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The Black Forge, Dublin 12, Co. DUBLIN

The Black Forge

4.8
4.8
3408 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 104 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 3,408 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

3,408 Reviews
  1. Colette

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tasting food with really quick and friendly service.

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  2. MartinaP

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing atmosphere very good and to top it off my son met Conor McGreggor a night to remember. He was so friendly and humble lovely guy

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  3. Terri

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was phenomenal. Nice atmosphere. Great live music.

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  4. Gareth

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Doormen rude and mildly aggressive and arrogant not a great first impression. Waitress rude and we were told we didn’t have time for desert as our table was up and only 15mins left, we ordered as soon as we could and eat food as it came. Food was really good though!

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  5. Sophie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unreal service, food and atmosphere! Definitely recommend☺️

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  6. 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
    Food was fab and staff were all really nice. Kids were hoping to see Conor there hopefully nxt time 🤞

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, always is. Staff unfortunately were keen to rush us as they wanted the table back after 1 hour and 20 mins. Difficult to eat Sunday dinner with two kids in that time frame. There was no time for dessert as table was needed for next customers.

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  8. GabbyR

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting Dublin, boyfriend is a huge McGregor fan so we decided to come here for dinner and see what the craic was! Ended up being an absolutely fantastic night, we met McGregor and the food was also fantastic! Highly recommend the steak for main and the cheesecake for dessert!

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  9. Robyn

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it! Cocktails are perfection, food even better and we saw McGregor!!

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  10. amyw2019

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing experience, chuffed with the day, the food was fab, staff was absolutely sound, very nice friendly, and amazing, couldn’t fault it, setting is gorgeous, place smells lovely, I’ll definitely be returning. We were lucky enough to be there when Conor was and he was absolutely lovely & friendly, he made my sons day. Thank you again.

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  11. joshr

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great day food was outstanding definitely going back

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  12. DelK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Stout was much better than expected! Very attentive staff

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was 10/10,we will definitely be back and highly recommend.

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  14. ChloeD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Staff was amazing. Service was fab. The black forge was incredible will definitely be back again.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great place. Food was excellent. Staff were amazing. Great looking bar with great drinks on offer. Loved it.

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  16. lizm

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in for breakfast. Amazing. Didn't need another bite all day and the staff are fab. So friendly

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  17. Kiers

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The black forge inn was a welcoming, bubbly environment with great live entertainment. The staff were friendly, helpful and accommodating. The food was outstanding!

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  18. WilliamB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was perfect from start to finish..staff where great and the food was proper 12..Will definitely be going back highly recommend going for anyone who hasn't been yet..

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  19. OrlaK

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an overall lovely experience! Food was quick & fab

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  20. Lorraine

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely time at the black forge food was enjoyable & the staff wer absolutely amazing I will definitely be visiting again ☺️

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  21. AngieB

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely 5 star each time we visit. I highly recommend the whole experience at The Black Forge. From the moment you arrive the incredible Natasha and Sharon and team will look after you. The food is 100% the best I’ve ever tasted and I highly recommend the fillet steak on the stone. Beautiful staff, exceptional chefs and just a place we always love returning to. Well done All Angie and twins ‘Hassan & Hussein’ ♥️

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  22. ElaineC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, lovely environment great food lovely staff

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  23. AudreyJ

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night! Food really good, staff friendly. Great vibe. Can’t wait to go again! Thanks to all involved

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  24. SeanA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    What a great night. Food is superb and the ambience is there to match. Staff just need to cheer up and smile more.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best steak I’ve ever had, starter and dessert unreal

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  26. dougk

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food we had out in Dublin during our 5 day trip, amazing food and a great experience/ atmosphere was amazing, can’t wait to come back to Dublin to go eat here well worth it

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  27. MicheleD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to the Black Forge on 19th Feb but won't be the last. The food was outstanding and the staff were professional and friendly. The decor was understated and modern and the general environment was spotless. It was excellent value for money and all plates went back empty. Will recommend and will definitely be back

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  28. NeilC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent lovely food and a great pint of Guinness

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  29. LibbyG

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a lovely night and experience, food was great, however, I was a bit disappointed that when booking the website asked if it was for a special occasion so I stated it was a birthday and nothing about that was acknowledged when we was there.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place.venue and food amazing.great service.worth to go again

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  31. vickyG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We couldn't have asked for a more welcoming and friendly experience! The staff were all amazing! We arrived with our toddler was given the opportunity to sit in the snug while we waited for our table to be ready as we arrived early. Then to be seated at the family table was the most memorable part of visit our visit to Dublin! The food was delicious and the prices were 100% value for money! Highly recommend to everyone. I hope to come again and maybe get the chance to meet Conor!

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  32. Rachael

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly gorgeous for food and the presentation was amazing, the staff are so lovely just an all round amazing place to be!! Place and the decor is gorgeous too🫶

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  33. Simond

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal I’ve had in a long time. The service was great too. I can’t recommend this place enough.

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  34. MichaelD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my girlfriend loved the place the food and the staff were superb to be honest it was our favourite experience out of everything we done while in Dublin. Big thanks to Natasha who made it a great experience and will definitely be back.

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  35. Sarah

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Don't go to black forge if you want to have a good night. Find nice that's only good thing but not worth the price

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From we walked in until we left everything was perfect. Service, food, then sat for a few pints with pat the legend at the bar. Will be back again. Worth the travel from derry

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  37. KimG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. On arrival we had a drink in the bar whilst our table was prepared. Service was fantastic and very attentive but with intruding on time together. If we visit Dublin again we will definitely return. The high seats also look really comfortable (I didn't understand on booking what these would look like).

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  38. RonH

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Great to be able to have a decent meal in a pub and a few pints without having to break the bank. Hard to find these days.

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  39. LozHughes01

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My go to every time I come Dublin, no place like it! The best food and drinks menu with the top tier forged Irish stout. Brilliant atmosphere and the most welcoming staff.

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  40. YasminO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    It took 10 mins to be served in the bar. Then when seated for food a waitress spilled a coke all over my lap and onto the floor. Waitress apologised, wiped up the drink off the table but not the floor which was quite sticky and never offered me any tissue or towel to dry my trousers with nor did they remove the coke off the bill…

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  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

The Black Forge is rated 4.8 stars by 3408 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

19:00


Booked 104 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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