The Forge

Grosvenor Park Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1QQ

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Situated in the heart of the historic Roman town of Chester (or Deva as it was 2000 years ago) is the Forge. The Forge is a the latest in a group of extraordinary restaurant and dining experiences by restaurateur and chef Mike Robinson. Continuing Mike’s passion for wild, sustainable British ingredients, and his love of simple cooking over fire and charcoal, The Forge has its kitchen front and centre in the middle of the lovely, elegant space. Incredible dry aged beef and wild venison will be found in the maturation cabinets, awaiting their turn on the amazing forge grill, there to be lovingly grilled and roasted over oak and beech logs.

Head chef Mike Peters, a Chester native and passionate chef, heads up the young, vibrant team in the kitchen, combining amazing, wild, sustainable ingredients from land and sea into sumptuous creations that form really memorable eating experiences.

At the Forge we focus on British ingredients, from as close to Chester as possible. Our venison, always a hugely popular part of our menus, is actually harvested from herds on estates that Mike manages to improve biodiversity and deer health – a process we call Farming the Wild.

Seafood is all British, from hand dived scallops to Menai oysters and line caught Cornish brill. In our restaurants, we truly care about sustainability and care of our land and sea, and our menus reflect this. All farmed produce comes from producers with the highest welfare standards.

Old fashioned service is core to our offering, with Restaurant manager Mari Ford ensuring a fabulous experience – from knowledgeable staff to the cocktails served tableside from our amazing cocktail trolley.

Hearty, delicious, great value, amazing service, and really memorable, are some of the goals we look for and we hope you share those feelings when you visit this very different restaurant.

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Opening Times

Dinner (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Saturday18:00 - 21:30
Sunday18:00 - 20:30
Lunch (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - ThursdayClosed
Friday - Saturday12:15 - 14:45
Sunday12:15 - 14:30


  • AA Awards2 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence 2 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence 2023

Special Offers

  • Chester Cathedral Tour with lunch at The Forge Restaurant

    The Forge is working with Chester Cathedral and will be hosting weekly Chester cathedral tours with Lunch at The Forge.

    Our tours run several times a month, with the option of the standard Cathedral Discovery Tour or the upgraded tour to include the Cathedral Tower Tour Experience.

    On each tour, you will be guided round the stunning Chester Cathedral by an expert guide, learning about the history and fascinating facts of this historic landmark. After your Cathedral tour you will come to The Forge to enjoy a fantastic 3-course lunch.

    Tours will start at 11am at the Cathedral which will last approximately an hour which gives you plenty of time to book your table from 1pm onwards at The Forge Restaurant.

    Availability of each tour is as follows:
    Cathedral Discovery Tour: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
    Cathedral Tower Tour: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

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    The Forge is working with Chester Roman Tours and will be hosting weekly Roman Tours of Chester and Lunch at the Forge.

    How would you like to be transported back nearly 2000 years, to visit the city of Chester when it was the largest Roman fortress in Britain; so large and well-appointed to have the unique feature of Britain’s biggest amphitheatre too?

    For people who like something fresh, interesting, factual and fun – a perspective on history that perhaps you haven’t considered before, touring Chester with an authentic Roman Soldier guiding you on a light-hearted journey through Chester’s Roman Heritage.

    The Roman Tour will begin at 12:00 from the Town Hall in Chester every Wednesday. Tours will last approximately 90 minutes.

    After the tour its back to The Forge Restaurant where you will be able to book a table from 1:30pm and enjoy a fabulous three course lunch.

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Contact Us

Tel: 01244 735765

Tel: 01244 735765

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