The food was fabulous and the general atmosphere within the restaurant was great. Only downfall was the terrible service towards the end of our evening. We were seated on the upper level at the back and had to wait 30 minutes before our dishes were cleared and we could ask for the bill.
We then waited a further 20 minutes before anyone came to help us pay the actual bill, the two waiters on duty were not enough.
Amazing food but the service we experienced let the whole place down.
Great value early bird with beautiful cocktails. Very nice staff and top class food. Will definitely be returning. Next time, I want to try the bottomless brunch.
Poor value and service, food was well presented but. The steak I had was over cooked in parts. One of your chocolate brownie sundae had no brownie in it
The restaurant was really nice, tables were not too close together. Food was very tasty, desert was a bit average but overall experience was excellent. Lovely venu
I bolked brunch with the girls for my birthday. We had a table for two hours and did bottomless mimosas option! Our glasses were never empty! Friendly and very attentive waiting stuff! Food was delicious too!
Great food, great staff and the atmosphere on Saturday night was buzzing. We went for the early bird menu and the food was fantastic. You have to try this place!!
A most enjoyable day with friends. Great atmosphere and fun! Fab cocktails which were regularly topped up. Great service from a very friendly staff. Would have loved some more brunch options to choose from such as poached eggs but what we did choose was most enjoyable and tasty.
Such Lovely food and staff!! So attentive and engaging. Great value for money too.
Will 100% be back!
The phrase "if you don't have anything good to say, say nothing" springs to mind.....
Enjoyed Brunch. Service was very good. Would question the butter milk chicken on menu for main as mine was definitely chicken coujons. Mimosa's could have had a little more processo. Tasted just like orange juice.
Had a lovely Sunday Brunch with friends! There was a small issue with an item of food and with a polite comment from us and absolutely no fuss made, the manager was so apologetic and provided a complimentary dessert! It was such a simple gesture and really made all the difference in terms of high quality service! A big fan and will definitely be back!
Saturday night get together. Food not bad at all but expensive for what we orderded. Nice surroundings.
The early bird is amazing value. The food was so delicious. I will definitely come back to try the full menu. Service was also efficient and friendly. I really couldn’t find fault with anything.
Food and vibe was really good - service was a bit slow as they were late giving us our table and forgot some of our order. Staff were great at topping up the drinks though!
Cleaver East had been recommended to us on a recent visit to Dublin. We received a warm welcome upon arrival and the ambience was very inviting. The service we received wasn't the best (although it was busy), but the food was enjoyable and filling. My partners steak was cooked just perfectly! I'd definitely recommend the Chicken Kiev.
We were invited to try a gin cocktail half way through our meal, which was a unique experience, and broke up our courses. The gin trolley travelled around the entire restaurant offering tastings to every table!
If you are looking for something quiet and subtle, where you can eat delicious food and don't mind spending a little extra cash, this is the place to go!
Had the early bird on a Tuesday night. My friends were late but the server kindly let us have the early bird even though we were 10 minutes late ordering. The starter and main were very tasty; salmon fish cakes and the hake. Out mains were slightly delayed and the servers brought us some extra sides because of this. Overall a lovely dinner in a cosy place.
Beautiful food and excellent service. Looking forward to a return visit.
We were in Dublin for the weekend and booked cleaver East because the menu looked interesting and at edge of Temple Bar.
The restaurant is quite buzzy with good background music- loud enough to hear but not to drown conversation. We shared a starter of crispy suckling pig belly on a bed of an aubergine mix. We both loved it as the meat was so succulent. For mains I had the venison which was gorgeous. The sides of truffle/parmesan fries was disappointing as it was just fries with what seemed like a bit of cheese on top. The mash and mushrooms were good though. My husband had the cheese polenta cakes which he enjoyed.
The pudding of panacotta with yoghurt, passion fruit, pineapple and honey comb was lovely but would have looked far more spectacular on a plate rather than in a preserve pot.
We had a great evening only marred by the service slackening off and we didnt get the water we ordered although were charged for (as only 1.50 not worth making a fuss but a bit annoying).
Would recommed if you are in Dublin and like something a little different
Really good meal with my friends. We all opted for the early bird (2 dishes for €17) which was amazing value. Would definitely recommend!
Excellent early-bird venue. Service was great and food delicious. Highly recommended for an after work catch up with friends. We will be back.
Excellent meal & service. Highly recommend a visit.
The food was delicious very enjoyable, however I would say the wine is very expensive and there are not enough options by the glass.
I booked a surprise trip to Dublin for my husbands birthday and at a food tour Cleaver East was recommended by the guide, so I booked us in for bunch on our final morning.
There were a number of things that quite literally left a bad taste in our mouths:
- we turned up 10 minutes early and were turned away because they were still cleaning the restaurant 10 minutes before the service started.
- when we returned, we puzzled over the menus only to discover that we had been given the wrong ones.
- we both ordered the Full Irish, and it was really quite lacklustre, dry sausages, over cooked eggs, I also discovered that I had been given the order of the man on the next table (he and his partner ordered at the same time as us and only got their meal just as we were leaving).
- halfway through our meal one of the staff turned the music up really loud which made having a conversation challenging and their music taste was 90’s Eurotrash which was verging on comically bad.
What initially attracted us to this place was the story that the chef had been given a Michelin star but handed it back citing ‘there’s no craic in Michelin stars’ but based on our experience I am not sure it was deserved in the first place.
If you want a great breakfast, go to The Fumbally down Clanbrassil Street - one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had.
Went for a date for brunch and the food was absolutely outstanding. Different takes on the usual brunch options, service was fantastic. We should have went for the bottomless brunch deal which would have worked out better value but definitely highly recommend.
We were rushed to order as soon as we arrived. 3 of 6 people in our party received the wrong order. The food was very poor and nothing like what was described on the menu. I ordered "Crispy Buttermilk Chicken on a Belgium Waffle with Secret Slaw". It was nothing more than 3 dry chicken tenders on a waffle with maple syrup. Not worth anything like €40 pp. I could never recommend the brunch here to anyone
Met a friend for dinner and had the Early Bird Menu. Dishes were well cooked and tasty. Lovely decor.
Both steaks were cold when they arrived at the table, great taste but very cold.
Lovely food. Was there for the early bird. Still a good buzz in the place at that time. Will be going back 😀
Fantastic food and drink.
So pleased to find a gem like this restaurant.
If ever visiting Dublin again, this will be on our places to eat!
Très bien dans l ensemble mais musique trop forte. Néanmoins repas fin et délicat.