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Hatters Bistro

The Strand, Athlone, Ireland
0906473077
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Ranked #8 of 73 restaurants in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nice cozey restaurant in the heart of Athlone.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nice cozey restaurant in the heart of Athlone.
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English first
Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I could not recommend this Restaurant enough. The food was suberb and the service was friendly and efficent. The decor was a little quaint but this did not take from the atmosphere. A very enjoyable evening was had and I will be back any time I'm in Athlone.

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Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This was my first visit to Hatters Lane with 2 friends and we certainly were not disappointed. It was our first visit to Athlone and we were purely going by the reviews as were unsure where to eat. I had the chicken fajitas and they were just amazing. Food, price and service were all excellent. The staff were very accommodating... More

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Limerick, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If I could rate it less than zero I would. From the minute I got there it was a let down. The main room is packed like a cattle shed. There is little room between tables, there isn't even room for the waiters to walk comfortably between guests. Ordered fajitas which cost 19.95. What came to the plate was a... More

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Good food and good service and a good atmosphere.Good place to take your family of an evening, The only thing I didn't like was that the lighting was very poor

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Roscommon, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Had a Staff night out in Hatters Bistro. The food was very nice and they had a great value menu. The only complaint was the main courses didn't come with any vegetables and the sides are extra. The bill was quite expensive as a result but the quality of food was very good. - You get what you pay for!!

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Enniskillen, N. Ireland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Just had one of the best meals I have had in a long time. Staff very attentive, great service and all served with perfect timing. Nice surroundings and a great town centre location. You get value for your money really reasonable including a bottle of wine. Will be back not to be missed.

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Dublin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We found ourselves by chance here one-day. We were drinking in the bar above when I noticed on TripAdvisor the great reviews for Hatters Bistro. We were not let down, the food was delicious, I had the teriyaki steak and my partner ate the fish of the day. The food was of a high quality. The waiting staff were very... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were passing through Athlone and stopped for a quick bite. Our friend from Athlone recommended this place to us. I had a main course pasta that was absolutely delicious, my partner had only a starter both of us really enjoyed it. Atmosphere and decor in this restaurant is amazing, our waitress Patricia was just great, very helpful and lovely... More

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Athlone, Ireland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I am local but had not eaten in Hatters in years, for no particular reason. I love the cosiness of the restaurant and is a lovely location for couple’s more than large groups given its nooks and crannies. Our meal was absolutely fab. My main course, which was a special on that evening, of cod on a bed of braised... More

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Our (very old) guide book told us that Athlone was drab and dreary and not worth a visit. We beg to differ. We had a drink in the oldest bar in Eire then went on to Hatters which was recommended by a local We found it a very sophisticated and welcoming dining place with great decor The quality of waiting... More

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