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Motte & Bailey Restaurant

Mount Temple, Moate, Ireland
+353 90 648 1240
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (9 reviews)
“sea bass” (4 reviews)
All hours
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Mount Temple, Moate, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this gem of a restaurant last night,joined to a great little cosy pub with open fireplace and very friendly barman. Our table was beside a little open fire which made it so cosy and romantic for my wife and I.beautiful homemade brown bread waiting...More

Thank Em M
Michelle F, Owner at Motte & Bailey Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely words.

Reviewed 14 August 2017

We dined here on a Friday night. Food and service was great. Bit of a remote spot but once inside, it's very warm and welcoming.

Thank speckybecky2017
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Hubby & myself dropped in here for a Valentine's meal. We heard good things but never traveled up to see where it was. Glad we eventually did. Though small it offers space for groups or couples. There were a couple of family groups in for...More

Thank Rosepetalirl
Michelle F, Owner at Motte & Bailey Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a lovely review. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 20 July 2017

I came here for a dinner with family. The had a great menu to pick and i found it hard to pick a starter because i wanted it all. I had a lovely chicken salad to start which was lovely and had steak as the...More

Thank PaddyD2000
Michelle F, Manager at Motte & Bailey Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you for your kind review, sorry to hear that your steak was not up to our usual standard. This is very rare as we pride ourselves on the quality of our beef, please always feel free to let us know if your not totally...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great little restaurant. Food is absolutely amazing. Friendly service all the time. Very reasonably priced for the kind of food and service provided. Highly recommended

Thank Damien C
Michelle F, Manager at Motte & Bailey Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Recently we visisited as a party of four We had to change our booking arrangement (for reasons beyond our control) and the staff were very understanding. Thanks to Michelle for facilitating us. The Motte and Bailey is attached to Egan's pub in the village of...More

1  Thank Gearoid O O
shellbell22, Owner at Motte & Bailey Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Really glad you enjoyed your meal and thank you for your kind words. We really appreciate those who take the time to give us a nice review. Regards, Michelle

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great restaurant, the food is always top notch as is the service. I would highly recommend a visit!

Thank nikki b
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This is a gem of a restaurant attached to a lovely pub. Very friendly staff, great menu and really good food. Music in the pub afterwards and the community atmosphere really added to the experience . This combination demonstrates all the good things real ireland...More

4  Thank Happy V
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Wonderful cosy friendly staff .suberb food .spent almost 3 hours there in total not rushed ,lovely little room wit a fire almost all to ourselves .def be back

1  Thank buddy155
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I have reviewed this restaurant several times and was there last Sunday and as always is was amazing. We booked the room up stairs or a party of 16. Service and food were top quality. Best sirloin steak and roast beef meals around. Michelle and...More

1  Thank Mel M
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Shay B
9 August 2016|
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Response from fionabracken | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think they have quite a good choice too! Enjoy :)
15 July 2015|
Response from Michelle F | Property representative |
Hi. Thank you for your inquiry, I'm afraid we are not open for lunch next Thursday. We open from 5.30.
Edmond I
1 January 2015|
Response from Michelle F | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for your inquiry the restaurant is not open Tuesdays, however we will open any day for large groups and parties over 15.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mount Temple, Moate, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Westmeath  >  Moate
  • Phone Number: +353 90 648 1240
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