My wife and I had dinner here, outdoors, as it was really warm.
We had a starter and main each:
Mussels: these were definitely "off".
Fishcake: something frozen that was simply deep fried in oil that needed to be changed. Ok, but bland.
Burger and chips: the chips were great! The burger was tiny, and had far too much cheese melted over it. Tasted ok.
Steak sandwich: This was just awful. A sirloin (?) steak, with about 50:50 meat to fat, covered in greasy mushrooms on top of a buttered (why?!) ciabatta. There was no way you could eat it as a sandwich, the amount of fat on the steak was unbelievable. A steak sandwich should have thin strips of lean meat, so that there's the possibility if picking it up and eating it. Not a big lump of meat, that you have to spend ages cutting the fat off before eating.
The service was poor because of a crowd, but several times we tried to get the attention of the maitre d, but he seemed totally disinterested.
In the end we just brought our bill to the till with the money and left.
There are many great restaurants in Athlone; I will stick to the ones I know in future!
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