2009 Award Winners NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR 2009
Cliff House Hotel
Clinging to steep cliffs on the edge of the heritage village of Ardmore, this hotel opened to some acclaim a few months ago and, with its fresh contemporary style, ambitious cooking and emphasis on professional and genuinely caring service, it has brought a new focus to an area of outstanding hospitality and unspoilt natural beauty which has somehow remained a well kept secret until now.
On the edge of the pretty village (which has much to recommend it including a round tower, good restaurants, a lovely sandy beach, excellent walking and a good local pottery), this striking hotel is in a beautiful location overlooking the sea – many will fondly remember old-fashioned afternoon teas on the terrace in its former guise - and, despite its dramatic design, the sea remains the star.
And, with Head Chef Martijn Kajuiter’s exciting food and good old-fashioned hands-on management from General Manager Adriaan Bartels as well as the charm of the location, this promises to be a place that will make a lot of friends – for both the hotel and the area.
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Apps and Books
Meals for All Seasons - The Best of Contemporary Irish Cooking (out of print, Hardback)This vintage cookbook is out of print and only available here. Georgina Campbell's outstanding a ...more...