Lime Tree Restaurant

“Traditional cooking of tip-top local ingredients” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

BLESSINGTON, COUNTY WICKLOW

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Part of the Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort, the first-floor restaurant offers panoramic views towards the Blessington Lakes. The cooking uses intelligent combinations of quality ingredients, whether it’s delicious pork belly from Tipperary or fresh fish off the boats in Howth.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Lime Tree Restaurant
Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort, BLESSINGTON, COUNTY WICKLOW
Phone : 045 867600

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 80
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Days Closed: Monday to Thursday (January to February, Midweek (off season)
  • Lunch served from: 1
  • Lunch served until: 3.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 4
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 4
  • Cuisine style: Modern Irish

About the area

Discover County Wicklow

The combination of a well-preserved monastic settlement with a beautiful lake and mountain setting makes Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains one of eastern Ireland’s premier attractions. 

The reclusive St Kevin first established a monastic presence in this glacial valley in AD 570. The remote location was ideal for his hermitic tendencies, but he emphasised them still further by spending time in a cave, accessible only by boat, on the cliffs above the Upper Lough. St Kevin came from one of Leinster’s ruling families and was abbot here until his death in AD 618. He encouraged Glendalough’s reputation for learning and its fame spread across Europe. 

This was a place of pilgrimage too; seven trips here were equivalent to one trip to Rome even as late as 1862. Though it survived numerous raids, the settlement began to decline in importance with the wave of French monastic foundations that followed the Anglo-Norman occupation of Ireland. But there were still monks in residence here when the monastery was dissolved in the 16th century. St Kevin’s feast day (3 June) continued to draw visitors to Glendalough into the 19th century, by which time the monks had acquired a rather bawdy reputation.

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