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The Gatehouse

Parsons Street, Maynooth, Ireland
+353 1 629 1522
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (21 reviews)
“venison” (6 reviews)
“battered cod” (2 reviews)
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Irish, European, Pizza, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Parsons Street, Maynooth, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved every minute of my trip to this restaurant service was Brillant so polite and accomadating. They handled a big group no problem. The food was Devine mouth watering very tasty would recommend this for lunch or dinner.

Thank AnnRebecca11
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Such a lovely setting for this restaurant beside the castle and close to the gates of the University. We visited on a warm afternoon and sat outside with our dog. There were several other diners outside enjoying the sunshine. Tables are well spaced and we...More

Thank Ulysses2012
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Very basic dishes, the service was pleasant. The scones were fine when available. If you want breakfast be sure to arrive in time.

Thank AAII_9
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Lovely atmosphere in this place when I visited it last week with my husband who is now a mature student in Maynooth. Great menu with good choice and reasonable prices. Will most definitely go back when in Maynooth again. Great for parents with kids in...More

Thank Teresa D
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The gatehouse is a good spot with two maybe three friends, but any bigger and you may struggle to find space... Great food no doubt, the cod in beer batter is amazing and likewise is the burger. Only thing I could fault about the meal...More

Thank Conor E
Alan O, Owner at The Gatehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hi Conor, thank you for your review and custom. We are glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Our coffee is dibar , which is the most popular coffee amongst high end restaurants in Spain and France, not instant. I agree our restaurant can get...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Myself and my husband popped into this restaurant in Maynooth for a bite to eat,was attracted to the outdoor seating which was picturesque,as we had our dog with us ,so outdoor seating was a must,we ordered pasta dishes and ,I can only say it was...More

1  Thank Jan W
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Myself and my partner are here this evening, friendly staff and fantastic food . The wings are excellent, I ordered the fish and chips (something I would never order) it was really really good, beautiful fish and batter was light and crunchy,Great chip's mushy peas...More

2  Thank kendeevy
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I ate here recently with a large group of friends. We were given a long table down the back of the restaurant which was nice as we had our own space. The food was very tasty. I had the flatbreads for starters, chicken salad for...More

2  Thank Karl J
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Lovely little restaurant, great outdoor space perfect for Al Fresco dining. Service is fantastic and the food is good also. Myself and my family visited here at the weekend and although there was a mix up with my wife's meal, the staff could not do...More

Thank BSmyth
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I booked The Gatehouse catering service in my home for a family function.I booked the service with Alan who was extremely helpful and accommodating.The food was absolutely delicious.All my guests were raving about the spread of dishes and the tastiness of the food.I will definitely...More

1  Thank blathanna17
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parsons Street, Maynooth, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kildare  >  Maynooth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 629 1522
  • E-mail
Our cosy rivereside restaurant seats forty people. We also have an Al Fresco dining area seating up to forty people along the riverside overlooking Maynooth Castle. We serve lunch from 12 daily Monday to Sunday.Breakfast served on Saturday and Sunday from 10am Earlybird menu available at selected times. We have a dining area suitable for groups (communions,confirmations, birthdays business lunch) up to 30 people for a lunch or dinner booking, with stunning views of castle castle.Wine and bottled beer available Call us for more details.
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