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Bates Restaurant

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3 Market Street | Market Square, Rathdrum, Ireland
+353 404 29988
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun 13:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 18:00 - 21:30
Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying in Rathdrum researching our family we came across a little alley at the top of the centre of town where this place stands . The food was amazing as we're the staff spotless and clean. We'll worth a visit.

1 Thank magsrfc
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this time last year and it was first on our list when we returned to Wicklow . We were not disappointed, lovely food , very nicely served. Will be back.

Thank Jkp18
Dublin, Ireland
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden down the lane and a great find as there is not much else around the area. it is buzzing so try to book. seats could do with recovering but apart from that the decor is great. food is very nice. staff are nice.

Thank Karen M
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several of the options on the limited early bird were not available-this menu expensive for the 'cheap to produce' food--20/25 e for 2/3 courses. The pear starter was tasteless and out of a tin--not the poached pear as advertised. Several people ordered pan fried plaice but were given insipid steamed hake instead, without any explanation.!!! Does this restaurant think people... More 

2 Thank dublinjack2017
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found Bates while hiking in Wicklow and staying in a B&B in the same tiny village. What a surprise. We were expecting to dine in a pub, but found an amazing restaurant. The building is an old historical Inn, restored beautifully, but the food was just superb. Everything we had was cooked to the perfection, mussels were my favorite,... More 

Thank Kauppianni
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic location, lovely setting, staff couldn't have been more attentive. Lovely menu, food exquisite! Would definitely recommend and eat here again.

1 Thank summer197973
County Wicklow, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

For a restaurant boasting so many awards the presentation was very poor, service was not as attentive as it could have been given that there were only two tables occupied for the whole night

Thank Hotmetalman
Wicklow, Ireland
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We were a party of 15 family members out to celebrate 2 special birthdays. The restaurant was busy but we were well positioned and did not cause too much of a fuss or intrusion of other diners privacy. We enjoyed a pleasant night of eating and drinking ending the evening in the Cartoon Inn next door. Thanks to the staff... More 

Thank 2013harryc
Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I had the spinach ravioli, and it was very good. My friend had the hake and wasn't as thrilled, he could tell it wasn't fresh. They were out of tiramisu, which was disappointing because the restaurant wasn't crowded, but all in all it was decent.

Thank Lisad_1961
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 February 2017 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.

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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
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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?