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The Left Bank

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Fry Place, Athlone, Ireland
10:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 10:30 - 21:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

We took advantage of the early bird menu midweek and we're delighted by the price and the quality of the food. For starters,Calamari and lettuce wrapped parcels of pulled pork, both were nice We both went for tandoori chicken on focacia with salad and sauté spuds again the food was good but we agreed the focacia added little to the... More 

Thank Tom H
Portland Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

We had a wonderful meal at this bistro the food was very good and the service was excellent. The menu was very varied with something for everyone also a very good wine selection and cocktail menu. The bistro itself was very warm and inviting we had a lovely large table in the bar area very nice really enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Visited to celebrate a special occasion recently and have to say I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. In particular the service we received from two of the girls (in particular the blonde girl who I assume is head hostess) was as good as I have experienced anywhere in the world and a real credit to the restaurant.... More 

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fort collins co
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

We ordered the sampler plate for the appetizers. I was not impressed. Then I ordered the Salmon which was very good. The preparation of the fish was very good with the mashed and veggies. I would order this again.

Thank J_SUNFortCollinsCo
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

This is a small brasserie type of place and the menu is short but offers plenty of choice. I had some of the best oysters I have had in a very long time and the fish was cooked to perfection. The two ladies who own this place are friendly and obviously care about their customers and take pride in the... More 

Thank LisaK_511
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

We are traveling in Ireland with a large group and another restaurant was recommended by our driver so we opted to go off the path and find another restaurant... The Left Bank caught our attention while walking around, it had a nice character to it. I started with the soup special (potato and leek), it was very tasty... My wife... More 

Thank Iamalpha
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

This restaurant never fails to serve great food. Choice is varied. Staff are friendly and helpful. Ideal for a special night out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

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.

Thank Finn882014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 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!

Thank rosered r
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

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

Thank JnSLondon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
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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Athlone, Ireland
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Athlone, Ireland
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?