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Market House Restaurant

| The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1014
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  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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| The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food. The steak was excellent. My husband had the steak on the stone. it was sizzling hot, thick and juicy and cooked to perfection. I love seafood and had the monkfish. It was fresh and very tasty. I really loved it. Service was excellent....More

Thank Bina O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed in the abbey hotel in July and opted to eat in the hotel restaurant. There was a really good selection in the menu to cover all tastes, plenty of local seafood options, and the portions were a good size too....More

1  Thank rjd14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat and not expensive to eat and love the steak on the stone i always recommended this place every i go i'll give it 10/10.

Thank Steveo G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere in this restaurant is good, nice music as well. The food is very nice. The beef is of excellent quality and the fish is great. The staff knows what they are doing. Well worth a visit. The deserts are sweet but nice.

Thank DutchWhanau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here a few times and the food is consistently good. Had the roast lamb with all the trimmings - fabulous. Great choice of roast meats. Make sure you are hungry as it is well worth going to!

Thank Ladybexleyheath
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the opportunity to eat in The Market House Restaurant on Sunday night and I have to say the fresh Black Sole was absolutely fantastic, cooked to perfection and accompanied by a delicate herb sauce. The Market House Restaurant has gone from strength to...More

Thank dpodonnell43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charging top rate for average food & service. Wine waiter has forgotten he is there to serve you, No children's menu or any or alternative offered.

Thank duffinpa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat here regularly and each time is better than the last. From the moment we enter we receive a warm welcome and are quickly shown to our table. (I like one near the window).. Water and fresh bread are delivered with a friendly chat....More

Thank Anna70990
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Well, it was pouring rain, so we settled into the lobby with a couple of small bottles of wine, waiting for our dinner reservation. Fun place to people watch. We shared the appetizer of cashel bleu cheese, caramelized pear & walnut salad - yum! Enough...More

1  Thank JaxAmerican
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Adjacent to and part of the Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town Reserved a table and was disappointed to be seated next to the access to the kitchens, we asked to move and sat in a lovely area of the restaurant with other diners. Attentive staff....More

Thank susiemc66
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 36
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1014
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  • This restaurant is at The Abbey Hotel
The Market House restaurant on the Diamond, Donegal Town, has built up an enviable reputation for quality food at affordable prices. Capitalising on its views overlooking the Diamond’s Iconic Monument, the restaurants interior setting is spacious and traditional with a clever twist of modern décor. The Market House name originated from the old historical Market Hall which was located in the current building. The perfect place to stop and dine along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Our guests can dine in our newly refurbished, award winning Market House Steak & Seafood Restaurant where they are treated to a range of high quality menus served with creativity and flair to suit everyone’s needs. Our whole ethos is fresh local produce complimented with a fantastic Wine & Gin Bar Menu
All dishes are prepared with the freshest of locally sourced produce and meats. Our speciality seafood comes 'straight off the boat' from the popular fishing village of Killybegs on the Wild Atlantic Way.

For guest looking to avail of an early bite, the Market Value Menus is ideal, available from 6.00 pm to 7.00pm daily. Our award winning chef creates an excellent three course menu daily from local sourced fresh produce at a fantastic value.
For a more fine dining experience why not try our A La Carte Menu? With so many top quality dishes to choose from, to cater to every taste, you really are spoiled for choice with our this extensive menu. Available daily, the A La Carte menu is most favourable by locals and visitors alike. Our famous Steak on the Stone is a meal experience like no other, consisting of a 100% Irish 8 oz Prime Fillet Steak cooked to your own liking, served with a trio of sauces and a side order of our highly desired twice cooked homemade chips and onion rings.
For special occasions, parties or get togethers for groups of 12 or more we offer two set menus - The Deluxe Menu and The Superior Menu.

The Food Hall at The Market House is an exciting new dining concept for Lunchtime in Donegal Town incorporating Gourmet Salads from our Healthy Garden, Artisan Breads , Daily Specials, Homemade Soups, Sandwiches, Wraps and Baps and Freda’s Homemade Bakes.
Breakfast served from 9am - 11am
Daily Specials served from 12 noon - 3pm
Light Snacks served from 3pm - 4pm
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