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“One of the best food in Athlone”
Review of Shines

Shines
Ranked #55 of 99 Restaurants in Athlone
Price range: $10 - $21
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Athlone, Ireland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“One of the best food in Athlone”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

went there with friends on Sat night and had a choice from value menu. Ordered bruchetta for starter, steak for main and lemon meringue for dessert. All for 25e! Everything was delicious, huge portions, nice service, presentation and very good price! Definitely coming back in the future.

  • Visited August 2013
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    • Food
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Thank pelene
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Waitresses need addressing..”
Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

We ate here last weekend and had arrived at 4.50pm and informed by the waitress that evening menu would start at 5pm, which he already knew from board outside and were quite happy to relax and wait the few mins.. No1 came to give us a menu to look over while we waited so we helped ourselves to one from the counter.. No big deal really.. Then at exactly 5pm the waitress put on her jacket to finish her shift but there didnt seem to be any cover taking over.. Could clearly see frustration in chefs face as he had to ask her to take off jacket and take our order, we wernt offered any drinks or even a jug of water which is common practice in any restaurant/bar.. So had to go order our water at bar counter as the ice bucket and water jugs from lunch were left empty and dirty on the little buffet table.. Once again the chef had to come out from the kitchen to see if i was ok & got a barman for me who was very friendly & helpful, then he went off in search of missing waitress whos shift clearly began at 5pm but was found out in the smoking area of bar until after 5:10pm.. A waiter began his shift soon after and only for him we would still be waiting on our next course id imagine..

The food was very nice, presentation was great, this place has great potential to be up there with all other thriving restaurants in Athlone.
Will definitely be back again but hopefully to a service with a smile this time..

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank weiserboy
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