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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, 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
An old-world Restaurant in the Heart of Athlone

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Margaret F
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Athlone, Ireland
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Athlone, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The four of us had a three course each in this lovely cosy converted bar. Decent menu and quick service with good food as a bonus

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Really good restaurant and very helpful and friendly staff who were able to advise my wife on dishes that she could have, as she is coeliac. My wife and I had the prawn starters and they were excellent. She again had a prawn main course which was also top class. I had the Fajitas combo and there was certainly plenty... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very nice touch with all the celebs on the walls. You feel very welcome in this otherwise typical Irish restaurant. The food was good enough and some in our party were really raving about their meal (lamb). We had a good time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Brilliant service especially by George who served our table. Friendly, fun staff. Great menu and food - really good options for coeliacs. The gluten free bread was especially really tasty; there was a tomato bread and another bread – usually restaurants just serve regular gluten free bread, so it’s really nice to see them making the effort on the gluten... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The ambience, service and reasonable cost. We would go back there again, unless they get greedy - which is an Irish failing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a very popular restaurant and booking has to be done well in advance,we arrived early and had a drink in the bar and our table was called. When seated we scanned the wide range that the menu had to offer..We where very happy with all that the restaurant had to offer,food was class the staff where excellent so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Beautiful food, fantastic staff. What more could i ask for. Will definitely re-visit and highly recommend.

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Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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 16 - 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 16 - 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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