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The Black Forge, Dublin 12, Co. DUBLIN

The Black Forge

4.7
4.7
921 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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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

  • Neighborhood

    Drimnagh

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 921 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

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  • Dublin

    Gastro Pub

  • Dublin

    Most Booked

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  1. JA

    JaneA

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic experience, staff were so helpful and friendly which always makes a difference when eating out. The food was first class and presentation 2nd to none. The price of menu was very reasonable. Highly recommend 5*

  2. NC

    NeasaC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely first class service from start to finish, staff were so helpful and friendly and really added to our experience, food was first class

  3. JH

    JohnH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Had the carvery dinner out standing food pints were very good

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great atmosphere, food good quality and decent value for money, staff were all excellent. Very good cocktails

  5. HF

    HayleyF

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service4ambience1

    On arrival told it was a 2 hour time slot , asked to leave before 2 hours with full drinks for next booking . Communication in the same area kids running flinging a ball while eating dinner , told after we could sit on bar stool at the side to finish drinks .

  6. C

    Catherinel

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have to say the steak on the stone was absolutely delicious. I loved the fact you could cook it to suit your own palette. 10 out of 10 I will definitely be back

  7. T

    Todumptious

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Lovely food, lovely staff, good value for money. A few wannabe flash muppets about the place but overall, really nice!

  8. R

    Rayd

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    The service was a little slow. We were left waiting for drinks and had to ask could we get someone to take our food order.

  9. FT

    FranT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food, friendly staff, plus you get to take a picture with UFC belt

  10. LL

    LizL

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing night last night in Mc Gregor’s! Friendly staff, friendly security, excellent food , amazing cocktails and we even got to try on the main man’s belt ! Thank you all for making our night so very special! Couldn’t recommend this pub highly enough ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  11. MM

    MarieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were in the Black Forge on Mon 9th May , Food and drinks were fab but the best thing about the place is the staff. Liam the Manager was such a gentleman and did his utmost to make my nephews 16th birthday celebration extra special as did the lovely lady who brought us out our food and all of the staff we encounterd were just so nice.... They all went above and beyond for us and Liam even brought us out the UFC Belt for photos. We had a lovely night and had great craic and banter with Liam and crew. Will definitely be back, Thanks Liam and staff for a great night.

  12. SH

    SHAUNAF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I ad such a lovely time in the black forge for my daughters communion . The staff was very friendly and helpful . They made our day lovely . Thanks

  13. DG

    DanielG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    They refused me entering the premises With my family because I had tracksuit bottoms on . It was a lovely day out and I have a bad cut on my leg and couldn’t wear jeans it’s was so embarrassing for me as my 8 year old ask me what was wrong

  14. VH

    VictoriaH

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Unfortunately the service was very slow & the food was cold. Not what we expected.

  15. BV

    BrendonV

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Experience!! Will definitely go back. Highly recommended

  16. CP

    ConorP

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best roast dinner on the planet! Food and drinks are unreal!

  17. CP

    ConorP

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The black forge inn is unf**king believable. Best pub I have ever been too

  18. SH

    SiobhanH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had such a lovely meal at the Black Forge. Thank you so much to all of the staff for making our experience so enjoyable. Sharon was a lovely host and really made us want to come back! She really welcomed us and made us feel so comfortable. We travel to Dublin from Cork quite often for concerts and events and always find it difficult to find somewhere reasonable that serves great food and we are so happy to have found the Black Forge. The Steak Sambo and the Fish and chips were divine!!! The interior design is stunning throughout the bar and the music is at the perfect level! We will be back for sure :)

  19. IM

    ImmnuelM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food lovely staff and a nice spot to sit in I'll be back again soon

  20. A

    Alvaro

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience and fantastic food. Chicken wings are amazing!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very nice. Staff were very helpful and efficient. The cocktails were delicious!

  22. K

    Kristina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked a table for lunch, the place is really cosy and seats are very comfortable. Food and drinks were amazing and a really fair price. Great service from waiters. Can't fault anything, it was an excellent experience.

  23. DO

    DarrenO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappoints,food is unreal along with the household name it Represents

  24. CM

    CraigM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend. Food is amazing and portions are huge. Atmosphere was fun.

  25. VD

    VickiD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great atmosphere, food was excellent. Staff were very friendly and professional. Prices are great. Will definitely be back!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fantastic, great service and lovely pub! Made my sons day holding the belt!

  27. HC

    HollyC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend! Yummy food, fab setting, great atmosphere & amazing service from the lovely waitress Sharon & all the staff. Will be back!

  28. G

    Georgina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, our waitress Sharon was great, so friendly! Would highly recommend 👌 and definitely going back!

  29. ST

    SarahThomas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I would really like to thank the Black Forge Inn and all the staff there for making my husband and I's 10 year wedding anniversary so memorable. The venue itself is very welcoming as was the lovely lady at front of house -they even remembered that we had travelled up from Swansea specifically to visit the bar for our wedding anniversary (I booked it as a surprised for my husband) We were shown to our seats which had a view to the kitchen where we could see the food being made and how clean it was! (Which is great as I suffer from Ocd when it comes to my food as I have a severe allergy to mushrooms) Our server was fabulous, regretfully I didn't get her name which I apologise for as she was fab and made wonderful conversation with us (even if she did mistake us for English lol) and we did have to wait a while for our drinks after a mix up /being brought a beer and charged for it when I ordered alcohol free as I'm training 🍺 but that was the only very slight negative if you can even call it a negative -it didn't cloud our visit though. When the starters were brought out (incredibly quickly) I was incredibly surprised by the portion size!! The Irish sure do like to feed you - and it was delicious. The starters of the goats cheese balls and the crab croquettes were very generous and beyond tasty. My husband had the steak (sizzling) and rare -the stone is hot so that you can continue to cook it to your liking but we always eat steak rare so it came out perfect. My buttermilk burger was AMAZING! I was so stuffed by the starter that I really struggled through the main course. I was determined to eat it- but my goodness it was massive-proper comfort food,like you had just gone home to your mams who just keeps feeding you. The host is an absolute diamond, such a sweetheart and made an effort.to talk to everyone in the whole venue including us- and we even had a picture with connors belt that made my husbands day

  30. SS

    StephanieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fab. Good value and service was excellent thanks to our waitress Sharon can't wait to return..

  31. MD

    MelD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Our server Sharon was lovely - went above and beyond - lovely food aswel

  32. T

    Tony

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent and food outstanding. Staff brilliant. Will definitely be back next holiday to dublin.

  33. EC

    EstherC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    The service staff was really nice. Unfortunately we were not able to order dessert, because it was 10:06 pm. The waitress told us it was too lte, bit since we had the table at nine and no one told us that the kitchen would close at 10 also for dessert we were a little disappoibted by that fact. The rest was great, food was good and the drinks too. Noise level is really high.

  34. LC

    LeonieC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have been dying to try this place for a while now and it did not disappoint. From the moment we walked into the place we were greeted straight away. Plenty of staff about. Always asking if we needed anything. The food was fabulous and great value. We are planning to return for a birthday celebration next week so definitely looking forward to this. Highly recommend.

  35. g

    gavin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    i was there last night staf r unreal frendley food no need comments best ever every one shud try i drive 2 hours to visit it and cant wait to go monday again its top top top 👌👌👌🤌🏻🤌🏻

  36. JS

    JohnS

    New England

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food and great drinks. Be prepared it can get smoky in the the bar area from the steak stones

  37. KW

    KarenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was in dublin to drop my daughter to a concert so decided to mahe the trip as heard great reviews about the food… it did not disappoint the food was amazing and Very attentive staff

  38. DW

    DW21

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    . The food was fantastic, service and atmosphere, even at the early time were perfect for a quiet date night. Awesome cocktails too! Thanks to the staff for friendly and prompt service.

  39. LA

    LindsayA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant is absolutely beautiful with a lovely welcoming feel to it. Our waiter was very pleasant and engaging. The food is definitely worth going back for.

  40. AV

    ArtiomVnebreaci

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We are the spanish couple. Sharon attend us. She was so nice and profesional. She also tell us some words in spanish and we teach her others. She's the best. Next time we come to Dublin, we'll buy that Proper Twelve Whiskey. Thank you son much! Un placer.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized 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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Black Forge is rated 4.7 stars by 921 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Black Forge

163/165 Drimnagh Road Dublin 12, Co. DUBLIN D12 PH32

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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