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The Lime Tree Restaurant

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Shelburne Street, Kenmare V93 YD93, Ireland
+353 64 664 1225
18:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
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124 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the approach to the restaurant and the cosy feel inside We had crab claws and the house chicken wings for starters which were very good Both of us chose the duo of lamb for mains This was a portion of shepherds pie and three chops of rack of lamb served on a board with a jug of jus... More 

Thank phillystravels
Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant looked stunning on a winter's evening in Kenmare. On arrival we were greeted and shown our table. Our waitress was attentive to our needs. On reading the menu, my initial thoughts were expensive for 2 courses, just shy of €40. But the ambience was lovely. The starters were predominantly seafood,and unfortunately have an allergy to this, with soup... More 

Thank 38numbers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Had a lovely family meal here before Christmas, excellent as usual and Mike the owner came out at the end of the meal to say hello to all the diners, always a good sign to see the man behind the scenes, not our first time here and certainly won't be our last, food was delicious and staff very friendly and... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Kenmare is full of great eateries and this one is right up there. The location of this old building and the walk up to the front door is so inviting and warm. Really good food offerings served and presented really immaculately without any pretensions. Highly recommended.

Thank Edel O
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious. The staff are lovely and friendly. The chef even came out to see if we enjoyed our meals then offered us complimentary drinks. I will be recommending this restaurant to all my friends and family. It was a wonderful experience and I will certainly be back.

Thank Barbra N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner but place was freezing they had the fire just out and a gas heater on one side of the restaurant. We just had starter and main course but couldn't stand the cold had to put my coat on . Food was good for what we had sorry I picked this restaurant it ruined our night

Thank Tess2629
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here on our first night in Kenmare. Food and service was excellent! Highly recommend!

Thank 4Family2011
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The Lime Tree showcases some of the best local produce Co Kerry has on offer. Excellent seafood, succulent lamb and yummy desserts - the bread and butter pudding was a standout. The ambience was lovely and the menu and wine selections were exstensive. Was full on a Wednesday night so I do recommend booking.

Thank Lovo1972
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Family big birthday celebration and what a great choice for dinner. Service and food fab and with 10 of us we sampled quite a variation from the menu. The duck and the steak were particurlarly good, my grandaughter loved her dish of zshepards pie, Desserts didnt disappoint either😃

Thank maevek1
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We visited this cosy little restaurant on a busy Saturday evening, and were very glad that we had made a reservation as this is an incredibly popular place to eat. The greeting was warm and friendly and the place was buzzing. The food was excellent and the wonderful starters included my favorite, the "Deconstructed Prawn Cocktail with Cognac and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 27 - US$ 48
Irish, European, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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: Shelburne Street, Kenmare V93 YD93, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 1225
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?