Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne restaurant

6-8 East Essex Street, , Temple Bar, Dublin 2 , Temple Bar

Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
European

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92 reviews
4 stars - 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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OPENING HOURS

Mon5:30pm - 10:30pm
Tue5:30pm - 10:30pm
Wed5:30pm - 10:30pm
Thu5:30pm - 10:30pm
Fri12:30pm - 7:00pm
Sat12:30pm - 7:00pm
Sun12:00pm - 7:00pm

CAPACITY
120 people

CUISINES
European, Fine Dining, Irish, Mediterranean, Organic, Vegetarian

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi hot spot! Veggie options available Full Bar, Beer, Wine, Spirits Coeliac options available

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Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne

Tsweet
Dublin
30 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 21st September 2017 (visited 8 May 2017 )

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!

Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne

Annsherlockstown
Kildare
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 30th August 2017 (visited 23 August 2017 )

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.

Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne

striderswoe
Dublin
28 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:65%

Reviewed 28th August 2017 (visited 19 August 2017 )

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.

Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne

joannecooper
Dublin
10 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th August 2017 (visited 12 August 2017 )

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!

Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne

joannecooper
Dublin
10 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th August 2017 (visited 12 August 2017 )

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!!!!

Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne

owendonnelly
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:50%

Reviewed 28th July 2017 (visited 27 July 2017 )

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

Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne

rachemurphy
Wicklow
36 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 22nd June 2017 (visited 2 June 2017 )

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!

Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne

janielcat
Meath
104 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 15th June 2017 (visited 27 May 2017 )

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.

Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne

tara.sweetman22108494
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 01st June 2017 (visited 8 May 2017 )

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.

Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne

ann.rice1211
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 07th April 2017 (visited 31 March 2017 )

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.

Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne

findingfood
Dublin
10 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 04th April 2017 (visited 2 April 2017 )

Had a lovely Sunday brunch here. The staff were great and food was lovely. Went for the bottomless bellini deal and were kept topped up.

Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne

giggle
Dublin
73 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 04th April 2017 (visited 21 January 2017 )

Comfort food at fine dining prices. Starters were ok, steaks were perfectly cooked but were really really salty, side dishes were tasty, desserts were nice. Overall presentation was only ok, few too many mason jars! Waitresses are in tshirts and bathrooms were dirty and had no handsoap for the whole evening that we were there. Fine in a casual restaurant, but these guys are not charging casual restaurant prices. Service, again only ok, cocktails took about 30 mins to arrive and we were served the wrong ones, orders had to be confirmed several times because waitress kept forgetting what we ordered and there were a couple of mistakes on the bill. Actually got a shock when we got the bill because based on the food, service and general ambiance/experience, it was outrageously expensive.

Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne

franksheridan45397552
Dublin
16 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:62%

Reviewed 25th February 2017 (visited 22 February 2017 )

Despite the restaurant being almost empty (and the usual time limitation on the availability of the table applied to the booking!) affecting the atmosphere, the food was as good as ever and worth the return trip as was the service and value on offer.

Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne

Criax
Dublin
44 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 03rd January 2017 (visited 16 December 2016 )

I had my office lunch here. Food was delicious, especially the venison for main. All my work colleagues enjoyed their meal. Would highly recommend and will return

Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne

mazaroo61020536
Wicklow
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 29th December 2016 (visited 17 December 2016 )

Lovely meal and great service, especially as we were short on time (pre-theatre). we chose the early bird 2 course deal - each of the dishes were lovely but the options limited, especially for mains. would go again!

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