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Cleaver East

6-8 East Essex Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 531 3500
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (103 reviews)
“pork belly” (35 reviews)
“scallops” (34 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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1 - 10 of 693 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at the restaurant Sunday night and there were only few other people dining there at that time, which made the atmosphere seem a bit dead. The place was huge and it was missing a lively vibe. However the food was delicious so...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank naamanda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tastes are really good but in average portions and a bit expensive. The atmosphere pleasant and staff polite. But it is an interesting choice.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AmaliaGeo4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pulled pork sandwich and the mac&cheese. Both were surprisingly good. Expect to pay 10-15 per brunch dish.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank STIANofNORWAY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Cleaver East. Somewhat quirky decor but the food was very good. Steaks cooked as ordered, but all veg etc at additional cost. My only reservation was that the restaurant was very cool (even cold) and I felt I was sitting in a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 510declanl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here today for brunch. They had a set menu 2 courses for €25. The service was good but the food and drinks were absolutely horrendous. We both ordered bloody Mary’s. They where awful. The tomato juice was so watery and there was about...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tallulah M
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tallulah, Many thanks for passing on this feedback from your recent visit to Cleaver East. I was most disappointed to read about your experience and had wish any issues would have been rectified on the day. I can assure you all our ingredients our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed breakfast two days of our stay. We didn't learn until the second day that a voucher could have been purchased from the hotel for a discount of 3 euro for the full breakfast. Staff was pleasant, food was good. A little on the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Toni C
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Toni, Many thanks for passing on this feedback. Delighted to hear you enjoyed our full irish/continental breakfast over your stay in Dublin recently. I was sorry to hear you were not informed about the voucher on your arrival but many thanks for bringing this...More

Reviewed 17 December 2018

This is a large open space with two mezzanines at either end of a large, high-ceiling room with a large bar area in the middle. The food is good and in particularly the potatoes — which tasted like pratas canarias — i.e. where they are...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DominicDeBurca
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Dominic, Thank you for the feedback. Glad to hear you were pleasantly surprised with our beautiful restaurant Cleaver East recently. I hope to see you back again in the New Year. Have a great Christmas!!!

Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous time in Cleaver East for brunch. The food was delicious and the drinks really were bottomless. Having read some reviews we were very pleasantly surprised with the service. The staff were very friendly, attentive and we didn’t have to ask for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mischa123
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Mischa, Many thanks for your lovely comments. I was most pleased to read about your fab dining experience in Cleaver East recently. We are looking forward to your retrun visit already!

Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

We had a brilliant time here for brunch! The food is amazing and the staff are fab. If you come here ask for Lily, she’s the best!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ellenhudson
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ellen, Wow!! Thanks so much for the great feedback, I will be sure to share it with the whole team. Have a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you again in 2019.

Reviewed 13 December 2018

I visited Clever East about a year ago for bottomless brunch and we had a terrible experience. Our table wasn't ready when we arrived, the waitress tried to tell us they couldn't accommodate us despite having a booking. However, there was a blonde girl who...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Claire F
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Claire, Many thanks for the feedback. I was most disappointed to read about your recent experience. Yes, you are absolutley right the Bottomless Brunch is for 2 hours and starts from the time of your booking. I was deeply saddened to read of your...More

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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 M
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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