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Hatters Bistro

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The Strand, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 647 3077
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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
Lovely meal..

Had dinner here recently with friends.. Nice cosy restaurant..friendly staff..wide selection on the menu..all of us left happy and not out of pocket..what more can you ask for..Will definitely be back..

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate here on the 21st August to celebrate his birthday. It was our first time to visit and I was pretty excited to try this restaurant out. It's a bit on the spendier side but that's ok with us once its a good meal. Inside the atmosphere is cosy with tables and booths that give privacy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Had dinner here recently with friends.. Nice cosy restaurant..friendly staff..wide selection on the menu..all of us left happy and not out of pocket..what more can you ask for..Will definitely be back..

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Athlone, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Had a dinner with friends here few months ago. Nice location - close to river Shannon, in the heart of Athlone.

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My second visit and I must say much better than I remembered. I love the decor in Hatters and for the most part the service was excellent - one server was a little insincere. The food was amazing - best lamb I've had in ages and great value. Will definitely be recommending and revisiting!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Just had a gorgeous meal in Hatters tonight with 4 friends, our waitress was so friendly and the service was prompt and efficient, we had a variety of dishes from the starters of Brie and mussels to mains of meat, fish and the vegetarian pasta special and everyone cleared their plates, no desserts (too full) but a very satisfied group... More 

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Longford, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Visited here last Saturday night. I was very unhappy with a 'New York style' burger I ordered, it came on a bundy style bun which was not toasted, the burger was about a quarter of an inch thick with melted cheese and two pieces of bacon, the onions were greasy and soft and the chips were greasy and preheated and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We came to Hattets as we could not get a table from Thyme, across the street. Must say that first having been disappointed not getting to the place we wanted, we were after all very happy with our choise. We had a sparris soup as a starter - very nice! The main courses were hslf a duck and a braise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A cold, wet July Tuesday evening in Athlone was transformed as soon as we walked through the door ........great food and great atmosphere - I can only imagine what it must be like at the weekend - buzzing I would imagine and you would probably need to book. A great find and I would definitely recommend.

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Athlone, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This restaurant is located in an old building in what used to be called Hatter's Lane, where in olden times, hatters made hats. Close to the Shannon river, in the heart of Athlone, it is now very comfortably appointed & offers a variety of traditional menu items in a cosy atmosphere. I particularly like it at Christmas time, when it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a nice little restaurant, with a charming atmosphere. The food was good, with very large portions. Service was good. The place is rather expensive, so make sure you are prepared for sticker shock. All in all, I enjoyed it, and would definitely recommend it to others.

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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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