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Market House Restaurant

| The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1014
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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12:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Irish, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Reviewed today via mobile

My wife and I stay locally for the night and decided to try MHR for a meal. We were pleasantly surprised with the hospitality and the standard of service. The food was great too. We had sea bass on a bed of champ. My wife...More

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ate here whilst on holiday last year at it was very good, couldn’t wait to try for Sunday lunch - disappointing was very average this time. The starters were probably the best, turkey was good but the rest was very well just average. The desserts...More

1  Thank PG626
Elaine M, Director of Sales at Market House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear PG626 Thank you for taking the time to review your experience Our Sunday Lunch is very highly regarded and a long standing favourite so i am very sorry for your experience but this is not our usual standard. All of our desserts are home-made...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a gem, I cannot believe I haven't been before. I took two relatives for lunch on a visit this week and was bowled over by the warm welcome and the comfort and style of the place. The food is excellent with a...More

1  Thank Carrie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Choose to hold our daughters 21st in the restaurant tonite and was wonderful experience from start to finish. Food was beautiful and their portions more than adequate. Everybody choose from throughout the menu and we all were extremely happy with our meals. Asked for a...More

1  Thank Declan M
Elaine M, Director of Sales at Market House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Declan Thank you kindly for your lovely review of your experience in the Market House Restaurant We are delighted that you all enjoyed the 21st and it was great fun to include the theme of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant due to ratings and location in the town. The ratings were wrong! The food was ok, but the service was absolutely horrible. When we finally got a waitress she had no idea what beer they served. I actually had to walk...More

1  Thank Lee O
Elaine M, Director of Sales at Market House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lee Thank you for taking the time to review your experience Lee i am profusely sorry that you felt this way about your experience but i must state that this is really is not our usual standard at all and management has addressed the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Popped into the Market House Restaurant recently for a Family Lunch. Warmly greeted on our arrival and the children quickly taken to their seats armed with coloring books and crayons to entertain themselves. Great choices for each course and an even better taste. you always...More

1  Thank rambo45
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch here for Mother’s days and it was a horrible experience from start to finish. Firstly we were shown our table and then left without any direction of how the carvery worked until we stopped a waitress and asked after sitting for some...More

Thank Des M
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Absolute delightful place to and can't wait to be back. We were very well welcomed right from the start to this beautifully decorated restaurant. Following our complimentary home made delicious bread and oil etc. my wife had fish which she was absolutely bowled over by...More

2  Thank Would_I_g0_Again
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Travelling through Donegal Town at lunchtime on Sunday and stopped into Market House Restaurant. We were shown to a lovely table and given menu.Our waitress escorted us to the carvery and explained all the choices to us.The variety of starters was fantastic,vegetable soup,fresh seafood,salads,garlic mushrooms...More

1  Thank Peggy H
Reviewed 5 February 2018

In the heart of Donegal Town. Really classy restaurant. The food was exceptional. The staff were lovely and very warm and friendly. Service was a little slow and food not as hot as it could have been. Food was of a very good standard and...More

1  Thank Hayley W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1014
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  • 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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