The Old Forge Lelant

4.8
497 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 497 people are saying
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MarieB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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TracyR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AnneG
Bath
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nicely cooked food. Pizza delicious they have their own pizza oven apparently.

Fairly prices and good service.

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SavvySurreyGirl
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Italian restaurant with great pizza and friendly, attentive staff. We had a really enjoyable dinner here and I would really recommend it!

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StephanieS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our food was excellent, especially the crab linguine and scotch egg starter. The antipasti starter which my husband had was substantial and very tasty. Staff very friendly and helpful especially with gluten free alternatives. It's our 2nd visit and equally as good as the first. Highly recommended.

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DebsE
London
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love The Old Forge - I've eaten there many times (for breakfast) and it's one of the best breakfasts around. The quality of the food is top class, and there is plenty of it (in fact, today, the breakfast beat me and I had to leave some). The staff are happy to stop and chat if they have time - and I did not feel under any pressure to leave.

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MariaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is made to a very high standard, everything is homemade and all elements of the meal were well balanced. Would definitely recommend

JG
JennieG
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always lunch didn't disappoint. I have a food intolerance which was catered for without any fuss. Meal arrived very promptly and was delicious.

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Bethany
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was lovely. Parking wasn’t ideal but we found a space round the corner and the food was worth it! Staff are lovely also, really recommend here (especially the carbonara).

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Norman
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the small cooked breakfast which was very good. The atmosphere is always good and tables organised very well taking into account the present restrictions.
The service is good and staff very helpful.

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SimonC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very substantial breakfast in a lovely setting - attentive staff and overall a great meal - would thoroughly recommend!

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AlanS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good setting, good service and excellent food and drink

MK
MikeK
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and risotto. Lovely staff. Been several times, never disappointed.

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HelenH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening meal, would recommend a visit

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RossM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food , great service a lovely evening . Will be going back with other family members and friends.

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NigelI
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent

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jennies
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything fabulous as always . Definitely recommended.

CN
ChrisN
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and friendly staff. Would definitely come here again.

SG
SteveGil2
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Lovely bistro; was expecting a pub “Old Forge” with Ales and pub fair so was intrigued with the style. The steak meal was truly outstanding and the pizza very good. Overall the atmosphere was efficient rather than warmly inviting.

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C47190
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional and service was great.

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KellyR
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous little place, food was fab!
Definitely recommend

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SarahB
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great as always

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and a really warm and welcoming atmosphere. The heated outdoor patio is under cover and really comfortable seating, didn’t even feel like we were sat outside. The staff were lovely. I would highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to coming back again really soon.

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LindaC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food and lovely friendly service. Best Fiorentina pizza ever. Crab Linguini to die for. Heavenly panna cotta. I could go on! We will definitely visit again.

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SueR
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had chicken burger which was excellent with a delicious tomato sauce on brioch bun. The bun was scorched perfectly and brie melted deliciously into very good bacon. Excellent pickled cucumber too.

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JohnO
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, staff were wonderful! Great vibe, music and feel
Will be back !

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Resident
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always good food and service with lovely friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as usual ☺️

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely 🥰

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BeckyP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Couldn’t fault it. Service was great.

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Harvey
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We booked in for breakfast before the journey home at the end of our holiday. What great find! We had the full English breakfast and would safely say it is the best one we have had, very tasty and plentiful! All hot and delicious. The place and atmosphere is great, staff very friendly and attentive. Would not hesitate in recommending here and will definitely book next time we holiday in the area.

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LouiseC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal as always and a great night was had by all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A lot bigger than it looks, we sat inside and the tables were distanced nicely and it felt covid safe. I had an antipasti board which was amazing! All the food looked good to be honest. Would definitely go back.

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AnnegretR
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is lovely, the service friendly and helpful.

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CalliN
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food we ate there for dinner and breakfast, great atmosphere and great friendly staff ☺️Will definitely be returning

JM
JaneMc
Bath
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, staff all excellent, that’s why we keep returning

KA
KevA
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went to the Old Forge whilst on holiday with family. The food menu although easy and simple is cooked perfectly and we really enjoyed the meal. Service was excellent and the overall atmosphere of the restaurant was very relaxing

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 497 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.