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The Forge Blackrock Steakhouse, Derby, Derbyshire

The Forge Blackrock Steakhouse

4.3
4.3
770 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 13 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 770 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
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Derbyshire

    Good for groups

  • Derbyshire

    Romantic

  • Derbyshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Derbyshire

    Most Booked

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  1. VW

    VanessaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An amazing nice ! Service was good but there were many groups in so food was slower to come than normal but food was exceptional so didn’t mind the wait. All staff warm, welcoming and happy. Noise was a bit loud but wasn’t the restaurants fault, there was noisy groups in but was only occasionally. Couldn’t fault the food ! Thank you for a lovely night. Manager Sammie has been working with us for the last 2 months to get us in because I have been in hospital. She has gone above and beyond to make it an evening to remember. Ty Sammie :)
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our friends down from black burn and they said best meal they have ever had ..The young lady that was covering the owner was bloody fantastic at the job and should stay ..we will 100% be back again
  3. KF

    KarlF

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always perfect all staff very attentive the service was quick and everything was spot on. Cocktails are very nice
  4. J

    Jo4nny8

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    Waitresses were obviously rushed off their feet with the 15 customers (it wasn’t busy at all!) and anything took a long time to happen. 20 minutes for a drink, over an hour for food and considering you cook it yourself I can’t understand why. Although a nice idea, it can get extremely smokey and our clothes always smell afterwards so I wouldn’t recommend having a meal before meeting guests. On the night we went, Derby seemed to be trialling a No-Heating night where every pub we went into decided not to have any heating on. When it’s minus 2 outside, and hardly any people in the restaurant, it would be prudent to think your guests might be cold. Everyone we say had hats or coats on and it really ruined the experience.
  5. DM

    DanielM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We love this place….. Food is always amazing. Service is always prompt and polite…. Was cold inside the venue this time though which made it a little uncomfortable so we didn’t stay too long.
  6. j

    jaynes

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    The only issue was it was very cold so had to keep coats on
  7. OB

    OliverB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall2food5service4ambience1
    Food was excellent, that is about all that was redeeming. We were first to be seated upstairs, as soon as you walked in to the room you could see your breath it was that cold. We were sat at a 6 person table with a radiator behind us, which did not work. There were two space heaters, I asked if one could be used as it was next to an empty table, I was told it could be but would be taken off us once the table was being used. As if that table needed it more than ours. It became apparent the heating was not working, we were wearing our coats for the whole 2 hours we were there (except when eating the main course) as the stones warmed us temporarily. The food was the only redeeming thing about our first experience at the Forge. Other guests were vocal about the temperature of the room, and every single guest that entered commented on it (we were sat near the entrance). I suspect either myself or members of my party will be returning. If asked would I recommend the Forge, I would recommend the food, but most definitely not sitting upstairs.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    The food was lovely, the place was freezing - the lovely waitress said there was an issue with the boiler - - we had to sit with our coats on and we were still really cold
  9. MM

    MartinM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food 10/10 Staff very polite and attentive 🙏
  10. D

    Denise6

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Booked this for New Year’s Eve and have been here before. Service was quick friendly and efficient. The restaurant could really do with some form of air conditioning to take away the fumes from the steaks cooking on the hot stones as it’s becomes a bit overpowering However the food was lovely and fresh and we did enjoy it but did suggest adding cheese and biscuits to the desssert menu.
  11. DW

    DonnaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Courteous staff and quickly served. Very attentive Food was delicious as always and fast service Definitely recommend
  12. C

    Ct147924

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing, food, service and atmosphere, will forever recommend to friends and family
  13. LE

    LauraE

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our steaks where delicious and the presentation was lovely. Only fault was that it was very smoky due to all the sizzling steaks. Could do with a window open or air conditioning.
  14. RS

    RichardS

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Concept, first time I have been there. Really welcoming and the food was awesome 👏 👍👍👍
  15. L

    Luce

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience2
    The food is great, but you will leave smelling like you’ve been working in a greasy kitchen for a day.
  16. RB

    RhianneB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Currently sat on the toilet being sick in the bath and was defiantly the food as my partner is exactly the same
  17. L

    Lala467

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent steak and excellent service from Keta ,really good will definitely be returning.
  18. C

    Cazz

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    perfect place to celebrate with friends and family, from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave, the staff cant be anymore helpful. Thank you and have a Merry Xmas
  19. L

    Ladywebb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Beautiful food, great cocktails . Staff really polite and friendly
  20. EF

    EmilyF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was okay but the service was so slow, lots of waiting around, even for our first drinks. We asked for things like balsamic vinegar for our bread and oils (they had put no balsamic in when it should have been in the oil) and they said it was coming and it just never arrived.
  21. HH

    HollyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely steak, and the steak sauces were to die for! Very nice manager, nothing was too difficult
  22. SB

    SukhyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Staff were very helpful and attentive.
  23. EM

    EmilyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed my birthday meal here! we both ordered the 12oz rump on the rock and it was delicious. Could have shared one as you get so much food..Loved cooking my steak to how i wanted it, nice sides&sauces
  24. JT

    JeremyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the chateaubriand between us and it was just perfect in every way possible, the quality of the meat was outstanding and very flavourful
  25. SA

    SharronA

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food. Excellent service. Noisy though, other diners. No fault of the staff
  26. RM

    RayM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    If I'm being honest the only thing that let this down was the lack of bibs they normally provide. A real shame as this is really important to thier niche, walked away with a damaged short because of it.
  27. L

    Lyds

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    The food here was delicious. Steaks come on a hot lava plate and you cook to your choice. They were tasty good cuts of meat. Sadly we were disappointed with the service. The staff seemed to lack basic customer service skills, didn't know what was on the menus and forgot or were not bothered about simple requests. Thankfully the food was so good that it made the experience better and we left feeling satisfied. Some simple improvements on how to look after customers would make a massive difference to a place that serves such great food.
  28. DP

    DebbieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an absolutely amazing evening with friends… The steak was one of the best I have ever tasted…. This was said by all four of us diners … The experience was very unique…. With the waitress explaining everything to us in great detail… would highly recommend.
  29. TC

    TawnieC

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, loved the experience,
  30. CK

    CatK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    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.
  31. SK

    SeanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food served quite quickly. Steak cane out rare which was fantastic as I could sear it myself and every mouthful was nice and hot. Lots of great instructions on how to deal with the steak and hot stone too.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    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.
  33. 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
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing steak
  35. MA

    MarkA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food Steak perfection stone cooking is something else great 👍
  36. 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
  37. 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.
  38. 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!
  39. 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
  40. 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

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 770 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 13 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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