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The Lime Tree Restaurant

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Shelburne Street, Kenmare V93 YD93, Ireland
+353 64 664 1225
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious. The staff are lovely and friendly. The chef even came out to see if we enjoyed our meals then offered us complimentary drinks. I will be recommending this restaurant to all my friends and family. It was a wonderful experience and I will certainly be back.

Thank Barbra N
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15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner but place was freezing they had the fire just out and a gas heater on one side of the restaurant. We just had starter and main course but couldn't stand the cold had to put my coat on . Food was good for what we had sorry I picked this restaurant it ruined our night

Thank Tess2629
New York
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here on our first night in Kenmare. Food and service was excellent! Highly recommend!

Thank 4Family2011
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Lime Tree showcases some of the best local produce Co Kerry has on offer. Excellent seafood, succulent lamb and yummy desserts - the bread and butter pudding was a standout. The ambience was lovely and the menu and wine selections were exstensive. Was full on a Wednesday night so I do recommend booking.

Thank Lovo1972
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Family big birthday celebration and what a great choice for dinner. Service and food fab and with 10 of us we sampled quite a variation from the menu. The duck and the steak were particurlarly good, my grandaughter loved her dish of zshepards pie, Desserts didnt disappoint either😃

Thank maevek1
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We visited this cosy little restaurant on a busy Saturday evening, and were very glad that we had made a reservation as this is an incredibly popular place to eat. The greeting was warm and friendly and the place was buzzing. The food was excellent and the wonderful starters included my favorite, the "Deconstructed Prawn Cocktail with Cognac and a... More 

Thank KDS56
Dublin, Ireland
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66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I recently brought my parents here for dinner we booked in advance which I really suggest . The restaurant is cosy and warm with a lovely feeling to it ,tables are far enough apart that your not listening to other conversations . Menu is great but portion sizes are large so don't over do it on the bread basket .food... More 

Thank JazzK32
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We have just dined in the Lime Tree based on TripAdvisor reviews. Restaurant half full when we arrived so we had a choice of seating. Ambiance and history of the building lovely. Service from the lady taking care of us was great, there when you needed her but not intrusive. Our wine was nice and met our needs. Our starters... More 

Thank tokav
Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Had Dinner in this great Restaurant one week ago, everything was excellent. Super food, superb staff & a lovely welcome. Best meal i have had in ages. Will be back !!!

Thank norsenjy11
Dublin, Ireland
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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

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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 - $48
Irish, European, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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: +353 64 664 1225
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?