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Bates Restaurant

3 Market Street | Market Square, Rathdrum, Ireland
+353 404 29988
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (23 reviews)
“bread” (21 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 3 days ago 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

Thank sheena p
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice during a recent camping trip the food was lovely and the service good. The early evening menu had plenty of choice . I would recommend the mussels, they were amongst the best I've had. Good sized portions too.

Thank pandrlander
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely quaint restaurant. The beef medallions were some of the best I’ve ever had and extremely tender. My husbands mixed grill was also super. The bread basket (home made) was also wonderful.

Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there during the lovely warm weather and took a spot outside in the sunshine. The service was lovely. Both of us had 2 courses from the Chef’s menu only available before 6:45pm. The food was most delicious with bread and spreads to begin....More

Thank DeeAnn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal. Quite good value, though not cheap. Our dessert took a pre notified 15 minutes to be served but wow, it was so worth the wait!! Very helpful staff.

Thank mrandmrs0brien
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice family restaurant, the food was tasty with a good vegetarian selection and happy to held with dietary requirements. A enjoyable time was had at this reasonably priced establishment.

Thank Iain C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First impressions were good. Lunch was decent and clean. Lovely dining room, too. Dinner at a later time was not good. Steak was poor and I couldn't even cut some of it. When the staff took my plate, there was no query as to how...More

Thank Eoin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for an early bird dinner, and hadn't booked in advance. Plenty of availability when we arrived, although it started to get busy as we finished. Pluses: + Great location in the village, and historical building + Nice choice of food on the early...More

Thank PHIreland
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

My family and I have been to Bates many times. We have always been greeted with a big smile and warm welcome - the service has been second to none. On each occasion the food has been great (but could be a little bit hotter)....More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 22 May 2018

We have been to this restaurant a number of times over the years and by far it's been one of our favorites. The food is always amazing and very tasty, one of the favorites is the chowder. The tomato bread is out of this world...More

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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
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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