Hatters Lane Bistro restaurant
Strand Street, Athlone
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Reviewed 12th April 2017 (visited 7 April 2017 )
Food and staff where amazing, They went that extra mile and will highly recommend to anyone wanting to go here ....................
Reviewed 14th September 2014 (visited 12 September 2014 )
Recommending as a 'must visit' when in Athlone! Hatters accommodated a large group of us after I had booked for the wrong night... they were brilliant. Very reasonably priced good quality food & great service.Why would you go anywhere else!
Reviewed 23rd March 2014 (visited 22 March 2014 )
Hatters Bistro is a diners paradise tucked away in Central Athlone behind the deceptive exterior lies a hidden gem bursting with character & quirkiness. The quality of food is excellent & easy on the pocket. The staff couldn't be friendlier & more welcoming. The service was supberb. Thanks to all the Staff for a truly wonderful evening.
Reviewed 12th March 2014 (visited 10 March 2014 )
I dined there yesterday with a friend. It's a beautifully laid out restaurant, expectation were high. The fancy burger was presented excellently. Unfortunately, the chef would be better off concentrating on the food quality.. the Burger was dry, the onions rings and wedges were way over done,close to burnt. Typically Irish. I didn't bother to complain. My friend is a German and I was embarrassed. Despite what the experts saw, you don't just eat with your eyes. Won't be going back.
Reviewed 12th October 2013 (visited 21 September 2013 )
Had a very very pleasant dining experience recently.We ate from the value menu,2 courses for 20e.There is a lovely olde world feel to the place.Service was excellent and the food wonderful.They also do a wine of the month at 15e.First class all over.
Reviewed 18th August 2013 (visited 16 August 2013 )
This was my first visit to Hatters Lane with 2 friends and we certainly were not disappointed. It was our first visit to Athlone and we were purely going by the reviews as were unsure where to eat. I had the chicken fajitas and they were just amazing. Food, price and service were all excellent. The staff were very accommodating and pleasant. If I was ever back in Athlone I would return to Hatters Lane. Great restaurant.
Reviewed 15th April 2012 (visited 10 April 2012 )
This restaurant accommodated 20 of us in one sitting - everybody had a fantastic meal and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Would definitely come back here! Couldn't fault it.
Reviewed 04th January 2012 (visited 3 January 2012 )
This was our 2nd visit to Hatters and we expected much more. The mussels were not available, they come in on Thursdays. We ordered a rare fillet steak and the Fajitas. The steak was charred although the centre of the meat was cooked perfectly, but having that burnt exterior was not pleasant. The Fajitas' sauce was more Asian then Mexican and over powered the chicken and beef, they tasted the same. Hatters is easily accessible and the ambience is good, except for the owner/ manager who intended to be attentive but instead ended loitering around. We have to admit that we were disappointed with this visit as we had high expectations after our first visit in July. That first time we were blown away by the perfectly cooked fillets and amazing fresh mussels, we even ordered desserts that time. For the price of the food the quality did not match.
Reviewed 03rd August 2010 (visited 31 July 2010 )
My husband & I booked here due to the other reviews posted. We had never been to Athlone before so had no idea where to go. I have to say the atmosphere, food, price, service were all fantastic and I would highly recommend to friends or family heading to Athlone for a short break. The chicken fajita is the best I've ever tasted I would have licked the plate if I thought nobody could see me :-) My husband said that his steak had a lovely flavour and was excellent quality meat.
Reviewed 28th June 2010 (visited 26 June 2010 )
Me & my husband visted this restaurant on saturday last. We were very pleased with it. The service was very good and the food was very very tasty and the portions size's were very generous. The only little fault that we had was that we in the corner of the dining room - with a table of 18 to one side of us and a table of 15 to the other side of us so we did find it a bit noisy. We would highly recommend this restaurant and if we were dining out again in Athlone we would make this our first choice. Reservation is recommended.
Reviewed 11th April 2010 (visited 20 March 2010 )
One of my favorite restaurants in Athlone. The atmosphere, the staff and the food was excellent. Had the Brie and the duck which were excellent and you cant leave without trying the signature cheese cake (to die for). One of the best, if not thee best restaurant in Athlone
Reviewed 29th October 2009 (visited 24 August 2009 )
I ate here one monday night in august, and what can i say, i'm usually a very fussy eater, and pull meals apart to the very fundamentals and examine all components separately, but this place changed me, from the moment we arrived i forgot all my usual habits off timing the waitress to take drinks orders, etc. etc. and i just enjoyed myself, i believe its what eating out is meant to be about. the only reason i've deducted points on service is because i still can't forget everything there were one or two areas for improvement, but the atmosphere was amazing, i think it is hard to put atmosphere into rooms, but this restaurant is brilliant, after dinner here we retired upstairs to gerties for a drink, another hidden gem in athlone,
Reviewed 29th June 2009 (visited 22 May 2009 )
I really like this place, it's a lovely restaurant; cosy, welcoming and the food is great!