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Canal Boat Restaurant

Mespil Road | Dublin 4, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 473 1000
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Relaxing Dinner "Cruise" albeit very cramped with our Trafalgar 48 aboard

This venue offers a nice relaxing dinner in a slow-going barge (enclosed) on the historic Grand... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
EwanderingMan
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
Incredible experience!

On one of our last nights in Ireland we had dinner on the Canal Boat restaurant and it was... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Jeff S
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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 along a beautiful tree lined stretch of the canal, past Georgian houses and through ancient locks. Savour your pre-dinner drinks whilst watching the world go by
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 20:00 - 22:00
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 4 weeks ago

This venue offers a nice relaxing dinner in a slow-going barge (enclosed) on the historic Grand Canal. It was quite cramped, however, for our Trafalgar coach load of 48 folks on a tour. A staffer hand cranking the lock control to lower/and/raise the barge through...More

Thank EwanderingMan
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to send us your review EwanderingMan. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner cruise on the Grand Canal with us, particularly the lock demonstrations! It was a pleasure to have you on board!

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

On one of our last nights in Ireland we had dinner on the Canal Boat restaurant and it was wonderful. From succulent food to a warm and friendly staff and charming music play list, the experience was more than we hoped for! Thank you Nicolai,...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Enjoyed our recent evening on the Canal Boat Restaurant. Shared the boat with a large tour group but that did not detract from the evening. Room enough for all up top. Dinner is served below and it is very cozy. Our corner table had a...More

Thank amhOttawa
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Dear amhOttawa, Thank you for taking the time to send us the review of your dinner cruise. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening on board - particularly going through the Canal's locks. Many thanks once again for your lovely review and...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Well I'm writing this on behalf of my Mam. She has me pestered to write this up as she's just back from a birthday bash on the canal boat restaurant. She has been going on about how great this is for the past hour!! She...More

Thank orlaithkelly
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Hello Orlaith, Thank you very much for taking the time to send us this wonderful 5 star review on you mam's behalf! We are delighted to hear that she was so pleased with the night and that everyone on board enjoyed the celebrations. Our chefs...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

Great night out for a group of people - Food was good for quality considering it was made on a boat! We were lucky to get a lovely evening and could sit in and outside the boat. We met the owners and they were absolutely...More

Thank PremierSuitesDublin
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Dear PremierSuitesDublin, Thank you for taking the time to send us your fantastic 5 star review! We are delighted to hear that our dinner cruise was so well received by all in your group. It was great to have you on board! Best regards, The...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

The place and ambiance are lovely. The crew is very friendly. The food is delicious. Only negative point is the space.More

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Thank Adrien G
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear Adrien, Thank you for taking the time to send us your wonderful 5 star review of our dinner cruise. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your evening on board, and we will be sure to pass on your compliments to our staff....More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

We filled the barge with friends. Ours had just recently been refurbished. Originally the barge hauled Guinness from place to place. The three course meal was good, Brian sang Irish songs during beginning and end. We watched from the top deck for a while but...More

Thank Ron R
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Dear Ron, Thank you for taking the time to send us your 5 star review of our canal cruise. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the views, the music and of course - the food during your cruise. It was a pleasure to...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

A great way to spend an evening and food was great. We took off at 8pm and sailed up to Grand Canal dock taking in two lock openings on the way! It was interesting to see how the locks are still operated manually and the...More

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MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear wishfulDublin, Thank you for taking the time to send us your wonderful 5* review. We are delighted to hear that you had such a lovely evening on board with us. Our barge is indeed based on the design of the 1920’s Guinness barges -...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Came here as part of a tour group and was one of my favorite things we did! The service and meL where excellent, the entertainer was excellent- knew a surprising array of songs, was funny and had an amazing voice! Was a great experience with...More

Thank kmm26c
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear kmm26c, Thank you very much for sending us your fantastic 5 star review. We are truly humbled to hear that we were one of the highlights of your trip! We will be sure to pass on your kind words to all of our crew,...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Well worth a trip on the barge Food yummy Staff very pleasant Time went way too fast Great parking right beside the boatMore

Thank Olive118
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Dear Olive, Thank you for taking the time to send us your fantastic 5* review. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful evening on board. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back again on another occasion! Best regards,...More

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