The Purple Heather Bistro & Pub Kenmare, Ireland

The Purple Heather was established by the O´Connell family in 1961
and run by Grainne O´Connell since 1985.

the Purple Heather since 1961

60 years of hospitality in Kenmare

the Purple Heather Bistro & Pub

One of the first restaurants in Kenmare,
that has developed a reputation for good food in Kenmare.

The Purple Heather is a traditional darkwood and burgundy bar that gradually
develops into a informal bistro in the rear.

Henry Street
Kenmare Town Centre
tel:     064-6641016
mob:  087-2310816
or email us.

Georgina Campbell wrote :
Open since 1961, Grainne O´Connell´s informal restaurant/bar was among the first to establish a reputation for good food in Kenmare.

 

It´s a traditional darkwood and burgundy bar that gradually develops into an informal restaurant at the rear, as is the way in many of the best Kerry bars - and what they aim for and achieve, with commendable consistency, is good, simple, home-cooked food.

Interior The Purple Heather Kenmare

Opening Times

"This is a great place, serving wonderfully wholesome food in a relaxed atmosphere".

Open almost all year.
Opening times:   Mon - Sat   from  10:30  till  18:30.

Closed on Sundays, Christmas week & Bank Holidays.

Interior The Purple Heather Kenmare
Interior The Purple Heather Kenmare

From the ´Irish Examiner´

April 2017 - by Joe McNamee:

Lounging on a red leather banquette to the rear of the darkened pub on a sunny afternoon would put the brakes on any speedster and we relish a lazy lunch with DOSM´s warm goat´s cheese salad and MHD´s fresh prawn salad earning deserved praise while my sweet, healing tomato bisque is top-heavy with meaty fresh crab claws.

DOSM - Dear Old Sainted Mother
MHD - My Heart´s Delight.

Interior The Purple Heather Kenmare
Interior The Purple Heather Kenmare

Some of our dishes

Irish Restaurants Authority

Start with refreshing freshly squeezed orange juice, well-made soups that come with home-baked breads, or salad made of organic greens with balsamic dressing.
Main courses include a number of seafood salads, vegetarian salads (cold and warm), pâtés including a delicious smoked salmon pâté plus a range of omelettes, sandwiches and open sandwiches (Cashel Blue cheese and walnut, perhaps, or crabmeat with salad) or Irish farmhouse cheeses (with a glass of L.B.V Offley port, if you like).

omelette with organic smoked salmon

Omelette with Salmon

Why not try our omelette with organic smoked salmon . . .
open crab sandwich

Open Crab Sandwich

white crab meat on homemade soda bread with carrot and ginger salad, cucumber and organic leaves
open salmon sandwich

Open Salmon Sandwich

local organic smoked salmon on homemade soda bread with carrot, red onion, cucumber and organic leaves
Irish farmhouse cheeses

Irish Farmhouse Cheeses

served with homemade soda bread, oat biscuits, crackers and a homemade apple chutney
delicious scones

Selection of sandwiches

Variety of fresh sandwiches
selection of sandwiches

Delicious scones

Try some of our delicious scones . . .

How to find us

The Purple Heather Bistro & Pub
Henry Street,
Kenmare,
Co. Kerry,   V93   VX45    Ireland

Owner:  Grainne O´Connell
tel : 064 6641016     mobile : 087 2310816
mail:  ocgrainne@gmail.com

Self Catering

Grainne O´Connell has self-catering accommodation available.
Rockcrest Holiday Home is only two minutes walk from Town Centre.
Tap or click on photo below to visit the Rockcrest website.

Rockcrest self-catering

Enquiries:
ocgrainne@gmail.com
Grainne O´Connell
tel : (+353) (0) 64 6641016
mobile : (+353) (0) 87 2310816

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