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Canal Boat Restaurant

Address: Charlemont Place | Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 473 1000
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Ranked #93 of 284 Activities in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: 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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Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
3 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were a family party of eight. We were all very impressed with the barge itself and the on-board facilities. Also the staff were very helpful and professional. I did not go with high expectations of the food, but was very pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately the weather was pretty cool, so we spent most of the time below deck, but had... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

great staff, great food, lovely cruise through city. we want to do it again. very very well run and organised from minute of booking to drop off. amazing night in our own city.

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My husband and I took a canal dinner cruise last evening. It was just brilliant. The staff are lovely and the food is great. The weather was so great that we really enjoyed sitting on deck watching the world go by. We went from grand canal dock to Charlemont place. And watching the crew work the locks was very interesting... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My boyfriend and I took this trip on Saturday night for something different to do. It was so nice. The crew were really welcoming and we were all invited to sit on deck before we took off. The boat went from Charlemont Place and went down through all the locks till we got to the Grand Canal basin It was... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I attended an industry night on the Cadhla, the canal restaurant on November 14th. We were extremely impressed with the boat. The staff were efficient, friendly and all done with a smile. The food was excellent and the experience of slowly moving down the canal watching the city from a unique angle amazed us all. I would recommend everyone to... More

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235 reviews 235 reviews
32 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We had booked this on a deals voucher, making a great saving. You board the boat in front of the Dublin Hilton Hotel and it takes you on a leisurely journey through various canal locks ending up at the Grand Canal Basin near the Bord Gais Theatre. The 3 course dinner was excellent. My only quibble would be that the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This was a great dinner cruise. The 3 courses were yummy and there were a range of meals to choose which was great. It was so nice to sit outside on the top of the boat as we meandered down the canal watching the scenery go by. The staff are really friendly too.

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Atlanta, GA
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69 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This was a fun evening unexpectedly. The canal is small as is the boat but very pleasant to set up top and watch as you go through the canal locks. Dinner is prepared on board and its very good. The Irish folk singer was great and very enjoyable. He sang some original songs as well as those you knew. A... More

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5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

4 of us went on this cruise on Saturday... we had a brilliant time, barge is pristinely clean and well maintained, staff are very friendly, and the food produced is v. good, considering the galley is about the size of a small cupboard! I would highly recommend this trip for something different t 10/10.

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Dublin, Ireland
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40 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

There’s something so very pleasant about chugging along the canal watching the world watching people watching us go by! The barge is cosy and clean and very nicely lit. Spaces between the tables are rather cramped, but if you get in early (like we did) you can get a good seat just as you come down the steps into the... More

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