We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Market House Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
The Abbey Hotel | The Diamond Donegal Town, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1014
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 143: English reviews
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended to eat in this place. We were greeted warmly by the staff and despite not having booked, we were offered a table. The menu had little choice for vegetarians ,therefore the meal of choice was hake and chips. Given the delightful surroundings and the linen napkins etc the fish was delicious but the frozen chips were a... More 

Thank madmanxcow
Level Contributor
110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were looking for a relaxing place to have a meal and we certainly found it. The girl on the reception was very friendly and escorted us to a window table overlooking the Diamond. The menu was varied and we decided to have two starters each rather than main courses. My husband had the best half rack of ribs that's... More 

Thank Amy M
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly service in a smart room. The menu is varied and the food of good quality. I had chicken skewers with a chilli sauce and my partner had lamb shank, both delicious.

Thank Jacqueline S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have to give 5 stars...! We enjoyed a fabulous meal lastnight, there was ten of us in total and everyone said the same.. The steak on the stone is class.. ann and the staff looked after everyone so well, service was great n lots to choose from..There is Definately something for everyone.. lovely atmosphere.. we will Definately be back!! 😊😊😊

Thank sonyamcm
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an eye on the place the day before but wanted to wait to my birthday to make it special:-) and it was!! We were sitted at the wrong table at first, as there was a booking and the waitress didn't realise. However we were moved to another one soon by a manager, who was very apologetic. The meal... More 

1 Thank GosiaFranek
Level Contributor
40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of restaurants to choose from in Donegal Town but this is still my first choice. Can't remember ever being disappointed with a meal/service etc here. Shown to a lovely table by Anne who advised of the speciality gins that where available. I'm not a gin drinker but on her recommendation I agreed and Three gins later I'm now a... More 

Thank MrsCBell
Donegal Town, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a brilliant meal! Staff were excellent, fast friendly service which was efficient and spot in. Enjoyed the whole meal - scallops to start recommended too! Great relaxed atmosphere.

Thank mandydegan
Donegal Town, Ireland
Level Contributor
52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite being a very busy hotel on festival weekend, we were welcomed by the hostess with the mostess (young lady with glasses & blond hair) and invited to a lovely cozy table. The menu choice was so good & reasonable that it was difficult to make a selection as everything was so good. We had a great aperitif of bread.... More 

Thank cubanredstar
Norwood, Missouri
Level Contributor
180 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading such great reviews I had high expectations. Unfortunately they weren't all met. Waitress was just plain slow. Never refilled or offered to refill our water bottle. My husband wasn't thrilled to get mostly fried seafood on his mixed platter. My cod was excellent but side salad was a big disappointment with only olive oil and basic no flavor... More 

Thank Susie G
East Midlands
Level Contributor
209 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We dropped in this restaurant without booking on a random Sunday evening whilst passing through Donegal. We were so glad we did. The layout is great with nice ambience and lighting. Staff great, food superb and prices very competitive. Really enjoyed our dining experience and would confidently recommend this restaurant to others

Thank Stuggy123

Travelers who viewed Market House Restaurant also viewed

Donegal Town, County Donegal
Donegal Town, County Donegal
Donegal Town, County Donegal
Donegal Town, County Donegal

Been to Market House Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $33
Irish, European, Seafood, British, Healthy, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Abbey Hotel | The Diamond Donegal Town, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1014
The Market House restaurant on the Diamond, Donegal Town, has built up an enviable reputation for quality food at affordable prices. Fronting onto the Diamond's iconic monument, the interior is spacious and traditional with a clever twist of modern decor. The Market House name originated from the old historical Market Hall which was located in the current building. The perfect place to stop and dine along the Wild Atlantic Way.
The Early Bird option available from 5.00 Pm to 7.30 Pm is ideal for anyone on a budget or who simply likes to eat early. Our chef has created an excellent three course menu for only €24.95 Or two course for €20.00. The local trade is very important use local businesses for fresh produce that is sourced locally.
The Sunday Carvery is very impressive three course meal for only €22.00,And it's available from 12 noon to 4.00 Pm.
For those on the move or need a quick bite, the restaurant offers a Carvery Lunch from €7.00 From 12.00 Noon to 4.00 Pm, Monday to Saturday.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Market House Restaurant and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Market House Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?