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The Black Forge, Dublin 12, Co. DUBLIN

The Black Forge

4.7
4.7
1118 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

7:00 PM


Booked 97 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

  • 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

What 1,118 people are saying

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

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  1. PW

    PatrickW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and reasonably priced, cocktails were tasty too. I will definitely be going back
  2. KF

    KellieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On vacation in Ireland and this was on our sons list of things we had to do!!! Blown away by the experience. It was so much fun. The food was amazing and the experience of steak on a stone was like nothing any of us had had. We had a large group and where accommodating and kind. A reason to go to Ireland
  3. JD

    JackieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The steak was delicious. Drink orders took a while to arrive. My friend wasn’t able to get a small salad because it was Sunday. The music was fabulous. Such a great singer.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very happy young lad getting to hold the UFC belt. Great food and service and an exceptional price for what you get. Will defo be back!! Loving the Black Forge Stout also! Pity it's not sold everywhere. Thanks all
  5. l

    laura

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food was excellent, the venue itself is amazing inside, staff were friendly but forgot our drinks order twice… had eaten before they arrived. Communication was poor prior to arriving, sent several emails and insta messages which nobody replied to and the staff on the day said it’s not their problem they have nothing to do with social media or customer service emails etc… nobody could tell us who did either. Over all I would love to eat here again as the food was so good and definitely made up for where everything else lacked. Having flown over from England for the day specially to visit here, the whole experience was a bit disappointing but the food is worthy of a visit for sure
  6. JK

    JoyceK

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The staff are lovely and very helpfull the cocktails are lovely the nicest I have had in a long time. The deserts were not the best. The wings a lovely.the pasta was tasteless
  7. WC

    WilliamC

    Brazil

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and very good Guinness, the prices were not too bad either
  8. NC

    NeasaC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing experience, Staff are first class and look after you so well, food is first class, definitely returning
  9. ND

    NiamhD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in for dinner on Saturday night, as me and my husband had come down from monagahn for a night away before our 2nd baby is born and what can I say it was Absolutely fantastic experience 10/10, food was amazing and staff were brilliant, our waiter Brian was brilliant lovely guy he even got my husband who is the world's pickest eater to try the house soup that night and he loved it 😂 we will definitely be back.
  10. RM

    RobertM

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice place . Little boy t out the way if in city centre . Food was very Nice but got my wife’s wrong or it was a substitute of some sort . Would recommend
  11. C

    Ciaran

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was first class, staff were brilliant, drinks were 10/10 will definitely be back
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here before the kilkenny clare match on the 2nd of July. This was my second visit here. For the second time the food was top class and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Stephen was the gentleman that served us and he was super friendly, a really nice guy. Will definitely be back!!!
  13. AM

    AnthonyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the cocktails were beautiful the staff couldn't be more helpful and the music was great, I will definitely be back 👍🏻
  14. MS

    MarcelS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for food and drinks. Staff were top notch.
  15. GD

    GavinD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, staff and prices. Would recommend to anyone.
  16. DK

    DeanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely massive service brilliant atmosphere brilliant I would highly recommend it
  17. SW

    SansW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were excellent. Would definitely return and recommend 👌🏻
  18. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Came over from Scotland too try . Food , service and price was amazing would defo go back
  19. LC

    LauraC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great ambience, awesome atmosphere!!! Only one 'negative' thing: the size of the deserts were very unreasonable. Much too big! Recommendation: Ask for the steak, even if it's not on the menu, they will make it for you!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went as group for a birthday meal. It was some people's first time in the blackforge. Everything was great. Asked for a dessert with a candle to sing happy birthday and all the staff could not do more for us, even got the live entertainment singer to sing happy birthday. As always Sharon was brilliant host, she's a credit to your team
  21. MW

    MatthewW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service both for food and drinks, very friendly!
  22. MP

    MarinaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. Staff were so helpful and attentive. Definitely going back. And you get to get a picture with the famous belt Conor won. So win win 😆
  23. BC

    BrandonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Food and cocktails were brilliant. Service a little slow for drinks but made up for it with the food.
  24. BM

    BrianM

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    I have been to this pub before and I thought it was excellent from the staff to the food and the ambience, but unfortunately on returning there today for my birthday it was a poor experience overall On arrival we were met by an ignorant doorman who did “Do ye have booking” Inside the girl at the reception was also ignorant and non engaging - sat us beside the toilet for food - after we requested another seat she said no it’s all booked and it turned out the very seat we wanted wasn’t used for the duration of our stay The dress code is not adhered to at all - people in shorts and tracksuits - Conor needs to affirm his authority on this place as it ahead slipped already. Overall very poor and we won’t be back
  25. P

    Paddyboy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a great night at the black forge inn. Service was exceptional the food and drink was great quality and portion sizes were huge really struggled to eat it all but I did haha… the proper 12 whiskey was smooth and easy to drink so be careful 😂 our waiter was super attentive and polite nothing was too much bother even got to hold the UFC belt at my table the only thing that would of made it for me would of been to meet Conor himself . The outside and inside was very stylish and modern but sympathetic to the style of the building great music and fantastic atmosphere I would recommend it the value seemed outstanding for the evening we had. Well done to the staff working for him yous are doing a great job and compliments to the chefs 👌🏻
  26. DD

    DavidD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience food was amazing staff was lovely
  27. SM

    ShaneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Came from Canada and loved it. Great experience, staff were phenomenal, just over all great time. Regardless if Conor owns it or not I’d go to this restaurant anywhere.
  28. CU

    CristinaU

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It is a nice place to go for dinner and drinks, the food is tasty and lovely atmosphere.
  29. P

    Pamela

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely night, food was amazing, service was brilliant very friendly and helpful. Busy enough for a Wed night, very enjoyable.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Myself and my boyfriend went to the forge for food and a drink , from start to finish was incredible food was amazing lager was too but the best of all was our waitress Sharon she is honestly one of the nicest people we have ever met so friendly and the food was just the cherry on top! We will be back for sure! ❤️
  31. R

    Rango

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food drink and service will definitely be back on my next trip to Dublin
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday and dinner
  33. M

    Miha

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service!!! Would highly recommend to anyone!!
  34. KP

    KevinP

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place to go. Staff friendly and welcoming. Food is excellent, as is the forge Stout. Would come again most definitely.
  35. PH

    PamelaH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location..food was fab..staff were excellent..5 *****
  36. CS

    ConorS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the staff were smiling. I had a chat with them all. They all love working there. I had a good few black forge pints as I was there. It is important to book ahead . MENU was very well priced and the chicken wings were to die for. On recommendation by one of the girls I ordered the cheesecake...again what a treat. After my meal I got my pic out the back with the UFC belt....made my day.Thanks a mill to all. I WAS LUCKY I BOOKED.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was absolutely fantastic! Highly recommend for lunch! Steak on the stone was incredible
  38. P

    Paul

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent for a date night or any kind of occasion. Food was beautiful and the service was excellent too. Steak on the stone next level. Black forge stout A+
  39. LP

    LaurenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding from the moment we walked in. The staff are so kind, the food is insane and the stout is superb. Excellent service and can’t wait to come back to Ireland to come here again!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fab!! Service was amazing Brian and Leah were our servers and they were very efficient

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 1118 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 97 times today
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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