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The Cloth Ear, Belfast,

The Cloth Ear

4.4
4.4
897 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

20:00


Booked 15 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 897 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Ambience

  • Northern Ireland

    Great for brunch

  • Northern Ireland

    Great for creative cocktails

  • 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

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Healthy

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Lively

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Most Booked

897 Reviews
  1. Wardy

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is my second visit to The Cloth Ear, on each occasion it has been a very enjoyable experience, from the person on the door, to the guy who showed us to our table and then to the table servers. The food was delicious and plenty of it.

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  2. DavidM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fast friendly service. Delicious food. Great atmosphere.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers were very friendly, professional and very helpful, food was delicious and the ambience was lovely. Great evening had!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were lovely and helpful and the ambience was great, but the food was disappointing. The warmed broccoli starter we had was pretty bland with cold soggy broccoli, and then the roast beef I had was just not good and not worth its price. The gravy was obviously just a bisto gravy and the veg had next to no flavour and the roasties tasted like they’d been frozen before service. We’ve been a couple times before and always had lovely food so I was surprised the the roast just didn’t meet the usual standards. I’m not sure if it’s prepped a different way or if there’s been a change in chefs but it was disappointing. The desserts were fab, and again the service was great, my only complaint is the roast and the starter. I didn’t feel it was worth a £100+ bill. I would recommend to a friend, but not their Sunday roasts unfortunately.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service was very poor and we waited over a. hour for our main meal. The toilets were not clean that said when the food arrived finally!! it was delicious and made the other failings acceptable

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  6. Mikki26

    N. Ireland

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were very attentive. Food was good but not exceptional for a bar in a five star hotel and it was overpriced for what was on offer.

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  7. JoanneD

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal in Cloth Ear, everything was delicious, and good sized portions. We were attended to by Richard, who was absolutely amazing, his service and professionalism were outstanding, he was friendly and funny and our party really enjoyed having him as our waiter. He is a credit to your establishment and we will all definitely be back!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here few times and I have never been let down! The staff are very friendly & helpful the food is amazing can’t wait to go back

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fine. But service was shocking. We had a reservation, but when we arrived we had to flag someone down to show us to seat. Then nobody came we went to ask for service. Someone arrived and we ordered a bottle of wine. Never arrived. I had to go to bar to ask if they could send us the order. Different waiter arrived and asked us if we needed glasses for the wine (no glasses on table). I said yes, and he returned with two wet glasses that he had just washed. We cleaned and dried them ourselves. After that things got a little better. Our waitress was nice. Food was okay for the price. But gosh, the initial impression really put us off.

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  10. Truly

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best seafood chowder I’ve had. Kids meals available as well. Great spot!

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FAQs

The Cloth Ear is rated 4.4 stars by 897 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

20:00


Booked 15 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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