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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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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

Really easy to book through the website, which clearly shows you availability to help in choosing the night you want. Booked for 13 of us from work to attend. From the moment we arrived the staff provided excellent service. When we boarded staff came to...More

Thank D8Venturer
MVCadhla, Crew at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to send us your fantastic review D8Venturer! We are thrilled to hear that you and the team had such a wonderful evening on board and that you recommend our venue so highly. It was a pleasure to have you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great way to spend two hours having dinner and going through the canal. The staff was amazing and the food was delicious. I would recommend this activity.

Thank Juna P
MVCadhla, Crew at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to send us your 5 star review Juna! We are delighted to hear your feedback. With warm regards and many thanks, The Canal Boat Restaurant

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hired the Canal Boat Restaurant out for a private function on 22-June-2018. Every single member of staff were just brilliant. Friendly, helpful, professional and went out of their way to make sure we were happy. For example; when they didn't have some obscure thing I...More

Thank Hugh M
MVCadhla, Crew at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Hugh, Thank you for taking the time to send us your wonderful review! We are absolutely thrilled to read your comments and we will be sure to pass your compliments on to all of the staff. Many thanks once again for booking with us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend told me about this for a group outing as it was also my birthday decided to treat myself. The food is to die for, every course delish and well presented. Staff very helpful and pleasant, the evening was sunny so a lovely 2...More

Thank mysteryones
MVCadhla, Crew at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review mysteryones, we are delighted that you came on board to celebrate your birthday with us! It was a pleasure to have you and we are thrilled to hear that you had such a lovely evening with us. With warm...More

Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

The boat was lovely - well appointed, clean, a cut above what I expected. The food was good too, with a good choice all well prepared. Add to that the friendly service and the laid back character of the canal and a good time was...More

Thank Tim K
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Hi Tim, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time on board with us. It is always great to hear feedback from guests and all the better when it is positive! We hope...More

Reviewed 23 April 2018

We booked the canal boat for a two hour cruise on Saturday night. We had the best time and could not say enough good things about the whole experience. From Lysette organising to have our decorations put up, to the crew on the night (Orla,...More

Thank fimurph2018
MVCadhla, Crew at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Hello Fiona, Thank you for taking the time to send us your fantastic 5 star review, we are delighted to hear that you and the girls had such a wonderful evening on board! It was a pleasure to have you and the whole crew are...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018

my husband booked this for a surprise. it was lovely, very romantic and perfect for a date. the staff are all lovely. the food was really good. really enjoyable. would have loved to stay on longer but it was still brilliant.More

Thank saraghlou
MVCadhla, Crew at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Hello Sara, Thank you for sending us your wonderful feedback from our dinner cruise, we are so thrilled to hear that you and your husband had such a fantastic evening on board. We hope to welcome you back again in the future, Best regards, The...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

We decided to have our team building activity at Canal Boat Restaurant, to be honest I have to say it was the best option that we could do. The pre, in, and post event comunication was excelente, I want to say thanks to Lyssett for...More

1  Thank Lisbella G
MVCadhla, Marketing Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hello Lisbella, Thank you for taking the time to send us your wonderful review of our Canal Boat. Lysette and the team will be thrilled to read your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your colleagues on board and we hope...More

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Good spot,food was nice,staff very friendly,cruise is over very quick and as others said cant see much below deck unless you want to go outside,not the best idea in nov weather. Food was lovely,portions couls be a bit bigger Bar closed very quick,not good when...More

1  Thank larrrrrryyyyyy
MVCadhla, Marketing Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Dear Larry, Thank you for sending us your review of our dinner cruise, we are delighted to hear that you and your colleagues enjoyed the evening on board! Regards, Laura Canal Boat Restaurant

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Booked this for my work team - one person was running late and the staff where very accommodating and waited and extra few minute for their arrival. Overall it was an nice experience (we had a few overseas visitors). Food was average - a little...More

Thank BlueJeans255
MVCadhla, Marketing Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Dear BlueJeans255, Thank you for joining us for an evening on the canal and for sending us your feedback. Many thanks also for your lovely comments about our staff on board; we are always delighted to hear that guests find our team to be so...More

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philomenabonner
10 June 2018|
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Response from MVCadhla | Property representative |
Good afternoon Philomena, Thank you for your questions, I hope you are well today. A child ticket is priced at €23.75 and an adult is €47.50, this can be booked directly with ourselves. Many thanks, Lysette
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Josie L
8 January 2018|
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Response from MVCadhla | Property representative |
Hello Josie, Thank you for your question, I hope this day finds you well. A child ticket is priced at €28.50 each. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. With warm regards and... More
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