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The Purple Heather Restaurant

) #23 of 36 Restaurants in Kenmare ££ - £££ Irish, , International
Henry Street | Kenmare, Kenmare, Ireland
064 41016
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (34 reviews)
“seafood soup” (7 reviews)
“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, International, Soups, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Henry Street | Kenmare, Kenmare, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While the menu is a bit lack luster upon first read, the food and staff are amazing. Try the farmhouse chese plate with some apple chutney, the open faced crab sandwich, and the apple pork sausage plate with a few local pints. Perfect lunch!

Thank Katie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here several times over the course of a week in Kenmare and that probably says it all. We were limited to late lunches rather than evening meals as we have two young kids but there are plenty of very good restaurants in Kenmare...More

Thank DubDad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely lunch here last week. The food is good as is the service. It is one of the top restaurants in Kenmare without doubt.

4  Thank CIARB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My ham, cheese and apple chutney sandwiches were so fresh that I am telling you about them. This is such an olde worlde restaurant, incredible decor, a must visit and very friendly Irish staff as ever!

Thank JohnTripAdviser
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited Kenmare on several occasions, and we always have wonderful lunches at The Purple Heather. Grainne and her staff never disappoint with their great food and wonderful hospitality. Their recipe for seafood soup is the best; we never get enough of it! Our...More

Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Lovely house converted into a restaurant just up the hill from the center of the town. Beautiful, rustic decore. The food was outstanding! I would love to have it near me now!

Thank bluepuppy11
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Really good sea food platter and on another occaision really well put together charcuterie platter. Good service.

Thank 323ruthc
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I had lunch in the Purple Heather yesterday. I was meeting extended family from the New World for the first time. We had a very enjoyable lunch. My compliments go to Gráinne and her team for the welcoming atmosphere and the excellent service. It made...More

Thank nioc98
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Food and service excellent. Up scale bar food. Enjoy. It's along the main street so it's easy to find. Was recommended by a native as she was whisking back to somewhere with a sandwich in her hand.

1  Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Best lunch so far in Ireland. The cashew blue open sandwich had the most delicious accompaniments. Fabulous crab salad. Highly recommended.

Thank Lf1947
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
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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