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Bates Restaurant

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3 Market Street | Market Square, Rathdrum, Ireland
+353 404 29988
Sun 13:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 18:00 - 21:30
Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic location, lovely setting, staff couldn't have been more attentive. Lovely menu, food exquisite! Would definitely recommend and eat here again.

Thank summer197973
County Wicklow, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a restaurant boasting so many awards the presentation was very poor, service was not as attentive as it could have been given that there were only two tables occupied for the whole night

Thank Hotmetalman
Wicklow, Ireland
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of 15 family members out to celebrate 2 special birthdays. The restaurant was busy but we were well positioned and did not cause too much of a fuss or intrusion of other diners privacy. We enjoyed a pleasant night of eating and drinking ending the evening in the Cartoon Inn next door. Thanks to the staff... More 

Thank 2013harryc
Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the spinach ravioli, and it was very good. My friend had the hake and wasn't as thrilled, he could tell it wasn't fresh. They were out of tiramisu, which was disappointing because the restaurant wasn't crowded, but all in all it was decent.

Thank Lisad_1961
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Visited recently. Enjoyed very nice steak,cooked exactly as ordered.chocolate pudding was divine as i remembered. Staff polite but not that friendly.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Limerick, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Was away for the weekend and needed to go out for dinner. Decided on this restaurant. Its a nice old building with lots of history. The food was great. I had the duck and could not fault it. My girlfriend had the pork. The only thing she said was there was a little too much sauce on it to taste... More 

Thank edmundguiry
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Hidden in a pretty lane off the main square. Bates is in an original old building nicely restaured. The food is wonderful soap the homemade bread.

Thank Jaliscodublin
Trim, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We found this great resto through TripAdvisor when looking for a place to eat on a Sunday in 2012. We were so happy with the food and service that we promised to come back one day... We will and will bring our kids with us this time!

Thank telmovalinhas
Kildare, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The food and service was top notch. There was a great selection for the kids and also very accommodating for the very picky individual. Highly recommended. Probably wouldn't suit a large party due to the restaurant being quite narrow.

Thank DadWillYou
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We are fortunate enough to live close to Rathdrum, so we can drop into Bates regularly. It is our favourite restaurant and very popular with friends and neighbours too. The menu has changed recently, so there are new dishes to try. We called in last Friday and were welcomed, as always, by Boris and the rest of the efficient and... More 

Thank Lozzatrip

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$139
Irish, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?