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The Lobby Lounge & The Reading Room, Dublin, Co Dublin

The Lobby Lounge & The Reading Room

4.3
4.3
186 Reviews
€31 to €50
Lounge
The heart of the hotel and effortless in style, The Lobby Lounge is the perfect venue for All-Day Dining and Afternoon Tea to reconnect with friends and family. Newly refurbished, enjoy understated elegance with a stylish atmosphere with the most luxurious surroundings flooded with natural daylight from our Terrace Gardens.

Enjoy our All day dining Lobby Lounge Menu with signature sandwiches, healthy salads or some of your favourite comfort dishes. Our Express Lunch dining option is perfect for a quick bite Monday to Friday.

Catch up with friends or family, sip a chilled glass of Champagne or sample your favourite cocktail made by our Mixologists and watch the world go by in laidback five-star luxury. Every Friday and Saturday evening from 7pm to 9pm enjoy our resident Pianist while you unwind into the weekend.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Area
    Ballsbridge
  • Cross Street
    Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Co Dublin D04 A9K8
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    €62.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Afternoon Tea at InterContinental Dublin has become a longstanding tradition with Dubliners as well as visitors to the city. It is a special occasion where guests can savour the finest food in the most stunning surroundings. It is the ideal way to indulge yourself for a special occasion or to just catch up with family and friends. In our Lobby Lounge and Reading Room, you can enjoy a selection of delicious finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and decadent pastries created by our award-winning chefs while overlooking our stunning courtyard. *Please note that Afternoon Tea must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Should you have any dietary requirements please leave a note or contact the Restaurant in advance of your booking.
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What 186 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dublin 4

    Best Ambience

  • Dublin 4

    Great for brunch

  • Dublin 4

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Dublin 4

    Great for fine wines

  • Dublin 4

    Good for special occasions

192 Reviews
  1. tracyd

    Bath

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Welcomed and remembered by friendly staff. Ambience was relaxing! Akshay out waiter was engaging and attentive. Made our dining experience enjoyable and memorable. Our meal was presented well and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Finished our drinks in The Whiskey Bar. Highly recommend The Lobby Lounge for service and exceptional dining.
    The Lobby Lounge & The Reading RoomResponded 2 days ago
    Dear tracyd Thank you for taking your time out to write this review. I am very glad to hear that you had a good time dining in the Lobby Lounge. I will make sure to pass on your lovely feedback to my team members. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, Pavel Nikeryasov Lobby Lounge Supervisor

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stayed at the Intercontinental, so this restaurant was very convenient. Food and drinks were good. A little pricey compared to where you can go elsewhere but it’s within the Intercontinental, so it’s expected. Ambience was great. Comfortable seating with great decor. Also had a pianist playing music Saturday night, which was a nice touch
    The Lobby Lounge & The Reading RoomResponded on 8 April 2024
    Dear Anonymous Thank you for taking out taking your time to write to us about your pleasant visit to the Lobby Lounge. I am very glad to hear that you had enjoyed the food and the ambience of the Lobby Lounge. I will make sure to share your lovely feedback among our team members. Looking forward to welcoming you back with us. Kind Regards, Pavel Nikeryasov, Lobby Lounge Supervisor

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  3. Rosie

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The great thing about dinning in the lobby lounge and reading room is service is great food excellent and most off you can relax and enjoy because you are never rushed to give up your table ....
    The Lobby Lounge & The Reading RoomResponded on 1 April 2024
    Dear Rosie Thank you for taking your time to tell us about your experience whilst dining at The Lobby Lounge. It is very pleasing to hear that you had enjoyed the food and the service in the Reading Room. We look forward to welcoming you back with us. Kind Regards, Pavel Nikeryasov, Lobby Lounge Supervisor

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food at this hotel is very poor. I suspect they will not hire an excellent chef as the main dining room was never open during our 3 night stay. The food served in the lobby lounge seems to have been ordered from a food catalogue. Examples: Dover sole, no head, tail or side fins, most definitely not fresh from fish market.€50. Lamb cutlets badly overcooked, so tough they were hard to chew €48. Side green salad was not fresh, same with lettuce in prawn cocktail and ‘dressed’ crab. Desserts were not made in hotel kitchen. Would advise eating out. Breakfast good but not excellent. We also tried afternoon tea €65pp and had to send it back - stale cakes and sandwiches not made with fresh bread that day. A real pity because rooms, wait staff, spa and pool all very good. Not having a reputable chef who cooks rather than warms in the kitchen is a very false economy.
    The Lobby Lounge & The Reading RoomResponded on 1 April 2024
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking your time to write to us about your experience. It is very disappointing to hear you did not enjoy the food whilst staying with us at The Intercontinental Dublin. We are going to take this time to review your opinion with the Back of The House team and come up with a solution for the future. I appreciate hearing that you have enjoyed the waiting staff and other facilities at the hotel. Kind Regards, Pavel Nikeryasov Lobby Lounge Supervisor.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very slow despite not being a lot of tables busy. They didn’t serve the tea, the pots were very hot.
    The Lobby Lounge & The Reading RoomResponded on 11 March 2024
    Dear Anonymous Thank you for taking your time to tell us about your experience with us at The Lobby Lounge. It is very disappointing to hear that the service was slow and the tea was not served for you. I will take this time to look into our operations on that specific day to find out why this had happened to you. We will aim to do a better job as a team to make your next stay with us much better. Kind Regards, Pavel Nikeryasov Lobby Lounge Supervisor

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  6. FelicityF

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely Sunday lunch with family. Food was superb. Great quality and hot. Service was very good and most accomodating.
    The Lobby Lounge & The Reading RoomResponded on 19 February 2024
    Dear FelcityF, Thank you for taking your time to write to us about your experience with us at The Lobby Lounge. I am very glad to hear that you had enjoyed both the food and the service that was provided for your family on Sunday. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, Pavel Nikeryasov Lobby Lounge Supervisor

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  7. MichealO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and a lovely relaxed ambience. Definitely recommend it!
    The Lobby Lounge & The Reading RoomResponded on 29 February 2024
    Dear MichaelO Thank you for taking your time to tell us about your experience with us at The Lobby Lounge. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and the ambience whilst dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, Pavel Nikeryasov Lobby Lounge Supervisor

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  8. MichealO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and relaxing ambience and excellent food!
    The Lobby Lounge & The Reading RoomResponded on 9 February 2024
    Dear MichaelO Thank you for taking your time to tell us your recent experience with us at The Intercontinental Dublin. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us at Lobby Lounge. We will share your compliments to the culinary team. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, Pavel Nikeryasov Lobby Lounge Supervisor

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  9. MarDee

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We found the decor good. The staff were fairly good but the food was only fair and the prices were astronomical.
    The Lobby Lounge & The Reading RoomResponded on 9 February 2024
    Dear MarDee Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. I am very happy to hear that you appreciated the festive décor of the hotel and the service of our team. Although, I am saddened to hear that the food was fair and the prices were astronomical. We value your feedback and will take this opportunity to review our prices within our operations. Best Regards, Pavel Nikeryasov Lobby Lounge Supervisor

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  10. KathyS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting and ambience but disappointing cakes selection with the afternoon tea and we had to send both tea and coffee back to be remade Having spent a lot of money (5 afternoon teas plus champagne / cocktails ) very disappointing to then have to pay for the parking. Reception would not validate our ticket.
    The Lobby Lounge & The Reading RoomResponded on 9 February 2024
    Dear KathyS Thank you for taking your time to write about your experience with us at The Lobby Lounge. I am saddened to hear that our selection of afternoon tea cakes and the coffees was not up to your satisfaction. I would like to inform you that we change our offerings every quarter or depending on certain events and holidays. I will address your review to our Culinary team to make more variety of improvements when we changed our menu. I will share your feedback on the car parking fee with our Front Office Team. Kind Regards, Pavel Nikeryasov Lobby Lounge Supervisor

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FAQs

The Lobby Lounge & The Reading Room is rated 4.3 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Lobby Lounge & The Reading Room

Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Co Dublin D04 A9K8

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Co Dublin D04 A9K8
  • Area
    Ballsbridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 10:30–22:00
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Lounge, Afternoon Tea, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Executive Chef Alberto Rossi
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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