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The Black Forge, Dublin 12, Co. DUBLIN

The Black Forge

4.7
4.7
1473 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 73 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • 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

    Business Casual

What 1,473 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Best Value

  • Dublin

    Gastro Pub

  • Dublin

    Most Booked

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  1. KJ

    KatieJoRossman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time at the Black Forge! Great food, cocktails, and hospitality.
  2. R

    Rocky

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hi ,we called over to Dublin for a break and only called in because my son loves Connor and told me it was his pub/restaurant and to my surprise the establishment is great and the food was also great so all credit to the staff chefs and entertainment as it was a Thursday evening that we called in. Thanks
  3. S

    Sheeran

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, brilliant atmosphere great drinks will definitely be booking again!!
  4. SF

    SharonF

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top class. Exceptional food at a great price. Staff are so professional and lovely. Cocktails are the best in town.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant quality food and pub prices . Would highly recommend
  6. SB

    ShaunB

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting food, excellent service at a decent price.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant restaurant with great service, i booked this for a group of friends and they all loved it. We didn’t know what to expect but we’re all surprised . The staff were welcoming and allowed us to take pictures with cm’s belts , I have never cooked a steak in a hot slab and we were sceptical .. but wow was it a great experience! Definitely would recommend and would go back .
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Our first trip to Ireland.
  9. SP

    SteveP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, amazing service, Forge Stout and Proper 12 was bang on! Thank you for a great evening
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family Holiday from Australia. Very very Impressed with the food, drinks, and service. Great value and high quality!!!
  11. AA

    AidAB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the black forge for first time today and have to say we will definitely be back. Lovely decor really relaxed atmosphere. Food was amazing and such good prices. We had the nicest lady looking after us, big smile was so attentive and obliging and just so good at her job made us feel so welcome, Sharon was her name thank you she was so friendly. So would highly recommend the black forge to anyone.
  12. HD

    HarrisonD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited on Sunday, best Sunday roast we’ve ever had! Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Live singer James O’Reilly was brilliant. Will definitely be coming again.
  13. AC

    AmberC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about the place , will definitely be coming back soon
  14. S

    Stew

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lovely place, black forge stout was impeccable. The only thing that let it down was the service was bit questionable at times but very minor.
  15. N

    Nadine

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the most amazing meal and drinks last night. 5 of us had the best time, staff were amazing especially Stephen our waiter. Would definitely recommend it. We’ve booked our next trip already!
  16. FM

    FrancescaM

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible meal. Cold when served. Sat beside toilets and ignored from staff. Poor service
  17. JL

    JoshL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food and great prices aswel considering what other places charge in Dublin for worse food and worse customer service.
  18. SM

    SusanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The venue is stunning, the staff are all so friendly and genuine, they couldn’t do enough for you. The atmosphere was brilliant and the food was superb. We were so pleased with the price considering the high quality. I absolutely recommend The Black Forge and can’t wait to go back.
  19. D

    Dangs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Visit to The Black Forge was Brilliant from start to finish kids got pictures with Connor’s belt our waitress Leona couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful the food was fantastic and great value will definitely be visiting when in Dublin again
  20. LC

    LauraC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic from start to finish, food was AMAZING, brilliant atmosphere, Leona was our waitress such a lovely lovely little lady, nothing was a bother for her! We were there with our kids and she was just so so great! Thanks Leona x
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Was left waiting for nearly an hour
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Awesome, above any expectations.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very lovey and were always asking if everything was fine. Food was quite good and drinks had a very decent price.
  24. J

    John

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Boss food, boss atmosphere
  25. GC

    GaryC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been here quite a few times, always excellent service. Steaphen who served us was top notch, pleasant and engagin. I ordered the steak but don't like the stone - the smoke drives me mad and he got the chef to just serve mine med rare. It was delish.
  26. G

    Greg

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was immense, service was great and it’s a great looking pub. Cracking touch with passing a UFC belt around for photo’s. Steak on the Stone was awesome and, to be fair, great value and in line/cheaper than a lot of UK steakhouses that offer not as good a product. Only drawback is the understanding…or lack thereof, of allergies. We were with friends who are Coeliac (intolerance to Gluten) and the Wings were marked as not containing Gluten - however, they’re cooked in the same fryer as the Onion rings which contain gluten. That will make someone with coeliac considerably ill. Also, the Knickerbocker was marked as not containing gluten, but came with little chocolate biscuit balls which do. Again, not a good time for someone with with coeliac. But other than that (which isn’t an individual criticism of the Black Forge but a lot of eateries) a great night was had.
  27. j

    johnm

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was amazing had a really good time and would highley recommend
  28. JR

    JordanR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Amazing food. Brilliant value for the quality level and portion size of meal. 100% will be returning next time we are in Dublin
  29. AO

    AimeeO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and staff were so friendly. Fab place, will defo return
  30. RW

    RoryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place ,lovely food drove from Longford well wort it .lovely staff.Sharon was brilliant,really nice and pleasant.loves her job .will definitely visit again for food and drinks this time 🍺😊Rory and Serena
  31. ID

    IainD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Plenty of food for your money, very clean and comfortable and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
  32. DF

    DoloresF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The staff were very friendly and looked after us very well
  33. PM

    PamelaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good atmosphere, nice layout and decor, great photo opportunity, staff very nice , food great cocktails great all in all a great evening out
  34. SG

    SeamusG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn't have hoped for a better experience. The food was excellent and the staff were absolutely fantastic and a special thanks to Sharon who looked after us so well and was so kind and welcoming to us..definitely will be back soon.
  35. S

    Steve

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    Staff bad very rushed, food was the only thing that was special the rest very below average
  36. DM

    DinnyM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food, stout and atmosphere. Got a cool picture with the UFC belt!
  37. c

    cozyneighborhood

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is incredible, from the atmosphere to the quality of the food, to the best part… The people. Our experience was incredible! I strongly suggest going here (if you can get in) if you are ever in Dublin!
  38. FM

    FinbarM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great service, would definitely recommend
  39. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 4th time visiting over the last Couple of months, service was excellent, friendly staff, food was top quality, I’m a butcher myself and the fillet steak was excellent, well worth the 1 hour and 10 min drive, a PROPER Place to eat
  40. DR

    DraigsReviews

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food great atmosphere and what a man big Liam is

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

FAQs

The Black Forge is rated 4.7 stars by 1473 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 73 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

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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