Our Food

The Purple Onion always endeavour to maintain a high and consistent standard of food. Our customers are the most important part of our business and we do our best to make sure that your visit will be a pleasant one. We and the chefs work hard to insure that our constantly changing menus remain interesting with an emphasis on the freshness and quality of the ingredients. We always use fresh Irish ingredients produce where possible. As our entire evening menu dishes are cooked to order, we regret that delays can occasionally occur.

Dietary needs can be catered for on request.

Christmas Menu (Evening)

A La Carte

Super-food salad with hummus
[Red cabbage,
leaves, apricot, cranberries chick peas, carrot, and seeds] €8

Tian of lightly smoked chicken
basil and mango, celeriac remoulade, julienne of apple €9

Prawn and avocado cocktail,
with pickled fennel

Blue cheese panna cotta, poached
pear, pear balsamic, caramelised almonds , cracker €8

Grilled 8/10 oz John Stone Dry Aged sirloin steak
flat cap mushroom, with confit
onions, Pepper sauce, garlic butter or blue cheese, and

Roast butternut squash with sage,
greens potato gnocchi, dressed leaves and Parmesan €18

Seared Thornhill duck breast, braised
red cabbage, whiskey and honey gravy €23

Pan fried fillets of sea bass
buttered asparagus

Baked supreme of chicken,
filled with white pudding and apricot, sherry gravy, fondant potato €20

Rump of lamb, grilled red pepper, salsa verde Rosemary and
red wine gravy €23

Trio fish and chips,
in spicy sesame and panko crumb. Soy, wasabi and pickled ginger dip

All main courses served with a side order of your choice

Early Bird 

€23 two courses                                                         €27 three courses

Black pudding ‘bon bons’, curried apple sauce

Soup of the day

Potted smoked mackerel, crusty bread and pickled cucumber

Vegetable, fruit and nut ‘cocktail’ with harrisa mayonnaise

Chicken Milanese, tomato dressed leaves and balsamic salad and chips

Grilled loin of bacon chop. red cabbage and fondant potato, whiskey and honey gravy

Baked salmon on creamy smoked haddock and pea risotto

Forest mushroom, goats cheese and walnut, pappardelle grated truffle, dressed leaves

Garlic potatoes/ chips/ honey
roast vegetables/green salad with seeds and Parmesan cheese €3.50


See blackboard for daily desserts

Available Tuesday to
Thursday 5.30 to 9.15

and Saturday 5.30
to 7.00
4.30 to 6.00

[Not available bank holiday weekends, Valentines Day, Christmas or

Easter week]