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The Left Bank

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Fry Place, Athlone, Ireland
+353(0)9094446
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10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 100
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
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  • 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
Most recent review
Quality food

Nice quality food , quantity is average don't expect Texas size . We went three friends and the girl who was was pretty good on her job . Have some range of wine collection. In this small town happy to find this restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Andy_Dallas
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Athlone, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Athlone, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Nice quality food , quantity is average don't expect Texas size . We went three friends and the girl who was was pretty good on her job . Have some range of wine collection. In this small town happy to find this restaurant.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Delicious home-cooked food and friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit . Great value early bird menu that runs all night Friday's.

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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

When we arrived, the restaurant had a huge group of at least 25 young women and we could not hear a word from each other, so we asked for a table in the bar, which turned out to be much nicer and at least 1 decibel lower. If you go and it's packed, do the same as the tables are... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My wife & I decided to have a bowl of soup but changed our minds when we heard it was mushroom. That turned out to be a good decision as we ended up trying two of the daily specials. Both were superb. We shall return. Pity there is no gluten free bread.

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We walked in on Valentines day at 7pm without reservation but the hostess made sure we were not turned away. The place seems to be very popular in Athlone as it was very busy all night. My boyfriend ordered half duck and I had prawns with egg noodles, we also had half bottle of red wine and Irish coffee and... More 

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Athlone, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We ate in the left bank for lunch. We found the food to be very good, tasty and presented very well. The service was very good and they have a good selection of Irish craft beers on offer, and a nice wine menu. The restaurant is nice and cosy and I would recommend it for a cosy lunch or romantic... More 

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Tullamore, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We visit the Left Bank four or five times a year and we've never been disappointed. Food is excellent and service is always great. The menu is just about right with enough choices to satisfy most preferences and there is always a specials board to choose from as well. Had a nice meal and experience this time and will be... More 

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Celbridge, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I recently spent a couple of days in Athlone, we had the great pleasure of eating at The Left Bank Restaurant, from entering to leaving we were treated with great warmth and great food, and at a reasonable price. Thanks to all the staff, we will be back. chris & Una. Co Kildare

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Athlone, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Recently visited the left bank for an evening meal. Had the mussels for starters which were full of flavour. The steak was ordered for mains and without hesitation will say it was cooked perfectly and the nicest steak I've ever had(10oz sirloin). I finished off with a sticky toffee pudding which is a must if you enjoy luxury. Thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

At 1 o clock the items on the lunch menu were not available. The menu from blackboard was limited and boring eg Shepard's pie,chicken ticka, and white fish. Looked like a nursing home menu! Good for coffee and cake.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?