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Hatters Bistro

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The Strand, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 647 3077
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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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  • 8
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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 the best meals ever had, amazing

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Nichola8
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Mullingar, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Athlone, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Went to this place and had the lamb , Nice place and test of the food was good. People here looks like east well done steak or food. So medium rare is hard to find here. Don't be very choose in steak in this town.

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Athlone
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had a great family experience here recently.Excellent food, great service, friendly staff.What more could a body ask for?

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Dublin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Hatter's is a wonderful place to go if you don't want blaring music and just enjoy the art of conversation while having amazing food. The staff are knowledgeable about the menu and attentive to special dietary requirements. Really great location in the heart of beautiful Athlone.

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Restaurant Details

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
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?