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The Boathouse

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Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Castleknock Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 815 7255
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The boathouse is beautifully situated beside the lake in Farmleigh. It offers a limited menu but the fare is excellent. The staff are full of good humour and personality without being over familiar. I went there for a business lunch and was very pleasantly surprised. The setting, the food and the staff resulted in a lovely experience. Would recommend the... More 

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Thank Rosenallis
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Really nice food! And a good price! Lovely setting, and with a covered deck you could just imaging a relaxing coffee watch the ducks as the rain comes down. This trip had full b'fast and bagel Bacon cream cheese two coffees. Really enjoyable, filling and good price. Staff manners fantastic and attentive. Makes a difference.

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Thank thomas m
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I absolutely love the setting of this restaurant. If it is anyway dry at all try get seating on the outside balcony bit of the restaurant as it is practically on the water, so you can enjoy your fab breakfast/lunch while literally sitting on natures doorstep. I think this is the best spot I have found for breakfast in the... More 

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Thank Stabilo2
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Lovely stop for coffee or more. I have only had scone and coffee here, but they are very tasty, my scone was full of fresh raspberries. Sat outside on the decking, which overlooks a duckpond. Lovely, sunny spot with relaxing music in the background makes this one of the most enjoyable coffee spots in Phoenix Park.

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Thank lilacDublin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We discovered this cafe in the spring and now visit regularly for coffee and sometimes cake after a walk in the park. Staff are very pleasant,coffee delish,and the balcony over the pond is a very relaxing de-stressor. Feeding the ducks is one of life's simple and enduring pleasures. Cakes look fabulous but can be disappointing, but gluten free cakes are... More 

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Thank Heckety B
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Lovely restaurant overlooking the lake, in fine weather it is lovely to sit outside and watch the ducks, etc on the water. Good selection of food at reasonable prices. Great selection of gateaux.

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Thank Maura D
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Great destination for families, couples, kids, friends etc. You can have your tea/coffee with some snacks on the Boathouse by the lake with plenty of ducks around you. it's amazing! Haven't seen such a place in Dublin so far ! Highly recommended especially in sunny days.

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Thank TheDubliner_Girl
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Enjoyed afternoon tea here recently with an absolutely delicious apple tart, which I would definitely recommend. It was a bust day as it was sunny outside. Selection of seating both inside & out and suitable for all ages.

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Thank matishamatatti
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

To sit and relax and let the world go by, whilst enjoying the park, pond, indoors or out, rain or sunshine - lovely food, ambience, unexpected and sophisticated.

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Thank Caroline L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Despite international VIP visitors in the Park, our visit to the boathouse at Farmleigh was delightful. Food was very good and a very high level of service. A modern facility but set in beautiful surroundings, we sat outside in the decking over the small lake, surrounded by wildlife.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Castleknock Dublin 1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Castleknock
  • Phone Number: +353 1 815 7255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?