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Hatters Bistro

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The Strand, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 647 3077
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambience in allegedly Ireland's oldest pub. Good selection of beers. A wonderful place to pass the time on a wet windy day sat in front of the fire

Thank Paul H
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hatters has a varied and unpretentious menu which makes it great for going with colleagues. Good food and very tasty.

Thank tommo_t1000
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal here recently. Heard amazing things about this restaurant but we were very disappointed. Both ordered steaks which were OK. The pepper sauce might as well have been water. And the chips were so crunchy they actually hurt my teeth!! Main dining area is a bit small and claustrophobic. Meal came to €55 in the end and lucky... More 

Thank LisaMarie5990
Western Ireland, Ireland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here at the moment 3rd September 2016 6:09pm.hadnt been here in years and loved it back then but was so disappointed no sooner had I entered and was given a table was I quickly told by giving me this table I had to be out by 8pm how rude and impersonal thought nothing of it until next couple came in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food and good fun with our waiter George. Had hake which was fab. Deserts really good. Six meals were excellent

1 Thank Dee166
Athlone, Ireland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent reception and well received by staff, very professional manner, comfort seating and nice surroundings, perfect lighting to enjoy a nice meal

Thank geno d
Tipperary, Ireland
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this bistro in Athlone. Decor is retro and it's a lovely place to meet and catch up with friends.Just around the corner from Gertie Browns Bar.Good variety and choice on the menu. Steak was cooked just as ordered. Good size portions! Not overpriced. Lovely staff. Would recommend and would go again .

Thank CarolO68
Donegal, Ireland
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68 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

Two courses cost €48 for us as a couple. Had salad without the goat's cheese to start. Note to chef, chickpeas or hummus could have been added as a source of protein instead of the cheese. Just a suggestion, anyway, the salad was tasty. My tofu stir fry was nice enough, spicy. My husband found his food nice enough. The... More 

Thank Donegaltourist
County Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

We have been going to athlone for a long time now never knew this was here, we went on a saturday night , the food was beautiful, service excellent

Thank Bronagh K
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

The interior of the building is absolutely beautiful, it's very cosy. We had our young kids with us and the waitress was fantastic with them. I ordered the special seafood dish which I wasn't blown away with to be honest, however my hubby loved his fajitas and the boys meals were delicious too. Would definitely go back

2 Thank Nicola K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $30
Irish, European, British
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Strand, Athlone, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Westmeath  >  Athlone
  • Phone Number: +353 90 647 3077
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?