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The Black Forge

4.6
4.6
563 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 104 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 563 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

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    Gastro Pub

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  1. MB

    MichelleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a server Stephen was his name he went above and beyond and was such a pleasure to have looking after us . The food was amazing drinks were gorgeous. Server was always nearby if we needed anything. Will definitely be back again. Thanks to All especially Stephen well done...

  2. AW

    AndrewW

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and great service and excellent quality

  3. l

    lisetteu

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were very impressed. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. A special shout out to the Manager, who couldn't have been nicer. We will definitely be back.

  4. SC

    ShaunaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Eating dinner off small pub stools and paying high prices is not value for its money although no bad word word can be said about the good food though. Overall Bad seats took it away from being perfect.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff, genuine hospitality! ❤️Top notch food and cocktails . The black forge stands out with Proper Twelve ❤️

  6. A

    Alanb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service lovely place too, going back again next week.

  7. JC

    JenniferC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Not allowed in with tracksuit bottoms but there was a table in front in full tracksuits, we were told the kitchen was overwhelmed and we would have to wait for deserts then told to leave before having our desert as our 2 hours where up. Food and drinks bills all mixed up. Not told surf and turf was not on the menu for Sunday but allowed to order it and received something else!

  8. MS

    MoiraS

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    On arrival we were seated outside the pub in the back lane, it was absolutely freezing. We asked to be moved indoors where there was lots of empty tables but we were told it was not possible. Girl at front of house was rude and unhelpful so we left the Black Forge very disappointed and without any food or drink.

  9. DC

    DeclanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thus is a fantastic place travelled up to Dublin from mayo and this was one of the main places I'd plan to go and a great decision it was food was top class staff absolutely fantastic and the venue stunning and the black forge stout is a gorgeous drink will definitely be back again in the future

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Tomahawk steak served on a stone, stone goes cold after 10/15 mins, staff to busy to replace stone, when staff finally came over the food had gone freezing so I asked for dessert menu, was then cold kitchen was closed, despite the fact I could see the chef preparing desserts. Waste of €200 won’t be back again.

  11. D

    Delboy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Saturday 22nd Myself & my Daughter had an amazing time at the Blackforge Inn we loved our Meal / Food was well & truly presented in a spectacular way and tasted just as good as it looked!.. the staff were class & very friendly! overall we were overwhelmed with how good the place was!... We will most definitely be back at some point so we look forward to that! Keep up the fantastic work!..

  12. TF

    TraceyF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Would have loved a table indoors but there was none available when we booked which was 2 weeks ago. Left waiting a few times for drinks but otherwise would recommend and we will definitely go back...for the night and not just the hour and half, even though restrictions had lifted the evening before. Food top notch

  13. JB

    JamieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were greeted at the front door by head of security, from the moment we walked in through the door we were looked after to highest standards by Sharon, their was 2 adults and one child, Sharon made sure tadhg had the best afternoon, as for the rest of the staff they were atrocious, one younger member of staff cleared our starters and never put it in the system to notify the kitchen we required our mains, only for Sharon once again to the rescue we would be still sat with out our mains, then our mains came and we had no time to order drinks from another young member of staff as she through the food on the table and ran, to our delight Sharon once again came to the table to see if we were OK and resolved the issue, overall great experience for the second time being their thanks to Sharon,

  14. VC

    VickyC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a beautifully decorated pub! We had the most loveliest Steaphen who was our waiter - recommended us great food and cocktails. We ended up staying for 5+ hours as the vibes were so great. If there had been space for dinner we would have stayed there all night too! Hugely recommended and would come back when we are in Dublin next

  15. B

    Babs

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fabulous I loved everything about it Will definitely be back

  16. n

    natalie

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, spotless clean, honestly one on the best pubs in Dublin!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience, Black Forge stout was amazing! Food was perfect and an amazing place to visit

  18. TT

    TanTan

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The venue is nice. Food was great, we really enjoyed it. Drinks are really nice as well as the dessert. It took a little while for them to serve since kitchen closes at 6.15 and restaurant has to close at 8 so it's really understandable due to Covid. Overall everything is great also the staffs are really great

  19. GO

    GergoO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  20. HB

    HellsBells

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2022

    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

  21. SM

    SaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing. Staff were lovely and extremely friendly.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Legendary night. And amazing food

  24. JE

    JESSICAG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  25. C

    Cloud

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2022

    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

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2022

    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.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Staff, food, value amazing

  28. JG

    JamesG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    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.

  29. H

    Hencat

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    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.

  30. R

    Roisin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    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.

  31. N

    Nadege18

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    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 ;-)

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely supered service, food & drinks. The staff were brilliant, the forged stout is A1! Pricing is on point, half the price of your regular trendy spot but 100 times better.

  33. KH

    KatieH

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    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!!

  34. AK

    AndrisK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service.

  35. L

    Leesa

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent customer service, delicious food and a nice atmosphere 👌

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  37. DG

    DomG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    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

  38. LG

    LindaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    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😊

  39. E

    Emma

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    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

  40. N

    Nidge

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

The Black Forge is rated 4.6 stars by 563 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.

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Booked 104 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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