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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: Breakfast/Brunch, 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 9.00 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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Comical service, fabulous food!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
CiaranMcP
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Ireland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Ireland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is where we had to go for breakfast each morning. Breakfast was buffet style and there was a good selection of cereals. Alternatively, you could have a full English if you prefer and there was as much toast as you wanted.

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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 are glad you enjoyed you visit and hope you will return soon and try some our evening specialty dining experiences. Looking forward to welcoming you again, Kindest Regards, The Market House Restaurant More 

Glenties, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

What can I say about this lovely restaurant fabulous comes to mind so does mouth-watering & great value this little gem of a place has the best food & service I've had in a long time the staff are attentive fast & friendly & all under the watchful eye of the lovely Anne Boyle the restaurant manager there is a... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review and recommendation from your visit to The Market House Restaurant .We are very happy that you had such an nice experience and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kindest Regards, The Market House Restaurant More 

Ballymena
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Was in Donegal Town looking for somewhere to eat when I spotted Market House Restaurant right in the middle of the town and I am so glad I did. We got parked easily outside and went in to be greeted by lovely staff. We were shown to a lovely table at the window with white tablecloth very crisp and fresh.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of The Market House Restaurant. We are very happy that your party enjoyed their visit with us. We hope that you will return again soon and try some of our other delicious dishes. Kindest Regards, The Market House Restaurant More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Visited for lunch on a cold February Monday & am very glad we did. We each had a different meal(3 of us) from carvery selection & there were no complaints at our table! I had the homemade steak burger lyonnaise with a beautifully cooked veg combo- onions, courgettes, carrots, baby corn & peppers. Also opted for fluffy, roasted potatoes (creamy... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments on our Carvery Lunch. We are very happy that you and your group enjoyed the range of food on offer and that everything was to your satisfaction. We look forward to you returning to sample the evening menu. You shall not be disappointed. Kindest Regards, The Market House Restaurant. More 

Donegal Town, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I've just had one of the best steaks ever, The Steak on the Stone at The Market House @ The Abbey Hotel is well worth travelling to Donegal Town for. I've had this dish in many different countries but have to say this was definitely THE BEST! It is presented so well on a specially designed board with three sauces,... 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 comment on The Market House Restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that the Steak on the Stone experience was to your satisfaction. The management and staff look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kindest Regards, The Market House Restaurant. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Have just finished dinner in the Market house restaurant. It was my first experience of having Steak on the stone and it certainly will not be my last. Beautiful restaurant,welcoming friendly atmosphere and delicious food. We will be back.

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

Thank you for your kind comments. We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit to the Market House restaurant and the Steak on the Stone experience and look forward to welcoming you back again. Kindest Regards, The Market House Restaurant. More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

My partner and i were staying in donegal town last fri & Sat night.When out on the fri night we overheard a conversation about how fabulous a meal was that they had in the market house restaurant , they spoke so highly of this place that we decided we would go the next night. All i can say simply is... More 

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

Thank you so much for your very kind comments about The Market House Restaurant. We are delighted that you and your husband enjoyed your visit and our new Steak on the Stone experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, Kindest Regards, The Market House Restaurant More 

Donegal Town, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

So we decided to grab a bite tonight and went to the Market House Restaurant.in the Abbey Hotel. I'd heard about this new Steak on the Stone idea they'd brought in a few weeks ago and was keen to see what all the hooha was about. "We didn't know how it would go " Anne O Boyle told us "But... 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 - 32
  • Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions

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 9.00 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?