Make a booking

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
11:30 PM

Cleaver East

4.1
188 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
€31 to €50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary European
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Brunch
The critically acclaimed best restaurant opening in 2013, Cleaver East is situated in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar district. Cleaver East is a contemporary New York style restaurant with friendly energetic service in a comfortable setting.The clientele is an eclectic mix of locals and visitors. The menu is bold with playful touches and a large selection of dry aged beef cuts. The wine list is extensive, showcasing producers from the world’s best and most exciting wine regions and the cocktails are legendary. Serving dinner 7 nights a week with Ireland’s original bottomless brunch destination served every weekend, Cleaver East delivers a fantastic day or night out in the Dublin.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary European, Steak, Burgers
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 17:30-22:30

Friday: 12:00-15:00 and 17:30-22:30

Saturday - Sunday: 11:30-15:00 and 17:30-21:30
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(01) 531 3500
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress Code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive Chef
Oliver Dunne
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 188 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.0
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
4.0Dined 4 days ago

Very nice service and the food was great

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great value and a great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend Cleaver East for food and drinks!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 4 days ago

It was my first time here for brunch and i will def be back! The food was amazing and the staff were so friendly and efficient. Such a nice touch for the birthday wishes for my friend, it really made her day! I will def recommene to friends and family

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Lovely brunch experience for our ladies catch up. Solicitous but non intrusive staff. Highly recommended.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Great menu - one meal was served cold but changed without quibble.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Fabulous meal on Thurs in cleaver east for a family reunion. Staff couldn't do enough for us and went above & beyond. Food was outstanding, particularly the lamb.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 8 May 2018

We went pre theatre and the meal arrived promptly and was very good, inventive and fresh. The Hake was cooked perfectly and the polenta cakes yummy. Starters were a prawn salad with a difference and spicy corn fritters- very nice indeed.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Lovely food and good value. Service could have been a little better. Waitress insisted we had to order within a few mins of arriving even though we had the table for 2 hours?! (We we’re just waiting on one person who was running late) also we were seated upstairs which meant we lost some of the atmosphere of downstairs. Also we had to wait for our mimosas (bottomless) at times as the waitress wasn’t always upstairs.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

I had booked the restaurant for brunch after staying in the Clarence for a hen party. There was 9 of us seated for brunch and the staff were really lovely and helpful. I would recommend to anyone looking for a place for family brunch / lunch. It was a bit loud but to be expected with an open restaurant like that. Really lovely food.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

we visited this restaurant on Saturday evening. It's a busy spot, decor is good and we had a nice table. The food was good apart from the lamb I ordered which was fatty and not up to standard. The staff at no point visited our table to see if all was well or did we need anything, we had to flag a member of staff to order a second bottle of wine and we were barely in the door when the young lady was over to see if we were ready to order.
Over all the food was pretty good but the waiting staff need to be better.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

I got an early morning call from the restaurant to confirm I would be attending that evening. The caller was friendly and welcoming. This feeling was again reflected when I arrived that evening. Our table was ready, service was quick and the food very good. My only criticism was that I thought the starters were overpriced. Main courses were excellent, plentiful and well presented. The choice of desserts could also be extended.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Went on a brunch date & for the bottomless mimosa brunch. It was our first time there & we left full & like it was well worth our money. We had a great time & our service was also great. Highly recommend!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Was in for Sunday bottomless brunch with friends. Food was amazing and drinks didn't stop! They even offered us our last round at the bar as they needed the table back which we thought was a lovely gesture. Would like if they had more vegetarian options but everything we got was fab!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Met a friend here for bottomless brunch on a Sunday. Food was amazing and staff were really friendly and quick to refill your drink. Place was busy but wasn't impressed when they pressed us to finish up because they needed the table when there was plenty of empty tables available. Really enjoyable though and would definitely go back.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Avoid at all costs. Kids food took 45 mins to serve, nobody came near us to explain why. Was cold when it arrived. Burger dry as a desert, pork horrible, place was quiet but service non existent. Their sister restaurants are excellent which makes this even more disappointing. Will always be busy because of the location but go to Roberta’s next door for a proper meal; you’d even be better off in Burger King!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Went for a boozy brunch with girls on a Saturday. Food was lovely, service was very good, and bottomless brunch was good value. The only downside was the noise - the volume of music was way too high, we could barely hear ourselves. It’s a pity because we would have stayed for longer, enjoying cocktails, but went elsewhere because of the music level.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Great food, quick and friendly service. Would definitely recommend

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Food is gorgeous and the early bird extremely valuable. The staff were absolutely lovely and went above and beyond to make sure we had a good night.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

We enjoyed the bottomless cocktail brunch very much. The food was fantastic. Full of flavour and not scabby on portion size. The service was a little slow at first topping up our bottomless cocktails but to be fair there was a lot of bookings arriving at the same time. And the service did improve once the dining had finished. Would definitely book again.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Simply 5/5, got the bottomless brunch and loved every 120 minutes of it!
Fab service and fab food, easily top 5 brunches I've had in Dublin!

Will definitely be back again soon!

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on 20 April 2018

The music was too loud.
Some waiters were not friendly.
Food was just just fine, I’ve had better in other restaurants.
For tap water we were charged 1.50 pp, the early bird menu did not include sides, they came at an extra cost of 4. Euro each.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on 18 April 2018

The food again was wonderful and I will definitely be back again.
Unfortunately we got the wrong bill twice which was an inconvenience. We also felt the charge of €3/€3.50 for still water for the table was shocking. We were only offered still or sparkling water- not tap which should have been offered at no charge. The reason we came to Cleaver East was the price of the early bird but having to add €3.00 for water brought the total to €20 which we didn’t wish to pay.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

Wonderful food and staff! 12 of us for a birthday on a Sunday! AMAZING bottomless brunch on offer, great value.
Can't wait to go back!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Nice trendy brasserie style ambiance, but had to wait a while for drinks to get served and the food is mediocre, e.g. lamb stew had too much fat on it. Big portions so no need to ask for three side dishes for 10€ as recommended. Wines are good, but expensive like everywhere in Dublin. Great for a night out but expected more.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Very good easy to find, service very efficient, would have stayed longer if we had nit to give up the table

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Perfect food, wonderful interior design, helpful staff, can’t wait to go back!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

We were there for my daughter s 17 th birthday. She adored it . I knew she would as I had had a great evening with a pal recently. The room is fabulous. The staff are lovely . Very friendly. We went for brunch and really enjoyed it . I think the quality and variety of the food is much better at night . However My two daughters loved their food . I found it hard to find something to choose and I had the breaded gougons which were so so . But overall we loved our time .

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on 6 April 2018

We had a nice evening in Cleaver East but I had a few gripes. All three of us selected fish for the main course only to be told by the waitress taking the order 'we are all out of fish.' This was at 8pm on a Friday in a half full restaurant so that was disappointing.
€9.50 for a mediocre glass of white wine was also v pricey and it was hard to get the attention if waiting staff who were chatting or not keeping an eye on all the tables.
The handy cut chips were dry but the bread and dips started was very tasty. It's a nice buzzy central venue & may try it for brunch.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Food was good. Waiter neglected the table, order was wrong but by the time he returned we were done eating. Took awhile to get drinks when ordered. Not sure if we expect more (coming from the US) when our waiters/ waitresses depend on tips. The staff was polite and apologetic.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Early bird very good value, enjoyable experience and good atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

We went here twice while on vacation in Dublin. The tasting menu is an absolute MUST! The food was perfectly prepared and the drinks were delightful.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Really enjoyed our time there...food amazing
There is a lot in the starter and main course that sides are wasted ...an idea maybe Stoke out the sides and add a desert...or mix it around every now and again
Great food great service trendy eatery
We loved it!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Excellent service and hospitality. Food was really good and great value

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Was in Cleaver East for the Early Bird on Wednesday lady meeting up with friends! Food was delicious, great choice on menu and ambiance great although it was only 6.30pm! Had a great night and not rushed off out table which can happen with early bird offers! A delightful night !

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Food nice and staff were friendly but ordering drinks was so slow.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Great bottomless brunch food tasty portions decent ,friendly staff & cocktails nice but bit lacking in alcohol...will be back !!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Everything was lovely except the wine is overpriced. It should be possible to have acceptable wine for less than €20!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

The food for the (not) afternoon tea was to die for. Generally I find afternoon teas can be far too sweet but this one was the perfect balance. Would definitely recommend and go back again.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Great food and a very nice atmosphere. Service was also good and good value for your Money.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Came here for Mother's Day with the family. First time and very impressed with the decor. Service was very good and food was excellent, we all really enjoyed the whole experience, thank you

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
5