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Bates Restaurant

3 Market Street | Market Square, Rathdrum, Ireland
+353 404 29988
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Market Street | Market Square, Rathdrum, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Delighted to find this little restaurant which we considered informal but classy! Had bread with tapenade first which was very welcome as we waited for our meals. I had salmon and my husband had steak, both beautifully cooked. The creme brûlée was very good too....More

Thank Hazel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little disappointed with this restaurant as expecting top quality experience. Food was mainly excellent but service was very slow. We booked our table for 7.30 but did not receive any food until about an hour later. When we arrived, the restaurant was already packed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for a meal Saturday night after reading great reviews. My husband had duck pate starter which was nice, I had ribs that had little meat and even less taste! For mains we had meat grill( all the meat was tough and he...More

Thank denisealice69
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought this was a fabulous restaurant with an extensive menu. We chose the Italian food options and were not disappointed. The Italian bread was freshly baked and very tasty. Although the two waitresses worked very hard, the service was very slow and they definitely...More

Thank Greenie08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came upon this restaurant quite by accident. In a small town which didn't look as if it would have much in the way of restaurants. Then we spied a sign to Bates. Across the alley for the Coffin Room!! Which actually held coffins a...More

Thank yellow666
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Ashton house and ate here at their recommendation and what a lovely meal it was. The chowder was fabulous, the fish stunning and my steak cooked to perfection. Service was great. Obviously take a delight in serving good local food.

Thank Rosie-Pogle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant and satisfying meal in Bates' restaurant. The decor is bright and clean. The staff were friendly and efficient and the food was excellent. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went here for a meal at wkend and all 4 of us enjoyed it , the staff couldn't of being friendlier and the food itself was amazing . the value for money was great and there was no hurry on us after we finished our...More

Thank sue f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Your find this restaurant behind the cartoon inn ( which is also worth a visit) the staff where very good and nothing was too much trouble. I would recommend this as a plces to eat.

Thank tianne15
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We came in to the little town before it was awake. Walking around town we happened to see someone walk down what looked like a parking lot but was multiple little shops and eateries. We pick this place because it was the only one open...More

Thank Sandra C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$139
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Cash Only, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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