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Grand Canal, Mespil Road Jetty, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353877900077
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1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    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
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recently dined here with a group or friends, and everybody loved it. how they produced the food they did in the tiny kitchen is beyond me. lovely to sit with a drink upstairs as we cruised along the canal. staff were lovely, would recommend for a novelty night out

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
kimchiqueen
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Dined on the Peniche at the Weekend as part of a Group. We had the best time. The atmosphere is just so relaxed and cozy. The staff were so accommodating and relaxed. We made plenty of use of the deck as the weather was dry and it was just such good fun...Well done La Peniche.

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Piacenza, Italy
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Lively and lovely atmosphere. Starter had mixed plate of meat and cheese thumbs up. Mains were only ok. Beef stew kind word for it. Lacked everything except meat. Throw a few challots and veg . Not restaurant standard in my view. Chicken looked ok. Great service. Can't fault anything else.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

recently dined here with a group or friends, and everybody loved it. how they produced the food they did in the tiny kitchen is beyond me. lovely to sit with a drink upstairs as we cruised along the canal. staff were lovely, would recommend for a novelty night out

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4 restaurant reviews
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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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 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
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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
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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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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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 22

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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