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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 6 days 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.

1  Thank Bill B
Reviewed 6 days 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

2  Thank Sampler1
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days 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 1 week 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 6 days 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 1 week ago 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 1 week 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.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a very nice dinner at the Cloisters after having read many good reviews on Trip Advisor. The food was well prepared but not imaginative. The decor was nice but felt a bit “tired.” Feels like it could use a shot...More

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

Hi Judy M, Many thanks for your post, glad to read you had a "very" nice dinner with us. I'd always say we're not trying to re-invent the wheel here, but strive for consistency in delivery & quality everyday we open our doors .We do...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service here was so good! We were fortunate to have had dinner here, just before a bus tour group came in, so it was quiet and not very busy when we arrived. Both my husband and I totally enjoyed our 3-course meals...More

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

Hi Hiskid Thank you very much for taking the time to post your lovely comments, we all really appreciate them. Very glad to read how much you enjoyed so many aspects for your dinner with us, thanks for the business. Dermot & all the Team.:)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch when we were passing through Ennis and we couldn’t have asked for better! Lovely venue, ample parking, staff were very welcoming & friendly. Great selection on the menu for a very reasonable price. Both service and food were excellent. We had...More

2  Thank Barb7m
Camarche, Manager at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Barb7m Thanks very much for taking the time to post such lovely comments, really glad to read you enjoyed so many aspects of your lunch (the parking is handy for sure) Do say Hi if you come again. Thanks again, Dermot & all the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here twice lately an must say it’s fantastic food . Great staff very friendly an helpful with telling you what’s on the menu . Had squid an lamb dish this time very good an a good price I will be back again .

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

Hi Christy W, Many thanks for the kind comments, thanks for your recent visits, without customers we're sunk! Glad you enjoyed the food & service enough to take the time to post your thoughts. Thanks. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend gave me a voucher to use at the Cloister so I decided to go for a family lunch. Customer service was absolutely fantastic. The waitress were v attentive without being imposing.The food was at a v high standard. If I were to be...More

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

Hi Edel C, Many thanks for the lovely post, very glad to read how much you all enjoyed your visit to us (mash point duly noted) and the service you received. Vouchers are very popular gifts for our restaurant. Hope to see you again. Thanks,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its AN expensive restaurant if I am honest. But we celebrate there Our aniversary and was recommend for US. Food is tasty but small portions.More

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

Hello Monika, Thanks for your review, very glad you enjoyed the food (or what you had of it) I do remember your dinner, I served you actually. In fairness you had the choice of having 2 courses for €21.50 or 3 courses for €25.00 or...More

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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 carmel s |
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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$53
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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