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Rathwood

Rath, Carlow, Ireland
+353 59 915 6285
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (21 reviews)
“pavlova” (2 reviews)
“salads” (6 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Irish, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Rath, Carlow, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 9 June 2017

Recently three of us visited for lunch on June bank holiday Monday. I expected the restaurant to be busy judging by the number of cars in the car park, however there is seating for 300,(asked) and there was no difficulty being served and finding a...More

Thank pat1187
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great rating and review Pat, we look forward to welcoming you to Rathwood again soon

Reviewed 7 June 2017

The play facilities for children (and adults!) is great - especially the maze map of Ireland - we all had lots of fun getting lost! The food is lovely, and the playground is right beside the cafe so the children could play while the adults...More

Thank 2rokin
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for the great review, we hope you will visit Rathwood again soon!

Reviewed 7 June 2017

Lovely place to visit. Lots of things to see and do for kids but above all the food was really nice. We had afternoon tea for 2 adults and 2 kids which the staff just charged €30. Very good value for such a wonderful meal....More

Thank sue p
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Sue for the great rating and review, you look forward to welcoming you can your friends to Rathwood soon!

Reviewed 21 May 2017

We had a lovely walk through the forest. Some of the paths on the 5K route are still under construction but I would love to come back and see them when they are completed. The Shops were just gorgeous and well worth a visit

Thank Pamls13
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great rating and review, we look forward to welcoming you to Rathwood again soon!

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Beautiful place to visit. Something for all ages. Beautiful café/restaurant, garden centre, shops, train and play area for children. Will be back!

Thank kciremil
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great rating and lovely review, we look forward to welcoming to you to Rathwood again soon

Reviewed 27 April 2017

An underwhelming and unremarkable garden centre. But there are lots of 'lifestyle' shops to wander through and blow your thousands. The furniture showrooms were good for ideas but are ridiculously overpriced compared to other retailers of the same brands. The restaurant/coffee shop was average middle...More

Thank Ger M
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to your review. Your feedback​ will be brought to all members of the team. We hope that you have a more pleasant experience the next time around.

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Went thinking it was going to be the dog's boll1x of a garden centre. There was more shops aimed at post menopausal women than anything else. Good playground and activities for kids. It was raining the day we went so we didn't go on a...More

Thank aabarnes1
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Rathwood. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Went to Rathwood on the way to Carlow for a few days stay. I was quite impressed with this place. We went into the reception and first thing we seen was a sign for a train. It is a small cost but it is a...More

Thank buffy0606
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are glad that you had a good time! Please do visit again.

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My visit this time left me just a little disappointed. I always arrive just in time for lunch and, as always, really enjoyed it, lovely food, great service etc. Walk the food down by trekking through the forestry, and then back for a wander through...More

Thank Alice M
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to post your review. We will bring your feedback​ to all members of the team. We hope that you have a more enjoyable experience the next time around.

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Food was cold. Very disappointed with the whole day. I will not be returning. There was no interest in the children it was just take your money.

Thank Kay186605
Rathwood, Public Relations Manager at Rathwood, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

We appreciate you taking the time write a review and we are sorry to hear you felt this way. We will bring your feedback​ to all members of the team.

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Kim K
11 April 2016|
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Response from Flakyfriend | Reviewed this property |
It's in Co. Wicklow, Just east of Tullow (about 7 min drive). If you find the Chocolate Garden on the map, you will get to Rathwood as they are next door neighbours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rath, Carlow, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Carlow  >  Carlow
  • Phone Number: +353 59 915 6285
  • E-mail
Description
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, DessertsFriendly, family run Visitor Centre offering delicious wholesome meals cooked with seasonal and local ingredients, home baked desserts, great coffee and surprising creative family events! Set beside a leafy Forest, on the Carlow-Wicklow border, Rathwood gets rave reviews from critics and locals alike. Famous for its scrumptious chocolate mud pie and double layered pavlova, this is a modern restaurant that is a wonderful place to visit for a light lunch or more inventive cuisine, with delicious desserts made daily in their own bakery.The Restaurant has over 300 seats in various settings, from the cosy snug, outdoor patios to the spacious function room, so you don’t need to worry about bookings. Groups and special celebrations catered for in our private Shillelagh Function Room, office lunches or just a friends get together! If you are celebrating at home or don’t fancy cooking tonight, don't forget to check out our Catering Menu.A haven for gluten free food, Rathwood is always busy with a lively yet homely atmosphere. One of the few places where you can get a gluten free sandwich and a dessert!!
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