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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 154
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 10
    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
Friendly and welcoming

Food was very good. The staff welcoming and friendly a meal away from Dublin in the country,Good s[acciouss grounds and wheel chair friendly

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Dublin
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
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Dublin
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Food was very good. The staff welcoming and friendly a meal away from Dublin in the country,Good s[acciouss grounds and wheel chair friendly

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had dinner with my family. Huge portions, value for money. Very friendly staff, special thanks to Steven. He was very efficient and great host. Food was nice. Like the cap ceilings. Will definitely be back.

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Ghent, Belgium
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I visited this restaurant with a larger group, business related. The food was very basic, nothing one couldn't cook himself. After the dinner we got some traditional irish music in the back of the restaurant, good if you like this...I didn't.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Booked table for 11 people service was great except for one waitress who may have been having a bad day. She was a bit impatient with the children in our group. Food was absolutely outstanding. Will definitely go back.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We live in England but wanted to celebrate our Silver Wedding anniversary in Meath, where most of my husbands family live and my in laws recommended the Snailbox. We had lunch there last autumn and had a quick look at the function room and a chat about using it and their accommodation. So over the phone and via email our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Dropped in without a booking and were greeted warmly and seated promptly. The menu has quite a bit to choose from so all tastes should be covered and the kids menu is very reasonable. The staff are really nice, friendly, and very efficient. Our food was delicious and enjoyed by all including the fussy one. The staff have plenty of... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We've been to the Snailbox twice recently and weren't particularly impressed with the dreary decor or food. We'd booked the first time but were sent to the cramped bar when we arrived as our table wasn't ready. The bar isn't great, with a television blaring and unhappy looking people standing around waiting for tables. Not ideal with a child. We... More 

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Clane, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

After an exhausting day in tayto park .. I googled places to eat near tayto park. It was after 7 and my 3 kids were really hungry. The google maps guided us the short drive from tayto park ( away from the traffic) and we hadn't made a booking but it was midweek and they fitted us in. What fabulous... More 

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Masaya, Nicaragua
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Very nice, family owned restaurant. We came there for late dinner and had exceptional service and food. The chicken liver pate was great, as well as the soup. Generally, the atmosphere was really cool - they have over a 1000 baseball caps hanging all over the restaurant. They had live music on the night we were there (it was a... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Someone told me that the Snailbox was great and to call after Tayto Park. It was bank holiday Monday, the place was full not realising you needed to book, luckily enough we got a table for 5. The food was excellent we got the main course and desserts, fantastic selection for kids. Reasonably priced, not too expensive. Delighted we went.... 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 16 - 37
  • Cuisine: Irish

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