A definite must visit...
This venue has been newly refurbished and renamed (previously Abacus), so we decided to go while visiting London at the weekend. It was quite easy to get to, as it's literally 2 minutes walk from the Bank tube station.
All the staff were really friendly and helpful, without exception. You can see this venue has very high standards which in my experience always cascades from the guy in charge, who in this case is Dave the General Manager.
Brilliant decor, which is very trendy and adds to the excellent atmosphere. It was great to see a mixture of age groups, which isn't always the case at some venues.
We enjoyed a beautifully presented meal, which was reasonably priced. The menu has an excellent choice to suit all tastes, and the chefs are clearly visible preparing your meal.
I would like to mention we were asked straight away if we would like water with our meal....still, sparkling or tap. Well done The Forge, this is the first restaurant I have come across who have voluntarily offered tap water. A lovely jug of tap water with ice and tapered cucumber was delivered .....
Our starters where lovely, I had peanut chicken skewers with salad & lime yoghurt dressing, and my husband had BBQ pulled pork served with toasted walnut bread.
Main courses were spiced chicken cooked on the open spit and my husband had grilled sirloin steak on the bone. We could only manage to share a strawberry and cream sundae, as we were so full!! Every bite was delicious, well done to the chefs.
We did not visit the other bars inside this venue, as we were enjoying the great atmosphere and music where we were. But we will definitely visit them the next time.
I enjoyed a couple of cocktails... recommended by a member of staff as quite honestly you could spend all night choosing!!
Well done to all of the staff, I would highly recommend "The Forge", and will definitely be back on our next visit to London!!