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€12 - €35
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Irish, European, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 24 March 2024

We just passing the town and stop there for a food. and found a realy lovely looking place.Was realy lovely and tasty food. Great evening with family together🤗🤍 delicious burger with crispy homemade chips. And desert was fantastic. Mango cheassecake and few others can't remember...but was realy tasty. All staff was very friendly. Recomended. Thank you so muchMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 March 2024 via mobile

Fantastic service and food quality. The atmosphere and music was sublime . Would recommend to to any visitor to the area.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 March 2024

Amazing food. Truly great fresh pasta. Such a relaxed atmosphere. 100% recommend. And the service was very personal - 5 stars

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 7 February 2024 via mobile

Lovely food and very friendly staff. Everyone was very helpful and restaurant was very nice. Toilets were very clean. We would have loved to see the stove lit as it was a little chilly that day. We’ll be back again soon!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 February 2024

A very tasty relaxed lunch. I'll be back soon. Fresh, tasty and different. We shared 3 different starters and a desert. The service was discreet but friendly. Highly recommended. A great find

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 December 2023 via mobile

Lovely food, the portions are enormous. Really nice and attentive staff. Gives off a very cosy feel, the fireplace is a nice touch.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 December 2023

A lovely little restaurant in a courtyard. Food (prawn linguine and Angus burger) were hot and tasty and nicely presented. Wine was delicious too. Staff friendly and had a nice chat with the owner. (Who seems to be having difficulty with the previous owners posting...bad reviews online. Ignore them and do visit if you're in the area. The restaurant is lovely!)More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

We ate in the Bates restaurant after been at the Beyond the Trees walk. The restaurant is set in a lovely court yard and which we could see ourselves sitting there in the summer time. The staff were very friendly. The food was gorgeous, we...had burgers, curry and pasta. Could not fault anything. The fire was on which made it very homely. We will be back again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023

There is currently a Christmas menu where is 2 meals for €70. I had the burger which was amazing. Great service and friendly staff.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

Went 4 dinner and ordered a steak medium to rarer and it was creameated when it arrived at table 😫

Date of visit: October 2023
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Marco Kritone, Owner at Bates Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2023

Hi Sandra???? The last we had a visit of a solo lady in our premises was early June 2023. Thank you for your review 😊

Reviewed 29 October 2023

Disappointed chips tasted like cheap oven chips and barely warm. Rice tasted soggy. Very over priced meal. Everyone had coats on place was freezing despite big wood burning stove that was left unlit.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Marco Kritone, Owner at Bates Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2023

Our big wood burning stove is always on😊😊😊😊

Reviewed 11 October 2023

We found that reception we got from the was swell and the food was swell and when back in Ireland nest year we will certainly go there again. thank you to all of the staff Jose and Sonia Jaldo

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

Great food, good atmosphere. Just changed from owner. Owner is very friendly, and also is the staff. Very much recommended!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023 via mobile

Disappointed. Steak dinner is the worst I have ever had. Medium rare order and came out pale and fatty. Obviously cooked on a luke warm pan. Mention to waiter, and he agreed,and said it was told to the chef before to heat the pan more...when cooking steaks! Kids curry was just odd. Very little sauce and bland. Starter of pate was a huge slab of pate with the same bread pitta) that was served with the curry. Pate dosed in chutney. Wife's seafood pasta dish was bland and watery. Worst restaurant I been to in a long long time. Worst steak I've ever had. €120 meal with bottle of wine. Would never go again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

Super delicious dinner and dessert, and the staff is very friendly. Definitely worthwhile to pay them a visit!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Bates Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5