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The Purple Heather Restaurant

Henry Street | Kenmare, Kenmare, Ireland
064 41016
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Ranked #28 of 47 restaurants in Kenmare
Cuisines: 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.
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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.
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I ate lunch there almost every day for 3 weeks. Huge, delicious menu. I'm partial to the Purple Heather Omelet and their Toasted Special sandwich. The pate's and prawns are big winners too. The atmosphere makes you feel like you're being welcomed home for a family meal.

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Long Ditton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Right in the middle of Henry Street.Very good food with good selection across the board.. Very friendly and informed service. Packed with locals which is always a good sign. My wife had a super salad, and I had their selection of Irish cheese and home baked bread. Large portions that leave you feeling that the value is really good; as... More

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Aspen, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was sent here by the owner of Skyline Gallery who said it's his choice in town. I asked for advice for my lunch and the quick response was the crab salad. It was awesome - piled high with sweet crab. Well worth the stop.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Upon arrival we asked for a jug of water and all of the glasses were filthy- not a great start. The service was average, not over friendly. The food isn't great, mushroom soup was very sweet and a very small bowl. The chicken liver pâté was nice but badly presented. The pork and leek sausages were nice but again badly... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We booked a table well in advance and when we arrived to a full restaurant we were shown upstairs were a lot of families were. I ask could we get a table downstairs but unfortunately there were not available. However I do not go to restaurants to eat furniture. The food was very good, service was spot on and overall... More

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Cork
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177 reviews 177 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Probably a little pricey for what you get, but it's simple, freshly prepared good food that any age group would be happy with. I had my elderly Dad with me and it's only plain food he likes to eat. Tisn't many places you'll find a ham and cheese salad plate these days. Theirs is made with their own delicious home-cooked... More

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Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Headed here for a quick bite while passing through Kenmare. Adequate place if you are looking for a sandwich, toastie, or salad. Pretty ordinary and simple plate served and staff didn't even ask what kind of bread one required for a sandwich. Seafood open sandwiches and salads were very overpriced and the pint of Guinness had to be the worst... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A group of us had a great meal and many drinks at the Purple Heather. Great food and friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a nice lunch here during our stay in Kenmare, upon a recommendation from staff at the park hotel. We had soup, salad and an open faced sandwhich, everything was garden fresh and prepared well. The service was great and quick without being pushy. The recommendation of a local cider was especially appreciated.

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Badalona, Spain
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

While trying to find a pub for lunch in Kenmare we came across this traditional looking pub. We ordered a cheese plate and two pints as we did not have much time. The result of our choice turned to be one of the best in times. Lots of cheese selection, nice home made bread and a really nice and helpful... More

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