We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Purple Heather Restaurant

Henry Street | Kenmare, Kenmare, Ireland
064 41016
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (40 reviews)
“seafood soup” (7 reviews)
“sandwiches” (15 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, International, Soups, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Henry Street | Kenmare, Kenmare, Ireland
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (125)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 117 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here for a snack around lunch hour and had a pleasant meal. Good menu and helpful staff.

Thank TripAdvMember1
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

If you need to escape the shopping chores the Purple Heather offers a peaceful and enjoyable rest place. The traditional decor takes you back in time in a relaxed and very friendly manner. The menu is extensive but simple offering light snacks and good coffee...More

Thank Brendan B
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Had a quick soup and sandwich here before heading back to Wexford. Nice menu with a good choice. Service was good and the food very good value.

1  Thank Noel W
Reviewed March 14, 2018

On the day we were leaving Kenmare we dropped in here to have lunch. We just had soup and sandwiches and it was delicious. The staff were very friendly

Thank AnnJ4126
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

The salad may have been an unfortunate choice for lunch as many of the reviews for this restaurant are very good but that is all I can base my review on in this instance. The vegetarian salad was very poor; some red cabbage, shredded carrot...More

2  Thank NiamhGaillimh
Reviewed December 7, 2017

We were travelling around the Ring of Kerry and wanted a crab sandwich. You would have thought that wouldn't have been too much to ask considering our close proximity to the sea but we drove 60 miles before we found a menu with one on...More

Thank AZV
Reviewed November 27, 2017

Only just OK. Not the cleanest spot. Could do with a good dusting. Menu options for an allergy were very limited as was much understanding of the requirement other than a confusing allergy menu. Inexperienced waiter. Maybe someone more experienced and knowledgeable should be dealing...More

Thank Golf-Food
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

We had heard of The Purple Heather and opted to take on the quest for a parking place. It was a dull, damp drive south but our luck changes as a space directly across the street was vacant! We both opted for a lunch offering...More

Thank Daniel W F
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for a light lunch yesterday and shared a cold platter. All of the ingredients were good but the home made pate was great. Add friendly hosts and interesting decorations make visiting here when in Kenmore recommended

Thank sailjerry
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Lovely fresh food served in a warm cosy environment, our waiter padraig was very friendly and efficient. Would recommend to anyone visiting kenmare

Thank Darragh S
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in Kenmare
Coachmans Townhouse Hotel
281 reviews
.04 miles away
Lansdowne Arms Hotel
273 reviews
.08 miles away
Park Hotel Kenmare
795 reviews
.15 miles away
Brook Lane Hotel
1,069 reviews
.46 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
The Mews Kenmare
448 reviews
.03 miles away
Packie's
695 reviews
.02 miles away
No 35
761 reviews
.09 miles away
Mick and Jimmys
531 reviews
.04 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Norman McCloskey Photography
44 reviews
.09 miles away
Cromwell's Bridge
115 reviews
.18 miles away
Kenmare Public Library
8 reviews
.12 miles away
Carnegie Arts Centre
11 reviews
.06 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Purple Heather Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Henry Street | Kenmare, Kenmare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: 064 41016
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing
;