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“Excellent food, friendly welcome”
Review of Hatters Bistro

Hatters Bistro
Ranked #13 of 99 Restaurants in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $30
Cuisines: Irish
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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...
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food, friendly welcome”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Had a lovely meal here, greek salad to start, Stuffed fillet special for main.
Staff helpful and friendly, always checking all is okay.
Not the cheapest meal but the taste is worth the cost.
There is also a value option for the smaller purse.
Would recommend to anyone who fancies a special night out.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Tipperary
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic place fantastic food.”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Food and service were excellent, fantastic atmosphere even have an open fire!!!

Great selection and great value, very good wine list, impressive daily specials also.

Only thing is to make sure and ring as soon as you can to get a booking as I believe places fill up fast.

Visited April 2013
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Thank PremierShane
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Dublin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Gertie Brownes - Hatters Bistro - What a Combination!!”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Recently visited Athlone for a weekend break with 2 other couples. Had a great Saturday evening in Gertie Brownes pub and when barman realised we were having some diffiiculty getting a reservation for dinner for 6 people, he & the owner arranged to set up a table for 6 in private back room ( with real turf fire & despite Hatters being fully booked) . We ordered from the Hatters menu and had a simply wonderful evening. These people understand how to treat their customers - Top marks all round - Treat yourself to Irish hospitality of the highest standards - This kind of service & hospitality cannot be taught - You either have it or you dont - At Gerties / Hatters - They have it in truckloads!!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Banjo-Dublin
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not for me”
Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

The food is not for me i did not like it how ever the servise was ok pretty high prices for small portions have to say also the atmosphere was ok but still avarege!!!!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Shadi1234
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Nice menu and good food. The staff was also very nice. We wanted "real" Irish cuisine and Hatters delivered. It was a Friday night so it got relatively crowded, but they fit us in without a reservation.

Visited March 2013
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