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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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Visitor rating
  • 137
    Excellent
  • 57
    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
1st time - Loved it

Living in Ashbourne 8 years, 1st time we went to the Snailbox last month, we will return. lovely food & setting. The Bar was cosy by the fire for a pre dinner drink. We wnt up with family visiting from UK. So they loved the Music after dinner. We all complimented the wait staff for Great food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Chris M
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Ashbourne, Meath, Ireland
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
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English first
Ashbourne, Meath, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Living in Ashbourne 8 years, 1st time we went to the Snailbox last month, we will return. lovely food & setting. The Bar was cosy by the fire for a pre dinner drink. We wnt up with family visiting from UK. So they loved the Music after dinner. We all complimented the wait staff for Great food & service. We... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Lovely steak , rib eye, actually the potatoes with cheese and scallions were very tasty. Great mushrooms and onions . staff were efficient, the kids deal had several choices, good spot and a good deal for a few dollars more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My better half and I visited The Snailbox on a pleasant summer's evening to have a meal. In the car park we saw a rainbow in the sky which I took to be a good sign. To quote a phrase the joint was jumpin' but luckily we'd rang ahead and were given a seat for two with a nice window... More 

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Ashbourne, Ireland
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

All round top spot. Good value quality staff. I wouldn't say it's " must go" or "must see" type place but if you're hungry and nearby then definitely go

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

While working close by and feeling hungry we where taken here for our meal and what a meal. The service and friendly happy staff was second to none, the food was well cooked hot and very large portions just what I like. On my travels to places I collect baseball caps (I have about 50) bit pined to the ceiling... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Really good honest food and very friendly staff, the restaurant was full but we were accommodated within twenty minutes

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about The Snailbox

Address: Killmoon | Killmoon House, Ashbourne, Ireland
Phone Number: +353-1-8354277
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Meath  >  Ashbourne
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 37
Cuisine: Irish

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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: Scenic view, Large groups

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?