The Old Forge Lelant
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
The food was very good and the service was friendly.
Have spent time in this venue a lot over the years. On a cold damp morning in late November, friendly courteous staff and a very welcome stove made my breakfast rendezvous with my daughter an extremely pleasant way to start the day. Thank you to all the Old Forge Staff !
Told there were no scones, but scones at the counter when we left. Coffee served half full. No clotted cream. Avocado salsa was brown and not very good, avocados were obviously too ripe. Asked for water after half coffee was gone, never came. Parking is not good. Other items were fine, place was clean, but service was stodgy and prices do not reflect the experience.
Lovely atmosphere; food was good. Would definitely go there again
A lovely restaurant with a great menu and really nice staff. Food is all homemade and we return to enjoy it whenever we are in Lelant. Cannot recommend it too highly!
Generally good tho salad is sickly.. N food over rich which by itself is doable once or twice only not when there is no alleviation with a fresh salad or other lighter alternatives.
Probably best for cakes n coffee n quick bite..
I am deaf, so with hearing aids the level of noise was quite painful. We were kindly moved to a corner table, but it was still extremely difficult to have a normal conversation. The food and service were good as always, but modern decor means it is an ordeal and no longer a pleasure to eat out.
Booked a table for dinner, staff were amazing very attentive and efficient, food was incredible, we had 3 courses and they were all amazing. Best place we’ve been!
We had a really lovely evening
Excellent food service highly recommend
Love this place, I haven’t been disappointed yet.
Imaginative menu, well presented by great staff in a lovely atmosphere
It’s a great venue. Good was perfect for what we fancied. Aranchini out of this world even I managed it share it
Always very good menu ok staff very friendly and great to be able to enjoy
A hidden gem! Very easy to park too. Lovely food, lovely atmoshere, lovely staff.
Friendly service. Care taken with allergy. Lovely relaxed evening.
Lovely meal within relaxed and cosy atmosphere. Sat right next to the wood burner which was a bonus on a wet November day!
Really lovely place to eat and the food was superb!
Lovely food, fabulous service and interior design relaxing. Thank you for a great evening.
Log burner lit
We went for breakfast and everything was delicious. Perfectly cooked poached eggs, lovely homemade potato & onion hash. Excellent sourdough toast. I feel a bit mean commenting on this as we’re all aware of the pressures on hospitality at the moment but there was a bit of a wait for food. But it was worth the wait! All the staff are friendly and cheerful.
Same family as Antonins. Same great service fast and friendly.
Great food and wine.
Loved it. But then I always do.
Only visit twice a year as we live 250 miles away.
But never changes.
Been coming ever since they opened.
Fabulous food, cosy even in the outside seating as plenty of heaters!! even on a wild rainy evening. Many thanks.
Lovely food, nice atmosphere, lovely service but slow tonight.
As always we had a super evening. Pizzas were great, dough especially good last night. I didn't have a pudding but my companions had tiramisu and crumble which were both delicious. Of course we will be back.
Delicious pizza with extra toppings, lovely menu and friendly staff. House white is very nice too. We will definitely be visiting again. Thank you
Really good experience. Food was exceptionally good, staff were friendly and approachable and the environment is lovely.
Excellent food, excellent service. Nothing too much trouble.
The first time we have eaten here in almost 12 months and wasnt disappointed. Their high standard of food was delicious as usual, we all had starters, and main course we all had wild boar ragu as remember it well from many years ago and Antoninis (previous owned restaurant) and was enjoyed by all of us. Desserts and 2 bottles of Red Italian wine made the evening perfect. Service was very good and attentive. Cant wait to go back soon. Highly recommended.
Fantastic food and lovely setting. Friendly staff. Will definitely be going again and again!!
Great find! Thorough enjoyed very tasty food in great, ambient surroundings. Waitress was polite & hospitable. We enjoyed our evening so much that we are returning for our Christmas celebration already booked. Thank you!
Exceptional as always. Consistently delicious food, fabulous staff and great atmosphere.
Food as always absolutely incredible, gluten free menu is one of the best around and portions are huge!
Absolutely fabulous food at a great price. The waitresses were very professional, polite and efficient. Would not hesitate to recommend this venue. Brilliant evening.
What an incredible discovery while down in St Ives. We were fortunate to be able to book at table for lunch at this restaurant and it was superb. We had njuda dough balls with garlic bread, boar ragu (incredible) and one of the best chicken burgers that didn’t have batter or crumbs but was full of flavour. Service was really attentive but not over bearing. We loved it and wished we had discovered it earlier in the week.
Couldn’t recommend this place more, the service food and ambience are all just spot on!
Food was excellent as was service. Highly recommend
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.
Excellent food and service. Made to feel welcolm and not rushed.
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.
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.
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 567 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.