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Review of The Forge

The Forge
Ranked #18 of 136 Restaurants in Whitstable
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Have been coming here for a few years with my wife. Mostly on weekends and always had excellent food here . It still retains the atmosphere , but the fish and chips has gone from them best I have ever had to the worst . We came back during the week this year the batter has completely changed, the cod was soaked in oil at one end and overcooked, the chips were crispy but empty inside . It has gone from my favourite eatery in whitstable to one to avoid standards have slipped the wait is longer and the prices have gone up. One thing which has Improved is the salad my wife had the lobster and instead of some leaves there was veg but stil no dressing though !. Oysters and beers still well worth getting even though their price has gone up too. Oysters, beers, salad and lobster gain this 2 star otherwise would be 1.

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Thank Steve A
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Visited last week and it is a very nice spot with deck chairs outside and when the sun is out its ideal. The thing that spoilt it as with so many other places is two young guy staff members who could not care less about the customers. I went up twice and both times had to disrupt each one texting on their phones. The other thing that is annoying is they never left the hut, the chairs were all over the place rubbish on tables and they just left it, and of course they can't bring the food out to you they just take it to the counter and you get up and collect it, obviously so they can get back to texting. The fish and chips were ok, fish a bit overcooked and the scampi was average at best. Lovely spot, average food but disinterested lazy staff

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Thank EnglishLad
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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

Great fish & chips directly at the beach. Relaxed atmosphere, good food. It was quite busy when we were there. Service could be a little more friendly. But we will come back! Location, location, location!

Thank G S
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Fell upon this place and so glad we did. Yes it did help the weather was gorgeous but sat here eating oysters and lobster with whitstable brewed pilsner and a couple of large bottles of cider. The food was lovely it felt rustic and everyone just mingled. The service was quick and while we were there the queue just kept going. If you want good food quick service just pick a deckchair or a place on the wall and watch the world go by.

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Thank denizxxx
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

The beer batter was light and crisp, the white flesh of the cod was tender and succulent, and the chips crisp on the outside, fluffy inside. Fish n chips of Olympic Gold medal standard!

Don't leave Whitstable before you try this quirky outlet of magnificent fast food!

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Thank Hojcin
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