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The Lemon Tree

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39 Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, Ireland
13:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 13:00 - 14:30
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Dungloe, Ireland
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited early Friday evening (5:30). It was v quiet when got there (restaurant opens @ 5) but by the time we left a couple of hours later it was buzzing with a good atmosphere. The food was very tasty and v well presented (they've been watching Masterchef!), service was good, friendly and efficient (we saw 1 of the chefs... More 

Thank PeterR1952
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

if you show up before 6:45 PM you can get a great value meal. Had the sirloin steak which was very tasty and tender. They have a decent wine list.

Thank renaudir
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food - couldn't fault it! Had starter main and dessert, and each one was excellent. Food was freshly cooked to order, and all really good quality. I can thoroughly recommend the pulled pork starter, lamb main, and panacotta desert.

Thank Olive M
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was class, food was more than I thought from when I went in. The staff were so customer centric I felt I was in my Granny's having an amazing dinner

Thank Declan B
Brussels, Belgium
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134 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small restaurant in the Main Street of Letterkenny. Book in advance if you want a table on a busy evening. Efficient service and good food.

Thank Paul S
Letterkenny, Ireland
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though the restaurant is small it can fit a big group and a few other tables. The food is always fabulous. The early bird menu is varied and great value.

1 Thank marym2011
Letterkenny, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

small restaurant, excellent food and service. Need to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Located on the lower half of Letterkenny highstreet.

1 Thank Ballylawn_Lodge
Derry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small restaurant which serves fantastic food to an amazing standard. This is the second time we have eaten here and will definitely be back for future visits. Relaxed environment and great value for money. This place really is a gem!!

2 Thank whited82
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely cosy atmostphere, reasonably priced, helpful staff, great menu choice and most importantly quality meal. We had goats cheese and mussels to start and steak and beef stroganoff for mains. Absolutely delicious. I will definitely go back there the next time I am in Letterkenny.

2 Thank Ciara M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We never leave here unsatisfied. Excellent menu great choice of starters and main dishes .Brilliant list of wines and beers also.lovely pleasant staff always look forward to the next visit .Keep up the good work 😀👏👏👏

2 Thank Colour79

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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$19 - US$41
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Letterkenny
  • Phone Number: 353749125788
The Lemon tree is a Letterkenny owned family run restaurant opened in 1999. The three brothers in the kitchen have a unique style with a mixture of traditional Irish and French classic, influenced by country house cooking which was collected by their many years experience all over Irleand. All meats are Irish sourced and fresh fish is a special feature. Everthing is made freshly on site including all breads, pastries, pastas and desserts. The Wine list is ever growing and includes something for all tastes. The restaurant offers a Early bird menu 7 days available from 5 - 7 pm and a full A la carte menu from 5 - 10 PM. Lunch is available from 1 - 2:30 PM on Sunday

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?