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The Forge

9/10
53
Grosvenor Park Road, CH1 1QQ ChesterSee map

Average price £40

Race Day Brunch £45

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MENU Race Day Brunch £45

This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Entrée + Dessert

MICHELIN Guide selection

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

A city centre hotel plays host to this smart brasserie with an open kitchen and a buzzy vibe. The emphasis is on British produce, with a glass-...

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Restaurant menu

Chef Mike Peters
  • Average price £40
Menai No 1 Rock Oysters - Per Oyster
£4
Tequila, lime / shallot mignonette / sriracha
Cheese Croquettes
£6.5
With Wild Garlic Aioli
Wild Venison Scotch Egg
£6.5
House made brown sauce
Race Day Brunch £45
This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Entrée + Dessert

Dietary options

Gluten free, , , Organic food, Vegan, Vegetarian dishes

Popular dishes

Isle of Man Scallop

£14

Menai No 1 Rock Oysters - Per Oyster

£4

Wild Venison Scotch Egg

£6.5

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Reviews

9/10
Excellent54 reviews
9.1/10

Food

8.9/10

Service

9.1/10

Ambience

9-10

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  • Lisa O.
    Lisa O.

    May 13, 20221 review

    10/10
  • Robert H.

    April 30, 20221 review

    10/10

    We had a fantastic meal at The Forge. The food was sensational and you won’t leave hungry. The service was perfect - the right balance of friendly and helpful. We hope to go again!

  • Jane S.

    April 30, 20221 review

    8.5/10

    Great food - has the sharing dish Sirloin steak - we complimented the chefs - despite being very quiet they were short on table staff - when they did attend though they were very good

  • Tony C.

    April 26, 20221 review

    4/10

    Massively overpriced. Limited menu with poor service

  • Jack N.

    April 11, 20221 review

    10/10

    Phenomenal food with service to match. Extremely well looked after, very keen to come back and try more of the menu. Only a matter of time until this place is swimming in rosettes/stars.

  • Elvira W.

    April 3, 20221 review

    10/10
  • Angie C.

    April 2, 20221 review

    10/10
  • Andy C.

    April 2, 20221 review

    10/10

    Highly recommend this restaurant, could not find fault what so ever with service, food selection and quality as well as atmosphere. Amazing service from Luigi

  • Ellie P.

    March 21, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Amazing food and service as always!

  • Jacqui D.

    March 19, 20221 review

    4.5/10
  • Daniel d.

    March 18, 20221 review

    10/10

    The most delicious steak we have ever had. Service was very good and staff were very friendly. Atmosphere is great. Will definitely visit the restaurant again!!!

  • Derrek F.

    March 18, 20221 review

    10/10
  • David M.

    March 14, 20221 review

    10/10
  • Graham D.

    March 7, 20221 review

    9.5/10
  • Gill M.

    March 6, 20221 review

    10/10

    What a find! First class food and service in a really friendly atmosphere. Luigi’s help was exceptional in helping us choose just the right food and drinks. Can’t wait to go back again.

  • Susan B.

    March 5, 20221 review

    10/10
  • Ann S.

    February 26, 20221 review

    10/10

    We had a really enjoyable evening with stunning food , exceptional staff who were engaging and attentive, would definitely recommend. Thank you

  • Davd S.

    February 13, 20221 review

    6/10
  • Pamela R.

    February 9, 20221 review

    9/10

    Excellent presentation and service , lovely ambience , poor choice of food if vegetarian. Would definitely go again

  • Lianne M.

    February 5, 20221 review

    10/10
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Opening time
Open today

Monday
06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 02:45 PM
05:30 PM - 09:45 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 02:45 PM
05:30 PM - 09:45 PM
Sunday
01:00 PM - 06:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

Grosvenor Park Road, CH1 1QQ, Chester, United Kingdom

Public transport

Chester Train Station 5 Minute Walk Away

Directions to get there

NCP Pepper Street

About the restaurant

WELCOME TO THE FORGE

Situated in the heart of the historic Roman town of Chester (or Deva as it was 2000 years ago) is the Forge. The Forge is a the latest in a group of extraordinary restaurant and dining experiences by restaurateur and chef Mike Robinson. Continuing Mike’s passion for wild, sustainable British ingredients, and his love of simple cooking over fire and charcoal, The Forge has its kitchen front and centre in the middle of the lovely, elegant space. Incredible dry aged beef and wild venison will be found in the maturation cabinets, awaiting their turn on the amazing forge grill, there to be lovingly grilled and roasted over oak and beech logs.

Head chef Curtis Tonge, a Chester native and passionate chef, heads up the young, vibrant team in the kitchen, combining amazing, wild, sustainable ingredients from land and sea into sumptuous creations that form really memorable eating experiences.

At the Forge we focus on British ingredients, from as close to Chester as possible. Our venison, always a hugely popular part of our menus, is actually harvested from herds on estates that Mike manages to improve biodiversity and deer health – a process we call Farming the Wild.

Seafood is all British, from hand dived scallops to Menai oysters and line caught Cornish brill. In our restaurants, we truly care about sustainability and care of our land and sea, and our menus reflect this. All farmed produce comes from producers with the highest welfare standards.

Old fashioned service is core to our offering, with Restaurant manager Mari Ford ensuring a fabulous experience – from knowledgeable staff to the cocktails served tableside from our amazing cocktail trolley.

Hearty, delicious, great value, amazing service, and really memorable, are some of the goals we look for and we hope you share those feelings when you visit this very different restaurant.

Mike, Mari and the team.

Features

European, , , Contemporary cuisine, Fine Dining, , , , Valentine's Day

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