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All 77 Athlone Restaurants

The Locke Restaurant

The Docks | St Peters Port, Athlone 0000, Ireland
+353 90 649 4517
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Ranked #1 of 77 Restaurants in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $43
Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert, Irish, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Locke Restaurant, Athlone is located in Athlone's historical quater and is set in an enchanting 150 year old church which stands proudly on the waterfront. The church was the original Anglican church in Athlone and dates back to the early 1800's. The church still retains most of its original fetures which now form part of the gorgeous restaurant that is The Locke. The Locke is situated beside the beer garden entrance to Sean's Bar, Ireland's Oldest Pub, Athlone Castle and is in the heart of the bustling nightlife of Athlone. The restaurant is one block away from the Dean Crowe theatre. It also also is within walking distance of some of Athlone's wonderful attractions, such as the Viking Boat Cruise and the Luain Gallery. The core of the restaurant, set in the captivating and magnificent church which dates back to 1858, now known as the Locke Restaurant is the second level with its high church beamed ceilings, warm, atmospheric lighting, panelling and rich carpet. The cosy snug bar located on the lower level has a dramatic feel about it. There is live piano and harp sessions every Saturday night in the bar area of the restaurant and all are welcome to come and enjoy it, even for a drink. The Locke Restaurant is a proud Irish Restaurant, specialising in fine Irish cuisine and seafood with a strong focus on local suppliers and produce. Our award winning Head Chef, Seamus Jordan and his excellent team cook everything fresh to order and take great pride in the quality and standard of food they produce.The Locke Restaurant is open from Tuesday to Sunday served full evening, Al a Carte Menu from 5pm to 9.30Pm and There is also a great value Early Bird Menu available each day from 5pm to 7pm with 2 courses starting from €21.00 Per person. The Locke also has capacity for groups and parties with our private dining room options available for small or large groups and parties. We also have Group Menus and tailored packages for groups.
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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was my second time to eat in this fabulous restaurant and I certainly was not disappointed. Staff are very friendly and the food was fantastic. We received a little soup sample as an appetizer with the most beautiful bread whilst we were waiting on our main course. The flavours from both were just awesome. We both had the steaks... More 

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Ann O, Owner at The Locke Restaurant, responded to this review

holiday20190795, thank you. I am delighted that you came to dine with us again at The Locke and more importantly, that we were as good as the last time you visited, consistency is very important to us as a restaurant and a business. Its so refreshing to know that you enjoyed your meal so much and that you enjoyed the... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We enjoyed a great meal at the Locke and would highly recommend it if you are in Athlone. In an old converted church, this family run business provides a lovely atmosphere in which to dine. We enjoyed two courses with wine and although it was not busy on a Wednesday evening, the clever layout of the restaurant allowed for a... More 

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Ann O, Owner at The Locke Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Gerrymulvaney, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your picturess evening beside the river with us here at the Locke Restaurant. I am delighted that our proudly run family business added to the atmosphere for you on the night and that our passionate approach to what we... More 

Hayling Island UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was easily the best meal we had on our touring holiday of Ireland and a real find. We ate from the early bird menu and the restaurant was packed full on a Wednesday night (always a good sign). The staff added to the overall ambience of the place, attentive and friendly without being too obtrusive. The pork belly was... More 

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Ann O, Owner at The Locke Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear oxforduk, Thank you so much for posting your review and even more thanks for your compliments. I am delighted that we were such a good find and that you enjoyed our house speciality, Pork Belly so much. What means the most though is that you found that our excellent staff added to your whole experience. We truly believe that... More 

dublin,ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a surprise ! Had it in my mind that this was a middle of the road reataurant with middle of the road food. We dined on a busy Saturday and being early diners, used the early bird menu. (approx €26-€27 for 3 course) The only items I can recall not on the early bird were the duck and fresh... More 

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Ann O, Owner at The Locke Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Dubtrabteen, I am so so happy that we could impress you so much and that we were worth trying out. It means so much that you enjoyed your night with us and that we were such good value, that is what we aim for at The Locke. Our brilliant team of chefs are all on cloud nine after your... More 

Deposit, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went to the early bird dinner tonight from 5 to 7. Price fix for two selections was 21eu. All selections were well done, tasty, and filling. Gavin was very engaging and added to the dinner. The Locke is an old church that has been renovated into a beautiful restaurant. I heartily agree with other reviewers and would highly recommend this... More 

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Ann O, Owner at The Locke Restaurant, responded to this review

Gerald K, thank you! Gavin is so happy that you found him to be so engaging and that you enjoyed your dinner so much with us recently. More importantly, we are all delighted that you found our Early Bird to be such good value. Thank you for such lovely compliments about our gorgeous old church and thank you for coming... More 

2 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved this place, staff very friendly, food delicious, great choice on the menu! Next time I'm in Athlone, would definitely go back!

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Ann O, Owner at The Locke Restaurant, responded to this review

Avril M, thank you. Your review, simple and to the point has quiet simply made us all smile here at the Locke today. Thank you for coming to dine with us and thank you for the recommendation. Warm regards, Ann O’Shea More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went here at the weekend and in general the food was good, however the choices were very limited and some of these had "sold out" or the review would have been more favourable. We also had a terrible (off) orange juice served without a bottle (although this was changed quickly) and they had sold out of our preferred wine.... More 

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Ann O, Owner at The Locke Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Markbinherts, Thank you so much for your review and I can understand your comments and feedback. At the Locke, we take huge pride in being a fresh food restaurant and only using the best local produce from the midlands of Ireland. As a fresh food restaurant and a restaurant that doesn’t freeze food, we only buy in enough stock... More 

Kilkenny
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14 reviews 14 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Excellent food and service. It was a very warm night and upstairs was extremely warm. The old interior of a church adds to the atmosphere. One step outside and you can have a lovely walk by the river. Turn the other way and you are at the oldest pub in Ireland.

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Ann O, Owner at The Locke Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear IndigoflowerIreland, It was our pleasure to have you come dine with us recently and thank you for the recommendation, it means ever so much to us all here at The Locke. I am so happy that you found the atmosphere to be so welcoming and intimate and our location on the river banks to be so good. Thank you... More 

NI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a family meal recently at the Locke Restaurant. Beautiful restaurant, fantastic food and wine all rounded off with an excellent level of service from really friendly staff. Would definitely highly recommend to all....

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Ann O, Owner at The Locke Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jmccni, Thank you for coming to dine with us recently and it was a pleasure for our family here at The Locke to be able to host yours. I am so happy that you felt so welcomed and that from the wine to the food to the service, all met your expectations. Your recommendation means alot to us and... More 

Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What an amazing restaurant this place is. We found the Locke from looking up trip advisor and we certainly were not left disappointed. First of all I rang to ask what time they stopped serving food. The man kindly told me he would put one last meal on for me and my friend. He told us the directions but when... More 

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Ann O, Owner at The Locke Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Tazarry, I am delighted that you enjoyed your dinner with us so much and for us to be a WOW restaurant for our service is so awe-inspiring to know and all the team here at our gorgeous church have smiles on their faces because of it. After you getting lost on your way over, the very least we could... More 

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Additional Information about The Locke Restaurant

Address: The Docks | St Peters Port, Athlone 0000, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 90 649 4517
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Westmeath  >  Athlone
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 - 43
Cuisine: Dessert, Irish, Seafood, Wine Bar

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