Athlone Food Circle has launched the first in a series of videos showcasing the diversity of food choices in the medieval midlands town.

Member businesses represent everything from fine dining to coffee culture as well as food and drink producers from the local area. The Athlone Food Circle Showcase Video is available on and on social media.

Multi-award winning restaurants Thyme and The Fatted Calf are well known in the wider area. The Villager gastropub in Glasson represents all that’s good in casual dining while cafés like Beans & Leaves and Kelly’s promise much as daytime eateries. Little gems like the Bastion Kitchen whose café sports not only outstanding baking, but a vegan and vegetarian menu, all made in house.

On the producer side, Dead Centre Brewing is well regarded with its taproom and pizzeria. New kids on the block Praliné Chocolaterie are making an impact with their hand-crafted chocolates.

These are just some of the businesses in the fledgling network which is set to raise the profile of food and drink in the Athlone area. Under the guiding hand of Chair Deirdre Adamson, Head Chef at Glasson Lakehouse, the network has also developed a food story for Athlone and presented a series of training seminars. Prospective members are invited to email

Athlone Food Circle video is supported by Athlone Chamber of Commerce and CEDRA.

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