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The Black Forge, Dublin 12, Co. DUBLIN

The Black Forge

4.7
4.7
943 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 943 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. DK

    DKst

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thanks Paul on service , perfect dinner see ya soon 🇭🇷

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    10/10 recommend this spot. The food and service is fantastic.

  3. CM

    CarrieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wasn't aware of the strict dress code so needed to get changed and come back, but other than that food was gorgeous, restaurant very clean, quick service, great value for money, definitely be back and definitely recommend

  4. AH

    AnthonyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food around Dublin 💯✊kids love it he was there himself but hope next time

  5. RS

    RossS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best pub in Dublin, great food, drinks selection and very reasonable, staff excellent

  6. SC

    ShaneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We will 💯 be goin back great food and service and looks fantastic 👌

  7. JW

    JamesW

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Beautiful food great staff very good prices.......

  8. LK

    LiamK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great staff, great food, love the place. Would really recommend making the booking.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A must visit if you are in Dublin with the other half meal and cocktails were 10/10. Look forward to visiting again when I come back to Ireland in the future!

  10. J

    Joe1971

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Our main issue was greeted and sat promptly then ignored for over 25 minutes despite 2 staff members looking directly over at our table and walking on. Once we finally placed our drink and food order the experience improved. However our starters arrived before our initial drinks. From sitting down to our drink arrived was almost 40 minutes which isn’t acceptable. The food was of high quality and my sons loved holding the 145 UFC belt. Thank you for organising this.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    Great staff, great food, limited menu on the day.

  12. MC

    MCPC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Black Forge Inn was well worth the wait!! You need to make reservations well in advance. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. The waiters gave us some great recommendations and they couldn't do enough for you!! The drinks menu is impressive! We will definitely return to try more dishes (and more cocktails!!)

  13. LF

    LizF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff so nice food beautiful so comfortable and spotless clean perfect table size for all of us can't wait to go back

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food music and cocktails were amazing! Singer Aaron tonight Thursday was absolutely brilliant!!

  15. AW

    AndrewW

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and great service as usual

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food out of this world

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great bar, stunning interior and the staff were amazingly friendly, will be back 100% the Forged Irish Stout is beautiful!!

  18. AC

    AniC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing 👏 the food was very nice tge staff as well.

  19. DM

    DeniseM

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So recommend service so quick and friendly , food fabulous and lovely wine defo go back to try the cocktails

  20. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and Quality form start to finish, highly recommend

  21. JA

    JaneA

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    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*

  22. NC

    NeasaC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    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

  23. JH

    JohnH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Had the carvery dinner out standing food pints were very good

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

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

  25. HF

    HayleyF

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    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 .

  26. C

    Catherinel

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    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

  27. T

    Todumptious

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

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

  28. R

    Rayd

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    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.

  29. FT

    FranT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

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

  30. LL

    LizL

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    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 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  31. MM

    MarieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    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.

  32. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, service was excellent would highly recommend. Not too pricey either very reasonable

  33. SH

    SHAUNAF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    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

  34. 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

  35. 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.

  36. BV

    BrendonV

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Experience!! Will definitely go back. Highly recommended

  37. 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!

  38. 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

  39. 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 :)

  40. 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

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 943 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

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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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