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The Lemon Tree

Lower Main Street | Unit 32-34 Courtyard Shopping Centre, Letterkenny F92 EK13, Ireland
+353 74 912 5788
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pork belly” (23 reviews)
“lemon tart” (8 reviews)
“monkfish” (23 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lower Main Street | Unit 32-34 Courtyard Shopping Centre, Letterkenny F92 EK13, Ireland
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Reviewed July 31, 2016

Everything was cooked to perfection. Had the homemade bread with truffle butter and scallops for starters then we both had fish ,I had pan fried hake and my husband had fish done three ways. Portions were very generous and they came with a choice of...More

Reviewed July 31, 2016

We had a gorgeous early-evening meal,chosen from a comprehensive menu. But, in our rush to get out for a concert, I'd left a cap behind me. The staff were kind enough to send it on to me, refusing my offer of payment for the postage....More

1  Thank ronanandjo
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We had fish (hake and sea bass) and desserts and everything was top notch. High class dining for reasonable prices.

1  Thank justin333
Reviewed July 27, 2016

We chose to eat at this restaurant after a long day at Slieve League. They had a great deal on an early bird special: two courses for 18 euro. We were not expecting such gourmet elegance, but that's what we got. The food and the...More

1  Thank Johanna E
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I visited the Lemon Tree last Friday evening. I had the duck and it was just cooked to perfection. The quality was superb - fresh, succulent and cooked exactly to order. The accompanying sides were delicious too. Staff were just lovely. Every request was met...More

1  Thank nuchas
Reviewed July 27, 2016

We were in Letterkenny on a Sunday and thought we would try this restaurant based on the TA reviews. There was a board sign outside saying open,the door was open so we popped in. I started to ask the waitress "What are the differences" She...More

2  Thank 938fjg
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Over the years have dined often at the Lemon Tree in Letterkenny, and I've yet to experience anything other than top notch cuisine and service! The staff are great, both front of house and behind the scenes. Indeed the Lemon Tree would hold its own...More

2  Thank HighlanderDonegal
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great place to eat, good sea food. Good wine selection. Always enjoy eating here. One bad point is the tables can be a bit close to each other

1  Thank Ivan b
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Recently visited the lemon tree based on tripadviser reviews and we were not disappointed. The staff were very friendly and attentive even on a busy evening. The food was delicious. From the flavoursome soup to mouthwatering pork belly with parsnip puree and black pudding crumble...More

1  Thank colm173
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Went here based on TA reviews. Delicious meal; fresh ingredients & good portions. Went with another couple & we all enjoyed our entrees: cottage pie, vegetable pasta, fish & chips & chicken. Worth spending the money. Good value.

2  Thank Louise J
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April 2, 2017|
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Response from Pete121280 | Property representative |
lemontreerestaurant at Hotmail . com - just avoid the spaces and change the at is the only way I can post an address
January 12, 2017|
Response from Pete121280 | Property representative |
currently there are specials every night but the old early bird special of starter and menu for 18 euro is not bck on the menu just yet
October 13, 2016|
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Response from Pete121280 | Property representative |
we can create you a menu but please advance book and let us know how many vegans on the table and we will be happy to create a 3 course menu for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $48
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Main Street | Unit 32-34 Courtyard Shopping Centre, Letterkenny F92 EK13, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Letterkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 74 912 5788
  • E-mail
The Lemon tree has recently moved MAY 2017 to a NEW location in Letterkenny at the Courtyard Shopping Centre to the rare of the building at the carpark. This is a Letterkenny owned family run restaurant opened in 1999. The three brothers in the kitchen have a unique style with a mixture of traditional Irish and French classic, influenced by country house cooking which was collected by their many years experience all over Irleand. All meats are Irish sourced and fresh fish is a special feature. Everthing is made freshly on site including all breads, pastries, pastas and desserts. The Wine list is ever growing and includes something for all tastes with over 90 different wines. The restaurant offers a Early bird menu 7 days available from 5 - 7 pm and a full A la carte menu from 5 - 10 PM. Lunch is available from 1 - 2:30 PM on Sunday.
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