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The Left Bank

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Fry Place, Athlone, Ireland
+353(0)9094446
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 129
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Visited the left bank on Friday with my elderly mother. The staff were so nice to us and helpful about the menu. Service was professional and the food was great. By the way brown bread was wonderful. Thank you. See you when in athlone again

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Patricia C
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited the left bank on Friday with my elderly mother. The staff were so nice to us and helpful about the menu. Service was professional and the food was great. By the way brown bread was wonderful. Thank you. See you when in athlone again

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Thank Patricia C
Mullingar, Ireland
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Innovative food at reasonable prices, menu changes frequently. And such tempting selection of desserts!

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Thank YLMc
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this beautiful restaurant with three friends on January 9th. We had booked the early bird option and arrived at the last minute. The lady who greeted us could not have been more friendly and the place was buzzing. Athmosphere was magical and the food simply delicious. We had an exceptional waitress whose knowledge of wines was outstanding. She was... More 

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Thank Antoinette H
Galway, Ireland
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the get go, this place was great. Waitress knew the menu back to front, the food was very good. Scallops on pork belly is yum and the Thai Chicken on noodles was very good. They have a load of craft beer on offer. We hadn't pre-booked but they managed to find us a table. Atmosphere was nice. We'd go... More 

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Thank NKS2
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I had evening dinner here on the 6th of January, it has been a few years since I have been to the Left Bank and had always liked the food there but we wont be going back based on our recent experience. A starter where there was barely anything on the plate, main courses that were both... More 

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1 Thank Joseph L
Ferbane
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A large group of us had a meal out here recently. The restaurant is very nice and they seated the 14 of us all together no problem. The food was delicious. My main course was easily the nicest duck I have ever tasted. BUT the starters, although very tasty, were tiny and I thought everything was very expensive. The cost... More 

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Thank JillianNaillij
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Had lunch here on 2nd December and was really disappointed. Having eaten here before I was expecting much better, but the food wasn't nice at all. Hopefully just a set back as I like this place a lot

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1 Thank Laurakmh
Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Service average unfortunately. Expected to hand or own plays to the waitress when there was plenty of room around the table. Ordered a bottle of prosecco but clearly the girl had no idea how to pour and failed to ask us if we wanted to taste. Food was average also. Not worth the money.

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1 Thank Pat Q
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic food and service (so quick!). Enjoyed my meal so much plus got some real ale too. Beautiful bistro would love to be back one day

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Thank NeilHalton
North Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here with my family on the 26th of october and it was beautiful staff are so nice and friendly we would highly recommend this restaurant. Cheesecake is to die for lemon drizzle. Pauline Germani.

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Thank Pauline G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fry Place, Athlone, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Westmeath  >  Athlone
  • Phone Number: +353(0)9094446

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?