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Purple Onion

Certificate of Excellence
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Main High Street, Tarmonbarry, Ireland
+353 43 335 9919
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Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am a creature of habit, if I found something I like I will stick to it. The purple onion is one of them! First introduced to me via family years, and possibly years ago, slowly became my favourite restaurant this side of the Shannon!! The staff are very accommodating, the service is better than what you may imagine for... More 

Thank lisafaceire88
Donegal Town, Ireland
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I visited this restaurant for the 1st time and we could not recommend this restaurant enough, it was excellent in every way. The food was delicious and our waitress's (Laurna and her daughter Lorissa) took great care of us. We will definitely be back when we are in this area again.

Thank 864Paula16
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice early bird menu available at the time the whole evening. We had a nice 4 course meal. Friendly staff. Good food & reasonably priced. Will definitely visit again soon

Thank Rosemarie O
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Visited for a late lunch on the way back from Achill to Kildare. 2 adults and 3 hungry children. Food was delicious and service excellent. They got their yummy homemade fish fingers and chunky chips out in no time giving the adults ample opportunity to enjoy lunch. Coffee was spot on also. Well done and thanks.

1 Thank Abhailekildare
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stumbled upon the purple onion as we were staying next door in Keenan's, but what a find. The food was outstanding and the service excellent. I bought brownies to take to my next hosts as gifts, which were also excellent.

1 Thank pmahon
Croydon, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

pleasant early evening meal after a hard day on my feet, talking incessantly so a nice quiet atmosphere was welcome like the interior, and the service and the steak was great shame as I doubt I will get a chance to come back

Thank Sam S
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had Sunday lunch here recently. The food was really good and well presented. All the staff are friendly and helpful. I look forward to returning to The Purple Onion very soon.

1 Thank Shep88
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch and pleasantly surprised. Staff very helpful and attentive. Good lunch menu to select from. Nice deserts. We will return if in Tarmonbarry.

Thank B G
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Down with friends on a friday evening...friendly staff...food was not that good as it used to be...i had goats cheese and lamb...goat cheese was okay type but the lamb tasted funny...

Thank annmarie143
Sligo, Ireland
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food, drinks and staff friendliness. Easily recommend this restaurant to all who want good food in a friendly relaxed setting. Enjoy!!

Thank Nationwide2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main High Street, Tarmonbarry, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Roscommon  >  Tarmonbarry
  • Phone Number: +353 43 335 9919

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?