Please Note: You must book in advance and mention the tastecard to be entitled to the tastecard restaurant discounts. The tastecard restaurant discounts are not available on celebration days including, but not limited to: Valentine's Day, Mothering Sunday, Father's Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. A delightful, award-winning pub and restaurant that offers up a fabulous spot for dining out in Rathdrum, Bates promises all a wondrous meal in relaxing surroundings. They have been wowing their guests with exquisite food and drink since the 1990s and the building itself boasts even more history; the stone wall exterior being combined with an interior of painted bare brick, traditional flooring and pristine oak wood furniture. All the dishes at Bates are made using the finest and freshest, natural ingredients sourced from all over the world, ensuring each is of the utmost quality and making it one of the more enticing Rathdrum restaurants. Their menu features a wealth of meat-based, vegetarian and seafood-based options in a bid to cater to many a taste and appetite; a divine pan-fried seabass, a delectable wild mushroom risotto and a sumptuous pan roasted rack of Wicklow lamb making for three mouth-watering examples of those known to be served. There are few, too, that will enjoy a meal at Bates more than those savvy enough to dine with a tastecard, as members of the dining club are entitled to some superb restaurant discounts in a deal that helps to make it one of the better value places to eat out in Rathdrum. Be they visiting with friends, family or the significant other, one and all can expect the warmest of welcomes.