, main course each and an alcoholic drink each came to £90. When we complained about the food quality we were given £5 discount!! Child's tomato pasta was OK, full rack of ribs were just OK for £16, came out with a dollop of bbq sauce on the top and otherwise plain ribs. Cheese pizza had about 1kg of cheese on the top so was awful. Fish and chips had so much batter on it, the batter was about 1cm think and soggy/stodgy underneath the top crispy layer. We ate less than half of the food and then felt ill due to the batter / cheese! Would not recommend!
Good atmosphere and great service from the staff.
Understand that supply of certain items at this time has limited the menu offer but still managed to eat something different every night of our stay.
We ate there twice whilst on a short stay. Although the menu was limited the food was excellent and the staff very friendly.
Large portions. Chips with most things. Hardly a green vegetable in sight.
What a fantastic place to eat & drink, the food was amazing excellent choices of drinks too the staff are brilliant especially Claire she looked after me & my friends both Saturday night & Sunday lunch she made our experience wonderful can’t thank her enough look forward to returning next year..
Had a nice meal served by friendly staff . We had visited the restaurant earlier in the week and had some issues with the food at that visit . We gave feedback and this time the food was much improved
Only problem was from a small menu to choose from still items not available.
The young lady serving was very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent standard and all fresh and home made. Had burger and hand cut chips with chocolate brownie for dessert. Portion sizes very generous. Would definitely recommend.
Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Food good quality and quick service
Friendly efficient service, lovely food, would recommend.
Chips were amazing good range of beers!! Staff quick to help!!
Spotlessly clean and excellent staff. We struggled as our chilli was too hot for us but they changed our order at no extra cost and were very reasonable about it. Others were eating the chilli and saying how nice it was.
Menu a bit restricted currently and not a problem. Overall excellent and we did go back during our week in Derbyshire.
Food was delicious and fresh. Was very busy but service was excellent. We had a lovely evening.
Great service and food for our family meal. Chef was flexible around gluten free food.
It's a lovely place and back there tonight for a meal
What lovely staff!
We ate here 3 times over the weekend and it was very enjoyable.
Shame that they are working on a reduced menu but understandable in these times.
Sunday dinner was cracking, lovely Yorkshires and roasties!
Friendly staff and lovely quality food. Will definitely go again.
Fantastic food, nice place, good choice, only let down by the lack of draught beer! Over half the beers were off on every occasion we visited and no draught ales available at all which is a poor show for a bar!! Sort the drinks out and it would be superb. Great visit if you’re driving!!
Excellent friendly service. Children's meals are a very good size.
Excellent service, and great food, the staff are very professional, organised, helpful and polite especially Liv . We are already booked in for a week at Xmas and can’t wait!
Lovely Sunday roast, food was excellent and service was fantastic.
We’ve eaten here before and the food is lovely. If I was being picky, the gravy was watery and a bit bland but the veg and meat was cooked perfectly. The gravy let the meal down.
Had an excellent meal with good service.
Even without the ‘Eat out to help out scheme’, the meal would have been at excellent value.
Excellent attentive service. Well done everyone. We hope to visit again in the future.
A bad start when both our drinks glasses were returned as they were dirty and the wine we ordered from the menu was out of stock. No starters on the menu and our mains of chicken and Spag’ Bol’ were both piled high to the point of off putting. I have a great appetite and ate as much as I could and left enough for a full portion. Unfortunately quantity did not equal quality and at best we would say both meals were okay. A disappointing end to an otherwise enjoyable stay at the resort where foresters is located.
Lovely food. Beautifully presented and reasonably priced. Excellent when you are holidaying at Darwin Forest.
Lovely place to eat very good service and food was yummy :)
Beautiful food. Best roast beef I’ve ever had!
Waiting staff friendly and very attentive.
Only slight let down was the allergy info wasn’t available in a folder so they had to check ingredients instead. But nevertheless, a lovely evening had by all
superb food, good value, would definitely visit again
Had a lovely meal in the Foresters, lovely good size portions and service very quick and friendly. Was impressed with the updated refurb.
BRILLIANT. THE PARK IS SUPERB, AND FOOD EXCELLENT. ALSO, TRY THE ICE CREAM PARLOUR. 🍧🧁🍦😎
Lovely food and service. Go for the steak ciabatta!
Great service, staff very very friendly and helpful. Hygiene and Following Covid restrictions well. Food was good quality. Using the eat out to help out was a bonus.
Good service, lovely atmosphere. Great portions. Delicious deserts
Enjoyed a family meal at the end of our stay at Darwin Forest. Food plentiful and nicely presented. Didn't have too long to wait and service was prompt and efficient. It is something of a tradition when we stay at Darwin Forest to end our holiday with a meal at The Foresters and we look forward to the next time.
We had three meals at the Foresters and not one of them disappointed - the fish and chips were the best we’ve ever had! The staff were very friendly, there could have been a bit more atmosphere but I’m putting that down to social distancing and slight awkwardness of it all, so didn’t feel 100% relaxed.
Good food, but service was poor after been shown to our table took them 30 mins to provide a menu and take a drink order and that was because i got up and asked the barman, food was lovely but again took along time to clear plates after each course.
nice meal excellent value thanks to the 50% government scheme downside no draught beer bottles over priced
Foresters Bar & Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01629 736225.
Foresters Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 145 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.