Enjoying a picturesque location beside the Royal Canal, this boutique hotel near Blanchardstown offers contemporary accommodation, a pleasant bar and restaurant, and a large heated deck with outdoor seating overlooking the lock.
An interesting menu offers some unusual dishes such as starters like rabbit terrine and tuna carpaccio, while main dishes could include ribeye steak, Thai curry and salt beef hash – a well-thought out dish with salt beef, chorizo and wilted spinach, topped with a poached egg.
For dessert, expect favourites like chocolate brownie and Bailey’s cheesecake, and there's a short wine list offering a choice of 10 white and 10 red wines - prices are reasonable, with bottles from €22, by the glass from €5.50.
With a tranquil setting yet close to shopping and commercial centres, and accessible to the city's attractions, The Twelfth Lock is ideal for a business stay or short break. It's also a popular destination for Dubliners heading out for a meal or a drink, a handy place for walkers enjoying the canalside tow-path to take a break - and, of course, just the spot for people visiting by boat.