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The Purple Heather Restaurant

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Henry Street | Kenmare, Kenmare, Ireland
064 41016
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a local recommendation, my wife had the seafood soup on 3 consecutive visits, I had Artisan Platter, Seafood Soup, Artisan Platter. Great food, friendly, quick and attentive service. Decor is absorbing for an Australian visitor, Irish and inviting. Staff know their food and their boutique beers. So much to do in Kenmare but you could easily linger here... More 

Thank Eric H
boston, MA
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled into this comfortable pub for lunch as we were jet lagged and just wanted to relax and have a quiet meal. It was perfect. Very pleasant atmosphere with two great salads for our lunch. My husband loved his classic Pickles and Cheese plate and my smoked salmon on greens was fresh and delicious.

Thank jmess
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

We stopped in for lunch as we were looking for something simple and quick. Had a glass of wine, pint of Guinness with Soup/Sandwich and an open Prawn Sandwich - all delicious and served by friendly staff. Reminds me of what pubs used to be like in Ireland - nothing fancy just good food, friendly service and nice atmosphere!

1 Thank AlWalsh1981
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This pub was recommended by a local passing by as we were perusing the outside menu. Stopped in for a late breakfast. The fresh bread was DELISH and complimentary. The service was quick and friendly. Locals were very friendly, providing directions and recommendations for where to go and what to see.

Thank Debbie B
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Stopped in one rainy afternoon, soothed the soul. .Excellent food, superb service.. Worth a trip to Kenmare SIMPLY LOVELY!! Divine soups and excellent array of cheeses..

Thank cappchix
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

So very tired of the same old - same old ? Every place you go to will offer you burgers and chicken goujons. Not the purple heather, much more satisfying range of sandwiches, soups and lite lunch items. I had the sausage and mash which was amazing, my eldest had the artisan platter and the youngest had toasties, My wife... More 

Thank Alan Y
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

The Purple Heather has been around forever.... a true testament to the quality of product, friendliness, efficient service and atmosphere that this mid town restaurant offers! Seafood Chowder/homemade brown bread is a must ..... the salads are delicious utilising all the best of local produce, open sandwiches are appetizing and beautifully presented. All in all a fantastic choice for a... More 

Thank MyDubai1
County Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

We had a really nice late lunch here - Soups, sandwiches and beautiful fresh salad. Rasonably priced and good service. I would definitely recommend!

Thank Willow1904
Tarquinia, Italy
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224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here during our trip on the Wild Atlantic Way. We had fish and chips and salmon sandwich. The lady running the place was very kind and efficient and the food was delicious. They even arranged for a fruit salad at the end!

Thank MarcoEtGiusy
Navan, Ireland
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I visited here recently. I am a tour guide and had Clients with me. The food was excellent and service was professional and very friendly. The food was fresh and locally sourced. I would highly recommend a visit here.

Thank Derek S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, European, Soups, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Henry Street | Kenmare, Kenmare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: 064 41016
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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