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Market House Restaurant

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Irish, Seafood, Healthy
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The Abbey Hotel | The Diamond Donegal Town, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1014
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Market House restaurant on the Diamond, Donegal Town, has built up an...
The Market House restaurant on the Diamond, Donegal Town, has built up an enviable reputation for quality food at affordable prices. Fronting onto the Diamond's iconic monument, the interior is spacious and traditional with a clever twist of modern decor. The Market House name originated from the old historical Market Hall which was located in the current building. The perfect place to stop and dine along the Wild Atlantic Way. The Early Bird option available from 5.00 Pm to 7.30 Pm is ideal for anyone on a budget or who simply likes to eat early. Our chef has created an excellent three course menu for only €24.95 Or two course for €20.00. The local trade is very important use local businesses for fresh produce that is sourced locally. The Sunday Carvery is very impressive three course meal for only €22.00,And it's available from 12 noon to 4.00 Pm. For those on the move or need a quick bite, the restaurant offers a Carvery Lunch from €7.00 From 12.00 Noon to 4.00 Pm, Monday to Saturday.
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  • 9
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  • 7
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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
Beautiful meal

Thank you to ann and all her staff for a lovely meal,new menu is great and the seafood chowder is just beautiful.main course ,again we choose fish and the monkfish and prawn dishes were absolutely beautiful.staff are friendly and efficient and a really welcoming restaurant to dine giving great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Declan M
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Donegal Town, Ireland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Thank you to ann and all her staff for a lovely meal,new menu is great and the seafood chowder is just beautiful.main course ,again we choose fish and the monkfish and prawn dishes were absolutely beautiful.staff are friendly and efficient and a really welcoming restaurant to dine giving great value for money and first class food.we will definitely be returning... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The menu is lovely as is the ambiance. The staff was nice, the timing gave some time to digest between courses but wasn't too long. I had the steak on the rock which was very good especially with the sweet pepper sauce. Only downfall to this item is while it's cooking on the rock it's also splattering and can land... More 

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Thanks to ann & her staff for a lovely family birthday dinner in The Market House Restaurant. Food is just lovely. Plentiful, tasty and well presented by efficient friendly staff who couldn't do enough to make the night just perfect. The "wine and dine" menu is great value with a great selection of starters and mains and a good bottle... More 

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Gorey, Ireland
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37 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Staying for four nights on a Dancing for Pleasure Week, the food was excellent each night and on our Anniversary, we decided to go a-la-carte.... WONDERFUL! The chowder was the best we've ever tasted and the main course 'Steak on the Stone' and the Scallops+Prawns were so succulent - so tender (the steak cooks itself while on the stone-amazing!). The... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Four tired walkers had an absolutely fantastic meal here a few weeks back. Egg & Noodle started a little dry and unremarkable but the ribs were great. Sirloin steaks were up there with the best. Service was top rate and they even threw in a special birthday treat for one of our party. Very obliging staff. Busy place though so... More 

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Oisin M, Guest Relations Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to leave a review of you visit to The Market House Restaurant. We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit and that everything was to your satisfaction. We hope you will return again soon. Kindest regards, The Market House Restaurant More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

my partner an I finally got back to Donegal and couldn't wait to return to this restaurant. We wondered could it be possible to be as excellent as our first visit. Well if at all possible (& not that it needed to ) but it was even BETTER. The place was packed upon arrival on a sat night but we... More 

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Oisin M, Guest Relations Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of the Market House Restaurant. I will pass on your very kind comments to all the management and staff. They will be very happy to know that you had such a great experience each time you have visited us. We look forward to welcoming you back again in July. Kindest Regards, The Market... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Our meals were outstanding! I had the chicken cordon blue that was delicious. My friends had fish which they both enjoyed. The restaurant is lovely and very comfortable. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank you for your very kind review of the Market House Restaurant. We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards, The Market House Restaurant More 

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were starving and of all the restaurants in Donegal town this seemed to have the best selection of fish and seafood. The service was friendly but there seemed to be a lack of awareness about the menu. We ordered extra sides that really aren't necessary and there was just too much food, lots would have gone straight in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Staff super friendly. Good value. Disappointed with chowder as it was full of crab sticks. Should be made illegal to have crab sticks in chowder!! Good for carvery but not a special meal

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Oisin M, Guest Relations Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Market House Restaurant. We have made note of your comments on the Chowder and will pass it on to management. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards, The Market House Restaurant More 

Ireland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My girlfriend and I dined here over the Easter weekend. The plane was bustling with activity and had a really lively atmosphere throughout. One small criticism is that the place was a little hot- perhaps partly down to the fact that the weather was so unexpectedly good! The menu was varied and well priced. We'd been advised to opt for... More 

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Oisin M, Guest Relations Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to leave a review of The Market House Restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed some of our local specialty fish dishes. They are very popular. We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. The Market House Restaurant More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Abbey Hotel | The Diamond Donegal Town, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1014

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 33
  • Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

The Market House restaurant on the Diamond, Donegal Town, has built up an enviable reputation for quality food at affordable prices. Fronting onto the Diamond's iconic monument, the interior is spacious and traditional with a clever twist of modern decor. The Market House name originated from the old historical Market Hall which was located in the current building. The perfect place to stop and dine along the Wild Atlantic Way. The Early Bird option available from 5.00 Pm to 7.30 Pm is ideal for anyone on a budget or who simply likes to eat early. Our chef has created an excellent three course menu for only €24.95 Or two course for €20.00. The local trade is very important use local businesses for fresh produce that is sourced locally. The Sunday Carvery is very impressive three course meal for only €22.00,And it's available from 12 noon to 4.00 Pm. For those on the move or need a quick bite, the restaurant offers a Carvery Lunch from €7.00 From 12.00 Noon to 4.00 Pm, Monday to Saturday.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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