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
Price point:
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Visited On Sunday, 17 November 2019

First time visitor - great venue. Food a d drinks spot on. Sunday roast was excellent but there was a charred flavour on every item, bar the roast beef. Beef was perfectly cooked, and tasty

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Nice tapas for starters. Steak as main cooked perfectly and my friends fish platter looked very appetising. It was a Wednesday and the place quite empty, so can not say a lot about the atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Regular visitors to The Forge - that speaks for itself. My husband and I love it and it’s our first choice for a Saturday night out. Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

I haven't been to the forge in the past year, having previously been relatively regularly since you opened. I was dissapointed with the range of meats and sides you now offer now as this seems to have reduced substantially. I didn't fancy chips nor plain potatoes however that was the only carb on the sides menu as pearl barley was out. You used to have a lovely rice on the sides menu. Really dissapointed. I don't think I'll ever be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Fantastic evening with delicious food and great service. I recommend to friends and family all the time.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Love the Forge fab service, food was amazing as always. My only complaint is the chairs in the bar and resturant are so uncomfortable.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Great food, tasty drinks, and friendly staff with beautiful decor

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

The wait for drinks & food was ridiculous - waited 30 mins+ for our mains & second round of drinks. Starters were nice but still had a wait on them, considered leaving after starters as service was so slow. Waitress removed second lot of drinks as apology which was nice however as first visit wouldn’t return due to underwhelming experience. A busy Friday night but still wouldn’t expect to wait so long for food & especially drinks!

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Amazing service and quality of food. Great menu as well as ambiance. Will definitely return

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Best burger my fiancé has ever had. Great service, lovely smelling and clean toilets. Just a little chilly

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Lovely food and great service!

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Visited On Monday, 28 October 2019

We loved the food . And the staff were friendly and were so incredibly helpful if I am in Ipswich any time soon I will be back thanks again for a great food

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Great service. Atmosphere was great. Food was exceptional. I lovelynplacebto ho for a celebration dinner. Thought the food was a tad more expensive than we would normally pay.. but worth every penny. We will be back.. highly recommend.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 October 2019

I came here for my graduation as a celebration. Our waiter was brilliant, friendly and efficient. The food was delicious and lovely as always. The cost of the food was pricey, although they do offer set menus at certain times of the week and on some days. Overall, it is a brilliant experience and we will be back for other occasions.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Great food

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Visited On Thursday, 24 October 2019

Great helpful friendly and fun staff, food was good the steaks could be better I had a rib eye and it was good but not excellent, the wine was very good.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

excellent food and service. very friendly staff who couldn't be more helpful. great cocktails too!

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Very nice restaurant. Convenient. Shame there is no parking at the restaurant. Food is great. Friendly atmosphere

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 October 2019

We visited as a table of 7people. Despite being a larger table and the forge was quite busy, service was on point and food and drinks were served in good time. We all very much enjoyed the food and drinks and are sure to return.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Food absolutely spot on, service great, but very busy on a Saturday night, and having a vaulted ceiling the acoustics are fairly loud

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

The food was amazing, the cocktails were great and the staff were super attentive and helpful. I thoroughly recommend and will definitely come back.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Food was great, venue is great too and the staff were brilliant.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Lovely staff very friendly. I’ve been here twice now and my only feedback is that they’ve taken my plates away before I’ve decided I’ve finished

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Visited On Friday, 18 October 2019

Sides smaller than anticipated (waiter told us beforehand that they would be big enough to share). Disappointed that gf peppercorn couldn’t be provided. Apart from this, very good - lovely steak and chips, excellent service. Would return.

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Visited On Friday, 18 October 2019

We personally did not like the smokey burned taste that I guess is inherent of the smokehouse way if cooking meat. I had a flat iron steak. By the time I added two sides it cost the same as a fillet at miller & carter and there is absolutely no comparison. Miller & Carters steaks are 20 times nicer. That, said, the service was very good and we did enjoy the cocktails and starters. But a smokehouse taste is just not for me. Glad we tried it out though

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