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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.
US$48 - US$56
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 25 September 2020 via mobile

Every morsel delicious particularly hake with potatoes and the best peas I have every eaten which is a strange thing to say but they just were! Lamb was also scrumptious. Crepes as good as other reviewers had described. Back room not as nice as the...other rooms in the restaurant but service excellent so a really enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 25 September 2020

we ate here recently and it turned out to be a pleasant experience a combination of caesar salad prawns steak and lamb all were very good service was excellent and this place was full and had a buzzy atmosphere .all in all worth a visit

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 23 September 2020

I don't think that anyone will be disappointed with a visit to this superb restaurant. Really welcoming and attentive service, superb food and a lovely atmosphere. Lucky Kenmare !!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 22 September 2020 via mobile

Kenmare has some great restaurants- this is one of them. Good service food and choice. We will go back here

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

Had dinner here last week. Got a last minute booking. Gorgeous meal and very courteous staff Highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 8 September 2020

We have just had the pleasure of dining at the Lime Tree Restaurant and had the most wonderful evening .. The service was friendly and very professional ..nothing was to much trouble for the lovely staff. The food was amazing ..beautifully cooked and served.. well...done to chef/patron Mick Casey and your wonderful restaurant. We will definitely be back for a visit ....Thank you for a memorable eveningMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 7 September 2020

Had a great meal here with my wife on our recent visit. Both had fish which was superb. Nice wine. Really nice building which added to a very good overall atmosphere. Staff very friendly. If we pop down to Kenmare again will definitely drop back...Rds AengusMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 6 September 2020 via mobile

Very nice place in an old school house in the centre of town. We went to an early sitting , with the COVID restrictions it all was a little strange but they did an excellent job. The menu was a little restricted because of the...times we are in but the food was excellent. We had duo of lamb and a fish dish , all very good and well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

We had a lovely meal at the lime tree restaurant .The service was excellent the food delicious with plenty to choose from .Would definitely recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 2 September 2020 via mobile

Book it! We’d planned to book, but didn’t get around to it. Then we arrived in Kenmare & the Lime Tree was booked out. We were very lucky that got a cancellation. I’d perfect scallops with shaved cauliflower for starter (€5 supplement). He’d a really...clever & tasty twist on a Caesar salad. Followed by generous & perfectly cooked hake with peas, leeks & samphire and black sole on the bone with tomato & caper lemon butter. Def recommend it!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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11 April 2019|
Response from timbo01 | Reviewed this property |
aprox 120 euro with a good bottle of wine and three courses. Delicious......
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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
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  • The Lime Tree Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5