I dined at the Black Oak with 6 other family members last weekend to celebrate the 40th birthday of one of our group. The location of the restaurant is superb with a wonderful view of the coastline (unfortunately slightly obscured during our visit due to low-lying cloud). When we arrived the restaurant was very emply with just one other table occupied - however, during the evening a few more tables filled up. The 3 course set dinner is €36 - this also included an amuse bouche and tea/coffee afterwards. We all thoroughly enjoyed our amuse bouche of sweet potato and coconut soup served in an espresso cup. All of us also enjoyed the starters we had ordered. The problems started with the mains. Two of us ordered steak cooked medium rare. Mine arrived well done. My brother's arrived medium to well done. While the steak was tasty and the accompanying vegetables etc were lovely, it was disappointing to receive a steak not cooked to order. This is, in my view, invariably an issue across the board in Irish restaurants. The only child in our midst ordered fish gougons from the children's menu - to our shock her fish goujons contained several fish bones. Another person had ordered hake and experience the same problem. The person who ordered duck found it too well done. So, out of a group of seven, only two were happy with the main course. The issue of the fish bones was pointed out to the waitress. Desserts were scrumptious and the pre-arranged dessert plate for the birthday girl arrived with the staff singing happy birthday. to her. So would I return - yes I would for the service and view. But, really, attention to detail is needed in kitchen in terms of boning fish and cooking steak.