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The Merrion Hotel

Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Dublin

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Main course: €26
Food spend: €50

Enjoyable experience

Regina Goss 14 June 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 360 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (192)
  • luxury (115)
  • dinner (103)
  • lunch (100)
  • romantic (99)
  • private dining (67)
  • business (58)
  • breakfast (36)
  • value (35)
  • trendy (25)
  • child friendly (20)
  • large parties (20)
  • entertainment (18)
  • al fresco (12)
  • views (11)
  • (((** 21 June 2017 by Jacqueline Coyle from Dublin.

    I have just one point the sandwiches were tasteless bard the smoked salmon. the ham felt like it was sliced packet the chicken had no flavour needed salt and pepper mayonnaise had no flavour and cucumber needed something maybe watercrest also the sandwiches were cold from being in a fridge not freshly made. But the cakes were lovely and my teenage kids loved them. But overall we had a lovely time our waiter was lovely too told a lovely story with the cakes. We enjoyed ourselves but work on the samdwiches

  • ((((* 21 June 2017 by Brendan Foster from Dublin

    I always enjoy lunch in the Cellar bar . Food service etc excellent . I got a call the morning of the booking to confirm but could not reply as busy . Not sure if this is necessary

  • ((*** 19 June 2017 by Michael Mcleman from dublin

    Unable to butter any bread! Butter cold/bread crumbling,to fragile.
    Starters good.
    Cod --not enough-little in the way of vegetables.
    Rib-eye-o.k.-too small
    Sweets o.k.
    Service-very good
    Value is appalling.

  • ((((( 19 June 2017 by Pauline Byrne from Newbridge, Kildare

    Myself, my daughter and 90 year old Mother really enjoyed the art inspired afternoon tea experience. The afternoon tea itself was really delicious with plenty of choice for all tastes. I especially loved the chicken sandwich, smoked salmon and the duck egg on brioche. We loved how the dessert was served giving ample time between the tea and it. The staff were so nice and helpful. My daughter and I also indulged in a glass of champagne and a gin and tonic for my mother. Thank you so much for making it a lovely afternoon experience. I would highly recommend to anyone wishing to treat themselves.

  • ((((( 19 June 2017 by Elizabeth Ann from Dublin

    We thoroughly enjoyed Art Afternoon Tea at the Merrion Hotel. We were impressed with the selection of food and hot drinks served, in particular the presentation of the second course of sweet pastries. The setting, service and table presentation reflected 5 star quality.

  • ((((( 18 June 2017 by Siobhán Kirwan keane from Dublin

    Totally relaxed atmosphere. Attentive service. Lovely idea to match dishes to Art collection. 100%for pastry chef and imagination.

  • ((((( 14 June 2017 by Regina Goss from Dublin

    Enjoyable experience

  • ((((( 9 June 2017 by Carl Levine from Dublin

    Food, service and ambiance were all excellent. Please note the restaurant had no record of our on-line advance booking we made through your website.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Barbara Marest from New York

    The staff was very courteous and informative. The quality and variety of food/drinks during tea time was more than expected so overall a truly enjoyable afternoon.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Aoife Kelly from Dublin

    Excellent service and food.

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