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The Merrion Hotel

Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Dublin

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Main course: €26
Food spend: €50

We had a Marvellous experience. Service was great and art cakes excellence. A classy, not pretentious hotel i love very much.

Maria Losco 24 March 2017
from Dublin

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Created from 4 restored Georgian townhouses, The Merrion Hotel is Dublin’s premier 5-star dining venue. The hotel houses a number of exquisite bars and restaurants, and with 2 AA Rosettes to its name, the Cellar Restaurant is the jewel in the crown, specialising in modern Irish cuisine.

Executive chef Ed Cooney infuses the finest local ingredients into the creative, European-influenced recipes found on the Cellar Restaurant menu. Indulge in phenomenal favourites such as the hazelnut-crusted Ballinwillin roasted venison loin served with buttermilk carrot puree and pomme fondant, or the delicious Kilmore Quay grilled black sole, with garlic spinach and zesty beurre noisette.

The stunning ‘Art Tea’ at The Merrion Hotel in Dublin showcases an array of miniature sweet treats inspired by the work of J.B. Yeats, William Scott and more, served in the magnificent hotel drawing rooms. An extensive range of hand-picked wines are available from the 18th-century wine vault, making for an ideal accompaniment to the wonderful food on offer.

Situated in the fashionable shopping and entertainment hub of Dublin 2, the Cellar Restaurant at The Merrion Hotel is just a 9-minute walk from Pearse Train Station.

The Merrion Hotel

Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Dublin

Contact +353 16030600

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Customer reviews for The Merrion Hotel

4.4 (((() (based on 300 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (160)
  • luxury (99)
  • dinner (91)
  • lunch (88)
  • romantic (86)
  • private dining (56)
  • business (53)
  • value (33)
  • breakfast (31)
  • trendy (21)
  • child friendly (17)
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  • al fresco (8)
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  • ((((* 29 March 2017 by Bruce Bale from Dublin

    Excellent lunch in a restaurant we had been to before for a large family dinner, but this time went as just a couple. Set menu offered excellent choice and value, and we were delighted with either of the house wines (not often house red is Pinot Noir). Went for different starters (foie gras terrine and fritto misto) so we could each try both, and did the same for main (pork belly and roast lamb) and dessert (chocolate tartine and cheese plate). Croquette with the pork belly was also very good (could have had more). Service excellent throughout and look forward to dining there again, especially when the restaurant moves upstairs in June to the garden.

  • ((((( 29 March 2017 by Jill Sommerville from Dublin

    Lovely Resturant, made a mistake when booking but they still accommodated us even though it was a busy time. Waiter who serverd us was excellent, attentive and very polite. He made the late Mother's Day lunch special, thanks.

  • ((((( 28 March 2017 by Reneta Nikolova from Dublin


  • ((((* 24 March 2017 by Eva Byrne from Dublin

    Food was fabulous and we all loved I, thank you.
    My only comment about re booking is that service was slow. We normally can only take an hour for lunch and so it would have been too rushed (we actually where there from 12:30 to 2:30 yesterday and we didn't have a starter). I understand that yesterday was unusually busy.

  • ((((( 24 March 2017 by Maria Losco from Dublin

    We had a Marvellous experience. Service was great and art cakes excellence. A classy, not pretentious hotel i love very much.

  • ((((( 23 March 2017 by Anne Conmey from Meath

    The afternoon tea at the Merrion Hotel was perfect. Ambience, food and service. The art theme was very interesting. All of the food was lovely but my personal favourite was the smoked salmon. Service was so professional and very friendly. Special mention here to Julie the waitress who served us.

  • ((((( 22 March 2017 by Ken Langan from Dublin

    We were two for afternoon tea which was all the more delicious thanks to the champagne which we also had. This was a very very good afternoon tea served in a lovely relaxing room in front of a fire. Service was excellent and discreet and food was just perfect.

  • ((((( 21 March 2017 by Charles Hughes from Wallingford

    Four of us had afternoon tea and it was a great experience. Right form the 1st course to the variety of teas, through to the artistic 2nd course.
    Our waitresses were superb and nothing was too much trouble.
    All in all we would recommend it to anyone, although best not too eat anything after a light breakfast!!

  • ((*** 20 March 2017 by Marcela Rochford from Dublin

    We had a lunch in the Cellar Bar. The bar is nice but food was a bit disappointing. Size was quite small.

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Rachel Mackey from Dublin

    Fabulous food gorgeous relaxing experience

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