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The Lime Tree Restaurant

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Shelburne Street, Kenmare V93 YD93, Ireland
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Found this place by chance.Great food,lovely old restaurant with great atmosphere.We mixed the dishes to share which gave a really good flavour of what was on offer.Friendly staff

Thank T0ny1952
everett, wa
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this restaurant because of a review in Rick Steves book on Ireland. I would not have guessed by the name, but this restaurant is elegant and the meal was an event. We took a chance on a Tuesday night - no reservation - the place was packed and for good reason! If you are in Kenmare, you must... More 

Thank tobyzeigler
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the best crab and scallops ever t this place. It is very comfortable and cozy and service is excellent. It's pricey so plan to spend at least $100 for the meal.

Thank coloradotravel000
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to the Lime Tree twice, and it remains my favourite restaurant in Ireland. The olive tapenade on arrival alone is heavenly. Seafood exceptional. Staff helpful. Intimate and inviting atmosphere. A pleasure to experience

Thank Mary M
co limerick
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another of kenmares assortment of class restaurants , this one is a class above even , excellent food ,but its the restaurant itself (an old schoolhouse) that has charm and ambience that's worth visiting ,aside from the great food.

Thank jsheehan
New York, NY
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127 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us dined at the Lime Tree in mid-September and enjoyed a good meal. We sat upstairs, which was initially disappointing given that the first floor is so cute, but it wound up being very pleasant because you could have an actual conversation. The server -- a lovely woman who seemingly took effortless care of all the tables on... More 

Thank luxlovernyc
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parking- Minimal. Seating- Given choice of table on either floor in the middle of other tables too closely pushed together & very much so surrounded by other diners OR beside a table with children (on a Saturday night). Privacy to have a private conversation- Zero. Another couple dining beside us were in the same predicament....very uncomfortable. Food- Nice. Service- Average.Waitress... More 

Thank Ladylike34
New York City
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208 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lime Tree is right next door to the Park Hotel and at the base of the Kenmare Triangle. Food is good and service is pleasant.

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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the Lime Tree Restaurant twenty years ago, and were excited to revisit on our recent trip to Ireland. Our B & B hostess in Dublin had also mentioned that it was her favorite restaurant in Kenmare. Our evening at the Lime Tree turned out to be as wonderful as we remembered it; comfortable atmosphere, fantastic food and... More 

Thank tfftraveler
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A superb restaurant with a characterful cosy interior exuding warmth and hospitality. Most important was the exciting, inspired menu and the obvious happiness and pleasure experienced by our fellow diners. The decor is modern in an old beamed setting with quirky artefacts. We loved the restaurant and delighted in every mouthful! It is just off the High Street near the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$27 - $49
Irish, European, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shelburne Street, Kenmare V93 YD93, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: 353646641225
The Lime Tree is recognised as Kenmare's landmark restaurant. Housed in a beautiful building dating back to 1832, the food and service continues to win accolades and many new customers. The quality ingredients are sourced locally and then carefully prepared with passion. Fish from the cleanest waters in Europe is delivered daily and lamb is provided by the local farmer. Simple caring preparation ensures tasty food. The service is friendly and efficient with an emphasis on value for money in an informal manner.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?