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Hatter's Lane Bistro

The Strand, Athlone N37 Y571, Ireland
+353 90 647 3077
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (25 reviews)
“cheesecake” (9 reviews)
“chilli beef” (3 reviews)
Opens in 3 min
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
The Strand, Athlone N37 Y571, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have visit this restaurant one of the evening with our friends. I have to say it was great experience with high quality of food and excellent, out standing service by manager Damian. We left satisfied and definitely will be back. Thank you.

Thank pablo19862406
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had dinner with two friends in hatters lane bistro , have to say it's the nicest food I've had in a long time and fantastic service ,highly recommend it

Thank O'Riardans O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I won't say much here, the food and service will speak for themselves. The entire menu is gteat but myself and friends and family go for the steak. Highly recommended.

Thank Simon G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend Hatters for food having gone and eaten here recently. I don’t think I need to say anymore about it A+++

Thank Ee D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we waited for one hour for our dinner which was delicious but we were very hungry and almost left to get a bag of chips, dinner arrived 2 minutes before we got up and left our pre-booked table. Disappointed with wait and service.More

1  Thank marythomo
Hatter's Lane B, Public Relations Manager at Hatter's Lane Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mary, We are truly sorry that you and your guest had to wait for your main course. I have addressed the issue with Management and Staff, they are aware of the issue and apologize for the inconvenience. On another note, thank you for the...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018 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 13 March 2018 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
Reviewed 26 February 2018 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
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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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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 N37 Y571, 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 Browne'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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