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Market House Restaurant

| The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1014
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
Irish, Seafood, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
| The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for dinner with my husband and daughter as we are on holiday from Scotland. Can't fault the meal one bit. Everything was just perfect. Our waitress, Megan was excellent, so pleasant and helpful. Really nice to have someone who obviously enjoys their job. One...More

Thank zhara2005
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Popped in for dinner last Sunday at about 4. Ordered two starters and two mains. Other half’s chips arrived and waited another 15 minutes for her steak. Food on greasy side, steak was grizzly. Only thing this place has going for it was the pleasant...More

Thank seanniemac1983
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I both ordered the steak on a stone. One of the best steaks I've ever had! So tender and delicious. The onion rings were fabulous too. We had a window seat so we were able to look out over the town square....More

Thank bama1980girl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant last night and have to say it’s one of the nicest places I have eaten in....ever! From the menu, to the atmosphere, the service and the food it was exceptional. I will definitely go out of my way to get back...More

Thank globetrotterfifi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate a light dinner of three shared appetizers one evening. The servings were just the right size. The waitress was charming. Good menu choices. Wish we had been there on the nights when tapas were offered. They sounded scrumptious.

Thank happytraveler1528
Reviewed September 3, 2018

There was a wide choice of food on the menu. The staff were friendly and helpful in suggesting a meal. The restaurant is clean and has a welcoming atmosphere.. The chef's complimentary cup of soup and bread was delicious

Thank jamesd1852017
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We ate in the Market house for dinner. The Lamb I had came with a steak knive because it certainly wasn't falling off the bone and was at best bland. My mother's crab and prawn linguinie was tasty but the prawns were not soft.

Thank LUFC1974johnleahy
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Just off the plaza you can enjoy a bite to eat and a pint and have a rest from touring the town and shopping

Thank bonitabuffalo
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I loved our dinner here. It felt posh and cozy at the same time. Beautiful setting and a window seat allowed us to people watch off the heart of the town. The salmon was so delicious with the leek sauce and chive...More

Thank wisco26
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Out of a table of 9, we all had a great meal! From steak to pasta to fish and chip's, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Maureen C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1014
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Abbey Hotel
The Market House restaurant on the Diamond, Donegal Town, has built up an enviable reputation for quality food at affordable prices. Capitalising on its views overlooking the Diamond’s Iconic Monument, the restaurants interior setting is spacious and traditional with a clever twist of modern décor. The Market House name originated from the old historical Market Hall which was located in the current building. The perfect place to stop and dine along the Wild Atlantic Way. Our guests can dine in our newly refurbished, award winning Market House Steak & Seafood Restaurant where they are treated to a range of high quality menus served with creativity and flair to suit everyone’s needs. Our whole ethos is fresh local produce complimented with a fantastic Wine & Gin Bar Menu All dishes are prepared with the freshest of locally sourced produce and meats. Our speciality seafood comes 'straight off the boat' from the popular fishing village of Killybegs on the Wild Atlantic Way. For guest looking to avail of an early bite, the Market Value Menus is ideal, available from 6.00 pm to 7.00pm daily. Our award winning chef creates an excellent three course menu daily from local sourced fresh produce at a fantastic value. For a more fine dining experience why not try our A La Carte Menu? With so many top quality dishes to choose from, to cater to every taste, you really are spoiled for choice with our this extensive menu. Available daily, the A La Carte menu is most favourable by locals and visitors alike. Our famous Steak on the Stone is a meal experience like no other, consisting of a 100% Irish 8 oz Prime Fillet Steak cooked to your own liking, served with a trio of sauces and a side order of our highly desired twice cooked homemade chips and onion rings. For special occasions, parties or get togethers for groups of 12 or more we offer two set menus - The Deluxe Menu and The Superior Menu. The Food Hall at The Market House is an exciting new dining concept for Lunchtime in Donegal Town incorporating Gourmet Salads from our Healthy Garden, Artisan Breads , Daily Specials, Homemade Soups, Sandwiches, Wraps and Baps and Freda’s Homemade Bakes. Breakfast served from 9am - 11am Daily Specials served from 12 noon - 3pm Light Snacks served from 3pm - 4pm
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