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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 30 August 2020

We come several times each week. The staff are friendly and helpful. The range of drinks and snacks is good, bearing in mind Covid restrictions. The dog loves the forest and the attention from other visitors!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 12 May 2019 via mobile

Gone downhill since the takeover. Staff all wear uniforms. It's like eating in an airport. Used to be a real country feel. Now just corporate nonsense. As someone else quite rightly said, same prices, less food. No salad or crisps with sandwiches. Sad really. I...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

Used to really love the breakfast here, even had parties for beaky. Now you can get a bacon roll etc, not the same. Place still clean and welcoming but it has lost the personal touch. Still go but only occasionally.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Cafe was slow service we phoned to double check they were serving Sunday lunch as stated on their website when we arrived we were told tgey no longer to them The one waiter he was slow very unresponsive and the rest of the team looked...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Went for a walk in the forest and then had lunch in grounds cafe. I had a Han and goats cheese sakad, and, my partner had spicy tomato and mixed bean soup with a brown roll and butter. One large cappuccino and one large latte...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 21 September 2018

A lovely little find given my previous experience of park cafes. Lots of GF/DF options and friendly staff. Spotlessly clean, friendly staff and the coffee was wonderful. Already planning a trip back for breakfast after an early run.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Loved the forest cafe before with it was taken over by new owners , staff lovely , but not freshly made up sandwiches toastys and wraps on the premises and a very poor selection , for vegetarian ended up with a cheese and onion toasty...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We've been to the cafe quite a few times before. I like it as I'm gluten intolerant and they have a selection (albeit limited and costly) of sandwiches an dcakes. However since the new owners have taken over they have reduced what you get but...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Booked 20+ people for breakfast here to celebrate my sons 1st birthday, followed by a walk around the forest. The cafe was very accommodating with my booking, the food and drink being brought out all at the same time. This was on a busy sunny...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Had a lunch here after a walk in Salsey Forest. Lovely outside eating area to enjoy the sunshine. We had chicken pesto pasta and a jacket potato. Both were good size portions and really tasty. The only downside was the selection of drinks, maybe a...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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  • Yes, The Forest Cafe offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, The Forest Cafe offers delivery services.

  • The Forest Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4