Ardmore, County Waterford


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


This lack of pretension underpins chef Martijn Kajuiter’s awardwinning 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.


Menus change as regularly as the team’s explorations, with Kitchen Chef Kwanghi Chan helping to ensure standards are always high, along with the work of Sous Chef Shane McGrath - ‘the essential Irish factor in my kitchen,’ says Martijn Kajuiter of his Carlingford-born colleague who has been at Martijn’s side since the beginning.


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.


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, 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.


The House Restaurant is closed on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in Winter and Sunday and Monday nights in Summer with the exception of bank holiday weekends.


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