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The Cliff Townhouse

#269 of 1,997 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
South City Centre
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22 Saint Stephen's Green | Dublin 2, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 638 3939
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:30
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group had Christmas party here. They offered a la carte menu (for the fussier eaters amongst us) as well as the group menu. The food was delicious from start to finish, which is not always the case in restaurants in the run up to Christmas. There are steps up to the restaurant and more steps up to the bathrooms... More 

Thank Fifi40
Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful lunch on a Sunday afternoon. A lovely atmosphere and it was close to Christmas so there was a good buzz in the early afternoon. A little disappointed as a starter that 2 of the party wanted was no longer available but everyone declared the alternatives to be excellent. All main courses were wonderfully presented and enjoyed... More 

Thank loretta22013
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248 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We waited just inside the door for the front of house guy to return to his station. 5 min later he returns grumpy and then seats the couple who walked in just moments ago Finally seated in cramped conditions. Wine list is poor in my opinion so we opt for some prosecco and a bottle of red. My ceviche tuna... More 

Thank seanpg
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with 6 other friends for Christmas dinner on a Sunday .Service was slow although the waitress was pleasant although she went missing and we had to keep looking for drinks and food ! Food was terrible . The crab starter was mainly a salad with 'no taste' at all .The prawns were the same ! Main course fish was... More 

Thank biggestjohn22
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there the last Saturday before Christmas Relaxed environment Friendly staff Really good food Good value Great location What else can I say ...

Thank Fergus M
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with my family for the Christmas 3 course menu for 59 euro for daughters December birthday. The starters were ok, 4 main course fish were luke warm,charging for 2 small pots of veg extra is ridiculous . Deserts were average,but charging 9.30 euro for 2 coffees is too much. I had ordered a birthday plate,but instead they slapped on... More 

Thank Irish_CailinDublin
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146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cliff Townhouse was an unplanned delight. After a rather bizarre experience at a restaurant that preferred not to serve us because we were a few minutes early, we started searching for a place to eat dinner at prime time on a Saturday evening just before Christmas. The staff at the Townhouse were gracious when we showed up without reservations.... More 

Thank Professor572
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Our hotel concierge recommended this restaurant. The setting is quite nice. It is fairly formal and quiet enough to easily hear your dinner companion. There were many people in business attire. The waitstaff was attentive and, like so many service people we have experienced in Dublin, very friendly and eager to assist. The menu had two sides, fixed price and... More 

Thank Vivere731
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Pre-Christmas lunches put a strain on Dublin 2 restaurants, given which the service today, good by any standard, was exceptional. My wife who has become alcohol intolerant queried the sherry dressing so they served it separately for her to try. A second glass of wine for me was ordered by semaphore in the noisy bustle and the waiter did not... More 

Thank robertopw
Phoenix, Arizona
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288 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Our trip leader raved about this palce but it certainly didn't live up to its supposed reputation in my estimation. I've experienced a lot of fine dining, being quite a foodie, but I didn't find this to be anything unusual. It was very crowded, noisy, and the service left a lot to be desired. I've never seen such a small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$74 - US$96
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Saint Stephen's Green | Dublin 2, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 638 3939

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?