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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:30
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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114 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Stunning. Now I have 91 characters to tell you why. The food in this place is just wonderful. The staff were very helpful and service spot on. If you want an experience then you must have either the steak (fillet) or tuna cooked on a stone, at your table by yourself and therefore just to your taste. Love this place,... More 

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

Dear Bradders1038 (aka. the Lord and the Lady!), Thank you for posting this 5 star review of your recent visit to the Market House Restaurant. We are thrilled to hear that you were happy with your meal and our staff made your dining experience a pleasant one. You are right, the Steak on The Stone really is an experience! We... More 

Armagh, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 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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Thank Wilfie2601
Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Wilfie2601, We really appreciate you taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us at The Market House Restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your meal and were happy with the service and value for money. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back again the next time... More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2017 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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Thank Siobhan S
Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Siobhan S, Thank you for taking the time to post a 5 star review of your recent dining experience at The Market House Restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your celebrations. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon Kind regards, Niamh More 

Donegal Town, Ireland
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 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 

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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$33
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?