The MerryTree Restaurant at Rathwood

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"

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Afternoon Tea at The MerryTree is the ideal way to relax with a group of friends, celebrate special occasions, or even just as a treat for yourself and a loved one. Enjoy a mouthwatering array of sandwiches, freshly made scones, delicious baked mini treats and fresh fruit, accompanied by your choice of tea or coffee.


Cookie baking for kids- June 9th at 1pm

Kids will be provided with an apron and chefs hat on arrival. They will roll out the cookie dough themselves. They will then cut and design their own cookies as they wish. While the cookies are baking in the oven each child will enjoy a complementary hot chocolate will fluffy marshmallows. Each child will get to take home their cookies to share with the family.


About our Restaurant

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.


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   10:00am - 5:30pm


Saturdays - Breakfast buffet only, buy one get one free, till 11am.

Deli Lunch served till 5pm each day

Brunch is served Sunday mornings 10am - 12pm