Off The Square Restaurant
Main Street, Clifden
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Reviewed 06th November 2012 (visited 19 September 2012 )
Avoid this restaurant if you dislike rude and ignorant staff! Sour faced giving the impression she did not want to be there with no eye contact when talking to the mature dark haired waitress. I have never given a bad review but this restaurant deserves it as we were made to feel uncomfortable with our guest when having breakfast. This was a second visit after a similar but not quite as bad first visit. The food was excellent and very good value which is obviously why the restaurant is popular but no one should be treated so poorly when paying good money. If the owner sorted the problem it would get 5 stars but do they care?
Reviewed 17th August 2011 (visited 27 July 2011 )
Stumbled on this restaurant on a brief visit to Clifden. The menu has agreat choice of seafood dishes.I chose some oysters for starters and tuna for main course, both good and fresh. The tuna was a little over cooked but it tasted good neverthe less. Staff were extremely friendly appeared to be a family situation but it worked really well. If I was to have any complaint it was the lack of half bottles of wine on the wine list because you can be very limited with wine by the glass and chardonnay isnt my choice in wine. overall it was value for money with a good friendly relaxed atmosphere. I will be back in the Autumn!!
Reviewed 20th February 2011 (visited 11 February 2011 )
Great little restaurant in clifden. Had a lovely dinner there last weekend, seems like its a family run business, very friendly and helpful. Went back again for breakfast sunday morning before leaving town.
Reviewed 29th January 2011 (visited 29 January 2011 )
Very disappointed. Had booked a table for 4 people and when we got there we were told we had to wait, while we waited they asked the people at the table we were due to sit at to leave very abruptly and rudely very embarrassing for us. They then proceeded to sit us at the table in a big draught (its cold out tonight) with a dirty tablecloth (the same one the previous guests used) and reset the table using cutlery that the previous guests didnt use (from their sitting). We then asked to sit at another table as there were numerous empty ones and were told they were booked earlier that day despite us booking at 11.30am!The staff were so rude to us and the previous people in addition to the dirty tables that we decided to leave and eat elsewhere in clifden. Very disappointed with the staff and restaurant unfortunately we won't be returning.
Reviewed 16th July 2010 (visited 5 July 2010 )
One of the better family places in Clifden. Nice decor and atmosphere. The food is good, lots of fish. Cleggan crab claws to start were delicious. the fish with bacon and asparagus was fine, the steak fine. An enjoyable meal in a nice setting -certainly in the top 4 restaurants in Clifden.
Reviewed 09th June 2010 (visited 6 June 2010 )
Fabulous evening spent in Off the Square from the moment we arrived staff could not be more helpful. Food was excellent, the special (sea trout ) was wonderfully presented and straight from the boat. Served with delicious chunky chips and creamed garlic potatoes that I can still taste. Good wine selection and childrens menu. Well worth a visit and great value for money
Reviewed 07th August 2008 (visited 2 August 2008 )
Had a great meal here last weekend. The food is very fresh and not overly fussy. Had mussels to start and sea bass with pea mash. Shared dessert, which was a molten chocolate pudding, yum. With 2 starters, 2 mains, 1 dessert, wine and coffe, bill came in under 80euros which was very reasonable given the quality of food. Would definitely recommend, but make sure you book in advance at weekends.
Reviewed 19th February 2008 (visited 16 February 2008 )
Food pretty good, service rather peculiar. Lunch was reasonable chowder and sandwiches, kid's selection was generous and good quality. They don't seem to use the cheapest burgers and nuggets, which I appreciate. Service was odd in terms of the order of serving - chowder was treated as a starter, but chowder with a sandwich was served as a main; coffees served before the dessert order was taken. This got annoying as it made lunch too long with kids. Overall good meal but service could improve.