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Cleaver East

6-8 East Essex Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 531 3500
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (79 reviews)
“pork belly” (33 reviews)
“burger” (50 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
6-8 East Essex Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were treated to the Surprise Tasting Menu (6 courses) on the occasion of our 40th wedding anniversary. As it turns out, we had our wedding reception in the same hotel (the Clarence) 40 years ago. From the moment we walked into the restaurant, we...More

Thank Radar58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for brunch on my birthday, unfortunately didn’t have a reservation but the staff worked to find a table for us. The staff are amazing, really attentive and friendly and the atmosphere is really really relaxing and enjoyable. The mix of music being played...More

Thank jessantoni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of four booked for Bottomless Mimosa Brunch. When one of our party rang to make the reservation she didn't get through to anyone as she rang outside the reservation line hours. She left a voicemail and she received a call back...More

Thank sophiegough
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sophie, Many thanks for getting in touch to give us your feedback. Sorry to hear about the mix up over the booking. I can assure you it was not our intention to cause any confusion but I am sure tables became available due to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a work dinner. Plenty of choice on the menu. Got the scallops for starter and the pork belly for main. Scallops starter was delicious. 3 big scallops. The pork belly was very tasty and cooked perfectly. Only downside was the crackle on...More

Thank Susie-don
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi There, Many thanks for your recent feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed our delicious Pan Fried Scallops. I will of course let the chef know your thoughts on the pork belly crackling who will of course take them on board. Yes, we would love...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I started with scallops are they were delicious. We both had Lamb for our main and everything on the plate was perfect and delicious. Ice cream for desert wrapped up a lovely dinner for us both.More

Thank Peadar F
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Peadar, Many thanks for the great feedback. Delighted to hear you enjoyed our delicious Pan Fried Scallops and Roast Rump of Wicklow Lamb. Next time you visit why not try our world famous #BottomlessBrunch with dishes like Crab Cake Sliders, Pulled Beef Croquettes and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 7 girls over from London for just one night - had been recommended here for as a great place for lunch. We only had main courses which came and the 'Porn Star burger' that a couple of us ordered was...More

Thank Carol T
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Carol, Many thanks for the feedback on your dining experience recently. I was most disappointed to hear about this very unfortunate situation which could have been completely avoided. Please contact info@cleavereast.ie with your contact details and a member of management will be in touch....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have tried a few bottomless brunch in Dublin since first visiting Cleaver East . None compare!! Location, food choice, DJ, service and price hasn't been topped!!! Love this place.

Thank Robcon89
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey There, Many thanks for the fab feedback. Delighted to hear you are loving our world famous #bottomlessbrunch. Looking forward to your next visit :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our evening started badly with difficulty in getting a taxi to the restaurant but rang ahead about the delay it wasn't a problem. An amazingly decked out restaurant. The starter was great we got the pigs cheek and salmon and haddock fritters. Really tasty highly...More

Thank Andrew H
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Andrew, Many thanks for the feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed the very tasty Pigs Cheek and fab Fritters for starters. I was sorry to hear your plates were removed too quickly. I will pass these comments on to all waiting staff to ensure...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was good to begin with, one of the waitresses came over regularly and topped our drinks up. We were sitting up the stairs from the bar. After our food arrived and down stairs became buiser we were more or less forgotten about. We waited...More

Thank 151niamh2018
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi There, Many thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. I was sorry to hear you were let down on the day by the service. I can assure you this is not the usual standard of service we provide in Cleaver East...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well our son had booked this as we were visiting him in Dublin In his new home , truthfully I was a little concerned, both with the thought of a bottomless brunch and some of the reviews, I was pleasantly surprised, the food was excellant,...More

Thank Ann_C924
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ann, Many thanks for the wonderful feedback. Delighted to read you all had a fantastic Bottomless Brunch in Cleaver East recently. I will be sharing your kind comments with the whole team. Hope to see you again soon, thanks again!

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Elaine P
12 November 2017|
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Response from trudyjane1966 | Reviewed this property |
we always dress up for dinner as it is becoming a thing of the pass but it is just smart casual. Some of the people in the restaurant with us just looked scruffy, not nice.
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Sonya_m84
8 August 2017|
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Response from timntoots | Reviewed this property |
Yes from the front of Clarence Hotel, and there is toilet as well but let them know when you book as the tables are pretty close so they set you up. The staff are lovely and nothing is too much trouble.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-8 East Essex Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 531 3500
  • E-mail
Description
Situated in the heart of Ireland's capital city, on East Essex Street in the popular Temple Bar area. Oliver Dunne who currently holds a Michelin Star for Bon Appetit Restaurant in Malahide has created an exciting dining experience at Cleaver East located within The Clarence Hotel. The ethos of Cleaver East is to deliver the highest standard of food and cuisine at really affordable prices. Open seven days a week, Cleaver East offers great food, friendly service, classic cocktails, affordable wines with Irish and International Craft Beer! We welcome group reservations at Cleaver East and offer semi-private dining facilities.
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