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Hatters Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here a few weeks ago, it was my second time to dine here! I had brie to start which was very nice and the portion was generous but my main course which was a beef sizzling dish with chilli and orange, was quite sickening. It was super sweet and sticky which I can appreciate when done properly but... More 

Thank Edfly
Sligo, Ireland
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Had a family meal to celebrate a birthday. Good value and excellent food. Staff very attentive and friendly. A little noisy but other people were enjoying themselves. Their steaks are to die for.

Thank Pat C
Elmira, New York
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely little pub with a very delicious menu and phenomenal service. It is old and quaint with a wonderful history. Very quiet, as well. We were able to easily carry on a conversation. Would definitely go again!

Thank mbullett
County Limerick, Ireland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Had a business dinner in Hatters last month with visitors from UK and everything was excellent. A guinness in Gurty Browns then downstairs to Hatters....just perfect. Our visitors were very impressed with the ambiance, the service and more importantly the meal. We had a great evening and will definitely be back next time in Athlone.

Thank MunsterDuncan
County Donegal, Ireland
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

An absolutely wonderful evening and beautiful meal. Loved the surroundings in the dining area but a visit to the pub upstairs is a must for its atmosphere

Thank Gerry R
Tallahassee, Florida
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95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

I agree with everyone else. This is a great restaurant with a menu that has something for nearly everyone. We took advantage of the early bird 2-course menu. I started with a Greek salad and selected the salmon as my entree. Everything was delicious. Wait staff was professional and friendly. Food was served quickly and cooked to order. I found... More 

Thank rb913
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 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 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $29
Irish, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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?