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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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CUISINES
Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Abbey Street | Lower, Ennis, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 585 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had lunch here recently and will definitely return there for lunch or dinner shortly. Service was really friendly. Comfort was top class and the food was excellent. My partner has a fish-pie for mains which was really good and I had lamb which was...More

2  Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant had a very eclectic atmosphere! The mix of modern, whimsy, and history was interesting, I loved that this restaurant was actually built where the kitchen was located in the medieval monastary. You could even see beneath the glass to see the original floors!...More

1  Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us showed up early on a Friday night without a reservation. They squeezed us in and then provided excellent service and delicious food. We had a wonderful evening.

2  Thank kratcliffe1
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi kratcliffe1, Thanks very much for your visit, delighted you enjoyed all aspects of it, we appreciate your business greatly. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got a lovely warm Irish welcome on arrival and immediately felt at home. Great place for lunch. The food is excellent & the prices are good. We ordered the Fish & Chips which came with all the trimmings & the Fish was really fresh....More

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

Hi the biscuits, Thanks very much for your lovely post, we're all delighted to read how much you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for your business. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We met for a meal uniting several friends. Although one was significantly delayed, the staff were wonderfully flexible and friendly, so the ordering and serving of the food all worked out very well. The 21€ set menu was a remarkable bargain and the quality of...More

3  Thank whitstablite
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi whitstablite Many thanks for the review, very glad to see how much you enjoyed your visit to us. You were a pleasure to look after. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and my wife went for Dinner here, the service, atmosphere, food and wine was ok, would go again, but would try another place to compare.

1  Thank JCON6457
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi JCON6457 Thanks for taking the time to post, appreciate the feedback. Dermot.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice setting good service and good value. Staff very friendly and food excellent. Nice setting in the middle of Ennis

2  Thank AENEAS O
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi AENEAS O Thanks for the very nice post, nice to see you found both value & quality, thanks also for your comments on the friendliness of the Team. We appreciate your business. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu , great service , expensive meal but was worth the money , food was rich and tasty. Not for your everyday meal but a nice treat all the same

2  Thank jwhelan1474
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi jwhelan1474 Glad you enjoyed your food and the service you received, we really appreciate your visit to us. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On a rather grey, damp day we called in for a drink and light lunch and were delighted with the place. The service was excellent and food tasty.

2  Thank Chris C
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Chris C. Thanks for taking the time to post, very happy to read how much you enjoyed your lunch with us. Thanks for the business. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant had every element of an excellent meal. The atmosphere was quiet and historic as the restaurant was located in a twelfth century friary. The servers were attentive and the owner was actively involved in making sure every guest had a great meal. The...More

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

Hi travelingblackwells, We're all delighted to read your post, thanks for being so positive, it does everyone the world of good here. Thanks for the recommendation also that always means a lot. 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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Holidaydiva23
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$52
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
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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