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“Great Place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Boxty House

The Boxty House
20-21 Temple Bar, Dublin D2, Ireland (Formerly Gallagher's Boxty House)
+353 1 677 2762
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Ranked #84 of 1,890 Restaurants in Dublin
Price range: $12 - $31
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, Gastropub, Wine Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Our restaurant has been at the beating heart of a dynamic, contemporary community for over 25 years. Our customers experience a genuine taste of modern Ireland, full of eclectic talking points and the warmth of that country kitchen down the west. Today, our restaurant caters for up to 2000 local and international customers a week. The relaxed, warm atmosphere provides a natural habitat for conversation to flow easily and to share stories. Come join us in the heart of Temple Bar, and discover what it means to be Irish. Totally Irish.
Conwy, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Superb food and a great welcome. A first clss place to dine. Friendly staff, would go back again and again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BoxtyHouse, Public Relations Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
And we hope you do become a regular visitor to the Boxty House! Great to hear we could provide you with excellent food and a warm welcome. We like to think it's what we do best.
We wish you a very happy New Year and look forward to welcoming you back in 2013.
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“Average Tourist Trap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Average is what I'd describe this experience as, nothing was awful, but there were virtually no highlights to speak of

We had a boxty and the burger, which were both passable. The soda bread was a real let down, didn't seem at all fresh. Desert selection was extensive and the two we chose, apple pancake and brownie were again ok, but unremarkable

The ambience and location were the real winners

Visited December 2012
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BoxtyHouse, Public Relations Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor.
Listening to customer feedback is a very important way for us to move forward in providing our clientele with the best possible experience. Your review has been passed on to our head chef who will reassess the dishes you sampled.
We hope you come back and give us a chance to change your view of us next time you visit Dublin.
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Best in Dublin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I absolutely love this place. Having spent a lot of time in Ireland and coming from an Irish family, I know how hit and miss the food can be, but they nail it everytime. The food is an excellent take on traditional Irish fayre, but they've taken away the bits about Irish cooking which weren't so good resulting in an excellent menu and a tough choice when it comes to decision time. Price wise, it is pretty good especially when you consider the location and definitely cheaper than other restuarants in the area. Atmosphere is fantastic and the staff wonderful too. Highly recommend!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BoxtyHouse, Public Relations Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Wow! We are truly flattered by your review. To be described as 'the best in Dublin' has really put a spring in our step for the New Year. Thanks a million for recommending us so highly, have a very happy New Year. We hope you will come and visit us again in 2013.
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“real irish faire”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

visited this place with a group of 6 friends, great irish food and service. looked hard for a place that does boxty. a good deal even if in a very tourist part of town!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BoxtyHouse, Public Relations Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Delighted to hear that you and your friends found us after your long search for boxty!
The Boxty House has been serving boxtys and other traditional Irish food for the last 25 years, so we were in Temple Bar long before it became a popular destination for tourists. We love our location as it gives our restaurant a great mix of both local and visiting clientele where people can enjoy a quiet dinner or spark up a conversation with a complete stranger.
We wish you a happy New Year and hopefully we will see you and your friends in 2013 for more boxty.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Great Food - Excellent service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Definitely made the right decision to eat here!!

The food was incredible and the service was second to none. Haven't eaten much Irish cuisine and so was a little unsure of what to choose from the menu. Couldn't decide between 2 soups, so we were given a portion of each to taste..... Our waiter chose a fantastic mains dish for me based on my likes and it was very enjoyable.
Even though I was full from the generous portion, had to try the amazing baileys cheesecake and wasn't disappointed.
Overall excellent meal.

Visited December 2012
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BoxtyHouse, Public Relations Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Reviews like this make all our hard work worth while!!!
We are so pleased that The Boxty House was the first place you got to sample real Irish food and even better that you found it to be so satisfactory. Thank you for taking the time to review us and we hope to see you again in the New Year.
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