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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 days 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 1 week ago

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 Aidan W
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days 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 1 week ago

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 6 days 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 weeks ago 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 6 days 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 weeks ago

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 6 days 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 3 weeks ago 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 6 days 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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best if you make reservations as there are only a few tables in the primary dining room. The restaurant is located next to the Abby and walkable from anywhere in the central area. Both the food , selection and service were all remarkably good.

2  Thank Bill B
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Bill B Many thanks for your visit and lovely review. Really glad to read how much you enjoyed your Dinner & the service you received. Dermot & all the Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived for Sunday Lunch & the place was very empty only 3 tables & the girl asked had we a reservation. We were given a table “luckily” as while we were there we watched other people been turned away even though the place wasn’t even...More

3  Thank Sampler1
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sampler1, Many thanks for your post, very glad you enjoyed your Scampi. Regarding the "not very welcoming "above,I'm afraid that's more than a little unfair. We had a large group sitting down in a private room just at that time. Unlike many,many other places,...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The first course salad was pretty and delicious. The second course lamb pie had a very fine pastry top and was served with diced root vegetables and a side of mixed root vegetables. We didn't have room to try any of the lovely-sounding desserts. Pleasant...More

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

Hi TJandTR Thanks very much for such a lovely post, delighted to read how much you enjoyed your food, surroundings and service you received while you were with us. Thanks for your business we do appreciate it very much. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

If your looking for a nice restaurant where the atmosphere is only outdone by the food, you need to stop here. My meal was delicious and done to perfection. Best restaurant thus far in our trip to Ireland. And to top it off the wait...More

3  Thank FDeArmas
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi FDeArmas Thanks very much for your lovely post. Delighted you rate us so highly and that both the food & service made such a good impression on you. 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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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
Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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