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Purple Onion

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Main High Street, Tarmonbarry, Ireland
+353 43 335 9919
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place to have dinner. Good ambience, friendly helpful polite staff. Nothing was trouble to help patrons with. Children were well catered for too. Food was absolutely fantastic. I had fish and chips, nicely presented and tasted delicious. Fish was so fresh. Others in our group were equally delighted with food. Definitely will be back, soon. Reservations are... More 

Thank Eileen B
Hunenberg, Switzerland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasant location, with lots of wood, freindly terracotta couloured walls, alcoves for privacy and typical pub style cosy atmosphere. The staff was very freindly and gave us a warm welcome. We had chicken and bacon salad and a lovely roasted duck with root vegetable. It was all surprisingly nice cooked with great culinary delicacies and tasted absolutely gorgeous.

Thank 362franziskab
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Been trying to eat in purple onion few times...everytime we go there its close...such a disappointment each time...remember it used to be close only monday evening...

Thank annmarie143
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Stopped by here on the way home. Have eaten at restaurant next door plenty of time but decided to try this out for a change. It was a great experience. We had lunch menu. I had Prawn thai curry starter (delicious), My wife had potato skins (delicious). For the main my son had a 4oz steak off the kids menu... More 

1 Thank Emmett67
Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Had very nice food here .. starter of goats cheese very well presented. Great wine menu. My only problem would be I ordered sea bass and it wasn't boned and this wasn't mentioned by the staff. It was lovely once I sorted the bones. Would def return.

Thank perfetion
County Longford, Ireland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Had a really nice meal here this evening. Lovely menu and presentation, excellent service as always.

1 Thank Isla D
Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

2 Thank Abhailekildare

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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, Pub, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?