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Market House Restaurant

| The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1014
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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12:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Irish, Seafood, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
| The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

For meat eaters, the house special, steak on a stone is a real treat. A sizzling 8 oz fillet, arrives on a stone heated to 360 degrees and you then cook to your liking. The restaurant is part of the Abbey Hotel, in the centre...More

Thank laurence_kevin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I treated ourselves to a very nuce dinner out at the Market House Restaurant on May 13th. Service was excellent as was the special, "Out of the Deep Blue". Staff were extremely accomodating and efficient. Will definitely be going again and will...More

2  Thank robintweed1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked in as a party of 1 for dinner Sunday night. There were plenty of people in the restaurant but no wait. Dark haired waitress lady was not friendly and the whole process of ordering and actually getting my food took an eternity. The...More

1  Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic meal, unbelievably swift & excellent service provided by our waitress- Augusta. Efficient, friendly - always smiling and should be given a pay rise as she upsells without making you feel like your being ripped off. Standard of the food was absolutely excellent and would...More

1  Thank Michael D
Elaine M, Director of Sales at Market House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Michael Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your dining experience in the Market House Restaurant I am delighted you enjoyed our excellent service and we will indeed pass on your comments to Augusta, she is a wonderful member of the team...More

Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here with another couple for Mothers day. I had the Greencastle Scallops and we shared a special which was called "out of the deep blue". The dish included excellently prepared seafood. I can see some of the concerns with service even though we...More

Thank cgrsmkn
Elaine M, Director of Sales at Market House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear cgrsmkn Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience with us. We always appreciate feedback and strive for utmost customer service excellence therefore your feedback aids us to improve going forward. We have wonderful seafood here in Donegal and an excellent...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Visited mid week evening with my partner. Female waitress was pleasant and courteous seating us and taking our drink order. Male waiter then came to take our food order and seemed disinterested. Seemed to want to get away and was literally walking away as I...More

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Elaine M, Director of Sales at Market House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2018

Thank you for reviewing your recent experience dining. I can only apologise for your experience as this is not our usual standard and to be honest i am quite surprised in regards to your comments about service as we receive feedback in a number of...More

Reviewed April 29, 2018

I went to this restaurant on a Sunday afternoon. It was a buffet/cavery style lunch. I was shown a table and told to 'help myself' then was left alone. No one ever came to ask me if I wanted a drink, coffee, tea or what...More

1  Thank karenmV1116EA
Elaine M, Director of Sales at Market House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2018

Dear Karen I have received your review and have since taken time to invesigate with the team who were working during Sunday Lunch. We offer the option of 2 course lunch as this quite often is more popular than 3 courses for guests dining. Generally...More

Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stay locally for the night and decided to try MHR for a meal. We were pleasantly surprised with the hospitality and the standard of service. The food was great too. We had sea bass on a bed of champ. My wife...More

Thank Joseph S
Elaine M, Director of Sales at Market House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2018

Dear Jose[h S Thank you for your recent review of the Market House Restaurant We always appreciate feedback and I am delighted to read about your experience. The Sea bass is fabulous! Looking forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards Elaine McInaw

Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Ate here whilst on holiday last year at it was very good, couldn’t wait to try for Sunday lunch - disappointing was very average this time. The starters were probably the best, turkey was good but the rest was very well just average. The desserts...More

1  Thank PG626
Elaine M, Director of Sales at Market House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Dear PG626 Thank you for taking the time to review your experience Our Sunday Lunch is very highly regarded and a long standing favourite so i am very sorry for your experience but this is not our usual standard. All of our desserts are home-made...More

Reviewed April 8, 2018

This place is a gem, I cannot believe I haven't been before. I took two relatives for lunch on a visit this week and was bowled over by the warm welcome and the comfort and style of the place. The food is excellent with a...More

1  Thank Carrie J
Elaine M, Director of Sales at Market House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2018

Dear Carrie J Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your recent lunch experience. We do pride outselves on our warm Donegal Welcome and i am delighted you enjoyed the variety of choices we offer. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon Kind...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1014
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  • This restaurant is at The Abbey Hotel
The Market House restaurant on the Diamond, Donegal Town, has built up an enviable reputation for quality food at affordable prices. Capitalising on its views overlooking the Diamond’s Iconic Monument, the restaurants interior setting is spacious and traditional with a clever twist of modern décor. 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. Our guests can dine in our newly refurbished, award winning Market House Steak & Seafood Restaurant where they are treated to a range of high quality menus served with creativity and flair to suit everyone’s needs. Our whole ethos is fresh local produce complimented with a fantastic Wine & Gin Bar Menu All dishes are prepared with the freshest of locally sourced produce and meats. Our speciality seafood comes 'straight off the boat' from the popular fishing village of Killybegs on the Wild Atlantic Way. For guest looking to avail of an early bite, the Market Value Menus is ideal, available from 6.00 pm to 7.00pm daily. Our award winning chef creates an excellent three course menu daily from local sourced fresh produce at a fantastic value. For a more fine dining experience why not try our A La Carte Menu? With so many top quality dishes to choose from, to cater to every taste, you really are spoiled for choice with our this extensive menu. Available daily, the A La Carte menu is most favourable by locals and visitors alike. Our famous Steak on the Stone is a meal experience like no other, consisting of a 100% Irish 8 oz Prime Fillet Steak cooked to your own liking, served with a trio of sauces and a side order of our highly desired twice cooked homemade chips and onion rings. For special occasions, parties or get togethers for groups of 12 or more we offer two set menus - The Deluxe Menu and The Superior Menu. The Food Hall at The Market House is an exciting new dining concept for Lunchtime in Donegal Town incorporating Gourmet Salads from our Healthy Garden, Artisan Breads , Daily Specials, Homemade Soups, Sandwiches, Wraps and Baps and Freda’s Homemade Bakes. Breakfast served from 9am - 11am Daily Specials served from 12 noon - 3pm Light Snacks served from 3pm - 4pm
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