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“One of the best restaurants in Ireland”
Review of The Locke Restaurant - CLOSED

The Locke Restaurant
Price range: US$18 - US$41
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Locke Restaurant, Athlone is located in Athlone's historical quater and is set in an enchanting 150 year old church which stands proudly on the waterfront. The church was the original Anglican church in Athlone and dates back to the early 1800's. The church still retains most of its original fetures which now form part of the gorgeous restaurant that is The Locke. The Locke is situated beside the beer garden entrance to Sean's Bar, Ireland's Oldest Pub, Athlone Castle and is in the heart of the bustling nightlife of Athlone. The restaurant is one block away from the Dean Crowe theatre. It also also is within walking distance of some of Athlone's wonderful attractions, such as the Viking Boat Cruise and the Luain Gallery. The core of the restaurant, set in the captivating and magnificent church which dates back to 1858, now known as the Locke Restaurant is the second level with its high church beamed ceilings, warm, atmospheric lighting, panelling and rich carpet. The cosy snug bar located on the lower level has a dramatic feel about it. There is live piano and harp sessions every Saturday night in the bar area of the restaurant and all are welcome to come and enjoy it, even for a drink. The Locke Restaurant is a proud Irish Restaurant, specialising in fine Irish cuisine and seafood with a strong focus on local suppliers and produce. Our award winning Head Chef and his excellent team cook everything fresh to order and take great pride in the quality and standard of food they produce.The Locke Restaurant is open from Tuesday to Sunday served full evening, Al a Carte Menu from 5pm to 9.30Pm and There is also a great value Early Bird Menu available each day from 5pm to 7pm with 2 courses starting from €21.00 Per person. The Locke also has capacity for groups and parties with our private dining room options available for small or large groups and parties. We also have Group Menus and tailored packages for groups.
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Atmosphere is great and food is excellent.
I have been there several times and food is always fresh and deliciously cooked.
I suggest a stop there for an early bird menu if you are near Athlone!
Everyone should try it at list once.

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1  Thank vivian b
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Ann O, Owner at The Locke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Vivian B, all I can say is WOW and thank you!

How do I even begin to respond to a headline and review like that, we are blown away and are over the moon and thank you for that! As a regular visiter to us here at The Locke, it is hugely important to know that our food, service and ambiance is not just good but consistant, that is very important to us.

It is so great to know that you find our delicious Early Bird Menu to be such good value, that is very much what we aim for.

From the chefs, to the floor team to the family, we all say a very energetic Thank You!
Your comments and recomendation means so much to us and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Locke again very soon.

Thank you a 1000 times over,

Ann "Mammy" O'Shea

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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Last saturday evening 29th March went to this resturant. We were greated on arrival by Gavin the manager, can't say enough about our meal. This resturant was just superb, the attention paid by gavin to all his customers was super. Would recommend a visit and will definitley go back again if were in athlone again. Menu was fab & if u request anything they will do there best to get it for u. Very reasonable too. Enjoy ur visit.

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1  Thank gemma c
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Ann O, Owner at The Locke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Hi Gemma C,

And thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, I am so happy that your enjoyed your meal and experience with us here at The Locke, it is what we aim for it so its so nice when we can hit the mark.

After reading your review, Gavin is on cloud nine, dont know how we will get him back down (only joking) but he says a very BIG thank you as we all do. The chefs are delighted the food was so good as well.

As you are only in Dublin, I certainly hope you will come and visit us again.
Thank you,

Ann O'Shea

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Reviewed 2 April 2014

The food was amazing everything was delicious. The staff are brilliant and couldn't do enough for you. The food was so good we booked in the next day for lunch before travelling home.

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Thank 398Le0nie_M
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Ann O, Owner at The Locke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Dear 398Le0nie_M,

Wow, what a headline, we are so blown away and so happy that we could make your trip. The pleasure was all ours in looking after you and the girls. I am so happy that you all enjoyed it so much and we were so complimented when you all came back on the Sunday again for Lunch, we could ask for no higher praise. Its so nice to know that we could impress you all so much.

Gavin says a BIG hello and i wish all of you the best with the wedding.
Thank you,

Ann "Mammy" O'Shea

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

This is the best restaurant by far we have eaten in. The food, service and atmosphere are second to none couldn't rate this place highly enough. A must if your in Athlone. It was so good we returned the following day for lunch which was mothers day and we were treated as well then along with fantastic food.

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Thank aislingmcnay28
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Ann O, Owner at The Locke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Dear Aislingmcnay28,

The pleasure was all ours in looking after you and the girls. I am so happy that you all enjoyed it so much and we were so complimented when you all came back on the Sunday again for Lunch, we could ask for no higher praise. Its so nice to know that we could impress you all so much.

Gavin says a BIG hello and i wish all of you the best with the wedding.
Thank you,

Ann "Mammy" O'Shea

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

This place is amazing you feel at home the minute you walk in the door. The staff are amazing. The food is too. It is the best spot around

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Thank Beverly M
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Ann O, Owner at The Locke Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Beverly M,

Thank you ever so much for the feedback and review.
I am so delighted that we could make you feel at home with us here at The Locke. As a family run buisness, we feel that we are welcoming guests into our own home and we want them to feel like that. I am so happy that this came across and that the food and service matched up to it.

We hope you will come and visit again.
With thanks,

Ann O'Shea

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