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The Black Forge, Dublin 12, Co. DUBLIN

The Black Forge

4.8
4.8
3600 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.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 78 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Irish, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:30 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 455 7860
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Ed Raethorne
  • Area
    Drimnagh
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Taxi rank next door. Open 24 hours. <br />Bus stop outside door. <br />Bus No.27, No.151, No.123, No.18, No.77A, No.56A
  • Additional
    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 3,600 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Hot spot

  • Dublin

    Great for live music

  • Dublin

    Gastro Pub

  • Dublin

    Most Booked

3,600 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came as someone who was a bit off Conor as of late but tbh this place is incredible. The value is good and the staff are fantastic. I’d 100% recommend a visit if you’re ever in dublin

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Service was terrible - our waitress went on break in the middle of our dinner. We didn’t get some drinks we had ordered and no one informed us she was on break. Plus - we almost walked out without paying because no one brought us a check. When we DID ask for the check and asked where the waitress went, the manager seemed apathetic towards the fact that our service was crap.

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  3. Eric

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff. Great atmosphere. Great night. Food was brilliant.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an Irish breakfast - great value, tasted great and kept us full up all day!! Got the bus from the centre as we wanted to visit. Easy trip, took 20mins and cost 5euro for both of us. Recommend!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Cannot fault food or service, table was ready for us as soon as we entered but because there was a private function being held in the restaurant from 9pm it was like dining in a building site with furniture being moved out of the room and event set up happening the noise was very high and also high volume of people moving around furniture while we were eating and doors open right beside our table

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meal was fabulous, steak on the stone. Service was great, very happy and welcoming staff. Was my cousins 21st and the staff acknowledged that and even allowed us to get pictures with the UFC belt

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were all very pleasant and helpful. The food was beautiful didn't have to wait ages for it to come to our table. Great atmosphere. Connor stop in for a visit which improved the atmosphere even more, he was lovely and stopped for photos with everyone. Great night would definitely go back.

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  8. JoannaC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, excellent quality food, great atmosphere.. highly recommend

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steak was phenomenal. Best pub I visited in dublin

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great place! Bar and restaurant was great, food was amazing! Got to have some pictures with the UFC belt too… overall and wonderful place to eat and drink. Shame Conner wasn’t there to pour me a pint.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night, nice food, great atmosphere.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were amazing, great service, great music and the food was outstanding. We will definitely revisit when next in Dublin. Love the scousers ! X

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff very helpful and frendly service was great first time to taste the forged stout and i loved it was like cream defently go again

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  14. KamilP

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing venue. Great service and food. Packed on Tuesday night. Thank you!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing - first time visit - sons confirmation Food & Staff were excellent You made his day - he got to hold the belt☺️☺️☺️ We will definitely be back Sharon Dunne Dunleer

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic experience in The Black Forge. Food was exceptional staff especially the young lady who served the Lanzarote two along with ourselves was a real credit to the establishment. Cocktails were delicious. Thank you to Conor and his staff who run this incredible place.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a way to celebrate our 24th Wedding anniversary and last night in Ireland. Fantastic food. And bonus pic with Conor McGregor himself. Thanks for the memories.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This experience was so amazing!! We got to meet Conor McGregor who was super nice and social. The manager was very attentive to the guest and the staff was readily available!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing the staff are verry nice and friendly

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Been to the black forge a few times always high standard of cleanliness there and the food always fantastic

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was nice but the minute we walked in the door and was brought to our table we were rushed the one waitress kept walking by and checking my her watch and I wouldn’t mind we were waiting a bit for someone to take a drinks order so I didn’t like the experience at all

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top class food with no delay. Excellent service.immaculately clean and very busy.

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  23. Aisling101

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had lunch with my family on Sunday and the food and drink was top notch ! Highly recommend. Such a variety of cocktails and a lovely atmosphere.

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  24. DanielG

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall very good food and staff. The only thing I would say, is that the website needs updating as cocktails on the online menus were no longer available. The lamb was outstanding!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, Amazing Staff, Great live music as well, 10/10 would recommend to anyone going to Ireland or living in Ireland

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were outstanding at this restaurant. Everyone was incredibly friendly, but Liam truly went above and beyond to make our experience special. We cannot say thank you enough for his exceptional service. To top it all off, we even got to meet Conor, which made our visit unforgettable. Highly recommended!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant and pub, we can’t wait to go back already. Added bonus meeting the Boss, very approachable and was lovely chatting with him! 11 out of 10!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My group came in early for our reservation so we got the experience of seeing both sides of the restaurant, the bar side and the actual restaurant portion. Both sides are set up very nicely with tables and bar stools not being too close together so even though it was a busy night it didn’t feel packed. Bar service was very fast, and food came out quickly as well. Food was amazing, I had a lamb steak and it was the best meal I’ve had while in Dublin. The Champ Champ was in the building so we were lucky enough to get a picture with Conor. The restaurant was extremely lively with him being there and the live music. Couldn’t recommend enough, I’d also recommend getting a reservation.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! We had the steak and chicken, both so tender.

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  30. SineadH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing Service so happy n great banter . Had such a laugh Was not expecting to see Connor so was a great surprise as we are a bunch of fans . Took time to take pics . Will be back soon

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  31. LauraL

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the Black Forge! One of the best restaurants in DUblin! The food was delicious, tasty steak filet with chips and onions, just delicious! Amazing pints and atmosphere! We even got to meet Conor McGregor, he is just a legend, so nice, funny and great! Will definitely go to his restaurant again! Sooo worthy!!!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing , relaxing atmosphere. Staff very friendly . Would have loved more vegetarian options . Unfortunately just missed Conor 🙈 would have made our night .

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My third time to dine here. Treated like royalty as soon as you walk in the door. Every staff member is lovely. Honestly the best place to dine in Dublin. I can’t rate it high enough. The food is unbelievable. Michelin star food and service.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing night at the black forge. Drink was fantastic, ambience lively with great live music and the food was out of this world.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second visit here and it was absolutely brilliant. Food was amazing, the singer who was in was outstanding & the waitress who served us was full of banter and endless laughs! Great time!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and cocktails, service was excellent too. Sharon the waitress recommended the prawn special starter which I got and it was outstanding! She also recommended the Pineapple Express cocktail which was so lovely and nice and strong lol! Thanks Sharon! We’ll definitely be back! Definitely visit here if you can!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and fantastic service throughout. After a lovely meal we sat and enjoyed the live singers which created a great atmosphere. Highly recommend and will be visiting again!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Carlow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely fantastic. Scrumptious. Outstanding service too. From the greeting at the door to our waitress who was so helpful, polite and friendly. Professional atmosphere throughout with efficient and courteous staff was a pleasure. Not something you see very often anymore. Definitely a well run establishment. Black forge stout is a must on your visit. So smooth and creamy 😋 Entrainment was brilliant. Man and woman singing created a super atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our time here. So much so we didn’t want to leave. We’ll be back and hopefully my son Harry will meet the man himself next time. Highly recommend 🇮🇪☘️🥇🏆👏

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot. Food was absolutely amazing, huge portions. Steak and chicken dishes we had will keep us fed for a week, no room for deserts! Forge Stout surprisingly very nice, nice and creamy, maybe better than Guinness?? 😀 Will definitely be back again

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & service with live music A busy venue but an extremely satisfying night out . Staff and the pub itself is excellent Well with the trip

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FAQs

The Black Forge is rated 4.8 stars by 3600 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 78 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 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:30 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Irish, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Taxi rank next door. Open 24 hours. Bus stop outside door. Bus No.27, No.151, No.123, No.18, No.77A, No.56A
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ed Raethorne
  • Additional
    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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