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Address: Mespil Road | Dublin 4, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 1 473 1000
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Thu - Sat 20:00 - 22:00
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Welcome to Canal Boat Restaurant! Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal on our...

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 travel between Charlemont Place (beneath the Charlemont Luas stop on the Green line) and the Grand Canal Theatre. Savour your pre-dinner drinks whilst watching the world go by

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Adrien G
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Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Adrien G
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this review

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. Many thanks once again for dining with us and we hope to welcome you on... More 

North Richland Hills, Texas
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514 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 headed to lower deck for dinner.

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Thank Ron R
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this review

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 have you and your friends on board! Best regards, The Canal Boat Restaurant Team More 

Dublin
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 views along the canal taking in Baggot Street towards Mount Street. I believe the barge... More 

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MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this review

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 - we hope that you had the chance to enjoy a pint of the ‘black stuff’... More 

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 new friends. Only down fall is would be very challenging if not impossible for someone... More 

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Thank kmm26c
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this review

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, particularly our balladeer. Many thanks once again and if you return to Ireland for another... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
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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 boat

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Thank Olive118
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this review

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, The Canal Boat Restaurant Team More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I have been on this attraction 3 times already and just got tickets for the 4th time. Its such a cosy atmosphere on board. Food is fabulous and the staff are very friendly and efficient. The first time I was on board, the cruise started at the Charlemount hotel and went straight down to Bord Gais Theatre (Grand Canal Theatre).... More 

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Thank bfleming2017
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Bernie, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. I was delightful to read your wonderful feedback about our Dinner Cruise and in particular the comments for all our staff members. I will ensure that your kind words are passed onto them all. Many thanks once again for taking the time to send us your... More 

Clare
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356 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Went on this cruise recently and really enjoyed my evening. Would recommend arriving a bit earlier then departure time so you can sit on deck and enjoy a drink. The food was very tasty. The staff were friendly and the service very quick. Eating area a little on the snug side so try not bring massive coats or bags.

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Thank Voilareally
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send us your great review of our Dinner Cruise. We are glad to hear that you had such a lovely evening on board. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to welcome you back on board in the future. Best regards, The Canal Boat Restaurant Team More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

What a wonderful experience to round off our brilliant short break in your lovely city. I still cannot believe the quality of the food that you produce from that tiny kitchen, I am in awe of your chef. I had the fish and I can honestly say it was the most fresh and delicious fish I have EVER tasted! As... More 

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MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send us your fantastic 5* review of our Canal Boat Restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time dining on board with us and we will be sure to pass your compliments on to our chefs. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to welcome... More 

Magheralin, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

A nice evening with a three course meal. It is a little snug inside but you will really get to know the people at either side of you. The craic was great and we met some very nice people sharing the experience. We were on the 8pm cruise so it got dark very soon after we were under way so... More 

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Thank Howard D
MVCadhla, Manager at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Howard, Thank you for taking the time to review our Canal Boat Restaurant. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your evening on board with us and particularly the restaurant atmosphere. We would be absolutely delighted to welcome you back on board next year to enjoy the Grand Canal on a sunny summer afternoon. Thanks once again, The... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I have wanted to do this dinner/canal cruise for the past 10 years or more and I wasn't disappointed by the experience. We were given time for a lovely relaxing drink up on deck and moved downstairs for our menu selections afterwards. I thought the food choice was very good, and very well presented. The tables are very close together... More 

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Thank Anne-Ellen
MVCadhla, Owner at Canal Boat Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Anne-Ellen, Thank you for sharing you review of Canal Boat Restaurant with the TripAdvisor community. We are humbled to hear you enjoy your experience of dining on the Canal Boat Restaurant. We are also extremely thankful for you recommendation. We do hope to welcome you again soon. Thanks, Canal Boat Restaurant More 

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