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6-8 East Essex Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
015313500
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Today
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food here is just amazing and not that expensive in the scheme of things - Service is great - so will be back again the next time we are in Dublin

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Thank Karen K
London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited for the bottomless brunch deal at the weekend - the food sounds amazing, it looks amazing but unfortunately doesn't taste amazing!! We shared a selection of dishes and found them all to be average, lacking in flavour and poorly executed. They were generous with filling glasses with bellini/mimosa however they were very weak - could hardly taste the Prosecco... More 

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Thank CEE_92
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this review

Hi there, Many thanks for your feedback on your recent brunch experience at Cleaver East. Apologies to hear you were disappointed by your experience. Would you mind contacting us at info@cleavereast.ie and a member of management will be in touch to discuss your experience further. Many Thanks More 

Sligo, Ireland
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is amazing.. we visited recently and I cannot fault a single thing. The staff were so friendly and professional. I had the venison and it was cooked to perfection! Definitely will be back!

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Thank Aisling H
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this review

Hi Aisling, Many thanks for your comments. We are delighted to hear you had an amazing experience with us recently. Glad to hear you enjoyed great customer service and enjoyed enjoyed our Venison dish. We will look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Ireland
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here with friends and a french person picked the place. They for sure very reliable for good choices when it comes to food. It is based right in Temple Bar at the The Clarence Hotel which by the way is own by U2 front-man Bono On a Sunday it gets really packed so I recommend to book a... More 

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Thank WorldWiser1982
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this review

Hi there, Many thanks for your lovely review of Cleaver East. We are delighted to hear you had a fantastic dining experience with us recently. Great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed our brunch offering and our bottomless cocktails. Hopefully we will see you again soon, perhaps for dinner. Many Thanks More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant, with fantastic food! Particularly the venison!! But unfortunately, the ambience music was extremely loud, that we had to rise our voices in other to hear each other!!

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Thank Monica B
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this review

Hi Monica, Many thanks for your comments. Glad to hear you had a fantastic meal with us recently. Great to hear you enjoyed our Venison dish. Apologies to hear the music was too loud for you on this occasion. Hopefully we will see you again in the near future. Many Thanks More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with friends. Service was terrible. Got all the steak orders wrong. I ordered medium, came very well done etc. One of the girls is pregnant and asked for her burger to be well done, came out undercooked and red. Sent it back, came out red again. Third time it was OK. Food in general was only OK, very... More 

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Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this review

Hi Willie, Many thanks for your feedback on your recent visit to Cleaver East. Apologies to hear your steak was not cooked to your liking on this occasion and your friends burger was not cooked to her liking. If you would like to discuss your experience further; please feel free to contact us directly at info@cleavereast.ie. Many Thanks More 

Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here with a group of people and had heard nothing but good things so perhaps expectations were high. Also I had recently had wonderful steaks in other restaurants so the benchmark was set high. Firstly the service was excellent and the atmosphere is not bad. The prawn starter I had was good, the carpaccio starter my partner had... More 

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Thank BlackMachello
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this review

Hi there, Many thanks for your comments on your recent experience at Cleaver East. Glad to hear you enjoyed excellent service; apologies to hear you did not thoroughly enjoy the steak on this occasion, glad to hear you enjoyed the prawn and carpaccio starter. Great to hear you enjoyed our mouth-watering gin menu. We would love to see you again... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere good refills as got the two course deal but sadly nothing really suitable for children. Courses small so definitely go for extras! Great staff. All round great day.

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Thank Angela F
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this review

Hi Angela, Many thanks for your lovely comments. We are delighted to hear you had such a great bunch with us recently. We will look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were great and the restaurant looks fantastic but the food left a lot to be desired. Prawns starter was nice but very small, their medium-rare fillet steak lacked seasoning and was completely burnt on the outside, the dessert was lazy and tasteless, just pre-made in jars

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Thank emmettokelly
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this review

Hi Emmett, Many thanks for your comments. Great to hear you enjoyed great service and our lovely interiors. Apologies to hear you did not enjoy your steak on this occasion; we are disappointing to hear this. If you would like to discuss your experience further, please feel free to pop us a mail at info@cleavereast.ie and a member of management... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent business trip back to Dublin I made sure I stayed in the city again to head back to Cleaver East... just to check it wasn't a fluke. Although the amazing tagliatelle from my last visit was no longer on the seasonal menu. I decided to treat myself to a steak with a. Side of lemon green beans.... More 

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Thank Foodmunkey
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this review

Hi Foodmunkey, Many thanks for your fantastic feedback, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed a fantastic evening in Cleaver East and throughly enjoyed your second visit to the restaurant. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your steak and glad to hear we were able to accommodate you with the Nutella Cheesecake. We will look forward to welcoming you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
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: 015313500
Description
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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