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Canal Boat Restaurant

Mespil Road | Dublin 4, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 473 1000
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Lovely evening..

Weather was not great but able to sit out on deck before dinner for a drink. Tables very close... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
NualaGallagher
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Dublin, Ireland
Wonderful!

Had the most amazing dinner on this charming boat, everyone was just great. My Daughter who was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
sharronw
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Welcome to Canal Boat Restaurant! Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal on our replica Guinness Canal Barge while gently meandering along a beautiful stretch of Dublin's Grand Canal. We depart from Mespil Road (across from the Mespil Hotel) and cruise along a beautiful tree lined stretch of the canal, past Georgian houses and through ancient locks. Savour your pre-dinner drinks whilst watching the world go by
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Mespil Road | Dublin 4, Dublin, Ireland
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+353 1 473 1000

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Weather was not great but able to sit out on deck before dinner for a drink. Tables very close together but we were lucky some one cancelled do there was an empty table.. food lovely too.More

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Thank NualaGallagher
MVCadhla, Canal Boat Restaurant Crew at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Nuala, Thank you for dining with us on the Canal Boat Restaurant and for taking the time to send us your lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable evening on board. It was a pleasure to have you...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Had the most amazing dinner on this charming boat, everyone was just great. My Daughter who was with me is a Teacherin the US and the big group on this little cruise were all teachers from Ireland. Highly recommend this experience!More

Thank sharronw
MVCadhla, Canal Boat Restaurant Crew at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Sharron, Thank you for taking the time to send us your wonderful review of our dinner cruise. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a lovely experience on board and that you enjoyed meeting some local Irish guests during the cruise as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed going through the locks. Food was excellent and staff very friendly. Would go again. Arrive early to get pre dinner drinks on board and enjoy the atmosphere.More

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Thank Dee S
MVCadhla, Canal Boat Restaurant Crew at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Dee, Thank you for dining with us on board the Canal Boat Restaurant and for taking the time to send us your fantastic review. We are delighted to hear that you had such a lovely evening on board and do hope to have the...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017

This venue offers a nice relaxing dinner in a slow-going barge (enclosed) on the historic Grand Canal. It was quite cramped, however, for our Trafalgar coach load of 48 folks on a tour. A staffer hand cranking the lock control to lower/and/raise the barge through...More

Thank EwanderingMan
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to send us your review EwanderingMan. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner cruise on the Grand Canal with us, particularly the lock demonstrations! It was a pleasure to have you on board!

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

On one of our last nights in Ireland we had dinner on the Canal Boat restaurant and it was wonderful. From succulent food to a warm and friendly staff and charming music play list, the experience was more than we hoped for! Thank you Nicolai,...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Enjoyed our recent evening on the Canal Boat Restaurant. Shared the boat with a large tour group but that did not detract from the evening. Room enough for all up top. Dinner is served below and it is very cozy. Our corner table had a...More

Thank amhOttawa
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Dear amhOttawa, Thank you for taking the time to send us the review of your dinner cruise. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening on board - particularly going through the Canal's locks. Many thanks once again for your lovely review and...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Well I'm writing this on behalf of my Mam. She has me pestered to write this up as she's just back from a birthday bash on the canal boat restaurant. She has been going on about how great this is for the past hour!! She...More

Thank orlaithkelly
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Hello Orlaith, Thank you very much for taking the time to send us this wonderful 5 star review on you mam's behalf! We are delighted to hear that she was so pleased with the night and that everyone on board enjoyed the celebrations. Our chefs...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

Great night out for a group of people - Food was good for quality considering it was made on a boat! We were lucky to get a lovely evening and could sit in and outside the boat. We met the owners and they were absolutely...More

Thank PremierSuitesDublin
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Dear PremierSuitesDublin, Thank you for taking the time to send us your fantastic 5 star review! We are delighted to hear that our dinner cruise was so well received by all in your group. It was great to have you on board! Best regards, The...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

The place and ambiance are lovely. The crew is very friendly. The food is delicious. Only negative point is the space.More

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Thank Adrien G
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear Adrien, Thank you for taking the time to send us your wonderful 5 star review of our dinner cruise. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your evening on board, and we will be sure to pass on your compliments to our staff....More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

We filled the barge with friends. Ours had just recently been refurbished. Originally the barge hauled Guinness from place to place. The three course meal was good, Brian sang Irish songs during beginning and end. We watched from the top deck for a while but...More

Thank Ron R
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Dear Ron, Thank you for taking the time to send us your 5 star review of our canal cruise. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the views, the music and of course - the food during your cruise. It was a pleasure to...More

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