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Cloister Restaurant

Abbey St | Lower, Ennis None, Ireland
+353 65 686 8198
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
Abbey St | Lower, Ennis None, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and friends ate at this restaurant after reading the reviews . I am glad we did. I had the lunch special which was a steak sandwich and soup. It was just the right amount of food and very good. My husband had a...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is set in part of the Cloister, thus its name... The modern design blends in perfectly with the antique stone walls, and wooden ceiling . The calamari are the best I've eaten anywhere! But everything we had to eat was nicely presented , and...More

2  Thank TerraTroter
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi TerraTroter Thanks very much for your great comments, we really appreciate them, thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts. Thanks from all the Team, Dermot.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner last night at The Cloister and it was awesome! The food was delicious, the staff was warm and informative, and the ambiance was elegant and comfortable. We are excited to return for lunch before returning to the States. What a unique and...More

2  Thank kelseymichelle32
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi kelseymichelle32 Really glad to read how much you enjoyed your visit to the Cloister, thanks for coming we appreciate the business very much. And it was lovely to meet you both for dinner-lunch and dessert! Kind regards Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, reasonable prices, customer service outstanding, lovely atmosphere, will recommend and will return when in ennis again

3  Thank Celia M
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Celia M. Many thanks for the review and also for your visit, very glad to read how much you enjoyed your meal and service. Thanks & regards Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular service, superb food and lovely atmosphere. My husband and I were here on holiday and took a chance based on ratings here. We had appetizers off the menu (risotto and tart) that were delicious. He had sea bass and I the hack,both were good....More

2  Thank Jennifer L
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jennifer L. Thanks very much for posting such a positive review of your visit to us, very glad you enjoyed it so much. Thanks for your custom, Kind regards, Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this gem for a spot of lunch on our last day in Clare and it was excellent. The best service I've had in a very long time. I think it was the owner/manager who served us and he was so helpful and such...More

Thank Quack123
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Quack123 Thanks for the lovely review, and for calling in for lunch-we appreciate the business very much. Very glad you both enjoyed your visit with us. Kind regards Dermot & all the Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say enough about our experience with this restaurant. We emailed for reservations and received a confirmation response from owner and manager, Dermot Fetton. Dermot greeted us upon arrival, made excellent recommendations for both dinner and our visit to Ireland in general, and checked...More

1  Thank skycar7
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi skycar, Thanks for such a positive account of your dinner and visit to us, thanks also for recommending the Cloister to everyone. Kind regards Dermot and all the Team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked dinner here, were 15 minute early and immediately seated and we felt very welcome. Everyone was friendly and we felt quite well looked after. We had a stacked taur of crab and salmon, salmon and trout app, sauteed John Dory and steak. Everything...More

1  Thank ppw
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi ppw, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here at the Cloister, very glad to read how much you enjoyed the food and the service, thank you both for your visit. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 3 nights in Ennis and this was a step above the other top rated restaurants. The food, presentation, atmosphere,wine list and service all contributed to an outstanding experience. Well done!

Thank katiedblaze
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi katieblaze, Very nice of you to say so, thanks from everyone here @ the Cloister, and thanks also for your visit. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very enjoyable, friendly staff, the best food, good value for money - excellent2 and 3 course meal options, nice décor, nice experience

1  Thank Lucia M
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lucia M. Many thanks for your lovely post, glad to read how much you enjoyed so many aspects of your visit. Thanks for your custom. Dermot & all the Team

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Holidaydiva23
Would I need to book it for a Friday night for two people? And do you have gluten free dinner options on the early bird menu
19 January 2017|
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Response from carmel s |
yes
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Holidaydiva23
Would I need to book it for a Friday night for two people? And do you have gluten free dinner options on the early bird menu
19 January 2017|
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Response from Patricia R | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend that you book to avoid disappointment. Unsure about gluten free options however I suggest that you Mention this when you are making your reservation. The chefs are very accommodating and have a lovely... More
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Reignach
Does this restaurant do early bird special for dinner?
8 June 2015|
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Response from kirkgirl | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does and good choice on it too very good value
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey St | Lower, Ennis None, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Ennis
  • Phone Number: +353 65 686 8198
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Description
Situated in the heart of medieval Ennis. This is a modern restaurant that serves fresh locally sourced produce. Wonderful to visit for a light bar meal during the day or more inventive cuisine in the evenings.
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