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Cloister Restaurant

Abbey St | Lower, Ennis, Ireland
+353 65 686 8198
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Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Abbey St | Lower, Ennis, Ireland
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Ennis. I've eaten here a number of times recently. The food and service is consistently excellent!

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 5 days ago

We dined at this restaurant recently whilst on a weekend break in Ennis. We trumped for this restaurant because it was rated #1 on Tripadvisor. Due to this fact our expectations were quite high. It began well enough with us being escorted upstairs to a...More

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

Hi widows_weeds Thanks for your post, sorry to read that you felt certain parts of your meal to be sub-par. If you ever do return to us here in Ennis please say hello, we would like the opportunity to try again, we really do endeavour...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, reasonably priced, good food, free parking! Busy spot but waiters attentive. French Onion soup delicious!

Thank 23,223
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi 23223 Thanks very much for your post, glad you enjoyed your visit. Nice to hear it was when we were busy and nothing was dropped. Regards, Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in with my sister. Great host lovely food decent prices can't fault it. I had the special which I think if I recall was a lamb in a wine jus. Best meal I've had in Ireland

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

Hi Dan W. Many thanks for posting your review, very glad to read how much you enjoyed your visit, the Lamb we serve is always very popular and local. Thanks for your visit. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoyed Cloister Restaurant so much the first time we went, we immediately booked to return the following evening, our last in Ennis. All the staff were extremely friendly, both Friday when the restaurant was not busy, but even more so on...More

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

Hi Tony B. Thanks for both taking the time to post , and for coming to see us twice over the weekend. Great to read you enjoyed the experience when we were both busy and a little quiet. Please do cll again when you are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely relaxing Sunday lunch in Cloister Restaurant today. A party of four adults and two children. We loved the ambiance, friendliness and attention of staff . The food was excellent with a good choice of starters and mains. The children were well...More

Thank Seager14
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Seager14. Thanks very much for your post, really glad to read how much you enjoyed your lunch. Thanks for the visit, and by the way your children were a pleasure to look after. Regards, Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal great service and very professional and friendly staff will be back.Lovely Decor and there was plenty of parking available at the side of the restaurant ten out of ten.

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

Hi William. Many thanks for the post, very glad to read that you enjoyeds your visit so much. The parking is a big asset for sure. Thanks for your visit. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a very first night in in us, we ate at the cloister. The service was spot on. Everyone seemed to go out of their way to make us happy and to help us enjoy our dining experience. The food was wonderful, the winds were...More

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

Hi Komermarie, Thanks for your lovely post, very glad to read how much you all enjoyed your evening at the Cloister. We appreciate you taking the time to visit us and to review. With thanks Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on a Saturday with a booking for 5:30pm. Was told to give back the table before 7:30pm as we were after the set menu. Service was top notch. Wine was wonderful and well priced. The 25 euros 3 course menu was unbelievable. They...More

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

Hi Maroochydorelam. Thanks very much for your kind review, lovely to meet you all and so glad you had such a nice experience. Thanks for your visit. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My Wife and I had lunch in the Cloister on Thursday 14th September 2017 and it was excellent. My Wife had Prawns with pasta and looked delicious and was, according to my good Lady. I opted for a Beef steak sandwich with chips - exquisite....More

Thank Aidan W
Camarche, Public Relations Manager at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Aidan W. Repeat customers are such a joy! Thanks always for your support, and the support you give to all the Restaurants in Ennis. Always a pleasure. 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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, 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
12:30 - 21:00
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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