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The Lemon Tree

€€ - €€€Irish, European,
Lower Main Street | Unit 32-34 Courtyard Shopping Centre, Letterkenny F92 EK13, Ireland
+353 74 912 5788
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, European, Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lower Main Street | Unit 32-34 Courtyard Shopping Centre, Letterkenny F92 EK13, Ireland
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

I love this restaurant! Great atmosphere and great food, how can you beat that? I have eaten here twice on recent trips to the area and I will be making a point of returning every time I am in Letterkenny. The food is well presented,...More

2  Thank Alastair H
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Yesterday was our third time in six months eating at The Lemon Tree !! The food and service again where out standing, The presentation of the Food is amazing The Tiramusui I can't find words to describe it !!! This little gem in letterkenny never...More

2  Thank Audrey R
Reviewed 14 July 2016

What a nice surprise. The food was superb, and the service was great. We didn't have reservations, so we had to wait a while.

2  Thank Kathleen O
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and service in this very reasonably priced restaurant. Decent house wines ran well with a tight menu. Three courses were well received by the four of us with steak fish ham hock rated highly.

2  Thank Ronan M
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We ate dinner last week on Tuesday evening. Restaurant was deservedly busy. Service good, as was menu choice. Quality of cooking was excellent and pricing was very reasonable. Chocolate mousse dessert was lovely. Would definitely return.

2  Thank falcon31
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here many times & there is always a Lovely atmosphere with great service & very tasty food. A menu designed for everyone's tastebuds & a good balance of wines to enhance. Highly recommended from a locals point of view.

2  Thank johanna s
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We arrived early and decided to choose their fixed price menu which looked like amazing value for 2 courses. We choose a bottle of the house white French Sauvignon Blanc which was very quaffable. For the starters my wife had the mussels whilst I had...More

2  Thank stonellas
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed a lovely meal here Mon 27th June. We were treated to a prestarter of veg soup and Guinness and tomato breads on the house and shared the goats cheese fritter. Our mains were the sirloin steaks with onion rings and home made chips....More

2  Thank Geraldine C
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I have to say I have eaten here a few times and it just keeps getting better and better. All in my party thought the meal was excellent, will be back.

3  Thank Cia31
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing, had scallops for starter and fish for main, all perfectly cooked, wine list was also very good and not 2 expensive. Got pre starters and breads before starters which was a lovely touch. Bathrooms were as clean as the kitchen. This...More

3  Thank killybegs_john
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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
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
13 October 2016|
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Response from Pete121280 | Property representative |
we can create you a menu but please advance book and let us know how many vegans on the table and we will be happy to create a 3 course menu for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$28 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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: Lower Main Street | Unit 32-34 Courtyard Shopping Centre, Letterkenny F92 EK13, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Letterkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 74 912 5788
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The Lemon tree has recently moved MAY 2017 to a NEW location in Letterkenny at the Courtyard Shopping Centre to the rare of the building at the carpark. This 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 with over 90 different wines. 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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