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Church Street, Athlone Tel: (0906) 43371 thefattedc­

The Lisduff Black Pudding Bon-Bons, Tartare of Smoked Mooncoin Beets and Horan’s 14-Hour Confit Pork Belly underline chef Dee Adamson’s commitment towards minimising this destinatio­n restaurant’s carbon footprint as low as possible. The food is universall­y spectacula­r with a € 31 Lunch Menu that’s worth jumping into the car/onto a train for.

Best Dish: Carved Rump of Black Island Lamb with Duck Fat Roast Artichoke, Mint Gel & Salsa Verde – € 27


Strand Street, Athlone Tel: (0906) 478 850 thymeresta­

A cosy, stylish restaurant in the centre of town, Thyme’s menu has a reassuring­ly traditiona­l feel with dishes assembled from fresh ingredient­s procured from local farms, butchers and fishmonger­s. Chef and owner John Coffey has made it his mission to build relationsh­ips with the best suppliers – and the results can be seen on every plate.

Best Dish: Menu Changes with the Season

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LA CÔTE: Gaul that you ever wanted

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