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Cloister Restaurant

Abbey Street | Lower, Ennis, Ireland
+353 65 686 8198
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Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Abbey Street | Lower, Ennis, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch time on a Friday - peak time, no problem for the Cloister, called in the order as we had a one hour lunch slot coming from a nearby company. All the orders were on the table (at the same time) for the ten of...More

1  Thank holly74limerick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was just fabulous as always. Service is really helpful and attentive. Best consistently good meal in Ennis. We always look forward to eating here.

1  Thank LadyBoss2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent and tasty food, friendly service and a warm welcome. We will be back again. Well done on running a good ship.

1  Thank ksire
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi ksire. Thanks very much for your visit and review, glad to read you enjoyed all aspects of your dinner. Thanks for the business. Happy New Year, Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined in the Cloister for my husbands and brother in laws birthday . Menu is not extensive but the quality was good , staff very pleasant and attentive. Would return againMore

1  Thank michaelahillary
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Michael, Thanks very much for your post, and glad to read how you enjoyed the food & service. I'm guessing if you were part of a larger party we may have tailored the menu,as we do for bigger numbers , trying to ensure quality....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cloister is by far the best restaurant in Ennis ! Amazing food quality & presentation with exceptional service on a 100% consistent basis. Hats off to Dermot; Noreen & team Cloister - Co Clare is lucky to have you ! Wishing you all a Peaceful...More

Thank myhonestopinion4u
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi myhonestopinion4u Thanks very much for your lovely review, very glad we have you coming back on such a regular basis, it is such a good sign. Thanks for your positive words. Happy New Year. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Cannot fault the cloister from start to finish . Very attentive waiters without being over bearing. Food is delicious . Must try in Ennis.

Thank suzbox
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Hi suxbox, Thanks very much for taking the time to post, and we're all glad to see you enjoyed your visit so much, thanks for the business. Happy Christmas. Dermot & all the Team.

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Had a great dinner in the Cloister. Fantastic menu, not too extensive but different and very tasty. I had prawn pil pil which was delicious followed by lambs liver which was superb. Wine was reasonably priced and desert was so tasty. I had bread and...More

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Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hi there Anon. Thanks very much for your visit, really glad to read how much you enjoyed the food & service and you found some value in our Wine list. Thanks for the business. Happy Christmas, Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 8 December 2017

Lovely sitting along with amazing food and friendly staff. We ordered from the a la carte and our waiter even wen't out of his way to accommodate other requests. Couldn't fault the food. This is a must try restaurant if you're in the area

Thank Lorraine D
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hi Lorraine D. Thanks very much for posting such positive words about your visit to us. Very glad to see you were well taken care of during your dinner, and thanks for the business! Happy Christmas. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 4 December 2017

Been to Ennis on a number of occasions but never managed to eat here until this weekend. A reservation is definitely a must as this Restaurant is always busy. From the moment we went in until we left the experience was lovely. Lovely friendly staff...More

Thank macshortie
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Hi macshortie. Delighted to read how much you enjoyed your eventual visit to us here in Ennis. Very happy to see that you had such a nice experience, that's what it's all about. The menu you chose from is our December one, and it seems...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017

This is, I think, our 3rd time to visit this restaurant - any time we are in Ennis we make sure it is on our list! What can I say? Fantastic! Well worth booking in advance as any time we have been there, has been...More

Thank Gmt2013
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Hi Gmt2013 It's a great compliment when people make return visits to us, we really appreciate it. Thanks very much for the lovely things you've posted, they really give us all a lift (both Chefs & front of house). And thanks for your business. Have...More

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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$55
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey Street | Lower, Ennis, 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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