1.MerryTree  Restaurant

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 takeaway options.

The MerryTree is a popular, relaxed restaurant serving Rathwood visitors from morning till 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’scoffee, roasted locally in Co. Wicklow and offer our very own 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 homemade with the best ingredients.

Opening Times: 

Mon-Fri   9:30am - 8:00pm
Sat   9:30am - 8:00pm
Sun   10:00am - 8:00pm


Breakfast Buffet Served Daily till 12 pm

Hot Foot Served from 12 pm - 8 pm during Event periods



2. Woodshed Cafe & Indoor Playcentre


When we first came up with the idea of "The Ark" Playcentre, we felt it was important to design a cafe that was both stylish & comfortable to facilitate all visitors both young & old.

We would recommend Pre-Booking your timeslot in the Playcentre online!


Coffee Time

There was no question we would serve McCabe's hand roasted coffee, which we have served in our Merry Tree Restaurant for the last number of years.

McCabe's roast their coffee locally in County Wicklow.

Feeling Hungry

When it comes to food, we have pretty high standards. Our Ethos is to supply a simple & high quality menu, locally sourced where possible.

Oh and don't forget our Yummy Homemade Cakes & Healthy Treats.