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Bates Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3 Market Street | Market Square, Rathdrum, Ireland
+353 404 29988
18:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 13:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 18:00 - 21:30
Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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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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55 reviews
24 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
Albury, Australia
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360 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We had a lovely meal (my venison was so tender) with excellent service. The ambience of the restaurant is very pleasant also. We booked late in the day on a Sunday and they were very accommodating about fitting us in for dinner that evening.

Thank PamAlbury
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We were here twice in one week. The first time was to celebrate the Jewish new year and the second time just to grab a light dinner. The food is very good and the waitress that served us was very nice and attentive. Highly recommend the soup, salmon and the warm chocolate pudding. חוויה מעולה. מקום טוב מאוד עם אחלה... More 

Thank amitedel
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We have been frequenting this restaurant for a number of years now, the food /services is always excellent and reasonably priced.

Thank christopherjohnly
Northern England
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76 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Visited here last week, and having read reviews we thought it would be quite special. Maybe because it was a rainy midweek night the restaurant was practically empty, so had little atmosphere, but sadly the food wasn't great either. The starter with pears tasted as though they were from a can, and the steak main was chewy and not good.... More 

Thank GediNorth

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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?