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Cloister Restaurant

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Abbey St | Lower, Ennis None, Ireland
+353 65 686 8198
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I truly enjoyed our dining experience at the Cloister restaurant in Ennis. We were looking for a top end restaurant for our anniversary and we hit the spot. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff was friendly and made an effort to get to know the customers. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling... More 

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1 Thank JenSully5
County Dublin, Ireland
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm currently in Ennis staying with family. My sister suggested The Cloister Restaurant for lunch today for 3 of us. I'd never been but my sister has several times & loves it. We each had a main course & 2 of us had dessert. I had the pork belly - yum! My sister had the goat's cheese salad & my... More 

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1 Thank ClaremcDublin
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi ClaremcDublin. Thanks for taking the time to write about your visit, glad you enjoyed it as much as you did. The dishes you chose are good and very popular, good choices!! Thanks Dermot and all the Team. More 

Ireland
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97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're living in the region or just visiting, this top-class restaurant is a "must visit" for Lunch or evening meal.. It's the best and most consistent restaurant ever !!.. The Management; staff; food; wine selection; ambiance; the welcome - absolutely everything is "top notch"..... "all the time"... Their 'secret sauce' is their consistency in everything they do... If you... More 

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2 Thank myhonestopinion4u
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi myhonestopinion4you. Thanks again for taking the time to post on TripAdvisor. We're delighted that such a regular visitor is still prompted to write so nicely about what we do. Thank you. Dermot and all the Team More 

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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here on our way home from the cliffs of moher and holy god someone will have to roll me out, I'm as full as a bull. Had the mushroom risotto for starters...well I licked that plate clean, then we had the days special of roast beef, I think I've actually eaten a whole cow😂

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2 Thank Shellsuit14
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Shellsuit, Thanks for your visit, we're really glad you enjoyed your Lunch so much. The Beef is a winner alright! Regards Dermot and all the Team More 

Cork Ireland
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and i thoroughly enjoyed our evening here in Cloister last night Tuesday 2nd May...we did not have a reservation on arrival but were very warmly ,courteously greeted and kindly accommodated by a gentleman who i would think is the owner..we had lovely comfortable seating and had a most relaxed ,unhurried and enjoyable meal. Actually in my view, it... More 

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3 Thank FinolaCorkIreland
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Finola, Many thanks for the lovely review you posted. Glad to read how much you both enjoyed your visit to us here at the Cloister, we enjoyed having you visit us also. Kind regards Dermot and all the Team. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cloister is one of my favourite places to go for dinner. The chef is so passionate about food, the service is second to none and the surroundings are just fab.

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3 Thank Karen H
Camarche, Public Relations Manager at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Thanks for your review. It's always nice when repeat customers are so happy. Dermot & all the Team. More 

Ennis, Ireland
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go to the Cloister quite a bit but just review once a year. It is the go to restaurant when we want excellent; Food Wine Service Atmosphere Every year it gets better. It's a credit to Noreen, Dermot and all of their wonderful staff. We are very lucky to have this standard of restaurant in our lovely little town... More 

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4 Thank 375maeve
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 375maeve, Thanks for your review, so glad you enjoy visiting us here, we enjoy having you as such regular guests. Regards Dermot and all the Team. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food, super clean premises,was a bit wary of the parking at the back until I realised it is central to town and beside a garda station so very safe.really enjoyed starter and main,didn't get to try dessert unfortunately but one of the finest places clare has to offer.very closely rivals bunratty!checked out reviews before going and wasn't sure initially... More 

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4 Thank LorettaCork
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear LorettaCork, Many thanks for your lovely review, and for your visit. We appreciate both Reagrds Dermot & all the Team More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited this Restaurant on many occasions with family and friends I think it is time to give my review on this place. The food is outstanding with a great selection on the menu, Have never been disappointed by it. We had Prawn Pil Pil and Risotto for starters and Sea Bass with fish cake and Duck leg for mains... More 

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3 Thank Eliza M
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Eliza M. Very nice of you to take the time to post such a lovely review. Thanks very much for all the support. Regards Dermot & all the Team More 

Trecasali, Italy
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the restaurant, the food was very good. The location is very beautiful and the staff very polite.

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3 Thank Maurizio M
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Maurizio, Thanks very much for the nice note on your visit to us. Regards Dermot & all the Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 50
Cuisine
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey St | Lower, Ennis None, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Ennis
  • Phone Number: +353 65 686 8198
Description
Situated in the heart of medieval Ennis. This is a modern restaurant that serves fresh locally sourced produce. Wonderful to visit for a light bar meal during the day or more inventive cuisine in the evenings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?