Cleones

Cleones

Someone from this business manages this listing.
Learn More
+44 1986 873365+ Add website
Hours
Sun
11:00 - 14:0017:00 - 20:00
Mon
11:00 - 14:0017:00 - 20:00
Tue
11:00 - 14:0017:00 - 20:00
Wed
11:00 - 14:0017:00 - 20:00
Thu
11:00 - 14:0017:00 - 20:00
Fri
11:00 - 14:0017:00 - 20:00
Sat
11:00 - 14:0017:00 - 20:00
Improve this listing
Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
Great Friendly Restaurant With Great Italian Food Inside A Great English Pub
PRICE RANGE
£6.00 – £15.00
CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Pizza, European, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles295 reviews
Excellent
177
Very good
87
Average
20
Poor
7
Terrible
4
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Christopher
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
I see it has been 6 years since last leaving a review for The Angel. In that time we have been numerous times for an early evening meal and never have we left feeling disappointed. The staff are well chosen and always friendly and in our experience efficient. The food is served in good time and very reliable. Depending on what you choose will obviously determine the ultimate bill but the menu offers a variety of options.
Written 11 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Patricia S
London208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Staying at the Angel Hotel, I decided to reserve a table for dinner in their Italian restaurant Cleones. And it was just as well that I did, because as the evening wore on the staff were turning people away. I had a delicious linguine with clams and prawns in a light creamy sauce and a wickedly delicious ice-cream. Being on my own I was able to catch a glimpse of some of the other dishes being carried past me, all of them looked very tempting. I was very well-looked after on what was a busy evening and though they had a lot to do, the staff remained calm.
Written 7 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lucia L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
We decided last minute to go out to eat and booked Cleones. The food was wonderful, but the most exceptional part of our visit was the wonderful service we received from the young girl serving us. We work in hospitality ourselves and she presented a professional, but attentive service, that made our visit very relaxing and complete.
Written 1 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Emily B
Ashford36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
Been here many times and, last week, as usual enjoyed a decent dinner for two. However, we will not be returning as Cleone's no longer provides a value for money experience. We paid almost £80 for a 3 course dinner for 2 with a 500ml carafe of red wine. The choice of menu is fairly ordinary: chicken, salmon, steak etc. It's all ok, nothing special. Unfortunately the prices are. When you come to analyse exactly what you get for your money, you find that £7 gets you two mushrooms on a slice of toast; and £12.95 gets you a piece of chicken, (not stated if free range or organic); veg is extra. So, good service, friendly staff and adequate food but the whole experience left us with an unpleasant taste. It is obvious that the management here are trying to maximise their profits by the added value factor; unfortunately, the added value is not apparent to these customers and we will no longer be returning.
Written 20 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

FAUX R
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
The menu selection was good, the food served was tasty...if lacking in quantity on the mains for the price though, the staff were attentative to a point (I'll get on to that later) the ambience...the ambience was very bad. Its worth noting the room has a high ceiling and is pretty much void of many soft furnishings bar a few rugs drapped over the walls so the sound echos and reverberates making conversations difficult to hear. We had been pre warned by a number a freinds about the noise level in the room but we took that with a pinch of salt. Alas there was an issue with noise far beyond what we where expecting. The night we took our family we were positioned by what we mistook for an open doorway or putting it another way a doorway without a door, which we took as being like that so the staff could carry drinks through from the bar. Right next to this door on the other side of the wall is a seated entrance area to the bar where on our night about 30 locals spent the whole night screaming, swearing and getting drunk. The noise level was deafening in the dining area where we were sitting, we might as well had been sitting smack bang in the middle of the crowd, this noise permutated the whole dinning area but we had the full effect in stereo. After about an hour someone walked into the room and closed the door, to our dismay, shock and disbelief we could suddenly hear ourselves talk, hear that there had been music piped into the room all that time and questioned why oh why did the staff who are stationed right next to the doorway not close the door earlier. To be honest when we walked in none of us noticed a door was present as it was already open, as stated we assumed there was no door to aid the serving staff. We raised the question with the young staff who had been very attentive to us all night, can't fault them there, as to why they didn't think to close the door when the barage of screaming, shouting and swearing which had been relentless for the whole time we were there was obviously too much to bare when paying good money to eat out. Their answer pretty much summed up to 'yeah it does get very loud but if it was a problem you should have closed the door'...if any of us knew there was a door then we WOULD have closed it but to be honest the staffs attentiveness should have prevailed to understand, by their own admission that the noise was far too loud and there's a regular issue with noise that the simple act of closing the door and keeping it closed would be the correct procedure to make the dining experience a pleasant one. On the way out we bumped, figuratively not literally, into the manager, we raised the issue with her about noise and staff taking initiative, let's just say she was as far removed from listening to constructive feedback as someone could get, verging on rude and belligerent. So eat there, the foods nice, if somewhat tiny on the portions and take some ear defenders to drown out the rabble and prey you don't have to give any feedback to aid them into a better experience going forward because you'll end up with a very sour taste in your mouth, especially from the manager.
Written 8 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

belsizecrescent
Santa Clara22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 couples
Let me start by saying that I am not one to usually leave a review but having gone for dinner with my wife on the back of the many reviews we read online, we were left speechless. We ordered a prawn and tuna pizza. There was one tiny ex-frozen prawn, no visible tuna at all but a huge amount of plasticy tasting cheese. I can’t even call the pizza average, it looked, tasted and was awful. The single waitress service began well but it seemed because there was only one other occupied table, she continually disappeared behind a screen behind our table and didn’t seem to realize that we could hear her every word discussing personal matters with a gentleman who later I introduced himself as the manager. A real shame. Ps. We were still charged the full amount which we paid.
Written 27 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tom D
Ipswich36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 friends
I booked a table for 11 as a surprise birthday party for my wife. The food was pre ordered as it was a big booking and the food was served timeously and was delicious ( except the Pizza was overdone). Having said that the Kitchen staff did a good job. The waiting staff and the bar staff were all lovely girls. Our hostess Katy did a brilliant job ensuring what we wanted was done, with a cheery smile. She even photographed the group for us. Well done all concerned. Tom D. Holton, Halesworth
Written 11 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Susan Mayne
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 family
We visited Cleones restaurant today. The meal and wine were good. But spoilt by the welcome or lack of we received ! Immediately as we entered the restaurant the girl at the station spoke out our very loudly that our table reservation was for 12pm, it was now 1pm. I have never booked a table for that time in all my dining out years. I felt embarrassed, she didn’t give me the benefit of the doubt and then said we will see if the kitchen can still do the food for you. I suggest this young lady needs to be tutored on her customer service skills. It’s a shame as the staff have always been very pleasant till now.
Written 17 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MickPaddy
Devon8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
Mothers day lunch for three. Excellent roast (2 lamb, 1 beef) served with sufficient very well prepared veg. Pleasant, cheerful staff. As the menu was only for Sunday roast cannot comment on overall menu, but judging by our experience would expect it to be more than acceptable.
Written 27 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jacky B
Ipswich65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 friends
We met here with friends for lunch & thought the food was great value & good choice of wines & beers. Staff were friendly & we were not rushed when meal was finished although it was near closing time. They had a good offer on sweets which were all £ 6, however, you could have a smaller size sweet & coffee for £5.50. Great idea.
Written 27 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rod M
478 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
We booked for two nights while away and we had a great meal on our first night but on the second evening I had pasta with scallops and prawns in a very watery sauce and very little flavour. The staff were lovely and efficient. Generally majority of food was good but pasta needed improvement. We would visit again if in the area.
Written 5 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Clive L
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
I looked on line for high rated resaurants, Cleones was not one of them but a local said how good it was. My wife and I were passing through and took his word for it. Result was that we had a lunch which spoilt the day. The food lacked any presentation. The meats in the antipasti were OK but we could not taste the tiny lumps of cheese in a bowl and the tastless white bread only served to soak up the oil in the naff pot of vinegar & oil. My wife had a Quatro pizza which was supposed to have a thin (!) base. The kitchen got the number correct; mushrooms dumped in one quarter, the other three quarters had: slices of chorizo, cheese and something with bits of pineapple. I had a lasagne which I was about to return it to the kitchen because it was just warm on the outside then I found a warmer middle - Lucky me! This place only gets two stars because the service was good.
Written 27 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bill H
Lowestoft61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I have always liked the small back bar of The Angel Hotel in Halesworth. I'm by no means a frequent visitor, but if I am ever in the town, and have a chance, I like to look in and have a pint or two of Adnams. Of course, in recent months this has been impossible, but with lockdown measures easing and my wife being called to Halesworth for a work appointment I thought I'd take advantage of the situation. I meekly entered the premises, and enquired shyly of the gentleman who loomed in my path whether it was possible to enter the bar and partake of a beverage? "Make sure your face is covered, follow me....sit there!" he barked. Not the welcome I had perhaps expected after so many months of exile for me and lack of business for them, but then perhaps it was nicer and quieter for him when he didn't have customers ruining his day? Of course, he had done no wrong. He had merely instructed me correctly in the new rules of engagement when entering licensed premises, but do these new rules also forbid the use of the customary greetings and pleasantries? The back bar was empty except for one other person, so I could probably have sat anywhere, but I thought it best not to upset the boss, so there I sat. The pint of Adnams was delicious, and I might have stayed for another, but I did not wish to outstay my welcome. Although I think I'd already done that by entering. I did notice the officious barkeep conversing in a friendly manner to other customers who entered the bar a bit after me, so I can only assume that this period of lockdown has produced in him some kind of intolerance to those that are maybe not local or regulars, but I fear for a business such as a pub or hotel bar that cannot be a bit more friendly to its unknown customers. Or he might just have been having a bad day. Or I might have looked like a troublemaker. I will look in again. It's a marvellous spot to enjoy a quiet pint, or to converse with the regulars who all seemed very friendly.
Written 27 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Clive Snell
Halesworth8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
As a frequent visitor to this lovely restaurant I thought it was about time to write a review. Today we had the Sunday lunch which as usual was excellent a good balance of ingredients all very well prepared. Although the food is always exceptional one of the main reasons we keep returning is the impeccable customer service delivered in an unobtrusive yet attentive way by the two young servers. They always have a smile and deliver and excellent customer service you really are treated as an individual. This establishment is very lucky to have them. Looking forward to our next visit.
Written 26 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Nick L
Northampton149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
The best Italian food in the area set in a lovely restaurant on the side of the Angel hotel. Lovely size potions at very reasonable prices. We shared a 7” Pizza to start and it was one of the best Pizza’s we have ever eaten. Good selection of main dishes, all presented lovely, piping hot and tasted delicious. Very friendly, helpful staff. A must visit if in the area.
Written 15 June 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-15 of 295
Best moderately priced restaurants
See all
The Queen's Head
££ - £££ · Bar, International, British, Pub
The Boarding House
££ - £££ · European, British
The Rumburgh Buck
££ - £££ · Bar, British, Pub
The Huntsman and Hounds
££ - £££ · Bar, British, Pub
The White Hart
££ - £££ · Bar, British, Pub
The Queens Head
££ - £££ · British, Pub
Ancient House
££ - £££ · Cafe, European, British, Healthy
Raj Puth
££ - £££ · Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
The Black Dog Deli Halesworth
££ - £££ · Deli
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

CLEONES, Halesworth - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

Things to DoFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire