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MV Cill Airne

4.5
4.5
34 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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Booked 18 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue 16:00–23:30
    Wed, Thu 12:00–23:30
    Fri 12:00–00:30
    Sat 14:00–00:30
    Sun 14:00–23:00
    Bar
    Mon 16:00–23:30

  • Phone number

    (01) 817 8760

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Grand Canal Dock (D2)

  • Cross Street

    Just opposite Dublin Convention Centre

  • Additional

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

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 34 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dublin

    Scenic View

  • Dublin

    European

  • Dublin 2

    Child Friendly

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  2. AR

    AnneR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.

  3. JM

    JessicaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was all incredibly delicious - exceeded our expectations!

  4. EL

    EmmaL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!

  5. CK

    CarolK

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

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

  6. AM

    AishlingM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  7. JO

    JadeO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  8. SG

    SimonG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  9. BC

    BrentC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great service, good atmosphere on the boat.

  10. DG

    DaveG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

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

  11. PK

    PaulaK

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 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 🥰

  12. MC

    MisterCharlieBravo

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  13. CK

    ClaireK

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely evening. Food and service were great.

  14. O

    helenO

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Excellent on all fronts !!!

  15. G

    Giullia

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience5

    I really liked my first experience having a dinner in a boat. Great atmosphere and service. I just did not enjoy my main course (too much ricotta).

  16. SK

    SonjaK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as always. With lovely staff and great service

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Greeted by friendly gentleman who directed us to restaurant. There we were brought to our table promptly and handed menus. Orders were taken for drinks and water brought to table. Food came fast- tasty. However, we were not approached again as to how our meal was or if we wanted additional water or drinks. Empty plates sat in front of us for 20 minutes post meal. Limited choice for dessert. Asked for bill but no one came back to take payment. Left it in cash on the counter on our way out. Went upstairs to bar- friendly service. Overall nice experience though.

  18. KL

    KatieL

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Lovely setting and good food. Tasty wine (€24) and good noise level. We were seated in a corner, so a little out of the main dining area, which was a shame

  19. A

    Aland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed our dinner and drinks. Staff were incredibly friendly and charming. Particularly the man checking the reservations outside and also working the Heineken bar. Couldn’t of been friendlier.

  20. RC

    RoseC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting beautiful food (pork belly to die for ) staff are so friendly and welcoming and nothing is a problem for them .. Stacey was amazing and Randall just a great guy made you feel important ☺️Will be going back soon with ALL the family

  21. DA

    DAVIDB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic night could not fault anything. Staff took care of us brilliantly. Felt very safe. Food amazing

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Staff was so friendly and attentive.

  23. JH

    JamesH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Back on the boat for our anniversary where we celebrated our wedding 10 years ago and as good as ever. Food was amazing, lovely relaxing atmosphere and good service as always. Big shout out for Lusa and Nuala who always make us feel so welcome.

  24. E

    Eimear

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great place for a lovely meal, staff couldn’t do enough for us! Food was amazing

  25. G

    Greg

    London

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate in the bisto and the service was very good and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend this boat bisto.

  26. TR

    ThaisR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place, great food and atmosphere. I highly recommend it

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure being on the boat. The staff go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and comfortable also great atmosphere…

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall1food2service3ambience3

    The price of the meal for the amount of food provided was ridiculous

  29. CB

    ColmB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Very friendly will return soon

  30. SA

    StephenA

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best boat in Dublin loved it would recommend to a friend.

  31. AT

    AndrewT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unreal food and service! The staff were lovely and accomodating

  32. AD

    AnthonyD

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A nicer place with really great service and excellent food

  33. DS

    DinnerSeeker

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place to have dinner, highly recommend it, will definitely go back again 😊

  34. MS

    MarionS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed our meal and drinks. Food was really lovely and staff were great. Loved the decor/setting!!

FAQs

MV Cill Airne is rated 4.5 stars by 34 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 bookings at the moment.

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Booked 18 times today
Google Map for MV Cill Airne

QUAY 16 NORTH WALL QUAY Dublin, Dublin D01 XE03

  • Cross Street

    Just opposite Dublin Convention Centre

  • Area

    Grand Canal Dock (D2)

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue 16:00–23:30
    Wed, Thu 12:00–23:30
    Fri 12:00–00:30
    Sat 14:00–00:30
    Sun 14:00–23:00
    Bar
    Mon 16:00–23:30

  • Cuisines

    European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

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