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“Won't be back!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree
39 Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, Ireland
+353(0)74 9125788
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Ranked #3 of 75 Restaurants in Letterkenny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Lemon tree is a Letterkenny owned family run restaurant opened in 1999. The three brothers in the kitchen have a unique style with a mixture of traditional Irish and French classic, influenced by country house cooking which was collected by their many years experience all over Irleand. All meats are Irish sourced and fresh fish is a special feature. Everthing is made freshly on site including all breads, pastries, pastas and desserts. The Wine list is ever growing and includes something for all tastes. The restaurant offers a Early bird menu 7 days available from 5 - 7 pm and a full A la carte menu from 5 - 10 PM. Lunch is available from 1 - 2:30 PM on Sunday
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Won't be back!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

The restaurant was packed with 2 large party's. We felt like sardines in a noisy tin!! The service wasn't great as the bigger parties took priority. The food is tasty but over-rated and over-priced. It wasn't a pleasant evening and quite simply we didn't enjoy this restaurant.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Shankill, Ireland
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Expensive, and staff under pressure”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We went for a meal here last Wednesday night. There were two girls serving. They were pleasant. However, as the restaurant got fuller, they appeared to be under more and more pressure. I saw a couple who sat down and got up and left a few minutess later because they were not being asked for their orders. The food was nice enough. I had a steak, which was tasty. My wife had a chicken dish which she said tasted very bland. We didn't have starters. We had a look at the dessert menus but they were pricey - €6.95 each, so we didn't bother. On the whole I wasn't overwhelmed by The Lemon Tree

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Wicklow, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“The best thing about Letterkenny!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

A group of 12 of us had dinner here on Friday night. Staff were so friendly and efficient (even though we were really late!!) Food was absolutely delicious, there was not one person at the table who had even the slightest complaint. Wine was fab. I honestly cannot recommend this place enough. Oh and it was very very reasonably priced.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Best food ever tasted”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

I had the pleasure of eating here with some friends and i can honestly say the food was the nicest I have ever tasted .We all chose different things from the menu and everyone of us really enjoyed it.Fantastis and definetly the best thing about our trip to Letterkenny!!

Visited June 2012
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Donegal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fabulous!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Highly highly recommend!! Wonderful food and wine!! Really excellent!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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