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Hatters Bistro

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The Strand, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 647 3077
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Hatter's Lane Bistro at Strand Street on Athlone's Leinster...
Welcome to Hatter's Lane Bistro at Strand Street on Athlone's Leinster shore. Ideally located 3 minutes from the Town Bridge, Radisson, Prince of Wales and Sheraton hotels. The Hollywood themed bistro offers a welcoming cosy atmosphere with open fire, check table clothes, walls adorned with movie star icons. The background music is easy listening typically featuring tunes from Sinatra, Martin, Bennett and the likes... Running in tandem with Gertie Brown's old world award winning pub, Hatters Lane offers the customer a unique and satisfying dining experience and hopefully will continue to serve great food well for years to come...
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of my favourites.

Can't really fault Hatters at all. The food is amazing, though I always end up getting the same thing, (steak) because it is always cooked perfectly. The interior is very cosy and makes it easy to relax and get comfortable waiting for your food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Athlone, Ireland
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English first
Athlone, Ireland
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Can't really fault Hatters at all. The food is amazing, though I always end up getting the same thing, (steak) because it is always cooked perfectly. The interior is very cosy and makes it easy to relax and get comfortable waiting for your food.

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COUNTY DOWN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We hadn't booked a table and were delighted that we were able to get fitted in after a 5 minute wait. The food (crab cakes to start followed by chicken fajitas and chilli beef stirfry) was delicious and the bar had a great atmosphere. We haven't had such good efficient friendly service in ages. Wish this was closer to home!

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Westmeath, Ireland
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Really quirky setting, ideal place for all occasions and menu has something for the fussiest diner! Quite difficult to choose what to order as they do everything! (Good complaint)

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Mullingar, Ireland
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My partner and I attended this restaurant recently for a social gathering. It was only ok. I'm surprised by the extremely positive reviews. The decor was pleasant and warm but the seating was restrictive and cramped in the booth we were seated at. The waiter was friendly. The menus were handed out but the waiter didn't go through the specials... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

On holiday in Athlone visiting familes and went to Gertie Brownes for a drink then the restaurant at the back, Hatters. Food was amazing, there were seven of us and we all had different things and all were fantastic. I had lamb followed by Talberone Cheesecake. It was delicious. Great atmosphere and staff too.

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Dublin
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Ate here as a party of 6 last weekend. Good atmosphere, friendly staff, great food and a lovely pub upstairs afterwards. What more could you ask for. Great value for money. Would readily go back.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Visited hatters several times and as usual the food and service were excellent. Fillet steak was the best and the salmon too. Starters and deserts fantastic. Wine great value. Overall brilliant value. Hope to visit again soon. T&D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were travelling home to Galway from Dublin airport and looking for somewhere convenient to stop for dinner. Delighted we found this place!! Have already been back and have a feeling it will become a regular stop. Food was great, bit pricey but worth it - the pork dish on menu was amazing! Lovely atmosphere / decor.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place I great have been many times. Though I would warn if there is a large group here they can take over the place and it can be extremely hard to hear over them a few times I have been and there has been parties there and the groups can be so loud they take over the restaurant. The... More 

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County Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My daughter and I decided on having food before we left Athlone on a busy Saturday night. We arrived here without making a reservation and a lovely lady accommodated us with a table only asking if we could vacate it in roughly an hour. That was no problem as we were travelling home. The food and the service was excellent,... More 

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Additional Information about Hatters Bistro

Address: The Strand, Athlone, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 90 647 3077
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Westmeath  >  Athlone
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 17 - 30
Cuisine: Irish

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Strand, Athlone, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Westmeath  >  Athlone
  • Phone Number: +353 90 647 3077

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Irish

Description

Welcome to Hatter's Lane Bistro at Strand Street on Athlone's Leinster shore. Ideally located 3 minutes from the Town Bridge, Radisson, Prince of Wales and Sheraton hotels. The Hollywood themed bistro offers a welcoming cosy atmosphere with open fire, check table clothes, walls adorned with movie star icons. The background music is easy listening typically featuring tunes from Sinatra, Martin, Bennett and the likes... Running in tandem with Gertie Brown's old world award winning pub, Hatters Lane offers the customer a unique and satisfying dining experience and hopefully will continue to serve great food well for years to come...
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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