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The Forge Blackrock Steakhouse, Derby, Derbyshire

The Forge Blackrock Steakhouse

4.1
4.1
633 Reviews
£41 and over
Steakhouse

The Forge Black Rock Steakhouse, Blacksmiths Yard, Sadler gate. Derby’s Premier steakhouse offering only the best cuts of meat locally sourced from award winning Owen Taylor’s & Son and served on the famous Blackrock grill stone. Come and try the best steak in Derby. The Forge is a complete dinning experience in Derby, enjoy a quiet meal in our beautifully refurbished restaurant, a drink in our outstanding bar or relax in derby’s largest outside court yard. We are not just all about steak, we offer a variety of food and drinks, we have over 100 gins and a selection of craft beers, not to mention some of the finest wine and champagne to accompany your meal. With regular events happening all year you won’t find a better place to spend some quality time.’

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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Fish

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–12:30 am Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:15 pm

  • Phone number

    01332 366600

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We have three floors on offer, on of which is available for private dining with plenty of tables and a private, well stocked bar.

  • Neighborhood

    Derby

  • Cross street

    We are in the centre of Derby's cathedral quarter.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Camembert Sharing Platter£12.00

    Baked Camembert / Roasted Garlic / Mixed Breads / Dips & Oils

    • Duck & Orange Pate with Toast£7.00

      • Home Prepared BBQ Chicken Wings

        • Single£7.00
        • Sharing£12.00
      • Pill Pill Prawns£8.00

        • Halloumi Fries£6.00

          • Olive Board Served with Breads & Oils£7.00

            On the Stone

            All Steaks are aged for a minimum of 28 days, Gluten free & served with homemade triple dipped chips, a side garnish & a flat sliced mushroom. Meat weights quoted are uncooked approximates

            • Fillet of Beef

              • 8oz (227g)£25.00
            • King Fillet

              • 12oz (340g)£35.00
            • Rib Eye

              • 16oz (454g)£30.00
            • Flat Iron

              • 8oz (227g)£16.00
            • Chateaubriand

              • 16oz (454g)£35.00
            • Sirloin

              • 10oz (283g)£21.00
            • Rump

              • 12oz (340g)£14.00
            • Bistro Rump

              • 8oz (227g)£15.00
            • Cajun Butterfly Chicken Fillet£12.00

              • Home Made 5 Bean Chilli£10.00

                From the Sea

                Served with Grilled or Steamed Vegetables & buttered new potatoes or crispy jacket potato

                • Fish & Chips£12.00

                  • Tuna Fillet Steak£17.00

                    • Fillet of Salmon£19.00

                      • Catch of the Day

                        Pie of the Day

                        • The Butchers Choice, Steak & Ale£12.00

                          • Cheese & Chive£12.00

                            • Chicken, Ham & Leek£12.00

                              Sauces

                              £1.50

                              • Peppercorn

                                • Port & Stilton

                                  • Blue Cheese

                                    • Diane

                                      • Wild Mushroom

                                        Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                        What 633 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                        4.1
                                        4.1 based on recent ratings
                                        • 4.3Food
                                        • 4Service
                                        • 4Ambience
                                        • 3.9Value

                                        NoiseModerate

                                        Loved For

                                        • Derbyshire

                                          Fit for Foodies

                                        • Derbyshire

                                          Good for Groups

                                        • Derbyshire

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                                        • Derbyshire

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                                        • Derbyshire

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                                        1. d

                                          donnab

                                          Dallas

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                          overall3food3service4ambience1

                                          We had been here before and always had a good experience However, today was not so good, completely empty, no atmosphere at all The menu prices have gone up considerably which is understandable at the moment but £38 for an 8oz steak? £50 for 12oz the place isn’t fancy enough to command those prices Empty tables clearly show that I had Tuna which was nice , we paid £4.50 for halloumi fries and got 3 fries! Overall ok but nowhere near as good as it used to be

                                        2. N

                                          Nosher

                                          Nottingham

                                          6 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                          overall3food4service3ambience3

                                          Service was very slow but friendly. The quality of the steak was excellent and it cooked beautifully on the hot stone, but that didn’t work as well for chicken which overcooked and dried out very quickly. Unfortunately there is nowhere on the platter to put the food you want to save from further cooking.

                                        3. D

                                          Derz1989

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                          overall3food3service2ambience3

                                          It took 50 minutes for us to receive our starters. The food was okay, my steak was nothing special to be honest, I was expecting more especially considering the prices. Service wasn’t brilliant, two times a waitress walked away from our table to do something else. Can’t say I’m fussed about returning.

                                        4. JM

                                          JohnM

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great service! Food was amazing will definitely go again👍🏻

                                        5. JW

                                          JoanneW

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Always a warm welcome, third time dining here and must say, it's the best steak I've eaten in the UK. Lovely atmosphere and ambience, great for date night

                                        6. C

                                          Ciarant

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                          overall4food4service2ambience2

                                          The place is nice, was there for a business meal with colleagues from the US. It was fairly cold and the door next to our table was left open despite wind and heavy rain, we closed it ourselves. The glassware particularly for water is quite stained following washing without using a rinse aid, the table was a little dirty, and the gents toilet leaves a lot to be desired. The food is great as is the idea of searing it yourself to your liking. As it is a reasonable price to dine there you would expect better quality wines and the service whilst friendly was quite over familiar, using terms such as ‘darlin’ and ‘love’ during service being a touch inappropriate. Overall a decent experience but could be so much better.

                                        7. JV

                                          JackieVal

                                          Warwickshire

                                          2 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                          overall4food4service3ambience4

                                          Waited about 15 mins for drinks to arrive at table, then when it came to order more noone came to the table so we had to go to the bar and order! Chips were very dry! Nice fillet and salad.

                                        8. SW

                                          ShelleyW

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                          overall4food3service5ambience5

                                          We have been lots of times but this time just wasn’t as good and the place was very quiet

                                        9. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Derbyshire

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          First time here eating and the food was Amazing !

                                        10. n

                                          nigelc

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          Nice clean place food was very good a little Smokey when your steak comes out but all part of the experience I would visit again

                                        11. SG

                                          SharonG

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Just a bit gutted burgers were taken off the menu

                                        12. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Derbyshire

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Welcoming staff and amazing food

                                        13. AB

                                          AdieB

                                          Dorset

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We stumbled upon Forge Black Rock and Steakhouse whilst visiting Derby and decided to book a table on Saturday night, we spoke with the owner who was extremely helpful and explained that if we booked a Bar table then we could easily change to sit outside if we wanted to. The staff were very attentive and explained how the menu worked and which cuts of meat people new to the Hot Stone experience usually have. At no point did we feel rushed and we’re in there for nearly 3 hours as the experience shouldn’t be rushed and the food and ambience should be enjoyed without haste. After our food we stayed and enjoyed a drink in the outside seating area and chatted to other diners who were as equally as friendly as the staff. Overall an enjoyable experience that we would definitely recommend.

                                        14. s

                                          ss155

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          Steak bang on really nice place, chips were over done and hard like been under heat lamp for half hour before serving

                                        15. AW

                                          AlisonW

                                          Derbyshire

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food and service. Highly recommended. Will definitely return.

                                        16. NB

                                          NatalieB

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                          overall3food3service2ambience2

                                          A long wait for starters to come out and the steak knifes were terrible. It was also cold in the restaurant before they opened the doors for the entertainment. My first drink, coke zero tasted like soda water so had to send back. Been before and enjoyed it but on thus occasion it was nowhere near as good which was a shame as it was for my sons 16th birthday.

                                        17. NK

                                          NanetteK

                                          Derbyshire

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We really enjoyed this place ,food fab service good also never rushec

                                        18. A

                                          Angypang

                                          Derbyshire

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Steak was great the choices were great. The sauces & everything else was very tasty had a really good meal

                                        19. FD

                                          FarleyD

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                          overall3food1service5ambience5

                                          The steak was mainly fat and gristle and fairly tasteless without a lot of salt. If I wanted to cook my own steak I would have stayed at home. The whole way of doing this made it vet unappetising.

                                        20. JM

                                          JamesM

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Staff amazing as per usual food was excellent thanks again

                                        21. LC

                                          LuciC

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                          overall3food2service5ambience3

                                          Staff were lovely! Very helpful & attentive. Food was a but logistically flawed. I like my steak rare and As I was cutting it was searing the steak further, over cooking it. The plates didn’t arrive I until later on. Chips were a bit soggy. Onion rings were delicious!

                                        22. D

                                          sharonD

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Lovely food great staff Only 1 thing is that it gets very smokey due to all the steaks coming out on the irons, but didn't put me off the lovely food

                                        23. SB

                                          SamanthaB

                                          Derbyshire

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 20, 2022

                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                          Staff took the time to ensure our dairy allergy diner was given all the right information about the dishes.

                                        24. SW

                                          SarahW

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 20, 2022

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          We went for a mid week treat and weee very happy with our choice. The staff, food and atmosphere were lovely. We will be returning very soon.

                                        25. NK

                                          NanetteK

                                          Derbyshire

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food and service at the restaurant. Really enjoyed using hot stone

                                        26. PM

                                          PaulaM

                                          Buckinghamshire

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                          overall3food5service2ambience3

                                          When we arrived we asked to be seated by the window as it was a nice evening. The server, Janice told us this wasn’t possible as the online table plan didn’t allow for it. We found this quote strange and asked if we could speak to a manager about moving- Janice told us there was no manager available and refused to move us. We assumed this must mean that all the other booked tables were larger parties and so left it. We were then told by another waitress that Janice was in fact a manager herself. When the other tables arrived, each table was a party of 2 and so it would have made no difference at all if we had been moved to the window- especially as Janice had told us that no other booking had specified a window seat. The service was incredibly slow; tables who had been seated after us were eating their meals before our chicken wings starter even arrived. The table next to us had finished and a new party half way through their starters before our mains even arrived. We had to ask 3 times for the water we had ordered to drink. The food was good and it was good value, however after telling the waitress I was gluten intolerant and requesting a GF meal she did put a side order containing gluten on my plate. Thankfully she realised before I ate any and it was removed. We found Janice quote rude and unaccommodating.

                                        27. LP

                                          LindsayP

                                          Dallas

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                          overall3food2service2ambience3

                                          I’ve been before and food was amazing, sadly this time wasn’t poor, steak came with big pieces of fat, chewy to eat, overcooked onion rings, mushroom sauce watery ,

                                        28. AH

                                          AnnaH

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 14, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Fantastic food and service as always! We will be coming again and would definitely recommend!

                                        29. TW

                                          TomW

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 14, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food , great service , would visit again in the future!

                                        30. J

                                          Jareez

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Very good quality steak and great service! Portion of chips but Tight

                                        31. S

                                          Stacey

                                          1 review

                                          1.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                          overall1food1service1ambience2

                                          I was highly recommended this place by a couple of friends but the experience was awful. Took 40 minutes for myself and 3 guests to get our first order of drinks (which they put down to a technical issue on the tills) but one of the servers told us it’s because they gave our drinks to someone else. The starters came out before the drinks were even served, never had this happen anywhere else before. Partner had the rump steak, a good 40% of it was pure fat and inedible. My mother and I had the chicken, which was charcoaled on the hot stone before it even reached out table, resulting in the chicken being WELL over cooked, tasteless and dryer than the Sahara dessert. There was no room at all to put your cooked steak (or chicken) anywhere other than the hot plate, so even my dad and partners steaks ended up over cooked and the temperature of the food was just ridiculous. Even the stuff that wasn’t on the hot plates. We finally got service attention and ordered a second round of drinks as the mains arrived, they didn’t arrive until AFTER we flagged two more servers down and RE ordered, by which point we had finished our mains (what we could eat) and were ready to pay the bill. Starters were on point, but mains, sides and all round service with drinks (lack of) was just appalling, especially for the prices on the menu. We did receive some discount of our bill but we left on empty stomachs, which you do not expect after spending £120 (after discount). They could put it down to ‘being busy’ on a Saturday, but they have been open long enough to prepare for how busy they are going to be, and there was plenty of wait staff (sometimes stood around doing nothing whilst people were waiting to place orders). Definitely will not be returning.

                                        32. KS

                                          KentS

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Fantastic service from friendly staff. The food was amazing and I would definitely recommend the venue.

                                        33. RO

                                          ROBERTB

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                          Service was pretty slow. Toilets were poor and dirty both male and female. The food was excellent though.

                                        34. K

                                          Kevling

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                          overall3food2service4ambience3

                                          Both steaks had a thick run of gristle through them making them difficult to cut and meaning quite a bit was wasted.

                                        35. RF

                                          RobertF

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 8, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                          The price range between a steak was good from £50 to £20 I had a £20 steak I thought it was not going to be a great steak because I went for a cheap one but in my eyes when it landed in front of me it looked like a very expensive steak and once I cooked it to how I wanted it absolutely delicious plus the onion rings was so large and lovely home made chunky chips the only down side was it got really smoky in the restaurant once everyone was cooking their steaks they only had one small air vent but apart from that everything was fantastic I’ll be going back again

                                        36. CL

                                          CatherineL

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 3, 2022

                                          overall2food2service2ambience1

                                          Not convinced it was value for money. Service was slow even though hardly anyone was in the restaurant ! Puddings were disappointing as the menu said the chocolate fudge came warm but it was stone cold. I did give this feedback at the time.

                                        37. AB

                                          AmyB

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                                          overall4food5service1ambience3

                                          I've got to say unfortunately the meal was let down by the poor service. It took over 20 minutes for anyone to come to the table to ask about food or drinks order. Tying to get another drink was again very hard, but then tried to clear out dishes when we were even finished with our food. But I have to say the Food was amazing. Beautifully cooked. No complaints can be make about the food.

                                        38. KM

                                          KarenM

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent meal and brilliant, friendly service. Have recommended the restaurant to family and friends. Steak on the rock is a must!

                                        39. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Derbyshire

                                          2 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          My 7th or 8th visit brilliant every time. A little increase in prices since COVID. 3.5 for the gravy per personseemed a little excessive but all in all a great venue will be back

                                        40. SS

                                          SimonS

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                          Overall a nice experience, The staff are friendly and helpful

                                        Safety precautions

                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                          • 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

                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                        FAQs

                                        The Forge Blackrock Steakhouse is rated 4.1 stars by 633 OpenTable diners.

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                                        Booked 8 times today
                                        Google Map for The Forge Blackrock Steakhouse

                                        1-6 Sadler Gate Derby, Derbyshire DE1 3PD

                                        Additional information

                                        • Cross street

                                          We are in the centre of Derby's cathedral quarter.

                                        • Neighborhood

                                          Derby

                                        • Hours of operation

                                          Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–12:30 am Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:15 pm

                                        • Cuisines

                                          Steakhouse, Fish

                                        • Dining style

                                          Casual Dining

                                        • Dress code

                                          Smart Casual

                                        • Parking details

                                          Public Lot

                                        • Payment options

                                          MasterCard, Visa

                                        • Additional

                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                        • Phone number

                                          01332 366600

                                        • Private party facilities

                                          We have three floors on offer, on of which is available for private dining with plenty of tables and a private, well stocked bar.

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