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The Old Forge Cafe

8 John Street, Randalstown BT41 3AD, Northern Ireland
+44 7759 464478
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  • Average22%
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8 John Street, Randalstown BT41 3AD, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I attended an open mic night with a friend. The event runs on alternate Monday evenings. I received a very friendly welcome in warm cosy surroundings and good music to boot. Please check out the other events that the Old Forge run frequently such as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gary G
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Lovely little cafe in interesting historic building just off the Main Street. Welcoming friendly greeting from owner/manager? He certainly acted like either or both! Also lovely young waitress. The premises are spotless, interior comfortable and spacious plus outside seating. The freshly prepared food with good...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JKDee52
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This cafe has such a beautiful building but like the building it is somehow trapped in the past because it is cash only! Food is good here and staff have the old fashioned respect for customers. Just one bit of advice get a card machine.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TheSilverOldie
Thomas C, Owner at The Old Forge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thank you for your kind words and custom, I'm not sure how it has happened but we have had a card machine for about a year now and the card payment signs are on display beside the till. Still I appreciate all you have said...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I parked nearby and popped in for a quick couple of coffees: my husband’s favourite - a cappuccino, and my preference for a latte. Both coffees were really delicious. Very, very good. If anything could be improved, it would be a larger...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank AnnieMG
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The 4 of us went to the Forge and did not regret it. We had different meals and they were all to die for. We also had tea and coffee,the staff were very friendly and helpful. You must go and enjoy the experience of the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Len K
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Have been to The Old Forge many times for breakfast, lunch or just coffee and have never been disappointed. Situated in a lovely old building, it has a good menu and very friendly and attentive staff. However unless you are a local you might not...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Rosemary C
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

a must visit to historical forge now turned cafe , a hidden gem in John Street , randalstown behind main Street , excellent service and food all day , cash only , well worth a visit

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We popped in for a quick lunch today and came away quite unimpressed. The restaurant was almost empty when we walked in and we asked to sit by the window. We were told that they expected to be busy over lunch and made us sit...More

Date of visit: March 2017
3  Thank OllyG16
Management response:Responded 2 April 2017

Thank you for your feedback. Like many small busy Cafes and Restaurants we operate a wait to be seated policy during estimated busy periods such as lunchtime, I understand it may put the server and the customer in a difficult position from time to time....More

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Nice enough, always fresh, but a bit limited in menu. Cash only, no cards. Not on the main street, but beside the main car park, tucked away. Might be hard to find.

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank trevor m
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 13
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 John Street, Randalstown BT41 3AD, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Randalstown
  • Phone Number: +44 7759 464478
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We provide Homestyle cooking, using local produce when possible, we are located with free parking on all sides. Table service is available for sit in and we provide food to go. We are friendly and aim to help customers enjoy their visit to our beautiful town. The venue is available for private functions and suitable for small gatherings. We also aim to support local artists.
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