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The Lime Tree Restaurant

Shelbourne Street, Kenmare V93 YD93, Ireland
087 272 0387
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, European, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Shelbourne Street, Kenmare V93 YD93, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had dinner here recently with family. Fairly extensive menu. I had the Hake which was excellent as were all dishes chosen by the group. Very busy but the service was quick and servers very pleasant and helpful. Somewhat cramped and difficult to carry on a...More

Thank MOCKerry
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was recommended the Lime Tree by friends and nearby hotel I was staying. Friendly staff. Shown to a table upstairs which was a "turn off" as only one up there as a lone diner. Very noisy - 12 Loud American diners below me incapable of...More

Thank GordonsBrother
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrific place...set back off shelburne Street..parking available...great locally sourced food prepared beautifully..excellent service...staff are very attentive ...a very nice atmosphere ..we have ate at the lime tree a few times over the last 12 or so years and it's standard does not slip...there are excellent...More

Thank snoMOmo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lime Tree is set back from the main street and a nice surprise for dessert. The restaurant is an old schoolhouse that has been renovated into a very beautiful setting. The service was superb, great ambience, and the desserts were to die for!

Thank blue_ixxi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As eat out often with hubby , decided to try this restaurant The staff greeted us quickly which was nice 👍 very friendly staff. Being a vegetarian it's often hard to find places that offer nice range for vegetarians and this place was no exception...More

Thank Jadelouis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across The Lime Tree by accident recently. It's on a quiet street in Kenmare, and set back from the road. What a find though! A beautiful old building, with a good bit of history behind it. We hadn't booked obviously but there was...More

Thank irlirishkev
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super restaurant and setting in the heart of Kenmare... Service and food was excellent and I would recommend the specials and dishes of the day... will definitely return..

Thank holsgirls
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Try the Lime tree, the service is great the food is delicious and the wine is very reasonably priced. All the fish was good, hake, cod shell fish and even the steak! If you need the dessert try the crepes with ice cream and butterscotch...More

1  Thank Yvonne D
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We went here twice on a 5 day visit to Kenmare. The venue has a lovely story to tell and the ambience is perfect. The staff are really lovely, the menu and the food is lovely. The head chef and owner, Michael, came out on...More

Thank Eila000
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Back again and this time even better. The restaurant was full so booking would appear to be essential. We could not fault any dish we were served, everyone was excellent. Very friendly staff that were well trained. My favourite restaurant in Kenmare.

1  Thank philipmurphy3556
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14 August 2016|
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Response from Crescentra | Reviewed this property |
Just call them, I am sure they can do something - not an uncommon request these days i believe
Suzanne C
13 July 2016|
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Response from MikeCaseyOwner | Property representative |
Yes - vegetarians and children are accommodated here at The Lime tree. Please let us know in advance when making your reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 54
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shelbourne Street, Kenmare V93 YD93, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: 087 272 0387
  • E-mail
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.
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