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The Black Forge

4.6
4.6
396 Reviews
€30 and under
Gastro Pub

The Black Forge Inn is Dublin's newest premium bar & venue. Located in the heart of Dublin 12, the Black Forge has been completely renovated, and is under new management.

Featuring a mouth watering food offering, created by our Head Chef Ed Raethorne, there is an offering for every taste, including our signature dish "Steak on a stone" and award winning Cheesecake.

Our Drinks offering is the most diverse and unique that Dublin has to offer. With an extensive selection of cocktails, our very own forge stout and lager, The Black Forge has the most impressive drinks collection in Dublin.

***PLEASE NOTE: We are operating from July 26th, in compliance with government guidelines. All patrons will require to follow the same guidelines to confirm any bookings.***

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Booked 50 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–23:30

  • Phone number

    (01) 455 7860

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Area

    Drimnagh

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Staff temperature check required

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 396 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dublin

    Gastro Pub

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  1. ML

    MichelleL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend. Food, staff & atmosphere was exceptional. We had a lovely time. Music was on but didn’t affect us with having a conversation. I work in a 5 star hotel and the service here was natural & impeccable. We are from Limerick side and will visit again when we are down this direction again. Cocktails & presentation were outstanding.

  2. J

    Johnny

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The Black Forge stout exceeded expectations and great value for money. The deserts were very nice and and lunch menu was decent.

  3. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From booking our table online, checking in, ordering food and drinks through to sadly being time to leave, everything was incredible. The food was the best we've eaten in a long time. Piping hot, quick service and beautifully tasty, we cannot express how happy we were. We can't wait to return for more of the same. Well done and thank you to all the staff.

  4. H

    Helene

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great service! thank you again, We will be back!

  5. PC

    PaulineC

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    Unfortunately where we were seated we were freezing because of the draft from the door. We left after the food and 2 drinks.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve tried everything at this stage on the menu and can’t fault food or amazing staff. Rib, roast chicken, salmon and the fish &chips what can I say! Best battered cod in Dublin, Perfection all round. Interior well designed and fitted by master craftsmen👌 I’ll drive from Swords every week for a meal 🥘

  7. SD

    SheilaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely welcome on arrival staff so friendly polite helpful…. Hygiene 10 out of 10 …… food good value and so well cooked hats off to chef Highly recommend a visit

  8. NW

    NiallW

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Well worth the journey from Kilkenny. The food is delicious and looks superb too. The local stout was full of flavour and definitely worth a try. The venue itself is a very nice place to be. The service from staff was super. Stephen looked after us from start to finish. Great ambassador for the venue. He went through some of the menu options and he was spot on with the recommendations. Very pleasant man and allowed us pose for pictures with the UFC belt. Very enjoyable experience from start to finish. Highly recommended and I can’t wait to come back soon.

  9. PB

    PaulB

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Great place, lovely food but took ten min just to order a drink. And it wasn't busy. We were overcharged and said it to the staff, they apoligised, but when we got our change they still charged us. Just left it at that. Pity because it had the potential to be perfect

  10. W

    Wiktoria

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved our experience at the Black Forge Inn! The food was 10/10 and the staff were super friendly. Would definitely recommend to anyone! Cocktails were gorgeous too.

  11. GM

    GeorgiaMay

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great food, great atmosphere. The staff were so friendly also

  12. NB

    NB100

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food, fantastic service, lovely comfortable setting, highly recommend

  13. DP

    DavidP

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and drinks really friendly staff, made our trip to them worth while as we was saying in the centre of Dublin and the venue was about 20 minute taxi away, but well worth the visit.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stephen looked after us. His service was fantastic couldn’t have been more helpful.

  15. SL

    SeanL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great and the staff was very accommodating to us I would definitely recommend the place to anyone looking for a good meal at a decent price and as for the service that was second to none.

  16. GR

    GiancarloR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow oh wow, food was beyond amazing!! Stephen was a true delight and recommend the most delicious cocktails, both gorgeous waitresses were so friendly & funny, honestly what a fabulous experience, we’re 100% coming back!!

  17. CO

    ConorO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely dinner food was delicious and very well presented. And the staff are so nice they really make ye feel so comfortable we had a lovely time thank you

  18. LH

    LiamH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service !

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious food, lovely waiting staff , defo recommend!

  20. AF

    AlanF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Food arrived I got a prawn curry that tasted amazing my only issue was the prawns were few and far between.there was a large amount of veg but as for presentation it was top class I'd defo recommend I just think they are still finding there feet, but overall good night was had

  21. a

    aaronhrndz

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    La experienen el restaurante de Conor Ha sido inolvidable! Gracias por la atención y el servicio!

  22. B

    Becks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our second visit and we weren't disappointed food and staff were fantastic, the black forge lager was defo with a try

  23. RG

    RachelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fab, good service will be back for sure.

  24. LM

    LouM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    loved it - can't wait to go back. hopefully theyre not run out of steak sambos next time

  25. EF

    EdelF

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food lived up to the hype. Well worth a visit, will definitely return.

  26. B

    Biddy

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food is delicious, and the staff are very friendly and welcoming.

  27. F

    Food

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely loved this place! The food is delicious & service was without fail… amazing!! Would recommend if visiting Dublin !!

  28. MF

    MagdaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place food amazing staff very friendly really nice interior design

  29. SQ

    StuartQ

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food & service as always

  30. RB

    RafalB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good atmosphere.food was delicious snd drinks too.very friendly staff.highly recommend that place

  31. c

    christinem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend the black forge. Food and cocktails were amazing, staff were so helpful and friendly. Place looks unreal just an all round brilliant experience

  32. T

    Tess

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Better than any Restaurant/Pub in Town. Food is fresh and great variety and presentation. Fillet of Fish is fab. Forged Guinness is very good value great taste. Great for football, loads of screens , but not noisey. Great relaxed atmosphere.

  33. SO

    ShaneOMac

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Parking is not so easy coming off the end of the Long Mile Road, but I'd go again.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was extremely tasty and very reasonably priced. Cocktails were tasty, a little expensive but balanced out by price of food! Staff were very friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu.

  35. E

    Erik

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    A must-visit if you're a fan of Conor. Good food for a very valuable price. Would return if I ever come back to Dublin.

  36. D

    Daniella

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous food great prices lovely atmosphere would highly recommended 100% going again we went in group of 4 all got different meals everyone of ours where gorgeous can’t wait to go again

  37. TD

    TimD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my first time here and it was very very good !!

  38. FF

    FionaF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service excellent food . Covid cert checked . Only thing I was not happy with some customers not wearing masks when moving about the premises and when they checked in staff where not asking customers to wear a mask until seated. Overall great experience expect for some customers not wearing masks

  39. m

    melissah

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful, very friendly people, food was outstanding

  40. DD

    DermD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Brill buisness fantastic experience. Lovely food reasonably priced.

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The Black Forge is rated 4.6 stars by 396 OpenTable diners

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Booked 50 times today
Google Map for The Black Forge

163/165 Drimnagh Road Dublin 12, Co. DUBLIN D12 PH32

  • Area

    Drimnagh

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–23:30

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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