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US$35 - US$139
Irish, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend this restaurant! Loved the food here, I got the muscles to start with and they were delicious so much so I had to ask what sauce was used with them. I also got risotto and it was delicious. Will definitely be back to...this restaurant and will recommend to my friends and family.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a hidden gem! Totally fabulous. White table clothes, excellent service, delicious food and reasonable prices. We had a very happy supper and would recommend to everyone.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 16 November 2021 via mobile

What an outstanding restaurant! 5 out of 5 for everything! We were so impressed with Adam , lovely staff and the food, We booked it for a family party .. What a night .. everyone was RAVING about the food and the staff couldn't do...enough for us .. I couldn't recommend it highly enough ...More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 23 October 2021 via mobile

Amazing food. Great menu. Staff warm and welcoming. Only issue is the temperature. It is extremely uncomfortable. You will need a shawl or coat as it is unacceptably cold. Atmospheric setting but room temperature needs sorted out. We ate there twice in three days and...had to move to get warmer. This took away from the experience.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Mairymu, General Manager at Bates Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2021

Hello Ann.Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We are a new management company that took over from the previous management only 6 weeks ago. There were a good few things we needed to change around and we did. Last week we installed 3...More

Reviewed 6 October 2021 via mobile

Sunday evening...Starter...garlic prawns 9/10...Special was calamari...10/10...Cod and chips...10/10...homemade chips 10/10. Amazing food. This does not happen very often. Very friendly staff. One of the reasons we will be returning to Rathdrum...I'm over 70. This is my first resturant review ever. I was so impressed I...felt I had to put it in writingMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 October 2021 via mobile

We visited Bates and each one of the family were happy with their meal! Believe me when I say this never happens! Best chips we ever tasted! Burger & chicken wings incredible. Staff & service outstanding. Ambiance enchanting! Definitely recommend this gem.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 23 September 2021

Absolute amazing place. Food amazing. Staff so friendly and attentive. Would highly recommend 👌. If your staying or passing through definitely worth it.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 20 September 2021 via mobile

Bates restaurant was such a beautiful atmosphere, the food was delicious and the staff were super friendly and attentive. Infact, we dined here twice over the weekend is was that good 😁 they also have beer and wine menu👌. Would definitely go back if in...the area!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 18 September 2021 via mobile

Most delicious food I have had in a long while! Service and staff were brilliant! We were advised on the best food of the day and also the wine list;

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 25 August 2021

This evening I have done something that I have never done in my life...left a restaurant when the food arrived. We booked a table for 7pm, and got served our starter and main meals at 8.25pm...all of which was inedible. After a discussion with the...staff, this restaurant has recently changed hands and it would seem to be trading on a previous owners reputation. Avoid, avoid, avoid!! (Only got one star because trip advisor doesn't allow zero stars)More

Date of visit: August 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5