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€6 - €25
CUISINES
Irish, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely the best casual dining spot I have ever experienced. The food was outstanding. We both had lamb and in my view lamb can be great or awful. This was just fantastic. The service was quiet and friendly. Portion size was generous. Loads...of choice from the home made dessert menu and again servings were very generous. Definitely not expensive given the quality of the food served. Will be back.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024

Lovely staff, great prices. Big let down ,was no Vegan Choices apart from Salad or chips. My Son and Granddaughter enjoyed their meals. I had a bowl of Sweet potato fries. Then went home and had something to eat. There is such a huge range...of Plant based food now that there is no excuse not to have some choice. Even the local applegreen have Vegan sausage rollsMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 July 2022

Came in with a party of nine to great service and delicious food. Orders were taken quickly and efficiently by the very friendly server, Emma. Food was tasty and portions were big. The wraps were very good, especially the bacon and brie one with well-seasoned...wedges. The draught can Guinness was very smooth and went down a treat. A lovely restaurant in a very quaint townMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 March 2022 via mobile

This cafe is a lovely stop on a visit to Athy or passing through. Nearly everything on the menu can be made gluten-free and there are many options for vegans. This made a meal with both a vegan and coeliac so much less stressful than...it can be. The staff didn't bat an eyelid when we asked for specific dietary requirements and the adapted veggie breakfasts (and non-veggie) were delicious. We also had a three year old in tow and they served his food first and chatted away to him. Can't recommend this friendly and accommodating place highly enough.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 15 February 2022

Stopped off for a quick Sunday lunch on the way to another destination. Food was good and cooked well, unfortunately can't say the same about the service. Waitress plonked our two dinners on to the table and disappeared into the kitchen. I had to go...get my own knife and fork and napkin, she forgot to bring our drinks, mint sauce and jug of gravey which I had requested. The waitress then emerged from the kitchen with her own lunch, obviously seeing to herself first!! Lol. She then proceeded to talk loudly to the next table as she seemed to know the people. Talk about feeling invisible! Shocking behaviour. To top it all the table we sat at was not cleaned properly, not a good sign in the middle of a pandemic. Will definitely not return.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 2 August 2020

Simply the best place in Athy for coffee, cakes or anything right up to a full dinner. Fresh, warm, huge yummy scones. We will have to keep coming back to sample all the cakes! The staff are lovely.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 23 April 2020

Met a friend for coffee one morning. I had glass of water and slice of pavlova and my friend had a coffee and a scone. Bother the pavlova and the scone were very nice. The staff were helpful. Overall a lovely visit.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 21 December 2019 via mobile

The Bay Tree still serves gluten free food but overall service standards and quality have sadly slipped. This is since the two owners opened a restaurant in Portlaoise. The panache has gone from the Bay Tree and apart from the gluten free food it is...no different from any other cafe in the town.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 6 June 2019

Popped in for Breakfast after getting my hair done and was greeted by lovely friendly staff. There was a great variety to choose from on the menu. My choice was absolutely delicious and will definitely be returning again soon.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

Dropped in with my other half for breakfast. Great food and friendly staff. Will definitely be back. I would recommend the full Irish!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

Lovely breakfast nice waitress But I asked for xtra toast it didn't come for ages !!I think she forgot

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 19 March 2019

The bay tree Athy is a must for me at least twice a week if not more. Having a gluten intolerance I find it extremely hard when eating out, menus are limited but at the bay tree I can have my full Irish sausages pudding...the lot for breakfast pasta dishes, battered fish sauces and gravy’s but for a sweet tooth like mine the cakes and desserts are a must for me. It’s wonderful to be able to eat out with my family and friends and enjoy everything. Last year my family held a little get together for my birthday the ordered a birthday cake from the bay tree my family were astounded at how wonderful the cake tasted . The bay tree makes gluten free food taste fab I highly recommend this little gem of a restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

Great food and good menu selections at reasonable prices in Downtown Athy Ireland. A light delicious lunch with great food in a friendly atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

The food is to die for it is gorgeous very well prensent.but we waited a while for it. put it was lovely .

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Great food, lots of options for coeliac/gluten free customers. Quick service. Seem to be understaffed at times.

Date of visit: April 2018
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The Bay Tree Athy is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5