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Motte & Bailey Restaurant

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Mount Temple, Moate, Ireland
+353 90 648 1240
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 20:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gem of a restaurant attached to a lovely pub. Very friendly staff, great menu and really good food. Music in the pub afterwards and the community atmosphere really added to the experience . This combination demonstrates all the good things real ireland offers.

1 Thank Happy V
County Galway, Ireland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful cosy friendly staff .suberb food .spent almost 3 hours there in total not rushed ,lovely little room wit a fire almost all to ourselves .def be back

Thank buddy155
Bristol, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I have reviewed this restaurant several times and was there last Sunday and as always is was amazing. We booked the room up stairs or a party of 16. Service and food were top quality. Best sirloin steak and roast beef meals around. Michelle and team thank you for looking after us.

1 Thank Mel M
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I dined at the Motte & Bailey on Sunday 29th January 2017 in a group of 15. The staff looked after us really well and there was a wide range of food on offer onthe menu and our order was very varied. All the food was served up together and hot, an excellent achievement with such a varied order. The... More 

1 Thank TerryDSolihull
Athlone, Ireland
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Shane and Michelle run this gem of a restaurant in the beautiful village of Mount Temple. Widely acclaimed as one of the very best restaurants in the Midlands , it continues to consistently serve great food. We had a family meal before Christmas and despite being very busy, service was personable, friendly and of the highest quality. Shane in the... More 

3 Thank Joebrowne9
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Once again another delicious meal, from starter, main & dessert couldn't fault any of it all so so tasty Michelle & her partner run a lovely cosy restaurant that never fails to delight well worth a visit.

1 Thank Ballantin
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We visited this restaurant recently with friends during a trip to Ireland and the food and service was outstanding. The restaurant itself is a fascinating building with lots of antiquities. It is divided into a pub on one side and a separate dining area. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, the food freshly cooked and delicious, well worth a visit... More 

1 Thank samY3032HN
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I would highly recommend this restaurant. Excellent and varied menu. Everything cooked to perfection and very tasty. There really is something for everyone. Loved the warm chicken satay salad as a starter followed by tender, delicious caremalised fillet of pork. Unfortunately I didn't have room for dessert but my husband thoroughly enjoyed his warm Belgian waffle served with Brandy, baileys... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is our 3rd time to visit this restaurant. Very nice food unfortunately a bit slow with the food but that's because there was a very large crowd ( victim of it's own success I guess ). Overall great atmosphere good night out. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Thank Eddie S
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here twice the food is always nice it's great that you can come back down stairs to the bar after your food for a few drinks.... The only down side was we had to wait quit a while for the first course and every other after that..

Thank Worker31

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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
Irish, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mount Temple, Moate, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Westmeath  >  Moate
  • Phone Number: +353 90 648 1240

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Danbury, Connecticut
Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?