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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 253
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    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
Great Food

The Lime Tree is a fantastic restaurant. Only open for dinner, but so worth the wait. The service is impeccable and the atmosphere soothing and quiet.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
329iloveireland
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Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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332 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dublin Ireland
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Lime Tree is a fantastic restaurant. Only open for dinner, but so worth the wait. The service is impeccable and the atmosphere soothing and quiet.

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Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were travelling around the ring of Kerry and stopped off for one night in Kenmare we had heard how good The Lime Tree is and had to try it. It was worth it the ambience and history of the building is wonderful and the food is out of this world. The staff were lovely and helpful. We both had... More 

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Lovely romantic premises, great food and fine service. well worth a visit if you would like to dress up and have great foof

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cork
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Called in on spec on a Friday night and nice table available for two of us . Service quiet and efficient. Had 2 main courses and shared dessert with bottle of wine which was very tasty but I did feel was a tad overpriced for what we had. Did enjoy the food though and would call again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I booked this restuarant after seeing all the great reviews here. I booked for Saturday night on a special weekend away with my husband. When we arrived the restaurant was really busy and we were seated in the middle of the floor, very close to other tables upstairs. There were very long delays between our drinks and food orders been... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

While some of the big names of Kenmare may choose to shut down over winter, the town is still exceptionally well represented by some other gems. When I called the Lime Tree to book they apologised, both sittings were full, however they would call back if they had a cancellation, they did. That is a good start. The seating is... More 

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Victor, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Pretty restaurant in an old school house with interesting history. Food was very good, good choices for wine. I had the Thai Fishy Cakes and they were delicious. My brother-in-law loved his sticky chicken wings and ate all of his and his niece's left overs too! My entry was the Supreme of Irish Chicken and it was very flavorful.

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Newbridge, Ireland
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

What an experience. This is a real treat. Fabulous food served in a beautiful 19th century building. Very attentive staff with a wonderful buzz around the dining room. Terrific selection of expertly prepared and presented food. Will definitely return !

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Cork
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Recently a party of 8 travelled from Sheeps head for a social evening. The entire evening was fantastic. Service was without doubt professional friendly and prompt. What a great atmostspere, comfortable surroundings Food arrived on hot plates loads of extras and mouth watering desserts.... I want to go back next weekend Thanks to all for a wonderful evening

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?