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IFI Cafe Bar, Dublin, Co. Dublin

IFI Cafe Bar

4.3
4.3
48 reviews
€30 and under
International

An oasis in the heart of Temple Bar, the IFI Café Bar is a haven for film foodies from far and wide. With a host of high quality yet affordable options from our lunch and dinner menus, along with IFI patrons soaking up the atmosphere with a coffee, tea or dessert from our extensive range, this is truly a place where people can relax and enjoy great food and drinks. There’s also a substantial selection of craft beers to suit even the most discerning of tastes.

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Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 679 5744

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    The IFI Café bar and IFI facilities are available for private hire. Contact Heidi Pentney by email to hire@irishfilm.ie

  • Area

    Temple Bar

  • Cross Street

    6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

  • Parking Details

    The closest parking is available at Park Rite on Fleet Street, a short walk from the IFI Café Bar. Full address: 52-57 Fleet Street, Dublin 2, D02 A375.

  • Public Transit

    The Red Line Luas Jervis Street stop is 5 minutes walk away, across the River Liffey. Dublin bus serves nearby Dame Street. Routes include: 13, 27, 40, 49, 77a, 77x, 123, 747, 54a, 56a, 150, 27, 40, 49, 54a, 56a, 65, 65b, 68/a, 69, 69x, 79/a, 14, 15, 15a, 15b, 15d, 140, 142, 9, 16, 83, 122, 123, 27, 77a, 151, 150,

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Menu

Sandwiches

Sandwiches served with fries or salad. Add Soup to any sandwich €2. Gluten Free Bread Available

  • Today's Soup€5.50

    with Homemade Brown Bread

    • Veggie Fritter Wrap€6.95

      Carrot Coriander Salad, Hummus

      • Croque Monsieur€6.95

        Ham and Bechamel Cheese Toastie

        • Coronation Chicken on Focaccia€6.95

          • B.E.L.T.€6.95

            Bacon, Egg, Lettuce and Tomato

            Starters

            Add any side for €2.50

            • 4 Bruschettas€6.95

              Roasted Veg, Hummus, Avocado, Tomato, Basil

              • Mixed Beets & Feta Salad€6.75

                Pumpkin Seeds & Candied Walnuts

                • Kataifi Wrapped Goats Cheese Parcels€6.50

                  with Sweet Chilli Jam

                  • Salmon and Haddock Fish Cakes€6.95

                    with Lemon Aioli

                    • House Made Lamb Koftas€7.25

                      with Tzatziki

                      • IFI Sticky Chilli Chicken Wings

                        • Portion of 6€7.25
                        • Portion of 12€10.95

                      Mains

                      • Veg & Coconut Curry€11.50

                        with Basmati Rice and Peanuts

                        • Forest Mushroom Risotto€11.25

                          w Parmesan and Rocket

                          • Tandoori Chicken€13.25

                            with Puy Lentils and Minted Yoghurt

                            • Linguine€13.50

                              with Garlic Chilli Prawns and Torn Basil

                              • Fish & Chips€13.95

                                Tartare Sauce and Pea Puree

                                • IFI 8oz Beef€12.25

                                  Veggie or Chicken Burger with Relish & Chips (Add Bacon or Cheese)

                                  Sides

                                  • Parmesan & Rosemary Fries€3.50

                                    • Broccoli and Almonds€3.75

                                      • House Slaw€3.50

                                        • Rocket and Pear Salad€3.50

                                          • Sweet Potato Fries€3.95

                                            • Garlic Bread€3.00

                                              Dessert

                                              • Popcorn€5.50

                                                with Vanilla Ice Cream and Salted Caramel

                                                • Strawberry Jelly€5.75

                                                  White Choc. Mousse, Fresh Strawberries

                                                  • Selection of Ice Creams€5.50

                                                    with Chocolate sauce

                                                    Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                    What 48 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
                                                    • 4.1Service
                                                    • 4.3Ambience
                                                    • 4.3Value

                                                    NoiseModerate

                                                    Diners' Choice Awards

                                                    • Dublin

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                                                    • Dublin

                                                      Good Vegetarian Options

                                                    • Dublin

                                                      International

                                                    • Dublin 2

                                                      Healthy

                                                    • Dublin 2

                                                      Pre/post theatre

                                                    • Dublin 2

                                                      Sunday Lunch

                                                    • Dublin 2

                                                      Good Vegetarian Options

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                                                    1. M

                                                      Melanie

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 11 May 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Lovely restaurant with great atmosphere and amazing food. Lots of vegetarian options.

                                                    2. MM

                                                      MaryM

                                                      Dublin

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      It was a pleasure to eat at the IFI. Great food with good vegetarian options with fantastic service and a beautiful setting for a relaxed evening with friends. And great value. Well done IFI team!

                                                    3. MS

                                                      MaryS

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 24 April 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                      Arrived on time, greeted beautifully, seated where we liked. Service was very good and attentive without being too much. Food was great value and arrived quickly as we had cinema tickets. Love the atmosphere in the IFI. Very convenient, cinema and food in same place. I can see why a lot of single people use the facilities, easy to be on your own here. Will return.

                                                    4. MM

                                                      MariaM

                                                      Dublin

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on 2 April 2022

                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                      I really like the cafe for a drink or food before a movie, great value, good selection for Vegetarians too.service great, both charming and efficient

                                                    5. RH

                                                      RebeccaH

                                                      Dublin

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on 11 March 2022

                                                      overall3food4service1ambience2

                                                      We were 15 minutes late for our booking as the train was delayed, but it wasn't busy. Most people were finished and being given their bills. We were seated with menus. After 25 minutes I had to ask someone if we could order, as no one had come back. Not even for a drinks order! The food was fine, but when the bill arrived we were charged more for our wine than what was marked on the menu. Overall, we were disappointed as we've had very pleasant meals here in previous years.

                                                    6. JM

                                                      JamesM

                                                      Dublin

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      Nice place to relax before a film and a menu to suit all. Efficient and attentive floor staff, and reasonable prices, all help to maintain the "take it easy" vibe.

                                                    7. S

                                                      Shivers

                                                      London

                                                      28 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      28 reviews

                                                      Dined on 2 March 2022

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      Really fab food - recommend, even if not there to watch a movie.

                                                    8. MW

                                                      MelanieW

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 24 February 2022

                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                      Very friendly helpful staff who constantly came over to check everything was OK . Lovely convenient friendly place for something to eat after a movie. The noise level was our own fault because we were given a choice of two tables but chose the one under the speakers ..which we probably wouldn't have done if we were there again.However the music was great just a bit too loud .

                                                    9. RW

                                                      RenaW

                                                      Dublin

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      Dined on 12 February 2022

                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                      Two of us enjoyed a pre- movie dinner. We both ordered the fish & chips which came promptly and was delicious. Just one small quibble on presentation - the chips portion was just a little too generous which crowded out the plate and then the fish had to be placed on top of the chips. This didn’t look great and made it tricky to negotiate without sending chips flying in all direction. The old way of serving chips in a container works better.

                                                    10. PS

                                                      PaulS

                                                      1 review

                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 9 February 2022

                                                      overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                      we arrived about 8pm and nearly half the menu wasn't available, which was a disappointment. My chickpea burger was also a bit stodgy. The rest of the food was average and not particularly good value, but the setting is fine and convenient for pre- or post-film viewing. I would recommend for the latter.

                                                    11. D

                                                      Derek

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 5 February 2022

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                      A relaxed place to have a meal and a drink at a reasonable price, before a movie. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Will be back!

                                                    12. L

                                                      Laura

                                                      Dublin

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 1 February 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Lovely as ever. Great food, atmosphere and staff.

                                                    13. JV

                                                      JulieVeg

                                                      Dublin

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 29 January 2022

                                                      overall5food3service4ambience4

                                                      Mac & Cheese I got was seriously over-salted. like 5 or 10% salt. I'm an easy-going customer and was starving when I got this dinner. Could only eat a bit. Told waitress, she apologised but sadly didn't offer any discount of bill. Had to pay full price for inedible main course....not happy with this... just unfair. julie

                                                    14. JH

                                                      JoannaH

                                                      Dublin

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 28 January 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great food and lovely service would go again for sure.

                                                    15. HW

                                                      HennieW

                                                      Dublin

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 22 January 2022

                                                      overall4food3service3ambience3

                                                      Service was a bit slow this time and food not as well presented as usual.

                                                    16. AR

                                                      AbiR

                                                      Edinburgh

                                                      1 review

                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 22 January 2022

                                                      overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                      The service was fine if a bit slow. Food menu much reduced from several years ago and pricey! Eggs arrived cold and asked them to be replaced but it never happened and still charged full price. Real shame as this cafe used to be really nice

                                                    17. GS

                                                      GavinS

                                                      Dublin

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 2 January 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Pleasant, professional, prompt. The location is great and the food excellent.

                                                    18. SR

                                                      StephenR

                                                      Dublin

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 30 December 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Lovely post film lunch. Great Service and food with a nice atmosphere

                                                    19. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Dublin

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 18 December 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      One of the best gnocchi I've tried. Staff was super friendly. I'll definitely come back

                                                    20. OD

                                                      OutdoorDiner

                                                      Dublin

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on 11 December 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Lovely warm atmosphere, delicious food and drinks, helpful and attentive staff.

                                                    21. KM

                                                      KarlM

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 11 December 2021

                                                      overall3food4service1ambience4

                                                      The food was good and the staff were friendly but the service was very slow, inefficient and inattentive at times.

                                                    22. s

                                                      silvanab

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 11 December 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Excellent food and service at a very honest price. Their chicken burger and sweet potato fries are definitely among the best I ever had. Good choice of healthy options and vegan.

                                                    23. L

                                                      Laura

                                                      Dublin

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 10 December 2021

                                                      overall3food2service2ambience2

                                                      I ordered the goat cheese salad but it had almost no cheese. I paid too much for a few leaves and carrots .

                                                    24. HW

                                                      HennieW

                                                      Dublin

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 4 December 2021

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                      Casual dining. Good food, good prices and good service. Ideal place to eat before taking in a movie in The IFI!

                                                    25. BB

                                                      BrianB

                                                      Dublin

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 17 December 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      As always, excellent food and service. This is one of my favourite cafes in Dublin

                                                    26. CB

                                                      CelineB

                                                      Dublin

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 17 December 2020

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                      We had a lovely meal before our movie, the staff was so helpful and cheerful! Food was delicious, would definitely recommend!

                                                    27. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      1.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 12 December 2020

                                                      overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                      We ordered food off the menu and paid for it they would not serve us drinks until we finished eating our food which completely sub par the manager was extremely rude

                                                    28. A

                                                      Aliced

                                                      Dublin

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 12 December 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The IFI felt like a quiet gem on what was a busy Saturday night in town. We had a lovely meal and drinks and the atmosphere was really nice with loads of distance between tables and great Jazz. Definitely would recommend for any Christmas catch ups!

                                                    29. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Dublin

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 12 December 2020

                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                      A few starters to share and a pint - perfect pre film nibbles :)

                                                    30. A

                                                      Aish

                                                      Dublin

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 11 December 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Really good food and a lovely atmosphere. The service was excellent also.

                                                    31. LH

                                                      LyndaH

                                                      Dublin

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on 10 December 2020

                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                      We had a lovely evening with our group of 4. The waiter couldn’t have been any nicer and really made the evening. We will definitely be back

                                                    32. HD

                                                      HughD

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 5 December 2020

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      First time visiting the IFI Cafe Bar, and was pleasantly surprised by it. Staff were friendly, the food good, and great value. I'd happily go there again.

                                                    33. KO

                                                      KevinOB

                                                      Dublin

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 5 December 2020

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      Very relaxing efficient and friendly service. Would recommend a visit at anytime of the day.

                                                    34. H

                                                      Hobbesdawn

                                                      Dublin

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on 4 December 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great experience, delicious food. Would recommend!

                                                    35. TO

                                                      TerryO

                                                      Dublin

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on 18 September 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Always a pleasure to dine here before or after a movie

                                                    36. R

                                                      Reena

                                                      Dublin

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on 10 September 2020

                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                      Food was excellent, the chef was very accommodating and the service was excellent

                                                    37. M

                                                      Matbook

                                                      Dublin

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 9 September 2020

                                                      overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                      Service was excellent, delicious food but one or two dishes needed to be reheated.

                                                    38. PF

                                                      PeterF

                                                      Dublin

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 7 September 2020

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                      Good place to eat when going to a move. We had a beef and chicken burger. Tasty

                                                    39. AS

                                                      AislingS

                                                      Dublin

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on 7 September 2020

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience2

                                                      While I realise the difficulties operating within Cvoid-19 restrictions, it would be great to some of the former IFI atmosphere in the café/bar. Small things like candles on the mantelpiece, having the fire on in the autumn/winter and having music on would really help. It just feels pretty sad at the moment, to be honest.

                                                    40. L

                                                      Lovemygrub

                                                      Dublin

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on 5 September 2020

                                                      overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                      Simple menu, fairly well executed. Calamari good. Same tomato sauce turns up in a lot of dishes. Service inexperienced but very pleasant. Limited range of drinks. Wine very expensive for quality. Very reasonably priced. Grand for bite and a drink before the cinema

                                                    Safety precautions

                                                    • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                      • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                      • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                      • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                      • Contactless payment available
                                                    • Physical distancing

                                                      • Limited number of seated diners
                                                      • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                      • Extra space between tables
                                                    • Protective equipment

                                                      • Waiting staff wear masks
                                                    • Screening

                                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                    FAQs

                                                    IFI Cafe Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                    Booked 4 times today
                                                    Google Map for IFI Cafe Bar

                                                    6 Eustace Street Temple Bar Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 PD85

                                                    Additional information

                                                    • Cross Street

                                                      6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

                                                    • Area

                                                      Temple Bar

                                                    • Hours of Operation

                                                      Daily 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

                                                    • Cuisines

                                                      International

                                                    • Dining style

                                                      Casual Dining

                                                    • Dress Code

                                                      Smart Casual

                                                    • Parking Details

                                                      The closest parking is available at Park Rite on Fleet Street, a short walk from the IFI Café Bar. Full address: 52-57 Fleet Street, Dublin 2, D02 A375.

                                                    • Public Transit

                                                      The Red Line Luas Jervis Street stop is 5 minutes walk away, across the River Liffey. Dublin bus serves nearby Dame Street. Routes include: 13, 27, 40, 49, 77a, 77x, 123, 747, 54a, 56a, 150, 27, 40, 49, 54a, 56a, 65, 65b, 68/a, 69, 69x, 79/a, 14, 15, 15a, 15b, 15d, 140, 142, 9, 16, 83, 122, 123, 27, 77a, 151, 150,

                                                    • Payment Options

                                                      MasterCard, Visa

                                                    • Additional

                                                      Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

                                                    • Phone number

                                                      (01) 679 5744

                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                      The IFI Café bar and IFI facilities are available for private hire. Contact Heidi Pentney by email to hire@irishfilm.ie

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