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50% off at Forge

A contemporary haven that’s perfect for all manners of informal occasions, Forge is an excellent bar that can be found just down the road from the Bank underground station.

Now accepting the tastecard, members call in advance with their card can enjoy everything on the internationally inspired menu at an incredible price.

Fantastic partners to a few drinks, as well as superb starters to a meal, the small plates immediately showcase the variety found at Forge. Particularly enticing examples include the invigorating lemon crab salad, tossed with chives, apple, and crème fraiche, the scrumptious duck egg, paired with grilled asparagus, walnut bread and a chive mayonnaise, and the tender Forged Short Rib, a beef short rib complete with a mustard mayonnaise.

Continuing the eclectic theme onto the main courses, diners can indulge in dishes such as the tantalising Coca-Cola Glazed Gammon, served with sea salt seasoned chips, chilli and coriander enriched corn and spit roasted pineapple, the sumptuous butternut squash and spinach risotto, drizzle with an extra virgin olive oil, and the gargantuan 12oz grilled sirloin steak, matched with confit red onion, a horseradish bhaji and best tackled in tandem with another carnivorous diner.

A brilliant venue for relaxing with some good friends and some great bites as well as revelling in a grand meal, Forge offers all walks of life something utterly irresistible.

Important Information

Please Note: The tastecard discount is not available throughout December, on Bank Holidays or on Celebration Days including, but not limited to, Valentine's Day, Mothering Sunday, Father's Day, etc. The 50% discount is available on the a la carte menu only and is not available on the bar items, or on the gargantuan 20oz tomahawk steak. You must also book in advance and present your card upon arrival.

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Jess said "Bland food. Slow service
Would not go back except maybe for a cocktail only during happy hour.

Our waitress..."
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Scott said
" We had the gammon and chicken wings. The chicken wings were particularly delicious and spicy."
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Julie said
" Although limited menu the quality excellent. The downside is if you have limited time and..."
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Ben said
" All great, with good portion sizes and quality"
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  • Jess said: "Bland food. Slow service
    Would not go back except maybe for a cocktail only during happy hour.

    Our waitress was new (fair enough) but she lacked a lot of common sense and maybe hospitality is not her thing..
    She asked for our order not more than 2 mins after we sat down and before the third person had arrived. She asked us a good few more times within the next few minutes as well. Bit pushy (of course later, she was hard to wave down)
    I asked for tap water 3 times. 2nd time, I got ketchup LOL. Water finally came long after the 3rd ask. //////
    Food service really slow even though it wasn't that busy. ///////
    Starter of chicken skewers with peanut butter sauce was SO SO BLAND. Chicken was like unseasoned rubber. Sauces were bland. ///////
    Main of Coca Cola glazed gammon with roasted pineapple sounded intriguing and was listed as one of their must haves..... Disappointing is an understatement. Dry, boring ham is what it was. I can literally go to Lidl, Asda or Tesco and buy nicer ham (I have!). I couldn't stomach eating all of the ham so I asked for it to go (I can fix it up better at home) and they didn't have any takeaway boxes or bags. I will say they they (somewhat begrudgingly) DID sort out some tinfoil and cling film and a Sainsbury's bag in the end but it was not easy and turned me off even more. /////// My friend asked for medium rare burger and got very well done meat.... *Sigh* //////
    Corn on the cob was juicy and flavourful at least but texture was like frozen corn. //////
    Dessert of honey glazed figs with creme fraiche was the only decently tasty thing but i still had to ask for additional honey on the side because it was still fairly bland without it. //////
    The cocktail was decent but I would not say it was worth £10 so if I happen to be in the area, I might go back for their 2for1 happy hour but that's it! /////
    Overall: VERY UNIMPRESSED. "
    Posted 2 months, 10 days ago...
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  • Scott said:
    " We had the gammon and chicken wings. The chicken wings were particularly delicious and spicy. "
    Posted 2 months, 19 days ago...
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  • Julie said:
    " Although limited menu the quality excellent. The downside is if you have limited time and it's busy you have to wait a long time. Our sweet never turned up although the waiter said they had no strawberries but would get some ! Good value with tastecard. Excellent wines "
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  • Ben said:
    " All great, with good portion sizes and quality "
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  • Jess said: "Bland food. Slow service
    Would not go back except maybe for a cocktail only during happy hour.

    Our waitress was new (fair enough) but she lacked a lot of common sense and maybe hospitality is not her thing..
    She asked for our order not more than 2 mins after we sat down and before the third person had arrived. She asked us a good few more times within the next few minutes as well. Bit pushy (of course later, she was hard to wave down)
    I asked for tap water 3 times. 2nd time, I got ketchup LOL. Water finally came long after the 3rd ask. //////
    Food service really slow even though it wasn't that busy. ///////
    Starter of chicken skewers with peanut butter sauce was SO SO BLAND. Chicken was like unseasoned rubber. Sauces were bland. ///////
    Main of Coca Cola glazed gammon with roasted pineapple sounded intriguing and was listed as one of their must haves..... Disappointing is an understatement. Dry, boring ham is what it was. I can literally go to Lidl, Asda or Tesco and buy nicer ham (I have!). I couldn't stomach eating all of the ham so I asked for it to go (I can fix it up better at home) and they didn't have any takeaway boxes or bags. I will say they they (somewhat begrudgingly) DID sort out some tinfoil and cling film and a Sainsbury's bag in the end but it was not easy and turned me off even more. /////// My friend asked for medium rare burger and got very well done meat.... *Sigh* //////
    Corn on the cob was juicy and flavourful at least but texture was like frozen corn. //////
    Dessert of honey glazed figs with creme fraiche was the only decently tasty thing but i still had to ask for additional honey on the side because it was still fairly bland without it. //////
    The cocktail was decent but I would not say it was worth £10 so if I happen to be in the area, I might go back for their 2for1 happy hour but that's it! /////
    Overall: VERY UNIMPRESSED. "
    Posted 2 months, 10 days ago...
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  • Scott said:
    " We had the gammon and chicken wings. The chicken wings were particularly delicious and spicy. "
    Posted 2 months, 19 days ago...
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  • Julie said:
    " Although limited menu the quality excellent. The downside is if you have limited time and it's busy you have to wait a long time. Our sweet never turned up although the waiter said they had no strawberries but would get some ! Good value with tastecard. Excellent wines "
    Posted 3 months, 18 days ago...
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  • Ben said:
    " All great, with good portion sizes and quality "
    Posted 3 months, 26 days ago...
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