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5.7 /6 Wonderful 52 Reviews

Forge Brasserie

Centre Fish £££ +100
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About Forge Brasserie

Southport’s town centre has a number of fine eateries to choose from, but if you’re looking for a catch-all restaurant look no further than Forge Brasserie, tucked down Queen Anne Street, just off Eastbank and not far from the central station. Special lunch, early evening, and Monday surf and turf menus bracket a comprehensive a la carte menu and wine list of a highly international character. Forge Brasserie is perhaps best known for its fresh seafood, with mussels, scallops, breaded whitebait, and oak smoked salmon cornets filled with Norwegian prawns being highlights – and that’s just for starters. Choose cod, haddock, sea bass or lemon sole and your choice of sauces – white wine, Mornay, bonne femme, San Remo or Provencal. If you’re looking for luxury the lobster at market price comes highly recommended.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:15 - 14:15, 17:15 - 22:15
  • Tuesday 11:15 - 14:15, 17:15 - 22:15
  • Wednesday 11:15 - 14:15, 17:15 - 22:15
  • Thursday 11:15 - 14:15, 17:15 - 22:15
  • Friday 11:15 - 14:15, 17:15 - 22:15
  • Saturday 11:15 - 14:15, 17:15 - 22:15
  • Sunday Closed
Forge Brasserie, Queen Anne St, PR8 1EH Southport


52 Reviews

5.7 /6 Wonderful 52 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: great value
Noise: mute
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Isabel L.
1 review so far 6
22.01.2017 01:16

Foods is good at the values, nice and friendly staffs, service good. I have good time there. I agree booking a table advise. Location not far away from railway station.

Kelly B.
1 review so far 6
07.01.2017 23:37

The seafood platter for 2 was amazing, really friendly staff and great service.. one of the best seafood restaurants we have been to for a long time, looking forward to returning.

Paul S.
1 review so far 6
03.01.2017 01:05

As usual, the food was excellent as was the service, always a pleasure to eat at The Forge in Southport, the best in town by a mile!

David R.
1 review so far 6
17.12.2016 02:16

Delicious food, welcoming and attentive staff and a sensibly priced comprehensive wine list. Excellent menu catering for all tastes, and no pressure to choose anything you don't want or need. If you like a pudding wine I can recommend the red one - with the Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding.

Paula B.
1 review so far 5
03.09.2016 17:57

The food was lovely could not fault it whatsoever, also the waiting staff could not have been more helpful. However I think it was the owner we spoke to one arrival and he had no idea what I was talking about when I said I had a reservation that I had booked on line, so they did not have a record of it. Luckily there was not a problem getting a table as it was an early booking. The person we spoke to on arrival at the Forge needs some training on customer service as his attitude was condescending to say the least.

Sharon R.
1 review so far 4
21.08.2016 23:16

Quaint little restaurant also tables upstairs, staff are lovely, nice easy going atmosphere. I ordered chicken skewers for starters they was very tasty but hardly anything there , husband got the fish cakes they was a substantial portion. Mains was lamb shank and chicken supreme both were OK next time I would try the steak , also I thought the sides was a little over priced £2.50 each for tiny portion so the bill quickly adds up. I finished with a brandy Alexandra cocktail but was disappointed not really a cocktail no nice glass ect . Having said all that I would recommend ,nice restaurant, nice staff tasty food .

John W.
1 review so far 5
17.08.2016 22:17

My wife and I still enjoy visiting the Forge Brasserie when we are staying in Southport, which we have for a number of years now. Although the fish choices have been reduced quite a lot from what used to be on the menu.

Julian and Karen S.
1 review so far 4
13.10.2016 01:48

La Forge Brasserie is a cozy restaurant in Southport . Plough man's proportion, fish and beef variety with many choices on the menu. Service could have been better and more attentive . Food is good . Moderately priced. Innovative Special Events Charlotte , North Carolina USA

Paul B.
1 review so far 6
21.09.2016 04:48

Didn't know what to expect but on arrival was pleasantly surprised.There was plenty of choice on the menu I had the t-bone steak which was great and my wife had the lamb shank which she thoroughly enjoyed.Good service from friendly staff I would not hesitate in recommending the forge!!

Hazel M.
1 review so far 6
09.11.2016 18:55

This restaurant is always good. We've been going there for over 6 years now and have never had a bad time. The food is amazing and the service is excellent. It has a great atmosphere and is a lovely place to go for a meal for any occasion.

John M.
1 review so far 5
15.10.2016 01:22

Fantastic seafood and fish at a reasonable price for the quality. Only problem was that two out of four main courses came with the wrong sauce. However, the restaurant gave us a free liqueur at the end of the meal to make up for their error.

Elizabeth H.
1 review so far 6
12.09.2016 15:21

Absolute, top class, from entering, to the table service the meal was an absolute delight as always. I had mussels, co pot pie, followed by cheesecake and all were adorable. So here's to many more visits

Steve W.
1 review so far 6
17.08.2016 21:16

Great food. Great hosts. Would definitely return and recommend. Stayed in Southport for seven nights and went to a different restaurant every night. Shame we went on our last night because we would have re-visited.

Rebecca M.
1 review so far 6
02.10.2016 15:42

Lovely place, very relaxed rustic interior. Staff very welcoming and helpful. Good choice on the menu, everything we had was delicious. Clam chowder highly recommended for starter. Good selection of alcohol-free beer and cider.

Carolyn S.
4 reviews so far 6
27.08.2016 15:25

As usual we had an excellent meal. The food is of a very high standard and the staff are very professional. We had the lunchtime meal and it is very good value for money.

Sheena G.
1 review so far 6
03.06.2016 14:38

Food was great , 4 different menu choices all very good, staff were really friendly and we felt it was good value . Would definitely go back and in fact have rebooked already

Carolyn S.
4 reviews so far 6
01.06.2016 16:06

My friend and I had gammon from the lunchtime menu, it was delicious! I have never had a bad meal here, the staff are excellent too, very professional. i will be returning soon!

john H.
1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 14:44

Good steak just cooked to perfection medium rare could not fault it at all. Venue is very clean nice layout and the staff very helpful. Service with a smile whole deal spot on.

Anthony M.
1 review so far 6
10.12.2016 08:15

I don't want any recognition or points for acknowledging what was a wonderful dining experience and pleasurable experience, thank you, you made us feel welcome and unhurried for a special dining experience.

Jacqui T.
1 review so far 6
16.11.2016 15:27

Great food and service and the staff are always very nice and nothing's to much trouble Plenty of choice and you won't be disappointed always have a good offer on at lunchtimes

Alec H.
1 review so far 6
01.09.2016 05:19

Super food and good service. My lamb shank was the best I have had for a long time. Large menu with ample choices and the ambiance helped to make the evening special.

Hannah b.
1 review so far 6
16.07.2016 14:15

the forge is a fantastic place to eat while in southport, the food is cooked to perfection, incredibly attentive staff and lovely atmosphere, couldn't rate them highly enough. We shall return.

Len S.
1 review so far 6
18.09.2016 17:07

Enjoyable evening with excellent food and pleasant staff . Would highly recommend the Forge as one of Southports best restaurants with a good choice of seafood and steaks on the menu.

Carolyn S.
4 reviews so far 6
04.08.2016 06:09

As usual we had a delicious meal (at lunchtime) The food was of a high standard and the menu was large and varied. The staff are always very professional and courteous.

Peter A.
1 review so far 6
05.12.2016 17:45

A good restaurant with a varied menu and a great atmosphere. Would thoroughly recommend trying this restaurant if you are in Southport. Will certainly use it on our next trip.

susan g.
1 review so far 6
19.04.2016 02:30

Best value and quality in Southport, service and hospitality second to none. Been dining here regularly for ten years, consistently excellent. Best in town in my and my family's opinion.

Alan F.
1 review so far 6
30.07.2016 14:45

Absolutely brilliant. Great service, great food. We have been going here for over 20 years and never had a bad experience. The best and most consistent restaurant in southport.

Gill W.
1 review so far 6
13.04.2016 15:23

Food was fabulous as was the service, unfortunately I had to miss my Mum's birthday party last night because of the dreaded lurgie, so I must book again soon.

Carl R.
1 review so far 6
19.09.2016 14:50

Excellent food and very good service. We had the seafood daily special which was outstanding (IoM scallops and Hake) - would recommend this restaurant to anyone staying in Southport

simon r.
1 review so far 6
20.02.2016 23:02

Super food, service, and surroundings. Very impressed. We had Whitebait and Scallops to start, with Fillet Steak and Monk fish for main courses. All perfectly cooked and served.

Diane E.
1 review so far 6
03.07.2016 22:07

Has long been a favourite restaurant in Soithport and over the past 20+ years has never failed to impress - even sourcing snails for my younger son. Excellent.

Patricia P.
1 review so far 6
23.10.2016 18:01

food and service exellent nice ambience La Forge was well situated and reminded me of a lovely continental hotel that I stayed in near Granada southern Spain.Pleasant experience.

Mary h.
2 reviews so far 6
08.11.2016 01:08

excellent menu. spoilt for choice. had the mushroom soup very enjoyable, duck wrap, again delicious. will be back again, so much on the menu to be tried.

Rawson W.
1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 08:42

Small, friendly restaurant hidden down a side street in Southport. A hidden Jewel! Food quality and service first class - staff very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended.

John C.
1 review so far 6
11.03.2016 18:55

The service and the food was excellent. Definitely would go again and recommend to my friends.we also liked the atmosphere very friendly. 10 out of 10

Carolyn S.
4 reviews so far 6
01.05.2016 01:15

I went for lunch today, the food was excellent and very good value for money. The staff were very attentive, I will definitely be visiting again!!

Jon H.
1 review so far 6
27.04.2016 18:03

good food attentive staff perfect good food attentive staff perfect good food attentive staff perfect at a risk of repeating myself it was an excellent meal

Melvyn O.
1 review so far 6
12.06.2016 20:01

Excellent food and service I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. We will certainly be visiting it again on our return to Southport in the future

Malcolm L.
1 review so far 5
02.05.2016 18:06

Lovely restaurant, great service , good value and lovely food. Highly recommended!!! Excellent choice on the menu, great TDH, one last important thing !!! The food and service is consistently great.

Denise H.
2 reviews so far 6
29.07.2016 14:28

After having such a great meal with my husband I decided to come back again. My mother and her friend were very impressed. Well done.

Claire W.
1 review so far 6
17.08.2016 18:40

This was a lovely evening with great food, excellent service and really good value ! I will definitely be returning very soon ! Highly recommend

Neil K.
1 review so far 6
11.06.2016 14:53

Service and food were excellent in a very comfortable and attractive setting. A wide-ranging menu was complemented by an extensive wine list. Generally, first class.

Paul F.
1 review so far 6
16.10.2016 22:03

Excellent food looked after by very attentive staff , intimate restuarant with great atmosphere thoroughly enjoyed my evening and will return in the near future

Denise H.
2 reviews so far 6
08.04.2016 15:27

Quaint, friendly staff, and brilliant food. Full marks to the chef. He appreciated our feed back on the night. Would eat here again. Well done.

1 review so far 6
21.02.2016 16:56

Food lovely and well presented. The staff very attentive and looked after us from the minute we arrived. We will definitely go back very soon

Ewen M.
1 review so far 5
16.02.2017 03:38

Good atmosphere, food was excellent and service was prompt. Friendly staff were very attentive. A busy night but all went well. Would definitely visit again and recommend to others.

1 review so far 5
25.12.2016 00:52

7 of us enjoyed a variety of meals & we all appreciated the choice of food & the service offered. We were celebrating a friends Birthday.

Kim G.
1 review so far 5
23.01.2017 04:20

Lovely meal, excellent caesar salad starter and bread and butter put looked yummy. Staff efficient when one main not available, giving nearest alternative. Interesting Japanese whiskey.

Anne W.
1 review so far 5
28.08.2016 15:22

Hi we had a great time , food very good , and a good choice , staff excellent and friendly. We will go back .

lynn e.
1 review so far 5
07.10.2016 19:36

Fillet steak with a cheese, grain mustard and black pepper topping, utterly awesome. Melt in the mouth food with Eton mess dessert to finish. Divine.