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Cleaver East

6-8 East Essex Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 531 3500
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (80 reviews)
“pork belly” (33 reviews)
“burger” (51 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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6-8 East Essex Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Awful experience at Clever East Brunch Club in Dublin. Wait staff are highly pretentious and could care less about customer satisfaction. They also knew nothing about the menu and the portion sizing. A waiter told us not to order the “light breakfast” as they are...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not great but not awful, we popped in whilst spending time in Temple Bar as we needed to eat. Food ok, service a bit slow, feel the waitress was new. I love rose wine, but only had one variety on the menu. Probably other better...More

Thank Thyme44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had made reservation for brunch as enjoyed the last brunch we had here. Firstly we were sat in a corner that was right beside the fire exit, felt excluded here so asked to move which was allowed. Don’t know why we weren’t seated at nicer...More

1  Thank Tinaanto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival at 5:30pm for the start of the early bird sitting, we were told there was nothing available, to return in 15 minutes. At this point we looked around the restaurant perplexed. The restaurant was empty and all of the tables were set. The...More

1  Thank Mel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really wanted to like this place but the sour faced waitress and the ok food didn’t add up to a great experience. Our cheese board was slapped down on the table, as was our cheque. It’s a pity, because if they invested more time...More

1  Thank michellepE4006AI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last night. Myself and my friend went for the €50 six course surprise tasting menu. This was really great. The service was excellent, there was an issue with a voucher but the restaurant were fantastic in resolving this. The restaurant was very nice, comfortable...More

Thank brian82ie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Cleaver East during our long weekend to Dublin. On arrival, we were greeted by a very friendly and professional waiter who showed us to our table and brought over menus etc. He also took our order and from then on is where the...More

2  Thank Gianluca M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re looking for a place that does bottomless brunch but also 5 Star food then this is the place for you. Slightly pricy on the brunch market at €39 per person but my god is it worth it! Probably one of the best meals...More

Thank ClaireTherese
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 6course tasting menu on this busy Friday night . Surprising the food served perfectly nice and front staff looks happy and energetic. Front staff keep checking is everything going well on our table , they all very polite. Well presentation of food. Good...More

Thank sheenpang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my wife recently celebrated our first wedding anniversary with a Saturday night meal in Cleaver East. It was our third time at the restaurant. The first time we were there (5 years ago maybe) it was a menu full of clever tapas plates...More

Thank colmphiliplukeegan
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Elaine P
11 November 2017|
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Response from trudyjane1966 | Reviewed this property |
we always dress up for dinner as it is becoming a thing of the pass but it is just smart casual. Some of the people in the restaurant with us just looked scruffy, not nice.
7 August 2017|
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Response from timntoots | Reviewed this property |
Yes from the front of Clarence Hotel, and there is toilet as well but let them know when you book as the tables are pretty close so they set you up. The staff are lovely and nothing is too much trouble.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-8 East Essex Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 531 3500
  • E-mail
Situated in the heart of Ireland's capital city, on East Essex Street in the popular Temple Bar area. Oliver Dunne who currently holds a Michelin Star for Bon Appetit Restaurant in Malahide has created an exciting dining experience at Cleaver East located within The Clarence Hotel. The ethos of Cleaver East is to deliver the highest standard of food and cuisine at really affordable prices. Open seven days a week, Cleaver East offers great food, friendly service, classic cocktails, affordable wines with Irish and International Craft Beer! We welcome group reservations at Cleaver East and offer semi-private dining facilities.
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