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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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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its one of the few places where the food is halfway alright. Prawn cocktail and smoked salmon were above average, the sirloin steak - even so not a sirloin - was well seasoned and prepared, the chicken ok, the accompaining veggies were overboiled, just like almost everywhere in Ireland... The coice of wines ok.

Thank vie4you
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Last meal of our week and definitely saved the best until last, and there's some quality food on offer in Kenmare so that's high praise. Great service, lovely setting and feel about the place, especially downstairs where we sat. Food was delicious, a good wine menu to enjoy and simply nothing to fault. Three courses off the set menu for... More 

Thank SJN587
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely small restaurant in a charming historic stone building. One of the finest meals we had in Ireland. Delicious fresh menu choices perfectly prepared and presented. A perfect evening.

Thank Steve and Trici... M
Crosby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Seven of us visited The Lime Tree recently one Saturday evening. A lovely refined, relaxed atmosphere, with people quietly enjoying themselves. This is a place for special occasions, and does not disappoint. The service is excellent; very friendly staff, who admittedly did need reminding a couple of times that they hadn't brought what we asked for, sauce, sugar etc., however... More 

Thank John O
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family of 4 (2 teens) had a great meal at the Lime Tree. Food was amazing...so flavorful. The service was great too. Attentive but not overbearing. Loved the atmosphere too. We all agreed it was the best meal of our vacation in Ireland!

Thank grossbkme
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely restaurant , nicely appointed away from the main street in a very atmospheric building with excellent lighting.Fine service and the overall quality of the food at the table was well received. I stayed exclusively with Sea food . Great Prawn cocktail for stater / separating the sauce from prawns is a simple but great idea. you can really experience... More 

Thank DCty63
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lime tree alway delights with excellent food. The wine list is average, and like most Kenmare restaurants is generally overpriced for what's on offer! The room upstairs is a little too warm, ask for fan! the staff are friendly and efficient. Desserts are delicious!

Thank Yvonne D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is in a beautiful setting. Has a very relaxed comfortable atmosphere and lovely food.

Thank kenjirl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here last night. Its a really cosy romantic spot. Friendly. Suitable for families, couples etc. The service was really really good. Food so tasty. We had crab claws and the shepherd's pie. They served gratin potatoes and veg cooked perfectly. Def reccomend the line tree

Thank Vivienne B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to try The Lime Tree for dinner one night while in Kenmare. We had no reservations but they graciously accommodated us. The Lime Tree has a charming, rustic interior with exposed stone walls and interesting art. Our server was very attentive. We both had the tender mouth-watering filet of beef. Would recommend to everyone visiting... More 

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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
$28 - $50
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?