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The Black Forge

4.6
4.6
324 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 96 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

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What 324 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. CK

    CaitrionaK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great experience, would definitely recommend.

  2. OD

    ODWYERL

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a fabulous meal at the Black Forge Inn, I would highly recommend this restaurant— 5 star! We were served by a very diligent attentive guy called Stephen who had a great command of the restaurant floor, welcoming and seating guests, serving drinks, taking orders and serving meals, a lovely friendly guy. We will definitely go back!

  3. K

    Karen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great place for lunch, you will not leave hungry!!!

  4. BG

    BelindaG

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff Lovely, Food Fab, Excellent Service Will Defo Return To The Black Forge Inn

  5. DL

    DarraghL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Got the 10oz fillet - absolutely beautiful. I’ll be calling again.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Steak was unreal cooked to perfection

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Very blend food. I ordered a risotto that didn’t have any taste. The sandwich had very little meat not as described on the menu. Service was poor, nobody never asked if we want dessert, staff seemed to be confused and didn’t know what they were doing.

  8. AN

    AvrilN

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    4 stars for value as a cocktail cost us €12. Other than that, all perfect

  9. DM

    DavidM

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience5

    We will definitely go again, there were so many good parts to our night. Music was great, food was brilliant and the black forge stout is a smashing pint. Service needs help, all staff so friendly and nice but training definitely needed.

  10. L

    Lauren

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was unbelievable and so reasonably priced, decent portion too. Staff were very attentive too. Dying to go back already to try other things from the menu!

  11. AM

    AudreyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time to eat here, certainly wont be the last. Food was fabulous, Staff really helpful friendly, and great service. Excellent value for money. Would definitely recommend it.

  12. BL

    BravoLu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place! Too bad I didn't arrive in time to get the kitchen open but I'll be back for sure We also had the honor of meeting Conor McGregor, a very nice and kind person Unforgettable night!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time back to the black forge since it was renovated, the place looks amazing, food was great , staff were all flat out but very polite and service was fairly quick consisting how busy it was. Conor and Dee were there so it was nice to see them also and have a quick chat and a photo

  14. CR

    CarolineR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    Food fantastic and service very good. Staff lovely just extremely busy. I'll be back. Just not on a Saturday

  15. DG

    DeirdreG

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    This is a very lively pub, decor is fab and good atmosphere. We had dinner and the food was very good and big portions. The kitchen was busy when we ordered however the wait wasnt too long The music got quite loud as the evening went on but it is a young lively pub. Would recommend.

  16. JW

    JamesW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The venue is beautifully decorated, plenty of TVs if you're going for sports, drinks menu is vast, so plenty of choice, food is fantastic and the service was 10/10, all of the waitresses were smartly dressed and very polite! Price of food and drink was very fair! And the added bonus of meeting the main man Conor McGregor was the icing on the cake! Will 100% be back the next time we visit Dublin! And will 100% recommend

  17. MH

    MichaelHitchin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was brilliant and the service was amazing from the staff! Brilliant prices and top atmosphere! Can’t wait to return and have some more proper 12

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Beautiful decor, food was amazing, looking forward to going again , would highly recommend :)

  19. JO

    JoeyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Absolutely fantastic food as always, service is the best around and it's always a pleasant place to enjoy a few drinks, staff are brilliant

  20. A

    Aoife

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had booked a high table as that's all we could get with the kids but when we went a lovely man moved us to low seats which suited us so much better. The food was fab, the girls were excellent always making sure everything was OK. And my girls got a pic with the belt so they were super happy. Cocktails were yum 😋

  21. JL

    JohnL

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Overall a great experience. Only let down by our fish not being fresh, however this is understandable on a Sunday. Also whilst appreciating that it was busy, the table service was a little disjointed by being attended by different servers whom all seemed a little indifferent to us. Having to ask more than once for the bill was annoying. These are small points however and we would be pleased to visit again.

  22. GD

    GaryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We drove 3 hours to visit the venue and it didn’t disappoint. The hospitality we received was first class. Liam was very attentive and I truly appreciated that. We will definitely be back. Many thanks team ! Gary

  23. BM

    BM02

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Had high expectations as it is Conor Mcregors place and The Black Forge exceeded them. Very nice place, great atmosphere and staff were all superb. Will definitely be returning.

  24. AM

    AntoM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, Staff are extremely help service is top notch, food is SPOT ON, serious value for money, would highly recommend the black forge!

  25. s

    shauneenc

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and drink would highly recommend for a great night out

  26. AD

    AmandaD

    Kildare

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely well worth it from the staff to the food we really enjoyed and can’t wait for our next visit

  27. MM

    MariaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food delicious, spotless clean, classy decor, friendly staff, Ava looked after us. First time there, will return.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great food Very nice atmosphere Super staff

  29. R

    Rachael

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Black Forge looks great. Very efficient staff on the door following the Covid safety rules precisely. Inside, fab decor, well laid out, and the serving staff fast, efficient and very helpful. Great selection of food & drinks. Great night.

  30. PC

    PaulC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can not recall the young ladyname that served us, she was a brilliant waitress with the best personality ever . Loved her and as always loved the food 😋❤

  31. B

    Bmoo

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly and helpful staff food was very tasty

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had a lovely family meal! Service was excellent and Sharon is a superstar!! Ellie was a breath of fresh air! Not sure ifs it’s excellent staff training or just pure good luck but the staff are all lovely

  33. DK

    DanielleK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was lovely, the bar/restaurant is beautiful and the staff were amazing, so friendly, attentive and so kind to our two children.

  34. AC

    AshlingC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time there and have to say food was amazing defo be back , just one tiny issue of the air con right over table but they kindly turned it off for us , waitress was lovely

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience at The Black Forge Inn was awesome! After spending the week traveling all over Ireland, drinking only Guinness, the drinks were very creative and refreshing. The food was simply excellent. But the best part about our experience was the friendly staff, most notably Sharon, who made us feel so at home even though we were miles away. Our experience definitely warrants a trip back to Dublin!

  36. B

    Beck

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent experience from start to finish. The moment we walked in the door, we were welcomed with open arms by the staff. The atmosphere was buzzing and music playlist was something else. Everything about the Black Forge Inn was phenomenol, from the service to the food to the exceptional attention detail put into designing the interior. Special shout out to Stephen who looked after us for the evening. Very attentive and great crack. In particular, the carrot and ginger soup was top class. One last thing the badges and mints given after the meal was a lovely final touch to end a wonderful evening. Keep up the good work guys. Would highly recommend the Black Forge to all family and friends and can't wait to return.

  37. EB

    ElizabethB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a beautiful evening in the black forge on Sunday evening last. The Staff were excellent, and the food was beautiful and very reasonably priced. The customers in the Forge were excellent. We will certainly be back again. we are new residents to this area of Walkinstown and it is such a pleasure to have a lovely local on our doorstep. Best of luck to Conor and his team of great staff. Excellent 100%

  38. JM

    JenniferM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can't fault anything. We had a lovely young girl serving us called Sarah which made our experience perfect. Be back very soon.

  39. MC

    MattC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed our meal, but special thanks to Ellen our server who went above and beyond!

  40. M

    Matt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent venue, kids catered for, food was delicious and service perfect Will be back again

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The Black Forge is rated 4.6 stars by 324 OpenTable diners

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Booked 96 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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