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Tower Bistro

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French, Irish, European, Bistro
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The Martello Hotel | 47 Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
012868000
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Tower Bistro is one of Wicklow's top restaurants. Situated in The Martello...
Tower Bistro is one of Wicklow's top restaurants. Situated in The Martello Hotelon Bray seafront, Tower Bistro serves top class dishes all created by head chefKarl Clarke.With a diverse set menu available 7 days a week, Tower Bistro offers a uniquedining experience with the highest quality of locally sourced produce.
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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food at a great price situated in the heart of Bray on the Seafront

This restaurant is part of the Martello Hotel on the Seafront. The hotel serves excellent bar food also. The restaurant is located upstairs and serves the bar food as well as a separate a la carte restaurant menu and also offers set 3 course meal options. Chicken Satay starter is excellent as is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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  • Large groups
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Dublin, Ireland
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is part of the Martello Hotel on the Seafront. The hotel serves excellent bar food also. The restaurant is located upstairs and serves the bar food as well as a separate a la carte restaurant menu and also offers set 3 course meal options. Chicken Satay starter is excellent as is the seafood chowder. The steaks are always... More 

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County Carlow, Ireland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Once you have visited the Martello, you will not want to go any where else, everything is under the one roof, fantastic

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Management_Bray, Marketing at Tower Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Tonymc2015, Thank you for all of your wonderful reviews. We are delighted we could help make the 70th birthday party so special and hope that you will return again for the next big birthday! Kind regards, Robyn More 

Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We stayed at the Martello hotel, and ate both evenings in the bistro overlooking the sea. Meals were well presented and good quality. The was a good choice on the menu. I would recommend the bistro to anyone.

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Management_Bray, Marketing at Tower Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Peter C, Thank you for your lovely review and recommendation. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meals in Tower Bistro so much and hope that you will return on your next visit to Bray. Kind regards, Robyn More 

Ireland
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337 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Bistro is a must for anyone who enjoys a seafood chowder. The chowder is listed as a starter on the menu, but don't be deceived it is absolutely massive & jam packed with fish. It is served with a good portion of homemade brown bread & will stuff even the hungriest diner! The steaks are really good quality &... More 

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Management_Bray, Marketing at Tower Bistro, responded to this review

Dear McLaren1Ireland, Thank you for that great review. We are so glad you enjoyed the seafood chowder so much! It is one of the dishes we get complimented on a lot. Donal will be delighted to hear your lovely comments. We hope to welcome you back again soon for another serving of it! Kind regards, Robyn More 

Bray, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Nice food and staff are nice too. There's good views from the windows of the beach. Prices aren't too bad either. Would recommend it to everyone

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Management_Bray, Marketing at Tower Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Karloseire, Thank you for your review and recommendation. It's great to hear such nice things about our food and staff. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Robyn More 

Milan, Italy
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104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Being in Bray with my family in Bray, we decided to get there for a traditional Irish dinner as advised by local people and Tripadvisor site. We have appreciated the cosy and quiet atmosphere of the restaurant on first floor. The waiters were also kind and helpful. Quality and quantity of food have been enjoyed by all of us, fish... More 

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Management_Bray, Marketing at Tower Bistro, responded to this review

Dear UNISIN72, Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your meal with us and found the staff to be so helpful. We hope you will be back again soon. Kind regards, Robyn More 

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Tower Bistro is Located at Martellos Hotel Which is a 5 to 10min walk from Esplanade Hotel,and the food was Bloody Fabulous

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Management_Bray, Marketing at Tower Bistro, responded to this review

Dear 535Paul1942, Thanks for another fantastic review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your meals with us so much and hope to welcome you back again. Kind regards, More 

Bray, Ireland
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a very good casual dining place. Food is very good, it is located overlooking sea and Bray Head. A great place for a party celebration (you need to book at weekends as it can get very busy.

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Management_Bray, Marketing at Tower Bistro, responded to this review

Dear AineN34, Thanks for that great review. We're thrilled that you enjoy our food so much and hope to welcome you back again soon for a quiet meal or party celebration! Kind regards, Robyn More 

Monaghan, Ireland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The food here is to die for! Had a 3 course meal and each 1 was amazing, the best food ive had in a long time! Soup to start was a meal in itself, so filling. I had lamb for main and it just fell off the bone, so juicy. Dessert was pavlova which again was soo nice and light.... More 

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Management_Bray, Marketing at Tower Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Aoibheann11, Thank you for that glowing review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food so much. I will pass you compliments on to the chef and all the staff. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Robyn More 

Bray, Co. Wicklow
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Congratulations to all the team at the Martello for a fantastic meal yesterday! Our waitress Aisling deserves particular mention as she was so attentive, efficient and cheerful. We booked a table in the conservatory for our son's first holy communion meal and it was really amazing. All of the eleven at our table had different meals from the set communion... More 

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Management_Bray, Marketing at Tower Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Niamh H, Thank you for your lovely review and recommendation. We are absolutely delighted that you and your guests enjoyed your meal with us and hope that we helped make it a special day for your son's communion. I will pass on your wonderful compliments to Aisling. She will be thrilled to hear them. We hope your son enjoys... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Martello Hotel | 47 Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wicklow  >  Bray
  • Phone Number: 012868000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 28
  • Cuisine: French, Irish, European, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Tower Bistro is one of Wicklow's top restaurants. Situated in The Martello Hotelon Bray seafront, Tower Bistro serves top class dishes all created by head chefKarl Clarke.With a diverse set menu available 7 days a week, Tower Bistro offers a uniquedining experience with the highest quality of locally sourced produce.

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