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

The Lobby Lounge & The Reading Room

4.2
4.2
197 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 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

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 197 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

203 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lobby lounge and Reading Room at the InterContinental Hotel left an indelible impression on me. From the moment we arrived, the service was impeccable. We were promptly seated, and refreshing glasses of both bottled still and sparkling water appeared while our main drink orders were taken. Whilst they happened to be out of the drink I selected, the staff’s swift recommendation for an alternative drink option was spot-on, and I was thoroughly pleased with their choice. The synchronised arrival of our food was also thoughtful touch. We didn’t have to wait for plates to arrive 1 after the other, getting the food altogether made the dinning experience great. The ambiance was nothing short of fantastic - a harmonious blend of elegance and comfort. The experience ranks among one of the best I’ve had in a hotel lobby lounge. In summary, the InterContinental Hotel’s Lobby Lounge is a must-visit for anyone staying at this hotel. The restaurant is fantastic but if you’re looking for something a little more relaxed but with the same high quality service, this is a great option. I would certainly recommend this Hotel as a place to stay and dine. Fantastic!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was immaculate, expected a bit more from the food, my chicken was dry (ordered the chicken on rye bread)

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  3. GeorgeJ

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful hotel and restaurant. As you would expect from a top hotel excellent service and lovely food. The Express lunch is very good value for such a top class restaurant. Lovely experience, would totally recommend.
    The Lobby Lounge & The Reading RoomResponded on 8 July 2024
    Hello GeorgeJ Thank you for taking your time to write to us about your time whilst staying with us. I am very glad to hear that you had enjoyed our express lunch and everything we had to offer. I will make sure to share your feedback amongst our team members. We are looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, Pavel Nikeryasov Lobby Lounge Supervisor

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  4. Peter

    Dublin

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for a lovely pre concert lunch! A great way to start a perfect day.
    The Lobby Lounge & The Reading RoomResponded on 2 July 2024
    Hello Peter. Thank you for taking your time to write to us about your experience in the Lobby Lounge. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your lunch before heading to a concert. I will make sure to share your feedback with the kitchen team. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, Pavel Nikeryasov Lobby Lounge Supervisor

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  5. CeciliaR

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was terrible and the food was ok. Not a good combo!

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  6. Rick

    N. Ireland

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and ambience but let down by undercooked and bland seasonal vegetables
    The Lobby Lounge & The Reading RoomResponded on 23 June 2024
    Hello Rick. Thank you for taking your time on sharing about your experience in Lobby Lounge. I am quite pleased to read that you enjoyed the service and ambience whilst dining in the Lounge. However I am disappointed to read that you didn't enjoy the seasonal vegetables. I will share this feedback with the kitchen team. Kind Regards, Pavel Nikeryasov Lobby Lounge Supervisor.

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  7. JohnD

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had made a dinner reservation but the front of house guy at the lounge entrance has almost dismissive and we felt he was doing us a favour because the kitchen was closing. Our waiter was attentive and friendly , the food was excellent but it was VERY slow. There were still children in lobby lounge till after 10 pm and I really don’t think it works having post rugby match drinkers, children and diners sharing the lounge area . I’ll certainly be back but not to have dinner in the Lobby Lounge .
    The Lobby Lounge & The Reading RoomResponded on 5 June 2024
    Dear JohnD, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your dining experience with us. We would like to apologize for the impression that one of our hosts made you felt upon your arrival. Rest assured that we have no intention to dismiss you as we always want our guest to feel welcome and informed regarding order times. We are delighted to know about the attentive and friendly service on one of our associates. We will share your excellent food quality review and the slow food service to our kitchen team. We would like to assure you that any guests below 18 are allowed in the lobby lounge if they stay in the hotel . We are hoping to welcome you back soon so we can look after you to the standard we pride ourselves on. Sincerely, John Erickson Lobby Lounge and Bar Manager

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Manager was rude but other staff were very helpful and friendly. Great venue and food was OK.
    The Lobby Lounge & The Reading RoomResponded on 5 June 2024
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your dining experience with us. We would like to apologize if there was a certain impression that one of our shift managers made you felt on that day. Rest assured that we will take this opportunity to review our trainings on improving our customer service. We are delighted to know that overall, you enjoyed the helpful and friendly service of our team. We appreciate your great feedback on the venue and food. We are hoping to welcome you back soon so we can look after you to the standard we pride ourselves on. Kind Regards, John Erickson Lobby Lounge and Bar Manager

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. A French waiter/manager was serving us. Top class service and so friendly with the kids. Would highly recommend
    The Lobby Lounge & The Reading RoomResponded on 31 May 2024
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking your time to write to us about your experience in The Lobby Lounge. I will make sure to pass on your great feedback to my colleague and the kitchen team. I am very glad to read that you had a good time in the Lounge. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, Pavel Nikeryasov Lobby Lounge Supervisor.

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  10. HelS

    Dublin

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had afternoon tea. Sandwiches were excellent, scones were decent. Mango jam not great. Deserts not up to par. Meringue with watermelon just results in soggy Meringue. Apricot tart was textureless and not v tasty. The lemon dessert was decent and the chocolate one was OK. Service is excellent and tea selection also excellent.
    The Lobby Lounge & The Reading RoomResponded on 1 May 2024
    Dear HelS Thank you for taking your time to write us about your experience about Afternoon Tea. I will take this time to review your comments with our Pastry team and hope to aim to improve the desserts. I am glad to hear that teas and service were good. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, Pavel Nikeryasov Lobby Lounge Supervisor

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FAQs

The Lobby Lounge & The Reading Room is rated 4.2 stars by 197 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 4 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 am–10:00 pm
  • 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
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Privacy policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Impressum
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
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