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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 - 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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Early Bird Menu

Excellent staff. Early Bird menu gives good value for money 20 euro for two course - starter/main course or main course / dessert. Good choice on all menus and good helpings. Even better value if you are resident in the Abbey Hotel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
James D
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County Armagh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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County Armagh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent staff. Early Bird menu gives good value for money 20 euro for two course - starter/main course or main course / dessert. Good choice on all menus and good helpings. Even better value if you are resident in the Abbey Hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Myself and my wife had a thoroughly enjoyable meal at The Market House Restaurant recently. The food was delicious and the service exceptional. Best steak ever! We were celebrating my birthday and to my surprise and delight Diane and the girls served desert to a beautiful Happy Birthday chorus. The service and attention to detail were second to none. Nothing... More 

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Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear TOJW, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review, we really appreciate your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal at the Market House Restaurant and we hope that you had a lovely birthday, it was our pleasure to sing Happy Birthday to you on this special occasion. Thank you for your... More 

Warrenton, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Excellent breakfast, lunch and super selections served by friendly and civil people who enjoy conversation. White tablecloths universal for supper.

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Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ramond, Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us and thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff, I will pass your comments onto Ann and the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kindest Regards, Jessica More 

Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We popped in the market house restaurant recently it was for Sunday lunch. The host said it would be over an hour for a table so we waited in the bar.Less than fifteen later we were seated, they have a 3 course lunch special for €22.The starters and deserts are a buffet style spread, they consisted of soup, salads, several... More 

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Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Dubfish69 Thank you for taking your time to write your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and your experience here we take pride in our Service and Food and the team will be happy to read your comments. Looking forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future. Take care, Catherine. More 

Angus, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The staff were not very attentive and we had to ask for items such as a steak knife for a meat entre. We could hear them chatting behind us us about tomorrow's shift and who they were working with. My pizza had good toppings but the crust was dry and store bought. It arrived uncut and on a sloped dinner... More 

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Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear KateAndyB Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate your constructive comments, I have spoken with our Restaurant Manager and we are going to organise some training with our Team as this is not the standard of service we aspire too. We hope that this experience does not deter you from visiting us again in... More 

Toronto, Canada
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164 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Convenient location and efficient staff (though not overly friendly or welcoming). Food wasn't very flavourful or creative. Would not recommend for a repeat visit.

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Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear WeddingGirlDotCa Thank you for taking the time to write your review. You are very kind to mention our Staff and location which we appreciate. We are sorry to read your comments about our Food, we take pride in our Food and appreciate your constructive comments and will certainly pass your comments to our Chef. Take care, Catherine. More 

Lifford
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My daughter was treating me to lunch in this restaurant to day and I am sorry to say we were sadly disappointed. We had the chicken Ceaser salad salad, The plate was mainly filled with lettuce with a little chicken on top, not even a bit of tomato or anything to garnish it with., a miserable portion.

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Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear jeannie27lifford Thank you for taking the time to write your review and sorry to hear we did you exceed your expectations. I will pass your comments to our Chef and hope that this experience does not deter you for visiting us again in the future. Take care, Catherine. More 

Clonakilty, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

While on a roadtrip around the country, I dropped in here one night with my friend. We had been driving all day, having set out from Galway city that morning, and couldn't wait to get some food. We were not disappointed. To start, I had the ribs, which come in a delicious marinate and a ridiculously large portion (this would... More 

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Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mathuna86 Thank you for taking the time to write your Review on your experience at the Markethouse Restaurant. We are delighted you enjoyed your food/service and visit here with us and that you sampled plenty of items on our Menus as well as the Craft Beers. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back sometime in the future.... More 

Belfast
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visited with family and the menu looked great. The food when it arrived was as good as it looked in the menu.

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

Dear Windy, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we appreciate it. Ann and the team are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Kindest Regards, The Abbey Hotel Team More 

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was a gem - a high quality restaurant in Donegal. The meal was 1st class and the service was very friendly. The house speciality was a crab and prawn linguine and this was superb. The rest of the meal was also excellent.

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

Dear Suellen, Thank you kindly for taking the time to write your review, we appreciate your lovely comments. Ann and the team are delighted that you enjoyed your meal, in particular our crab and prawn linguine speciality. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kindest Regards, The Abbey Hotel Team 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 6 - 34
  • 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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