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Cloister Restaurant

Abbey Street | Lower, Ennis, Ireland
+353 65 686 8198
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 7 min
Hours
CUISINES
Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Value
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LOCATION
Abbey Street | Lower, Ennis, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 616 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Tymoshan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank ShellsBellz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To Dermot, Noreen & all the team at The Cloister.. You’ve provided the ultimate dining experience since taking over The Cloister... So genuinely looking forward to your new venture & “Henry’s Bistro & Wine Bar” ! Certainly plan to be a regular & appreciate the...More

5  Thank myhonestopinion4u
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered this Restaurant in June 2012, my husband and I were wandering through Ennis and dropped in by chance. We were amazed at the quality of the food and the extraodinary service by everyone. The flourless chocolate cake became a bit of a never...More

6  Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We were attended by a friendly and helpful young lady. Must say the food was excellent cooked to perfection and reasonable priced for a Michelin star restaurant, would recommend this restaurant for a taste bud treat. This restaurant would be classed as fine dining but...More

2  Thank theresa o
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Theresa, Thanks so much for your kind review, really glad to read how much you enjoyed your visit and found us to offer value also. We don't have a Michelin star, but are listed in the Michelin guide for 2018. We are very lucky...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

16 of us dined at the Cloister on Friday 5th. October 2018 and we all had a fabulous evening. I opted for Feta cheese and water melon, Daube of Beef, followed by icecream - delicious. The Cloister has consistently served me with delicious food, friendliness...More

2  Thank 791aidanw
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Aidan W Delighted to have you all, it was a pleasure. Really glad everyone enjoyed what was such a special event to host. Thanks so much for your continuing support. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 7 October 2018

Great atmosphere, very accommodating staff, good choice on the menu. nothing was too much trouble. the food was of a high standard, if you want to eat in a restaurant which has nice decor, no overcrowding, and nice atmosphere, good food i recommend to try...More

1  Thank Frank M
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Frank M Thanks very much for taking time to post, we're delighted you enjoyed your visit to us and you seemed to have such a positive experience. Thanks for the business. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Visit here often for lunch with work colleagues. Great menu, delicious food and wonderful service. Would highly recommend. Extra bonus free parking!

1  Thank ShelbyLion
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi ShelbyLion Thanks very much for taking the time to post your review, delighted when a regular customer takes the time to let everyone know their thoughts. Thanks for your visits. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Excellent food, cannot fault it. Service was excellent and I enjoyed my meal there very much. I will be recommending this place to eat and will also be stopping again for diner.

1  Thank Shane G
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Shane G, Thanks very much for posting such a positive review, we were all very glad to read it. Please say Hi next time you pass. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Kudos to everyone. Kitchen for truly well-executed and original dishes, staff for a truly enjoyable presentation and service, and management for ensuring we received both. Probably the most enjoyable dining experience of the trip.

1  Thank SGTHoepful
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi SGTHoepful Thanks so much for such lovely review, we are all delighted to read how much you enjoyed the food / service and the Restaurant in general. Many thanks for your business. Dermot & all the Team

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IslandJumper214
2 March 2018|
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Response from Robert B | 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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Holidaydiva23
19 January 2017|
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$51
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey Street | Lower, Ennis, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Ennis
  • Phone Number: +353 65 686 8198
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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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