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Bacchus Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews seafood casserole mezze platter malteser cheesecake turkish sausage poached pear confit lamb penne filo pastry prawns caesar salad ice cream the river highly recommend this restaurant hen party beautiful restaurant last night
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing service. Staff were so friendly and attentive. Food was delicious one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to! Early bird menu was great value :)

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked this restaurant as a surprise for my mam’s 60th birthday. Arrived early and the waitress was very accommodating, helping us to set up the balloons and took the cake and candles into the kitchen. We had a great table with a fantastic...view of the river. Early bird menu was very reasonable at €30 for a three course meal. Selection and quality of food was excellent. The staff pulled a blinder, they brought out the cake and sang happy birthday and even put a candle in my mams dessert which was a nice touch. Staff were friendly, looked after us very well and engaged with my 4 year old niece. Could not recommend this restaurant enough, definitely would go back!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great night in Bacchus, on arrival (sorry to say I didn't get the guys name) we were shown to our table by a very friendly guy. Michelle and Louise looked after our table and were so welcoming and friendly. There was a...mix up on our order and when we brought it to their attention Michelle was to the rescue to arrange the correct meal without making us feel like complainers. All our food was absolutely gorgeous and we would love to go back!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and both starter and main course fantastic. Early bird very reasonable for 3 course €30 also delicious deserts

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 15 April 2022

We had a delicious meal in Bacchus for a hen party. The service was amazing. Everything came out in great time and we all felt very well looked after. We had the early bird menu which had a great selection of food for all especially...any picky eaters. I personally had the bruschetta which was so tasty. We were all stufffed and really enjoyed our experience.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 13 April 2022

Wow what can i say about Baccus resturant Athlone . Brought my partner for a early birthday dinner. The most amazing food i have ever tasted and very well presented the staff there are so nice and the owners came to make sure everytbing was...perfect for us i defenetly will return there and would reccomend Baccas 100% one of the nicest resturants in Athlone. Thank youMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 13 April 2022

Visited here on a Tuesday evening , expecting it to be quiet . We we wrong ! On a Tuesday night this beautiful restaurant was hopping , nearly every table full . We were met at the door by a super friendly staff member and...were asked to go and have a drink and come back in 40 mins and they would have a table available for us. When we returned we had a perfect table overlooking the water and we were given menus and our drinks promptly . We told our waitress that we were looking for a nice crisp white wine and she recommended a Spanish Albariño that hit the spot . Then the food experience began . Under recommendation we ordered the prawns and calamari starter and the black pudding croquettes . Both fantastic, but it was the mains that were the star of the show . My guest ordered the Tbone , never before have I seen a Tbone so big.. A real foodies fantasy . The Tbone was served with skewered prawns cooked to perfection and he choose the garlic butter and peri peri as an accompaniment. For my mains I had the seafood casserole . When the menu was explained we were told this dish is all about the fish . Chunks of salmon and Cod , nestled among it prawns ,calamari and mussels cooked gently to seal in the natural flavour of the fish and finished with tomato and just a dash of cream and topped with a breadcrumb gratin .. This dish was the star of the show . We finished our meal with a crispy sweet baklava and two complimentary Turkish coffees. We could not find a single fault . Beautiful location, buzzing atmosphere , staff who you felt loved their job and who really wanted you to enjoy your experience in Bacchus . Top class .. We will return .More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 30 March 2022 via mobile

Came here after seeing it being the number 1 reviewed place in Athlone on Tripadvisor. I have never been so underwhelmed by food in my entire life. Got the turkish sausage and chicken tikka as starters. Cheap garlic bread with no flavor, the egg was...completely overdone and the chicken was more or less a basic caesar salad. The mains were completely tasteless and boring. The desserts were nice but how can you go wrong with malteser cheesecake! Overall, I cannot understand all of these excellent reviews for such a basic restaurant. Overall I would give it a 3 out of 10. Never again.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 28 March 2022 via mobile

Food and service were top class here. Thanks to Michelle. It was excellent from start to finish . Will def get back here very soon. Superb.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 26 March 2022 via mobile

Lovely dining experience - delighted with vegan options mezze platter perfect as a starter and vegan penne was delicious

Date of visit: March 2022
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17 December 2019|
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Response from Michelle O | Reviewed this property |
Yes - we have brought our own wine on numerous occasions :)
John N
5 August 2019|
Response from Bacchus-Athlone | Property representative |
Hi We are open from 5 o’clock
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bacchus Restaurant

Yes, Bacchus Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Bacchus Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5