The Old Forge Lelant

4.7
333 reviews
£25 and under
Continental
The Old Forge holds value to the ethos of high quality ingredients, great flavour, yet simple dining served with warmth and humility.

With our small team of kitchen and front of house staff, we aim to provide a relaxed experience, with consistency, control and quality. Serving seasonal, cheerful and nostalgic food.

Breakfast served 9-11am
Lunch served 12-230pm
Dinner served 5-830pm
Coffee and drinks served throughout the day.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 333 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s such a lovely restaurant
Lovely staff
Brilliant food such an excellent chef have eaten there this week 3 times for breakfast and once for evening meal and cannot praise it enough

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peggyh
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant a cut above the average bistro. Fresh food, good service and a nice ambiance on the terrace. Highly recommended

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal, arrived with a young family and nothing was too much trouble. Loved the exposed stone restaurant, staff were great and the food excellent. Hard to fault really!!

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RichardH
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable experience, highly recommend. Lovely place.

AP
AmyP
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and equally great service. We were spoilt for choice with the menu - so many lovely things to choose from (including a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks). A lot of thought has also gone into creating an all-weather covid safe outdoor area. We couldn’t fault anything.

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AdrianA
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab linguini I have had! The children all loved their pizzas too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely outstanding

KB
KatieB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service. It’s my number one go to for dinner. It’s always such an amazing experience, good & service

AR
AlanR
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

When I booked, I asked for table 11 and this is what I had. This does not always happen with bookings restaurants. Creates a good impression and will return.
Very pleased with friendly helpful service. Lovely choice on the menu.

TG
TracyG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything about our dining experience was top rate. The food was delicious and we were made to feel really welcome.
The only down side was the lack of parking so we had to park off site and walk to the restaurant.
Would definitely recommend.

CC
ChrisCo
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous evening in a beautiful location. What a great job you are doing - well done and see you again! Thank you!

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pinkhev
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food in a lovely setting. Pudding was beautiful.

HH
HelenH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food served by delightful, helpful staff. Thank you

AP
AlisonP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here last week with my daughter for lunch,It was so nice I took my friend on Friday. The staff are very friendly, the food was delicious & the place is spotless. I will be returning again very soon.

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susanm
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So grateful to have this as our "local". Had a fantastic breakfast. Try the granola served with coconut yoghurt, strawberries and micro herbs and flowers. Wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday meal -Gorgeous place , meal - attentive staff .. lovely experience

MR
MattR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived for lunch and one of our party was feeling ill due to too much sun and the staff there were very helpful giving us cold compresses and even an ice lolly to help her cool down. The food was fantastic and very reasonably priced and everyone really enjoyed all the courses. I had the spicy dough balls, which were particularly spicy and followed this with the crab linguine which was beautifully presented and prepared and was delicate in flavour. A few of the others has pizzas which were freshly cooked with fresh ingredients. The only downside was their size, but we were allowed to take these away. The service was attentive, efficient and very engaging. We will definitely be returning when we return to Cornwall. A lovely experience.

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PennyM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my family for a special birthday lunch. The choice of menu was lovely and everything we chose delicious and beautifully presented. All the staff were really friendly and helpful making it a lovely occasion.

JW
JodieW
Devon
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of our absolute favourite restaurants. The food is amazing and it is such a wonderful atmosphere. Great food without fuss. We took some friends who are visiting with us and they were so complimentary also!

LB
LaurenB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely little place with excellent food! Staff were also very helpful and very little wait for food.

HC
HollyC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here twice in two days! Lovely food and service.

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Fabraliz
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hugely welcoming, great service. Food was generally really pleasant without being mind blowing.

NB
NicolasB
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! The booking system allowed us to book either inside or outside which was great.
The staff were very friendly, professional with great service and attention to detail. The ambiance outside was great with the sound of music and felt very comfortable. The food was fantastic and would definitely recommend the pizzas!
We'll be back! Thank you

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Anon
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice food in lovely setting. Covered outdoor area & several vegan options. Gorgeous dessert

MR
MichaelR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, polite attentive service and relaxed ambiance Crab Linguini the best ever would certainly recommend the Old Forge and book again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistly Fab staff great food always a winner when we take friends.

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Tamar
Devon
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality food, great service from all members of staff! Highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, even though I live nearby. 3 different dishes all delicious, especially the Thai curry. Really good bottle of red too . Very attractive inside and friendly service.

SW
SusanW
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual... Lovely food and wonderful service

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victoriat
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food especially the fennel salad and antipasto platter. Wanted to book again this week but sadly booked out

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nicolet
Devon
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great lunch will return again , Was great to see all the tables scrubbed and chairs afer each person .
Keep doing what your doing :)

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BryonL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience , food , service, friendliness of staff, all superb , lovely evening, will be back. Thank you.

JT
JohnT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have had breakfast once and lunch twice. All three meals very good with calamari the best I've had. Pity we can only visit when on holiday. Book to avoid disappointment.

LH
LisaH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, friendly and efficient service, will definitely be returning

JH
JaneH
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the gluten free blt and it was one of the nicest gluten free rolls I have had.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had one evening meal & two breakfasts during our weeks holiday, both were scrumptious and good value, the bistro itself is a lovely cosy venue, and the staff all extremely friendly & attentive, can’t wait to return. Oh, and the take away pizzas are magnificent.

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SarahB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and good service. The outside covered area was warm and comfy. We will be back

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Maryj
Devon
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The GF food option is fantastic. Range of NA drinks good. Friendly and not rushed.

MB
MelanieB
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we have found this place, we'll be back. Thank You.

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AdrianC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked here on a recommendation, and we were not disappointed. Great lovely super-friendly staff and fantastic tasty food. We had a really lovely evening. Our thanks to you to all 😊

FAQs

The Old Forge Lelant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01736 753696.

The Old Forge Lelant is rated 4.7 stars by 333 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.