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The Purple Heather Restaurant

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Henry Street | Kenmare, Kenmare, Ireland
064 41016
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10:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Description: We just had lunch there. The best Scones I have ever tasted. We had Crab...
We just had lunch there. The best Scones I have ever tasted. We had Crab Cocktail and an Omelette - both lovely. The owned Grainne O'Connell was wonderfully friendly and helpful.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best in town

This charming and very authentic pub restaurant is, we think, by far the best in town. Very fresh produce served with a smile, like so often in this blessed country, We definitely recommend it as well as very charming and good taste Kenmore town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This charming and very authentic pub restaurant is, we think, by far the best in town. Very fresh produce served with a smile, like so often in this blessed country, We definitely recommend it as well as very charming and good taste Kenmore town.

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Olathe, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Seemed very much like a local gathering place. Good food and friendly atmosphere. A must if you are in Kenmare

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Kenmare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

One o'clock in Kenmare means one thing: lunch at the Purple Heather. There are many great things on the menu, also love Patsy Salad, which you can get upon request. Grainne makes everyone feel welcome and Stephen provides great service. You could spend the afternoon looking at the artifacts on the walls -- just get a local to explain them... More 

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

At first we were disappointed in the menu, thinking it was only a health food menu. The menu wasn't what we expected, but all the food was really enjoyed! The guiness was good too!

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Stopped in for lunch while staying in Kenmare and again, were not disappointed in the food, service, and pleasant atmosphere.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We were traveling on Ring of Kerry in very bad weather and we stopped in Purple Heather to warm up a little. The place is very nice and cozy, with fireplace and warm atmosphere. Staff is very friendly, especially the waiter who served us and gave us good view on the menu and followed by his recommendation we had soup... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Decent service, poor quality food. We were disappointed. Who can screw up a sandwhich? These guys can. Mushy and tastless on thin soggy bread. The soda bread on the side was good but really? Try somwhere else that has an interest in what they serve.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The staff were friendly and the service was quick. The food itself was tasty, however it was way overpriced. A salmon salad was €17.50!!!!! A portion of brown bread was €2.50 per person! We ordered open chicken sandwiches which came on the smallest slice of brown bread I've seen. There was no coleslaw etc on the side just lettuce, thin... More 

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Loved, loved, loved the mushroom soup and the cappuccino. My husband loved the BLT sandwich. The staff was very friendly and quick. You don't have to wait long for your food.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Traditional old pub style cafe and restauarant in the heart of Kenmare serving traditional Irish meals with excellent service.

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Additional Information about The Purple Heather Restaurant

Address: Henry Street | Kenmare, Kenmare, Ireland
Phone Number: 064 41016
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Cuisine: International

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Henry Street | Kenmare, Kenmare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: 064 41016

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Description

We just had lunch there. The best Scones I have ever tasted. We had Crab Cocktail and an Omelette - both lovely. The owned Grainne O'Connell was wonderfully friendly and helpful.
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 6:30 pm

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