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La Peniche

Grand Canal, Mespil Road Jetty, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Ranked #550 of 1,844 Restaurants in Dublin
Price range: $0 - $22
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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

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
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Brilliant.. Could not have asked for better service.. The food was 5star and fabulous. If you like top quality food and service this is the place to go.

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The staff was helpful on the phone with the booking and with directions to the barge. The food was excellent, the staff was friendly & my father had a memorable experience for his 70th Birthday

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Went there for a birthday celebration and we were not let down. Each course was better than the last. The service was just spot on. All 4 of us rated it higher than Chapter One and I loved my visit there. This is a must visit and we will be going back many times I think.

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