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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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Expected the food to be fancier for the price. Overpriced for what we got, but looks lovely & good atmosphere and very friendly staff.

Thank AM M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lime Tree staff were great, they looked after our large group superbly. The meals were enjoyed by all, chef Mick was able to cater for a special lamb request and a vegan dish. The chowder was my personal favourite.

Thank Vincent D
United States
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113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at The Lime Tree on previous holidays in Ireland. It has always been an enjoyable experience, and this meal was no different. Highlights were the soup of the day, the Goats Cheese with Beets vegetarian main (which was exceptionally good), and the scrumptious dessert crepes. The butterscotch sauce and the crepes themselves were such a treat, and... More 

Thank jerseyjoy1
Cleveland, Ohio
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our time to enjoy a very good meal at this restaurant without any pressure from staff to move along so they could turn the table. The food was delicious! Had the prawn cocktail and chowder to start and steak and lamb for main course. Both were cooked perfectly. Shared chocolate brownie for dessert-yummy!

Thank DVenturer
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate at The Lime Tree this week and was very disappointed with the food. My crab claws were totally over cooked and dried up. My husbands lamb two ways was very unexciting, shepherds pie ( our student sons effort would be better). Atmosphere nice and staff good but food a let down.

Thank Diana S
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in an ancient stone building, Lime Tree is a romantic setting with exceptional food. One of the best meals we had in Ireland. Average wine list (a commonplace in Ireland), and a very varied menu of an ambitious kitchen. Lovely and attentive service. Highly recommended.

Thank Bruce C
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and service were both very nice. I dined with a travel group and they provided very attentive service. I had the lamb and others had about everything else on the menu. Everybody enjoyed their dish.

Thank BH10017
Vienna, Austria
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139 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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, 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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?