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The Cliff Townhouse

#295 of 2,005 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
South City Centre
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22 Saint Stephen's Green | Dublin 2, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 638 3939
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:30
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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984 reviews
487 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hoped for wonderful seafood. I did get a very good dressed crab (€14.50) as my starter. Although it did look huge, I soon found that under the delicious local crab and the usual egg was a pile of shredded lettuce. That bulked it up though I do not for a minute feel that the crab was reduced. I went... More 

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing and out of this world. We had our own private dining room upstairs with bar and our own waiting staff. The room was beautiful and the food was an experience. Cooked to perfection and served beautifully.

Thank Helen K
Belfast, United Kingdom
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1,140 reviews
507 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 479 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was treated to an amazing lunch courtesy of Royal Caribbean and head of food and beverage Derek McKnight. After a lovely meet and greet in the basement bar we dined in the restaurant upstairs. Beautiful setting, fantastic service and amazing food!! I had proper smoked salmon and bread to start followed by the mother of all fish pies. Had... More 

Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1,054 reviews
522 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 514 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to be something special for sea food but not now. Felt like a tourist trap, though the dinning room is better looking than the outside! Trouble was all our seafood tasted of the fridge and not the sea! Dressed crab @ 14.50 was passable, as was our bottle of Gros Maneng @ 34.00Eu Wont be back, and it was... More 

Thank f2s
Dundalk, Ireland
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251 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are great, very friendly, welcoming and helpful with the menu. The food is good, if a little on the high price side.

Thank ziolith
Dublin, Ireland
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was great - our waiters Rajat and the guy from Dublin with the long hair (didn't get his name) were helpful with their recommendations. Highlights for me were the scallops with beef cheek for starter and the apple tart for dessert, which was more like a tarte tatin. Can't give 5 stars because the of a couple of things.... More 

Thank d_cudster
Dublin, Ireland
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305 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Fine dining , fine foods and wine , excellent menu , top class wine list , food cooked and presented to prefection.

Thank Rory G
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Was there tonight with friends. Food very average & very expensive for what we got. Starters of smoked salmon & a mushroom risotto were quite nice. Fish & chips was ordinary, nothing special. There's no vegetarian main course listed on the menu but I was told that there was a "Vegetarian "platter". The contents of this "platter" would easily have... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Five of us attended a business lunch recently. Staff were very attentive and professional. Food was excellent...very fresh, cooked to perfection and well presented. Prices were very reasonable. We went for the 2-Course Lunch Menu which had a good selection. It looses a star for me as the time waiting for food was a little longer than it should have... More 

Thank Serial-Diner
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Stunning seafood restaurant recommended by The Dean hotel where we were staying. The attention to detail is absolutely astounding, the decor was absolutely stunning and waiters were extremely accommodating. My boyfriend and I had Oysters to start followed by the seafood platter which was absolutely stunning. The crab claws melted in your mouth! We will definitely be returning! Thank you!

Thank Katie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$76 - US$98
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Saint Stephen's Green | Dublin 2, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 638 3939

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?