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The Lime Tree Restaurant

Shelbourne Street, Kenmare V93 YD93, Ireland
+353 64 664 1225
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, European, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Shelbourne Street, Kenmare V93 YD93, Ireland
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Reviews (563)
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1 - 10 of 563 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent food, good products, fine cooking, remarquable choice of wines, very warm ambiance, pleasant professional service.

Thank JClV
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very nice experience. Service was outstanding and the food was well prepared and presented. We enjoyed it very much.

Thank jbmac3
Reviewed 1 week ago

For an expensive Resturant €240 for two, although beautiful setting and dining room, a nice menu and waitresses very present the toilet was seriously a dirty grim cheap insult to customers, vile. I'd never return. Besides that my fish was undercooked having specifically asked for...More

1  Thank William12345williams
Reviewed 1 week ago

We finally got to visit as we are normally in Kerry in Nov when they take their break after the busy season. Friendly, welcoming and efficient. Great setting. It can be your occasion meal or not, all are welcome. Food choices were great, nicely presented...More

Thank dfvt
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Roswell, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I both celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary this year, so we went to Ireland to celebrate! We were staying in Killarney with our husbands and stumbled upon Lime Tree in Kenmare while doing the ring of Kerry. We decided to drive back...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an OK meal at the Lime Tree restaurant in Kenmare. The Singapore noodles were great. We ordered a Thai chicken green curry dish which was disappointing because the chicken was pre-cooked and somwewhat rubbery. The chucks of chicken were quite large. The service...More

1  Thank chrus59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited the Lime Tree number of times. Every time is a great experience. The staff is friendly and the food is great. This time I had the scallops from the special menu. It was one of the best scallops I ever had.

1  Thank zsualk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We so enjoy visiting this restaurant on our visit to Kenmare and once again they didn't fail to disappoint. The food is excellent and the choice is so varied. The kids are young but the choice is not limited for them and they are still...More

1  Thank PalCrew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes we saw a rat coming from kitchen annex and most disconcerting of all was reaction of staff who blithely stated that it probably 'lived in the wall rather than the kitchen itself'. Extraordinary ! And did they see fit to compensate our distress with...More

15  Thank Dermot O
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The menu has a lot of choice on the menu especially the starters. Good quality food with a very nice ambience . The staff are very helpful and efficient. Will be back.

Thank Tallfern
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you cater for lactose intolerant diets or is everything cooked in butter/cream etc?
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
Do they offer a children's menu? And cater for vegetarians ?
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$ 28 - US$ 50
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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: +353 64 664 1225
  • 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.