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Market House Restaurant

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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 - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
birthday meal

Went to Market House restaurant on a recommendation and not disappointed. Staff very friendly and attentive. Good menu choice and very reasonably priced. Tasteful decor with large seating capacity at two levels so issues about access for less mobile. Excellent "special" cocktail as well. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
hehumphreys
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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had dinner there on Saturday evening, and I guess the staff was really busy as there was a birthday celebration, but the food took ages to come, and the staff never came to apologize or to ask whether we would like something to help us wait. The food was not really special and rather overpriced: we had salmon, cod... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went to Market House restaurant on a recommendation and not disappointed. Staff very friendly and attentive. Good menu choice and very reasonably priced. Tasteful decor with large seating capacity at two levels so issues about access for less mobile. Excellent "special" cocktail as well. Very pleasant evening and would definitely return. Other diners very impressed as well.

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CathDoyle, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Hehumphreys, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your experience at the Market House Restaurant, we do appreciate it. Ann and the Team are delighted you enjoyed your birthday meal (Happy Belated Birthday). We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Many Thanks, Jessica More 

Enniskillen, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Did not have a reservation but very helpful and friendly staff did not turn us away. The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere. The food and service were excellent. I will certainly return.

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CathDoyle, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mandy, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your experience at the Market House Restaurant, we do appreciate it. Ann and the Team are delighted you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Many Thanks, Jessica More 

Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Just arrived around 2;00 and looking for lunch that wasn't pub food. Stepped inside to a great aroma and saw the buffet. Had "thanksgiving" style meal with turkey and stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce and vegetables. Husband had beef tops and son had ham. All good and filling. Something different from what we have been eating as we dine through Ireland!

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CathDoyle, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear TXmom2001 Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review we appreciate it. We are delighted you enjoyed your food and the atmosphere of the Restaurant. Hopefully if you ever visit Donegal we can welcome you back. Take care, Catherine. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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112 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This restaurant had a nice atmosphere with music playing in the background. My wife had potato soup as a starter which was very nice, I went for the duck as a starter and it was dry and stringy and the salad was bland. My wife had beef stirfry which was dry and overcooked, I had the salmon which was very... More 

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CathDoyle, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear NeilF Thank you for taking the time to write this review we really do appreciate your comments. We are sorry to read you were disappointed with your food as we take great pride in our Restaurant, I have passed your comments on the Chef and Restaurant Manager who will appreciate your constructive comments which will enable us to continuously... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had the seafood chowder - it was outstanding! The staff there were so friendly and accommodating! They let us pick out exactly what we wanted on our sandwiches and were very patient with us as we decided. My husband chose the turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sandwich and he also was very pleased . I would eat there when in... More 

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CathDoyle, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear KellyS Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review we really do appreciate it. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back next time you are in Donegal. Take Care, Catherine. More 

Derry
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I hadn't had much for breakfast so called into the Abbey Hotel looking for a bite to eat. We noticed the carvery was being served in the Market House Restaurant so decided on it. My husband opted for the roast beef and I had the turkey and ham dinner. Both of us had all the vegetables going! We thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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CathDoyle, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear LivecoachontheMove Thank you so much for taking the time to write your very kind review we really do appreciate. We take great pride with our very popular Carvery and delighted you enjoyed it. Hope to see you back here again in the future. Take care, Catherine. More 

Southold, New York
Level Contributor
52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Steak on the Rock gets a great rating !!! A great idea and well served as was our salmon starter. However, after that not so great. It was a Sunday evening and the staff seemed more interested in cleaning up while we were eating and going home. Also the choice of desserts at 19:30 could at best be called weak... More 

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CathDoyle, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear TK1410 Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review regarding your starter and Steak on the Stone, we are very happy to see you enjoyed this. Please accept our apologies for your disappointment regarding the Dessert and Service and thank you for your constructive criticism that enables to strive to keep the standards that Guests would... More 

Donegal Town, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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CathDoyle, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear D and J Thank you so much for taking the time to write a wonderful review we do appreciate it. Ann and the Team are delighted you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Take care, Catherine. More 

Erie, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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CathDoyle, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Alicia Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review, we really do appreciate it. We are delighted to read you enjoyed your experience with us and sincerely apologise for the error with the Allergy issue, we do take this very seriously and have organised re-training of our Team to ensure that this does not happen again.... More 

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Additional Information about Market House Restaurant

Address: The Abbey Hotel | The Diamond Donegal Town, Donegal Town, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 74 972 1014
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 33
Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, Healthy

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?