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Masterchef star’s casual British dining spot offers small plates and award-winning Sunday roasts

Exterior of a building at dusk with the name "Forde" prominently displayed, illuminated by warm lighting, against a clear sky.

Forde is a casual British dining spot in Horsforth. Headed by MasterChef: The Professionals contestant, Matt Healy, Forde has gained an outstanding reputation for its British cooking. With a focus on fresh, high-quality ingredients, Forde offers a unique dining experience that is sure to impress.

The restaurant offers small plates, fine wines, craft beers, and cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere.

There are gluten free, vegan friendly, and vegetarian friendly food options available.

Location Details

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The Food

The food served puts an emphasis on updated versions of British classics and Mediterranean flavors. Signature dishes include the chicken and leek stew, served with pearl-hued mashed potatoes, landing between fancy and old-school. The beef fillet and hassleback potatoes are also popular.

Sunday offerings include barbecue sharing boards in summer and award-winning roasts in autumn through spring. Vegetarian options are available.

Accommodations are made for dietary restrictions. Gluten-free and vegan choices feature on the menu.

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The Drink

At Forde, there is a full bar serving craft beers, fine wines, and classic cocktails. Popular drinks include the small plates wine pairings featuring wines from around the world starting at 18 pounds a bottle.

The bar also offers a selection of local beers on tap. In addition to alcoholic options, Forde serves specialty coffee drinks as well as soft drinks and juices.

The Place

The venue features an inviting interior with exposed wooden beams and ventilation, creating a cosy atmosphere with industrial touches. Tables and chairs offer casual seating options, while the bar area provides counter seating as well. Music plays at an appropriate volume to enable conversation.

Lighting sets the mood, and large windows allow natural light to filter into the space. There is potential for hosting private events in this adaptable restaurant and bar.

The Location

The venue is situated centrally between Horsforth and Kirkstall Forge train stations. The 50 and 50A buses stop at the bottom of Town Street where the restaurant is located.

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Where to Park

The nearest parking if free – but timed – at Horsforth Park Car Park, LS18 5DX (Google Map Directions)

Opening Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 12:00 - 11:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 - 11:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 - 6:00 PM

What To Do Next

After visiting Forde, guests can explore the vibrant Horsforth town centre. Trendy cafes, shops and pubs line Town Street just steps away.

Horsforth Hall Park is only 10 minutes walk away. Enjoy the expansive green space, tennis courts and children’s playground.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you eat in at Forde?

Yes you can eat in/dine in at Forde.

Does Forde have an outside seating area?

No unfortunately Forde does not have an outside seating area.

Does Forde offer takeaway?

Unfortunately Forde does not offer a takeaway delivery service.

Can I order Forde delivery in Leeds with Deliveroo?

No, unfortunately delivery is not available for Forde through Deliveroo in Leeds.

Can I order Forde delivery in Leeds with Just Eat?

No, unfortunately delivery is not available for Forde through Just Eat in Leeds.

Can I order Forde delivery in Leeds with Uber Eats?

No, unfortunately delivery is not available for Forde through Uber Eats in Leeds.


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