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MV Cill Airne Boat Bar and Restaurant

4.6
4.6
62 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

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European

  • Hours of operation

    Tue 4:00 pm–11:30 pm
    Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–11:30 pm
    Fri 12:00 pm–12:30 am
    Sat 2:00 pm–12:30 am
    Sun 2:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Bar
    Mon 4:00 pm–11:30 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

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

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

    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 62 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dublin

    Scenic View

  • Dublin

    European

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  1. s

    satakshik

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the place and the staff was so warm Must visit

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great Service, Lovely Food wonderful setting to enjoy the river lights

  3. C

    Calvin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Extremely friendly staff and very nice food to top it off.

  4. MO

    MarkO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very helpful and friendly staff, food was great and the boat was a lovely setting. A little on the pricey side though.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had such an amazing experience. It landed up being a last minute booking as our table at another restaurant got cancelled. We found this restaurant on the app. We are so happy as the seating was perfect and romantic, the service was top notch and the food was delicious. We will definitely go back!

  6. C

    Chloe

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the cocktails, good menu and excellent service

  7. J

    Josh

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, nice ambient quite and relaxing. I'll be back for sure!

  8. ME

    McElroym

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, amazing location. Can't fault the MV Cill Airne.

  9. J

    Jessiene

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful place, very nice and good staff! Amazing food

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Really good food, but staff in particular were fantastic! Definitely worth a visit for those looking for a change from the usual city centre restaurants.

  11. r

    rebeccag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My partner and I had a lovely and amazing time last night. From the food to the service to the crack. Everything just was so so good. The view is also beautiful. Highly recommend it . Definitely going again soon . Thanks again for everything.

  12. PK

    PapeeK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was excellent. Ambience was great. Lovely setting for a date night. Lovely area to walk by the water

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely food, the view is amazing and the staff is very polite and gentle.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I had a lovely evening, the greeting by the doorman was exceptional. The waiting staff were very friendly and efficient. Steak was cooked to perfection, and the house red was not just cheap plonk, All in all I will definitely be back.

  15. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere, very professional and efficient, the staff are all so helpful and friendly and there is a lovely doorman who is always so cheerful and welcoming. The food is very well presented and tastes delicious, we all enjoyed our meals immensely. I can't fault the MV Cill Airne boat bar at all and it has always been a pleasure to come here. I would highly recommend this place, it is lovely and picturesque and situated in a lovely quiet and comfortable part of Dublin city.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic evening, amazing staff especially the senior manager Lisa, outstanding service, already planning our next trip.

  17. MM

    MareeM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The novel setting of a boat was complimented by very pleasant service from the reception through to the waiters. The food was very tasty, with a small, but more than adequate, choice. Both desserts were worth a return visit alone.

  18. RW

    RayW

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Friendly and welcoming staff. The food was of a high quality and the service was effecient . I will be back . Thank you

  19. k

    karmenn

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was outstanding, atmosphere was very nice! Everyone really friendly

  20. NO

    NiallO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great service, great welcome, great food and drink. Looking forward to another opportunity to visit

  21. LH

    LauraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely amazing and the staff were lovely. Great experience all round!

  22. DB

    DarrynB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food. Great atmosphere and well priced.

  23. JB

    JennyB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful boat, great experience, wonderful food and attentive interested staff. Really enjoyed it and will be back .

  24. JC

    JessicaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    I've been coming here a few times a year since it opened. Most recent visit was very disappointing. Food wasnt as good as usual, they had Xmas lights up but not on. I mean it's covid so I get that it's quiet but also it just left no ambiance whatsoever. They also kept calling us 'girls' which is so annoying, esp as my fella was with us (annoyed him no end). Dunno if I'll be back which is a shame.

  25. BH

    BarryH

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really great option for something a little different. Good food, good staff , good value. Great option if you are going to the theatre, or the 3 arena. Thank you

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very good! Would highly recommend! Good choice menu with chicken, meat, fish and vegetarian options. Lovely cocktails. Will go again!

  27. MM

    MarkM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice, friendly and reasonably priced. Food is good

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unreal foods and service

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing and staff were so kind and helpful. Will definitely be back!

  30. AR

    AnneR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Great service and lovely meal. We were there early, so it was quiet but was beginning to get busier as we were leaving. Will be back for sure.

  31. JM

    JessicaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was all incredibly delicious - exceeded our expectations!

  32. EL

    EmmaL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really cool and beautiful venue, really lovely cabin crew who made the whole experience. The food was excellent, service was excellent, atmosphere etc a definite must go to!

  33. CK

    CarolK

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Enjoyable eve. Good service considering only two team members on floor. Different setting was nice. Would recommend!

  34. AM

    AishlingM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, everything was just perfect! Fast service, and staff were great.

  35. JO

    JadeO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were very friendly and food was fantastic. The restaurant is quite cosy and nicely decorated for christmas.

  36. SG

    SimonG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good, great setting, attentive service, really good fish and chips, great burgers - we enjoyed it.

  37. BC

    BrentC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great service, good atmosphere on the boat.

  38. DG

    DaveG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great venue. Good food and great service. Would definitely book again,

  39. PK

    PaulaK

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked to celebrate husband’s birthday after going to the Ireland match. Food was simply spectacular, ambience was lovely and buzzing after a great win!! Service experience was excellent, really great value and 5* quality .. will definitely rebook next time we return to Dublin.. this is a must visit restaurant for anyone coming to Dublin. Thank you kindly to all staff and great American gent at reception for making this a superb night with family 🥰

  40. MC

    MisterCharlieBravo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Friendly and efficient staff, good food and good beverages in/on a unique location, we will be back again!

FAQs

MV Cill Airne Boat Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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QUAY 16 NORTH WALL QUAY Dublin, Dublin D01 XE03

  • Cross street

    Just opposite Dublin Convention Centre

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Canal Dock (D2)

  • Hours of operation

    Tue 4:00 pm–11:30 pm
    Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–11:30 pm
    Fri 12:00 pm–12:30 am
    Sat 2:00 pm–12:30 am
    Sun 2:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Bar
    Mon 4:00 pm–11:30 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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