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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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Armagh, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When staying in the area made our now customary visit here with the family. Excellent menu probably too much choice if that's possible! Starters were tasty and plentiful. 4 of us went for steak on the stone and the 5th had pasta. Nothing disappointed, steak was excellent as was the pasta. Service was good and reasonably priced.

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal on a Saturday night. Food was lovely & great fun, especially the tuna steak, which my son-in-law got to cook for himself on a hot granite slab! (Steaks also, we were told!) It was delicious & we all enjoyed the craic. The staff were really friendly & a trio sang Happy Birthday when my dessert... More 

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here last night with my family for a birthday celebration. Absolutely love eating here. Fabulous menu with loads of options. Steak on the stone is delicious, to die for even! Also worth noting that changing a dish due to dietry requirements was no problem. Ann, Eimear and all the staff are friendly, welcoming and make sure your every need... More 

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Thank bubbles1984
Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear bubbles1984, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to the Market House Restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal, especially the Steak on the Stone. Thank you for your kind comments, we really appreciate them and will pass them on to Ann, Eimear and the entire team. We look forward... More 

County Donegal, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

A group of us ate here for a pre-christmas treat from the office. I could not fault the place. Food was absolutely beautiful, I had planned to order the steak but on the night the Chorizo pasta caught my eye, it was fantastic, but I am going to have to return to try the 'Steak on a Stone'. The staff... More 

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

Dear mcniffj, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to the Market House Restaurant. Thank you for your kind comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed your meal. We take great pride in our food and service and are delighted you enjoyed it. We will pass on your comments to Ann and... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Great choice on the menu, there is something for everyone on it. My husband is hard to please when it comes to steak...but he loves it here. Lovely seafood dishes to choose from too. Great wine menu too. Highly recommend eating here... the staff will look after you well.

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

Dear Elaine M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to the Market House Restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and thank you for your kind comments, which will be passed on to Ann and the team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards, Niamh More 

Vineland, New Jersey
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Very good menus and wine list for a hotel. Got a discount from the B&B. Would dine there again. They had a country music festival the weekend we were there.

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

Dear Spartyrules, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to the Market House Restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and thank you for your kind comments, which will be passed on to Ann and the team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards, Niamh More 

Palm Springs, California
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

White tablecloths, waitstaff in uniform and an upscale menu highlight Market House dining. The food was very good and the service was first rate, if somewhat slow at times. The ambiance was semi-formal and all-in-all it was a very pleasant dining experience. If you are looking for somewhat more formal than casual dining, then this restaurant fills the bill.

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

Dear Patrick M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to the Market House Restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and thank you for your kind comments, which will be passed on to Ann and the team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards, Niamh More 

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The staff was very friendly. We had great service. The food took a long time to get but was hot and good. We did a 2 course special by suggestion and it was very good. The prices were good also.

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

Dear Betsy M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to the Market House Restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and thank you for your kind comments. We take pride in our food and service and are happy you enjoyed it. We will pass on your words to Ann and... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

If I never ever again eat steak I'll be a happy camper. I've just tried the surf and turf on the stone and all I will say is ,it's to die for. What a meal. I'm on tour and will be bringing my clients back here tomorrow night. Great staff . Comfy seating . Music a small bit annoying but... More 

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

Dear Robert R, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to the Market House Restaurant. Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal, especially the Steak on The Stone. We take great pride in our food and service and are delighted you enjoyed it. We will pass... More 

Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Breakfast was provided each morning in this restaurant in our hotel (The Abbey). You got many choices from yogurt and granola to a full Irish breakfast. Great coffee and tea. We had dinner there one evening and enjoyed the fresh fish cooked right on a hot stone at the table. Loved it. The staff is attentive and the whole atmosphere... More 

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

Dear WinnieBea, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to the Market House Restaurant. Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed dining with us for both breakfast and dinner. We take pride in our food and service and are delighted you enjoyed it. We will pass on your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$32
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?