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Cleaver East

6-8 East Essex Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 531 3500
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (62 reviews)
“prawn dumplings” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
6-8 East Essex Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 565 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant has a really lovely atmosphere and located in the Clarence the location is great. Generally the food is good but takes forever. We had a more than one meal at the restaurant and each time had to wait exceptionally long for our food....More

Thank ColdAvis
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi There, Many thanks for your feedback. We will most definitely take your comments on board. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for the early bird menu and it was phenomenal. Great flavours, great presentation, great service.

Thank Gigglesmondieu2
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi There, Wow, you said it all...delighted you enjoyed our great value early bird menu. Be sure to try out our even better "Bottomless Brunch" every weekend! Email info@cleavereast.ie for a booking.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having bought a voucher for a 3-course meal for two for €50, which seemed great value at the time, I then booked an early time for dinner so that we could make a show nearby... when we arrived, we were given a specific menu which...More

1  Thank John William B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Comfy chair, part of the Clarence Hotel, good atmosphere, cool setting. And that was just the start. Really enjoyed annual meet up with college friends. A frat place to have a drink and really good food. Meant to go to a birthday party but was...More

Thank Michelle K
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, Thanks for the super feedback, delighted your annual meet up with well. Remember we cater for all and any occasion. Bottomless Brunch is a fan favourite, be sure to try it out. Email info@cleavereast.ie for a booking!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here while staying at the Clarence. Service was attentive and food lived up to it's good reviews.

Thank 329AC563
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, Many thanks for the great feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service, will be sure to pass on your comments to the staff! See you again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice brunch, nothing particularly special, but everything is very pricey, even for the location. Drinks in particular very expensive!More

Thank lukethompson3886
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Luke, Thanks for the feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed your brunch with us at Cleaver East. Sorry to hear you were disappointed with the price on the day. We do a great value Early Bird every night which is only €17 for 2...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went for bottomless brunch. Very filling if you go for the two course option. Staff very attentive to top up your cocktails. Might be best to go for one course and then get a dessert half way through your two hours of cocktails ...

Thank Michael M
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Delighted to hear you enjoyed our Bottomless Brunch at Cleaver East! We really appreciate you taking the time to give us the feedback. Looking forward to seeing you back again soon!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Pricey for what you get/ the staff are nice and friendly. We visited with our toddler and they were very welcoming. Nice atmosphere. Great place to start a night out or a brunch with friends

Thank Wbearsmom
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for the great feedback. We also do a fantastic value Early Bird Menu every night which is only €17 for 2 courses!! We would love to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 10 October 2017

The food and drink was good, but the staff did not really pay attention, and when I asked for the check they used around 10 minutes... Not coming backMore

Thank Kine R
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Many thanks for the feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed the food and drinks. I will certainly pass your comments on to staff regarding your wait time to ensure this doesn't happen again. Hopefully one day you will come back and have a better...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Service was fast and friendly (although no salt/pepper on table or milk/sugar provided with tea - sourced ourselves). Full Irish and heuvos rancheros were tasty although only one egg in the heuvos rancheros which I thought was a bit meager. Very cool set-up, decor and...More

Thank barrakelly
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Many thanks for the feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed our Bottomless Brunch at Cleaver East. Sorry to hear you were disappointed at the portion size, will pass on your comments to the chef whom I'm sure will appreciate it. See you again soon!

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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.
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Sonya_m84
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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: +353 1 531 3500
  • E-mail
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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