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The Boxty House

) #78 of 2,013 Restaurants in Dublin $$ - $$$, Seafood, Irish, Bar
20-21 Temple Bar, Dublin D2, Ireland
+353 1 677 2762
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Irish, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20-21 Temple Bar, Dublin D2, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good food in fun relaxed atmosphere near Temple Bar. Reasonable prices. Friendly staff. Seemed steadily busy but not a huge wait

Thank Sungirltoo
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had never tried boxty before, and was curious. I walked away going, "I have to learn to make this at home." The food was great, the service even better, and the atmosphere was pretty upscale considering the price of a meal was really reasonable...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Recommended to us by a family member, we booked for a Thursday night and was glad we did. Very busy, buzzing atmosphere. Would use the word cozy but it was a little cool temperature wise - a few folks with coats on, huddling a bit....More

Thank Curlypow44
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First of all if you are going for dinner I recommend a reservation- we booked a while on advance and were very glad we did as it was packed on a Thursday night and saw several people had to be turned away or wait a...More

Thank Amanda B
BoxtyHouse, General Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this review

Hi Amanda, Thanks for the great review. Regards The Boxty House

Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here on the recommendation of some friends who have been to Dublin before, and we fell in love at first sip! The bar staff are cheeky, so be prepared for some lively and quick witted conversation. Great selection of beers on tap from all...More

Thank miriah48
BoxtyHouse, General Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this review

Hi Miriah48 Thanks for the review, and delighted you enjoyed the banter with our Bar Man. Regards The Boxty House

Reviewed 3 days ago

After seeing this place on Delicious Destinations on the Travel Channel, we had to try it on our recent trip to Dublin. It was a short wait to get a table. We split one of Andrew Zimmerman's recommendations, the Boxty platter. It was delicious. I...More

Thank dranke
BoxtyHouse, General Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this review

Hi Dranke Thanks for the review Regards The Boxty House

Reviewed 3 days ago

Chose this restaurant due to type of food and the cost of the early bird menu which was reasonable. Quite busy but staff friendly and helpful. Seafood chowder, Irish stew and chicken Boxty were delicious. We enjoyed it so much we went again the next...More

Thank fallowsfamily
BoxtyHouse, General Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this review

Hi fallowsfamily Thanks for the review and thanks for visiting us twice! Regards The boxty House

Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was good but what really made our meal special was our waitress Isult, she was so helpful, knew what we wanted before we did and just amazing, really showed us that Irish charm we've all heard so much about back home.. Great place,...More

Thank maryb9hr
BoxtyHouse, General Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this review

Hi Maryb9hr Thanks for the review, delighted you enjoyed the service. Regards The Boxty House

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided to have lunch at The Boxty House because we weren't going to go back to the states without having cottage pie aka shepard's pie at least once while here in Ireland. I had to search through multiple restaurants that not only served cottage...More

Thank Elisabeth J
BoxtyHouse, General Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this review

Hi Elisabeth Thanks for the great review Regards The Boxty House

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food, central location in Temple Bar. Very busy with a great cosmopolitan atmosphere, especially at weekends.

BoxtyHouse, General Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this review

Hi RGAKAYS Thanks for the review Regards The Boxty House

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Danielle C
Will I need a reservation for lunch hours?
4 April 2017|
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Response from Smurphy2014 | Reviewed this property |
Only just this Q - apologies for slow response! We did not make a reservation but its a busy area so a risk I guess
Are you open Christmas Day ? How do I book ? What's the menu?
24 October 2015|
Response from BoxtyHouse | Property representative |
Hi Sean, I'm afraid we are not open on Christmas Day, however we are open every other day over the festive season. Our Christmas menu is available on our website. Hopefully we will see you over Christmas. Warm... More
Gillian D
Hey Guys, Would just like o know was it yourselves that was at the Athenry food festival this past weekend?? It was a campervan with boxty written on the sign I just want to write a review. Cheers me dears! :)
23 June 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 28
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20-21 Temple Bar, Dublin D2, Ireland (Formerly Gallagher's Boxty House)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 2762
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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.