Athlone Diaries

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Paola Bassanese is a food and lifestyle writer

Kin Khao Thai: Michelin Guide Restaurant in Athlone

Athlone is fast becoming a foodie’s destination. There are currently three restaurants listed in the Michelin Guide: Kin Khao Thai, Left Bank Bistro and Thyme Restaurant. Kin Khao is located on the Left Bank in a colourful period building that looks like a converted farm inside. Gorgeous large canvas paintings of elegant women in traditional […]


Yakisoba Chinese Restaurant Athlone

Yakisoba in Athlone is not just your traditional Chinese take-away: on the menu you will find Asian fusion dishes such as Thai Green Curry, which is the one I had when I last visited. Mind you, I was having food envy as I was eating my lunch because staff members and their family were having […]


Smoke BBQ Athlone Quiz Night (With Prizes!)

Could the capital of Bangladesh or the first king of Ireland help you win a prize? Have you been to Smoke BBQ yet? Located on the Left Bank near Sean’s Pub and the River Shannon, Smoke BBQ has been serving authentic American-style barbecue since May 2018. A couple of evenings a month there’s a Quiz […]


Jalan Jalan Asian Restaurant in Athlone

Jalan Jalan opened in Athlone in December 2018. Jalan means leisurely walking or walking without a precise destination. Basically that’s what I did: I was walking around town and I saw the restaurant, the menu looked very attractive and reasonably priced. I ordered the vegetables spring rolls, the crispy roast duck and the hazelnut creme […]


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