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Market House Restaurant

| The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1014
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (7 reviews)
“surf turf” (3 reviews)
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Irish, Seafood, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
| The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As regular visitors , usually on a Saturday night, we have come to love this spectacular restaurant. The surroundings are luxurious and the staff are friendly and efficient. The menu is wide ranging and all dishes are very tasty, especially the steak on the stone....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Anna70990
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were running late for our reservation but I called the restaurant and there was no problem. We were immediately seated on arrival. Love it setting. Very busy but tables well spaced out so not on top of other diners. We ordered steaks. They were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TracyK24
Reviewed November 26, 2018

The waiter we had was downright rude. He acted indifferent to our friend's nut allergy (the only place this happened in all of Ireland). The bar waiter came just once during the entire meal. If you wanted more then one drink, forget it. My "medium"...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Edward G
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

We were booked into the Abbey Hotel. Went across the street to McCafferty’s for a pint. The Market House was suggested for dinner. Sean was pleased to hear that steak on a stone was on the menu. The steak was perfection! The veg that accompanied...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank elizabethwB5165CX
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were in Donegal town 27th October 2018, for a quick meal. We liked the look of Market House square and fortunately the staff were able to accommodate us on a busy Saturday night, even though we had no reservation. The staff...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful ambience, fabulous food and terrific staff. All you would need in a restaurant. A must if visiting or living in Donegal.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mariesue2018
Reviewed October 15, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank zhara2005
Reviewed October 14, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank seanniemac1983
Reviewed September 29, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bama1980girl
Reviewed September 29, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank globetrotterfifi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Romantic, Groups
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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