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Irish Film Institute

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Neighbourhood: South City Centre
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Address: 6 Eustace Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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+353 1 679 5744

A popular cinema in Temple Bar.

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Good reasonably priced food but slow service

The restaurant in this fine art house cinema in Dublin city centre (Temple Bar in particular) is nutritious, varied (for meat eaters and vegetarians alike) and represents good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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66 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant in this fine art house cinema in Dublin city centre (Temple Bar in particular) is nutritious, varied (for meat eaters and vegetarians alike) and represents good value. The only drawback is the slow service; slow to be seated and slow to take an order. After that it actually speeds up. So get the attention of the waiting staff... More 

Thank TouristVisitor01
Cainta, Philippines
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I am member of IFI for sometime now as they offer free tickets and raffles. I like this place as in the city of Dublin. Movies are not exclusive commercial, mostly independent and able to see it in regular cinemas. Another great thing is the coffee shop, lovely place to sit in and have a sip of coffee/tea without even... More 

Thank Ramadeva
Mexico City, Mexico
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69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Treat yourself to one of IFI's showings. Their selection is brainy, not commercial, and their café is tasty. IFI has interesting combinations like gourmet club features, presentations, and premiers which will screen much later in the ourside world.

1 Thank LuzMc
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Central location, great selection of popular and indie films and a nice cafe/restaurant should you need coffee or a meal. Just a nice place to visit overall.

Thank QuintonOR
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60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We came on our last day in Dublin and we needed a rest from walking miles. Wonderful experience small and romantic, only costed us €8 each.

Thank Kirsty S
Sandown, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2016

A very comfortable warm cafe and restuarant. I had the falafel and mushroom soup which were both reasonably priced and tasted good. Service was very good - its a nice place to chill out and read the paper at the weekeend - Im working in Dublin at the moment.

Thank brucewebb2005
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A group of twenty cinema buffs booked a few tables in the mezzanine where we held our annual film quiz followed by dinner. The service was great. Everybody had their meal served at the same time. I can only speak for my own meal but I had the boeuf bourguignon, which was delicious.

1 Thank cmaguire16
County Kildare, Ireland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived an hour before film due to start. Placed order for food and drinks, took at least 20 mins for drinks to arrive, had to remind waiting guy. The food when it did arrive was dreadful, chips tasted like they had been cooked in old, over-used oil. Fish was dry and over cooked. Just finished eating on time to make... More 

Thank mlmcd2013
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived 45 mins before a movie to get a sandwich. Asked for a menu after ten minutes. Another fifteen before order taken. Staff all use polite language but scowl when you talk to them. Awful.

Thank Sovereign_Gar
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7 reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Horrific service. The waiter was extremely rude, aggressive and insulting. We brought this to the attention of another server but there was no follow up. The first waiter then followed us out shouting and a manager pulled him back, then proceeded to berate us for not complaining to him personally, said that his waiter and not been rude, and when... More 

Thank Colm M

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