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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (22 reviews)
“bread” (20 reviews)
“plaice” (9 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Hours
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Market Street | Market Square, Rathdrum, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days 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 3 days 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Anna P
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Excellent dining establishment with prompt service and very good value food. You have to be aware that the restaurant does not open on Mondays and Tuesdays

1  Thank stuart6609
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I've visited twice over the last few months, it is such a beautiful quaint village and the restaurant didn't disappoint. A very warm welcome, beautifully homemade breads and pesto while waiting on our starters. My starter and main course were divine, cooked beautifully and lovely...More

1  Thank Fiona O
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

The food in this restaurant is really good. I had the rack of lamb and it was excellent. My partner had a mixed seafood platter and it was also very good. The only issue I have with the restaurant is that some of the tables...More

Thank panaromic2016
Reviewed 9 April 2018

It's wasn't our first trip to Bates and it certainly won't be our last. We recently held a small family celebration (four adults and a child) at Bates. As always, the food was superb. It's difficult to know which of the delicious meals to go...More

1  Thank Lozzatrip
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant, food, wine, service, location everything excellent. It is surprisingly well priced and the menu has something to suit all tastes.

Thank Colettiee
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Had a meal with 2 friends a couple of weeks ago. Had duck mouse to start was very nice smooth and tasty. For admin had fillet steak was cooked very well with a nice bernaise sauce also got a portion of gratin potatoes they were...More

Thank irishrafters
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, 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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