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Canal Boat Restaurant

Mespil Road | Dublin 4, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 473 1000
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Food was appalling. Beef was like rubber and tasted really horrid. Staff were superb which averaged... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
gab191
Absolutely loved loved loved it!!!!

Great food, great service, great experience. Highly recommended. The captain made a point of... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Paula B
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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 good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Mespil Road | Dublin 4, Dublin, Ireland
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+353 1 473 1000

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was appalling. Beef was like rubber and tasted really horrid. Staff were superb which averaged it out. Won't be doing this again!!More

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MVCadhla, Marketing Executive at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Gab191, Thank you for dining with us on the Canal Boat Restaurant. I am sorry to hear that the meal was not to your taste. I am surprised to read your comments about the beef, as typically we receive fantastic reviews for this dish...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great service, great experience. Highly recommended. The captain made a point of talking with all of the patrons and the staff were extra special and professional. Food was delicious

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MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Paula, Thank you for your fantastic review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your cruise.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the years looking at and walking by Dublins Canals I never imagined myself being on a Canal boat dining and sipping prosecco on a balmy Dublin afternoon. We didn't plan to go on the trip that day it was actually a suprise from the...More

Thank williamkellett
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello William, thank you for taking the time to send us your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening on board.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very fun. we all had a great time there. Food and service nice. It is worth to try it. Interesting to see the canal

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MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful feedback paco907, it was great to have you on board!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wonderful way to spend an evening. The food and scenery were wonderful. Wished it would have been longer. The guitarist played thru dinner and we where teasing him about the All Ireland Gaelic football game on that night, he was rooting for "Dub" and our...More

Thank pat f
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Pat, we are delighted to read your wonderful 5* review of our cruise. It was a pleasure to have you on board!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Night was fantastic, all staff were great & helpful in answering questions regarding the canal/lock process. Food was great & served in timely manner.

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MVCadhla, Marketing Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review Aquila2015, we are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful evening on board. Kind regards, Laura

Reviewed 1 September 2017

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Ireland. It was relaxing after a long day traveling and touring around. The boat fits about 40 people. It slowly goes up the canal while dinner is served and music and jokes are played along...More

Thank craigersemail2
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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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MVCadhla, Canal Boat Restaurant Crew at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

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 16 August 2017

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

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MVCadhla, Canal Boat Restaurant Crew at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

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 16 August 2017

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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MVCadhla, Canal Boat Restaurant Crew at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

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

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