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"

Welcome to The MerryTree

Covid 19 Additional precautions take after HSE guidelines:

  • We will be bringing our Restaurant capacity down from 340 seats to 160 seats to allow for adequate spacing   

  • Use of the Hand Sanitisers is mandatory for both staff and customers upon entry and exit of the building.

  • Opening hours: No change

The MerryTree is a popular, relaxed restaurant serving Rathwood visitors from Breakfast (9:30 am - 12pm), until late afternoon/ evening daily. 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. You can enjoy our luxurious (and famous) cakes knowing they are homemade on-site daily using the best ingredients.

Our restaurant seats up to 160 people so booking is not required. We also offer a private dining room that seats up to 70 people which can be booked in advance. 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 takeaway options. 

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


Rathwood Merry Tree Restuarant Opening Hours:


Our restaurants are closed at the moment due to the government's advice. We hope to be back open soon.


  9:30am - 4:00pm

Friday & Saturday   9:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday   10:00am - 5:30pm


Breakfast Served Daily till 12 pm