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The Lovely Food Company

#124 of 1,860 Restaurants in Dublin
#136 of 2,060 Places to Eat in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Cafe, Bistro
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14 Terenure Road West, Dublin, Ireland
01 4927717
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8:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Lovely Food Co is delighted to bring Gourmet-Cafe Dining to Terenure...
The Lovely Food Co is delighted to bring Gourmet-Cafe Dining to Terenure Dublin. Brought to you by a multi award winning team we focus on the freshest local food, our team prepare in-house daily to deliver an extensive range of fresh homemade products to our customers. Whatever we don’t produce in house is sourced from some of Ireland's upcoming artisan suppliers.Opening Hours Monday 8:30am until 5pm , Tuesday to Friday 8:30am, last orders 9:30pm, Saturday from 10am with last orders at 9:30pm, and Sunday from 10am until 5:00pm.
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  • 38
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  • 11
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The lovely Food Company in Terenure never fails to meet high standards. I have been going here almost every 3 months since it opened years ago. It is a focal meeting point for nights out for "mums from the class" but also a very intimate location for a romantic night out. I'm new to trip advisor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

The lovely Food Company in Terenure never fails to meet high standards. I have been going here almost every 3 months since it opened years ago. It is a focal meeting point for nights out for "mums from the class" but also a very intimate location for a romantic night out. I'm new to trip advisor hence I haven't reviewed... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Have been here for dinner and lunch,I have been impressed on a number of occasions. Staff are friendly and attentive. I usually go for the haloumi sandwich and sometimes soup combo. Still have to try their cookery course with the owner Paul Breen. My only problem with this restaurant is that the tables are too close together!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

With a significant birthday to celebrate I researched some catering companies. Many of them offered a limited range of same old, same old dishes. Then I remembered that one of our favourite local restaurants, The Lovely Food Company in Terenure offers a catering option. I contacted Margaret and from the very start she inspired confidence. She met with me in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Dinner and wine menu short and sweet - choices kept to a minimum. Plenty to choose from starter to desert. Food quality outstanding and presentation impeccable. Staff wonderfully welcoming. You will dine well and you will not break the bank. A wonderful local asset for the Terenure, Rathfarnham, Templeogue and surrounding areas.

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Had a disappointing meal here last night with friends. The whole place smelled like grease. They need a much better extractor fan, and an air con unit (the place was roasting, as well as stinking). The fried stuff also tasted like the fryer needed cleaning (bad fried mushrooms and chips). V disappointing as the lovely food Co is normally good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Menu was varied, with good choice of fresh fish, meats and pasta, something to suit everyone. Went on Tuesday night so earlybird menu is valid all night. It was absolutely delish, we all commented on how good our meals where. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Visit it very regularly, great food and very friendly staff! Wish they would change up the lunch menu occasionally, But great place!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Visited with friends mid week. They have a great value 2 or 3 course menu specials available mon -Thursday, really good value. Parking nearby is not great but plenty available in Terenure village and only a short walk back. Advise booking as now well established and busy even mid week. Service is good, friendly and nonintrusive. If ordering the pate... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Enjoying delicious food and super service at our local restaurant. Partner was delighted with hake. He said it was one of the best fish dishes he ever had in Ireland. My prawn linguine was also special!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Popped in for brunch, had the eggs Benedict and scrambled eggs with toast. Having eaten in the drumcondra sister cafe. To be honest we where disappointed, eggs where overcooked and not much hollandaise , bacon was overcooked. Good service though

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Additional Information about The Lovely Food Company

Address: 14 Terenure Road West, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 01 4927717
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 27
Cuisine: Cafe, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Terenure Road West, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: 01 4927717

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 27
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Bistro

Description

The Lovely Food Co is delighted to bring Gourmet-Cafe Dining to Terenure Dublin. Brought to you by a multi award winning team we focus on the freshest local food, our team prepare in-house daily to deliver an extensive range of fresh homemade products to our customers. Whatever we don’t produce in house is sourced from some of Ireland's upcoming artisan suppliers.Opening Hours Monday 8:30am until 5pm , Tuesday to Friday 8:30am, last orders 9:30pm, Saturday from 10am with last orders at 9:30pm, and Sunday from 10am until 5:00pm.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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