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“Still the best chip shop in Cornwall” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Forge Cafe

Old Forge Cafe
Ranked #56 of 142 Restaurants in St Austell
Cuisines: Fast food, British, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: This is a small village gace specialising in fish and chips. It is rated by locals and visitors as the best in the county and it would be good to be able to say so on this site. There is no website, but I can say it does exist.
UK
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131 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Still the best chip shop in Cornwall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

Visited here in May 2013 with my husband pleased to see the interior has been refurbished and that the fish and chips are still as good as I remember them from when I lived at Luxylan 9 years ago. Definately worth a visit. Nice to see Rex's daughter carries on his tradition of never being quiet.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank juliet_leech
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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Tops!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

Proper fish and chips here, huge portions, fresh fish, hand cut chips, just fantastic. No frills or nonsense, this is a marvelous family run business that is just about great customer service and food. If you want the real thing The Old Forge is worth the drive and you can eat in, so you will not ponk out the car! A great local atmosphere, but does get busy but waiting for a table should not be too long. No posh frocks or napkin rings, prepare yourself for a sensible fish and chip supper with a hot mug of tea and bread and butter! The locals are the people who have the nak of shutting the front door!! Enjoy you will.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank AndiB796
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United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Still the best Fish & Chips in the Area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

This cafe is truly well known by the locals.Like myself some have been coming here for years.You will go far afield to get better value and indeed quality.Rex the grandfather has retired but his daughters and granddaughters have taken up the gauntlet and doing a gteat job. Portions are very generous.If its Fish and Chips like you had when you were a child, This is the Place. Dont expect any fancy trappings,just the best Fish & Chips in the Area.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Brendan B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Fish & Chips you'll find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

Make sure you are hungry when you visit 'The old Forge Cafe' because this is the most generous Fish and Chips around. Dont ask for a small portion- you'll offend them! Your food comes to the table so hot, the vinegar evaporates as soon as it touches the chips. It's quirky and friendly ( nothing matches, every mug, plate, table and chair is different!) there's always a conversation being shared, by eating in customers and those queuing for their take away. You've never tasty good honest, decent Fish & Chips till you've tried The Old Forge Cafe.

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2 Thank Dann119
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Cornwall England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best fish&chips in the heart of Cornwall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

For over twenty years I have either sat down or had a take away its always been spot on.
Best value in Cornwall bet you can't eat it all

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1 Thank boardsenseless
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