The Forge Blackrock Steakhouse
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Fish & Chips
Tuna Fillet Steak
My favourite place for a great steak!
Never disappoints always amazing food and quality service
Food was wonderful. Atmosphere was great. Service was very good.
great experience, just needed to adjust with the plate so i wont get oiled from head to toe from the steak , music a bit to loud at some point when it get crowded and the steaks comes sizzling but yeah overall awesome will book again . thank you.
Service was poor, ordered 4 meals, 3 with sides and only one received side, after asking a waitress about this, we were told 2 minutes after 5 minutes and nearly finishing our meals, I told them not to bother with the sides as we still hadn't received them!
Real shame as steaks were lovely!
Lovely food and lovely staff! Just slightly chilly sat downstairs (it was an exceptionally cold day tbf) but the hot stone definitely warmed us up!! definitely be back x
Read the instruction card on the table for how the hot stone works if it's your first time.........because the staff won't tell you. The only highlight of our visit were the ladies who took our orders - charming and diligent.
Loverly food loverly service, only thing that let it down was how cold the place was, it was colder in side than outside.
Fabulous steak..great experience. Can't wait to go again.
Service was poor
Initial order for drinks was fast, however we sat with finished starters for 15 mins. Who I assume was the line manger, had to radio in for someone to clear our table.
There was no check back on the mains until we had to call the server over for an additional drinks order after having sat with no drinks for 20 mins - we intended to have multiple rounds of drinks. But due to service, we had just 2.
Mains were sat finished in front of us for 25 mins
Had to ask for the bill after waiting for so long. The server still didn’t clear the table.
In the end had to go up to the bar to pay, (leaving our uncleared table behind) where our server was stood chatting away to their colleague
We were still not served until I caught the eye of a barmaid after 5 mins.
Asking customers at the bar, in front of their server whether everything was ok is not an opportunity to mention anything
For the money you pay to eat here, you should be treating your guests well. Over £130 for 2 people is a lot of money for poor service. Especially when it isn’t particularly busy
The servers need to learn to multitask/prioritise, instead of aimlessly swanning around and ‘apologising’ to each table for their wait. It’s not an apology if you’re saying it to every single table after having stood at the bar doing nothing.
We have been to this restaurant for years, but the past 3 times we’ve been, the service has been pathetic
We, and other friends and family who have had similar experiences, will not be returning here again and I wouldn’t suggest anyone else doing so either.
You can get much better value for money at other establishments.
We had a fantastic evening here, credit to Emma our lovely waitress. She went above and beyond for me and my partner and because of her and the amazing food we will definitely be back again! ❤️
Service was dreadful our order got lost, had to ask several times for condiments, ambience was ruined when the table across from us started listening to football on their phones (very) loudly. The speaker which played the music kept crackling, it obviously has a loose connection which had a dreadful sound to it. Toilets were disgusting.
The food was amazing!
Amazing steaks, could not fault the meal or service, highly recommended we will be returning
Fabulous staff, fabulous food.
Will be returning, lovely experience.
A very disappointing visit on 29/22/21. Not sure how this place has managed to get the rating of top 10 best restaurants in Derby on TripAdvisor??? I came with my husband to celebrate our anniversary, both ordered stakes. My husband went for the most expensive one Chateu... something wich costs £50 and the quality of the meat was very poor. He hardly managed to eat a half of the steak, it was very chewy like he was eating a piece of a rubber so he left it unfinished 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️ I had the 16oz ribeye steak which was not as bad but still not worth the price at all. Chipps were disappointing either, got cold very quickly and not tasty at all (Zanfish chips tastes a lot better) The salad leaves served on side didn't look fresh 😕 Ended up paying a bill of £93 for 2 mains and 2 drinks and left very disappointed and upset afterwards, our evening was ruined....
On entering the place, it looked inviting and was greeted with a friendly smiling face. Emma our waitress was outstanding, she cares for our every want with a smile, nothing was too much trouble and service and food were of a very high standard will definitely be returning!!
After been previously, this was a return visit. The quality of food is excellent however since September the price had increased for the fillet steak from £27 to £35!!! A huge increase. Therefore by the time I had a sauce , a beer and glass of wine, my meal came to nearly £50, that was just mine!
An increase of £8 is huge and I’ve just booked for 10 people for a birthday, now I may have to reconsider that booking.
Top quality food and service ❤️
Service from waiting staff was good but the length of time it took for the main to be served wasn't good. Sat down at 7:30, had a starter but main didn't come out til 9:15. Its not the first time it has happened.
Wouldn’t have a starter again (sticky king prawns) but mains was great! Order the onion rings you won’t be disappointed
Lovely experience, great food, great environment. Will definitely go again
Fab venue to hold a celebration meal. Very relaxed atmosphere no rush. Food was spot on to order. Good value for money. Staff were attentive and very accommodating. We had a great evening. Thank you x
Great food, excellent service, no complaints, empty plates 😉
Great food, great place and had a lovely time. A little pricey
Definitely recommend to anyone who lives a proper steak 👍🏻
Really disappointed overall. Excessively long wait between starter and main. Room was really smokey. It was too loud as well. I was really hoping for a special intimate special date night with my wife . I felt like it was ruined . Not worth nearly the £130 we I paid.
Excellent meal and speedy service provided by the staff
The staff were great, the food was nice even though the sauces were not to my taste.
The lack of ventilation had me coughing and I stunk to high heaven when I got home.
Seriously, you need some ventilation.
People with asthma will be leaving in an ambulance and I'm surprised your staff aren't dead from smoke inhalation.
Unfortunately I won't be visiting again for this reason.
Despite some issues with speed of service and items being unavailable from the menu after ordering I would still be happy to provide a 5 star review. As a group we are very laid back so the the additional waiting was not really an issue and our waitress (she will know who she is!) did a fantastic job of keeping us informed and humouring the clowns in our party!
The food was delicious and cant be faulted other than the fact the venison tasted strangely of duck and the custard was more like strawberry ice cream! This aside we all left satisfied and with clean plates.
The atmosphere was nice, and we hope that we were not too rowdy for others dining or indeed the staff.
I would certainly recommend the experience to others and suggest that they visit to enjoy good company without being in a hurry.
We all had a fantastic time and would like to thank our waitress once again!
It was a great visits as always clean and welcoming food really good, but prices have gone up a lot since my last visit
Food was incredible would defo recommend. Staff was lovely nothing was too much trouble
Lovely food, staff are very friendly and helpful.our table was upstairs which was ok but the room was very cold.
Food was awful if I’m honest. We’ve been before and it was outstanding. Went for a birthday meal and ordered 6 steak meals and they were all horrible. The steak cuts themselves were fatty and paying £34 a head plus sides would have expected a better evening. The chips were cold and had a funny taste to them , like they weren’t cooked properly and had been cooked in dirty oil. Not only were the chips funny , we ordered strongbox dark fruits and that had an awful taste to it and had to be sent back twice and even bar staff agreed after tasting. After spending £220 I would have expected so much better. Waiting for our drinks order took longer than it should have. The bar was empty so what the staff were doing is beyond me. The restaurant wasn’t even that busy. It was over all an horrendous evening with a lot of money spent. We will NOT be attending again. I will be making sure that other friends and family do not bother as it’s been a waste of time and money.
This was our first visit to the forge and it was fantastic. I’d go as far to say it’s the best steak we’ve tasted. The service was also top draw especially the young waiter Jack, who was very friendly and always smiling.
Highly recommend this place and we will most definitely be back.
Good food, good atmosphere - additional sauces dissapointing but not really needed as steak so tasty
Food was amazing as usual.
Bar staff were lovely waiting time was fine.
Waitress staff were quite rude.
We were very excited to have this dining experience, the booking process was excellent and the welcome by the staff couldn't of been better, however upon being seated we were serenaded by a group of around 12 people with party/rugby songs! In a small cozy room this proved a little OTT. Hey they were having a good time so no real problem. The real disappointment was the food, albeit it was good quality, the cooking method is a gimmick, part of cooking a steak is how you cook it, basting it in butter, maybe a garlic clove and a few herbs in the pan but what you get with this experience is a a dry piece of meat and uncooked mushroom. Paying top price for a meal you cook yourself without full access to facilities to produce a juicy succulent end product. I feel the whole concept is a gimmick and will not be re-visiting any time soon. One final note the staff were absolutely fantastic and a credit to the establishment, friendly, helpful and polite.
Steaks were delicious. Heating stones very effective and allows steak to be individuallt cooked. Restaurant was quite busy but excellent table service. Highly recommend.
This was a delayed birthday treat for a friend. A new dining experience for all the party. Really enjoyed it but found that by the time we had finished cooking the steak to how we liked it the sides had gone a little cold.
Overall a good experience but not sure if we would do it again.
Large portions so we couldn't finish both the starter and the main but we had a good go. The fillet steak was really good.
Absolutely disgusting service, I had booked a table for 1pm for 5 people, we ordered drinks and one of us had a starter, 1 hour and 40 mins later we still hadn’t had our food yet other people who came in after us had theirs! One of the staff said it was because we had a starter and another said it was because one of us had ordered pie, I spoke to the manager who was no help at all, he said well you can either carry on waiting or leave! We paid £49 for the drinks we’d had and left, my daughters graduation meal was ruined I am absolutely livid!
The Forge Blackrock Steakhouse is rated 4 stars by 528 OpenTable diners.
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