The Old Forge Lelant

4.7
364 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 364 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TressaP
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An lovely evening as usual. Food is delicious and there is a good choice.

JP
JacquieP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal
In was our anniversary and were very spoilt by the friendly staff and will definitely come back again soon
Thank you

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GavinC
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good pizza and drinks selection is varied. Staff were very attentive and engaging. Great restaurant, we will return.

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SarahB
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing visit again! The food was incredible! A really talented chef and kitchen staff. The service was wonderful and we valued Ella’s fun and friendly approach to waitressing! If we lived in Cornwall we’d be treating ourselves to regular meals here!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food and service

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MartinaS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was excellent and very accommodating. I got the wrong booking time, but they did their best to accommodate us even though they were busy. The food was excellent: arancini and crab linguini. I’m Sicilian and, even though the arancini were a variation of our original recipe, they were delicious! Well done!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find. Staff were lovely and there was a good choice of food -especially teenager friendly in respect of delicious pizzas and fantastic crab linguini for the adults. Great puds, sticky toffee pudding and a vegan cheesecake which was amazing.

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HelenS
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely experience dining with family. Food was delicious and welcoming atmosphere . Particularly recommend the arancini balls and the squid .

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Rachel
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fabulous service, relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere

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Sophie
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended this restaurant. The food is absolutely amazing and a lovely atmosphere.

DR
DianeR
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere never disappoints . Thank you A+++++

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vipMinn
Cornwall
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to eat, good food service started well but as so often tailed off. Lovely location eat outdoors but under cover, parking in front

KC
KayC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good selection on the menu, staff were friendly, Food was amazing

SB
SarahB
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Forge was an amazing place to be in aesthetically , friendly staff and attentive and the food was incredible! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Highly recommended!

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ClaireH
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Once again excellent service and good value for money food

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TeresaT
Dorset
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I Food is always great here, unfortunately my risotto has a detergent taste to it and we did say when we finished - my friend’s tasted it and said exactly the same( my husband said he was glad he hadn’t ordered it) Just quietly told the waitress, a little disappointed that there wasn’t anything done about it, other than sorry about that. We will go again as it’s the only time I haven’t had a good meal

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Called in to start our Cornish holiday. What a lovely way to start!

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Pinkperil
Cornwall
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food here, good quality and quantity. Staff always warm and friendly. Love the ambience in this place, feel relaxed and not rushed.

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Myla21
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing breakfast, good quality food and v tasty....and a breakfast cocktail lush@

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SteveL
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely meal and experience at The Old Forge - great ambience, friendly and relaxed; simple but delicious food, expertly cooked.

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LisaN
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal abs the service was fantastic. Food was really fresh and delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, we chose crab linguine and it was amazing! Great friendly service, I would definitely recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu but the food was delicious. Restaurant is lovely inside, parking is limited. Service was great. An all round excellent meal out

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, lovely staff and amazing food - what more could you want!

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RoseV
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely food. Only down side was lack of on-site parking and it was raining heavily.

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RachelO
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service as always. Unfortunately, we saw first hand the obnoxious behaviour the hardworking staff have to put with up from some customers! This was dealt with efficiently and professionally- well done to the whole team!

JW
JonathanW
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice. Good ambience, nice music! Great food. Good children’s menu as well.

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mariow
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only negative was the witch that greeted us, who was upset because we had a two year old with us that she hadn't been informed about, stating that she only had the one high chair. Once we got past her everything was brilliant. The food was great and our waitress was lovely.
We were given a nice table in the covered courtyard, just next to four other high chairs.

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NaomiP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always and well looked after by the lovely staff! Super clean and well organised with a lovely atmosphere. We will definitely be back 😍

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KerrieW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service was excellent as always, will be coming again

JP
JulieP
Bristol
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, what more can you ask for

OT
OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s such a lovely restaurant
Lovely staff
Brilliant food such an excellent chef have eaten there this week 3 times for breakfast and once for evening meal and cannot praise it enough

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peggyh
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant a cut above the average bistro. Fresh food, good service and a nice ambiance on the terrace. Highly recommended

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal, arrived with a young family and nothing was too much trouble. Loved the exposed stone restaurant, staff were great and the food excellent. Hard to fault really!!

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RichardH
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable experience, highly recommend. Lovely place.

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AmyP
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and equally great service. We were spoilt for choice with the menu - so many lovely things to choose from (including a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks). A lot of thought has also gone into creating an all-weather covid safe outdoor area. We couldn’t fault anything.

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AdrianA
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab linguini I have had! The children all loved their pizzas too!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely outstanding

KB
KatieB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service. It’s my number one go to for dinner. It’s always such an amazing experience, good & service

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AlanR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

When I booked, I asked for table 11 and this is what I had. This does not always happen with bookings restaurants. Creates a good impression and will return.
Very pleased with friendly helpful service. Lovely choice on the menu.

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 364 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.