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Cloister Restaurant

Abbey St | Lower, Ennis, Ireland
+353 65 686 8198
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Abbey St | Lower, Ennis, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went there on a Saturday with a booking for 5:30pm. Was told to give back the table before 7:30pm as we were after the set menu. Service was top notch. Wine was wonderful and well priced. The 25 euros 3 course menu was unbelievable. They...More

Thank MaroochydoreLam
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Maroochydorelam. Thanks very much for your kind review, lovely to meet you all and so glad you had such a nice experience. Thanks for your visit. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 5 days ago

My Wife and I had lunch in the Cloister on Thursday 14th September 2017 and it was excellent. My Wife had Prawns with pasta and looked delicious and was, according to my good Lady. I opted for a Beef steak sandwich with chips - exquisite....More

Thank Aidan W
Camarche, Public Relations Manager at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Aidan W. Repeat customers are such a joy! Thanks always for your support, and the support you give to all the Restaurants in Ennis. Always a pleasure. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 5 days ago

When there after my graduation, Staff were excellent, really knew their menu and wine list. Explained everything in advance and overall service was great. Did get a little bust towards the end , so there was a delay with our deserts. Food was fresh and...More

Thank Michael L
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Michael L. Thanks for your post, very glad to read how you found the staff, service to be excellent. We focus on doing the simple things well, never trying to re-invent the wheel. Congratulations to you on your graduation, and thanks for choosing to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked The Cloister for a group of 30 to celebrate my parents 57th wedding anniversary. We had an amazing evening. I live in London and Dermot made this very simple by sorting it all out via e mail. The room and food were excellent...More

2  Thank FionaMcC
Camarche, Front Office Manager at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi FionaMcC Thanks for taking the time to post such lovely comments. We enjoyed having all your family and friends here at the Cloister for such a special event. Really glad you enjoyed yourself. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on the way to Shannon airport with our family. Lovely place with a good choice on the menu, very friendly service reasonably priced.

Thank Colin B
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Colin B. Thanks for calling in, glad to see you enjoyed your stop off. Thanks for your visit. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to the Cloister restaurant several times over the years when visiting home and have always enjoyed our evening. Our first visit was probably over 20 years ago and our most recent last Sunday evening which was absolutely superb. Our food was cooked...More

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

Hi ClaireandJohn, Many thanks for your post, and thanks also for the return visit. Very glad to read how much you enjoyed your evening with us, we really appreciate the support. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The new owner has not tried to bring back the old decor or menu but to bring it up to date in a wonderful way!! Over all, it's less expensive than the "old" days, totally modern and wonderful in every way, from food preparation to...More

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

Hi canonphotographer. It was lovely to meet you during your return visit to Ennis, hope you enjoyed the music & craic during the Fleadh as much as we did. Thanks for the visit. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful midweek lunch. The setting is warm and welcoming and the staff is incredibly kind and gracious. We were impressed by the quality of the food, enjoying some great fishcakes and delicious fish and chips. When we arrived it was before the lunch...More

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

Hi Ant O Very glad to read how much you enjoyed your visit to us and the food and service you received. Thanks for taking the time to post your opinion. Dermot & all the Team.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to the Cloister for my 30th Birthday and the food, service and atmosphere was 10/10. I highly recommend this restaurant for a delicious meal. The chefs pay huge attention to detail and fantastic to see a wonderful vegetarian and meat menu. The cloister...More

Thank Ozmosis87
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ozmisis87 Thanks for your lovely comments, and very glad to read you enjoyed the Vegetarian menu we have available, the guys in the Kitchen do a great job with the dishes on offer, as well as the meat and fish offerings. We appreciate your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I dropped in for a meal during the fleadh W/E in Ennis (twice so far). We chose from the special fleadh menu which we found was exelent value, two courses for less than 20 euro

Thank cige1927
Camarche, Owner at Cloister Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi cige1927 Thanks very much for your post, glad you enjoyed the menu we did for Fleadh week, it seemed to work pretty well for us and our customers. Dermot & all the Team.

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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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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$ 54
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey St | 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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