The Old Forge Lelant

4.8
533 Reviews
£25 and under
Continental
The Old Forge holds value to the ethos of high quality ingredients, great flavour, yet simple dining served with warmth and humility.

With our small team of kitchen and front of house staff, we aim to provide a relaxed experience, with consistency, control and quality. Serving seasonal, cheerful and nostalgic food.

Breakfast served 9-11am
Lunch served 12-230pm
Dinner served 5-830pm
Coffee and drinks served throughout the day.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 533 people are saying
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SallyF
Cornwall
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food at a great price. The waitresses were very professional, polite and efficient. Would not hesitate to recommend this venue. Brilliant evening.

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Rosy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t recommend this place more, the service food and ambience are all just spot on!

RC
RiaC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was service. Highly recommend

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AnneB
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was the best meal we have had in a long time. Delighted to have found this gem. Food surpassed many more expensive restaurants. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Choosy
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Made to feel welcolm and not rushed.

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SamC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful place. Ideal for small get togethers, dates and other occasions. Food was sublime. We had the chicken burger, crab linguine and GF carbonara. Each dish looked and tasted amazing.

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Fairtrader
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is largely Mediterranean in style with lots of Italian dishes. You can have a light meal through to a three course lunch or dinner by just varying your choice. They have vegan and gluten free menus with better choices than you usually see. Seating is available inside and out (under the covered terrace area). It does get busy so I would advise booking to avoid disappointment.

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jacko
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very well described by the staff we were all very satisfied with our choices. We can highly recommend this restaurant

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Sloth
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Garlic bread burnt but that was taken off bill rissoto lovely

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Anon
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good quality and tasty. Coffee less so. Service good.

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LisaN
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great service and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend.

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FrancescaJ
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us came here for dinner during a stay in the area. It was absolutely amazing, from the squid, to the pizzas to the dough balls (savoury & dessert ones) the food was excellent & we all really enjoyed our meals. Service was also great and lovely atmosphere. Would recommend and hope to come back!

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SteveD
Singapore
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - GREAT good and excellent service - really enjoyed the entire experience

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Spike
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service !
We had lunch at the Forge which was delicious. I had a small portion, good presentation. Often small portions for children never look appetising
Authentic carbonara, probably the best we’ve had . Plus a tasty side salad.The men had a BLT and a steak and blue cheese ciabatta, again both absolutely delicious.
Cocktails just wonderful!
Carbonara with Cocktails, we could of been in Italy 🇮🇹

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Local
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food in a small intimate restaurant. Would go again.

DA
DeniseA
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a brillIant evening. Food was excellent and a lovely atmosphere.

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BarryC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening, the food was top notch and the staff were absolutely brilliant.

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EmmaL
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time at the Old Forge. We were welcomed to our table, given enough time to relax and get our drinks.
Our server was lovely and took her time with us.
The food was so delicious, I highly recommend either the Crab Linguini or the Carbonara. Everything tasted incredibly fresh and we were surrounded by their lovely deli offering.

Thank you for looking after us guys!

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive staff. Well done

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TeresaT
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the food, good service and nice friendly staff

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LaurenM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are friendly and welcoming, food is delicious and the I love the feel of the outdoor covered area. Can't wait to visit again!

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StuartC
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outside/inside area perfect for a slightly rainy evening.
Service was attentive and non intrusive, additional drinks were offered in a timely manner. We both had pizza and they were fantastic. Would highly recommend.

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Helen
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal excellent service and can not fault!

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GrahamS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, ambience and service; nothing too much trouble. Definitely recommend

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KatherineW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food is so delicious, the cheesy doughballs are the best I've had 👌

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SusanR
Cornwall
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is just the nicest restaurant and the food is delicious. The service and the wait staff are just brilliant. Such a lovely friendly restaurant - wish we lived closer and could visit more often - but whenever we visit my mother we stop in for lunch - pre booked of course!
We particularly like the Crab Linguine and my husband loves the Steak Melt. The puddings are gorgeous!
The home made soup is also always excellent and lovely bread.
Also do not forget to look at the items for sale in their loovley Deli section!

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FfionJ
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food at reasonable prices! Lovely atmosphere and a good section of drinks would highly recommend!

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ElizabethF
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nothing wrong with the food, nice but a little pricey. I would go back but I would like to see more of a varied menu.

JM
JackieM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food - a gem of a find - should not be missed of your in the area ! Something from everyone on the menu

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HarrietC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food abs lovely service as always! I couldn’t recommend it enough

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SallyA
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food, good service will be going again soon

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Frimeo
London
18 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend it to everyone for a great breakfast. It was quick and deliciuos

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PaulineB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful place to dine, food was amazing and the staff really friendly and efficient. Will definitely be back.

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Helen
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian inspired restaurant well spaced tables and good Covid precautions

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Fairtrader
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian dishes: bruschetta, arancini, crab linguine and pasta carbonara. Excellent service.

MB
MarieB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good, excellent food and service. The pizza is superb and so too is the crab linguine.
Great atmosphere and lovely staff - can’t recommend it highly enough.

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MaryG
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely enjoyed a lovely lunch along with a delicious bottle of Portugese wine. Excellent happy service, we will return.

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TheDon
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well, where to begin….. I’m not one to normally leave a review because I’m not a Karen and have better things to do with my time than leave very wordy reviews that don’t actually really talk about the review review.
The parking was excellent. All four wheels were adequately placed in a safe area among other beautifully parked vehicles. I even think l one was a classic Morris reminding me of my days away with lovers.
If anything, the gravel area of parking is a little to jagerty. But that’s a review I will be leaving for the gravel company. Not that I leave many reviews review.
The ambience was exquisite. With rumblings of mellow pop culture coming from the Sonos sound system. Not to loud to blow my drums but loud enough to muffle the dulcet tones of my wife telling me about her day.
Food wise we were presented with what we ordered and my my my what a lovingly prepared breakfast meal one was about to have.
I think my wife also enjoyed it. It was hard to say from her ageing face. If anything it was nice to have some peace.
Anywhoo, coffee was exceptional, breakfast was exquisite and the service reminded me of my time as a submarine engineer aboard HMS721 in the 80’s. Solid and assertive but knowingly cared for through the motions of hospitality.
Above all, my review of this establishment is the best and as an influencer I am the best. I even paid as the crew pretended not to know who I am which was a nice touch.
Excellent excellent excellent!

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AngelaD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely setting, food was amazing and perfect for couples and families

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TracyR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food I had was flavoursome and the ambiance was just right

FAQs

The Old Forge Lelant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01736 753696.

The Old Forge Lelant is rated 4.8 stars by 533 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.