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Bates Restaurant

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3 Market Street | Market Square, Rathdrum, Ireland
+353 404 29988
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (22 reviews)
“bread” (20 reviews)
“plaice” (9 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3 Market Street | Market Square, Rathdrum, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's wasn't our first trip to Bates and it certainly won't be our last. We recently held a small family celebration (four adults and a child) at Bates. As always, the food was superb. It's difficult to know which of the delicious meals to go...More

Thank Lozzatrip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant, food, wine, service, location everything excellent. It is surprisingly well priced and the menu has something to suit all tastes.

Thank Colettiee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal with 2 friends a couple of weeks ago. Had duck mouse to start was very nice smooth and tasty. For admin had fillet steak was cooked very well with a nice bernaise sauce also got a portion of gratin potatoes they were...More

Thank irishrafters
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here on a few occasions in the past and always had a lovely meal. This was the first time I brought my 11 month old to Bates. Also my 9 year old nephew was with us. The children's menu was fab, many...More

Thank Careuge
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for my father's birthday as we wanted to book somewhere special. The atmosphere was nice and we were seated at a lovely table but then several of the options on the menu were not available. The pear starter was OK...More

Thank StephOH1987
Reviewed 19 February 2018

My family booked this restaurant for my birthday dinner on the 18th of February as we had heard great things about this restaurant. We were not impressed by the fact that several things were missing of the menu and the food was ok except my...More

1  Thank Ivan O
Reviewed 11 February 2018

A wonderful restaurant, excellent service and the staff were very helpful and friendly. I’m still young, and still have plenty of time to discover new restaurants, but this is definitely the best I’ve been to so far. I would recommend this to anyone looking for...More

Thank Sam F
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We were staying in the area and we're delighted to be able to book a meal here on the Saturday evening. The staff were very friendly and helpful about the menu. Lovely ambiance. Even better food. Would really love to visit this restaurant again!!

1  Thank Fudge20
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We where in Bates and boy was it mouth watering fantastic start to finish. The staff are so friendly and professional great night will be back

Thank jlacey17
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We loved the Bates restaurant! Boris was very kind to get us a reservation when our plans for the Strawberry Tree fell through. It was a wonderful meal. The fresh plaice was delicious, as was the homemade tagliatelle. The rustic painted brick and fireplace were...More

Thank Jill E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$139
Dinner, 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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 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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