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“Great fun.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Boxty House

The Boxty House
Ranked #90 of 2,526 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$27
Cuisines: Seafood, Irish, Bar
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Good for: Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Guildford, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great fun.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stumbled on this gem as we searched for a quick lunch. the menu is great as is the food. I recommend the seared Kilkenny trout. The place is atmospheric and the staff are funny, efficient and eager to please and for you to really enjoy the experience. One of the best in Dublin and we went to quite a few good ones whilst there.

  • Visited March 2017
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Locals and tourists in the Temple Bar area, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very casual spot with hearty, authentic food. Waiter was very friendly. We just popped in late on a Thursday night and were seated in about 15 min. Seemed like a mix of locals and tourists.

  • Visited March 2017
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect all around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best meals we had in Dublin! The atmosphere is great, very cozy, there's a fireplace in the main bar area, yet you're located right in the middle of Temple Bar. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Must go to.

  • Visited March 2017
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Atmospheric cosy food & drink ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food (we had Irish stew, soda bread and Irish coffee ). Really friendly staff. Excellent service, would highly recommend

Visited March 2017
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fun atmosphere, unexceptional food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Boxty House Restaurant is situated on 20-21 Temple Bar, Dublin. It’s a very popular area of Dublin with numerous pubs and restaurants, and plenty of people most nights of the week. Customers are promised a genuine taste of modern Ireland with the warmth of a country kitchen down the west.

We visited on a Friday night after being unable to get in at the Elephant & Castle nearby. We weren't overly hungry, so opted to just have a couple of drinks and some main dishes. My girlfriend opted for a bowl of Gallagher’s Irish Stew and I went for the chicken boxty. A boxty by the way is a traditional Irish potato pancake mostly associated with the north midlands of Ireland. I also ordered a side of colcannon, a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes with kale and cabbage.

The sauce on the pancake was rich and thick, the chicken a little overcooked, and the colcannon was very moreish. The dish reminded me a lot of a Mexican burrito in terms of its construction and I'd like to try a chili con carni boxty some time.

The Gallaghers Irish stew was steaming hot and the soda bread was very tasty. The meat didn't seem to be of particularly high quality in either dish.

What we had was okay. I can’t get overly excited about it and given that we paid over 50 Euros for the food and a couple of pints of Heineken I wasn’t blown away by the pricing. But that’s Temple Bar for you…

  • Visited March 2017
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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