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The Snailbox

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Killmoon | Killmoon House, Ashbourne, Ireland
+353-1-8354277
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: With old world character and charm combined with a modern and relaxed...
With old world character and charm combined with a modern and relaxed ambiance, we take pride in offering our patrons a relaxed and delicious dining experience which The Snailbox is renowned for. Having won the "Best Welcome & Customer Service Award" in 2010, we have built our reputation through our friendly and efficient service accompanied by the finest & freshest ingredients prepared by our Head Chef Monica and her team. Monica has now introduced her own range of Snailbox gourmet breads, and signature Snailbox desserts that are being served daily in our restaurant. Our menu philosophy is simple; fresh, tasty, home-made and locally sourced ingredients served to you with a smile. Click below to view any of our mouth-watering menus.
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  • 132
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Fantastic Owner

Had my Mum's surprise 85th birthday last week, 14 people in total. The owner ensured she was well looked after, was very attentive and pleasant and has a wicked sense of humor. The food was wonderful and plenty of it. When we got the bill we were told the teas and coffees were complimentary - a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
DublinBluebuddy
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Dublin
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
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Dublin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Had my Mum's surprise 85th birthday last week, 14 people in total. The owner ensured she was well looked after, was very attentive and pleasant and has a wicked sense of humor. The food was wonderful and plenty of it. When we got the bill we were told the teas and coffees were complimentary - a lovely touch and was... More 

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County Meath, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you did not know about the Snail Box you would not know where to find it. But its always full when I go, so it seems a lot of people have stumbled on it. The food is always good and the deserts are to die for. Go North from Ashbourne for about 4 miles and Its signposted on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went here for my nieces communion, the place is spotless, bar staff very polite and friendly, Guinness was perfect, then brought to our table, pudding starter was beautiful, mains was lovely and espresso made just right. Will be back again and make a night of it with friends as it is such a welcoming establishment.

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Cavan, Ireland
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29 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Went invited for a special family event. We were seated in a private function room which had a bar & ladies & gents which were spotless & very modern. The choice of drinks in the bar was limited as it only had one small fridge for bottled drinks. The meal me had was excellent, lovely soup, a choice of main... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Two of us ordered a rib-eye and a sirloin steak; and they arrived exactly as we had ordered ie medium well rib-eye and very rare sirloin. The quality of the steaks were good and every bit was eaten. We ordered chips and baked potato with sour cream. These were a very good accompaniment; as was the pepper sauce. The restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went here with my wife and 2 kids (4 and 6 yrs). The kiddies menu is the best I've seen, great choice and although slightly more expensive than the norm, you are paying for quality. Kids cleaned their plates and myself and my wife both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. It's value for money in my opinion and I had no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had dinner here yesterday and it was very nice. The restaurant itself is quite spacious and the caps on the ceiling look good. Service was very good too not too pushy but always around when needed. We had Brie to start which was delicious followed by a steak, chicken mushroom pasta and ba offie pie to finish which was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

four off us went for dinner and absolutely everything was excellent. The beef stir fry was top notch. Portion sizes are Massive so arrive hungry!! Can't wait to head back. Lovely location too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A nice spot to stop on the way home food very good nice and tasty just a little overpriced plenty of free car parking and excellent views if you can get a seat at the window

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Called in early on Friday evening while travelling through the area. Menu very nice with lots of choice. Place itself quite cosy, love the hats on the ceiling. Food was delicious, I had beef stir fry which was really tasty & great portion. Beef was tender and pepper sauce was spot on. My husband had a rib eye, again very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Killmoon | Killmoon House, Ashbourne, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Meath  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +353-1-8354277

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 36
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Scenic view

Description

With old world character and charm combined with a modern and relaxed ambiance, we take pride in offering our patrons a relaxed and delicious dining experience which The Snailbox is renowned for. Having won the "Best Welcome & Customer Service Award" in 2010, we have built our reputation through our friendly and efficient service accompanied by the finest & freshest ingredients prepared by our Head Chef Monica and her team. Monica has now introduced her own range of Snailbox gourmet breads, and signature Snailbox desserts that are being served daily in our restaurant. Our menu philosophy is simple; fresh, tasty, home-made and locally sourced ingredients served to you with a smile. Click below to view any of our mouth-watering menus.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?