A Seafront Bar

With the very best of Irish cuisine
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Bar Restaurant

CLIFF Triangle

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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 snacks. 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 local meat, vegetable 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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Sample menus

Menus change most days as all our produce is fresh and seasonal.

Below is a sample of our signature dishes.

Á la Carte –view sample here

Mon – Sat 12.30pm -3.30pm and every day 6.30pm -9.30pm

– All items priced individually

Snacks, Sandwiches and Sweets

Daily 12.30 – 6.30pm

– All items priced individually

Sunday Lunch

Set lunch menus available Sundays 12.30-4pm
– Two courses costs €29.50
– Two courses costs €34.50


– Three courses costs €14.00

From the Garden

BBQ Tomato 6.50

Soup, Basil Oil, Croutons

Green Asparagus 9.75

Pepperonata, Burrata, Almonds

Mediterranean Vegetable Gratin 16.50

Garden Salad Leaves, Grilled Bread

Wild Mushroom Ravioli 19.50

Spinach, Hazelnut, Shallot, Sherry Vinaigrette

From the Land

McGrath’s Smoked Beef 9.75

Rocket, Hen’s Egg, Mature Cheddar

Guinea Fowl and Foie Gras Terrine 9.50

Pickled Vegetables, Brioche, Parsley, Mayonnaise

Skeaghanore Duck 23.00

Caramelised Breast, Pak Choy Shanghai, Soy, Ginger

Irish Pork Fillet 23.50

Savoy Cabbage, Smoked Bacon, Honey and Mustard Sauce

Fillet Steak, Rib Eye Steak and Strip Loin Steak also served

From the Sea

Prawn Cocktail 12.50

Ice lettuce, Avocado, Marie-Rose Sauce

Cliff House Chowder 9.50

Herb Cream, Lemon, Pimento de la Vera

Organic Irish Smoked Salmon starter/main 12.50/21.50

Mi-Cuit, Buttermilk, Dill Oil, Radish

Helvick Cod á la Plancha 22.50

Warm Tomato Salad, Basil, Black Olive Tapenade

Irish Beef from McGrath's and Sheelin

Fillet Steak 8oz 38.50

Rib Eye Steak 10oz 32.50

Strip Loin 10oz 28.50 

French Fries, Green Beans, Tomato, Bearnaise Sauce

Irish Fish on the Bone

Black Sole 35.00

Plaice 27.50

Mashed Lemon Potato, Stem Broccoli, Tomato, Irish Butter Sauce

Side Dishes

French Fries 4.00

Champ Potato 4.00

Green Summer Vegetables 4.50

Mixed Salad 4.00


CLIFF10 Organic Chocolate Ganache 9.75

Pistachio Crunch, Sea Salt Ice Cream

Summer Fruits Tart 9.25

Condensed Milk, Pine Nuts, Sorbet

Lemon and Cream Pot 9.25

Blackwater Gin, Jelly, Meringue

Peach Melba Fool 9.50

Vanilla Ice Cream, Almonds, Raspberry Sauce

Irish Farmhouse Cheese 3 or 5 9.50/12.00

Apple Juice, Membrillo, Salad Leaves, Crackers


Harty Oysters 6 or 12 15.00/22.00

Iberico Ham 70 g 15.00

Dutch Beef Bitterballen Croquettes (5) 8.50

Skeaghanore Duck Rilette (3) 7.50

Poivrade Artichoke & Peperonata 6.50

Organic Italian Olives 5.50


Yawl Bay Smoked Salmon 10.50

Soda Bread, Cucumber, Lemon Mayonnaise

Free-Range Crisp Chicken Wrap 9.75

Caesar Dressing, Bacon, Lettuce

McGrath’s Corned Beef 9.50

Barron’s Blaa, Egg Mayonnaise

Ham & Cheese Toastie 6.50

Barron’s Batch Bread


Freshly Baked Fruit Scone 3.75

Ardmore Carrot Cake 4.50

Lemon Drizzle Cake 4.50

Chocolate & Nut Muffin 4.50

All served with Vanilla Citrus Cream


Sea Food Cocktail

Ice Lettuce, Avocado, Mary Rose Sauce, Lemon

Wild Mushroom Soup

Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli

Guinea Fowl and Foie Gras Terrine

Pickled Vegetables, Brioche Bread, Mixed Salad

Garden Beetroot Salad

Ardsallagh Goat Cheese, Crackers, Apple Dressing

Main Courses

BBQ Beef Ribs

Crisp Potatoes, Coleslaw,  BBQ Sauce

Cliff House Hamburger

Brioche Bun, Cheddar, Fries, Burger Sauce

Helvick Hake

Potato Salad, Cherry Tomatoes, Butter Sauce

West Cork Whole Place On the Bone

Lemon Mash, Broccoli, Brown Butter Vinaigrette

Skeaghanore Duck Confit

Champ Mash, Green Bean Salad, Black Olive,


Chocolate Ganache Tart

Sea Salt Ice Cream and Pistachio

Cliff House Peach Melba Fool

Cider Sabayon, Vanilla Ice Cream, Almonds

Summer Fruit Tart

Condensed Milk, Pine Nuts, Sorbet

Irish Farmhouse Cheeses

Apple Juice, Salad, Crackers


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

September Oyster Special

Throughout the month of September, a special offer of 6 Irish Oysters with a glass of Albariño wine from Rías Baixas in Spain for €15 will be  available every day in the Bar restaurant of Cliff House Hotel

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