We were on the way to try some local food and decided to head to a place in Temple Bar even though we know it'll cost more.
We chose The Boxty House and it was a very good choice. Waiting time was short (about 5 min.) and the service excellent.
Favorite Dish: I'd recommend Chicken Boxty as a main dish and Bread & Butter Pudding as a dessert. Don't go for the Guinness Cake, which doesn't taste that good.
Chicken Boxty cost EUR 12.95 and the Pudding is EUR 5.50. They include a service charge of about 12%.
Went in for lunch with my partner, both had boxty's.
Food was alright, nothing special. Plate was stone cold so the food got cool very quickly. Tasted good, but to be honest was left disappointed with what we got for the cash.
Boxty's are pretty expensive and you don't get anything with them unless you order a side dish so I didn't feel it was great value for money.
Favorite Dish: I had a chicken boxty, nice enough, and some colcannon.
Gallaghers is in Temple Bar. Any Dubliner will tell you to spend 10 minutes at most in the area before moving on to the "real" Dublin. We'd say you can safely stretch that to an hour or two as long as you spend the extra time in Gallaghers. Great traditional food in a relaxing atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: Being in a "Boxty House" we didn't try anything but boxty, both times we were there. OK, we also tried the Murphys.... Boxty is a thin soft potato pancake stuffed with beef, chicken, lamb or fish filling. Quick and easy. Make it more filling by adding an order of Champ or Colcannon on the side. If you don't know what Champ or Colcannon is, then we guess you'll just have to go to Gallaghers and find out!
It sounds silly, but every time I go to Dublin, it's almost religion to make the first meal here at Gallaghers!
Boxtys (is that the plural of Boxty?) are kinda like pancakes made out of potatos I think.
Favorite Dish: Gaelic Boxty. Great wholesome food!
Let's be fair: the only place where one can sample this traditional speciallity is at the Gallagher's Boxty House, which is basically your average tourist trap. Then again boxties are so delicious that you really want to go there anyway. The interior. well, it looks like your typical tourist trap. But my advice is to go anyway.
Favorite Dish: boxties, obviously. A boxty is a sort of potatoes pancake serve with a selection of fillings: vegetarian, with meat or with seafood. Their Bailey's & Brown Bread
ice-cream is heavenly.
Typical restaurant in Temple Bar District of Dublin, supposedly offering typical Irish atmosphere and food, and of course, live music. There are so many restaurants in Temple Bar, just take a stroll and find one that appeals to you.
Gallagher's Boxty House. Touristy traditional place. Squeeking wooden chairs, so you're afraid you'll destroy them by sitting on them. A boxty is basically a pancake. Just so you know. (And for the traditional pancake lovers: yes, there's sugar on every table, just in case...)
Did I mention the traditional Irish atmosphere? I did?
Favorite Dish: Chicken Boxty. Tender Pieces of Chicken, Peppers & Mushrooms Cooked Slowley in a creamy Irish Mist Sauce.
Note the Slowley. It's Touristy traditional, remember. Nice atmosphere and nice food. Really.
The Boxty House serves traditional Irish dishes, and everything I had in there so far tasted absolutely delicious. You will have to make a reservation, though, as they are usually complete booked out in the evenings.
ENGLISH VERSION : GALLAGHER'S BOXTY HOUSE - Nice place in TEMPLE BAR (city center) where to eat irish specialities as IRISH STEW - BOXTY (or Ar·n bocht tÌ in Gealic)and so on.
- Very well furnished, and a pleasant fire place (helpful even in October) - A bit expensive though -
- Get there more for the athmosphere than for the stews, you'll find some better made and cheaper at the OVAL BAR (see above). - Often full better make a reservation. (I must say I didnt try their boxties)
VERSION FRANCAISE : GALLAGHER'S BOXTY HOUSE - Un endroit agréable dans le quartier de TEMPLE BAR (centre ville) où l'on peut y déguster des spécialités irlandaises telles que l'IRISH STEW - BOXTY etc ...
-Bel ameublement intérieur, et une cheminée (agréable, même en Octobre)- Un peu cher cependant.
Allez-y plus pour l'ambiance que pour le STEW que vous trouverez meilleur et moins cher à l'OVAL BAR (voir plus haut) - Souvent bondé, prévoyez de réserver.
Price Range (prix moyens): +- € 9. 00
Credit Cards Access, Diners, Laser, Mastercard, Visa - Capacity 98 - Licence Full bar licence -
Specialised Foods Traditional Irish food
Facilities - Vegetarian menu
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