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, 09 May 2021

The burgers were ridiculously small. There were no onion rings and nothing else offered. Staff were incredibly enthusiastic. But I feel it was very poor value for money.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

We had such a great time! Amazing food and cocktails, lovely terrace and really helpful, friendly service. Thank you to the team.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Super fast service and lovely food!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Very accommodating for late booking. Great, friendly staff. Obviously will return!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Lovely service and great food and drinks

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

So impressed. First time visiting and already planning a return visit. We ate on the rooftop terrace, was worried about being cold but the patio heaters are fantastic quality. The food was amazing and although we had soft drinks the cocktails coming out from the kitchen looked incredible!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Amazing as always. Tastiest steak ever. Can’t wait for the next time

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Absolutely love The Forge!!! First visit but will definitely be back. Staff were great, atmosphere fantastic and food and drinks amazing. Thanks for making our first ‘girls night out’ in a while so fab !!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Friendly staff as usually and amazing food, service was a little slow abs I felt we were a little ignored sitting right in the back corner. Took a while for someone to come and take my drinks order and then again for us to get the bill. At the same time I felt there was a lot of hovering near the end of our meal as if you get us moved along quickly. I was sealed under the a pipe that seemed to be leaking water as it had been raining earlier in the day. So yeah not my best experience of the forge but the food and drink was amazing as always and the staff were friendly.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Friendly service and was so helpful.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Really impressed with the outside terrace, service was great and the selection of Tapas and Cocktails made the experience great fun. I haven’t been keen on going out since COVID restrictions have been in place however my experience at Forge Kitchen has definitely changed that. Thanks again, Tariq

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Staff were super accommodating, drinks were lovely I’m sure it will be much busier once the weather improves it’s definitely deserving of a more lively atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Food and cocktails were lovely and the service was great. We managed to tough it out because we were one of 3 tables without cover and got drizzled on a few times. I feel like 2 or 3 more umbrellas and you would nail the outdoor dining area.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Had a great evening and the food was amazing. Those honey and mustard wings were delicious.. A favourite place to eat in Ipswich.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

We had a great night. The best service we have had at The Forge, as sometimes quite slow. Very attentive. Great food, chatty waitresses. Will definitely be back soon :)

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Came for my birthday. Had a great night the terrace is very pretty. I tried the jackfruit burger and I think it’s the best plant based burger I have tried out. The service was very good too we didn’t have to grab anyone’s attention and they kept everything flowing nicely.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Fantastic night at the forge having a catch up with colleagues, delicious cocktails and a great range of food! Will definitely be back, fabulous atmosphere and lovely staff!

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Will definitely be coming back.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Always a fantastic experience. Amazing cocktails.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

A-MA-ZING! As always. Favourite place to be, best burgers I’ve ever eaten and to be honest all the food is scrumptious. Delicious cocktails... and trust me I’ve had a few! Staff are incredible, from front of house to chefs, waiting staff to mixologists they are all lovely and make it feel like going to visit family xxx

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Food was very nice and the service was swift and friendly. Really like how they’ve adapted the terrace and it was just nice to be out eating again and hearing people chatting and laughing.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Due to sitting outside it was quite cold, there was heaters however they gave off limited heat. Due to the colder weather the food that we had got cold quite quickly which was disappointing. We wondered if hot plates would help to keep the food warmer. Also, gluten free food which is on the menu wasn’t actually on offer which was a shame. However, steak was lovely as were the cocktails and the wine! Polite and friendly staff also.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Everyone in the team was amazing and so personable - it's the reason I come back!! Really made my 2nd lockdown birthday really special

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Had a great evening, food and drinks were lovely! Would have liked to have stayed longer but completely understand the reasons behind the 2 hour time slots

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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

We had a fantastic night at The Forge! We started on the drinks table and then moved to a dining table. The cocktails were incredible, the food was super tasty and the staff were amazing. It was nice and cosy too with heaters and blankets. Thank you for a fab evening!

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