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The Lime Tree Restaurant

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Shelbourne Street, Kenmare V93 YD93, Ireland
+353 64 664 1225
18:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
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93 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely restaurant with great food and great atmosphere. Very good choice on the menu and very reasonable prices - highly recommended.

Thank crestcastle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having taken a valentine trip to the beautiful Kenmare area, we booked the Lime tree for a return visit. Never disappointed with the service and divine fresh food. Beautiful breads started what was to be a feast of flavours. Olive tapenade was delicious. Our rack of spring lamb and hake was tastefully presented with melting flavours. Waiting service was very... More 

Thank DianeMayo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was so hard to find anywhere vegetarian in Kenmare, never mind vegan. But the chef went above and beyond to cater for us on the night. After the meal he came out to see how we thought he did. He was genuinely interested in meeting the challenge of catering for a vegan which is so rare. A true gem.... More 

Thank Adam S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We loved the approach to the restaurant and the cosy feel inside We had crab claws and the house chicken wings for starters which were very good Both of us chose the duo of lamb for mains This was a portion of shepherds pie and three chops of rack of lamb served on a board with a jug of jus... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

This restaurant looked stunning on a winter's evening in Kenmare. On arrival we were greeted and shown our table. Our waitress was attentive to our needs. On reading the menu, my initial thoughts were expensive for 2 courses, just shy of €40. But the ambience was lovely. The starters were predominantly seafood,and unfortunately have an allergy to this, with soup... More 

Thank 38numbers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Had a lovely family meal here before Christmas, excellent as usual and Mike the owner came out at the end of the meal to say hello to all the diners, always a good sign to see the man behind the scenes, not our first time here and certainly won't be our last, food was delicious and staff very friendly and... More 

Thank visitnewplaces
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Kenmare is full of great eateries and this one is right up there. The location of this old building and the walk up to the front door is so inviting and warm. Really good food offerings served and presented really immaculately without any pretensions. Highly recommended.

Thank Edel O
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious. The staff are lovely and friendly. The chef even came out to see if we enjoyed our meals then offered us complimentary drinks. I will be recommending this restaurant to all my friends and family. It was a wonderful experience and I will certainly be back.

Thank Barbra N
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17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner but place was freezing they had the fire just out and a gas heater on one side of the restaurant. We just had starter and main course but couldn't stand the cold had to put my coat on . Food was good for what we had sorry I picked this restaurant it ruined our night

Thank Tess2629
New York
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here on our first night in Kenmare. Food and service was excellent! Highly recommend!

Thank 4Family2011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$49
Irish, European, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shelbourne Street, Kenmare V93 YD93, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 1225
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?