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Bates Restaurant

3 Market Street | Market Square, Rathdrum, Ireland
+353 404 29988
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (22 reviews)
“plaice” (9 reviews)
“bread” (20 reviews)
12:30 - 20:00 Hours
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3 Market Street | Market Square, Rathdrum, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here many times and the food is always served to a high standard. Their risotto and pasta dishes are exceptional!!!

Thank shonaghs122
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small menu, but tasty food. Soup comes with an amazing basket of bread and focaccia with 4 spreads. Main dish was good, decent portion for hungry guests. Would gladly return!

Thank Anton M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good was good expensive but good. Service was average and check your bill!! Massively over charged so watch out. What a shame and wouldn't return in a hurry. The steak was good though :( Sort this out!!

1  Thank james H
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Have eaten here over the years so always look forward to returning. The restaurant was freezing when we went in, we turned heaters on ourselves, eventually warmed up after thirty mins. Food is lovely but wait staff phones beeping and a waitress cleaning cutlery from...More

Thank 161jemmad
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Stopped here for a lunch on my way home, great little spot on a sunny day in September. Food was very good and set me up for the drive home among the Wicklow Hills. I would recommend a stop at Bates if you are in...More

Thank sassysiren2014
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We ate in Bates Restaurant on our first night and were pleasantly surprised with standard of food and service. Well worth a visit.

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

we called to this restaurant at 6pm on a Saturday with our two children. the staff member looked very unimpressed with us, asked us if we had a reservation and started looking up his book. my daughter was a bit excited and the staff member...More

Thank intrepidlady
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Had lunch in Bates on our first day in Hidden Valley - we were really starving when we got there after a long journey. There are a LOT of signs - literally everywhere - warning people to keep their kids under control! We ordered our...More

Thank Mari08Ireland
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Great food and excellent service, we had the steamed mussels as a starter (shared), fish platter and mushroom risotto followed a sweet and Tia Maria coffee. We where not charged for one of the main courses but told them. How many other would have done...More

Thank IanBarnett
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

just home from another amazing meal at Bates, we've eaten here a few times now and I can confidently recommend here as a great place to take friends, family or clients for a high standard, very well priced menu. Everyone that has dined with me...More

1  Thank sheenap204
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$139
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Market Street | Market Square, Rathdrum, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wicklow  >  Rathdrum
  • Phone Number: +353 404 29988
  • E-mail
Bates Restaurant, the award winning restaurant located in the picturesque town of Rathdrum, in the heart of Co Wicklow. The restaurant is popular with locals and tourists for traditional and innovative European cuisine. The menu offers a variety of Steaks from the Char-Grill, Surf and Turf as well as a range of chicken, duck, venison and pork dishes. Seafood is a specialty at Bates Restaurant, with at least six dishes on the menu every day, including famous Chowder, Mussels, Prawns, Scallops, Sardines, Salmon, Hake, Trout and Plaice. The complimentary brown bread served to every customer is freshly baked every day by the Bates team, as is the cherry tomato and olive oil bread. The black olive and sundried tomato tapenades are also homemade, along with the majority of the dessert dishes. As well as offering a wide range of vegetarian, gluten free and healthy options, Bates Restaurant also has an extensive children’s menu.
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