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.

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.

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

Dutch Salad, Apple, Codium, Salmon Ice Cream, Oak Smoke

McGraths Lamb “Pastrami”

White Asparagus, Courgette, Basil, Samphire, Tomato Oil

Squab Pigeon

Garden Peas, Girolles, Celeriac, Foie Gras, Brie de Meaux, Jus

McGrath’s Black Angus Beef

Garden Vegetables, Bresaola, Kilbeggan Whiskey, Beef Tea

Irish Rose Veal

Broad Beans, Green Asparagus, Radish, Arancini, Veal Jus

Red Mullet “Escabeche”

Garden Carrot, Potato Crème, Sea Herbs, Saffron Jus

Organic Chocolate 65 %

Olive Oil, Rhubarb, Sea Salt, ”White” Coffee Ice Cream

“Alto el Sol “ Peru – Vintage 2016”                                    

“Cliff 10” Organic – Vintage 2018”  

Strawberry 2019

Vanilla, Mascarpone, Basil, Cookies & Cream

Farm House Cheeses “Trolley”

Home-made Condiments, Crackers, Bread

Starter Collection

Helvick Cod – Heirloom Tomato, Focaccia, Oregano

McGrath Beef– Avruga, Peas, Radish, Yang Sauce

Duck Foie Gras – Candied Celery, Rhubarb, Black Olive, Cracker

Mosse, Loire Valley, France 2006 / Vacqueyras, Rhone Valley, France 2016

AA1 Dutch White Asparagus

Herb Pancake, Hollandaise, Woodruff

Audacia, Galicia, Spain 2015

Guinea Fowl

Courgette Flower, Basil, BBQ Oil

El Bandito, Swartland, South Africa 2015

McGraths Lamb

Green Asparagus, Polenta, Garlic, Persillade, Lamb Jus 

Josephine, Bergenland, Austria 2015

Additional Cheese Course €10.00 Per Person

Dessert Collection

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

Seabuckthorn Rice, Cream, Meringue

Parfait “Nougatine” Strawberry, Popcorn, Caramel

Animea, Veneto, Italy

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.