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Bates Restaurant

3 Market Street | Market Square, Rathdrum, Ireland
+353 404 29988
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (21 reviews)
“sardines” (6 reviews)
“bread” (19 reviews)
12:30 PM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Market Street | Market Square, Rathdrum, Ireland
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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
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Best meal of the trip, the staff were great and the food superb, we had steak, seafood, Mussels , all were very good served in a timely manner, and very tasty. The surroundings are very very traditional and i would recommend this place if in...More

Thank MicktheMove
Reviewed 30 September 2017

5 star food, atmosphere upscale, site was sequesterd by british inwar of 1779, ish . There have been 3 motion pictures made in and around this hotel restaurant. all kinds of information and memorabelia encased in glass frames around the dining rooms. Very cool. Dinner...More

Thank FriendlyFaceBridget
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I dined at this restaurant last year with my husband and we had a great experience. This year, I traveled to Ireland with my son and wanted to enjoy another great meal. We booked an early reservation of 5:30. We were the first diners there....More

Thank Carolyn R
Reviewed 4 September 2017

went in the early evening. food was fantastic. service was excellent. catered for us and the kids very well. couldn't have been nicer.

Thank Louthmcm
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Good food but very slow service. One waiter for the whole restaurant on a Friday night. Food was food but a little overpriced and portions quite small. Make sure you have three courses or you will go hungry! Good for a small little local eatery.

Thank OracleGX
Reviewed 31 August 2017

The location and appearance of this restaurant is interesting and quirky (in a good way!). The food is well prepared, tasty and attractively presented; the service is friendly and lively, the menu appealing and balanced. Prices are reasonable and represent good value for money. Highly...More

Thank Philip F
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We've been to Bates a few years ago and we had such an amazing meal that we really wanted to come back so we did last weekend. The expectations were very high and we weren't disappointed. The food is spectacular, the staff is very nice...More

Thank Tiago S
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here with 2 other adults and a child. Starter of mussels was excellent and the child's meal of chicken strips with peas and mash also excellent. However... we waited nearly an hour for our main courses, only 2 waiting staff on duty (both very...More

1  Thank Avril S
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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