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The Forge Kitchen

1-3 Duke Street, Ipswich, United Kingdom, IP3 0AE
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Open 7 Days a week

Food Served
Monday to Friday: 8am - 10pm
Saturday : 9am - 10pm
Sunday: 9am - 8pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Forge Kitchen

Born from the heat, flames and stripped back elements found in the Blacksmith’s forge, our concept is simple - Food cooked as nature intended, no fuss, over smoke and fire with just a pinch of salt and pepper, or go full Forge with something a whole lot more indulgent...
It’s your choice - Forge it your way.
At the bar, a selection of seasonal and smoked cocktails, craft beers and hand-picked wines.

It's time to re-think the steakhouse.

Cuisine: Smokehouse
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 25 May 2018

The fourth time I have visited and once again we weren’t disappointed. Lovely food and the young lady that’s served us was great. See you again soon.

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Visited On Friday, 25 May 2018

Fabulous Steak, love the change in menu!!! Staff amazing!! Dan was exceptional

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Great food, but would not suggest for large parties as you lose the fun of eating out there with the nature of the pre ordering system and not being able to order your own sides and sauces. It was a shame as I would have thought this would be more than possible in most restaurants. Food was served quickly but did seem a little bit over cook and dry

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

Despite being a quiet Sunday afternoon the service was very slow. Waitress was easily distracted, half the table was cleared after our mains then the remainder got forgotten. We ordered a second drink, this too was forgotten. The bread & butter pudding was a very small portion and for the cost we expected a plate full! In fact the dessert menu is not that great unfortunately. Our mains were ok although overpriced considering you get nothing with it. Think Milsoms where you order a reasonably priced main & have a choice of sides included, it is far more appealing. We have dined here a few times and each has been varied, this was probably the worst. The staff are friendly enough but we’re not sure if that makes up for the flaws. Unfortunately we won’t be rushing back but hope that improvements can be made because it has great potential and a fantastic bar area.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

Lovely food, have already recommended you to friends.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

Second time have been here in 6 week period And will definitely Be Back Friendly waiters and like to have a chat and banter. Great place Terry white

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Great night out

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

I had high hopes from all the reviews I’ve had from family and friends and I can say that the forge definitely lived up to expectations and exceeded them too.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Food was good. All freshly cooked. Unsure whether we will return

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Waitress very knowledgeable barman very obliging and professional great atmosphere and selection of food and drink

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Excellent will definately be coming again but hopefully a later table time

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Full Forge Brakefast to include black pudding with option to swap out for an addition if not like by all.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

We had breakfast early on Saturday morning. It was soooooo good. We all ate the ‘Full Forge’ breakfast. Everything you could want, beautifully served and the service was excellent. We will be back!!

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

Great service with a good venue vibe. Meat excellent, drinks as expected a little pricey. Frozen chunky chips rather than handmade disappointing. Overall good.

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

So refreshing to have so much gluten free choice as a celiac without feeling like you are being a pain. Food was delicious, staff were so lovely. Great place 👌

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Visited On Thursday, 17 May 2018

The food was good. However the service was excellent!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Was seated on a square table that was obviously too small for four people. Was a struggle to fit all our drinks and dishes on when our order was served. Strange that we had booked and got seated here to then see at least two couples given tables that were much larger. Would also be an idea to have place mats or similar on the shiny tables as I had to hold my wife's plate when she cut her steak as it slid around. Server was obviously new which wasn't a problem in it's self but she should have been advised on placing the steak knives as she poked ny son in the arm with one as she attempted to put it on the table and was over keen to clear lates etc whilst food still being eaten. Would also like to see child size portions on menu as my daughter (11) had to have a full rack of ribs that she was never going to finish but not a lot of choice and seems a way of charging full price for children.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Brilliant food and service as always. Can't go wrong with The Forge!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 May 2018

This is fast becoming one of our favourite places to eat here on the Waterfront. The food is always good and we loved the new Summer menu things we tried.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Lovelyf food and drink slightly over priced but I I thought the waiting time was sooooo slow waiting for table to be cleared soooo slow etc this was a big concern as other people have said the same Julie

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Really good service, great food! I do think the sides in some cases are slightly over priced considering you don't get any sides with your main which is priced in some cases the same as other restaurants where you do get sides. Saying that would go again!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Great food and service

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

We had two great waiters , sorry didn’t get their names.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Service was quite slow

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