Passed through Blackrock Village Passed through Blackrock Village during a family “Staycation” and stumbled upon this hidden gem. Money well spent by the owners and the staff were friendly and welcoming. We felt safe and the kids ran around in the garden while we enjoyed Mussels and the Beef Striploin. It was a great part of our trip!
A Tale of Two VERY DIFFERENT Experiences Under one Roof - This Review is for The Chairman's Room The Clermont is two VERY different offerings under the same roof: the Clermont downstairs and The Chairman's Room upstairs. They are so different that they warrant two separate reviews. Downstairs is daylight robbery and mediocre at best. For what is on offer, I'd rate McDonalds above it! Upstairs however is a totally different story and that is what this review is about.
Over the last 30 years I have been lucky enough to eat in some amazing restaurants across the world and I have to say my experience in The Chairman's Room is nearly up there with any of them. In fact, with just a little extra push, it would be right there. The food (oh the food!!!), the staff, the decor, everything about it screams class, quality and most importantly a desire to achieve excellence and perfection. Each element compliments the other and they are so close to nailing it! Given time, I think they will.
That's pretty much all I have to say about it, other than if you get a chance to visit, do. It's not going to be easy on the pocket, and nor should it be. Quality costs money and my experience here was that every cent is money well spent. I look forward to going back myself :-)!
The Chairman's Room - Wow! Probably the best Steak in Ireland! A group of us decided to try the Chairman's room at the Clermont in Blackrock. All i can say is wow!. I've honestly never had beef like it. We had the 7 course tasting menu which was fun (if a bit too much!) and the host helped us pick an amazing wine. We had the Fillet's and the Mowhawk's. Amazed to see something like this outside Dublin or Belfast the decor is 5 star. Well done Clermont.