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“Like a great wine - improving with age”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree
Ranked #1 of 109 Restaurants in Letterkenny
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $42
Cuisines: Irish, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Lemon tree 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. 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
Letterkenny, Ireland
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Like a great wine - improving with age”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a restaurant that been in Letterkenny for quite some time, & will keep going for a long while if the meal I had last week was anything to go by! I brought my husband here for his birthday - a cosy table at the back was waiting for us. An extensive menu was presented, it took some time to narrow the choice down to what we eventually ordered. A good wine menu was also supplied, broad selection at a reasonable price. Each course was well presented, with just the right amount on the plate. All staff were very pleasant & helpful. The restaurant was very busy, but we never once were made to feel rushed in our meal. Will definitely be booking a table here again for the next family occasion.
Just a note - this is a small restaurant, if you have a group I would recommend you ring ahead & make a reservation.

  • Visited October 2013
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Inishcrone, Ireland
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199 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is my first night out from the hotel-breakfast and dinner included. Right off the gitgo I was seated for the early bird. The Pinot Grigio , fish cake and salmon were sublime. Service was excellent. A big thumbs up!

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“Great food and atmosphere”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

The best restaurant by far in Letterkenny, the presentation of food is amazing staff are very helpful and friendly, a really great meal

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Christy1888
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Omagh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had heard great reviews about this restaurant and with this in mind we booked a table the evening beforehand. Just as well, Saturday night very busy, even turning people away. Lovely restaurant with very friendly and welcoming staff. We had a very tasty meal and it was the total meal experience. We had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend it, but don't be disappointed and book ahead.

  • Visited September 2013
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Waterford, Ireland
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not as amazing as I expected”
Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant as we were driving through Letterkenny and we read the menu. It read well and looked nice. But we were disappointed by the food: small portions and the taste was a bit of a let down.

  • Visited September 2013
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