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 Marina and its own leisure facilities. Investment company Inua Hospitality bought the four star Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa in 2016, alongside the Radisson Blu in Cork and Limerick.

Food at Radisson Blu Athlone

I attended a business information and networking event at the Radisson Blu in Athlone organised by the Local Enterprise Office Westmeath.

At the event you were presented with three lunch choices: the meat option was a chicken supreme, the fish option was salmon and the vegetarian option was ricotta and spinach tortellini.

Radisson Blu in Athlone

I had the salmon, which was gently poached and served with a light and delicate cream sauce containing some small shrimp. Side vegetables were shared among the table and included steamed carrots, fine beans, courgettes with melted butter and mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes were smooth and well seasoned with plenty of butter.

The menu was kept simple on purpose as you were asked to choose your dish at registration first thing in the morning. There were about fifty delegates attending. All the meals were prepared with skill and care and fellow delegates commented on how much they enjoyed their meat and vegetarian choices. Lunch was served in the meeting room where the event was held so I didn’t get the chance to visit the restaurant.

You can dine at the Elements Bistro restaurant within the Radisson – the website doesn’t have any information about the food apart from the children’s menu. It’s open for breakfast and dinner. Dean Diplock is the executive chef, who has appeared on the Weekend AM show on TV3.

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