Canal Boat Restaurant
Canal Boat Restaurant
4.5
About
Welcome to the Canal Boat Restaurant! Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal freshly prepared on board, from the finest locally sourced produce. Our eco-friendly, replica Guinness Canal Barge glides silently and smoothly along a beautiful stretch of Dublin's Grand Canal. We depart from Mespil Road (across from the Mespil Hotel) and cruise along a stunning tree lined stretch of the canal, past Georgian houses and under Georgian bridges. Watch as the lock keepers open and close the locks by hand, exactly how they were operated when the locks were first commissioned in 1798. Savour your pre-dinner drinks from our on board bar whilst watching the world go by.
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Jennifer O Grady
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We had a hen party on the canal boat restaurant and I cannot thank the staff enough for an incredible day! They were so attentive and helpful. They took pictures and videos for us and created the most perfect atmosphere for our group. We had a blast!
Written 24 March 2024
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Mike S
Peterborough, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I was totally surprised at how good this experience was. The food was just outstanding as was the service staff. I did not expect such great food on such a small boat. The 2 hours went by very quickly and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The boat goes through a tunnel(under a bridge) and a lock and then back again. Make sure you go topside during the lock transit as it is very interesting. There was a crew of 8 who took very good care of all 18 passengers. Special thanks to Captain Dan, and all the rest of the crew.
Written 15 September 2023
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Martha M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Phenomenal! Truly! Best dining experience worldwide! Extraordinary staff- wait and culinary staff combined to provide to each guest a special and personalized evening! For my birthday! —-They went over the top with full staff table side candle lit dessert wishes! 🎂
And! The dinner was truly exquisite! All freshly made aboard by chef laboring since 7 am!
smoked salmon tartar is a unique treat not to be missed! Special kudos to our servers- Berniece and Nicole
Written 1 September 2023
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Sarah C
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Booked a 2hr cruise for the beginning of a hen party. Great way to start off the day, the cruise was perfect for drinks and games, and the staff went out of their way to be kind. Very handy for those that only wanted to attend part of the day too. Highly recommended.
Written 16 August 2023
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Carla K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
We rented the boat for 2 hours for my friends hen party and from start to finish it was amazing! Nicole was incredible, making sure we were all having a good time and that we had everything we needed. She also took lots of photos and videos for us to send on which was hugely appreciated. We ordered the canapés and the food was fantastic. Highly recommend for somewhere different to host a party in Dublin!
Written 6 August 2023
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Sarah H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Went there for my birthday, the service was impeccable, the food generous and good, the scenery was super romantic ! Can't recommend it more for a lovely date !
Written 5 August 2023
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Julie C
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
We had a surprise birthday party for our mum on this boat today. We chose this as a venue as it was something different. However, we were blown away by the amazing staff, fantastic food and all around great ambiance. We had a 3 hour booking and it went too fast. The staff went above and beyond to help the mostly elderly guests. I cannot recommend this enough. A wonderful experience.
Written 23 July 2023
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andrew b
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We had our wedding venue on board and would highly recommend it for its delicious food, extraordinary staff and service. The best experience of life time. 100% recommendable. Awesome !
Written 19 July 2023
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Barry H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Business
Our team had a wonderful time on the canal boat! Everyone was saying it was the best corporate event they’ve been to in years.

Huge credit goes down to the staff who made us feel so welcome. They catered to all our needs and everyone had a smile on their face throughout.

Food was fresh and tasty, credit to the chefs.

Special shout-out to the working staff: Beatriz, Roberto, Emilio, Dan, Nicole, Kevin and Rajeev.
Written 14 July 2023
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SuzNTDublin
Dublin25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
As a group of ten, we did the cruise last Friday to celebrate a family birthday & highly recommend it. It was grt fun. The food was delicious and the staff are second to none. Fantastic customer service, well done to all and thank you for a very memorable experience.

Written 28 May 2023
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