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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 3 days ago via mobile

The experience of gliding across the canal was quite relaxed. The working of the locks was interesting to watch. The seating below decks are a bit cramped, but the staff is amazing and the food very good. Lovely viewing area on the top deck. Perfect...More

Thank JSkywalk3r
Orla W, Crew at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi JSkywalk3r, Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable experience on board the Canal Boat Restaurant. All the best, Canal boat restaurant crew

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this for our group of 6 many months in advance as a special finish to our 12 days in Dublin. I would love to give it 5 stars, but a couple factors prevent that. Yes, the restaurant is lovely, clean, and nice décor....More

Thank Dragon69
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We recently rented out the boat for a 2 hour cruise along the Grand Canal. It was stunning! We loved everything about it. From the staff being so accommodating with the organisation and hosting to the beautiful scenery and the canapés. I would definitely recommend...More

Thank JaneWood555
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Took this dining experience with a group of 8 friends, and we were blown away. The trip only goes down two canal stops but the experience was excellent. Make sure to go up on deck for some of the journey, and particularly at the locks....More

Thank Hugh F
Reviewed 5 July 2018

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

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MVCadhla, Crew at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

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 1 July 2018 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 5 July 2018

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 29 June 2018

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 5 July 2018

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 24 June 2018

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

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MVCadhla, Crew at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

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

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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

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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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