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“Excellent food”

L'Escale Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 99 Restaurants in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed 8 January 2013

Had NYE meal here and it lovely eloquent and very tasty food, well presented and service was good.
Would recommend at least trying one night if you are there for a weekend.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Hong Kong, China
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“Class Reunion Dinner”
Reviewed 25 September 2012

We arrived for a class reunion dinner on the 14/9/12, which I had personally booked. It was a reunion for our MBA class, only 9 (out of 14) of us could make in on the night. I had booked for 12, the fact that only 9 turned up was not an issue for this excellent restaurant located at the magnificent Hodson Bay Hotel, in its beautiful setting on Lough (lake) Ree, just 3 miles from the historic town of Athlone.

We had a good and varied menu with lots of options. I even asked for a starter that was not on the menu, "of course sir" was the reply from a waitress that made us all feel very welcome. Every person there was full of praise the presentation of the food be it starters, mains such as steak, lobster, fowl etc... and the taste of the food was just divine!

In fact the chef sent out canapes and sorbet for us all, and the whole class were impressed again with presentation, taste and variety. We were asked twice during the main course by the restaurant manageress if we had enough of everything and were even offered extra helpings of our side orders. We were there for three and a half hours, again this was not a problem, as one can imagine that there are many things to talk about when college friends get together again.

We were all very impressed and that is about the highest recommendation that one could give to any business when all nine holders of an MBA are impressed with service, attention to detail, the products (food in this case) and the staff.

For such an evening, the cost was great value. We shall of course be back there for our next reunion, and two of my class who had never previously been to this restaurant were making plans to celebrate family gatherings etc... at this venue. Shall I be back there again? - You Bet!

  • Visited September 2012
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