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The Martello Hotel | 47 Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
+353 1 286 8000
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff was very friendly especially since we arrived for dinner 10 minutes before the kitchen closes. They did not rush us and they offered us dessert. I ordered the Dry-aged char-grilled 10oz rib eye rare and seared just the way I like my steaks. I highly recommend Tower Bistro lovely atmosphere and polite staff.

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Thank lrast1
Management_Bray, Marketing at Tower Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Irast1, Thanks for leaving us this great review and recommendation. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us so much and really appreciate your great comments about the staff. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Robyn More 

Ireland
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are very friendly and helpful - especially Sean who goes out of his way to do everything for his customers. I love the food here - really well presented and tasty but reasonably priced. It's always busy here so there's always a good buzz. Personally I love the steak but the chicken curry is very good as well.... More 

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Thank xyz49
Management_Bray, Marketing at Tower Bistro, responded to this review

Dear xyz49, Thank you for leaving us this lovely review. It is always great to hear feedback from regular customers and we really appreciate your wonderful comments, especially about Sean. He was delighted to hear it. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Robyn More 

Bray, Wicklow, Ireland
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Visited for lunch, which was tasty, with good service and friendly and attentive staff. The greatest asset for this restaurant is the head waiter, Donal, who seems to be there always, and is very attentive to everyone.

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Thank John S
Management_Bray, Marketing at Tower Bistro, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for leaving us this lovely review. We really appreciate your great comments about our food and staff and Donal was delighted to hear your wonderful feedback. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Robyn More 

County Wicklow, Ireland
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Get a table in the verandah overlooking the sea. Good service and well-cooked food. No freezer to deep fat fryer!

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Thank internationaltravell
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Really good food! and so special treat from the staff! super educated and nice! fresh sea food and delicious temperate beers!

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Thank ushuaiabohemia
Wicklow, Ireland
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I took my friend out for her birthday to the Tower Bistro last night. I'm a regular at the Martello and the food rarely disappoints. To start, I had chicken and smoked bacon pâté which was served with plenty of miniature ciabatta bread. It was delicious. Noelle had BBQ chicken wings which she described as having a good flavour. I... More 

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Thank Eleanor O
Sandy, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here with family including a young baby. Staff were very friendly, attentive and accommodating and the ambience is relaxed and makes you feel very comfortable with lovely sea views Food is top quality especially the twix and Oreo cheesecake!! Must visit.

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Thank pwrens
Management_Bray, Marketing at Tower Bistro, responded to this review

Dear pwrens, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. It's great to hear such wonderful feedback about our staff and food. We hope to welcome you back again soon for some more cheesecake :) Kind regards, Robyn More 

Ballymena, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We decided to try this restaurant as we had had lunch in the downstairs restaurant and enjoyed it. We went last Sunday night and got a table in the conservatory which had a lovely view of seafront. My cousin has special dietary requirements but she was able to find something suitable. I had vegetable lasagne and it was lovely. I... More 

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Thank Beth R
Management_Bray, Marketing at Tower Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Beth R, Thank you for this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us so much. Your lovely comments have been passed on to Rachel and her manager. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Robyn More 

Ballycastle, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

We ate in the bistro two nights, really impressed on both occasions. The staff had a great attitude, nothing too much trouble, very relaxed but utterly professional. Food was high end bar food but really reasonably priced. Defiantly would return here again. Try and book in advance as it gets busy.

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Thank Jason R
Management_Bray, Marketing at Tower Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Jason, Thank you for leaving us this great review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your meals with us and appreciate your wonderful feedback about our staff and food. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Robyn More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The early bird menu has a good selection of food for everyone. Staff very helpful and friendly. Always a busy place

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Thank Mosha15
Management_Bray, Marketing at Tower Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Mosha15, Thank you for this great review. We really appreciate your lovely comments and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Robyn More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$27
Cuisine
Irish, European, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Martello Hotel | 47 Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wicklow  >  Bray
  • Phone Number: +353 1 286 8000
Description
Tower Bistro is one of Wicklow's top restaurants. Situated in The Martello Hotelon Bray seafront, Tower Bistro serves top class dishes all created by head chefKarl Clarke.With a diverse set menu available 7 days a week, Tower Bistro offers a uniquedining experience with the highest quality of locally sourced produce.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?