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 (10am - 12pm), until the afternoon 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. Last orders are 4pm.

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.

The MerryTree is a table service style restaurant, groups of 6 or more people must be booked in advance using the open table link on this page. For more information on large private bookings please email reservations@rathwood.com  

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