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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 […]

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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 […]

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La Cucina Di Angelo’s Restaurant Athlone

Right in Athlone town centre you can’t miss La Cucina Di Angelo’s, a beloved traditional Italian restaurant in Custume Place. La Cucina Di Angelo’s is so famous in Athlone that it doesn’t even have a website, but it does have a Facebook page. There you can read the history of the family behind this restaurant, […]

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Il Colosseo Restaurant Athlone

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 […]

Drink

Dead Centre Brewing Coffee Porter

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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PERMANENTLY CLOSED Smoke BBQ Athlone Quiz Night

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 […]

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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 […]