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Hatters Bistro

The Strand, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 647 3077
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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The Strand, Athlone, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here after hearing about it in a local pub. Staff were fantastic and food was great, nice varied menu. Would strongly reccomend. Brought buggy in and was no trouble.

2  Thank Alison M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We fell upon this fantastic restaurant by chance, booking it solely on TripAdvisor reviews. Staff were brilliant- so warm + friendly that added to a lovely dining experience . The menu has a great selection of seafood and meat on offer. I had the Prawns...More

1  Thank Niamh O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On many previous occasions in Athlone I have wanted to try this place and finally I got to and was not disappeared. Terribly atmospheric and warm inside with wood paneling and famous pictures all over the wall. We were a party of 18 and it...More

1  Thank ArcfireSG
Reviewed 25 January 2018

I haven't visited Hatters Lane in more than 10 years so it was lovely to go there again after such a long time. My friends treated me for birthday meal. The food was absolutely delicious - everything was tasty - starters and main courses. We...More

1  Thank 309ilonam
Reviewed 14 October 2017

A group of four of us went there and the food was great as was the service. Would highly recommend. It was very quiet when we were there but then it was a Wednesday night! We needed separate receipts for our meals and they didn't...More

1  Thank YvoKelly
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing the service was excellent and the bill was surprisingly reasonable, I can't wait to come back!

1  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We have been and reviewed before lovely place and lovely food ,it was the first time we were seated in the small booth up at the counter sorry to say its not a good experience for eating, its like eating in a small dinner its...More

1  Thank KNL6265
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Our meal here was a treat from start to finish. The atmosphere is so convivial and pleasant, no big empty room. All tables were taken, so that gave the place a real buzz. I love the decor with the frames of the movie stars and...More

1  Thank Fiona R
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Three of us had dinner here while in the area for work. The meal was very good and the homemade bread was very tasty. The chicken wings for a starter were excellent. We also tried the fish, pork and chicken and everyone enjoyed their main...More

Thank buckeyetravel
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Just organised a hen party for here. Everything was so simple, I sent most of the info over Facebook messenger and they are very responsive. They accommodated us with the value menu even though the booking was for 8pm and allowed us to bring in...More

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Niamh S
4 August 2017|
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Response from Mary B |
No. There are lots of stairs
29 June 2017|
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Response from Monica1704 | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course, they would enjoy it😀
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$33
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Strand, Athlone, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Westmeath  >  Athlone
  • Phone Number: +353 90 647 3077
  • E-mail
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...
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