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The Cloth Ear, Belfast,
The Cloth Ear, Belfast,
The Cloth Ear, Belfast,
The Cloth Ear, Belfast,
The Cloth Ear, Belfast,

The Cloth Ear

4.5
4.5
865 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

19:00


Booked 14 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 865 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Northern Ireland

    Great for brunch

  • Northern Ireland

    Good for business meals

  • Northern Ireland

    Good for business meals

  • Northern Ireland

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Northern Ireland

    Lively

  • Northern Ireland

    Most Booked

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Great for brunch

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Good for business meals

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Good for business meals

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Healthy

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Great for fine wines

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Lively

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Most Booked

865 Reviews
  1. CourtneyM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic - that chicken curry is sooooo good. Fantastic drinks too and polite and quick service.

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  2. PaulD

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and I must give a big shout out to our sever Richard the perfect gentleman and ever so helpful

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious once again, cant go wrong here! Good atmosphere, very enjoyable.

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  4. Michael

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked a table for large group of friends. Booking process was very easy and smooth using the OpenTable app. Service was very friendly upon arrival and throughout lunch. Drinks were great, everyone enjoyed the cocktails. The dishes served seems to range in size. My dish in particular, the Lamb Ragu tagliatelle was quite small in portion size, and a little bit cold. It was nice, but a couple of my friends joked at the size of the portion. For the price paid, I was a bit disappointed. But my friends really enjoyed their meals, and definitely were more satisfied. The burger, the crispy chilli chicken and the fish and chips for example were much larger dishes in terms of portion sizes. Other than that, it was a great table and great atmosphere. I would still recommend it.

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  5. lifeinstyleni

    N. Ireland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely experience from start to finish. Lovely friendly staff at all points of service. Even organising a special desert for the birthday girl. We had the vegetable pie and the chicken curry for mains and they were very very good. Well done- very happy diners.

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  6. FOODY

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was disappointed in the time allowed for a meal, arrived at the time requested. Server was very nice, we selected our meal. We waited 20 mins to arrive after 70 mins being seated we were told they need the table back in 15 mins. I am not a fast eater or drinker. No desert ordered as we probably would have to stand eating it. OVERALL the meal was nice. Would rush back

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  7. CarRog

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We recently went to the Cloth Ear to celebrate an occasion. We had a really good time, there was a lovely ambience after the noisy crowd left. Food was top notch and attention to detail appreciated, wait staff couldn't have been nicer, this added to our whole experience and made for a very enjoyable stay at the Merchant, thank you

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  8. JMat

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very slow. It took 1hr 40min for our main courses to come out and we couldn't catch a server's eye to order more drinks or even pay. We had to pay at the bar. The main courses were nice but the Wagyu burgers were overcooked and the sides ordered were disappointing. The salad wasn't dressed and the buttered vegetables were more watery than buttered. I booked this place as I had had two very good experiences and wanted to impress my visiting parents. Unfortunately it was a polar opposite experience. I wouldn't recommend visiting on an evening due to the lack of attentive service. Service might be better for lunch.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely atmosphere ,food and service.Kids menu was varied and their portions were generous.Staff friendly and attentive.

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  10. Landau83

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was super friendly and really helpful. Didn’t get her name but thank you for looking after us so well!

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FAQs

The Cloth Ear is rated 4.5 stars by 865 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 14 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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