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The Black Forge

4.7
4.7
543 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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Booked 56 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–20:00

  • 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

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

View menu on restaurant's website

What 543 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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    Gastro Pub

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  1. GO

    GergoO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Was good craic, i dont know this steak on stone performance but was fine ,steak was good . Thanks

  2. HB

    HellsBells

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Everything was wonderful from the fabulous menu to the cocktails, only concern I would have is some of the floor staff need to learn how to wear their masks properly

  3. SM

    SaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great value, beautiful inside and spotless.The staff were all excellent.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing. Staff were lovely and extremely friendly.

  5. JE

    JESSICAG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic staff members and the food was unreal! Will be back for sure!!

  6. C

    Cloud

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing atmosphere, Beautiful Food , all reasonably priced , lovely staff and service - black froge Stout and Larga was great !! the highlight of our Dublin trip

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Had a really fun experience at the black forge. We were seated at our table very quickly and the waiters were very attentive. We ordered three mains and were very happy with everything! The presentation was really nicely done. And we were super full after the meal.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Staff, food, value amazing

  9. JG

    JamesG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    The food was fabulous. The table service was a bit slow...they kept forgetting about us but overall it was good. Will definitely go back for the food.

  10. H

    Hencat

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went to the Black Forge for dinner to celebrate my sons 18th birthday. The food was great and so was both the black Forge stout and lager. Sharon looked after us very well and my son even got a photo with Conor’s UFC belt. We had a great time.

  11. R

    Roisin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ran late for our booking and when we arrived the lady arranged for us to be moved to another larger table so we could stay longer and enjoy our food without watching the clock. Sharon looked after us and could not have done enough for us! Food was so delicious and steak on stone was just perfect! Couldn't fault the place. Will definitely be back.

  12. N

    Nadege18

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super restaurant ! Repas très bons ! Super ambiance ! Dommage que nous n'ayons pas croisé Connor Mc Gregor en personne. Un endroit que l'on recommande déjà ;-)

  13. KH

    KatieH

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere… food was off the scale - husband said it’s the best steak he’s ever had! Cocktails were banging! Staff friendly and welcoming! Would definitely recommend!!

  14. AK

    AndrisK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service.

  15. L

    Leesa

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent customer service, delicious food and a nice atmosphere 👌

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    table for 6pm but weren’t able to get dessert. wish we knew about this beforehand.

  17. DG

    DomG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the most awesome pubs we visited as tourists - the food is incredible, cocktails are amazing and the atmosphere is just awesome!! 10/10 would recommend

  18. LG

    LindaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very Happy with our experience-from the time we walked in till the time we left staff, food,value and atmosphere were brilliant …. Will definitely be going back ….Thank you😊

  19. E

    Emma

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Only criticism I would have is drinks service was very slow. Food was very fast but had to wait quite a while for drinks and had to remind waiting staff about our drinks orders. The manager was amazing- so friendly and gave us free proper 12 glasses. A definite bonus to our day and the men especially were delighted! Overall great pub/bistro, delicious food and great value for money

  20. N

    Nidge

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As McGregor would say himself. It was proper. Lovely pub and place to eat. Foot amazing. Will defo be goin again

  21. RT

    RebeccaT

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    The only thing I could say is Stephen/Steven the waiter, honestly made our night. Conor was there, but wasn’t what we were expecting from him. Stephen/Steven is incredible! He made our time there incredible & went out of his way to make our experience incredible! So thank you to him ❤️ I would only recommend a friend for the service from Stephen/Steven and the drinks for sure

  22. s

    shane

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Very disappointed on our second visit. The restaurant has dropped in standard in the last few months. Service was poor and menu made average by recent changes.

  23. PC

    PaulineC

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great. Food excellent. Staff very friendly and efficient. The place is really clean including toilets. Some customers not wearing masks when walking around. I will definitely be back.

  24. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Third time I’ve been here Beautiful modern comfortable decor very welcoming friendly knowledgeable staff they know their menu’s and what to recommend food and drinks are amazing .steak on the stone is so good ,you get realy good quality over quantity the deserts are lovely and well presented cocktails are good strong and tasty I recommend to go here u will not be disappointed will be back soon Caitriona and Maria

  25. FM

    FionaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful service food place. Stephen was our server he was a lovly man very friendly the kids loved him. Highly recommend

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stephen and the staff were excellent….

  27. N

    Nataliefxx

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    i have been here a few times now and great food and great service as always x

  28. LD

    LatoyaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous clean n friendly staff really enjoyed the food

  29. SF

    SuzanneF

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very enjoyable pub meal with excellent service. We had an outside table and it still had a nice ambiance and great service.

  30. RS

    RikS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We went to the Black Forge for just a quick lunch. However our waiter, Steven, made it much more than just a lunch. He really took the time to make us feel at home and spoiled us with letting us take pictures with the UFC belt! Would recommend the Black Forge to everyone. It has a pleasant atmosphere and the quality of the food is very good and not expensive! When we're visiting Dublin again we'll have something to eat there again for sure. Special thanks to our waiter!

  31. AP

    ArminP

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A proper pub with outstanding food and nice staff!

  32. PH

    PhilomenaH

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    4 friends having a catch up after Christmas. Pub beautifully decorated and a real warm welcome, with a seasonal feel.

  33. CB

    ChristinaB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Grand place food beautiful and our waitress sharon was amazing

  34. LF

    LouiseF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely family friendly meal, staff were so attentive and food was delicious

  35. LB

    LynnB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food,presentation & service was great,staff are very attentive.

  36. RF

    RossF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great overall experience and friendly staff. Two thumbs up

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wings and 10oz steak on the stone is unbelievable

  38. ST

    StephanieT

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Atmosphere was amazing, the food was top tier and presented unbelievable and the cocktails where so good!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience1

    Mala organización

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff excellent, very polite and nothing an issue. Food was very tasty and very well presented . 10/10 .

FAQs

The Black Forge is rated 4.7 stars by 543 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

Make a booking

2 people

January 2022
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Booked 56 times today
Google Map for The Black Forge

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

  • Area

    Drimnagh

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–20:00

  • 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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