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“So Good”
Review of Hatters Bistro

Hatters Bistro
Ranked #14 of 98 Restaurants in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $30
Cuisines: Irish, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: 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...
Dublin, Ireland
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“So Good”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

enjoyed unplanned visit to Hatters passing through Athlone, no problem getting a table atmosphere great, service great and food great too, we will be back

  • Visited October 2012
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athlone
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6 reviews
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“Grand spot for lunch or dinner!”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

I ate here with my family and friends, and we had a great night. The food was good, and as it's practically below Gertie Browne's bar, you can make a night of your visit!

Visited October 2012
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“Really quaint place....”
Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

Had a graduation meal here on Oct. 26th 2012 and was very pleased with all aspects of the establishment. The place is quaintly unusual and both the staff and food quality were excellent. Definitely a place to be recommended. I will certainly be back.

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“Excellent”
Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant deserves all its plaudits. A very welcoming and cheerful staff, a relaxed atmosphere and excellent food. The staff are very pleasant and the service is very punctual with no long waits. The food is top quality and at very acceptable prices. Hatter's lane will definitely be visited again.

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Athlone, Ireland
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

We ate in hatters mid week and found to food to be average at best the service was not up to standard either no bread with the soup the waiter didnt even make an effort to have a conversation with us. I had the gorganzola tartlet the presentation was no exsistant just thrown together my partner had the soup which was ok but lacked seasoning. For mains i had a steak it didnt look great served on a bed of saute onion with a peppercorn sauce which was just gravy with pepper added no attention to detail but it was cooked perfect my partner had the pasta and said it was well cooked but lacked flavour. The desert (cheese cake) was very good and looked well. On leaving the restaurant both of us said we would probaly not return in a hurry as the food and service seems to be lacking in passion and attention to detail.

  • Visited September 2012
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