The House Restaurant

Irish modern cuisine with a Michelin star
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The House Restaurant

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Our House Restaurant holds a Michelin Star and Four AA Rosettes.
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Our one Michelin-starred hotel restaurant in Ireland is simply named The House Restaurant at The Cliff House Hotel.

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.

To ensure availability of the Tasting menu we would recommend that you select it upon reservation.

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 helping to ensure standards are always high.

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.

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Sample Menus

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

– Three-course cost €88

– Three-course wine-tasting menu cost €42

– Tasting menu cost €110

– Tasting menu wine flight cost €62

– Tasting menu wine flight with champagne cost €80

Bantry Bay Organic Salmon

Sea Lettuce, Vegetables, Salmon Ice Cream, Oak Smoke


Black Garlic, Cauliflower, Lemon, Avruga

McGrath's Beef

Egg, Focaccia, Gherkin, Yang, Smoke

McGrath’s Black Angus Beef

Garden Vegetables, Bresaola, Kilbeggan Whiskey, Beef Tea

Irish Wild Venison

Butternut Squash, Lentils, Pistachio, Cocoa Nibs

Corvina "Italian Seabass"

Carmelised Celeriac, Wild Garlic, Morels, Beurre Blanc

Organic Chocolate 65 %

Malted Barley, Olive Oil, Gold, Sea Salt


Rhubarb & Raspberry

Blood Orange & Passionfruit

Candy Floss, Custard, Crunch

Starter Collection

Scallop – Black Garlic, Cauliflower, Lemon, Avruga Caviar

McGrath’s Beef – Egg, Focaccia, Gherkin, Yang, Smoke


Guinea Fowl

Celeriac, Wild Garlic, Morels, Bacon, Jus

Corvinna "Italian Seabass"

Lemongrass, Seafood Crunch, Tandoori Hollandaise


Irish Wild Venison

Butternut Squash, Lentils, Pistachio

Additional Cheese Course 3/6 Pieces €14.00/ €20.00



Dessert Collection

Organic Chocolate 65%Malted Barley, Olive Oil, Gold, Sea Salt

Magnum Rhubarb & Raspberry      

Blood ORange & Passionfruit- Candy Floss, Custard, Crunch

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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