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The Old Forge Lelant, Hayle, Cornwall

The Old Forge Lelant

4.7
4.7
887 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 reservations 9-10.45am
Lunch reservations 12-230pm
Dinner reservations 5-830pm
Coffee and drinks served throughout the day.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Tue–Sat 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01736 753696

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Popular dishes

What 887 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cornwall

    Best Overall

  • Cornwall

    Best Service

  • Cornwall

    Best Ambiance

  • Cornwall

    Healthy

  • Cornwall

    Most Booked

  • West Cornwall

    Best Overall

  • West Cornwall

    Best Food

  • West Cornwall

    Best Service

  • West Cornwall

    Best Ambiance

  • West Cornwall

    Best Value

  • West Cornwall

    Neighborhood gem

  • West Cornwall

    Good for special occasions

  • West Cornwall

    Most Booked

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  1. SP

    SaschaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    food nice , but sitting outside is cold , good service
  2. NN

    NickN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. Food is wonderful and the owners go the extra mile for you. Right balance of choices, not to many, not to few. Can't recommend it highly enough.
  3. CB

    CornishBoy

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great menu, really nice relaxed ambiance. Sat next to the lovely log burner. Friendly staff and very tasty food.
  4. GC

    GeorginaC

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely dinner at The Old Forge. Staff were attentive and friendly, and the atmosphere was super relaxed - we can’t wait to come back!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely! Delicious food, served in a timely manner, friendly staff, lovely cosy atmosphere
  6. WC

    WendyC

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had red Thai curry delicious sauce and fluffy rice.also slow cooked beef Raghu hubby said fabulous and melt in mouth.we shared a tiramisu as we’re almost full up.it was lovely .
  7. AP

    AndrewP

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food but beware the portions are large so only order a starter if you are really hungry
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good, great food, great service, great value.
  9. TB

    TimB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and lovely atmosphere. Cheesy dough balls to die for!
  10. H

    Helen

    Surrey

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely winter evening night out. Fire was lit making it very cosy and welcoming. Small but varied menu all served by very pleasant staff. Meal well paced and not rushed. Definitely a must visit
  11. MH

    MaxineH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely venue, amazing service and good food. What’s not to like?!
  12. TT

    TheThompsons

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Old Forge team can always be relied upon to deliver up gorgeous food with cheerful and attentive service. And the Bonfire Special Martini tonight was just heavenly.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always great food in a great setting so great atmosphere new menu elements. The chicken satay was really tasty. Good value too. Always discovering new things that are sold at the counter. Thanks for a great experience.
  14. PW

    PeterW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food well presented and good value. Good variety on menu. Crème Brûlée was the best we’d had.
  15. SB

    SandraB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was good but very little choice for vegetarians, which is why I marked it down.
  16. PP

    PaulP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time visit with my wife, place was small and cozy, staff were very friendly, food portions were plenty, very tasty, garlic bread a bit burnt around edges, but very rustic and plentiful, I had beef ragu, a must have, wife had pizza, all in all a good night out, would visit again for sure if in the area Thank you
  17. JS

    JadeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible, staff were friendly and professional, cannot Faust anything
  18. TY

    TerryY

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and the experience was exceptional as usual we have never had a bad experience at this restaurant top marks and long may it continue many thanks. Many thanks Hilary and Terry young local residence.
  19. D

    Dads

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with very friendly staff really nice atmosphere food was cooked well and well presented would definitely recommend
  20. JH

    JohnH

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The Menu needs updating as we do not need to view the menu any more
  21. KC

    KateC

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant meal, amazing staff. Dough balls are fantastic, and pizza amazing would say if your a cheese lover ask for Extra
  22. RB

    RuthB

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A nice atmosphere. Plenty of vegan options, including a decent pudding option (most places seem to forget we like puddings!) and the food we had was tasty and good portion sizes. Cocktails were good too. We will definitely visit again as it’s not too far from us
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. We shared the scotch egg and squid for starters, steak, & then shared the cinnamon dough ball for dessert. With every mouthful we couldn’t get over how amazing everything tasted. We both left saying it’s the best meal we have ever had. Even the coffee was so smooth and a great finisher. Staff are really lovely, the atmosphere and place is so well designed. We will definitely be back. Thanks so much for a great meal and evening.
  24. CW

    ClareW

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best gluten free pizza I’ve ever had!! Lovely restaurant, great service, amazing food
  25. A

    Annecy

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service as always. Superb food and the apple and blackberry crumble is yummy! As is the Tiramisu and the Creme Brûlée. Pizzas are excellent and the new Autumn Winter menu went down a storm on Friday evening. Good choice of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks too.
  26. CB

    CarolineB

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We felt that in the 6 months since our previous visit things had definitely began to slide. Firstly the waitress could not tell us which gins they had on offer so my friend had to go and look. The food we felt was overpriced for the location of the restaurant £23.50 for a Thai Curry, £20 for Crab Linguine and £29 for a steak of pretty poor quality. When we are in the area again we will not be returning, which is a shame as we enjoyed on our previous visit.
  27. LT

    LizT

    Devon

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new menu. Lots of different dishes worth returning for. The wine list is short but very well thought out. A great restaurant whether you are going for a light meal or a three course celebration meal. Booking is essential.
  28. DH

    DawnH

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just lovely as always Fabulous food and staff !!!
  29. PB

    PeterB

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our meals were tasty. My Chicken Satee starter and Carbonara with a glass of the house red were fine.
  30. RR

    RebeccaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Disappointed with some aspects - menu needs to state vegan butter or vegan mayonnaise when used - we would much prefer cow’s butter & egg mayonnaise. This did spoil the taste of the dough balls for me.
  31. AB

    AndrewB

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place ... we come back every time we are in the area
  32. TC

    TraceyC

    Cornwall

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful little bistro been many times & it never disappoints . The food is lovely & the staff are welcoming & very attentive . Would recommend a visit . Tracey & Phil
  33. b

    buggzee

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A very welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, unhurried service, great food
  34. k

    kellieseyes

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food fabulous. Dog friendly too. Lunchtime special menu is an absolute bargain.
  35. KP

    KatieP

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service and surroundings. I would highly recommend
  36. SB

    SandraB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious Excellent service Will definitely come again
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an awesome place this is, have driven past for years and really feel we’ve missed out after our experience yesterday evening 🥹. A gorgeous cozy space, simply stunning food and service second to none
  38. R

    Ruth

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely as always!
  39. NS

    NicholasS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frequent visitor. The food is fabulous and lovely staff always make it a delight.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The risotto Milanese was brilliant - fantastic taste. I thought the pizzas and Ravi sauce were already brilliant so the risotto really just adds to the portfolio of brilliant dishes at a good price.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

The Old Forge Lelant is rated 4.7 stars by 887 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The Old Forge Lelant

Hayle TR27 6JG England Griggs Quay, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 6JG

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hayle

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Tue–Sat 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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