The Lime Tree restaurant have been named in the top ten Irish restaurants by TripAdvisor.
Housed in a historical building dating back to 1832 is Kenmare’s landmark restaurant The Lime Tree. The premises were originally built by Lord Lansdowne as his estate office, and during the famine of 1845, it was used as a centre which provided free travel for starving land tenants to journey to America and other countries. From the 1860s until the 1970s, the building was used as a school. Many local diners received their education there. Now a restaurant, The Lime Tree’s menu is crafted from carefully sourced local ingredients, from fish straight out of the Atlantic, to lamb from local farmers. Chef Patron Michael Casey and wife Gillian create dishes that amplify these local flavors. The restaurant has been continuous in winning awards and accolades, as well as new customers.