I have been eating in Hatters Lane Bistro every time I am in Athlone, yet this is the first time I have posted here!
What can I say but Excellent. I normally go for the Half Roast Crispy Duck as duck is easily one of my favourite meats yet very few places can get it right consistantly, but Hatters does EVERY time!
Most recently I decided for a change and had the Salmon with Citrus Butter sauce and a mixture of Vegtables. The salmon was excellent. It flaked nicely and was so juicy that it melted in my mouth, the Citrus Butter complimented this Oil rich fish perfectly as it cut through the flavour of the salmon with just the right amount so I could taste everything in one go without any one element being over powered.
As for desert!!! The Toblerone Cheesecake is a must try! Nice and rich cheesecake with nuggets of Toblerone Chocolate. A lovely, decadent way to round off any meal.
And when it comes to my wine choice for the night it had to be the 2007 Rondan, a lovely French Saint Emilion which at €32 is certainly worth the price.
All in all, I can't wait to get back to Athlone again and see Mary, Brendan and all the rest of the staff! They make you feel welcome and at home as soon as you walk in the door!
I would definitely recommend Hatters Lane Bistro to anyone visiting Athlone in the future. Great food, great atmosphere, great staff. Overall a Great Night!!
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