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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    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
It's a TEN from Len

This restaurant has become one of the top spots in South Donegal, and that is saying something. Fantastic welcome and service which is equalled by the choice and standard of the menu. Every possible taste is catered for. We chose the Mississippi Prawns and the Duck. Perfect. Can't wait to get back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bernard O
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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Donegal Town, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has become one of the top spots in South Donegal, and that is saying something. Fantastic welcome and service which is equalled by the choice and standard of the menu. Every possible taste is catered for. We chose the Mississippi Prawns and the Duck. Perfect. Can't wait to get back.

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

Dear Bernard O, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your comments, we really appreciate your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you really enjoyed your meal with us at the Market House Restaurant. Thank you for your very kind comments in relation to our food and service, I will pass on your comments to Ann... More 

Cork
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recent visit I opted for "Steak on the Stone" which was my 2nd time having this in 2015 and really enjoyed it along with a very reasonable bottle of wine

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

Dear Jaguar Cork, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your comments, we really do appreciate it. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. The Steak on the Stone is a very popular dish among all our guests at the Market House Restaurant so we are delighted to hear that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fab meal in the Market House Restaurant. Highly recommend a visit. Super menu. Loved the seafood platter, speciality gins and great wine list.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review, we really do appreciate your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening meal at the Market House Restaurant. The seafood platter is a very popular dish among all our guests, we are very happy that you enjoyed this. Thank you for your kind... More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had invited family out for a meal and we finally decided to try here for a change. When we arrived we wer promptly seated at our table. We decided to go for different starter so we could share. And I must say that we all wer impressed with them all. From crab claws to sizzling prawns... More 

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

Dear Hegartys T, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your meal with us at the Market House Restaurant. Thank you for your kind comments in relation our food and service, we will pass on your lovely comments to Ann and the team who will... More 

New York, NY
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Everyone in our party greatly enjoyed theirdinner. Food was delicious, service great, pretty club-like decor. Will definitely return.

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Thank Retro50
Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Retro50, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review, we really do appreciate your lovely comments. We are delighted that you and your party enjoyed your meal with us. Ann and the team will be delighted to receive your very kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for a wonderful evening.... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Had great meal, Steak on the stone just perfect Sweets to good.Lovely Staff.Highly recommended.***** The people from Kesh.

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

Dear Eric W, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your lovely reviews, we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us. The Steak on the Stone is one of our signature dishes at the Market House Restaurant and is very popular among all our guests, we are glad that you enjoyed... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We had are Christmas party here this year. We usually go somewhere different every year. But we all agreed we are going back next year. Every thing was great from the service to the lay out of the tables the staff etc. The food was lovely everybody enjoyed there dinner and we were a party of 30 people. Highly recommend... More 

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Thank jasonh1892
Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jasonh1892, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your lovely review, we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you are your group enjoyed your meal at the Market House Restaurant. Thank you for your kind words in relation to our staff and the service you received. I will pass your kind words to Ann and... More 

Glenties, Ireland
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Having not eaten in The Abbey Hotel for many many years (after living away from Donegal for approx. 20 years), I was really surprised at the quality of the food in the restaurant. It way exceeded my outdated expectations! We had the scallops for starters and I have been craving them ever since! The mains were delicious and the desert... More 

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

Dear TcDonegal, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your kind review, we really appreciate it. We are delighted to welcome you back to Donegal and to the Market House Restaurant. We are very happy to hear that you really enjoyed your meal and that it exceeded your expectations. Ann and the team will be delighted to... More 

Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

I had the most fantastic meal ever and I would eat out 3 times per week.Try the steak on a stone...........awesome.....service was out of this world.I would highly recommend this great restaurant.No need to look further.The best of the best I would say😜

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

Dear IrelandMatt, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your kind comments, we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us, the steak on the stone is one of our signature dishes and is very popular among all our guests so we are glad you enjoyed your experience of tasting it. Thank... More 

Ireland
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93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We had dinner here recently - there was a special on of one course for €13 or two courses for €15 approx. There was three choices and the food was nicely presented and tasted nice. Waitress was friendly. There was also another menu available. Good basic food with no frills.

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Thank Feemar5
Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Feemar5, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening meal with us. Our Early Bird menu is very popular among all our guests as it provides a lovely varied meal and is ideal for anyone who likes an early bite. Thank you for your kind... 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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children

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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