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Loaves and Fishes

Left Bank Mall | Pearse St, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 649 8875
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Ranked #14 of 73 restaurants in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $14
Cuisines: Café
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Within the Left. Bank Mall, on Pearse street. Car parking available. 60 Seater cafe with full table service. Take away available on all menu items. Open Monday to Saturday 9am to 4.30 Pm.
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English first
Ireland
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I've never had a bad experience in Loaves & Fishes (either branch). The food is always delicious and portions are huge. Staff are really friendly & helpful. Excellent value for money.

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Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great little restaurant at the end of the left bank mall. Great side portions, great service and food was fab. No corkage fee for bringing your own drink

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coffeelodge, Owner at Loaves and Fishes, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your evening with us, thank you for the review, very thing helps !! Regards, Mary More

Athlone Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Dining in Loaves and Fishes is a total sensory experience from start to finish. I met my friends for lunch after their Viking Boat up the Shannon. They were looking for something to warm them up, and got more than hot soup! From arrival to departure, the dining experience is warm, welcoming, delicious....Service is with a Smile and a warm... More

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coffeelodge, Owner at Loaves and Fishes, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive report, I am lucky to have great Staff. Great to hear you enjoyed you experience. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Regards, Mary More

Moate, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The minestrone soup is fantastic, I love it with garlic bread. It's great value. The atmosphere is informal. The girls Maggie & Fiona are very helpful and Gerry the proprietor is very accommodating.

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Athlone, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

A couple of 'Loaves & Fishes' gems... Great spot for lunch. Food is just great. Can't fault it really.

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Regular visitor to this lovely restaurant! Their food is gorgeous and the girls are lovely, nothing is ever an issue. Definitely a great spot for some lunch when visiting Athlone.

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coffeelodge, Owner at Loaves and Fishes, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I am delighted to hear our work pays off. I am lucky to have great staff who care. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Mary More

Dublin
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

First time visiting this cafe. Walked in and was ignored by staff so found my own table and sat down. Examined menu for 10 mins. Staff came and cleared the tables next to me, even made eye contact and yet still ignored me. I went up to the counter to be served. Was made feel like I was an inconvenience.... More

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coffeelodge, Owner at Loaves and Fishes, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, it is more than welcome. I am sorry to hear that your first experience with us was negative, I can assure you my staff did not intend on upsetting you. The style is free seating and we generally allow the guest time to look through the menu, but I will take your points on board.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I eat here quiet regularly, (possible too much but its just too nice not too), I work across the street and im in love with the place. I would highly recommend it. The food is amazing, from any of their soups, they have a different one every day and its the largest heartiest bowl of soup ive ever had, to... More

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coffeelodge, Owner at Loaves and Fishes, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such A kind review. Wishing you a happy 2014. Regards, Mary More

Kaiserslautern, Germany
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We went for lunch since my sister had been on several occasions and enjoyed it. Waited for almost 10 mins before the waitress acknowledged us and when she did she was most unfriendly, practically a look of disdain on her face. Soups were ok, the chicken wrap was not good, old, re-heated chicken. Second waitress who was on break when... More

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coffeelodge, Owner at Loaves and Fishes, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive feedback, and your comments taken on board. Just regards the Chicken Wrap, we poach our Chicken every morning and only use Irish Chicken and we don't reheat any of our food, our business ethic, is that we cook to order. Thank you for taking the time for your valued feedback. Regards, Mary More

Athlone, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The Loaves and Fishes provided food for the next day of our wedding party. Everyone loved it. The food was of a really high standard and exceeded our expectations. Thanks to Gerry and Mary for the excellent service. We would definitely recommend it to anyone

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coffeelodge, Owner at Loaves and Fishes, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed the catering, thank you for the business and the kind review, Congrats to you both, and all the best. Regards, Mary More

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