Fodor's Expert Review Lime Tree

$$$ Kenmare European

An open fire, stone walls, and a minstrel's gallery above the main room lend considerable character to this restaurant, while the chef--owner’s imaginative ways with local produce result in memorable fare. Built in 1823 as a schoolhouse, it is located in its own leafy gardens near the Park Hotel (where many of its staff trained). The food is elegantly plated and served on plain wooden tables set with white Irish-linen napkins. In the long summer evenings light streams in from tall windows. Try one of the creative vegetarian options, such as goat's cheese croquettes with beetroot chutney, or roast rack of Kerry lamb, with warm crepes with vanilla ice cream and butterscotch sauce to finish. 

European Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

Shelburne St.
Kenmare, Co. Kerry  Ireland


Known For:
  • Delicious seafood chowder
  • Healthy options on the children's menu
  • Inventive desserts such as upside down lemon-and-lime cheesecake
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.--Thurs. Nov.–early Mar. No lunch, Reservations recommended.

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