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Cloister Restaurant

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups

Location and contact

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.
US$8 - US$51
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Cloisters based on Trip advisor reviews. I was not disappointed. The waiter was very knowledgeable about what was available and he exceeded my expectations in terms of service and friendliness. The location was relatively noise free and allowed for a relaxing time....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Michael T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for a quick lunch - service a little slow but the meal more than compensated Quality food, perfect portion size and very well presented. We really enjoyed our meal and will be back again

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 707maryl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious and by far the best so far on our tour down the West coast! The lamb was cooked to perfection as the chicken was superb too! Good sized portions of freshly cooked food and to top it off the desserts are equally delicious!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank OliviaB480
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited with my husband. We rang to book a table, and when we arrived we were the only people there! I believe the restaurant has recently reopened, so that might explain it. The food was absolutely fantastic; I had goat's cheese starter (delicious) and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Angela T
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

My experience was enjoyable with attentive staff. We were a group of 10 friends , ate from a lovely set menu, which was in our opinion was great value. The setting in the back restaurant is modern, eclectic and you have privacy to hear everyone...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank magscoop
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Wanted a nice bite to eat & wasnt disappointed , ordered the curry 🍛 & my gf ordered the duck & we were both extremely happy with the food . The only thing was that we would have ordered some more drinks & desert but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank EireTraveler33
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

We had booked a table and were very much looking forward to visiting. The entrance was beautiful.....but that's where the pleasant experience stopped!! The staff were very inexperienced and we were given menus but had to ask for the set menu and the wine list....More

Date of visit: November 2018
5  Thank dwhit7
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Had a meal in the Cloister Restaurant on the weekend of the Ennis Trad Festival. Was really looking forward to a unique experience as it was No. 1 rated on Trip Advisor and the reviews were excellent. Was in a dark bar like area. Staff...More

Date of visit: November 2018
7  Thank Charles D
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We ate here on our wedding anniversary a year ago and had the best meal ever. It was so good that we didn't even consider another venue this year and we were not disappointed. The meal was excellent and Dermot made us feel like special...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Tymoshan
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Just happened on this place on our way to the airport after a weekend in Galway. What a treat it was too. It was very busy but this did not affect the service or quality of the food. Thoroughly enjoyed our meals and overall experience....More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank ShellsBellz
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2 March 2018|
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Response from robertbrigdale | Reviewed this property |
There about a 20 minuets drive away. They have an upstairs seating area also. If you call them I’m sure it would be ok. But very busy place so book well in advance
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Response from patriciarR3082CT | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend that you book to avoid disappointment. Unsure about gluten free options however I suggest that you Mention this when you are making your reservation. The chefs are very accommodating and have a lovely... More
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