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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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“steak” (24 reviews)
“greek salad” (3 reviews)
“cheesecake” (9 reviews)
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Irish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Strand, Athlone, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 250 reviews

Reviewed 2 February 2017

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...More

Thank billyg234
Reviewed 31 January 2017

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...More

Thank Mick O
Reviewed 31 January 2017 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...More

Thank Michael O
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
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...More

Thank FearMorGael
Reviewed 2 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
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
Reviewed 16 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...More

1  Thank Dolores M
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
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I ate here a few weeks ago, it was my second time to dine here! I had brie to start which was very nice and the portion was generous but my main course which was a beef sizzling dish with chilli and orange, was quite...More

Thank Edfly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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