Athlone Diaries

Category: Food

Athlone restaurants and food


Athlone Takeaways, Food Delivery and Collection

When going to a restaurant as a treat is no longer possible (because of social distancing at the time of writing) and you really don’t fancy cooking, there are some hero food establishments in Athlone that offer delivery and/or collection. Also, we as consumers may want to contribute to support the local economy, one meal […]


Spice India in Athlone

Spice India is a small chain of Indian restaurants in Carrick-on-Shannon, Longford, Mullingar, Newry and now Athlone. Spice India Longford won Best World Cuisine for Leinster at the 2018 Irish Food Awards. I dined at the restaurant on the first day of opening in Athlone, Connaught Street. There was a festive atmosphere with balloons at […]


Genoa Cafe Athlone

Genoa Cafe in Athlone is a bit of an institution: it opened its doors in 1943 and was founded by Frank Magliocco. It started as an ice cream parlour and has been a popular take-away for several decades. Fish and chips is what Genoa Cafe is most famous for, so when a group of friends […]


Dining at Radisson Blu in Athlone

The Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone is a popular events venue in a convenient location and with stunning views over the River Shannon. The Radisson also has its own restaurant and caters for conferences and meetings. Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone The Radisson Blu opened in Athlone in 2004. It has private access to Athlone […]


Di Bella Restaurant Athlone

Continuing on my quest for tasty pizza in Athlone I went to Di Bella Restaurant. The restaurant itself is homely and welcoming and, when I visited, there were a couple of families having lunch. I ordered a pizza to take away and it was ready in less than ten minutes. Di Bella Restaurant Ambience The […]


Best Restaurant In Athlone? Poll

What Makes a Good Restaurant the Best Restaurant? There are many factors to consider when rating a restaurant. Of course, food is the number one factor. With customers becoming more aware of food provenance, having great ingredients, preferably local and organic, is an asset for any restaurant. Cost is another important factor for consideration, especially […]