Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne
6-8 East Essex Street, , Temple Bar, Dublin


Based on 92 reviews

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The brainchild of Michelin star chef Oliver Dunne, Cleaver East is situated in the heart of Dublin city, on East Essex Street in Temple Bar, the cultural quarter in Dublin 2. Cleaver East offers the finest Irish and European cuisine, with one of Ireland's leading chefs at the helm of the kitchen. The ethos of Cleaver East is to deliver the highest standard of food and cuisine at affordable prices. Open seven days a week, Cleaver East offers friendly service, classic cocktails, affordable wines along with Irish and International craft beers; creating a fantastic dining experience. Diners can choose from our delicious A La Carte menu, featuring ‘Beef Cuts @CleaverEast’, with five of the best beef cuts from around the world, or alternatively a 6 Course Surprise Tasting Menu. At Cleaver East you can expect the best! Group reservations are welcome, and the restaurant also facilitates private and semi-private dining.
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Posted 21st Sep 2017 by TSWEETGuru: 30 reviews

V good value early bird - went for a friend's birthday on a Monday night. The four of us enjoyed our starters and mains. However, portion sizes not huge and add ons can end up putting more of a dent in your pocket than predicted. So, if you're looking for a small bite before a few drinks in town, early bird here is perfect!

Posted 30th Aug 2017 by ANNSHERLOCKSTOWNFirst Timer: 1 reviews

Food delicious, service a little slow as restaurant busy but very friendly and professional - nice touch when an extra side dish was brought to the table from the chef to apologise for slight delay. Music a little loud. Overall, most enjoyable and would definitely go back.

Posted 28th Aug 2017 by STRIDERSWOEConnoisseur: 28 reviews

Very impressed with the menu here and they have added more of a variation which always delights. All six of us were raving about the food at the end of the night. The curried crab was delicious and the pork belly exactly as I liked it. Well recommended.

Posted 13th Aug 2017 by JOANNECOOPERFoodie: 10 reviews

Further to previous review, I would like to update that the manager very nicely rang us and apologised for our experience yesterday. She has invited us back in to give things another go, so we will let you know how we get on!

Posted 13th Aug 2017 by JOANNECOOPERFoodie: 10 reviews

Booked table for 7 people for a special lunch from 3-5pm on Saturday.
One person arrived early. She sat at the bar for a while, and was brought to the table at 2.40pm. Everyone else arrived at 3.
Two of us opted for the "two hour bottomless Mimosa/Bellini" option with lunch. The other five people went separates.
At 4.40pm the restaurant refused to refill the two Mimosa glasses, saying we had "been there since 2.20pm". We certainly had not, After discussing this with the manager, and interrupting our lunch, the staff begrudgingly plonked a Bellini into one of the two glasses and walked off. (We had been drinking Mimosas because we don't really like processed orange juice). We then had to call her back, remind her there were two of us, and ask for Mimosas. We were told "there were no more Mimosas" at 4,40pm.
Just also want to add that we are by no means drinkers, and I can assure you we were not tucking in!! I think we had three each.
The attitude of the staff was disgusting and rude, not to mention erroneous assertions made about the time of the group's arrival.
Reminds me about everything negative about Dublin in the boom time. All show and facade with nothing behind. AVOID!!!!

Posted 28th Jul 2017 by OWENDONNELLYFirst Timer: 2 reviews

Fantastic food; fantastic wine; fantastic gin; and great background music.

Posted 22nd Jun 2017 by RACHEMURPHYFirst Timer: 37 reviews

Returned with a friend for the early bird menu - Fantastic value at €15 a head. Id the Duck Sliders - definitely recommend them! The Soy and Miso dressing is quality with them. Went for the Pig Belly for main and it didn't disappoint either. My friends Fisherman's coddle though for main wasn't quite as bursting with flavor - a little disappointing after two great starters and previous brilliant trips here, but it wouldn't put me off returning - I still want to sample the rest of the menu.. and as always, the staff were great! Definitely recommend a visit!

Posted 15th Jun 2017 by JANIELCATGuru: 104 reviews

Beautiful decor.We had Risotto and Rosti to start both were very good.For mains we had Pig belly which was a little dry and cod which was fabulous.The panna cotta was OK overall it was a good experience and we would love to try other things on the menu.

Posted 1st Jun 2017 by TARA.SWEETMAN22108494First Timer: 2 reviews

Celebrated a friend's birthday on a Monday night. The early bird offer is amazing value. Top notch food in a relaxing environment for a great price. Can't fault it.

Posted 7th Apr 2017 by ANN.RICE1211First Timer: 2 reviews

Oliver Dunne has produced a wonderful choice on the new Early Bird menu. Amazing food, wonderful service and an incredible price. Return visits are a must as I wish to sample everything on the menu.
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