The Forge Kitchen

1-3 Duke Street, Ipswich, United Kingdom, IP3 0AE
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Opening Information

Open 5 Days a week

Food Served:

WEDNESDAY -THURSDAY
12 noon – 9.00pm

FRIDAY
12 noon – 9.30pm

SATURDAY
Brunch 10am – 12.30pm
Main Menu 12:30 noon – 9.30pm

SUNDAY
Brunch 10.00am – 12.30pm
Main Menu 12:30 noon – 8.30pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Forge Kitchen

A menu born from the heat, flames and stripped back elements found in the forge... We work day and night to shape our plates. Food cooked as nature intended. No fuss, no frills, over smoke and fire (with just a little Forge-made seasoning). We plate everything from our Smoker, Furnace & Hanger unaccompanied, so without the garnishes and extra ‘bits’. Simple stuff. Choose exactly what makes it to your plate - Forge it your way.

At the bar, a selection of seasonal and smoked cocktails, craft beers and hand-picked wines.

Cuisine: Smokehouse
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

Amazing service as always really easy to book felt safe and food was amazing !

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Was all well organised from Covid point of view and service great and friendly as always. Food always great too

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Visited On Thursday, 30 July 2020

Still NO GINGER ALE.Would have prefered to tip what we thought it was worth to the server not added onto the bill.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

A lovely chocolate desert that we popped in for impromptu we love the atmosphere and service

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

We had a lovely meal on the terrace, the food was perfect and we felt extremely safe as all staff followed Covid precautions. Everyone was lovely and friendly and the service was top notch

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Visited On Friday, 31 July 2020

The best service regarding Covid I have received in a restaurant

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Visited On Friday, 31 July 2020

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Visited On Thursday, 30 July 2020

We couldn’t wait until Friday so had a great Forge Thursday instead, superb as always, thank you!

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Visited On Thursday, 30 July 2020

We attended the venue on wednesday evening as a party of 4 and were very impressed with the manner in which the layout and general running of the business had been thought out. In the current climate when everyone is unsure of what to expect we were impressed. As usual the staff were attentive and the food was excelent service also very good.have no problem visiting again.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 July 2020

Food was not good atall, will not go again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Thoroughly enjoyable and felt really safe and hygienic. Thank you! Great service. Just one question - is Chateaubriand off the menu for good!?

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Service staff were incredible, but we sat at 7.30pm and didn't get our mains until 9pm. If the food had been a little quicker, would have given 5 stars for service :)

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 July 2020

The waiters couldn’t do enough for us, they were very friendly and professional the whole way through. I would 100% recommend to a friend

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Really friendly staff and service. We had a really lovely meal and one of the best Steaks we have eaten. Cocktails were great had to taste more than one !! Although Sunday is normally a quieter night to eat out and restrictions due to Covid everything was explained so you felt at ease and there was a good atmosphere !! Really liked the surroundings had a modern industrial minimalistic feel !

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Staff were so smiley and friendly and the food was good. They also had good social distancing measures in place!

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Very nice for couples, good atmosphere

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

We love coming here. The food is always exceptional and the service/atmosphere is lovely. Will certainly be back

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

Excellent as always- you can tell they have put the effort in to the food and service. Best place in Ipswich to eat by far.

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Visited On Thursday, 23 July 2020

Music was a little loud and due to team wearing visors for covid safety made it harder to hear them speak so only a small adjustment but found ourselves having to ask twice when ordering or the waiter/ress not hearing us correct. Food was amazing as always and service great too thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 July 2020

£40 sharing mixed grill was awful, chicken wings were all bone and no meat. Steak was grilled on a dirty burnt grill and tasted disgusting, let alone the fact you couldn’t even cut it. Again, typical forge didn’t have half of the mixed grill so we had to scrabble around the menu to find a substitute which was slimey chicken. We thought that we would go again after lockdown and after 2 years of not going, but again it was as disappointing as ever. Cocktails was lovely though, every cloud..... service by the waiters and waitresses was great! Can not fault them! Very comfortable and well spaced out tables.

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Very friendly staff. Covid changes are all good

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Visited On Saturday, 18 July 2020

Great food, fab staff

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Visited On Sunday, 19 July 2020

Great service and food even with new covid guidelines.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 July 2020

Great return to the Forge. Felt very safe. The food was amazing as usual. Looking forward to the breakfast menu returning

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Visited On Saturday, 18 July 2020

Food is amazing and staff are lovely, everything explained well so we knew what to expect.

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