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

The Lobby Lounge & The Reading Room

4.3
4.3
192 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

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    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.
    Afternoon Tea Photo

What 192 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

198 Reviews
  1. Rick

    N. Ireland

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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 1 day ago
    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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  2. JohnD

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 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 June 5, 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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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 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 June 5, 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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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 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 May 31, 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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  5. HelS

    Dublin

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 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 May 1, 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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  6. Stevenson

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Extremely disappointing experience. Poor service, limited menu. Twenty minutes wait for drinks. One of the main courses tepid and had to be sent back. Ordered coffees and dessert. Coffees arrived and thirty minutes later we had to ask where the dessert was. A regrettable waste of our time and money.
    The Lobby Lounge & The Reading RoomResponded on May 1, 2024
    Dear Stevenson Thank you for taking your time to tell us about your unpleasant experience. It is disappointing to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us at Lobby Lounge. It is absolutely not acceptable to experience such service whilst you are coming to Lobby Lounge. I will take this to review our operations to see where we did wrong. I will also share your feedback with the kitchen. Kind Regards, Pavel Nikeryasov Lobby Lounge Supervisor

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  7. tracyd

    Bath

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    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 on April 19, 2024
    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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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 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 April 8, 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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  9. Rosie

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 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 April 1, 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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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 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 April 1, 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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FAQs

The Lobby Lounge & The Reading Room is rated 4.3 stars by 192 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 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
  • Neighborhood
    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
    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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