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Hatters Bistro

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The Strand, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 647 3077
17:30 - 22:00
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend brought me for a meal for my 30th Birthday...she had booked the meal a week in advance and was told we would have to be gone by 8.30, our meal was booked for 6. It was a Saturday night and I understand it is a busy time but I felt the meal as a whole was rushed and... More 

Thank DessieAthlone
Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and service fantastic. We had a great night. I was there with a group of friends to celebrate a 60th Birthday. The place was buzzing. Great atmosphere and the staff couldn't do enough for us. Great place for a great night out. Would certainly recommend a visit.

Thank billyg234
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large crowd of us had booked a meal here on a recommendation, unaware what to expect especially on a busy Saturday night. We were firstly amazed at the decor and then the food! The staff made every effort to accommodate us. We all had different selections which all arrived together piping hot. Everyone of us asked for our compliments... More 

Thank Mick O
Solihull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Hatters for my 60th Birthday celebration on Saturday evening with a group of my best friends. There was 14 of us and we were given our own private dining area in a room that was called the library. We had a fantastic time and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The food was magnificent and... More 

Thank Michael O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Without a shadow of a doubt this is one of the worlds best restraunts, my personal favroite, nothing is ever too much hassle and also a great bar upstairs. Steak is excellent and staff are second to none in every manner. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Robert M
Athlone, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Social night out in nice environment. Plenty of interesting photos on all the walls. Food was generally good but not exceptional. It was served with a professional touch and not over expensive. It lived up to its reputatation but there are better places to dine out in the town.

Thank FearMorGael
Loughrea, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Food top class, bit pricey but well worth it as the food was very tasty. Service was excellent. Well worth a visit. Book in advance.

Thank Sarah M
N Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We visited on a Tuesday night and the restaurant was quite full. The food and service was superb. We would highly recommend this restaurant if in Athlone.

1 Thank JennyNIreland
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Visited again on trip from Dublin. My friend and I both had fillet steaks. They were absolutely amazing. We had Greek salad for starters and toblerone cheesecake for desert, coffee and wine. All fantastic. Great value for money too. Staff could not be more pleasant and attentive even though restaurant was so busy. Thanks everyone. Hope to visit again in... More 

1 Thank Dolores M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

very good food. lovely service. quite comfortable. i could have stayed all night! no need to go upstairs to the noisy bar; just stay in your seat here!

Thank Suzanne C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$28
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?