Adriaan Bartels: “We realised that the only people who would come and stay in those days were the Irish, and there was only so much they would pay.”  Photograph: Patrick Browne

In the world of Adriaan Bartels, small is definitely beautiful. Bartels is the man in charge of the Cliff House Hotel, which overlooks the bay in Ardm(...)

Upside down pear tart

Apples and pears are the harbingers of winter. They are also the basis of lots of delicious hearty dishes that help us to cope with the change in the (...)

Freshly harvested kale. Photograph: Getty Images
Forever greens

On the vague off chance that you haven’t yet noticed, might I mention the fact that kale is trending? Once dismissed as tasteless fodder crops, this l(...)

The Relais & Châteaux 60th anniversary celebrations kick off with a  dinner at The House restaurant at the Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore tomorrow night

Relais to rock ’n’ rollRelais & Châteaux celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, and the group’s 35 Irish and British member properties (...)

Executive chef Martijn Kajuiter said the recognition “makes all our hard work worthwhile, and is a great morale booster for our whole team”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Michelin-starred Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore, Co Waterford, has become only the second Irish restaurant to receive four AA rosettes. The hotel jo(...)

I picked my first ripe strawberry from the garden late last week; scarlet-red and succulent, its sweet flesh smelled of summer and tasted something li(...)