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The Box Tree



1 euro For Cooking & Service Well Above Average Pub with good food and atmosphere The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
The Box Tree
Stepaside Village, Stepaside , Dublin 18 Dublin City
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Tel: +353 1 205 2025

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A good buzz, stylish surroundings and value for money make this a popular place.
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Cocktails
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Informal
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Wine Bar/Café

The Box Tree

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT - re-assessment pending

Easy to spot with its smartly canopied frontage and crisply trimmed box trees flanking the entrance, hungry guests can head straight in to their table in the restaurant or call in to the attractive modern pub next door, The Wild Boar ( In common ownership with The Box Tree, it has interconnecting doors and offers a more casual setting to enjoy good food from the same kitchen, or for drinks before and after your meal.

The classy interior is gently contemporary, decorated in elegant tones - soft sage, blue-greys and complementary browns and creams – and with tweedy checks on upholstered furniture softening the look in the restaurant, which has fashionably bare tables, traditional white linen napkins and very comfortable wooden-backed dining chairs. Banquettes with comfy cushions act as room dividers, and alcoves allow privacy for families and small groups.

Well-designed lighting creates a warm atmosphere – with some light fittings featuring antlers, a reminder that the Wicklow Hills are close by, and a link with menus that may offer specialities such as Wicklow Blue cheese and, in season, local Glenmalure venison.

A ‘Wait here to be seated’ sign just inside the door may seem a little out of place in this exceptionally well-run restaurant, as friendly and well-trained staff are very quick to make arriving guests feel at home. Menus, wine list, water and delicious breads are delivered, and a well-informed server soon returns to explain the specials and other highlights of the attractively-priced menus.

A good buzz, stylish surroundings and value for money make this a popular place.

Seats 70 (outdoors, 18; private room, 40). L&D daily, 12-3pm & 5-10pm (to 8.30pm Sun). Lunch offered as à la carte or 2 courses @ €16.95; 2 course set D €19.95 (+ dessert €4.95) available all evening (5-10) Sun-Tue & 5.30-7 Wed-Sat; also à la carte. Children welcome; wheelchair access to toilets & public areas; air conditioning. Closed 25 Dec. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 28-04-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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On the main street of Stepaside village (leave M50 at Junction 14); the village carpark, behind the restaurant, is part of the development.

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