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The Cliff Townhouse

#271 of 1,978 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
South City Centre
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22 Saint Stephen's Green | Dublin 2, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 638 3939
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pre-Christmas lunches put a strain on Dublin 2 restaurants, given which the service today, good by any standard, was exceptional. My wife who has become alcohol intolerant queried the sherry dressing so they served it separately for her to try. A second glass of wine for me was ordered by semaphore in the noisy bustle and the waiter did not... More 

Thank robertopw
Phoenix, Arizona
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287 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our trip leader raved about this palce but it certainly didn't live up to its supposed reputation in my estimation. I've experienced a lot of fine dining, being quite a foodie, but I didn't find this to be anything unusual. It was very crowded, noisy, and the service left a lot to be desired. I've never seen such a small... More 

2 Thank nanatravels2
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here to treat myself with a nice dinner. the food was really good (and a lot!). The staff was very helpful, nice and professional. Lovely place

Thank Vicky A
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here early in the evening, but the restaurant still had plenty of people in it and there was a nice atmosphere. The seafood here is stellar, the platters are so tasty - we found one small platter (warm) and some sides would actually have been enough for the two of us as there was so much on... More 

Thank KarrieR
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last Thursday 24th November 2016, eight of us went to the Cliff House for lunch, which I had booked the previous week. From the get go, the service was excellent. On arrival, they have the entrance decked out in lights giving a warm welcoming feeling. You instantly feel cosy and special, delighted that you picked this place. The entrance hall... More 

Thank sllum
Ennis, Ireland
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had heard so much about this restaurant that perhaps expectations were high, but the experience was so far removed from expectations, it was ridiculous.. - Scallops were raw (appreciate they don't take a lot of time on the pan.. they were 'cold' in the middle) but when sent back, the replacements were exactly the same... not returned a 2nd time... More 

Thank myhonestopinion4u
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have used this restaurant previously and always found it good. They now require e mail addresses and credit card details to book a table. Not a great customer experience.

Thank Liam S
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch on a busy Thursday, restaurant was empty on arrival but full on way out! Waiters buzzing around everywhere and really attentive . Food was excellent - recommend the very well presented soup and hens egg for starter and chocolate fondant for dessert. Really impressed with service and flavour of food was smashing Two small gripes - menu... More 

Thank OffalyPk1973
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

I am a ruddy fussy girl, I like my comforts , and when I visited The Cliff Towntown House in St Stephens Green with a dear friend, we where slightly " blown away" ! Such elegance, cleanliness, character and the rooms truly are so spacious and beautifully decorated, not cramped . They leave a sleeping kit and a bag of... More 

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Thank Urbfsbelle
London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We were recommended this restaurant. Menu looked great, so we went in keen anticipation. Two problems though. First, and this is an unusual complaint, it was too fast! We were looking forward to a relaxed dinner (8.00pm booking), but they'd rushed through starter and mains in under an hour from arrival. Second was service. Disinterested guy on the front desk... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$75 - $97
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?