The Clermont offers diners a broad choice from casual dining, a relaxing coffee, to a top-end culinary experience

27thFebruary 2020: The Clermont, located in the heart of the town of Blackrock Co. Louth, has officially opened its doors.

After a five month renovation, the Clermont was revamped to encompass a seaside café bar and restaurant with a Mediterranean-style bistro, fine dining restaurant centered around Ireland’s finest sustainable Angus beef and a private dining and meeting room.

Operations Director Ken Nolan said: “The concept behind the revamp of the Clermont was to design a venue that combined affordable family friendly food, a relaxed café bar serving fine wine, craft cocktails and coffee, and a fine dining area for couples, groups and corporates. At The Clermont, we pride ourselves on offering premier cuisine and quality service in beautiful surroundings by the seaside.”

The Clermont has a separate café bar, with a full bar license and screening of all major sporting events, an all-day Bistro and a fine dining offering, which is hosted in the Chairman’s Room.

Café bar

The café bar is open from 11am each day and caters for all occasions. From casual dining, a relaxing coffee to pre-dinner drinks and crafted cocktails, patrons can relax in the bright and contemporary bar, which overlooks Blackrock beach. An all-day menu is served in the café bar until 4pm.


The daytime menu in the Family Friendly Bistro includes a variety of small plates, and contemporary favourites including brunch, pancakes, sandwiches, pizza, pasta and salads. An extended evening menu is served in the Bistro from 4pm.

Starter dishes in the Bistro include Clermont Chowder, Carlingford Crab Claws, Overnight Beef Tomato, Hot Spicy Chicken Wings and Gin lovers can rejoice in the Drumshambo Gun Powder gin cured salmon. The main course dishes celebrate local suppliers offering 12-hour Braised Beef Short Rib, The Clermont Fish & Chips, Hake Paupiette served with Lemon Dressing, Dry Aged Bellingham Burger and the award winning Bellingham Angus Featherblade.

The Bistro also offers a ‘Cygnets’ kids menu, which is served all day.

Head Chef Dave Murray said: “The concept behind the menu for the Bistro was to develop innovative, family friendly and affordable dishes. The diverse menu offers something for everyone, featuring a range of carefully selected fan favourites combined with our signature style beef dishes.”


The Garden Terrace – A real sun trap!

The Garden Terrace at The Clermont offers the perfect alfresco afternoon experience with Full menu and cocktails available all day. The Summer BBQ & Music events are a must after a stroll along Blackrock Promenade. The Garden Terrace offers a full package of menus for Corporate parties and Group outings to celebrate any occasion or milestone.

Chairman’s Room – Fine Dining by the Sea

Located on the second floor, the Chairman’s Room offers a unique culinary experience. The team, led by Chef Dave Murray, have combined seasonal, fresh and local ingredients to devise a handcrafted menu. The seven course tasting menu is centered on the Chairman’s Room Signature Bellingham Beef and 36 Day Chairman’s Dry Aged beef.

The dining experience is complemented by choice of 75 world class wines, carefully selected by the Clermont Sommelier to suit all palate and tastes. The tasting menu is served at The Chairman’s Room on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6pm – 9pm offering à la carte main dishes and seasonal specials. The Room is also available for private parties and corporate events.

Chef Dave Murray added: “The ‘main event’ in the Chairman’s Room is our award winning Bellingham beef. With the farm located just a stone’s throw from the restaurant, we are afforded the opportunity to serve the best cuts of multi-award-winning Irish Angus Beef to patrons in the Chairman’s Room.”

Located just a few kilometres from the restaurant, the beef from Bellingham Farms is 100% Angus, grass fed and 100 day grain finished.

The Clermont opens Monday to Sunday from 11am, opening late night from Thursday to Saturday.

Bookings can be made online at or by phoning 042 932 2666.

Conveniently located at the half-way point between Dublin and Belfast, and close to the M1 motorway, the restaurant will serve the locality, Newry and Dublin.