Restaurant Review: Forge Bar at Bank

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Looking for a bar for after work drinks and good food to boot? Look no further than Forge. An industrial-style bar in the heart of the city.

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© Forge

Why go?


Forge bar is packed full of quirky nooks and fancy clientele but the atmosphere is relaxed and casual.

Perfect for after work drinks with the girls, for a night on the town or even for a relaxed brunch, you really can't go wrong with this gem in the heart of the city.

The decor is industrial opulence with a variety of airy bars and VIP areas to relax or dance in (with bottle service on tap, of course).

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© Forge



Eat?


For starters we opted for the "Jacob's Ladder", fall-off-the-bone beef short ribs slow cooked for hours served with a gorgeous mustard mayo. We thought we were in heaven. Kid you not, they were quite possibly the best ribs we've ever had and that's saying something.

We needed to try the warm grilled mackerel salad too and we loved the fresh, light summery dish with crunchy fennel and leaves.

For the main, in true Handbag.com style, we chose the 20oz Tomahawk steak for two which at a pricey £50, we needed to taste. Let's just say, we weren't disappointed.

From the chips to the confit red onions, we managed to put away quite a bit of this awesome spread. The steak was perfectly cooked and tender so obviously we had to eat every last morsel.

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© Forge



Drink?


To start we sampled the summery, refreshing cocktail No.82, with Zubrowka Vodka, Champagne, lemon juice, peach syrup, sugar syrup, cucumber juice and green cardamom.

Sound good? You'd be right because it's so good and was well worth the £12.50 price tag.

With our mains, we tried the Barolo Enrico Serafi red wine and it tasted as good as it sounds. It complimented our fancy steak perfectly.

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© Forge



The Lowdown


From being serenaded by the most charming band, The London Essentials taking song requests around the tables, to the awesome service from restaurant manager Giles, we had a blast.

Forge Bar, 24 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3ND, ForgedinLondon.com

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