Knights Bar truly is the jewel in the crown of this extraordinary 12th century castle, a beautiful room with its polished wooden floors, warm leather banquettes & classic upholstered booths, open fireplaces & ornate pitched ceiling. Visitors will experience a journey through modern Irish cuisine with carefully designed contemporary menus served in an enchanting 12th century Irish bar, Knights Bar has the perfect blend of contemporary sophistication & welcoming ambience.
Knights has in recent years become a stalwart of the Dublin Gastro Bar scene, delivering exceptional dishes created by Executive Head Chef, Stuart Heeney, using only the very best of local produce, of which there is no shortage thanks to the hotels envious stone's throw from the beautiful north Dublin coastline and Howth, the home of Dublin fresh fish and seafood. Firm favourites on the menu include the delicious Braised Wicklow lamb, slow-cooked in a rich lamb broth, with Chantenay carrots, pearl barley, homemade scones and parsley butter, a Prime Rib burger made to order and lighter options including Signature Sandwiches and mouth-watering salads; this is an eclectic gastro bar menu with something for everyone.
To complement the Gastro dining experience, Craft beer is a specialty in Knights, with an extensive craft beer menu featuring Clontarf Castle's own pale ale – appropriately named Cluain Tarbh, Clontarf's original name in Irish, and made by local brewers, The Five Lamps Brewery.
Gin & Whiskey tastings can also be arranged by Bar Manager: Cormac Rose and his team.
It is however, the warm, caring and familiar service delivery by a dedicated team that boasts amongst its ranks many team members who have been with the Castle for years, guaranteeing all that frequent a wonderful genuine experience.
Winner of Gastro Bar of the Year by Bar Of The Year Awards 2019
Morning pastries: Monday to Sunday 10.00am – 12.00pm
All Day Dining: Monday to Sunday 12pm – 9pm