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The Lime Tree

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

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Visitor rating
  • 257
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    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
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Second time visiting this restaurant and was looking forward to celebrating my husbands birthday there. The restaurant is stunning visually, inside and out, the food is extremely tasty and the choice of dishes varied, catering for all tastes. But there is no atmosphere and the staff, although... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Dublin
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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341 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Assumed given all the great trip adviser reviews this place would be great. However, it was just blah. The service getting taking our order and getting our food was quick, but waited a long time to get the bill. We're charged for a two course meal but didn't get the appetizer. When asked why were charged for something we didn't... More 

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Galway
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visited the Lime Tree on the Friday night during our recent weekend trip to Kenmare. Food was ok, but I hate the fact that there were items on the Menu that you had to pay extra for. Food in general was ok, nothing fantastic. Need more imagination regarding the veg. Chips in a restaurant should not be frozen, how... More 

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Dublin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Second time visiting this restaurant and was looking forward to celebrating my husbands birthday there. The restaurant is stunning visually, inside and out, the food is extremely tasty and the choice of dishes varied, catering for all tastes. But there is no atmosphere and the staff, although polite, are distant. Really love this restaurant but was a little disappointed this... More 

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Victor, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Great little place with lots of history. Food was excellent as was the service. My brother in law loved the chicken wings.

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Lake Quivira, KS
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

A group of 10 enjoyed a very nice dinner. They have a diverse menu, and wine selection. Lamb chops were great!

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Kildare, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Brilliant food and super place. Beautiful location beside Park Hotel. Small but fab menu with locally sourced fresh food. Well done to the chef.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

This is a little gem came here the other evening and was just fab from delish starters to fantastic desserts, we couldn't fault anything, wow, it really is situated in a lovely area of Kenmare too and just a very short walk from the park hotel!! We'll be looking forward to coming here if in Kenmare again!!!!!

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Ireland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My wife and I were accommodated here on a busy Saturday night and my thanks to the owners for this. The food was brilliant as usual and the service up to really high standards. The big let down for me was a continuous stream of smokers out into the porch of the Resteraunt to smoke! While the opening and closing... More 

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Highlandville, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Were seated by the fire. Slower night so not as many guests. We had wild mushroom soup and the scallops for an appetizer. Entrees included sea bass and lamb duo. Everything was very very good. Only down side was that it was a little pricey for its competition. Overall would highly recommend it. Would recommend reservations if high season or... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is allegedly the best restaurant in Kenmare and as we only stayed in the town one night on our West Cork-Kerry trip I have no way of knowing. What i do know is that on a recent Sunday night visit it was less than impressive. The sticky chicken wings were sticky all right but flavourless. Two of us had... More 

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?