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The Black Forge, Dublin 12, Co. DUBLIN

The Black Forge

4.7
4.7
1309 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 in compliance with government guidelines. All patrons will require to follow the same guidelines to confirm any bookings.***

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2 people

19:00


Booked 73 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–23:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:30 Sun 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    (01) 455 7860

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Area

    Drimnagh

  • Parking Details

    None

  • 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

What 1,309 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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    Hot Spot

  • Dublin

    Gastro Pub

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  1. A

    Agnes

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very friendly staff. Good food. High stools are comfortable.
  2. JH

    JamieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing loved the atmosphere and was great to hold the belt!
  3. E

    Erin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent nite there for my son 18th birthday everything was 10 out of 10 thank you for a great nite
  4. PD

    PortiaD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing couldn't fault anything about it . Definitely be back
  5. s

    shellik

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and food! Would definitely go back when back in Ireland. They could not have been more accommodating. Sharon and Liam were amazing! They made my sons night with all the pics. Thank you!!
  6. GQ

    GraQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at the Black Forge for food. Our table was booked for 5pm for 6 people. From the moment we stepped in until we left, the staff were so friendly and accommodating. Sharon was our main server and she was amazing, as were all the staff. We could not fault the food - everything was freshly cooked and tasted super. Happy customers all round. Will definitely be back.
  7. TQ

    TanyaQ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food is gorgeous and our waitress was very nice ( blonde lady sry didnt get her name) but it wasnt very busy but we had to ask twice for drinks for the kids, but main problem was our dinner was for 215, a birthday dinner for 10 people, went to order desert, thry had none because the chef was finished and new chef was startin sn hour later, we were not told this when we booked or when been brought in, cant understand how deserts are not made available for staff, that was a big letdown as we had family out for the occassion
  8. AM

    AislingM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The nicest food we have had in a long time. We went for a family members 21st birthday and the staff went above and beyond for us! The place was sparkling you could eat your dinner off the bathroom floor it was that clean. Thank you for a great night and we will definitely be back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to black forge for some food for my sons 18th birthday absolutely beautiful
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Stuttgart

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Gute Atmosphäre, gute Essen. Hoher Geräusch-Pegel aber da dieser durch tolle Live-Musik entstanden ist, war es in Ordnung! Das Essen kam flott, man musste aber auch flott bezahlen nachdem man fertig war, da die Küche Sonntags früh schließt - nehmen wir an. Alles in allem ein Besuch wert.
  11. T

    Timothy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere from the moment you walk through the front door is amazing, tacos for started, 10oz Fillet for my main and the best mess I’ve ever had for dessert. The pornstar martinis where also 10/10 I would have paid for the whole thing twice, really reasonable and definitely worth it.
  12. m

    mark

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really nice and reasonably priced aswell, service couldn't of been better and all servers were very polite and attentive
  13. G

    Ginadublin

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was 10/10 . Staff very helpful . Food was lovely steak on the stone 10/10 would definitely return . Good value for money .
  14. e

    eileenb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were very friendly and helpful, food was excellent and portion size was great, would definitely recommend it and hopefully when back in Dublin we will return
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Absolutely fantastic staff where tops the food was tops customer service was ten to none can’t wait to go back again
  16. DA

    DANIELJ

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classy venue with amazing staff. Would definitely recommend!
  17. JM

    JacquelineM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    The food was ok just nothing special basic pub grub. Our waitress was Sharon she was amazing she really made our night. So welcoming friendly and good craic, Sharon couldn't do enough for us.
  18. HR

    HarryR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we’ve had for a long time. Cheesecake is amazing.
  19. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate wedding anniversary with son who idea it was and a fan, food was out of this world, service amazing staff brilliant, helpful, attentive so friendly and nice special mention to Edward, Sharon, Alex, and the amazing Leah who all looked after us and spoiled us especially our son who got to hold the belts everyone went out of there way with service, food, friendliness see you soon
  20. AM

    AlisonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly, I was so impressed with the high standard of the decor and finish of the pub, staff very professional, food was top class and even down to the heavy expensive glasses and ice cubes were impressive!! Clearly alot of thought went into the upscale of this pub and there was no expense spared in any aspect. Have recommended and will definitely be back....
  21. SM

    SusanM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took our son for his birthday. Knew he would enjoy it. He enjoyed the steak on the stone. Staff are all brilliant. Will be back.
  22. RF

    RossF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and very friendly staff. Food was also very good
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff, great atmosphere and great food
  24. P

    Paul

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, service and ambience. Staff were all great. Highly recommended.
  25. YD

    YvetteD

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were very welcoming and friendly, they provided a good service. Food and drinks were served quickly and the food was the best we’d had in Dublin. The place wasn’t too nosy or too quiet, it was a happy medium and a good atmosphere.
  26. SB

    ShannonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and friendly staff that couldn’t do enough for me and my party. The atmosphere was impeccable as well were the pints. I will most certainly be back again. Amazing value and customer service.
  27. NC

    NiaomhC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was gorgeous, service excellent, all the staff extremely friendly, thoroughly recommend.
  28. A

    Angel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!!! The quality of the food was out of this world!!! Ambience was spectacular & customer service was top drawer! Conor McGregor, “The Notorious,” hit it out of the ballpark! Unforgettable experience! Highly recommend dining here!
  29. M

    Masha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best evening for 1st wedding anniversary! Food was delicious, service so efficient. Sharon was lovely made us feel so welcome! Definitely will be returning.
  30. NH

    NathanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great prices, great service. Will defo be back.
  31. DN

    DylanN

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, food and staff were excellent would recommend to anyone, definitely will be back!
  32. BB

    BredaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The hostess was lovely. The waiter was just ok! Our booking was for 12 but when we got there they told us the chef wasn’t ready for half hour. Our order was taken at 12.35. We had a 6 month old baby with us so we couldn’t really be waiting around. The Burger was takeaway standard. Wings were nice. Wouldn’t be rushing back. The hostess was fantastic- really welcoming but the man who took the order - not great!
  33. F

    Fleur

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    honestly an outstanding experience which was 50% the quality of the steak and the cook it on the stone with garlic butter gimmick; 50% Bryan on the floor who made us feel at home right away, offered brilliant recommendations all of which we followed and garnished with good craic. My boyfriend had the tacos (coleslaw was a highlight as well as the soft shell) and I had the chicken wings which melted off the bone. Bryan then recommended that we have the steak and talked us through the cooking expertly. The cocktails also are unreal: old fashioned, whisky sour and the margaritas. My boyfriend also tried the lager and the stout, the lager has a really nice after taste and he talked about the head on the lager for the rest of the night. 10/10 experience and honestly for what it was good value for money. Bryan thanks for being so class and making our night too. We’ll be back soon.
  34. SB

    SpencerB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited the black forge inn for an evening meal and drinks whilst on holiday in Dublin. Wanted to attend and experience as fans of Conor and it completely lived up to expectations. Up there as the best meal I’ve had and great prices, cheap if anything for the quality. Great service and pictures with the belt were a great feature. In my opinion the Forged inn stout was better than Guiness also.
  35. SA

    SARAHOC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service. Food was lovely and very reasonably priced. We all had a great evening here.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Black Forge was everything we wanted it to be! The best service and food in dublin!! Drinks of course were sensational and 100% the best spot in town. Coming back as soon as I can. Love you BFI xx
  37. A

    Aaron

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was grate we sat out doors and the service was good we weren't left waiting for anything
  38. CH

    CharlieH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food you simply can’t fault. Shar - marry me
  39. SM

    SusanM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing so was the service and everything
  40. SG

    SandraG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great place to eat. The staff was great. Service was amazing and timely. We would come back.....

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

FAQs

The Black Forge is rated 4.7 stars by 1309 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 73 times today
Google Map for The Black Forge

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

Additional information

  • Area

    Drimnagh

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–23:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:30 Sun 12:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • 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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