The House Restaurant

Irish modern cuisine with a Michelin star
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The House Restaurant

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Our one Michelin-starred hotel restaurant in Ireland is simply named The House Restaurant at The Cliff House Hotel.

This lack of pretension underpins chef Martijn Kajuiter’s award winning Irish cuisine and the way he sources the maximum possible amount of produce grown on Irish land and fished from Irish seas. Yet his exploratory, confident style results in explosively interesting dishes combining modern progressive and straightforward Irish cooking.

The fine dining experience is open for dinner from 6.30pm, and comprises both a tasting menu as well as à la carte options enjoyed in our ocean-facing, glass-walled dining room with a sea-coloured carpet, silvery velvet banquettes and plush tweed chairs.

The adjacent private dining room features a fire and dramatic, 20ft-long oak table.

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Menus change as regularly as the team’s explorations, with Kitchen Chefs Stephen Hayes and Darren Mulvihill helping to ensure standards are always high.

Stephen has recently returned to Cliff House Hotel after almost two years at the three Michelin-starred Dutch restaurant, De Librije.

Darren is originally from Limerick and worked at the 5-star Doonbeg Resort before joining the team at Cliff House Hotel in 2012 and working his way through the ranks.

Sample à la carte dinner menu

Menus change as regularly as the team’s explorations of new ideas, and Ireland’s growing seasons. Below is a sample of our signature dishes.

– Two courses costs €70
– Three courses costs €80
– Three course wine-tasting menu costs €32.50

Bantry Bay Organic Salmon

Garden Peas, Hibiscus, Salmon Ice Cream, Maple Smoke

Irish Rose Veal

Marinated, Pickled Vegetables, Elderflower, Granny Smith

Green Asparagus

Girolles, Organic Egg, Soft Cheese, Filo Pastry

McGrath’s Black Angus Beef

Garden Spinach, Potato, Kilbeggan Whiskey, Beef Tea

Corvina “Italian Seabass”

Ratatouille, Brown Shrimp Tortellini, Oregano

Atlantic Halibut

Garden Turnip, Nasturtium, “Lardo di Colonnata”, Saffron Jus

Organic Chocolate 65 %

Olive Oil, Sea Buckthorn, Sea Salt, ‘White’ Coffee Ice Cream

Strawberry 2017

Cucumber, Lovage, Gin & Tonic, Cream, Milk Crumbs

White Peach

Poached, Roasted, Semi-Dried, Elderflower, Saffron

The House Restaurant is also where houseguests can enjoy an à la carte breakfast until 11am — the price included in your room rate. Dishes include a full Irish breakfast, as well as local oatmeal porridge or smoked salmon with spinach, egg and tartar sauce.

The menus provided below should be treated as samples only. Wine pairings – including tasting menus – are provided by our cellar.

In summer, House Restaurant is closed on Sunday and Monday nights. In winter it is closed on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights. There are exceptions in weeks with bank holidays.

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If you want book a table with us, please use our online booking engine below. This works for any table at The House Restaurant booked on the days we are open to the public, highlighted below, but not at weekends when preference is given to resident guests.

In the case of a weekend booking by a non-resident, please contact us directly by email or calling +353 24 87800.

Please note that resident guests are advised to make advance bookings at the time of their bedroom reservation.