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Address: Mespil Road | Dublin 4, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number:
(01) 473 1000
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Thu - Sat 20:00 - 22:00
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Welcome to Canal Boat Restaurant! Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal on our...

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 travel between Charlemont Place (beneath the Charlemont Luas stop on the Green line) and the Grand Canal Theatre. Savour your pre-dinner drinks whilst watching the world go by

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Great way to enjoy an evening meal

Went on this cruise recently and really enjoyed my evening. Would recommend arriving a bit earlier then departure time so you can sit on deck and enjoy a drink. The food was very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
Voilareally
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Clare

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Clare
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358 reviews
69 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Went on this cruise recently and really enjoyed my evening. Would recommend arriving a bit earlier then departure time so you can sit on deck and enjoy a drink. The food was very tasty. The staff were friendly and the service very quick. Eating area a little on the snug side so try not bring massive coats or bags.

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Thank Voilareally
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send us your great review of our Dinner Cruise. We are glad to hear that you had such a lovely evening on board. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to welcome you back on board in the future. Best regards, The Canal Boat Restaurant Team More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

What a wonderful experience to round off our brilliant short break in your lovely city. I still cannot believe the quality of the food that you produce from that tiny kitchen, I am in awe of your chef. I had the fish and I can honestly say it was the most fresh and delicious fish I have EVER tasted! As... More 

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MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send us your fantastic 5* review of our Canal Boat Restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time dining on board with us and we will be sure to pass your compliments on to our chefs. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to welcome... More 

Magheralin, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

A nice evening with a three course meal. It is a little snug inside but you will really get to know the people at either side of you. The craic was great and we met some very nice people sharing the experience. We were on the 8pm cruise so it got dark very soon after we were under way so... More 

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Thank Howard D
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Howard, Thank you for taking the time to review our Canal Boat Restaurant. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your evening on board with us and particularly the restaurant atmosphere. We would be absolutely delighted to welcome you back on board next year to enjoy the Grand Canal on a sunny summer afternoon. Thanks once again, The... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I have wanted to do this dinner/canal cruise for the past 10 years or more and I wasn't disappointed by the experience. We were given time for a lovely relaxing drink up on deck and moved downstairs for our menu selections afterwards. I thought the food choice was very good, and very well presented. The tables are very close together... More 

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MVCadhla, Owner at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Anne-Ellen, Thank you for sharing you review of Canal Boat Restaurant with the TripAdvisor community. We are humbled to hear you enjoy your experience of dining on the Canal Boat Restaurant. We are also extremely thankful for you recommendation. We do hope to welcome you again soon. Thanks, Canal Boat Restaurant More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic dinner cruise with a great staff! Dinner was quite tasty and the live music was very entertaining. Would defiantly do it again.

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MVCadhla, Owner at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Shane, thanks for taking the time to review the Canal Boat Restaurant! We're delighted to here you enjoyed your experience with us especially your dinner and the live music. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks again, Canal Boat Restaurant More 

Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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42 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The Canal Boat Restaurant Dinner Cruise is a very leisurely paced ride that passes through two manually operated locks. The dining room is below deck but after being seated and ordering there is plenty of time to sit on the open upper deck and take in some people watching along the banks of the canal while enjoying a complimentary glass... More 

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MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi 825Jack, thank you so much for your 5* review. We're delighted you enjoyed your time on board with us and that you found the cuisine to be of such a high quality, something we pride ourselves on. Wonderful that you and your party enjoyed the amazing sights and sounds of the Grand Canal on our unique dining experience, we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

If you,re in Dublin and you,re looking for a "different" dining experience that this is the place for you. Boarded the canal boat on a very wet and damp June evening - was greeted by a very friendly hostess who immediately showed us to our table. Our party consisted of myself, my husband and our sixteen year old son. On... More 

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MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank for writing such a lovely review of our dinner cruise! Our crew will be delighted to hear that both you and your family enjoyed the evening on board with us. More 

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant last week & was very disappointed with the food. I had previously communicated that I would require vegan options, we were assured this would not be a problem. There were also 2 vegetarians in our group. The starter was falafal which was ok, it came with salad but the main was awful. There was one option... More 

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MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that the meal was not to your taste and am very surprised to read your feedback, as we usually get fantastic reviews for our food. The vegetarian stew is a dish which many vegetarians and vegans have complimented us on in the past, I am very sorry that on this... More 

Washougal, WA United States
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

The experience was supposed to be a celebration of my high school friends 70th birthday. We only had a small window of time as we were leaving the next day. The service was so slow that it took forever to have dinner. The staff was pleasant but poorly trained and inefficient.

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Thank Ryan J
Castlebar, Ireland
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

I recently went on the dinner cruise on the canal boat with a friend. We had a very enjoyable night and would definitely recommend it. The staff were very friendly and accommodating The food was excellent which was surprising for small kitchen. I got a black pudding, bacon and peach salad for starter, which was unusual but very tasty. For... More 

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