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The Cliff Townhouse

#297 of 2,017 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
South City Centre
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22 Saint Stephen's Green | Dublin 2, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 638 3939
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:30
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Middle England
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216 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A business colleague took us here; we found everyone to be very friendly, the wine they recommended was excellent, and the food lovely. My only gripe is that portions sizes seem a little uneven. Husband has Dublin bay prawns, and it was huge. I had scallops - they managed to make 1 scallop into 3 wafer think slices. Add in... More 

Thank Anionfan
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148 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pre booked for dinner at Cliff Townhouse last Saturday. We arrived just before 8:00 & service seemed to be turning over so the restaurant emptied & filled up again within half an hour. I have to say the seating can be a bit tight and if you are a couple you can expect to be seated along the wall at... More 

Thank TravelwithGar
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

A group had Christmas party here. They offered a la carte menu (for the fussier eaters amongst us) as well as the group menu. The food was delicious from start to finish, which is not always the case in restaurants in the run up to Christmas. There are steps up to the restaurant and more steps up to the bathrooms... More 

Thank Fifi40
Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This was a wonderful lunch on a Sunday afternoon. A lovely atmosphere and it was close to Christmas so there was a good buzz in the early afternoon. A little disappointed as a starter that 2 of the party wanted was no longer available but everyone declared the alternatives to be excellent. All main courses were wonderfully presented and enjoyed... More 

Thank loretta22013
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249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We waited just inside the door for the front of house guy to return to his station. 5 min later he returns grumpy and then seats the couple who walked in just moments ago Finally seated in cramped conditions. Wine list is poor in my opinion so we opt for some prosecco and a bottle of red. My ceviche tuna... More 

Thank seanpg
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174 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Went with 6 other friends for Christmas dinner on a Sunday .Service was slow although the waitress was pleasant although she went missing and we had to keep looking for drinks and food ! Food was terrible . The crab starter was mainly a salad with 'no taste' at all .The prawns were the same ! Main course fish was... More 

Thank biggestjohn22
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We went there the last Saturday before Christmas Relaxed environment Friendly staff Really good food Good value Great location What else can I say ...

Thank Fergus M
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Went with my family for the Christmas 3 course menu for 59 euro for daughters December birthday. The starters were ok, 4 main course fish were luke warm,charging for 2 small pots of veg extra is ridiculous . Deserts were average,but charging 9.30 euro for 2 coffees is too much. I had ordered a birthday plate,but instead they slapped on... More 

Thank Irish_CailinDublin
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185 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The Cliff Townhouse was an unplanned delight. After a rather bizarre experience at a restaurant that preferred not to serve us because we were a few minutes early, we started searching for a place to eat dinner at prime time on a Saturday evening just before Christmas. The staff at the Townhouse were gracious when we showed up without reservations.... More 

Thank Professor572
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Our hotel concierge recommended this restaurant. The setting is quite nice. It is fairly formal and quiet enough to easily hear your dinner companion. There were many people in business attire. The waitstaff was attentive and, like so many service people we have experienced in Dublin, very friendly and eager to assist. The menu had two sides, fixed price and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 74 - USD 95
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Saint Stephen's Green | Dublin 2, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 638 3939

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