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The Boathouse

Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Castleknock Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 815 7255
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good52%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“cakes” (7 reviews)
“panini” (2 reviews)
“phoenix park” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Castleknock Dublin 1, Ireland
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Reviewed February 15, 2018

This is possibly my favourite place to eat in Dublin. It's small, the furniture is somewhat basic, and you pre-pay your food at a counter. It's run by a chain, called Brambles. So far, not so promising. However, the food is excellent, especially the baked...More

Thank Jakub M
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

I visited this morning with my friend for a lovely walk. I've been several times for lunch or snacks and have always enjoyed it. It was Lovely and warm getting in out of the cold. Unfortunately I won't be back for breakfast. The scrambled egg...More

Thank Endorite
Reviewed November 5, 2017

What a lovely spot. We had lunch there along the waterway. Really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service.

Thank JJGoodell
Reviewed October 21, 2017

This is lovely little teashop located in the grounds of Farmleigh House, next to the lake. They have a small lunch menu with a good variety of snacks, sandwiches and soups. The food was very good quality and makes for reasonably priced lunch. You can...More

Thank TheAshPhipps
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff. Great food. Reasonable price. A regular spot for my family. Amazing location. Wonderful place for a walk. Any weather.

Thank fergo
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

The Boathouse is located in the centre of Farmleigh and overlooks a pond. They serve great coffee and cakes. If the weather is nice you can sit outside and feed the ducks. It is a lovely place to bring children.

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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

The food here is very tasty. There is a great selection of sandwiches and wraps etc which are very tasty. It's nice to sit outside over the pond. The cakes are a bit expensive. It's a nice place to have lunch and the grounds are...More

Thank pauld6789
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

The Phoenix Park is a favourite destination for Dubliners and visitors to the capital. One of the lesser known amenities in the park is The Boat House in the Farmleigh estate is a quaint, rustic coffee/lunch/afternoon break reataurant. Midweek, the restaurant was quite, relaxed and...More

Thank eileenoduill
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Before or after a walk in the grounds og Farmleigh House in the Phoenix park in Dublin you can enjoy a lovely snack or coffee in Brambles Deli in the Boathouse in Farmleigh. Well worth a visit and if you can get an outside table...More

Thank porterIreland
Reviewed June 16, 2017

After a delightful tour of the big house we adjourned here for a snack. Wonderfully placed adjacent to the lake it is a most pleasant eatery. Even though quite crowded we were lucky to get an outside table. From the good menu we chose a...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Castleknock Dublin 1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Castleknock
  • Phone Number: +353 1 815 7255
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