News & Reviews

A Truly Festive Feast

Check out our 2017 Christmas menu - a 3 course festive feast the Left Bank Bistro way!

Happy to Report: Left Bank Bistro is a Fodor's Choice Property!

We are delighted with our latest accolade. Left Bank Bistro has been named a 2015 Fodor’s Choice Property by Fodor’s Travel, which you know is a well thought of travel guide

to quote from Fodor's "Each year our expert team of writers and editors designates an exclusive list of restaurants...

New Evening Menus

Our new A la'Carte dinner menu offers variety and value.  With a great choice of fresh fish!

New Early Bird   -   All evening Tuesday to Friday and last orders 6.30pm on Saturday.

The Dublin Foodie

It has just the right kind of comfy vibe that makes you want to hang out and indulge a bit....settling on a piece of light but rich lemon Madeira cake with a lemon curd filling, and another of coffee mocha Madeira cake with coffee butter icing. Each piece was gargantuan and served with fresh...

Frommers

This smart little bistro is as sassy and bright as they come. The menu circles the earth, starting with French filet of beef with mustard butter and moving on to Asia and Italy for grilled Parmesan polenta. You can choose between a French cassoulet and a delicious Thai chicken breast on egg...

Travel Squire

The next day was cheerier so we ventured about 10 kilometers south into Athlone for lunch at The Left Bank Bistro, owned by Annie McNamara and Mary McCullagh. Our curiosity got the better of us and we couldn’t help but speculate whether the food would take on a French sensibility. Surprise, no...

Lonely Planet

With airy, whitewashed interiors, shelves of gourmet goods, and a menu combining superior Irish ingredients with Mediterranean and Asian influences, this sophisticated deli-bistro attracts those in the know. Lunch features bowls of steaming pasta, big salads and chunky open sandwiches, while...

Fodor's Guide

One of Athlone's culinary gems, this bistro is noted for its early-bird menu which now runs through the evening, filled with such delights as roast salmon fillet, beef Stroganoff, or South Indian vegetable curry with rice and yogurt. Later on, the beige-on-brown dining room fills up with people...

John & Sally McKenna, The Bridgestone Guides

The Left Bank is beloved by its customers. To be honest, the people who come here week after week and day after day couldn't imagine life without The Left Bank. Like the best and most important parts of our lives, the Left Bank enriches and educates us all at the same time.

Georgina Campbell's Jameson Guide

Athlone is now recognised as the culinary capital of the inland waterways... Annie McNamara and Mary McCullagh's wacky little Left Bank Bistro was one of the cornerstones of that reputation - and their philosophy lives on in their elegant and spacious newer premises near the river. Here...