Our ethos is to champion local food producers by using the finest quality ingredients sourced from within Leinster, to create wholesome, contemporary, tasty dishes that we are proud to call "Rathwood"

The MerryTree is a popular, relaxed restaurant serving Rathwood visitors from Breakfast (9:30am - 12), until 5:30pm each evening. Our lunch menu fuses traditional flavours with the best of world foods, with an emphasis on organic and local produce. We also use McCabe’s coffee, roasted in local Wicklow and can offer organic Rathwood wine sourced directly from France.

We can accommodate dietary selections and pride ourselves on our healthy menu options. And you can enjoy our luxurious (and famous) cakes knowing they are home made with the best ingredients.

The restaurant seats up to 300 people so booking is not needed. We also offer a private dining room that seats up to 70 people. Free Wifi is available across the restaurant. Our staff are friendly and can advise you on the different menu options. We offer group bookings, a home catering menu and take-away options.

Winner of the RAI (The Restaurant Association of Ireland) award for the ‘Best Casual Dining’ in Carlow for 2017.


Monday-Thursday   9:30am - 5:00pm
Friday & Saturday   9:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday   11:00am - 5:30pm



Breakfast is not served on Sundays


Restaurant Christmas opening times:

Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 8:30pm***

Sunday 10am – 8:30pm***

***Please note - May vary slightly depending on the last Santa Train of the day