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The Forest Restaurant

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British, European, Contemporary
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25 Station Approach | Forest Hotel, Dorridge, Solihull B93 8JA, England
+44 1564 772120
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ordered a couple of Brahma pints to find they were watered down after waiting for 10minutes to be served (we must have been invisible) the place wasn't busy at all! Complained about the beers and they were not so quick to replace but looked shocked that we had complained. The beers were finally replaced with San Miguel (tasted amazing) however... More 

1 Thank Kieran P
Tracy P, Owner at The Forest Restaurant, responded to this review

To suggest we water down Brahma beer is libel the definition of which is 'a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation' This review must be removed urgently as it damages the integrity of my business More 

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54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a very pleasant lunch with a group of friends. Service was excellent. We had a lovely table and the meals were beautifully presented. I had the trout, very nice but quite light and expensive. The biggest problem I had was the awful parking. It's a tiny car park and I couldn't get my car in which was so... More 

1 Thank julesd7
Tracy P, Owner at The Forest Restaurant, responded to this review

Really pleased that you enjoyed your lunch and the service you received. Sorry that other customers had parked badly! More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a birthday meal with 14 of us. Tables set up nicely so we could all chat to each other. Great service, everything really clean. The food was delicious. The staff were fab. Plenty of parking considering 13 people had cars. Will definitely be going back.

Thank Laura H
Tracy P, Owner at The Forest Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments, we look forward to welcoming you back More 

Falkirk, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had eaten here about 5/6 years ago, and while in the area I not only had a meal in the restaurant I stayed in the hotel for 3 days, the food was very good and very reasonable.

Thank Jim H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been dining in here for years and have to say the Bar is lovely and the food in the Restaurant really good. Great staff behind the bar and in the restaurant. I always mention to the manager about the dreadful hand dryer in the Gents toilets as it is very weak and does not dry hands properly and... More 

Thank TonyMaloney71
Tracy P, Owner at The Forest Restaurant, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoy your visits here other than the hand drier. The gent's toilet is situated below a bedroom and the high powered "air blade" type is just too noisy to install as it would adversely affect that hotel bedroom. It does work however and I do not agree that this makes our toilets unhygienic. We do have... More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lovely restaurant with great ambience and attention to detail. The bar and waiting staff were excellent and the food was delicious- especially the beef wellington! A very enjoyable evening overall thank you.

Thank clairehull123
Tracy P, Owner at The Forest Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed your Valentine's evening with us. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

My favourite place ever for drinks, meals, parties. It never disappoints. I got engaged here, married here, but apart from early doors my favourite thing is The Forest beef Sunday lunch! It is truly sensational - must try!

Thank Gina C
Tracy P, Owner at The Forest Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Gina, so glad to have been part of some very special days in your life. Thank you for taking the time to share your opinions with everyone. More 

Dorridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I've been staying over in Birmingham for two weeks and I ended up eating here twice. It's bit on the expensive side, especially the pints of beer which were almost a pound cheaper in the other local pubs, so i definitely couldn't recommend it for having anything more than one drink if that's what you are looking for. But can... More 

3 Thank FussRockets
Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

The menu was very good for a non meat eating person, which is not always the case in other restaurants. The fish dishes were really interesting and all a bit different to the norm. I had the plaice on spinach and risotto with beetroot and a shrimp sauce. The flavours and textures worked really well and the presentation was excellent.... More 

Thank sharpie2017
Tracy P, Owner at The Forest Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sharpie2017, Great review-thank you for taking the time to write and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards More 

Solihull, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Service was good, staff friendly and knowledgable about menu. There was a great variety of dishes to choose from. I had the Tandoori cod which was delicious. I will definitely go again to try some of the other dishes.

Thank Louise M
Tracy P, Owner at The Forest Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Louise M, The chef team are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the new Tandoori Cod dish, thank you for letting us know. Best regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, European, Contemporary
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Station Approach | Forest Hotel, Dorridge, Solihull B93 8JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Solihull  >  Dorridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1564 772120
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?