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Cloister Restaurant

Abbey St | Lower, Ennis, Ireland
+353 65 686 8198
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Abbey St | Lower, Ennis, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 506 reviews

Reviewed today

I came to the Cloister for my 30th Birthday and the food, service and atmosphere was 10/10. I highly recommend this restaurant for a delicious meal. The chefs pay huge attention to detail and fantastic to see a wonderful vegetarian and meat menu. The cloister...More

Thank Ozmosis87
Reviewed yesterday

My family and I dropped in for a meal during the fleadh W/E in Ennis (twice so far). We chose from the special fleadh menu which we found was exelent value, two courses for less than 20 euro

Thank cige1927
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cannot get enough of this restaurant, ticks all the boxes. Very friendly helpful staff without being overbearing. Lovely atmosphere. I had the fishcakes as a starter hake for mains and chocolate cake for dessert. The food was cooked to perfection and very well presented. My...More

3  Thank triggerhappyjr
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi triggerhappyjr Really nice of you to take the time to post such a lovely account of your visit, glad to read and see how much you enjoyed your meal with us. Thanks for taking the time. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Great food, and lovely staff. Quite a different place to eat it seemed to be part of the clusters close by hence the name. A little dark and low ceilings, would definitely go again.

1  Thank kim e
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi kim e Thanks for visiting us while you were in town, glad to read you enjoyed your meal and the service etc, do come in again when you're in Ennis. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice welcoming atmosphere, quit and relaxed. Traditional recipes made with great attention. Great value for money for the set menu

1  Thank nic0la61
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi nic0la61 Thanks for taking the time to post on Tripadvisor, we appreciate what you've said, you hit the nail on the head. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great party upstairs in the Cloister. Everything was A1, venue, food. staff just great. Everyone enjoyed and the party food was absolutely fabulous. The room was beautiful and ideal for a crowd of around 35 people. Views were lovely and such a...More

1  Thank toffees1ireland
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi toffees1ireland. Thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts, really glad you enjoyed the evening the food and the room so much, we enjoyed having you. Dermot & all the Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If living in or visiting Ennis, there is just one "top class" restaurant that's a "must visit" for top quality service; fine dining/food; ambiance & quality - its "The Cloister" !! Make sure to book in advance as it's extremely busy/popular. Highly recommended - u...More

1  Thank myhonestopinion4u
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi myhonestopinionforyou. Thanks again for such a lovely review, we're nothing without our customers, especially such a repeat guest as yourself. We really appreciate your review. Dermot & al the Team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate off the set menu, excellent value, very attentive service, dermot couldn't do enough for us (helpful with sorting out 7 month old baby too), food was fantastic, a lovely light meal but we were full after it. Would definitely recommend visiting it

1  Thank Paulafitz
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Paulafitz. Thanks for taking the time to post and to visit us, it was very nice to meet you all, and am glad you enjoyed your time at the Cloister. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined last week at the Cloister in Ennis and were SO impressed with the top notch and most charming service and the food is delicious! All locally farmed meats and veggies. We will return!!

1  Thank Kippermangirl
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kippermangirl Thanks very much for posting, great to read how impressed you were with so many aspects of your visit. Thanks Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had 2 steaks there, couldn't fault the food. Cooked to perfection. The side orders were a bit small for 2 lads who had finished work but I'm sure the emphasis is on quality not quantity.

1  Thank SCO O
Camarche, Front Office Manager at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi SCO O Thanks for the post, glad to read how much you enjoyed the food, next time you're in say Hi and I'll be sure to add some extra sides FOC. Cheers, Dermot & all the Team.

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19 January 2017|
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Response from Patricia R | 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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Yes it does and good choice on it too very good value
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$53
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey St | 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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