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US$26 - US$42
Irish, European
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
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It might not be the most glamorous of settings, but you’ll certainly leave this established, family-run restaurant with a smile on your face. A brother...
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exceptional food, wonderful service, very fair prices. That's all that needs to be said other than "go!" . Every bit as good as all other reviews have said. Also, very good for gluten free.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fabulous dining experience at this restaurant. The quality of the food was superb, wonderfully presented and with beautiful flavours. Loved the scallops,monkfish and creme brulee. The service from all the staff was exceptional and there was a lovely ambiance there throughout the...night. We absolutely loved everything about our night and look forward to returning again to experience some of the other mouth watering dishes on the menu.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant really does serve exceptionally good food. I had the monkfish. It was so tender and a brilliant combination with pork belly. My husband had a boeuf bourguignon, similarly excellent. There were several little amuse bouches to whet the appetite and they certainly did!...Service was first class too. Our bill came to well under 100 euros for 2 courses so great value too.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Over in Ireland on holiday made a reservation for 3 arrived on time as soon as we sat at our table we were given the menu & a drinks order was taken soon after our food order was taken while we waited we were given...some nibbles that were described by the waitress as soon as we had finished those our starters arrived which were delicious chicken & ham hock terrine soon after our mains arrived I had the beef cheeks & my sister had the lamb both delicious we then finished with desserts sticky toffee pudding with Bailey's ice cream & chocolate cremaux again delicious we are coming back to Ireland in August & we will certainly be booking again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 20 April 2022 via mobile

We had a fabulous meal here. Every single course was excellent. This is really nudging Michelin star calibre but with much more accessible pricing. I had the pan seared scallops with glaze bacon and chard cauliflower and my wife had a beetroot salad, both of...the stations were superb. I then had the monkfish with pork belly , Sweetcorn and scallions. and the combination of flavours were superb. The desserts were excellent in particular the cheesecake. My only quibble was limited wine list - a few quality bottles at the top end in the €50 To €100 range would enable the inclusion of some top quality wines to accompany it .More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 11 April 2022

My husband and I visited Letterkenny over the weekend and we made a reservation in the Lemon Tree for Saturday night. Everything about our booking was excellent, from arrival to departure, The waitresses were all so nice and couldn't have been more helpful. Our food...was excellent and we really enjoyed it. Next time we are in Letterkenny we will pay another visit. Best Wishes Anne & PaddyMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 13 March 2022 via mobile

Absolutely exquisite meal!! I visited The Lemon Tree on Friday, 11th March with my Mum. It was our 1st time there & from the moment we entered the restaurant we just knew we were going to have a special dining experience. The restaurant has a...lovely fire which you can see as soon as you step inside and there is a lovely warmth and ambiance. We were seated very quickly, drinks order taken promptly and a complimentary appetizer of beautiful warm breads with smoked garlic butter and chicken liver pate arrived shortly after - without being hurried, the timing of all courses was perfect for me. Following on from that we had 2 further complimentary snacks each before our main Starters arrived. My Mum had the beetroot salad & I had the lobster ravioli. For the Main courses I had the duck whilst my Mum had monkfish. We finished off with chocolate cremeaux and panna cote. Every dish was beautifully presented and every single element of each dish was perfectly cooked and so flavoursome - full marks to the Chef and the kitchen team, totally faultless!! And if course I would have to complement the restaurant staff also who were very attentive, friendly and professional, 1 saw me taking a photo and offered to take 1 of us also. A wonderful dining experience that I couldn't speak highly enough of, I will most definitely be back. Well done to the Lemon Tree team! 👏More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 27 February 2022

Visited last night and from the moment we stepped inside we felt valued. The staff are lovely and friendly and oh my lord the food and attention to detail. The flavours and to add I’m ceoliac and 95% of the menu was suitable so I...didn’t feel I missed out. Highly recommend and will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 26 February 2022

Excellent eaterie, highly recommended. Great menu, great ambiance, very knowledgeable staff. Excellent gluten free options

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 3 December 2021

Enjoyed another wonderful meal in the Lemon Tree last night. It is a real treat. This is no ordinary restaurant. What is delaying its Michelin Star? The food is superb from the delicious little "amuse bouches" right thro to mouth-watering desserts. Attention to detail is...everywhere. Well done to all!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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31 August 2018|
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Response from Pete121280 | Property representative |
Yes Restaurant does sell gift vouchers
2 April 2017|
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Response from Pete121280 | Property representative |
lemontreerestaurant at Hotmail . com - just avoid the spaces and change the at is the only way I can post an address
Geraldine H
12 January 2017|
Response from Pete121280 | Property representative |
currently there are specials every night but the old early bird special of starter and menu for 18 euro is not bck on the menu just yet
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The Lemon Tree is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5