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The Left Bank

Fry Place, Athlone, Ireland
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“salad” (19 reviews)
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10:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Fry Place, Athlone, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 361 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everything about The Left Bank I've top notch. From the service to the atmosphere and of course the food! All of it was delicious, particularly the duck and the pigs on the green. Fantastic!

1  Thank MizMunce
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited twice in the one day on Saturday 18th November. We were in the town for a weekend away and were out for a wander around Athlone when we saw a lovely sign “a yawn is a silent cry for coffee” and that was...More

1  Thank MotherGoose2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in athlone recently for the first time and we were feeling peckish around lunchtime after a bit of shopping, we looked up TripAdvisor and the left bank cafe was recommended, my wife had a chicken burger with beautiful sauces and was astounded at how...More

Thank irishmanCork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning food, cooked to perfection. Deserts divine. Service was very good with pleasant staff and prompt delivery of food. We will definitely visit here again!

Thank fitzzyma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just realised that while I have been adding reviews from various places over the years that it’s five years since I reviewed what is our favourite restaurant in Athlone. We have been regulars in The Left Bank for twenty years – in its present...More

Thank Gearoid O O
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this quaint wee cafe during the daytime and returned for dinner in the evening time. Absolutely stunning food, steak was cooked to perfection. Service was second to none. Would definitely recommend. Icing on the cake was we purchased 2 wee red teapots to...More

2  Thank shiraul
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We stumbled in here after touring the local castle. The place was not at all touristy. The menu was small but varied. My wife had a Tandoori chicken salad and I had seafood pie. It was all delicious.

2  Thank coreyl
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

As an Australian visiting Ireland I love modern food. Everything we ate was superb. We definitely will be recommending this restaurant to friends and family. Well done guys!

1  Thank trishymelbourne
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Short review because I will say all that needs to be said. This is a fabulous location, eqsqusite food and lovely atmosphere for lunch or an evening meal. Athlone town is spoilt for choice of nice eateries but the Left Bank is most definitely ranking...More

Thank LauraBL66
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Called in for dessert late on Saturday evening and was absolutely blown away, possibly the nicest dessert I have ever had. Cant remember the exact name but something along the lines of banana, caramel and biscuit mess - it will change your life. I was...More

2  Thank Deank06
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Questions & Answers
14 July 2017|
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Response from Martin B | Reviewed this property |
u go down near the castle along the river but u can't see the river
Patrick D
14 November 2015|
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Response from rosered r | Reviewed this property |
no i dont think so
Patrick D
14 November 2015|
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Response from Tom H | Reviewed this property |
I had bottled beer some draught beers were available
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fry Place, Athlone, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Westmeath  >  Athlone
  • Phone Number: +353(0)9094446
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