There is so much to like about Il Colosseo in Athlone: it’s bright and airy, the waiting staff are friendly, the pizza is delicious. On a recent visit I had the Salamino pizza with ‘nduja Puglian spicy sausage. Salami or pepperoni pizza seems to be one of the most popular options in English-speaking countries, but […]
Dead Centre Brewing is bang in the middle of Athlone, overlooking the river Shannon. They introduced the Moondust Coffee Porter together with Bell Lane Coffee, a specialty coffee roasting company from Mullingar. This is how Bell Lane Coffee described the porter on Instagram: “It has a slightly sweet and light malt body with notes of […]
Every year The Sunday Times compiles a list of Ireland’s 100 Best Restaurants, and each year it has become more difficult to select the best of the crop as the standards are so high across the country. Ireland is experiencing a true food renaissance, with new and established restaurants attracting loyal customers and receiving praise […]
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 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 […]
Please note that Smoke BBQ in Athlone closed permanently late March 2019. 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 […]
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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