We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Forge Restaurant

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Potteragh, Carnaross, Ireland
046 924 5003
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for The Forge Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 83 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always a pleasure

Was having dinner with a friend and the food and the staff are excellent. Always enjoy going here. Each time I go I always think I should eat here more often. That says a lot

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
vjmcdonnell
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was having dinner with a friend and the food and the staff are excellent. Always enjoy going here. Each time I go I always think I should eat here more often. That says a lot

Helpful?
Thank vjmcdonnell
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely evening at the Forge which was enhanced by the personable and genuine attention from Irene who with her husband Padraig owns this lovely restaurant. We ate from the main menu although the early bird menu (approx €30) was also available and seems good value for money. For the food we enjoyed, €45 for the three course... More 

Helpful?
Thank highflyer68
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited with a group of 7, aged 20-60, for dinner and everyone loved every single bit of their meal - I don't think that has ever happened! It is a very cool venue, family run business, who pay great attention to detail! The overall experience was very personal and friendly, and it almost felt exclusive to us, such is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Maimie15
Kells, County Meath
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Forge Restaurant is just off the main Dublin-Cavan road and is situated in a setting that is so picturesque, it has to be seen to be believed. Within 5 mins of the Main Dublin-Cavan Road and within 10 mins of the main M3 Motorway. The Forge is also only 10mins North from the Historical town of Kells, and within... More 

Helpful?
Thank PJVKells_CountyMeath
Irene W, Owner at The Forge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the excellent review, we really appreciate you sharing it with us, we look forward to seeing you both again soon & as always a pleasure. Thank you Irene & Pauric 😊 More 

Kells, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A lazy Sunday afternoon shared with friends we were invited to join and with friends who own the Forge Restaurant in Carnaross, Kells. It's a while since we enjoyed Sunday lunch in the Forge as it normally be night when we frequent the restaurant. And what can I say? From the usual cheerful smile, the warmhearted welcome, engaging conversation to... More 

Helpful?
Thank helenclaire2015
Irene W, Owner at The Forge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your excellent review. ...it is always our pleasure to look after our customers 100%, we look forward to seeing you all again soon. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Irene & Pauric 😊 More 

Cavan, Ireland
Level Contributor
31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We dined at The Forge on the 7th for Sunday lunch. As a table of 6 persons we all had different main courses. Everything was perfect from the steak to the rabbit. It's not our first time at The Forge and definitely won't be our last.

Helpful?
Thank Breen S
Irene W, Owner at The Forge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review & we look forward to having you back again soon Irene & Pauric 😊 More 

Bailieborough, Ireland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Had group meal... Dined there previously. Starters were very good. Sorbet was still frozen hard. Pork was good. One member had steak and very tough and had difficulty cutting with steak knife. Venison was also very tough. Chocolate moose didn't taste like moose but more hard consistency like sugar and chocolate. Long delay in serving food as had to ask... More 

Helpful?
Thank John D
Irene W, Owner at The Forge Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Veronica, I am sorry that you were not happy with your meal but I do remember checking your table and no one said anything, well that is why I check every table and that is when you have the chance to tell me & I can rectify the problem. As you know the Forge was packed last Saturday night... More 

Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Dined here last night for the first time....it was amazing!! The service was excellent the staff are so welcoming and friendly , and the food... what can I say superb!!! Very well presented and it tasted fabulous!!! The price was very reasonable considering the high standard of the food served, a very enjoyable evening and we will definitely be back!!!... More 

Helpful?
Thank Erinn186605
Irene W, Owner at The Forge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you lovely review & for sharing it with us, look forward to having you back again soon. Irene & Pauric 😊 More 

Kells, Ireland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I have ate in the Forge on a number of occasions and will do so again I'm sure. The food is excellent with a very good range of fresh ingredients most of which are very local. There is also a wide ramge of courses to suit all people. It's my favourite restaurant in Ireland and were it in a city... More 

Helpful?
Thank James C
Irene W, Owner at The Forge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review & for sharing it with us, we look forward to having you back soon. Irene & Pauric 😊 More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Can't fault it at all. Really lovely place. Highly recommended. Be sure to book in advance though. Look forward to going back there.

Helpful?
Thank ireland_046
Irene W, Owner at The Forge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review and for sharing it with us, we look forward to having you back soon. Irene & Pauric 😊 More 

Travelers who viewed The Forge Restaurant also viewed

Kells, County Meath
Kells, County Meath
 

Been to The Forge Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Potteragh, Carnaross, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Meath  >  Carnaross
  • Phone Number: 046 924 5003

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Forge Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?