Lemon Tree Restaurant

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Lemon Tree Restaurant
39 Lower Main Street, Letterkenny Co Donegal
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Tel: +353 74 912 5788

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Gone are the trademark lemon yellow canopies and blue tiled wall at this popular family-run restaurant in the centre of Letterkenny - look out instead for a cleanlined modern frontage in discreet tones of cream and dark brown, with just a flash of colour from the green lemon tree 'lollipop' logo..
  • Location - Town Centre
  • French (Classic)
  • Traditional Irish
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Informal
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Lemon Tree Restaurant

Gone are the trademark lemon yellow canopies and blue tiled wall at this popular family-run restaurant in the centre of Letterkenny - look out instead for a cleanlined modern frontage in discreet tones of cream and dark brown, with just a flash of colour from the green lemon tree 'lollipop' logo.


Inside it is the same story with understated neutrals lending an air of spaciousness, but the open kitchen still adds buzz and you can watch the three brothers -Thomas, Gary and Euro-Toques chef, Christopher Molloy - at work.


In business since 1999, they were well ahead of today's welcome trend for showcasing local foods, and their meats have always been locally sourced - as has the fresh fish which is a special feature.


The house style is modern Irish - a mixture of traditional Irish and French classic, influenced by country house cooking. A wide choice of starters might include Pan Fried Mackerel, Textures of Beetroot, Beetroot Purée, Apple, Watercress & Frisée Salad and, among the dozen or so main courses, there may be an unusual tasting plate of grilled fish alongside a strong choice of meats including Ballyare beef and Donegal lamb. Vegetarian dishes are imaginative and and everything is made freshly on site, including all breads, pastries, pastas and desserts.


An early dinner menu offers good value and includes homemade pasta dishes and tasty renditions of homely classics like shepherds pie and fish & chips among a wide selection of seafood, poultry and meats.


Sourcing local extends to the drinks list too, where you'll find some Donegal brewed craft beers to sample.


 


 


 

Seats 40. D daily; Sun-Thu 5-9.30pm (to 10pm Fri/Sat). Early 2/3-course D €16/20 5-6.45pm.Sun-Fri. L Sun only, 1-2.30. Children welcome; reservations recommended. House wine €18.95. Closed Good Fri, 24-26 Dec. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 06-03-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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