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MV Cill Airne Boat Bar and Restaurant, Dublin, Dublin

MV Cill Airne Boat Bar and Restaurant

4.6
4.6
207 Reviews
€30 and under
European
The Boat Restaurant & Bar
Step back in maritime history on board the former tender ship the MV Cill Airne, located on North Wall Quay, Dublin’s floating Restaurant & Bar on the River Liffey. Enjoy the unrivalled views of the waterfront in the heart of Dublin’s docklands. Enjoy a cocktail in our main bar or outside on our outdoor deck – a promising option for a sunny afternoon on the River Liffey. Dine with us in the stunning Quay 16 Restaurant, with a capacity of 80 guests, offering an a la carte menu and competitive group set menus, catering for all dining requirements or celebrate your birthday or any special occasion in our private bar, the White Bar.

Heading to the 3 Arena or to the Bord Gais Theatre? Begin or end your evening on board The MV Cill Airne, only 5 minutes walk to the 3 Arena and a short stroll across the Samuel Beckett Bridge to the Bord Gais Theatre

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri 3:00 pm–12:30 am Sat 2:00 pm–12:30 am Sun 2:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 817 8760

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    We offer competitive group set menus for both lunch and dinner, Pig on a Spit, canape menus, buffet and BBQ menus and we can of course, create a bespoke menu should you wish for something special.

  • Private party facilities

    We cater for all sorts of events on-board. From birthday parties, after-work drinks receptions and BBQ's in our White bar, to private dinners in the Quay 16 restaurant to album launches, weddings and brand launches on our Upper deck.

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Canal Dock (D2)

  • Cross street

    Just opposite Dublin Convention Centre

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wine

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What 207 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dublin

    Pre/post theatre

  • Dublin

    Scenic View

  • Dublin

    European

  • Dublin 2

    Pre/post theatre

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  1. VQ

    VanessaQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers were very polite and attentive. Food was very tasty!
  2. ES

    EileenS

    Munster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we went for Sunday lunch with my parents in law, and siser in law, and my husband and one of my sons. and we all thoroughy enjoyed the experience and would happily return. thank you so very much for such a wonderful afternoon.
  3. P

    Preye

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exquisite as well as the meal, the evening was enjoyed beautifully by myself and my friend. Very nice restaurant to dine in and have a good time. Keep it up!!
  4. LM

    LindaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to eat here and will be back - so convenient for the 3 arena and food was superb!
  5. JO

    JaneO

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were greeted. Taken to seating in the cabin of the ship. Professionally served with consideration of our timetable for a show. Food was good. Fun decor and ambiance.
  6. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a date with my boyfriend. Staff was very friendly and open. Service was outstanding , got our food and drinks in a short amount of time. We sat at a table outside on the deck and the view was beautiful. Although, wish they had chosen better music.
  7. KK

    KenK

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal at the Boat Bar and Restaurant. The Rump of Lamb is awesome and the beer selection is great.
  8. KH

    KellyH

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn't fault the MV Cill Airne. The food and service were second to none.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal. Great service. Would visit again
  10. RM

    RedMuk

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time we have been here and love it, special place to go and have a meal. Food is great!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food quality was 5*
  12. D

    Davo

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here, what a truly awesome experience from start to finish. Will defiantly be back and can't recommend highly enough.
  13. K

    Katherine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A sunny day up on deck - what more could you ask for? The staff were very friendly and helpful. Very enjoyable experience
  14. M

    Moll

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greeting on boat was lovely and friendly, service was the same felt very welcome and food delicious tasty and excellent value. Chicken wings for starter were nicest tastes and fish and chips for main so fresh and tasty.
  15. ED

    ElaineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined aboard after a show at Bord Gais Theatre. Fantastic food. Waiting staff were really good. Service was brilliant. Lovely atmosphere too. Will definitely visit again.
  16. PB

    PhilB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked a meal here with my wife after doing the river tour and the guide mentioned the venue when passing, so we booked for the next evening. The whole experience was superb, fantastic and unusual location, staff were very welcoming and the atmosphere was relaxed. The food was superb, steak cooked absolutely perfect. Prices were reasonable considering the venue. Perfect place to go before attending a show (We went to see the Bat out of Hell show, also fantastic) Would highly recommend a visit for a great location and perfect food. Phil & Nic, Derby , UK
  17. TG

    TrevorG

    Dundalk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another unbelievable dining experience at the MV Cill Airne. You just have to visit this restaurant if you can.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service Food and beautiful location
  19. SM

    ScaryMary

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We booked in here for food and drinks before going to the three arena for a gig. It was just ideal. Drinks and food were good and not over priced. Will definitely be back.
  20. MI

    MohamedalaminI

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered steakes and lamb rump, probably the best I had. Excellent service, lovely staff. Will definitely visit again.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun experience and truly amazing fish and chips. Loved the delicious superfood salad as well!
  22. JK

    JamesK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Background music loud and bad would be ok outside when having drinks only but not meal
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always food was great, the staff are excellent so friendly, ready to help with anything
  24. PC

    PatriciaC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    cozy, elegant and sophisticated atmosphere. proper care. I liked it and it exceeded my expectations. Nice dinner! Thank you
  25. AT

    AnneT

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal with my parents, the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Could maybe do with a bit more choice on menu but the food is veey tasty and portions are very big. Will definitely go again
  26. I

    Isildeniz

    Dublin

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious as always. Friendliness of staff and ambience is great.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely delicious food, and the staff were so friendly. Highly recommend the scallop starter! Will definitely be back.
  28. CC

    CeciliaC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and loved every moment. Very classy, clean , relaxing, cosy. Absolutely gorgeous food and amazing value. Staff so friendly and helpful. Well definitely recommend to friends and will return again . Thank you
  29. NM

    NickM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating at Cill Airne. Attending show at Bord Gais. Less than a 10 min walk from venue. Welcomed as we boarded the boat and reservation confirmed. Staff friendly and service was attentive. No problem in changing a side for something else. Ordered wings, burger and 2 fish n chips. Food hot and tasty. Bottle of wine and desert. Highly recommend and would eat here again.
  30. MC

    MaryC

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal & service
  31. RB

    RichieB

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Arrived at 5.30 and was put on the port side of the ship. So was everyone else and it made it very noisy environment as I was on a date and had to shout to be heard. Food was good if not a lil pricey for fish and chips but was delish! Servers were friendly and attentive. Left a good tip!
  32. LV

    LisaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great day. Food was Fab. Staff was friendly efficient. Will definitely be back
  33. DK

    DavidK

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was nice, excellent service, pleasant staff, would visit again
  34. JS

    JohnS

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is definitely for the special occasion. Somewhere very different that serves good food. Not cheap but if you want good food, good service and generally somewhere a bit different then consider this place. Staff are very friendly and professional.
  35. E

    Emmam

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, views and staff...no negative feed back at all
  36. GM

    GusM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice location. Great food.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Super meal and great atmosphere
  38. MC

    MervC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We arrived half an hour early for our reservation, We were invited to go direct to the restaurant, or could visit the bar for a drink first. We chose the bar which is lovely, and sat our on the rear deck as it was a warm evening. What a lovely spot. We went down for Dinner, had 2 courses for a party of 4, and everyone loved what they had. Super place for any pre-event at the 3 arena, we've eaten on the MV Airne 3 or 4 times in the last 2 years. Always good.
  39. EB

    EdB1

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely staff and very good food. A real gem in the centre of Dublin
  40. AL

    AdrianaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It is a nice place to enjoy a lovely view. Drinks are nice, staff very friendly.

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

MV Cill Airne Boat Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 207 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for MV Cill Airne Boat Bar and Restaurant

QUAY 16 NORTH WALL QUAY, Dublin, Dublin D01 XE03

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Just opposite Dublin Convention Centre

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Canal Dock (D2)

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri 3:00 pm–12:30 am Sat 2:00 pm–12:30 am Sun 2:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (01) 817 8760

  • Catering

    We offer competitive group set menus for both lunch and dinner, Pig on a Spit, canape menus, buffet and BBQ menus and we can of course, create a bespoke menu should you wish for something special.

  • Private party facilities

    We cater for all sorts of events on-board. From birthday parties, after-work drinks receptions and BBQ's in our White bar, to private dinners in the Quay 16 restaurant to album launches, weddings and brand launches on our Upper deck.

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