We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Travellers' Choice
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
Irish, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
View all details
meals, features

MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

Candles flicker in the windows of this welcoming restaurant set by the river. It’s run by a passionate chef-owner and his bright, friendly team, and is...
Read more on MICHELIN Guide
Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
Reviews (1,005)
Filter reviews
949 results
Traveller rating
733
158
43
10
5
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
733
158
43
10
5
Show reviews that mention
All reviews ham hock duck steak main course three courses cooked to perfection set menu fantastic food early bird for sunday lunch lovely restaurant staff were very friendly desert ireland shannon
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did enjoy my meal but unfortunately there was a very limited vegetarian choice for my other half. 1 vegetarian starter on the main menu but they did accommodate a further two choices off menu. Only one vegetarian main dish and no alternative. This is...of course not unusual for most restaurants and the industry needs to do something about this as more and more take up this choice. There was a party of 5 in the restaurant and they were exceptionally loud and you could see from their table several bottles of wine had been consumed and this was contributing to their high sprits. The noise was so bad that we contemplated leaving after our first course. I could overhear the table next to us discussing the level of noise as well and they were very unhappy leaving as they said quite loudly that the “the shouting is ridiculous in here” I guess hoping the table would hear them. The floor manager eventually went to their table and had a word and then silence was blissful. And fair play to her for doing this as it can be a delicate situation to handle. Ah I thought, we can get back to an enjoyable evening at last. Unfortunately that didn’t happen as the wine continued to be poured by the waitress’s and the more they guzzled the louder they got. I went to the toilet downstairs at one stage and I could hear them shouting and laughing above the normal drum of a bustling restaurant. My issue is that the staff contributed to our and other customers discomfort by filling them up with wine after they were already asked to keep it down. The staff did not ask us at any point how our meal was either as if they did I would have used the opportunity to tell them I actually developed a headache throughout the course of the evening as a result of the party of 5. The food was good and it was clear that a lot of time and effort was put into each plate. The only one small issue I had was there was no seasoning on the tables and this is common place since Covid but most other restaurants will ask at least would we like seasonings. Will I go back again, most likely at some stage.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful meal; every course exceptional. . Great wine list well priced. Attentive well informed friendly staff. Worthy of a Michelin star. I can’t believe they aren’t booked up months in advance

Date of visit: April 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here as a couple and had three courses as they have a set menu. This food is exceptional; beautiful dishes perfectly executed and a creative well priced wine list. Staff also very nice. We will be back.

Date of visit: April 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was here last weekend with friends, and we all agreed that it was one of the best dining out experiences we had ever had. The food was heavenly and wonderfully presented by the lovely friendly staff. The set menu is great value. The chef...owner is incredibly talented. We'll definitely be back. Thank you for a wonderful experience.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed 20 March 2022 via mobile

Fabulous evening in great atmosphere Delicious food- excellent choice - thoroughly enjoyed everything Friendly and welcoming staff food beyond our expectations well done to a great team and keep up the good work we look forward to the next visit already

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 13 March 2022 via mobile

Ate here recently and thoroughly enjoyed a faultless meal. Each course was absolutely fantastic, the service and atmosphere was just perfect. Highly recommend, it is a gem of a spot!

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed 5 March 2022 via mobile

Thyme provides an imaginative menu of high quality food which is prepared and presented extremely well. The staff are warm and the ambience is good. There is a reasonably extensive wine list which has some interesting wines and is reasonably priced. There is a limited...number of wines available by the glass and some by 1/2 carafes. The menu is €58 which is actually very good value. I had scallops and venison which were excellent and a chocolate desert. It has a Bib gourmand but I think it’s better than that.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed 4 March 2022

Fabulous food and surroundings. Went with family of 4 service very efficient and quality. Will return.

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed 2 March 2022 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with a nice intimate atmosphere, food was absolutely gorgeous and staff were very friendly and professional, would totally recommend and definitely will return again

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed 23 February 2022

This was our 4th visit to Thyme I believe. We went on a Sunday night, and it wasnt busy like the other times we were there. I think its because of staff shortages that are a real problem for hotels and restaurants now unfortunately. The...two ladies that looked after us couldn't have been nicer, very friendly and also knowledgeable about the menu. I had the pheasant and my wife had the duck, both were fabulous. First time for me having pheasant and I was not disappointed. Lovely food and great service, thanks Thyme.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Helpful?
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
The Prince of Wales Hotel
1,274 reviews
.11 km away
Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone
2,729 reviews
.14 km away
Sheraton Athlone Hotel
2,771 reviews
.33 km away
Shamrock Lodge Hotel
738 reviews
.72 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Bacchus Restaurant
351 reviews
.05 km away
Bastion Kitchen
234 reviews
.26 km away
Corner House Bistro
451 reviews
.23 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre
814 reviews
.18 km away
Church of Saints Peter & Paul
103 reviews
.22 km away
Dead Centre Brewing
7 reviews
.01 km away
Burgess Department Store
6 reviews
.05 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
O881ICveronicas
8 January 2020|
Answer
Response from Catherine H | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware they will be able to accommodate you. The restaurant isn't that big so contact them in advance to book for a large number of people and to discuss your dietary needs. You won't be disappointed. Enjoy the... More
0
Votes
924niamhs
2 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Tbjc | Property representative |
Hi Niamh, Thank you for your enquiry. Our restaurant is wheelchair accessible but we are situated in an old building and our toilets are down a stairs. Apologies if this is not suitable, Kind Regards, John Coffey
1
Vote
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Thyme Restaurant

Thyme Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5