The Old Forge Lelant

4.8
567 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 567 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
MJ
MarkJ
Cornwall
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was friendly.

RG
RichardG
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !

D
Disappointed
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

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.

N
Nerak
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere; food was good. Would definitely go there again

SR
SusanR
Cornwall
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

JO
JaqO
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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..

J
Jaybee
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

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.

BP
BethP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

SD
SueD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely evening
Excellent food service highly recommend

TV
TheresaV
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, I haven’t been disappointed yet.

ME
MarkE
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imaginative menu, well presented by great staff in a lovely atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s a great venue. Good was perfect for what we fancied. Aranchini out of this world even I managed it share it

SG
SeanG
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very good menu ok staff very friendly and great to be able to enjoy

JW
vipJulieW
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem! Very easy to park too. Lovely food, lovely atmoshere, lovely staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly service. Care taken with allergy. Lovely relaxed evening.

NP
NicolaP
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal within relaxed and cosy atmosphere. Sat right next to the wood burner which was a bonus on a wet November day!

TH
TinaH
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely place to eat and the food was superb!

LS
LouStIves
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, fabulous service and interior design relaxing. Thank you for a great evening.

NP
NickyP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food.
Lovely environment
Log burner lit

SH
SallyH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

t
tonyv
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

KN
KathN
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, cosy even in the outside seating as plenty of heaters!! even on a wild rainy evening. Many thanks.

p
pinkhev
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely food, nice atmosphere, lovely service but slow tonight.

JG
JennieG
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

CM
CatrionaM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pizza with extra toppings, lovely menu and friendly staff. House white is very nice too. We will definitely be visiting again. Thank you

LS
LisaS
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good experience. Food was exceptionally good, staff were friendly and approachable and the environment is lovely.

m
mariaf
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Nothing too much trouble.

JM
JulieM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and lovely setting. Friendly staff. Will definitely be going again and again!!

EP
EmmaP
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

LD
vipLisaD
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always. Consistently delicious food, fabulous staff and great atmosphere.

KS
KirstyS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as always absolutely incredible, gluten free menu is one of the best around and portions are huge!

SF
SallyF
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
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.

BM
BredaM
London
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

R
Rosy
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RC
RiaC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was service. Highly recommend

AB
AnneB
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
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.

C
Choosy
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

SC
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.

F
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.

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 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.