AN OCEANSIDE MICHELIN-STARRED IRISH RESTAURANT
Our award-winning restaurant at Cliff House Hotel, Ireland, attracts foodies from all over the world to this seaside village in West Waterford. Both our main House Restaurant as well as our easy, unpretentious bar honour the great produce of Waterford, Cork, and the Irish Sea.
House Restaurant operates for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday in winter, and Tuesday to Saturday in summer, with exceptions on weeks with bank holidays. Bar Restaurant is open every day for dining from lunchtime.
THE HOUSE RESTAURANT
The House Restaurant at Cliff House Hotel carries a Michelin star, with simple principles espoused by chef Martijn Kajuiter. He sources as much produce as possible from Ireland, be it land or sea. On top of this he then layers an exploratory, confident style, resulting in interesting dishes which are modern and progressive, and unlike anything else you will eat on the Emerald Isle.
THE BAR RESTAURANT
In our relaxed Bar Restaurant, you will find a menu that is both sophisticated and easygoing – a tribute to the very best 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.
MARTIJN KAJUITER — A DUTCHMAN’S LOVE OF IRELAND
CLIFF Executive Chef Martijn Kajuiter is the man behind the food at Cliff House Hotel – including the Irish fine dining experience at our award-winning restaurant, our bar food, breakfast menus and room service.
Martijn’s cooking plays true to his instincts, his elegant palette and his deep-felt love of food from the earth, field and sea. A maverick to the core, Martijn’s obsessive passion resists the influences and trends of his industry, with his contemporary take on traditional Irish food combining innovative presentation and commitment to great regional produce.
Featuring the prettiest, tastiest savoury and sweet delights imaginable, Afternoon Tea in The House restaurant will feature some enchanting surprises to add art and theatre to your afternoon as only Martijn Kajuiter knows how.
For Afternoon Tea at The Cliff House Hotel, along with the sandwich selection – which includes organic egg mayonnaise and corned beef on Waterford Blaa, Yawl Bay Crab with lemon and scallion, organic West Cork smoked salmon with cucumber, and Gubbeen cheese, rocket and tomato – there are delicious, freshly baked goodies to add to the treat too.
Warm, freshly baked raisin and buttermilk scones with cream, homemade red fruit preserves and lemon curd, Ardmore carrot cake with pistachio, Irish tea and whiskey fruit cake, and white chocolate and lemon tart with a fluffy candy floss topping all add to the pleasure.
Afternoon Tea costs €35 per person
Cliff House Hotel Afternoon Tea runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the House restaurant on the last Sunday of most months.
Afternoon tea dates for 2018 are as follows:
30th September, 21st October, 25th November.
Festive Afternoon Tea 2nd, 9th & 16th December
Afternoon tea dates for 2019 are as follows:
24th February, 31st March – Mothers Day, 14th April, 26th May, 30th June, 28th July, 25th August, 29th September, 20th October, 24th November and 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd December.
To truly indulge all the senses and make your afternoon the ultimate treat, spoil yourself by escaping to The Well Spa after your Afternoon Tea and you will receive 20% off your Spa Treatment.
For bookings and enquiries please call 024 87 800.
A BOOK FROM OUR MICHELIN-STARRED CHEF
‘Let’s Go Disco.’ That’s the mantra used in the kitchen of the Michelin-starred restaurant at Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore when it’s time to knuckle down and get the job done.
Let’s Go Disco is also the title of a book from CLIFF Executive Chef Martijn Kajuiter, complete with 36 dishes, 200 gorgeous photographs, informative essays and interviews, and an extensive behind-the-scenes look at the life of this high intensity, high performance kitchen.