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Hatters Bistro

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The Strand, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 647 3077
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Athlone, Ireland
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here on a social night out and was very happy we chose it. Food was very good with plenty of choice. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and service was professional. The atmosphere was great. Desserts were really good. Love the fact that the pub is only upstairs which is very cosy and the atmosphere is equally... More 

Thank fitzzyma
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hatters offers an appealing and varied menu. Set menu options offer excellent value while maintaining high standards. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Natalie N
Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived here last minute one evening and it was a very pleasant surprise. Lovely ambience in this old world Hollywood themed restaurant. Shown to our table by a very nice young man who promptly took our drinks order. Food was excellent, well presented and served on hot plates😀price was very reasonable and wine was good. Well worth a visit and... More 

Thank Monica1704
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Hatters was 'our' place that we went but visited here recently it was a Saturday not too busy but we felt that was a rush get us out we had two course and was all eaten and out in 35 minutes.. it was just go go go and it is not the same was very disappointed. Would have been slower... More 

Thank Sinead K
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Was away with friends to Athlone and decided to return to Hatters for a meal. Had to go early as really busy. There last year and really enjoyed it but not this time. Food ordinary especially the main course. Feel it needs a gizz up. All of us disappointed with meal. Little hurried in end but not a issue.

Thank Dermot C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 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
Reviewed 1 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 recommend a visit.

Thank billyg234
1 review
Reviewed 30 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 different selections which all arrived together piping hot. Everyone of us asked for our compliments... More 

Thank Mick O
Solihull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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 time and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The food was magnificent and... More 

Thank Michael O
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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

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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$29
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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?