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Market House Restaurant

| The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1014
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Seafood, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As always we booked in for Dinner in Market Restaurant in the Abbey Hotel when we are in the surrounding area always like to come and get good traditional Irish food along with extra specials with the friendly and most helpful staff you could find...More

Thank denissweeney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful restaurant in The Abbey Hotel Donegal town. The Food was delicicous, the service excellent, it was a special birthday celebration and we were certainly made feel special, a big thank you to front of house, a lovely lady, I think her name was Glenda....More

Thank Brid D
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Just eaten at the market house restaurant which had been recommended by a member of staff in Magees where I had purchased a pair of boots earlier on in the day. The restaurant staff were excellent especially Diane and the food was t o die...More

Thank Emma G
Reviewed 8 November 2017

It's just really nice to go to a place where you know they will always get it right, with a smile and with good food. Recently, I've been popping in for breakfast. I've had yummy chocolate and orange scones, and yes, they were to die...More

Thank alejestem
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Located in the heart of Donegal town, Market House is a full service restaurant offering local fare, multiple sea food choices, meat, lamb, and other local delights. Full service bar, OK wine selection, and tasty desserts. Must be a popular spot given the Saturday we...More

Thank t-bonetraveller
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Between four of us we had 2 sirloins, 1 steak on a stone and 1 crispy chicken all cooked to perfection. Excellent quality locally sourced meat. Ann the manager and her colleagues were very attentive on what was a busy night.

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I was a guest at a family meal in the Market house restaurant in the Abbey Hotel recently and having heard rave reviews about the steak on the stone I ordered it for my dinner. Unfortunately what arrived was a huge disappointment . A chunk...More

Thank grouselodge
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We experienced poor service, food that wasn't great quality, and a noisy atmosphere for a restaurant. We would have been better off in a pub, and I don't believe I would ever return to this venue again.

Thank janehovland
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were recommended to go here by our hotel (and even given a discount voucher) but were very disappointed with the quality. I had filet mignon which was average but my partner had fish and chips where the chips were positively antique and totally undercooked....More

Thank reviewer23_12
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We opted for the Market House after reading some previous reviews. It is a charming restaurant within the Abbey Hotel, right on the Diamond. The menu is very appealing and tempts you in trying various dishes. We ended up opting for the Prawns, Scallops &...More

Thank edopir
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1014
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  • This restaurant is at The Abbey Hotel
The Market House restaurant on the Diamond, Donegal Town, has built up an enviable reputation for quality food at affordable prices. Capitalising on its views overlooking the Diamond’s Iconic Monument, the restaurants interior setting is spacious and traditional with a clever twist of modern décor. 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. Our guests can dine in our newly refurbished, award winning Market House Steak & Seafood Restaurant where they are treated to a range of high quality menus served with creativity and flair to suit everyone’s needs. Our whole ethos is fresh local produce complimented with a fantastic Wine & Gin Bar Menu All dishes are prepared with the freshest of locally sourced produce and meats. Our speciality seafood comes 'straight off the boat' from the popular fishing village of Killybegs on the Wild Atlantic Way. For guest looking to avail of an early bite, the Market Value Menus is ideal, available from 6.00 pm to 7.00pm daily. Our award winning chef creates an excellent three course menu daily from local sourced fresh produce at a fantastic value. For a more fine dining experience why not try our A La Carte Menu? With so many top quality dishes to choose from, to cater to every taste, you really are spoiled for choice with our this extensive menu. Available daily, the A La Carte menu is most favourable by locals and visitors alike. Our famous Steak on the Stone is a meal experience like no other, consisting of a 100% Irish 8 oz Prime Fillet Steak cooked to your own liking, served with a trio of sauces and a side order of our highly desired twice cooked homemade chips and onion rings. For special occasions, parties or get togethers for groups of 12 or more we offer two set menus - The Deluxe Menu and The Superior Menu. The Food Hall at The Market House is an exciting new dining concept for Lunchtime in Donegal Town incorporating Gourmet Salads from our Healthy Garden, Artisan Breads , Daily Specials, Homemade Soups, Sandwiches, Wraps and Baps and Freda’s Homemade Bakes. Breakfast served from 9am - 11am Daily Specials served from 12 noon - 3pm Light Snacks served from 3pm - 4pm
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