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“Great food -- Excellent staff!” 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 #91 of 1,820 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $28
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, Wine Bar, Gastropub
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
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“Great food -- Excellent staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Booked a reservation in advance based on Tripadvisor reviews. Not a huge place and plenty busy so glad we had a reservation. Easy to find in Temple Bar. We were seated in the front bar-area dining area...only about 5-6 tables in that section. Food was good, fresh, inventive. What made our meal was our server, Martin. Quite the personality and refreshingly honest. Good food, inventive combinations. 1 starter, 3 entrees, 2 beers and 3 desserts....right at 90 Euro total. Lots of people there so you know the food is fresh and good. We left feeling that we had surely made the right choice....Martin made us feel at home. Will return if I'm ever in Dublin again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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BoxtyHouse, Public Relations Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Hi and thanks for the great review!!!
Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal so much and Martin was able to add to the experience! We really hope you return to Dublin soon and visit us again.
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“The perfect Dublin experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Just arrived in Dublin and our group had Gallagher Stew, Murphy Stew and Boxty pancakes. It was very tasty and the service was outstanding. A must place to eat!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 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, June 23, 2013
Hi Hrachinski!
Thanks for the wonderful recommendation, so glad you and your friends choose the Boxty House as your first dining destination in Dublin and that you enjoyed the food so much. Perhaps we will see you guys again for your last supper in Dublin?!
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“Good Irish Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We ate here based on the recommendation of our hotel. There are good Irish dishes here for a pretty decent price.

Visited May 2013
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BoxtyHouse, Public Relations Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Hi HappyTrails2U100!
We are happy you took your hotels advice and got to experience some traditional dishes in The Boxty House. Thanks a million for taking the time to review us, we hope you had a great trip to Ireland.
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“Wonderful Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

It's a hopping place and you'll likely need reservations, but they're worth it. The food is delicious, the beer is cold, and the servers are a lot of fun. If you are looking for a true Irish pub experience that is family friendly, this is the place for you. I particularly recommend the pick your own stew platter or the corned beef. The Bailey's ice cream was delicious, too. My only advice for the chef would be to keep the basil out of the apple pie. Other than that, 5 stars.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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BoxtyHouse, Public Relations Manager at The Boxty House, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Hi Tom,
thanks a million for recommending us to others, we were happy to read that you enjoyed your meal so much. Your comments about the dessert are much appreciated as that is a fairly new addition to our menu, we love to receive feedback and listen to our customers.

Thanks again, hopefully we will see you in the future.
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“Change from a pub & good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We loved our dinner and waiter! Mike was so nice and helped us with what to order. We started with a sampling appetizer that included a Boxty (pancake). My husband had a selection of beers, we enjoyed the lamb stew and lamb burger. Dessert of bread pudding with rum raisin icecream and sauce was tasty as well. It was a change from all the pubs in the area, very friendly, good service and tasty food.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 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, June 23, 2013
Hi Irene,
great to read that you and your husband experienced a real Irish meal along with Irish hospitality while on your holidays. Sounds like you both really enjoyed the food, so if you would like to try and cook up some Irish Stew or Boxtys when you get home please check out our video recipes on our website. We would love to hear how you get on. Unfortunately we won't be able to share Mike with you though!
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