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The Cliff Townhouse

#331 of 1,845 Restaurants in Dublin
#360 of 2,045 Places to Eat in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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South City Centre
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22 Saint Stephen's Green | Dublin 2, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 638 3939
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious sea food, cozy atmosphere

Located in a townhouse building, the atmosphere was lively, and fun, and the food delicious. A little on the pricey side, but a great meal. The fish and chips were excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
ChrisAinLA
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Los Angeles
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  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were looking for the other one and thought this was it. (So much for just having the address and not the name.) We ended up with an excellent meal. I had the fish pie which was filled with a variety of seafood and topped with mashed potatoes. My husband had fish and chips done in a wheat/gluten free tempura... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere sports a wonderful seafood theme - silver scallop shell sconces, a baroque revival chandelier in one section, and a contemporary faux-seaweed chandelier in another section. Seating includes leather banquettes. We received outstanding, friendly, helpful service from every single staff member, whether assigned to our table or not. They were all knowledgeable and able to answer detailed questions about... More 

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Modesto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Friends took us to this lovely restaurant on Saint Stephen's Green. Seafood is featured in creative ways. My scallops were served with a thin slice of tongue, for example. Small squid stuffed with goat cheese and vegetables was flavorful and perfectly cooked. Fish pie was traditional and tasty.

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Huntly, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Chose to eat here based on on reports on TA but must admit overall feeling after visit was that it fell short of expectations, so would need to say "could do better" Place was busy, and we ended up at table that crammed very close to an elderly lady eating alone, making any attempt at a private conversation difficult Waiter... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Located in a townhouse building, the atmosphere was lively, and fun, and the food delicious. A little on the pricey side, but a great meal. The fish and chips were excellent.

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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you love seafood, this place will put a smile on your face. It's not cheap but you get the level of service and food that you're paying for and the atmosphere and ambience is very relaxed and enjoyable.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I'd heard good things about this place and it certainly didn't disappoint. I had even got my reservation wrong and turned up a day late. Even though the place was packed, Julianne managed to accommodate us and find us a table without any fuss. The food, service, friendliness and pure class of the restaurant makes it stand out from the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The restaurant was well regarded and we were expecting a good restaurant. However although it was good in parts it let itself down with key glitches that just should not happen especially in the food! The service was friendly and responsive. Catered well for gluten free requirements but the gluten free bread was not the high quality of other Dublin... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

first time I visited this week and I will be sure to go back. Wonderful food, service, wine, menu, atmosphere and surroundings. The restaurant is quite light but as above with a great atmosphere

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Wow- we stumbled on this Michelin star restaurant by chance and so very glad we did. There is a set price menu of 2 courses for 35euro or 3 for 40 euro...we chose 3 courses. The Caesar salad and mushroom risotto (entree) were stunning. For main we had steak and cod with artichokes - both were again simply stunning. The... More 

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Address: 22 Saint Stephen's Green | Dublin 2, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 638 3939
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
Average Prices: USD 78 - 100
Cuisine: Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Saint Stephen's Green | Dublin 2, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 638 3939

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 78 - 100
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients

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