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“Excellent as ever”
Review of Bates Restaurant

Bates Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Rathdrum
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$139
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Bates Restaurant, the award winning restaurant located in the picturesque town of Rathdrum, in the heart of Co Wicklow. The restaurant is popular with locals and tourists for traditional and innovative European cuisine. The menu offers a variety of Steaks from the Char-Grill, Surf and Turf as well as a range of chicken, duck, venison and pork dishes. Seafood is a specialty at Bates Restaurant, with at least six dishes on the menu every day, including famous Chowder, Mussels, Prawns, Scallops, Sardines, Salmon, Hake, Trout and Plaice. The complimentary brown bread served to every customer is freshly baked every day by the Bates team, as is the cherry tomato and olive oil bread. The black olive and sundried tomato tapenades are also homemade, along with the majority of the dessert dishes. As well as offering a wide range of vegetarian, gluten free and healthy options, Bates Restaurant also has an extensive children’s menu.
Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed another excellent meal in Bates
Busy Tuesday night but usual high standards maintained. Harry

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

We wanted to have dinner there but the restaurant was fully booked. We asked whether we could sit outside then (even though it was a bit chilly that day).The waiter did not mind and got us cushions to sit on. We thus attracted another couple to sit outside as well, and since there were no further cushions available, the waiter brought his own pillow to sit on. The food was excellent - locals told us that people come to Rathdrum only to eat at Bates.

Thank wodigro
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Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Hi we came here for a meal which was our first time in this restaurant which we have read mixed reviews don't go by reviews just try for yourself we both had a lovely meal we went for the set menu which the choice was great and very tasty and we will be back very soon keep up the good work bates

Thank Jmcm74
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

This restaurant is in the quaintest little street and has a wonderful history. The menu is lovely and budget friendly. The service was good and very friendly and we were not rushed, despite the fact that the restaurant was very busy. There was a great range of food and the fish was beautifully fresh and tasty. great atmosphere too.

Thank DublinDutch
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Have been to Bates a small few times, and was always like a luxury treat to go because food was delicious. However my last visit was not good. The menu had not changed but the food quality has. The starters were ok but the mains were a let down, and veg portion which was between two was tiny. However the staff were pleasant as always and price was decent.

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Thank mairaWicklow
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