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La Peniche

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Grand Canal, Mespil Road Jetty, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 87 790 0077
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tullow, Carlow, Ireland
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a group of 24 for the early dinner sitting and cruise last Saturday evening to finish off a lovely afternoons shopping in Grafton Street. We had a wonderful time despite the miserable weather and many of the group took the opportunity to go up on deck to watch the boat going through the lock. The food was delicious... More 

Thank Lesley B
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107 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my recent evening out on La Peniche boat. My meal (goats cheese tart followed by stew) was really delicious and my friends dinner of soup and chicken was also lovely, The serving staff were friendly and the food came quickly. We had a really good evening! My only observation is not sure about the trip up and... More 

Thank Rachel7890
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We rented "La peniche" for a private party. The place was beautiful and the "tour" was lovely. We were allowed to put tour own music and party was so funny and confortable. Food was tasty, better than I expected; we país 27€/each and drinks were apart (a pint of Guiness, about 5 euro...). The staff was friendly.

Thank Sestaoarra_SO
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The atmosphere is really romantic and the place is cozy, perfect if you want a different experience as the boat moves through the Gran Canal. The staff is very friendly and the food was just delicious; as started we shared Goat Chees and Salmon, delighted! And for main course i had Roast Chicken and my partner Seabass, we were impressed... More 

Thank Carmen R
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I had this booked 4 weeks ago for last Sunday for a special occasion for a group of 5 friends. I rang on Saturday just by chance to ensure all was ok, to be told that they were closed due to lack of bookings. I asked when they intended on telling me this and they were very vague in their... More 

Thank Ciaran D
Valletta, Malta
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

We went for dinner on board La Peniche. The atmosphere is very nice and romantic, with very friendly staff/crew to make it even better. The food was amazingly good, beyond our expectations, 5 star level. Highly recommended.

2 Thank Debs103
Dublin, Ireland
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303 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

I enjoyed an excellent birthday party (someone else's) here on La Peniche. Welcomed on board with a glass of bubbly (arranged as part of the party), we descended into the main lounge of the barge. Stained wood, port holes, fixed lamps on each table. The interior here has so much character. The toilets even have character too. And I thought... More 

Thank Cristin L
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

We were visiting Dublin for Valentines weekend relatively last minute and wanted something a little different for dinner that night. We booked the last table on the 6pm service and it was really very lovely. We dined in the lower deck at cosy little tables. We were given a rose and some cava to begin which was a lovely touch!... More 

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Looking for something a little different, I booked this before our trip for our valentines get away. The boat is small and its very intimate which we liked. Food was off a set menu and was faultless considering its all made on the boat whilst we were sailing. Wine was great and not badly priced either! The three men on... More 

1 Thank EmilyMillieCarey
Castlebar, Ireland
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86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Went for a birthday dinner with my fiancee. Staff were friendly and the food is better than you would expect for a barge. Considering the price, the food and everything else I have to say that it was just great fun going up and down the canal locks on the barge. Give it a go yourselves!

1 Thank Chris P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grand Canal, Mespil Road Jetty, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 87 790 0077
La Peniche on board Barge Riasc is an unparalleled experience in Dublin and is situated on the 200 year old Grand Canal, just ten minutes from Stephens Green. As the name suggests – for anyone that speaks French.

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