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The Snailbox

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Killmoon | Killmoon House, Ashbourne, Ireland
+353-1-8354277
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
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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  • 179
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Amazing food

My husband and I love the snailbox great food rooms are cosy any chance we get we book this place. Anyone I have recommended it to have loved it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Deniseandantostravel
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County Dublin, Ireland
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County Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I love the snailbox great food rooms are cosy any chance we get we book this place. Anyone I have recommended it to have loved it.

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Thank Deniseandantostravel
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I could go on and on about The Snailbox and am only sorry we visited just once. From the moment you pull into the car park and admire the wonderful surroundings to the outstanding layout, service and food, it was simply a wonderful experience. We had a party of 25, some had been there sometime ago, but most had not... More 

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Thank Patrick C
Tralee, Ireland
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here with friends and while we all had a good time, it certainly had nothing to do with the food, for me at least. The location has nice views and great outdoor seating which would be great during the summer months. As for the interior, it's a large Irish bar/restaurant with good character and a ridiculous hat collection, I... More 

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1 Thank fredkay
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had such a lovely experience in here, from the minute we entered the hosts were so friendly and accommodating with my kids sat us in a booth, service was 100percent as a parent of twins dining out can be a nightmare. Couldn't have felt more welcome. Food was amazing from start to finish couldn't rate this place any higher well... More 

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Thank Debbie B
Dublin
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on the way home from a lovely morning exploring Balrath Woods. The staff where all friendly and accommodating. The decor is tired. The prices are high for what it is, €19 for Thai chicken curry, €16 for vegtable stir fry €17 for a pasta dish etc The food came and it was nice, and pasta dish served... More 

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1 Thank Jodiecharlie
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself my fiancé and her brother and sister stayed here over night. They offer an amazing deal for overnight accommodation and a 4 course meal!! No set menus no limitations nothing!! Service was incredible food was incredible we literally found no fault!!! Staff couldn't do more for us, especially Steven and Catherine!! Can't recommend highly enough!!

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Thank Davesmyth100
ire
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First heard about this place from a friend. Said we would give it. So glad we did. Great menu, fab food with so much choice, good friend service and the most amazing desserts I have ever had in my life!! 10/10 for there desserts. This place is a gem. Well worth a trip out too, and like us you won't... More 

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Thank loopylou86Ire
Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where do I start with the Snailbox? It's a FANATASTIC place to eat. It's quity typically Irish in the wooden decor, lovely views of the surrounding area and the staff who are THE most friendly you could ever meet. Warm and engaging and FUNNY to boot this is another of our regular places to eat. One of the things about... More 

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Thank Hotlips28
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always try their best to accommodate all customers in one of the most successful and busiest eateries in the whole county. Excellent service and excellent food. Children always welcome and catered for, and even the picky eaters also love their food here. Great selection of local produce for satisfying all the taste buds. Have been a favourite for many years... More 

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Thank Susan T
Dublin, Ireland
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic staff and the owner is a true gent, but €38 for two fish and chips is unreal!! if the fish was fresh. I would have no problem. but beer battered hake was no way fresh. Never again!!!

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1 Thank dublin6011

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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: International, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, 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
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?