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The Lime Tree Restaurant

Shelbourne Street, Kenmare V93 YD93, Ireland
087 272 0387
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, European, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Shelbourne Street, Kenmare V93 YD93, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 583 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent restaurant, would have no hesitation in recommending. Food and service of a high standard and you would need to book.

Thank annkennedy2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Kenmare and just happened to check out the restaurant down from our AirBnB...in fact it was closed but a gentleman came to the door, who we then discovered was the owner and chef, and took our reservation. From the moment we...More

Thank eichs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family meal, we all found our meals disappointing, especially the fish which could not have been fresh but taken from a freezer. Very overpriced and it was not a restaurant I would return to again in a hurry. Definitely not recommend it; try others in...More

Thank mary f
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was surprised with the food quality for the price we were paying, was here some years back and it was different not sure if it has changed hands, poor

1  Thank brianfoley24
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambiance was fantastic, food was superb, staff extremely attentive. I want to go back again and again.

Thank Regina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here on vacation. Very nice meal and service was exceptional. Was seated upstairs and must say it is a very cosy and comfortable restaurant. Will eat here again soon I hope.

Thank macnof
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a great meal in limetree in Kenmare. Monday night in October but still plenty of customers, nice atmosphere, lovely staff, great food. If you get the chance eat here. Denis and Bernie.

Thank DandBC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited The Lime Tree for our anniversary and were really looking forward to it having booked a month earlier. We loved the menu and ordered scallops and crab claws for starters followed by duck and rack of lamb. The waitress came...More

Thank Wolly80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and service. We were part of a large group and they handled it well. Our guides added a whiskey tasting which was very informative.

Thank susie2164
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here recently with family. Fairly extensive menu. I had the Hake which was excellent as were all dishes chosen by the group. Very busy but the service was quick and servers very pleasant and helpful. Somewhat cramped and difficult to carry on a...More

Thank MOCKerry
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Questions & Answers
Kieran K
29 September 2017|
Response from dfvt | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe they are. I think they run through to Halloween then finish for the season
14 August 2016|
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Response from Crescentra | Reviewed this property |
Just call them, I am sure they can do something - not an uncommon request these days i believe
Suzanne C
13 July 2016|
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Response from MikeCaseyOwner | Property representative |
Yes - vegetarians and children are accommodated here at The Lime tree. Please let us know in advance when making your reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$53
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shelbourne Street, Kenmare V93 YD93, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: 087 272 0387
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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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