About Us

The Left Bank Bistro was established in February 1995. It is a modern restaurant, situated in the heart of Old Athlone, a stone's throw from the Athlone Lock on the river Shannon with views of the Norman Castle and it's ancient architecture. The food is exciting and innovative and the restaurant is fully air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible.

The Locality

The River Shannon and Lough Ree offer wonderful leisure possibilities for all ages. There are many superb golf courses, great horse-riding opportunities, country walks and historical attractions both in Athlone itself and in the surrounding area.

Our lively neighbourhood, on the west side of the Shannon has been transformed in latter years to its former glory embracing traditional architecture, thus creating an ambient atmosphere in sympathetic surroundings.

We are proud neighbours of 'Sean's Bar', Ireland's oldest public house, many top boutiques, antique shops, old book shop and book binders.

The Left Bank Bistro is also located very close to the Dean Crowe Hall, host to the annual All-Ireland Drama Festival and a full programme of other theatrical productions.

One of Athlone's greatest assets is its location right in the centre of Ireland with easy access from all areas, especially with the new M6/M4 motorway.