A Seafront Bar

With the very best of Irish cuisine
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Bar Restaurant

Midweek Getaway

Relax and unwind in the wilds of West Waterford
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The interior is dominated by a curved walnut bar reminiscent of a tall sailing ship, while behind the bar shelves are replicas of grappling hooks used by local fishermen, fashioned from brass hook ends. In winter, a fire burns, creating the intimate, cosy feel of a traditional Irish pub. In summer, the stone terrace hops with diners making the most of our dramatic cliffside perch.

The bar is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Reservations are essential, especially at weekends. This is a bar restaurant popular with locals.

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In our relaxed Bar Restaurant, you will find a menu that is both sophisticated and easygoing — a tribute to the very best of Irish cuisine.

Presided over by CLIFF’s Executive Chef Martijn Kajuiter, the menus offer a wide selection of sandwiches and seafood dishes, including monkfish, Helvick cod, local crab, and chowder.

Rib-eye steaks are meltingly soft, while the desserts are classic Irish comfort food taken to the next level.


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World Oceans Day

Join us Friday, 8th June with a celebration of our Oceans on World Ocean Day. 

Starting with a Cliff Walk at 6.15pm with Andrew Malcolm, forager, whale watcher and guitar maker. The scenic walk will take approx. 90 minutes and is accessible for all fitness levels. Andrew will talk to the group about the local ocean, the sea life and environmental threats to the health of the ocean. He will also take the group to a whale watching spot, where they may catch some sightings.

On return, you will enjoy a delicious three-course dinner in The Bar Restaurant in Cliff House Hotel. This costs €45 per person and this event is available to residents and non-residents alike.

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Sample menus

Menus change as regularly as the team’s explorations.

Below is a sample of our signature dishes.


– All items priced individually

Set menus available Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays
– Two courses costs €29.50
– Two courses costs €34.50



– Two courses costs €37.50
– Three courses costs €45.00
– Main Course €29.00


– Three courses costs €14.00


Garden Beetroot                                     Ardsallagh Goats Cheese, Melon, Hazelnuts

Helvick Monkfish                                       Potted, Carrot Jelly, Focaccia

White Onion & Cider Soup                   Parmesan Croutons


Atlantic Cod                                                 Linguini, Spinach, White Wine Sauce

Ravioli Spinach & Ricotta                       Broccoli, Garlic Cream, Herb Salad

Daube Of Beef                                               Braised Beef Cheek, Champ Potato, Carrot

Organic Pork                                                Confit, Potato Gratin, Cabbage, Apple Cider Jus


Dark Chocolate Tart                             Candied Orange & Vanilla Ice Cream

Sticky Toffee Pudding                         Banana Ice Cream & Caramel Sauce

Apple & Oats                                         Crumble, Pop Corn Ice Cream


Stone Bass                                                     Fillet, House Smoked, Ratatouille, Saffron Mayonnaise

Braised McGrath’s Beef                         Warm, Tarragon Mayonnaise, Pickled Vegetables

Irish Wild Mushrooms                     Casserole, Pancetta, Parmesan, Toasted Brioche

Atlantic Monkfish                                 Potted, Carrot Jelly, Focaccia

Ardsallagh Goats Cheese                       Tart, Red Onion Jam, Beetroot, Hazelnuts


Irish Beef, From McGrath’s & McLoughlin

Ribeye Steak

Sirloin Steak         5 euro Supplement

Fillet Steak            10 euro Supplement

Grilled, Wild Mushrooms, Creamed Onion, Beef Jus

Lamb Shank “Morroccan Style”     Fregula Pasta, Apricot, Spiced Tomato Sauce

Organic Pork                                           Confit, Belly, Gnocchi, Ham Fritter, Root Vegetable, Pearl Barley Broth

Helvick Hake                                               Fillet, Oven Baked, Orzo, Tomato, Leek and Butternut Squash Cream

West Cork Cod                                       Fillet, Panfried, Black Pudding, Broccoli, Turnip Puree, Fish Jus


Side Dishes € 3.50 - €4.00

Mixed Salad, Champ Potato,     French Fries, Green Beans                                                


Irish Wild Mushrooms                     Parmesan, Brioche, Charred Spring Onion

Soup of the Day                                             With Herb Cream

Ardsallagh Goats Cheese                   Tart, Red Onion Jam, Beetroot, Hazelnuts


Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli             Chanterelles, Garlic Cream, Herb Salad

Potato Dumplings                                       Pan Fried, Ratatouille, Stem Broccoli,Cashel Blue, Wild Garlic Pesto

Pea & Mint Risotto                             Parmeasan, Baby Leaves, Herb Oil


Fan of Melon

Soup of the day

Garlic bread



Meatballs, Tomato Sauce & Spaghetti

Bangers & Mash, Gravy

Chicken Breast, Mash & Carrots

Homemade Fish Fingers, Mash & Peas


Jelly & Ice-cream

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