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The Merrion Hotel

Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Dublin

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Main course: €26
Food spend: €50

Excellent afternoon tea experience. Nice range of sandwiches and cakes in a lovely setting. Superb service throughout.

Sarah 14 May 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 336 reviews)
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  • dinner (99)
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  • romantic (94)
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  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by Chonnart Panyangam from Dublin

    Wonderful afternoon tea!

  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by Aimee Fivey from Dublin

    Excellent afternoon tea experience. Service was impeccable from start to finish. We were served by a lovely young lady (I think she was called Aileen or Aideen). She made us feel so relaxed and make the experience so friendly! Food was delicious and I loved that it was split into two courses.

  • ((((* 20 May 2017 by HorstP from Munich

    Lovely afternoon tea

  • ((((( 14 May 2017 by Sarah from Dublin

    Excellent afternoon tea experience. Nice range of sandwiches and cakes in a lovely setting. Superb service throughout.

  • ((((( 8 May 2017 by Niamh Foley from Dublin

    The merrion was definitely 5 star . Gorgeous food and service . I would definitely recommend it to anyone to go just for the experience. The only thing I was about disappointed was that it was my mum's retirement/birthday and we were celebrating this special occasion. I thought that they might give my mum a complimentary glass of something or even complimentary dessert as I rang the hotel before hand and told them but they didn't. Apart from that it was lovely.

  • ((((( 7 May 2017 by Ann Spencer from Malahide

    Loved the soup
    The canneloni
    Was delicious

  • ((((( 7 May 2017 by Grainne Hayden from Dublin

    Lovely venue. Very private and great service . Amazing dessert.

  • ((((( 3 May 2017 by Alice from Dublin

    Food and service was excellent.

  • (((** 2 May 2017 by Love grand hotels from Dublin

    The Merrion is a fine old dame of a hotel and overall, wears its years well, if looking slightly in need of a bit of a face lift.
    Alas, the famed afternoon tea was not worthy - servers not fully engaged, savory options (especially) only mediocre, sweets far too sweet and just off the mark - particularly the fussy art cake copies. By way of contrast, afternoon tea at the Goring in London is something to remember and could serve as a primer. Too bad because the Merrion deserves better and so do its patrons who want to see this lovely, rather creaky old hotel stay on.

  • ((((( 2 May 2017 by Julie Putman from Brookfield

    Truly a sensory experience .High tea is the most civilized activity to slow down and savory your travel experience. The service was warm and inviting to overseas travelers. Each item was beautiful and delicious on the high tea menu and we found The Merrion very accomodating to our dietary preferences.
    The art pieces were treasures and it broke my heart to eat them.

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