Irish Film Institute -SUMMER AT THE IFI CAFÉ BAR



July 2nd 2019: Summer has well and truly landed as the Irish Film Institute’s IFI Café Bar unveils its delicious new summer menu. New additions Fried Calamari Salad and Haloumi and Courgette Fritters now sit alongside the hugely popular Avocado and Beetroot, Lamb and Rocket, and Mozzarella and Pesto Flatbread selection. The Terrace @ IFI continues to draw crowds from Thursday to Saturday with its fantastic tapas menu, Franciscan Well and Ha’penny Gin pours, and resident Friday night DJ.

The full IFI lunch, dinner and brunch menus are available online HERE. High res images of our dishes are available for download HERE.

IFI Café Bar

The IFI in Dublin’s Temple Bar, long a destination for the finest national and international independent cinema, is also home to the beloved IFI Café Bar, which has served food to movie-goers and foodies alike for over 25 years. Led by IFI Head of Food and Beverage Julien Caillabet, formerly of Les Frères Jacques, the IFI Café Bar selects the finest seasonal produce for its menus, ensuring the freshest flavours are available all year round.

Established dinner menu favourites such as Linguine with Garlic Chilli Prawns and the iconic IFI Burger are now joined by a delicious new Vegetarian Lasagne (€12.50), Stir-Fry Beef with Pak Choi (€13.50), and Warm Summer Vegetable Salad with Crispy Parmesan Polenta (€12.50). For those with a sweet tooth, our indulgent Mango Jelly, Coconut Ice-Cream and Passionfruit Salsa dessert (€6.00) is certain to hit the spot.

On Saturdays and Sundays, from 12.00 to 16.00, the IFI Café Bar serves Dublin’s best value brunch. With a choice of French Toast (€8.25), Smashed Avocado with Poached Eggs (€8.50), Creamed Mushroom Bruschetta (€9.00) and Kedgeree (€10.75), there’s a delicious dish to accompany every cheeky Mimosa or medicinal Bloody Mary.

Not only does the IFI Café Bar offer delicious food, it also provides exceptional value for money with a range of offers during the week. On Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, the IFI’s Movie Meal Deal allows guests to choose any main course plus a standard screening of their choice for just €19. The monthly Feast Your Eyes strand offers a specially selected film screening along with a curated main course meal for just €21. On Mondays, the IFI Café Bar offers an IFI Burger and fries, plus a pint of Archway Lager or a refreshing can from our San Pellegrino Sparkling Fruit selection for just €12.

The fully licenced IFI Café Bar is open from noon daily, with lunch served until 16.00 and dinner available until 21.30 each evening. The IFI Coffee Dock is open every morning from 10am until late serving a wide selection of coffees, teas, cakes and pastries. Reservations are available on 01-6798712 or via

For more information, please contact Aisling O’Halloran at the IFI Press Office at 01-6795744 or at

The IFI acknowledges the support of the Arts Council.

The IFI is supported
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Arts Council of Ireland