The Forge Restaurant

The Forge Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
features
Does this restaurant accept bookings?
CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles75 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

skylarkGlos
Gloucester129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
We stopped here on the way to Napier and back again. The service was good. The food was well cooked and plentiful. Every thing is freshly cooked and the cabinet food is plentiful and also fresh. The muffins are massive. The quiche are delicious. The coffee is delicious.
Written 12 May 2021
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AllanJGJ
Wellington4194 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 none
If you're looking for a lunch stop halfway between Wellington and Napier you could do worse than this simple little cafe. Excellent soup, all-day breakfast, and counter food. Compact and cheery dining room, although the outisde toilet is a bit of a throw-back!
Written 14 June 2020
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Navigator23578467689
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Had eggs benedict - GF option. Service was prompt and food was good. Service was efficient but not particularly friendly. However, wasn't told on ordering that two slices of GF bread would add $6 to the bill, bringing it to $32 for one basic dish! Shocked and disappointed by this and probably won't go back to The Forge.
Written 19 May 2024
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W1163SPjennifern
21 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 family
Passing through and stopped for lunch, busy inside and out which looked promising. Managed to get A table inside but we were all freezing, everyone in the restaurant had kept their coats on as it was actually warmer outside in the sunshine. Toilets were outside and round the back of the building which could have been signposted better. Waffle fries and sour cream sides were really tasty as were the eggs benedict (served on a croissant instead) and squid with prawns. Chicken burger was nice And looked huge but in reality there was only a tiny piece of chicken in the bun. Unfortunately we also ordered a burger that was served really pink and stone cold in the middle which was sent back to the kitchen and then returned to us with a comment that it was “supposed to be like that”. Didn't finish this as the texture and taste was raw and really offputting.
Written 13 June 2020
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Voyage814641
Woodville34 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 couples
Had coffee in this cafe today. Chose a muffins to go with coffee. The muffin was really cold, when asked if we could have it warmed up, the response was "it is a chill cabinet you know". We are well aware of what a chill cabinet is!!! Having said above the coffee was very good and the muffin, when warmed up, was good. However having been spoken to like that we shall not be returning.
Written 23 May 2021
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Frank and Tina ... B
New Plymouth135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 family
We were visiting our son who lives in Dvk & also works here. Everything about this place is spot on, from the food,staff service, coffee, decor, cleanliness & location. I'm not being bias either. We stay, visit, eat & drink at alot of locations over the North Island, The Forge is definitely a place we will reccomend to friends, families & any travellers we come across. Well done to all staff, we will be back for sure..
Written 30 March 2021
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Peggy
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 family
We stopped in for lunch today. The food was great however I can’t say the same about the service. The young girl behind the till was very rude chewing gum the whole time isn’t a good look. Whilst we were eating lunch the same young girl and the young boy were kissing behind the counter whilst touching each other not a good look for people visiting for lunch, customer service needs work. Menu is not very kid friendly.
Written 4 May 2021
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Michael Lewis
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 family
Had a nice breakfast for a reasonable price. However the cafe was very cold and we needed jackets. Had to ask for heaters to be turned on. All serving staff were unfriendly, unhelpful, and without smiles. Probably would rather try the cafe across the road just for the friendliness.
Written 12 June 2021
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Alan M
Palmerston North222 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
Like the Blues Brother, we were on a Mission. Off to Hawkes Bay from Manawatu and needed refuelling. First Stop the Forge!. The coffee here is excellent. All we needed was Coffee and in every respect, they earned our respect. Great Coffee. Great Service. Better than almost all Auckland Cafe's!. Worth the twenty minute stopover.
Written 8 February 2020
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BecS320
Thank you for your review! We wish there wasn’t such a wait for coffees, but it has been super busy. Glad coffees where great, staff have been up skilling their coffee skills.
Written 10 February 2020
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kevinjmansell
Mount Maunganui206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 couples
I would normally have a date scone but as none was available I had a berry muffin. It was moist and very delicious. As I found out they were made on the premises. Friendly staff and great service. Look forward to my next visit.
Written 13 February 2021
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Deanne D
Wellington1409 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 couples
This is a cute little cafe with a few tables inside and some out for sunny days. Great selection of delicious muffins and cake in the cabinet. Excellent soup of the day. I had waffles which were very good and we didn’t need to wait long for them. This is a fantastic find and will definitely stop here again when we are next in Dannevirke. The toilets are outside.
Written 9 September 2020
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Bernaette M
Hastings33 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Muffins frozen, coffee warm not enjoyable.and overcharged didn't notice until later that night. Very noisey Won't stop again
Written 21 March 2024
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pacificsun6353
Napier7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
We have friend from overseas and we like Steak but poor skills staff said , how they DO NOT cooking Steak for Dinner. Other in Menu was very poor. Not recommend anyone. Very Primitive Restaurant.
Written 8 October 2023
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Bec Smith
We are open 7am to 2pm we are a busy cafe and have plenty of options on the menu for steak. Steak salad, steak meal. And burger. We haven’t done night service in over 3 years. Sorry but if there is an issue I am happy to talk to you over the phone. This is the second review about this matter.
Written 9 October 2023
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M C
21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 none
Very average food - it looks better than it tastes. Some of the staff are unfriendly and rude and the older woman working in the kitchen clearly dislikes the customers.
Written 3 March 2023
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Janine D
Lower Hutt13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
Best ever creamy mushrooms with bacon spinach and pine nuts would def revisit . Son enjoyed the waffles and husband the cheese scone
Written 7 January 2023
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