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The Canal Bank Cafe

#158 of 2,007 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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146 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin d4, Ireland
+353 1 664 2135
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a local neighbourhood resturant that we love for its chicken wings and steaks,always has a good buzz

Thank Mary C
Wilton Manors, Florida
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168 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even the small amount of appetizers were too expensive for a place with a little above average food and plenty of noise.

Thank valerie115
Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Came in here on a Sunday morning just 2 of us....It was soo busy...luckily we managed to get a table...the staff are soo nice and attentive. And the room itself is lovely...I got the breakfast and it was delicious...exactly what I needed to start off the day....will defo be back

Thank niamh114
Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its not often you find a restaurant that always produces the goods but The Canal Bank Cafe off Leeson Street ticks all the boxes. This is a 'nice' place to eat, nice location, nice people and nice management. There secret weapon of course is their Chicken Wings and the relaxed atmosphere, which the entire family will go for religiously. Not... More 

Thank PDM-Dublin-Ireland
Centereach, New York
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited for lunch - table for 1. Service was good. Very quaint and comfortable restaurant. I had a cheeseburger and fries/chips, delicious! Terrific place for lunch and catching up with friends. Highly recommend it.

Thank LMT5150
County Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For my starter I enjoyed a salmon dish....thick slices marinated, served with pickled cucumber, salad and sauces. It was just perfect. Awakened the tastebuds, and lasts on the memory. The main course I chose was another special of the day - this dish was bland in comparison, although the hake was well cooked, the lightly cooked vegetables accompanying it had... More 

Thank GloryRoad1
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always like to drop in here when I'm in the area on business. The reason I keep returning... The wings. I've had wings all over the world and these are in the top 5 for sure.

Thank DHAS2611
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nearly walked past this place on the way to another place for a late dinner near my hotel. But there was space and it looked quite nice. So quickly seated with the advantage of a window table for a lone diner to pass the time looking out of. That one of the staff noticed and took the time to offer... More 

Thank colin t
Preston, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

Called in here after recommendation from our hotel as its close proximity. We were seated straight away despite being very busy...served promptly... good varied menu... I chose the soup of the day and fish n chips...other half chose humous platter and a burger...arrived in a reasonable time despite being a busy night...food was of a good standard overall...only niggle being... More 

Thank Antony-Andrew
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Cozy little restaurant near the Clayton Hotel in Burlington Road. Good food, great portions, huge burgers too....

Thank allinthesky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $37
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin d4, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 664 2135

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