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“Best restaurant in Athlone”
Review of The Left Bank

The Left Bank
Ranked #6 of 100 Restaurants in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Galway, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Athlone”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Best restaurant in Athlone.

Excellent food, friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, go and enjoy.............................................

  • Visited August 2013
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Galway
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Service needs serious attention”
Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

I was in The Left Bank on two occasions recently. Food orders were taken quickly & food which was delicious arrived promptly.
there seems to be at least 5 waitress' working durung lunch time but there is no organisation.
on one occasion, a friend wanted extra garlic mayonnaise. After asking 3 different waitresses it finally arrived at the end of the meal. Another friend decided to have a glass of wine with her meal & spent another 15 minutes trying to attract a waitress. It took 30 minutes for a waitress to take a coffee/dessert order.
It really annoyed me after my second visit to see that service was exactly the same.
I would suggest that you order whatever you want & any extras at the start of your meal as you may not see a waitress until you are leaving.
I left disappointed & annoyed. Doubt il be back for a long time

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank halle19
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Leinster, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fine Dining in the Centre of Athlone”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I visited this bistro for lunch and if dinner is as good it gets the complete thumbs up. I had the spring rolls main course and it was delicious. The rolls came with a light crispy salad with just enough of each vegetable (you have no idea how hard it is to get the salad balance spot on), the Left Bank chef had it down to a fine art! I had the coffee cake dessert and that was perfect too. I was a bit disappointed when the small coffee cup arrived but again it was just enough to wash down the dessert.

The staff were friendly and efficient. The decor was just right again with good use of an old building without making it look like a museum.

The only negative thing I can say that it is a bit pricy at 15 for a two course lunch but some might say that the quality of the food was worth it.

To sum up the Left Bank I would say they just get everything right.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Mialorgil
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fun and Fab”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Had lunch in The Left Bank for the second time this summer and it was superb again. Great choice of menu: Asian Duck Salad or Warm Prawn and Chorizo Salad - almost too difficult to choose. Busy and Buzzy and great value. Service was very good and food very well presented.
Can't wait for my next trip to Athlone to go back and maybe book for dinner this time

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Leezy
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Roscommon
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Yum”
Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Have eaten in left bank bistro a few times, & as usual you aren't disappointed, delicious food & friendly staff with a great atmosphere make left bank a great spot for lunch or dinner, only negative, little expensive for lunch Menu

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank B a
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