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The Forge Blackrock Steakhouse, Derby, Derbyshire

The Forge Blackrock Steakhouse

4.3
4.3
741 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Fish

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–12:30 am Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–12:30 am Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:15 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01332 366600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, 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, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 741 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Derbyshire

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Derbyshire

    Romantic

  • Derbyshire

    Most Booked

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  1. TC

    TawnieC

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, loved the experience,
  2. CK

    CatK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Came up for a weekend, found this restaurant online, when we turned up, they said that the steak comes out undercooked in a hot stone, for us to cook ourselves, we thought it would be a novelty, but it was amazing, u cook the steak to your preference, it is expensive but definitively the best steak we have had.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    It was awesome as usual, but it would be great to have a proper sharp knife to cut the steak with finding mine and my friends knifes were blunt and bent.
  4. m

    maisie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience at the Forge was lovely. We went for my birthday for the first time and it was fast service, the staff were lovely and the food was amazing. Will definitely be returning
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing steak
  6. MA

    MarkA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food Steak perfection stone cooking is something else great 👍
  7. LM

    LaurenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We had a graduation party and we’re forced to make several changes throughout the day - the staff were absolutely wonderful, nothing was too much trouble. The food was exception and having the lava stone to cook your own food was enjoyable as well as entertaining. My only criticism was that it was a cold, damp evening and we could have benefitted from some form of heat
  8. MH

    MrsH

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The restaurant is situated in a beautiful little courtyard, just off the shopping area. We had excellent service from helpful and friendly staff. Delicious steaks and duck. We followed the instructions and advice given in relation to the cooking of the steaks and they were perfectly cooked. The chips, dips and salads were also very tasty and beautifully served. We had a booking at 4pm just as the restaurant opened on a Thursday evening, so it was very quiet, we were the only party, which was a shame, but it was our choice to dine early. We only had one dessert, the chocolate tart, but it was delightful, light, full of flavour and again, very well presented. I would definitely recommend visiting this fantastic restaurant.
  9. BB

    BevvieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, Staff were friendly and helpful, setting was lovely and cosy. Highly recommend to all!
  10. SP

    SiobhanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic steak, delicious sides and sauces. Good choice of beer and drinks , would thoroughly recommend
  11. M

    Manny

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely place to eat the food was amazing and served in a very unusual and peculiar way which quite entertaining and unique, the food tasted great. The customer service was excellent staff where very professional always at hand to assist and very polite. I do highly recommend this restaurant as I will be visiting again in the nearest future
  12. KL

    KevinL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We were expecting something special after looking at the menu before we booked, the steaks were ok but really nothing special as we expected. Some of my new potatoes were very hard and under cooked, when I pointed this out the waitress just said I will let the chef know. Not good service as she could see from my plate that I had left most of them. The problem is if you say cook some more then the rest of the party would be finished their meal while I would be waiting. I’m afraid at the prices they charge the meals were very average and we have had much better meals in cheaper restaurants.
  13. BE

    BEVERLEYH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    We were seated upstairs & there were several tables in use, which was good! Service was very good! I shared a seafood basket with my sister & knowing we were having a good steak it was enough! Steam was gorgeous however, the chips were very hard & not hot! I do think you could be given the option of salad or onion rings! I liked the salad but my son doesn’t eat anything other than cucumber & would not touch the mixed salad!
  14. S

    Scotts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great, staff very friendly. The experience of using the hot plates was cool, only thing was the chips was a little hard as quit chunky.
  15. RW

    RichardW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food fantastic service great what more can I say except thank you
  16. SR

    SaraR

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual we all had an amazing steak with all the extras - was surprised with the price increase but to be honest it was still good value
  17. SF

    SimonF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It’s a great deal of money to cook our own food. Really good quality, great staff and a really great venue for Derby
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food is excellent, though some parts are simple for the price. Service was slow, at 1 part they asked us how our food was before we actually had any.
  19. AH

    AlisonH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Disappointing that the full range on the menu was not available ( no pies, fish or custard) leaving only 1 option available for a vegetarian and when served it was only like warm leaving my partner feeling unfulfilled. On a positive note, the steak dishes were delicious ( 4 out of 6 of us had the steak and enjoyed it) .
  20. HC

    HayleyC

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A comfortable restaurant with excellent food. We experienced a long wait for our order to be taken and a long wait for the food to come, but at least when it did, it was delicious!
  21. CF

    ClumsyFairy

    Nottingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Although the food was extremely nice we had to wait 50 minutes for starters and then a further hour before we had our main courses. We had to chase staff twice for our mains too! We feel this is reflected in our star rating for the review. There appeared to be plenty of staff working and other tables getting their food without such delay.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    21st Birthday
  23. LO

    LOUISEM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely restaurant in a lovely setting. Food is superb and the staff are nice and friendly.
  24. t

    tomc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We couldn’t believe it when our food came out, the presentation the quality the value, the cocktails tasted great aswell. The staff were smiling and welcoming and always on hand to ask questions. Thank you to the forge for a great 1st wedding anniversary meal.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very pleased services was good
  26. DF

    DarrenF

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Awesome food love how it comes out on a red hot lava rock.Staff are excellent
  27. s

    ssduff

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    As all food is cooked at table, the smoke is overpowering and your clothes need dry cleaning afterwards, as no aircon upstairs. At times, there was just a blanket of smoke. Food was huge portions but very expensive. You are Paying for an experience rather than top quality food, but the smoke was awful. Place was practically empty on Friday night, yet service was very poor. Had to go and find someone to even get our first drink. Would have spent a lot more on drinks if service had been better. Had to practically order next drink as first was delivered! Had advised on booking that it was a celebration but not even an acknowledgment of the fact all evening. Wouldn’t go back sadly as for such an expensive restaurant (more than London prices), and a family birthday, had hoped for a lot more.
  28. JW

    JulianW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was great, and the ambience was quiet/relaxed.
  29. JP

    JimmyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab birthday party! Great food, speed and service! :)
  30. C

    Crazybosh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food! Couldn’t fault it. It is expensive but very nice. £50 for a fillet steak
  31. SW

    StevenW

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time visiting the Forge. The whole experience was extremely good would happily recommend to others.
  32. S

    Sbroxy2be9

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food was amazing, it was our 1st first visit and we weren't disappointed. The staff were very attentive and the general atmosphere was great. The only downfall was the amount of mould in the ladies toilets, it was all over the toilet stalls. However I'm sure it was overlook, because the rest of the place was spotless .
  33. SA

    StephenA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    I dony expect to cook my own raw mushrooms and tomatoes on a stone and the cut of 12oz fillet wasnt butchered properly. Was across the grain
  34. C

    Charena777

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was really good loved how the steak cooks infront of u :))
  35. AM

    AlexM

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Very expensive and we had a wonky table. Felt rushed and food came out very quickly
  36. L

    Linzipinzi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was lovely, as was service. Although saw the upstairs kitchen on the way out, with plates on the floor which was a bit off putting.
  37. ND

    NikkiD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, amazing steak and so much food. Value for money
  38. AM

    AmyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best steak I’ve ever eaten! Will most definitely be returning as soon as possible 😍
  39. KA

    KARENH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was very good. Would definitely return.
  40. C

    Collette

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Serving staff were great. One of us has an allergy and they were knowledgeable and helpful as well as polite to our picky eater. Ordered food and drink came quickly and was delicious and the cooking on the hot stone was a fun experience. Overall it's a very good and satisfying experience and we will be returning in the future

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 4.3 stars by 741 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 9 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

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–12:30 am Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–12:30 am Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:15 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Fish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, 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, Vegan, 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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