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The Snailbox

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$14 - $34
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International, Irish, Bar, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have to admit this place is absolutely 100% from cleanliness to the layout of the restaurant. Not to mention the quality of food... Absolutely top notch

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday night and there was a good buzz around the place. Good choice on the menu. We thought portion size was very generous but one in our group who is there a bit said that portions are not as generous as they...used to be. I wouldn't have wanted my caesar salad any bigger to be honest, and it was delicious. It is a little pricy but I suppose that might be due to rising costs. Overall an enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here yesterday by complete accident after tayto park. We went to a different pub for food and they weren’t doing food so they recommended the snailbox. All I can say is thank god they did! From start to finish everything was top notch....A lovely setting, the staff were amazing, the food was out of this world! I cannot recommend them high enough. We came as a family of 5 (husband wife, 11year old, 6 year old, 3 year old) after a day in tayto park we were all exhausted not to mind the kids who were adjetated.normally we would feel anxious with the kids being so cranky and tired. The staff were so friendly, so homecoming, couldn’t have asked for more. The food was absolutely outstanding and the atmosphere was so lovely. Every customer that came in the staff were straight over making sure they had everything they needed. As we left i said to my wife I honestly think it was the best meal i have had in years. If not ever. I cannot recommend this place enough, anyone who goes to tayto park should stop here, if not for dinner even just a pint. All the hats on the ceiling are an interest in themselves. As i said to the owner when i was leaving, 10/10. And i meant every word of it! We will be back. Even of its for Sunday dinner I would happily drive the 3 hours from Cork! 👌More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 9, 2022 via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant accidentally. We had just arrived in Ireland after a delayed flight with hours of traveling behind us, and cranky, hungry people. We were just beginning to navigate driving,. We had made a wrong turn, and as we tried to turn...around (not very successfully) a family stopped us and asked if we needed help. We explained that we were looking for somewhere to eat that would accommodate our party of 14, and they directed us to this restaurant. We were greeted as soon as we walked in the door by every person working that we passed. They seated us immediately. Our waiter, Mark, was friendly, energetic, and very quick and efficient. Our meals were hot and delicious. With so many people, there were a variety of items ordered from soups (fantastic and highly recommend), sandwiches, burgers, pastas, curries, and chicken dinners. The meals all came out hot, and everyone was extremely happy with what they ordered. But what made this experience truly spectacular was the selection of baseball hats that are hanging from the restaurants ceiling. There is a story behind it that you should check out for yourself. Several of the members of our party contributed to the collection and were pleasantly surprised by their gift in return. Truly a gem of a place!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022

My wife & I visited this slightly off the beaten track restaurant for dinner. We were give a very warm welcome and promptly seated at a nice table. The girls serving were very pleasant and chatty. One meal was sirloin steak and the other was...sea bass. All that needs to be said is that both were first class and plenty on the plate. I little pricey but you get what you paid for - quality. You will not be disappointed here.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022

My daughter and I had Sunday lunch in the Snail Box recently. We had booked and were shown to our table as soon as we arrived. There was a wide choice of food on the menu.I could have opted for several dishes. The desert menu...was also very good. Service was very good. Although it was very busy we weren't rushed in any way.The price was very reasonable. Portions very big. Overall it was a very pleasant experience.One to be repeated hopefully.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 25, 2022

Thank you to Paddy and all the team at the Snailbox for looking after our group last week There were 25 of us in total and the food and service was superb. Portions were very generous. We were made feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed...a long overdue team night out. It was my first time to visit and will definitely be back soon.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 7, 2022

Quality, portion size, taste, flavors, and service took a dive!!! Nothing like the restaurant it was. I have been going there for years, yesterday 7 may 2022 will be my last visit. Hiked up price, the portion so much smaller......the chicken stirfry just a bowl...of greace with 2 small pieces of chicken. The Irish stew was a bowl of a packet of oxtail soup with sparingly pieces of the cheapest stewing meat Management are obvisouly trying to get their covid losses back at the expense of the customer. Shame as it used to be a place with a decent name and of a certain standard. That standard has dropped dramatically. Never Again!!!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed February 13, 2022

Quite overpriced, one of the staff members was quite rude when serving us, just no manners towards us when greeting us just got a what do you want and yeah for everything. One of us got a steak and a we had to sent it...back as it was so tough dry and just tasted horrible, same server just said oh really are you sure it’s not nice and we assured her it wasn’t nice and said it was tough and said yeah ok and took it away. It was good they didn’t charge as it wasn’t touched much with the oven chips and hard steak and charging for 28 euro should be better. Majority of the staff were quite helpful just the girl in glasses just rolled her eyes anytime you spoke to her and just didn’t make us feel welcomed from the get go, and the fact for jelly and ice cream they actually were asking for 7.50 which just blows my mind costs about 2 euro and there asking for those prices that was the nail in the coffin and we just left not good experience not worth driving out toMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 29, 2021

Myself and the extended family had a lovely meal with excellent service. Would strongly recommend to anyone who likes good food and service as well as value for money 👍👍👍

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 21, 2021

Food is always delicious. The staff are very accomadating and friendly. The design of the restaurant is very cosy and warm. Only negative is prices are quite expensive, but the restaurant definitely delivers in every other way. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed December 11, 2021

We stopped by the Snailbox after a family trip to Tayto Park. First impressions were great; it is a beautiful building and having been out in the cold all day, it was lovely and warm inside and we were welcomed as soon as we entered....The menu is extensive, with lots of choice. Service was excellent; friendly and efficient across the whole team. The food came quickly, was very nice, and it was pretty good value - especially so for the children. Portions were very generous. The bathrooms were spotless; standards seem high across the board. If I had to find fault, the chinese-style stir fried vegetables seemed a little out of place with the surf & turf. It seemed like two meals in one; steak and potatoes and a prawn stir fry. That's purely personal taste though; others may like it. Overall a very enjoyable visit, and I look forward to going back.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 24, 2021

Great service and food! Nice choice on the menu, food was delicious and portions were big! Place is spotless. Definately recommend 👌

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 3, 2021 via mobile

It had been a while since we dined at the Snail Box and were looking forward to lunch with Family. The menu is excellent with a variety of starters and main courses. We each chose a different starter and main course. The garlic mushrooms which...I had were delicious and the Fillet Steak was as good as I have had. All our party thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The service was excellent and friendly. All in all a very enjoyable occasion and we are looking forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 3, 2021 via mobile

Had a family occasion for a birthday, the food was wonderful and the service was exceptional. Staff are so friendly and helpful, would highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2021
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I booked it over the phone by credit card but I’m sure you can pay on arrival
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The Snailbox is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5