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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 275
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    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
Superb food

Wandering around Kenmare looking for somewhere to eat and came upon the Lime Tree. Food is superb for starters had the smoke salmon and hake for the main course. Food is second to none, staff are very friendly and helpful with wine selection. Cannot fault the service no rush to finish your the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Robert G
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Wandering around Kenmare looking for somewhere to eat and came upon the Lime Tree. Food is superb for starters had the smoke salmon and hake for the main course. Food is second to none, staff are very friendly and helpful with wine selection. Cannot fault the service no rush to finish your the first course, main course presented in a... More 

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Middleton, Tennessee, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Love love love!!!! Our 3rd time here. Never a let down! Everything is just beautifully presented and taste that is world-class!

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Katy, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great small restaurant that accommodated 8 of us! Food was may favorite on our 2 week trip in Ireland. Great variety on the menu with fresh inventive dishes. Very close to our Park Hotel. Must eat here.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a really pleasant place in one of the loveliest towns I have ever been to. Food was good and service fairly efficient (it was packed).

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Limerick, Ireland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Enjoyed the atmosphere in this quaint old building .The setting for the building is excellent as is the interior. Good selection of food but it is expensive with some specials costing more.It is based on a minimum two course selection . Vegetable selection let down the main course more like the old tired badly cooked Irish vegetables from years ago.... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had our best meal in Kenmare at this lovely restaurant on Shelbourne. Set back from the street, you feel on entering that you are in for a good dining experience. Food and service are excellent, no loud music, very romantic and a good value even though it is probably a bit more than other restaurants in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our first night in Kenmare, we dined at The Lime Tree and weren't disappointed. The ambiance was quaint and beautiful, the service was incredible and the food was fantastic. We were all thrilled and walked away wanting to come back again. Thank you to the staff and to Chef Mike, who came out to the table and chatted with us!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had an absolutely lovely evening at the Lime Tree. The restaurant came highly recommended to us by a friend familiar with this lovely part of Ireland, and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere is special in this two story 19th century schoolhouse which had a very warm and cozy feeling. It seemed that every table was full. The entire... More 

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Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had a wonderful evening in Lime Tree. Service was excellent from the moment we arrived. Staff very attentive and professional. Food was super both starter and main course. We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Went with my partner for dinner last Sunday and it was amazing . I had the lobster which was excellent. My wife had the fillet steak and it was cooked to perfection. Service was excellent and very attentive waitress. Wine was great and so was the desert

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Additional Information about The Lime Tree

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

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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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?