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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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Carvery is rubbish. Avoid. Fish and chips absolute shameful display. Outside of fish wet and horrible, overcooked reheated fish. no 'chip shop' crispy batter to be seen. Traded up to cottage pie that barely passed. It had the consistency of dog food from a can. Veges so overcooked that only the colour could tell them apart. And the roast beef... More 

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

Dear Stuart C, We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your Carvery Lunch as The Market House Restaurant is a very popular establishment for lunch and dinner with both locals and visitors to the town. Please accept our sincere apologies. Your comments will be passed on to management. Kind regards, Niamh More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love visiting this restaurant. It is so warm and inviting each time I visit, the food is Never a let down, The service is magnificent and the Manager Anne is just fantastic, great at her job and a fantastic host that will never let the place down. I will continue to come here with the knowledge that I... More 

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Thank gaffers1993
Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear gaffers1993, Thank you for taking the time to write a such a lovely review of your recent visit to the Market House Restaurant. Thank you for your kind comments, we really appreciate it. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We take pride in our food and service and are delighted you enjoyed it. We will... More 

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Polite and kind waitress, fast serving, delicious food. The lamb was really great, their linguine with praws (pasta) was also enjoyable. Average prices, however the wine and shots are littlebit expensive (bottle of red wine 32€). After all I would recommend for everyone to visit this restaurant.

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

Dear Gábor K, 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. We take pride in our food and service and are delighted you enjoyed it. We will pass on your comments to Ann and the... More 

Irvinestown, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Fab night in the Abbey Hotel for my hubbys birthday. Staff were so lovely and left bottle of Prosecco in our room and The Market House Restaurant was beautiful and their Steak on the Stone was deeeelish 💙

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Thank Clarehughes6
Catherine D, Manager at Market House Restaurant, responded to this review

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 pride in our food and service and are delighted you enjoyed it. We will pass on your comments to... 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, British, 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?