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The Boxty House

#109 of 2,116 Restaurants in Dublin
€€ - €€€Seafood, Irish,
20-21 Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin D2, Ireland
+353 1 677 2762
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“boxty” (1,274 reviews)
“stews” (189 reviews)
“corned beef” (169 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Irish, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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LOCATION
20-21 Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin D2, Ireland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Boxty House
1. Unique Irish Dishes
"do not visit this place without trying boxty fries"
Sarah C
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2. Our Own Jack Smyth Beer
"All three from the tasting flight simply blew me away"
andylawcc
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3. Excellent Service
"Service was amazing our waiter was nice and super funny"
Bobbie P
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2,841 - 2,850 of 3,787 reviews

Reviewed 4 September 2013

If you think the food here tastes good, you have never tastet great food before :( A big dissapointment. With so many good restaurants in Dublin, I would choose some place else.More

1  Thank Elisabeths1979
BoxtyHouse, Public Relations Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2013

Hi Elisabeths 1979, thank you for taking the time to review The Boxty House. I was sorry to read that you found your experience to be a 'big dissappointment' As you see from other reviews we do not usually let down or fail to impress...More

Reviewed 3 September 2013

First time eating a Boxty. Very tasty and filling. Waiter Martin was extremely helpful with great drink recommendations.More

Thank Rodney B
BoxtyHouse, Public Relations Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2013

Hi Rodney, thanks a million for taking the time to share your Boxty experience with others! We are so glad to hear that we were able to introduce you to this famous dish and that you enjoyed it so much. We hope we have converted...More

Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Lovely food presented very well, portions were very generous. Susanne our waitress was very attentive. The basement area seemed a bit duller than upstairs and as we had booked/ I had stated on the booking for my husbands birthday I had hoped to get a...More

Thank Heartwingsvictoria
BoxtyHouse, Public Relations Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2013

Hi Heartwingsvictoria, firstly thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor, your comments are very much appreciated. It's great to hear you and your husband enjoyed your meal so much and that Susanne was able to look after you both so well....More

Reviewed 3 September 2013

Diner for the family one evening in Dublin's Temple Bar area. Lots going on. This restaurant was quite full but we were found a nice table. Served by Bobby, on both occasions, the service was great, the explanation of the dishes was clear and the...More

Thank alan r
BoxtyHouse, Public Relations Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2013

Hi Alan, sounds like you and your family had a great meal on both occasions and we are happy to hear that Bobby was able to help you all find just the perfect dish. Thanks a million for visiting us on your trip to Dublin,...More

Reviewed 1 September 2013

I make a point of visiting Ghallager's Boxty House whenever I'm in beautiful Dublin as it is without a doubt one of the best eateries in the Temple Bar area. I was recommended this place by a taxi driver when I first visited the city...More

Thank PoshGypsyUK
BoxtyHouse, Public Relations Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2013

Hi Backpacker 1234! Thanks a million for making the Boxty House a regular place to dine when you are in Dublin. We are so happy we never let you down and you always have a great meal with us. Please let us know when you...More

Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

Just go and enjoy! This popular place deserves a visit. It is certainly not Michelin, but is Dublin! Nice, personal, charming atmosphere - all employees smiling. Even at stressful moments. Food is excellent value. Listen to the advice of the waiters. They know their menus....More

Thank Frederic O
BoxtyHouse, Public Relations Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2013

Hi Frederic, Thank you for visiting us, we truly believe that the wonderful atmosphere within The Boxty House could not be possible without our customers. Also, we are extremely lucky to have such a great team working for us, and thank you for your kind...More

Reviewed 26 August 2013

I just had lunch with my daughter and her boyfriend in the Boxty House. Food was lovely, so no complaints there. Our waiter was just about as rude as a waiter could be. He took our order and when it came to paying the bill,...More

Thank JimFarrell
BoxtyHouse, Owner at The Boxty House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2013

Dear Mr Farrell, Thank you for taking the time to review the Boxty House on TA. I was shocked to hear that one of our longstanding members of the Boxty Team was rude to you. This waiter has worked with us for close on ten...More

Reviewed 24 August 2013

Mmmmmm. This place is utterly fab. My sister and I had a review for eight. It was easy to find, and that's coming from a person who routinely gets lost in her own small town. I got the corned beef with cabbage and mash, and...More

Thank Erin S
BoxtyHouse, Public Relations Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2013

Hi Erin, great to read you and your sister got to experience our 'home away from home' atmosphere which can only really be shaped by the people who dine with us. It sounds like you and your sister got to have 'the craic' with your...More

Reviewed 23 August 2013

Fantastic stew and one of the rare value meals you will find in Dublin. Around 25E for 3 very nice courses. There aren't many places that will be that price and of that standard. I visited in Feb 2012 not September but I am only...More

Thank Kickingkyle
BoxtyHouse, Public Relations Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2013

Well we just appreciate the fact that you eventually got around to sharing your experience. Thanks for visiting, we are so happy you enjoyed your meal so much, hopefully you plan on returning soon.

Reviewed 22 August 2013

It was really nice to have a traditonal Irish meal while we were staying in Dublin. We've been back to this restaurant every time we've been here; very good atmosphere and the food is gorgeous. I had the Pork and quiness sasages with Boxty pancakes,...More

Thank Akitombo7
BoxtyHouse, Public Relations Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2013

Thanks a million for taking the time to share your experience with others, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal so much that you decided to make us a regular place to visit! You are right when you say that not all dished...More

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SJDoe
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Response from tonyfitzsimons | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, informal.
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Victoria K
13 November 2017|
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Response from BoxtyHouse | Property representative |
Hello Victoria, we have both menus available (A la Carte and Brunch). Thank you!
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Danielle C
4 April 2017|
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Response from BoxtyHouse | Property representative |
Hello Danielle, we usually recommend reservations for large groups, but if it is just two people it is easier to get a table at lunch time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$29
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20-21 Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin D2, Ireland (Formerly Gallagher's Boxty House)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > Temple Bar
  • Neighbourhood: Temple Bar
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 2762
  • E-mail
Description
Our restaurant has been at the beating heart of a dynamic, contemporary community for over 25 years. Our customers experience a genuine taste of modern Ireland, full of eclectic talking points and the warmth of that country kitchen down the west. Today, our restaurant caters for up to 2000 local and international customers a week. The relaxed, warm atmosphere provides a natural habitat for conversation to flow easily and to share stories. Come join us in the heart of Temple Bar, and discover what it means to be Irish. Totally Irish.
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