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The Black Forge, Dublin 12, Co. DUBLIN
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The Black Forge

4.7
4.7
1867 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

19:00


Booked 123 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

  • 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 1,867 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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    Gastro Pub

  • Dublin

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Went for a birthday dinner for my boyfriend, I made a booking for 7pm and was contacted by staff on the day to arrive early before 7pm as the kitchen closes at 7pm and if I’m not there before 7 o’clock I won’t be able to order food. I arrived at 6:40pm the table was not ready and I was seated at 7pm. I felt rushed and pressured the whole time I was there and overall it was unwelcoming feeling, we were approached by staff twice only 10 minutes after we received our meal to ask are we finished with the food despite the fact we both visibly had a lot of food left on our plate. We were placed at the door and it was a cold wind coming through everytime the door opened. I then further observed many other people arriving way after 7pm to sit down and have a meal. I was then given the bill (without asking for it) by a member of staff straight after I finished food and was told the kitchen was closing at 8?? Even though I was told on the phone it was 7pm. Overall I was not happy with the food experience and it was a very unwelcoming environment. Making up times of when the kitchen is closing is very unprofessional also, my booking should not have been processed if the kitchen “closed” at the time I booked it for.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place lovely staff
  3. JB

    JordanB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jo - she was a fantastic host and very attentive! Thanks for the belt pics and Mr McGregor for the handshake!
  4. K

    Katie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3pm lunch reservation. Service & food exceptional.
  5. VB

    VictoriaB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food excellent customer service staff are so friendly and helpful
  6. LC

    LisaCee

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible. Thank you for your hospitality. The staff, service and the venue we give 10 out of 10.
  7. ST

    SasaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, the food also. Ambient typical Irish pub with a touch of luxury. Will definitely visit again
  8. MD

    MichelleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service can’t fault this place
  9. KM

    KeironM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was second to none. Will definitely recommend 👍🏽
  10. J

    Jellybeansandtotstully

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. Staff super friendly and attentive. A night to remember . We will definitely be back x
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Birthday nite out with my husband. Cocktails gorgeous food fab 😋
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall a terrific experience. Food and drink well priced and location excellent.
  13. DG

    DamienG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely spot and food was really good and the knickerbocker glory was class. Service was really good. Overall great experience and will return without a doubt
  14. MC

    MCAA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, nice music, good food, quality service, friendly staff. All you need for a night out with friends and family.
  15. GS

    GinteS

    Dundalk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always great! Food is absolutely amazing, staff is lovely, great atmosphere all together. 10/10!
  16. AK

    AgnesK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food presented so well! Great atmosphere and great staff. Food was really nice and served quickly. Highly recommended place and we definitely be back!!
  17. DF

    DavidF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant place to eat. Food was amazing. Friendly staff. Good atmosphere. No Connor this time though haha
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and staff, food and drinks were spot on and a great atmosphere all round
  19. RM

    RobertM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything perfect, from service to food to drinks. No complaints at all.
  20. JH

    JoelH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Poor as Poor as Poor as Poor as Poor as Poor as fudge
  21. PD

    PearseD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant place will definitely go again top staff and great food
  22. AM

    AlexanderM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a place! Food is top draw but so resonably priced! Staff are amazing, particular shout to Liam and Sharon who are absolutely brilliant. Travelled from Newcastle to visit this place twice now and will be back again soon, its that good. Thanks for having us!!
  23. CO

    CarolineO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely decorated pub, staff very friendly and attentive. Food was lovely I had sea bass, portion was very generous, steak sambo beautiful, steak on the stone amazing, fish and chips were lovely just portion of chips in the small side. Only complaint really where we were sitting (near toilets) was cold and ladies bathroom freezing had to keep my coat on
  24. DG

    DeanG

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely sensational, guy on the door was a living legend. Very welcoming and great banter as to be expected. Came from England for a weekend away was our highlight of the weekend.
  25. CF

    ChristinaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service staff were brilliant anything we needed was got very quickly and they made a big fuss over us gathering us for photos with the belt the boys loved it was a great night for my sons 18th birthday meal and to top it off there was a guy playing with a guitar which just set the tone of the night we were looking for
  26. S

    Stacie

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Black Forge Inn exceeded our expectations, it was very clean, staff were friendly, the food was flawless, cocktails even better. Special shout out to our waitress Sharon for making us feel right at home. Would definitely visit again given the opportunity!
  27. JH

    JenniferH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff and food would definitely be returning 😋
  28. HB

    HelenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved our visit. We both had the fillet steak & it did not disappoint. Staff were super friendly. Also got to have photograph with Conor’s belt. Definitely would recommend!
  29. AP

    AndraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious, very friendly staff and the place looks stunning! I love it!
  30. MH

    MartinH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely Stunning place with friendly staff. Won’t make a mistake to go there and enjoy some good meal or just the atmosphere
  31. DL

    DeanL

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Portion sizes were reasonably good slightly on the expensive side of things for the steak but overall still very nice. The staff were very polite and friendly and checked to see was everything OK.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were excellent
  33. D

    David

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this place, the wings are perfect and the energy in the restaurant is amazing. The staff are super friendly, it's not over priced at all, I can't recommend The Black Forge enough
  34. JB

    JacekB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience to be there and saw the ufc belt
  35. LB

    LewisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a place! Food was unbelievable as the music with it made the experience place a very warming experience
  36. HW

    HollyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant experience, the staff were lovely and we got to meet mcgregor who was so kind and chatty, I’ll be revisiting next time we are in Dublin for sure
  37. MM

    MelissaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fillet Steak on the stone was by far the nicest steak I have ever had
  38. C

    Ciara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food was beautiful. Highly recommend the steak on the stone.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    INCREDIBLE! From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, everything was perfect! The food, the service and the atmosphere was outstanding and as it was my husband’s birthday they went out of their way to make him feel special. He had the best day and we both can’t wait to go back again.
  40. N

    N8319

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Really disappointed with my recent visit to The Forge, I would go fairly regularly and everything is usually 10/10 this recent trip was so bad from start to finish, one of the party is a vegetarian and would always order a double portion of the kids pasta, without any issues this time when she ordered the waitress was argumentative, and said it was "his rule" and refused to ask the kitchen if it was possible, I explained that there isn't another veggie option on the menu beside a curry, which isn't to my friends tastes & that the chef never usually has an issue with her having a portion of pasta at an additional fee, finally she reluctantly agrees to ask, which of course the kitchen had no issues with but she barked at us that it would be €16.50 like any other adult pasta, when the food arrived the pasta order was wrong and needed to be changed, but the highlight of the meal was my own food, I had taken a few bites when I seen a hair mixed in with the mashed potatoes, I caught the attention of the same waitress who said do you still have it? Keep it on the fork and just put it on your plate, she took the plate away, and came back and ask if I still wanted it? I was shocked that she didn't once think to even say sorry! They had a 2nd plate sent out "hair free" but cold, I took a few bites but was so put off I couldn't eat it at all, the whole experience was made so much worse by the poor attitude of the waitress. I've never had such an experience here before and I'm truly disappointed.

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The Black Forge is rated 4.7 stars by 1867 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 123 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

  • 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

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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