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The Lovely Food Company

#226 of 1,999 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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14 Terenure Road West, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 492 7717
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place with very accommodating staff who were very friendly. However, I was craving a decent bowl of soup and the only option was a basic veg mix drowned in salt. The sandwiches were decent with all agreeing that the chicken and stuffing with cranberry sauce was the best.

Thank Aoife S
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I spent almost every saturday or sunday morning at the lovely food company. We are going out for breakfast/brunch and the dishes are very delicious and I love the coffee as well. I'm a coffee addict so coffee is very important to me and they serve a very nice coffee. The people are very polite and it's... More 

Thank sarahklg
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have the "lovely breakfast" which was great, the only thing was that beans were not included. Great coffee too.

Thank Conor D
Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been here before a long time ago and found it ok,decided to go back with my husband and this time we were not dissappointed. We shared a starter and the lamb koftas were lovely,they also bring out a small plate of home made bread and pesto the bread is very good,as good as any boulangerie in France. For... More 

Thank Brenda R
Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Been coming to the LFC for past 3 years had always found food good and service was excellent. But the standards have been dropping ever since they opened a second restaurant in drumcondra. Some of the experienced staff are no longer in Terenure and there replacements are poorly trained. It would also appear that they have less staff working too.... More 

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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Great place for brunch when it's not too busy...crazy on weekends. Good coffee and freshly cooked eggs...but they have replaced their own homemade relish with Ballymaloe (which should be removed from every menu as the catering recipe is yeuch). Friendly staff too.

Thank Sheila K
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food, the salted caramel slice is to die for. Very busy on weekend lunch times, but service remains good.

Thank Kiplet
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Just popped in for a cappuccino and decided on a gluten free salted caramel slice.. Normally the gluten free selection in cafes is good but this was delicious - will definitely be back!

Thank rachht
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Always like this spot. Friendly, attentive service and food is consistently good. Went again last night and was not disappointed with a fab burger while my husband was heartily satisfied with his fish and chips. Our only criticism is that the menu should be changed more often.

Thank Niamh G
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Myself,my husband and daughters come here regularly. It is very hard to find a restaurant that is perfect across all boards. The food is delicious, there is always the right amount of people in the restaurant and the staff are the friendliest and most helpful. Everything tastes so good from the bread with butter/pesto to the prawn linguine to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $27
Irish, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Terenure Road West, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 492 7717
The Lovely Food Co is delighted to bring Gourmet-Cafe Dining to Terenure Dublin. Brought to you by a multi award winning team we focus on the freshest local food, our team prepare in-house daily to deliver an extensive range of fresh homemade products to our customers. Whatever we don’t produce in house is sourced from some of Ireland's upcoming artisan suppliers.Opening Hours Monday 8:30am until 5pm , Tuesday to Friday 8:30am, last orders 9:30pm, Saturday from 10am with last orders at 9:30pm, and Sunday from 10am until 5:00pm.

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