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The Lemon Tree

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39 Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, Ireland
+353 74 912 5788
17:00 - 21:30
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All hours
Sun 13:00 - 14:30
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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County Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Had read an Irish Times review of this restaurant and reserved a table for two on a Sunday evening. We ate from the early dinner menu and had two delicious courses for the rock-bottom price of €16.50 per person. Service was attentive and food beautifully presented. We'll be back the next time Letterkenny is in our travel plans!

2 Thank Marie G
Send, Surrey
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Great food, lovely steak and the goats cheese fritters were delicious. This was my second visit and its definitely worth a third,

2 Thank barobson
Dublin, Ireland
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

The Lemon Tree was recommended to us so we can't claim to have found this gem ourselves. It's been around for years apparently and just gets better with time. I had a terrine of chicken and leek to start followed by hake with chorizo risotto - divine. DH had snowed bacon risotto followed by a braised lamb dish - he... More 

1 Thank davcat
N Ireland
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Was staying the weekend in Letterkenny and had heard of this restaurant. We were a party of 3 so popped in for a meal after a long drive from Belfast. We were quickly greeted and seated on entering by a very helpful and cheerful member of staff. We placed orders for drinks and after about 10 mins we placed our... More 

2 Thank WeeManNIreland
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

High quality tasty food presented beautifully. Service was excellent, not too over the top but friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed a nice romantic meal in lovely surroundings and would definitely recommend a visit to this restaurant whilst in Letterkenny. Plus great value for money!

2 Thank R_Doll81
Broomall, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

My cousin took me, my son, son's gf and his three daughters. Total range of ages. From 3 yrs old to 50. Kids had stir fry. Three of us had the filet. (Cooked to perfection in a demi glaze With veggies and mashed potatoes ) gf had a chicken dish. Not one complaint from our table. Good was excellent. Or... More 

2 Thank margie m
County Donegal, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Have been here a few times this year and never fails to disappoint. Fabulous food and always friendly helpful staff. Usually try out something different on each visit and still cannot be faulted. My boyfriend and I are still raving about the baileys cheesecake, (sooo yum). Cant wait to return!

4 Thank AMMcLaugh
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

Food and service impeccable! Great value for money. We will definitely be back and have recommended this restaurant to family and friends.

5 Thank Amcc100
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Pretty much a flawless restaurant, the starters of the Pork Spring Roll and the fish cakes were outstanding! Fish for mains, really hit the spot too! Now let me talk about the desert. Shared a Baileys cheesecake, and was so so sooooo good, it made me a bit emotional (not really, but was to die for)! Service also very good!

4 Thank ciaran1878
Dublin, Ireland
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

We visited this place having read the glowing tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. We had the early bird two course option for €16.50 and it was excellent. Great range of craft and local brew beers, food was very tasty and good value and the the service was attentive and helpful. This is a lovely little spot and we... More 

5 Thank Quack123

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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$19 - US$40
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
13:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Letterkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 74 912 5788
The Lemon tree is a Letterkenny owned family run restaurant opened in 1999. The three brothers in the kitchen have a unique style with a mixture of traditional Irish and French classic, influenced by country house cooking which was collected by their many years experience all over Irleand. All meats are Irish sourced and fresh fish is a special feature. Everthing is made freshly on site including all breads, pastries, pastas and desserts. The Wine list is ever growing and includes something for all tastes. The restaurant offers a Early bird menu 7 days available from 5 - 7 pm and a full A la carte menu from 5 - 10 PM. Lunch is available from 1 - 2:30 PM on Sunday

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?