The Forge Kitchen

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

Open 7 Days a week

Food Served:

MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY
12 noon – 9pm

THURSDAY
12 noon – 9.30pm

FRIDAY
12 noon – 10pm

SATURDAY
Brunch 9am – 12.30pm
Main Menu 12 noon – 10pm

SUNDAY
Brunch 9.30am – 12.30pm
Main Menu 12 noon – 8.30pm
Set Price Menu & Roasts 12 noon – 5pm
*sorry, we cannot guarantee roasts will be available after 4pm*

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 Saturday, 11 January 2020

Turn down the music a little. Turn up the flavouring a lot.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Our first visit for breakfast and we both thoroughly enjoyed the visit. I thought the menu a little small in its choices but this was outweighed by the sheer quality of the food, for me the food quality is always high. We will be back and next time to sample the dinner menu. Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

We were very disappointed with the service we received and the quality of the food. We waited over half an hour for our food. My other half had asked for his steak to be cooked medium and after eating a few pieces realised it was rare. When we brought this up with the waitress she took it away and did not offer a replacement. She said that she would speak with her manager but she also agreed that the steak was very rare and told us they had a new chef so blamed him. We received a very measly amount off the bill - less than 20% if the cost of the steak! And no further apology at all. We will not be returning and certainly would not recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

The music too loud, and not a generational sound. I don’t understand why music has to be played at all but if that is too be then please respect that some customers would like a conversation while enjoying the meal.I personally if music was on my agenda I’d have gone too a pub for food not a restaurant. The cocktail while presented perfectly was too sweet it overrides the taste.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 December 2019

Brilliant service from the very first email sent until the moment we left on the night. Really impressed with the communication, food and the service. We had a great time - thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

This was my first visit I had an amazing experience from start to finish. The food was exceptional 5 star all the way

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

Very friendly staff w the right level of attentiveness 😊 just feel the burgers would be the right price with a side included but the food was really good, just a bit overpriced

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

I hear you may be removing the lobster from your menu.... please don’t! It is delicious. Love the venue, the cocktails, the staff and the food. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Lovely food and good value. We'll return.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

Another brilliant works outing. 21 of us and everything ran like clockwork.

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

Pre booking system was very easy to use as large party. Waitress was very hopeful on night. Everyone enjoyed meals. Would definitely recommend

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

I have been here twice over the Christmas period and have thoroughly enjoyed myself. Great service and great food. Bit expensive but you get what you pay for!

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

Our first ever visit, and to be honest we don’t normally spend that much on a meal out for us and our Son, but the food was amazing and melted in our mouths. I had the roast and can honestly say it’s the best I have ever had. Hopefully we will treat ourselves and visit again soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

Excellent food and excellent service, always lovely visiting the forge specially for steak!

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Visited On Friday, 27 December 2019

Overall the food was delicious and the restaurant has a really classy feel to it! Perfect date night

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Visited On Friday, 27 December 2019

Waitress was excellent

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Excellent Christmas Day meal. Fab service and lovely relaxing atmosphere.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Wonderful dinner, service and atmosphere. Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed the food and cocktails, had an amazing Christmas meal at the forge.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

Always an amazing visit to the Forge, top shelf drinks & cocktails stunning food. The staff are always so welcoming & friendly, nothing is too much effort for them in their quest to give you a great experience.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 December 2019

It was a superb experience from start to finish. The staff were so kind and friendly. Have already recommended to friends and family.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 December 2019

Good food, good service, slightly slow however completely understandable that its an extremely busy time of year.

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Visited On Monday, 16 December 2019

We had a wonderful Christmas lunch - it was faultless - thank you. Would highly recommend and we will defo be back!

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Very good food. Very attentive and friendly staff! Kieran, Anna and Louise were very good at making the evening excellent. Jonathan was very helpful during the booking process as well! Would definitely recommend!

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 December 2019

THE FORGE HOSTED OUR COMPANY XMAS MEAL.. EVERYONE INVOLVED FROM THE BOOKING TO THE EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE WE RECIEVED ON THE NIGHT WERE OUTSTANDING. WE WERE A PARTY OF 19 FOOD WAS GREAT AND NOBODY HAD TO WAIT. ALL STAFF ESPECIALLY THE YOUNG LADIES WHO SERVED US WERE VERY ATTENTIVE,PROFESSIONAL AND MADE SURE EVERYONE WAS LOOKED AFTER. AWESOME NIGHT HAD BY ALL. VERY GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY AS FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. MUST TRY THE PORK TOMAHAWK. WILL DEFINITELY BE RETURNING TO THE FORGE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

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