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Reviewed 16 February 2024

The service was so slow, kitchen and bar can’t cope with the capacity booked in. Would not return I’m afraid. Cocktails took forever, by the time the food arrived we were ready to go home. Tables around where also similar, not enough staff to cater...for.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

The staff are probably the most professional and friendly staff ever. There would never be a reason to leave a bad review, as they check to make sure everything is to your liking numerous amounts of times. The flat bread was very flavourful. The avocado...salad with chicken was really good, as was the beef short rib. The apple crumble was one of the best l ever had. The coffee was also excellent.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024

This is a lovely restaurant. My starter was skillet of prawns it was outstanding. The freshness of the prawns was complimented by the tasty jus it came in. It was delicious. I got fish and chips for main. Although it was very pleasant the batter...was a little on the heavy side. The fish was fresh and tasty. The atmosphere was really buzzing, service was excellent. I drank three glasses of white wine Chardonnay. I asked for a really dry Chardonnay and that is exactly what I got. It was cold, dry and delicious. I asked for an Irish coffee for desert which was exceptional in its presentation and taste. No expense spared on the amount of whiskey and the cream stayed floating on top and the black coffee underneath was perfectly separate. A great night. I would have scored this a 5 only for the batter on the fish. Lovely waiter who was so natural in his attention nothing was overdone he really cared about providing excellent service which he did. I am sorry now I didn't catch his name. Would I return? Definitely lovely night out and I would recommend the good quality of food.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal in the Clermont.,the food was nice. The restaurant was quite quiet. When we went to pay the bill I asked the girl at the till mollie to remove the service charge. Personally I object to being asked to pay a service...charge when paying for an already expensive meal. Surely serving customers is part of the deal you are already paying for. And according to the menu it’s an optional discretionary charge. However mollie took exception to this. She asked was something wrong with the service, I said the service was fine but that I didn’t agree with being told to pay a service charge. Mr Goodman has more than enough money to pay his staff. Mollie then said she gets paid a normal wage to which I replied so do I. If this charge is “optional and discretionary” as stated on the menu then customers shouldn’t be made to feel like dirt when asking for this “optional” charge to be removed. Our meal for 2 people on a Sunday evening was €169.07 but yet we were made to feel “cheap” by this member of staff. We won’t be back. Really really shoddy customer service. Sharon Maguire,More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

Fantastic food and overall experience. My wife and I went here for a meal after a busy Christmas with the kids and everything was just perfect. The food was a good as I’ve ever had, Fillet Mignon cooked to perfection. Also the service was fantastic,...really made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

Great spot for any occasion absolutely beautiful decor and very friendly staff, menu was great there was a lot of choice, totally relaxed evening no pressure to order in the beautiful bar area, really loved our food

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2023 via mobile

I can’t fault the food here - it was beautiful. Service from our waiter was also good during our meal. The manager Paudie is a gentleman. My family have been since and said it is some of the best food they’ve ever had out in...Ireland.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023

Absolutely gorgeous athmosphere and decor. Good service. Meals delicious. The special on the day (seabass) was exceptional. Beautiful in presentation and taste. The duck however, though beautiful was bizzarely cut lengthwise in two pieces right down the middle, rather than sliced normally or left whole....It really took away from both the look and practicality of eating the dish. I have no idea why any chef would do such a thing. Also a slight gripe about the service charge. While i know its customary with larger groups but as a table of 3 I feel its bad practice to demand X amount regardless. In fact I feel it aggrieves people as it did us and we literally paid the service charge (i think it was 10 or 12%) and left no further tip as it just annoyed us being told what to tip. As it happened we would have tipped much more as the experience was fab, so i feel others would do likewise to thw detriment of the servers tips.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

My wife and I had our wedding reception for a party of approx 30 guests in the covered dining area/pergola at the back of the restaurant and I can’t recommend the restaurant, the food or the staff highly enough. We first contacted the manager, Joan,...a few months back and from the word “go” we knew we had made the right choice. From the initial meeting, through to food tasting and all the emails in between every single detail was covered and prepared for. The food tasting itself a few weeks beforehand was fantastic and we didn’t think the restaurant could possibly replicate such a high standard on the day but they did - and more! The big day itself went like clockwork, exactly as Joan had laid out in the plan. Red carpet and champagne arrival, table plans, personalised menus and a team of staff ready to go. The wedding area was laid out and decorated perfectly and once again the food was amazing. Every guest said to us it was the best wedding meal they had ever had! Every single member of staff went above and beyond and were both professional and friendly, again many of our guests commented on how good they were. The following evening 11 of us went back for a post-wedding meal and yet again the standard of service and the food was the same - exceptional. Even down to the smallest touch like having my wife’s floral bouquet as the tables centrepiece! The day was absolutely perfect and we couldn’t recommend the venue, Joan, all the staff, the service, the pricing and of course the food highly enough. Thanks again Clermont!!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 July 2023

This is a superbly well designed establishment on the main street in Blackrock. It had a great buzz on the Friday night we visited. The menu is varied and steak featured heavily; our food experience was very good. The wine list is limited and does...require to be embellished. The staff, whilst friendly need some additional training as their lack of professionalism was obvious; that said they were helpful and friendly. Overall, an enjoyable visit and no doubt "an eye to detail" will resolve all of the items highlighted above.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023 via mobile

I can’t fault the food here - it was beautiful. This would have been a 5 star review based on food. Service from our waiter was also good during our meal. However it was what has happened since that has left a bad taste and...put us off returning to The Clermont. My fiancée and I enquired when paying to the manager Joan about holding our wedding celebrations with Clermont in mid 2024 . They were busy so she took our details and would call back during the week. The Clermont’s manager informed us via email that they no longer “cater for larger parties on bank holiday weekends” - this was not a party. It was an informal meal of 24 people the night before our wedding - bridal and grooms party plus parents. Look - this is not a slight against The Clermont’s policy - that’s fine if restaurants have their own stance on things. I just find it very peculiar that any well-run establishment would turn down a group of 24 for a meal and drinks on a bank holiday Sunday because “we don’t cater to large groups on bank holidays”. Each to their own I suppose. But they lost a pre wedding day meal and a post wedding day 2 celebration (40-50 people) from us because of the lack of professionalism in their responses. I’d have no problem dropping in for food again but the front bar is very lacking in any sort of atmosphere, it’s certainly not a pub and more of a cocktail venue- nothing very inviting about the whole place, it lacks friendliness from all staff young and old. A shame, really. I’d love to give them a chance to prove us wrong but based on their last email response they didn’t seem to care - signed off by saying best wishes with your wedding!!!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023 via mobile

Poor service. Not attentive. For all the people that work there, I could not get our server over to the table for a long time even after catching eyes with her after she purposely avoided eye contact twice prior. Acted like she was too busy...so maybe it’s the layout and sections are inefficient. I was able to catch the young boys, both of them did not know the soups and what was in them. Had to go back to the kitchen to “double check” since they didn’t know. But then they never returned nor told the original server about my question. Got so frustrated I decided not to get anything, watched my boyfriend eat.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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The Clermont, Marketing at The Clermont, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2023

Hi Livefree83 Thank you for taking the time to review us here at The Clermont, We greatly appreciate all feedback both negative and positive.firstly we would like top apologise about your experience here at The Clermont if you could please contact us on 0429322666 or...More

Reviewed 13 June 2023

This is my second time in the Clermont for dinner and I have to say there will not be a third. We booked dinner as it was our sons confirmation and he was looking forward to his steak. We arrived, place was busy but seen...to our table quickly. We ordered 3 portions of wings, 3 chicken fillet burgers and my son ordered his steak. Drinks order taken and delivered quickly. Wings - arrived and it was clear to see there is a plan behind them, three decent size wings in each portion and the rest small. To say Luke warm would be giving too much. They tasted ok but sauce was basic and out of a bottle id guess. My son had soup which he enjoyed. Burgers- cold. Plain and simple cold. No excuse. Very salty not a lot of dressing and a squirt of sauce in the middle of the bap. my sons steak he enjoyed but for a fillet it was quite tough. Dessert, I love a good dessert. Asked the manager was the baked Alaska good. He said it was exceptional. It was, exceptionally poor. You could crunch the sugar as it was not mixed properly, not enough sponge on the bottom. It was crap. Expensive and not worth it at all. Won't be back, save your money and try somewhere else.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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The Clermont, Marketing at The Clermont, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2023

Hi Ciarong Thank you for taking the time to review us here at The Clermont, We greatly appreciate all feedback both negative and positive.firstly we would like top apologise about your experience here at The Clermont if you could please contact us on 0429322666 or...More

Reviewed 4 May 2023

Best meal I’ve had in ages. Steak with eggs was super tasty, tender, and the butter infused with seasoning went beautifully with the steak. And very well priced. My friend loved her beef salad, perfect portion, with a refreshing salad dressing. We shared wings and...olive starter/nibbles, both above average in taste. For dessert we shared a modern baked Alaska that went down a treat. Excellent service from young wait staff, impressive.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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The Clermont, Marketing at The Clermont, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2023

Hi 956R_is_nl Thank you for taking the time review us here at The Clermont we really appreciate all feedback both negative and positive. we are really glad you enjoyed your visit to us and look forward to seeing you again, from the whole team here...More

Reviewed 23 April 2023 via mobile

This restaurant came to us as a recommendation. From the moment we stepped inside it was wow from there . The service was amazing . Staff had a great knowledge of the food . Our meals were beautifully presented . Full of flavour and attention...to detail . The only thing that let them down was the Baked Alska. It was not baked . We will be back of course . This place is ideal for an event ot large groups .More

Date of visit: April 2023
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The Clermont, Marketing at The Clermont, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2023

Hi Bubblehills83 Thank you for taking the time review us here at The Clermont we really appreciate all feedback both negative and positive. we are really glad you enjoyed your visit to us and look forward to seeing you again, from the whole team here...More

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It’s ok food wise. I agree with the other reviewers about the atmosphere and decor but their main courses I feel let them down. I actually spoke to someone else who had the same food as me on a different occasion and they... More
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