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Grand Canal, Mespil Road Jetty, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353877900077
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: La Peniche on board Barge Riasc is an unparalleled experience in Dublin...
La Peniche on board Barge Riasc is an unparalleled experience in Dublin and is situated on the 200 year old Grand Canal, just ten minutes from Stephens Green. As the name suggests – for anyone that speaks French.
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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great experience, delicious food

We booked the boat for a private lunch time cruise for a friend's hen party. We had a fantastic time, the boat is very comfortable, the staff all very helpful and friendly and our 3 course lunch was delicious. Highly recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Laura K
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We booked the boat for a private lunch time cruise for a friend's hen party. We had a fantastic time, the boat is very comfortable, the staff all very helpful and friendly and our 3 course lunch was delicious. Highly recommended

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Dublin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Very disappointed. Despite written confirmation that the table would be held for my booking, when my pal called on the day in question to confirm, I was told that my booking had been given away. He tried to tell her that it had been the previous week that he had held it til but she had it in BLACK and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Had our Christmas party here and I love love love the concept and the barge itself was so cosy and cute and a real departure from the usual humdrum Christmas party. We went for the 42€ per person package which was an all inclusive deal: 3 courses and glass of bubbly on arrival and also included the cruise surcharge. The... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We dined in La Peniche last night. I booked it for my sisters hen night and we all had a great night. Staff were so friendly and the service was excellent. The food was excellent and definitely one of the nicest meals I have had. I would highly recommend La Peniche especially for group bookings.

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Europe
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Outstanding waitress. Really friendly. Disappointing that boat only goes a short distance then stops then starts etc. More novelty more than anything else. Food wasn't terrific. Very average. White wine not cold enough. Lovely red. Toilets a little smelly ! Dining room really lovely. Would I have another evening with friends /business. Not so sure. Think its a one night... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This barge restaurant, on the Grand Canal, by Baggot St. Bridge is great for a special occasion. It slowly makes its way along the leafy canal and through the locks while you dine. Great atmosphere and good food.

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Barged4, Owner at La Peniche, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the very positive review of your evening on La Péniche. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back on another occasion. More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

The food was absolutely beautiful. 5* couldn't fault one thing. The trip up the liffey not so exciting. But just go for the food amazing!!! There were 11 of us and Cian the captain was great we had 7 cameras between us and he took a photo with each one. The food was all cooked to order. Just cant say... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Excelent service! Delicious food! Wonderful service unforgettable night! Very pleased! Highly recommended we will come back!

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Dundrum, Ireland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Went for something different with a few friends on the barge. Food and service was well priced and the food was of excellent quality. A nice way to see Dublin from a view that you would not normally have. Small menu but tasty. Will be back.

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kildare
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85 reviews 85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Attended a function on La Peniche recently and got superb attention and service. However the food was not very warm and portion size was very small. The boat was nice but too many people in the one area. I think the meals are over priced for what ya get especially when we are in harder times. Enjoyable though!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Grand Canal, Mespil Road Jetty, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353877900077

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 22

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget

Description

La Peniche on board Barge Riasc is an unparalleled experience in Dublin and is situated on the 200 year old Grand Canal, just ten minutes from Stephens Green. As the name suggests – for anyone that speaks French.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am

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