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The Lime Tree

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Shelburne Street, Kenmare KY, Ireland
646641225
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6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 311
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
ALL I CAN SAY IS AMAZING!!!

This restaurant has a wonderful menu and a really great atmosphere. The waitstaff was very nice and helpful. The seafood chowder is too good to forget.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Katy S
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Columbus, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a wonderful menu and a really great atmosphere. The waitstaff was very nice and helpful. The seafood chowder is too good to forget.

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Palatine
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Back to visit out favourite restaurant in Kenmare on our last visit to Kerry for the summer and we were not disappointed. This time there was a larger group of us (as normally only four) and it was a fab send off to Summer. As always the food was amazing and we were only tasting each other's dishes when allowed... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The food is excellent here. The place has lots of character. We had the kindest waitress that filled us in on local lore. We learned about Gaelic Football. Quiet, romantic place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Food was excellent. Being from New England I was astounded that they had real atlantic lobster - not that fake crayfish thing they have everywhere else. I was blown away that the lobster was fresh and sweet. The salmon was also superb. And the crab claws are a must. But today I saw a fisherman tear off both claws and... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a wonderful restaurant ! The staff seem to be enjoying themselves as much as the customers which I always think speaks volumes about a place. Fantastic scallops as a starter and the freshest lobster I have ever tasted for main. Chef came out for a chat after dinner with all the guests which was also a nice touch... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Just finishing the long drive around the ring of kerry, we stopped in Kenmare for a well-deserved dinner before our long evening drive back to our b&b. Despite being empty at the beginning of dinner service at the Mews, we were turned away rudely. On a walk back to the car (resigned to the probability of a gas station dinner),... More 

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Daufuskie Island, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Changed owners earlier this year and a far cry from what it used to be. Food at best average and overpriced. Only offer fixed price 2 and 3 course meals which is not clear from brochure at our hotel or website which implied that offered ala carte. Wine list offer carafe but actually received only half carafe. Amazing what a... More 

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bristol
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We ate as a family at the well reviewed restaurant. It had a great setting and menu looked, but when our food arrived, it was bland, tasteless and overcooked. Very disappointed as the bill was over 220euros.

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Naas
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were part of a group if 12 of mixed ages from 8 to 70+ (sorry mum!). We opted for the 2 course option, so between us we had most items on the menu including from the starters, the prawns, the chicken wings, the squash soup, the black pudding And the fish cakes. From the main course selection we have... More 

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London, England
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A few steps from the Park Hotel, this busy restaurant provides good meals made from excellent ingredients. The wine list needs attention, but you should be able to find something to go with the lovely food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shelburne Street, Kenmare KY, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: 646641225

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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