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The Forest Restaurant

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££ - £££
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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25 Station Approach | Forest Hotel, Dorridge, Solihull B93 8JA, England
+44 1564 772120
11:00 - 23:00
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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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214 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had no problem paying it as service was very good, noting we visited midweek late lunch. Had it been busy and level different, auto gratuity could potentially see customers not returning especially if not local to this lovely and affluent Dorridge area. There are some good high standard places to eat around here, and this one is on par, with... More 

Thank FoodyReviewer
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tonights meal blew my mind.....outstanding guinea fowl....i put it in my top 3 meals of all time. 3 year anniversary since our wedding at the Forest. Still incredible. Thank you.

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

Wow what a review, so very glad to be in your top 3 Dan More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We seemed to be the only diners for a very late lunch at 2.30pm. We chose fish, chips and peas with home made tartare sauce which was delightfully different and not shop bought, and home made burgers with melted cheese and salad between home made bread. Service was just as it should be; the food was piping hot and clearly... More 

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

So glad that you enjoyed your lunch and our service, many thanks for sharing your views Kind regards Tracy More 

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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Took the family to The Forest for Mothers' Day lunch. They were obviously very busy but still managed to deliver excellent service. The food was a fixed price three-course menu with at least four choices for each course. The quality of the food was very good indeed. There's a good and varied wine list which, if you stray too far... More 

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

I am so happy that you had such a positive experience on such a busy day for us, thank you for writing about your day, it gives the team a real boost Kind regards Tracy More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Although it was Mothering Sunday and therefore busy, we had an excellent lunch here. Food was all perfectly cooked, especially the beef which came slightly pink and beautifully tender, and the Yorkshire puddings which were lovely. We were on the 'second sitting' but all the food came out very fresh. Service was excellent too. Lots of families with well behaved... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review, we looked after a lot of families that day and I am so glad that you had an enjoyable lunch even when we were under increased pressure. More 

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56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 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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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$22
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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?