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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
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    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
More Exciting lunch menu

I have been a regular here for years and recently visited for lunch after a few months absence.To my great suprise a new ,much improved more varied menu since my last visit. There was a lively ambiance in what is a nice pleasant surrounding with an extensive wine list. Well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Finn882014
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Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I have been a regular here for years and recently visited for lunch after a few months absence.To my great suprise a new ,much improved more varied menu since my last visit. There was a lively ambiance in what is a nice pleasant surrounding with an extensive wine list. Well worth a visit.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

fantastic restaurant with the most amazing food. I usually get the early bird menu which is excellent value and service is second to none!

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great food and outstanding service. Menu limited, but just as well because all the items were so different and tempting.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

i took my son while on a break in Athlone. The restaurant was wheelchair friendly for my boy, the staff are so so nice and the food is amazing! My little boy six, loved the soup, and asked the waitress to pay compliments to the chef (just like the movie ratatouille) lol. The chef personally came out to serve my... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

They employ staff with no credentials of any sort . Steer clear, also overpriced compared to anywhere else. Avoid

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A great restaurant with local fare as well as local craft beers. The fact that many locals eat there as well as tourists is to the credit of this restaurant. Try the craft beer, you will love it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We were a group who arrived without reservation recently. Staff were very friendly and service was excellent. Early bird was available even though it was quite late! Menu choice is very good between fish, lamb and steak. They have a great selection of craft beer and a good wine selection also. It is a bit expensive unless you go for... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A large group of us had lunch in Left Bank today. We all enjoyed the lovely food & the Staff were great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Myself and my boyfriend came here unexpectedly for dinner on a busy Thursday night and were pleasantly surprised. I have to admit the staff made it for us. There was one girl (beautiful blonde) and she was so so nice. She was very informative and helpful about both food and drinks. She was lovely. Helpful and good fun too. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We actually spent two nights at this place. Very friendly staff and several very nice dishes. Meat is definitely better than fish. Great desserts ☺

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?