Canal Bank Cafe restaurant
146 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4, BallsbridgeDublin 4
The Canal Bank Café aims to be loyal to what real food is... Simple, Natural, and Honest.
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Reviewed 19th July 2017 (visited 19 July 2017 )
Nice food good atmophere. Staff pleasant. Overall good
Reviewed 12th July 2017 (visited 11 July 2017 )
We had such a lovely dinner. This was my second time dinning here and both times it was a perfect experience. Food portions are just right, always perfectly prepared. Service was on the point and pleasant. Prices are excellent, you get what you pay for 100%. I will definitely come again and recommend this place to everyone.
Reviewed 04th June 2017 (visited 3 June 2017 )
Excellent and one of the only places in Dublin that will cook you a medium rare burger.
Reviewed 29th August 2016 (visited 15 June 2016 )
Great place for brunch, we both ordered egg dishes, tailoring them to our tastes, and they were very accommodating. Coffee great too. Quiet week day morning, but the people were in and out, seemingly regulars getting take away coffees. Service was friendly and welcoming.
Reviewed 29th August 2016 (visited 26 August 2016 )
Dined here for the first time last Friday - had been planning on eating here for some time but only got around to it when a friend suggested an overdue catch up. Despite the large number of us (8), service was friendly and efficient and the waiter was very attentive. Two words - chicken wings - one of the best in Dublin I have to say. I would come here again just for these alone! Main courses were a mix of salads and burgers, all of which were thoroughly enjoyed. The cocktail menu is extensive, and very tasty. Recommended for groups of friends or a casual date.
Reviewed 03rd May 2016 (visited 30 April 2016 )
We were lucky to get a table here on Saturday night. It's been a while since we dined here but it was just as great as I remembered. Wings to start, mussels and a cheese burger to follow washed down with a delicious Pouilly-Fumé. Very friendly staff. Seating is quite close together so it can seem a little loud but I think it was just the atmosphere of a bank holiday saturday
Reviewed 17th April 2016 (visited 10 April 2016 )
We booked a table for 10 to celebrate a family birthday and we had a lovely afternoon. Our waitress was lovely, so helpful, and very accommodating of the birthday cake etc. The food was a little slow coming out but was of great quality when it did. Price wise, it wasn't cheap, but reasonable enough for the quality..
Reviewed 22nd February 2016 (visited 21 February 2016 )
Got a table at very short notice - which we were delighted by! Service was very very slow. We had one starter & one main between us & took ages. Table of 5 beside arrived in after us & got served before us. Seemed very haphazard. Had 5 different staff members service us at different times. We had chicken wings & no finger bowl given - had to request one. Place looks a bit messy when sitting at the bar.
Reviewed 12th November 2015 (visited 12 November 2015 )
Booked a table and was a little late (15 mins) and waited 15 mins at (very small) bar. Good steaks. Sat at door which I was worried would be draft but thankfully not - although a curtain would be better.
Reviewed 02nd September 2015 (visited 16 July 2015 )
Nice place - it was a working lunch this time so I'd like to return for a more relaxed visit. I had the crab and my colleague had calamari (which I also tasted!) Food was gorgeous and the service was spot on. I'm intrigued to see what it's like in the evening so will return for sure.
Reviewed 21st July 2015 (visited 8 May 2015 )
Good meal. Seated beside the door and had to ask to be moved, but no problem. Friendly staff and good food.
Reviewed 21st July 2015 (visited 6 July 2015 )
This place is quite near my house so I often have gone here. The food is always excellent. never had a complaint about this and portions quite good. However its definitely overpriced. I went for lunch for me and my husband and it cost 50e.... service is good , staff are always friendly
Reviewed 11th May 2015 (visited 10 May 2015 )
I would not recommend this place due to its staff. We decided to try the Canal Bank Cafe as it was recommended by the Tribeca Restaurant (as being its sister restaurant). We went there on Sunday evening for 9pm. The positive note is that the chicken wings are the same delicious ones as for the Tribeca, the interior design is nice and the rest of the food is quite good quality. Now, the negative point: the service was ATROCIOUS. A lady was taking care of us and after few minutes we could clearly see that the quicker we would be leaving the restaurant the best it will be. No smile, annoyed face anytime we requested something (ie: sour cream with wings instead of blue cheese, water,...). She started removing our plates before we even finished them and left only one plate on the table for the person who was still eating and at the end gave us the bill without asking if we wanted to have desert. For this reason, I would NOT recommend this place and Tribeca (which is a lovely restaurant with great staff) should be ashamed of calling this place a sister restaurant.
Reviewed 27th January 2015 (visited 26 January 2015 )
We went there yesterday for a team lunch and it was a nice place. The portions are very generous and the chicken wings are delicious. The salads are big and nice and the mussels were also very good. Coming back for sure.
Reviewed 26th January 2015 (visited 19 December 2014 )
Came here with a group of college friends for a Christmas gathering. Lovely restaurant, very friendly staff and great choice on the menu. I would recommend the burgers!!