Thyme has some prestigious restaurant reviews from Irish food experts. The restaurant reviews speak for themselves.

“…As soon as our starters arrived I knew which way it was going here. The starter plates were really well presented and the food on the plates was exactly as described. These weren’t good dishes by provincial standards, these were good dishes by national standards and in terms of presentation, well above national standards. Quite frankly, I was surprised at the quality…” article

“While we were shooting the new series of The Restaurant in Glasson’s beautiful Wineport Lodge, I had a chance to investigate what Athlone has to offer. I was delighted to find Thyme, a restaurant that usually opens only for dinner, but in the run-up to Christmas was also open for lunch. This was a meal that needed no allowances for being outside the capital – it was as good as anything you can find there and it’s an ideal place to stop if you are in the midlands or heading west. There’s really good food, well presented, well served and priced like all the others I’ve mentioned – affordably.”

“…Delicious food at affordable prices’ is the stated aim at this cosy little restaurant in the centre of Athlone – and, as many people of all ages would cite Thyme as their favourite place to eat in the town, this is clearly something they are achieving very well…”

“…John Coffey knows how to source ingredients and, once he gets these good things in his kitchen, he knows exactly what he wants to do with them. The result is to make Thyme restaurant sure-thing destination, and one of the best places to eat in the Irish Midlands…”