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The Front Lounge

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33-34 Parliament Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 670 4112
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: A Newly refurbished bar and kitchen with a unique food menu designed and...
A Newly refurbished bar and kitchen with a unique food menu designed and served up by our new in house chef Denis Massey, The Front Lounge is now firmly placed as one of the premier eateries and cocktail establishments in the city. Saturday and Sunday brunches are a must on top of the main menu that runs through the week. All of the food that Denis and his team prepare is sourced from artisan suppliers and organic farms ensuring only the finest of food arrives at your table. Along with the first class food fair the new look cocktail bar offers up an incredible list of spirits from all around the globe and a tailor made menu poured over with meticulous detail. The staff pride themselves on using only the finest products and the freshest of fruits and homemade syrups to create you special cocktails you won't forget. DJ's play on Fridays and Saturdays after the food operation winds down to take you into the early hours of the morning. What better way to prepare for brunch at the weekend!! Our new, state of the art 'Secret DJ' system plays Sunday-Thursday creating the best ambiance at all hours of the day. A true gem in our increasingly vibrant city, we look forward to welcoming you!!
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  • 8
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great gay friendly bar and food not bad either....

Had a quiet lunch here and also came back for drinks in the evening. Food was good but limited choice; service a bit hit and miss but friendly. Evening was better as a bar - mixed crowd, friendly bar staff, nice vibe with great surroundings. A clasy place without being pretentious. Cocktail menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Carolinemcb
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Nottingham, UK
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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ireland
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

A few of visited last night for after work drinks, decided to try out few lite bites, went with the mushroom on toast, which was pretty much a thin slice of toasted baguette with a few mushrooms on top which tasted terrible not sure what they were fried in, decided to try the twice cooked chips as I was still... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I was dining there today afternoon, no complaints about food, although menu out of date, it's been my second time where I'm trying to order a bottle of wine and waiter is not aware of the fact the wine is out of stock, tried to order another wine... Also out of stock, I tried time three requesting discount on the... More 

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Linz, Österreich
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Was there for dinner. It was ok. I would like to get something to eat longer in the evenings not only till 9.

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Dublin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Came here for dinner on St Patrick's eve. Location of restaurant part is sandwiched between two bars so no marks for ambience. Was looking forward to food as knew chef had come from The Chophouse. Unfortunately chef was on night off the food was no where near that standard and the service was dismal. The poor girl serving had no... More 

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Nottingham, UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Had a quiet lunch here and also came back for drinks in the evening. Food was good but limited choice; service a bit hit and miss but friendly. Evening was better as a bar - mixed crowd, friendly bar staff, nice vibe with great surroundings. A clasy place without being pretentious. Cocktail menu could do with expanding and drinks aren't... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

the front lounge I knew as pubs not as restaurante, so I was a bit skeptical at idea of going to eat them ,as I entered I noticed the new style, much more elegant and refined .My friend and I took place in front of the kitchen, which I really like the open kitchen, immediately the waiter with menus asked... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Had dinner here with two friends last night and the food was unreal with plenty of it. Had the two specials ( crab cakes and rack of lamb ) best meal Iv had in ages .. Server wasn't exactly brilliant compared to food , wine was nice ..was quiet so lacked atmosphere..nice decor ..get rid of them cheap menu boards... More 

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Cork, Ireland
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Had lunch here during the week as a recce for a group of 16 planning to go tomorrow. They offered only the Brunch menu even though window display said it was only on Saturday & Sunday. This is at a higher price for budget conscious visitors. OK steak sandwich and glass of wine costs almost €20!! We have booked elsewhere.

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Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My friends and I always get together in Dublin just before Christmas. The Front Lounge used to be my local bar, before I moved to the UK four years ago. We had orginally booked a table for 6 people, but were unsure if a few more people would join us. The lady kindly set up some more places and were... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Service good. Excellent Excellent Excellent food that is very reasonably priced.Great tasting food and super quick service. Just WOW !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33-34 Parliament Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 670 4112

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 26
  • Cuisine: French, Irish

Description

A Newly refurbished bar and kitchen with a unique food menu designed and served up by our new in house chef Denis Massey, The Front Lounge is now firmly placed as one of the premier eateries and cocktail establishments in the city. Saturday and Sunday brunches are a must on top of the main menu that runs through the week. All of the food that Denis and his team prepare is sourced from artisan suppliers and organic farms ensuring only the finest of food arrives at your table. Along with the first class food fair the new look cocktail bar offers up an incredible list of spirits from all around the globe and a tailor made menu poured over with meticulous detail. The staff pride themselves on using only the finest products and the freshest of fruits and homemade syrups to create you special cocktails you won't forget. DJ's play on Fridays and Saturdays after the food operation winds down to take you into the early hours of the morning. What better way to prepare for brunch at the weekend!! Our new, state of the art 'Secret DJ' system plays Sunday-Thursday creating the best ambiance at all hours of the day. A true gem in our increasingly vibrant city, we look forward to welcoming you!!

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