Hatters Lane Bistro

Ideally located on Athlone’s Leinster shore, less than a 5 minute walk from the Town Bridge, the Radisson Blu Hotel, the Prince of Wales Hotel and the Sheraton Hotel, Hatters’ Lane Bistro is a family-friendly restaurant and we are well-known in Athlone for our hospitable environment. Our bistro is generally a lively place to spend an evening where our friendly and professional staff, led by restaurant manager Damian Mazgajski, do their very best to ensure each of our guests enjoy their evening as much as possible, whatever the occasion.
At Hatters’ Lane Bistro the ethos is simple – we aim to provide our customers with high quality bistro style dining along with a welcoming smile and great service. Our focus is on casual fine-dining and we have made a strong commitment to sourcing locally as much as possible, which is reflected in a menu that is now made up of about 75 – 80% Irish products.
Our menu makes extensive use of locally produced, high-quality Irish ingredients that are thoughtfully sourced including Hereford beef from Offaly, organic salads from Millhouse Farm in Roscommon, pork from Horan’s Pork Shop, mince from Dunning’s Master Butchers and fruit and vegetables from Behan’s, many of which are based here in Athlone. Our menu gives a hat-tip to the classic dishes that customers have been coming back for year-in-year-out, while also bringing something new to the table to enrich their dining experience. We consider our menu as a celebration of the fantastic produce that Ireland has to offer.
We offer two main menus here at Hatters’ Lane Bistro; an À La Carte menu and the Value Menu. The À La Carte Menu is available Monday to Saturday from 5.30pm to 10.00pm and the Value Menu is available Monday to Thursday from 5.30pm to 10pm, as well as on Friday and Saturday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Prices for the Value Menu at Hatters’ Lane Bistro start at €25 for two courses or €30 for three courses. On Sundays, we offer a special menu which changes week to week and is available from 12.00pm to 7.00pm.
First opening its doors in 1999, Hatters’ Lane Bistro has passed hands over the last couple of years, however, the new owners have still maintained the quirky interiors which make it so unique. Featuring an open fire, check table clothes and walls adorned with pictures of some of Hollywood’s biggest movie star icons, the background music is easy listening typically featuring tunes from Sinatra, Martin, Bennett and the likes.
Our warm and hospitable atmosphere makes our venue the ideal location for gatherings of all shapes and sizes. We carry a wide range of beer, bubbles and wines to help get you and your guests in the party mood and can prepare canapés for larger parties upon request who wish to hire out our private library room at Gertie Browne’s (run by the same team as Hatters’ Lane Bistro). The private library room can accommodate groups of up to 40+ people.
From organising a simple gathering of friends over great food and a glass of wine to an elegant private evening event, our team at Hatters’ Lane Bistro will be more than happy to host your event. Send an email to hatterslanebistro1@gmail.com to find out more.



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Hatters Lane Bistro, Strand Street, Athlone. Co. Westmeath
Phone: (090) 6473077 


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