Lovely surprise We ate here a few weeks ago with friends that recommended it to us and I have to say that we had a lovely meal. We knew it was a steak house and our steaks were perfectly cooked. Not really for vegetarians as I have 2 daughters that are Veggies and wouldn’t be taking them here.
Starters and Desserts were fab as well. Have recommended it to all our meat eating friends since our visit and hope to get back soon.
Decor lovely and staff were great
Something unexpected Blackrock is fast becoming a destination for good food in North Leinster and the New and the new and improved Clermont has taken the culinary ball and run with it. Having enjoyed a good piece of meat in its previous incarnation I was looking forward to a return visit when it reopened before Christmas.
From the minute you enter the door, it's clear that this is this something new, a place of quality, where the evidence of the fastidious attention to detail is everywhere. The luxurious quality of the fabrics, the intimate cafe to the front, the generous back Bistro, the natural daylight, the art - that indoor tree - this is not the Clermont of old - this is something new and unexpected with a dining experience to suit everyone and their particular budget.
While we didn't have time or a booking to enjoy the Chairman's Room, we had a delicious lunch in the Bistro, but will be back again soon to treat ourselves to something special upstairs.
Overall we had a pleasant Overall we had a pleasant experience. Decor and ambience was superb. A couple of things to note though, the overall wait for the starters and main was far too long, we didn’t get finished our mains until after 10:30pm. Luckily we were having cocktails so they were enjoyed while we waited. Mains were also on the colder side but very tasty all the same. At the end of the night we asked if it would be possible to get an Irish coffee and didn’t receive a great response, the waiter basically looked at us like we were total idiots, said she’d ask but it’s highly unlikely and threw her eyes to heaven as she walked away. A simple “I don’t think so but let me double check” and a smile would have been nice and wouldn’t have left a sour taste for us.