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Market House Restaurant

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The Abbey Hotel | The Diamond Donegal Town, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1014
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12:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had scallops with marinated belly of pork (22 euros) The scallops apparently local were very small, think there were 4 of them, apart from that everything else was super. Could not really fault the dish, just used to bigger scallops! but maybe that's the size of the local ones? Yes would recommend, lovely atmosphere, nice little bar, and a lovely... More 

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Thank richard w
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here recently after major refurbishment and the food was delicious plus a wide variety to choose from, lookin forward to returning

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Thank westsussexone
Stafford, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here twice recently and loved both visits. Really good food, a brilliant selection of gin, lovely ambience and great service especially from Diane who made us feel like family from the outset. We are only blowins but with this level of quality we will regularly be having blowouts. Copious drink, amuse bouche and three courses​ for two... More 

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Thank staffordfatboy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we go to the Abbey hotel may it be for a function or just the bar or for food we find it beyond anything else found locally. The place always look amazing and always up to date and CLEAN. Staff are always on top form and willing to go the extra 2mile to make everything perfect for you... More 

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Thank RichyDolan
Inverness, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this resturant on our first night in donegal, I had fish dishes and my other half had ribs then steak. Decent portion sizes and the food was very nice. Overall a good choice for a dinner.

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Thank Alicia G
Killybegs Co. Donegal
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Restaurant was always great ... marked by impeccable service and the friendliest of welcomes from Ann .. the Boss ! Now they have up-graded and the restaurant has changed in a most positive way , made better if that was possible ! The standard of decor ... menus and concept have been raised by several notches and it is... More 

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Thank Noel C
Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Noel, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of The Market House Restaurant. It is an absolute pleasure to hear of your wonderful dining experience with us recently. Especially to read that you enjoyed all aspects, from the friendly service to the new menu and not forgetting our exciting new refurbishments. Ann and the entire team will be... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second visit here and I must say once the correct food is brought to the table it is lovely The bar staff here and in the adjoining hotel have an interest approach to serving the ubiquitous gins on offer We asked for 2 gin and one specialist tonic and lime What was delivered was 2 gins and 2 tonics already... More 

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Thank Liketogetoutandabout
County Donegal, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Market House Restaurant never fails to impress, outstanding food, Fabulous Decor, relaxing atmosphere , new booth seating perfect for intimate dining.

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Thank dpodonnell43
Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear dpodonnell, Thank you very much for your lovely review! Your kind compliments are greatly appreciated by Ann and the entire team here at The Market House. We are delighted to hear that you like our recent refurbishments, especially the intimate booth seating. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind regards, Niamh More 

Boyne Island, Australia
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Tasty food, limited but adequate menu.Good service with friendly staff. Not a lot of atmosphere but a good choice to eat before finding a cosy bar somewhere.

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Thank IanL4680
Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear IanL4680, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent visit to The Market House Restaurant. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in future. Kind regards, Niamh More 

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Lots of choice on the menu, very well presented and reasonably priced, the dining room nicely furnished, lovely staff, all in all a very enjoyable experience

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Thank Tina W
Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Tina W, Thank you for posting this 'excellent' review of your recent visit to the Market House Restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope you visit again in the near future and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Niamh More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$34
Cuisine
Irish, European, Seafood, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Abbey Hotel | The Diamond Donegal Town, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1014
Description
The Market House restaurant on the Diamond, Donegal Town, has built up an enviable reputation for quality food at affordable prices. Fronting onto the Diamond's iconic monument, the interior is spacious and traditional with a clever twist of modern decor. 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.
The Early Bird option available from 5.00 Pm to 7.30 Pm is ideal for anyone on a budget or who simply likes to eat early. Our chef has created an excellent three course menu for only €24.95 Or two course for €20.00. The local trade is very important use local businesses for fresh produce that is sourced locally.
The Sunday Carvery is very impressive three course meal for only €22.00,And it's available from 12 noon to 4.00 Pm.
For those on the move or need a quick bite, the restaurant offers a Carvery Lunch from €7.00 From 12.00 Noon to 4.00 Pm, Monday to Saturday.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?