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The Cloth Ear, Belfast,

The Cloth Ear

4.4
4.4
881 Reviews
£26 to £40
Irish
The Cloth Ear provides patrons with a pleasing twist on the quintessential Irish Pub. We are nestled in the oldest quarter of Belfast and we’ve woven a rich seam of our wonderful Victorian heritage into what is ultimately a thoroughly modern experience. At The Cloth Ear the welcome is warm and the atmosphere convivial. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the gentle art of conversation.
Our drinks list combines classic creations and innovative ideas. From punch bowls to hoptails and wine by the keg, we’ve carefully crafted an eclectic array of drinks to quench your thirst, tickle your tastebuds and get the conversation flowing.

We are story tellers and we look forward to hearing your story too.
No shaggy dogs, no braggarts, no windbags. Just tall tales,

All Tables reservations are for dining unfortunately we do not take drinks only bookings.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Irish, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–20:45 Fri, Sat 12:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    028 9026 2719
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Belfast
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 881 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Northern Ireland

    Great for brunch

  • Northern Ireland

    Good for groups

  • Northern Ireland

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Northern Ireland

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Northern Ireland

    Lively

  • Northern Ireland

    Most Booked

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Ambience

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Great for brunch

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Good for business meals

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Good for business meals

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Good for groups

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Healthy

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Great for fine wines

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Lively

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Most Booked

881 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was exceptional and Mai Tai was nicer than the Cocktail bar upstairs!!! Thank you

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food, delicious cocktails, lovely decor, really friendly staff and service. Couldn't fault it really.

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  3. Emma

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Friday lunch - felt like a really good start to the weekend! Delicious food and Eirann our server was fantastic.

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  4. Ngnsireland

    Palm Springs

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Always good food but this time the menu was very limited, expensive for what it was and service slower than normal.

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  5. MaryC

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff seemed to just go through the same process no enthusiasm or interaction for the food wasn't up to expectations was very average and disappointed with the signature curry chicken,chicken was dry

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, very friendly helpful staff. We were there for a special occasion and our waiter Richard was so helpful and his special wit really made it very special.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The quality of the food that was ordered was poor. My Burger was good but the chips were not crisp and tasted like they had left sitting for a while before being served. My wife's Chicken Curry tasted like it had been made a curry mix jar and had a heavy curry powder tatsed. Our two friends told that two meals were also poor but the food had been good when they had eaten there previously. We were also brought the wrong bill and the food costs on the bill were higher than that listed on the Dinner Menus. We would have expected better quality food from an estabiliment associated with the Merchant Hotel. It was my wifes and I first time for food so on the basis of this expertise it will also be are last.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent as always however the service was poor . Waited too long on drinks even though it was not a particularly busy evening. We left immediately after finishing our meal . When asked if everything was satisfactory I politely remarked that the service had been poor , there was no apology. We will be giving The Cloth Ear a break for a while .

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were very welcoming, helpful and attentive. I did get the name of lady who looked after us, she was fantastic. She made excellent recommendations when we asked about items on the food and drinks menu. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Great place to people watch inside and outside! The restaurant was very clean.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely welcoming staff, great recommendations Drinks and food great quality We would definitely return

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The Cloth Ear is rated 4.4 stars by 881 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for The Cloth Ear

16 Skipper Street, Belfast, BT1 2DZ

Additional information

  • Area
    Belfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–20:45 Fri, Sat 12:00–21:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Irish, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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