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Cleaver East

6-8 East Essex Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 531 3500
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (83 reviews)
“pork belly” (33 reviews)
“scallops” (30 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 4 days ago

The experience was messy to begin, booking was mixed up, had no tables available. Table service was staggered, had to ask several times for more menus, and extra table settings. Had to look constantly for the waitress for bottomless brunch (wasn't her fault, was serving...More

Thank Aine M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Bland and yet greasy food, pretty overpriced for what it is. You will get a much nicer brunch elsewhere in Dublin.More

Thank meganmacdonagh
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Megan, Many thanks for the feedback. I was sorry to hear you were disappointed on this ocassion. Please note all comments will be passed on to the team who will take them on board. Hopefully you will give us a second chance to redeem...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner on Friday 09/11 since I was in town to attend a U2 concert. With my best friend we decided for the 6 courses surprise menu We loved every single dish, but the scallops and lamb were beyond our expectations: perfeclty cooked and...More

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

Hi Daniela, Many thanks for the fantastic comments. I will certainly pass them on to the chef who will of course be delighted. Hope to see you next time :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here last night with 4 friends. Table booked for 8.30. When we arrived the table was free but we were told to wait until they set it. Took another 10 mins for this. We sat and waitress immediately tried to pour us sparkling water...More

1  Thank Julie F
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Julie, Many thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. I was disappointed to read about your recent experience in Cleaver East. I can only apologise for the confusion caused at that particular time. All prices including bread and our premium filtered...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attending here as a group of 21 for a birthday celebration for brunch. The food was nice, served in good time considering the amount of us. However, the menu is quite small. The only issue was the bottomless mimosa/bellini. Seemed like good value for...More

Thank LynnT1534
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here as a group of 11 ladies on a hen party for the bottomless bellini/mimosa brunch. The food was great and everyone enjoyed it. Bottomless drinks were regularly topped up without us having to ask. Service was good and I received a call the...More

Thank RachelH209
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rachel, Many thanks for the feedback. I was delighted to read your group had a lovely bottomless brunch with us recently. I was sorry to hear about the inconvenience of the podcast. We didn't anticipate there would be filming and in hindsight yes we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The moment you walked in, you’re welcomed by friendly staff. The atmosphere and decoration of the place is great. We have really enjoyed our food at the Cleaver East. Everything was outstanding! Thank you, a place we’d definitely come back to when we are in...More

Thank 1LoveToEat1
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi There, Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback. I will pass on your very kind comments to all staff concerned. See you next time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently visited Dublin and went to Cleaver East to try the much hyped "pornburger". Had very high expectations from what i read on their website but was totally disappointed with what was served up, completely different to the "porn burger" hyped up on thier website...More

1  Thank Graeme_2000000
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Graeme, Many thanks for the feedback. Please let me offer my sincere apologies for your dissatisfaction on the day. If you were not happy we would have offered a replacement dish at no extra cost. The Pornburger changes monthly so we would love for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a bite to eat and for couple of cocktails. Really good service, everything of good quality and particular mention on staff knowledge on gins and G&T's. Would recommend for drinks or for drinks & dinner.More

Thank JyrkiMarti
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi There, Many thanks for the review. Yes, you are absolutely right we do know our Gins! We also have an extensive wine and cocktail menu on offer not to mention the fabulous food. What's not to love??? Thanks again for the recommendation. See you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here on a Saturday night. The place was buzzing and there was a great atmosphere. However, the staff didn't seem welcoming or accommodating. Service was very slow and the waitress often had to reorder things. When our #pornburger came out it was nothing like...More

Thank 376harryd
Graham D, General Manager at Cleaver East, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Harry, Many thanks for the feedback. I was sorry to hear the Pornburger was not to your liking. We would have kindly offered to replace it for you on the night had we of known. There is no excuse for slow service no matter...More

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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