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The Merrion Hotel

Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Dublin

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Main course: €26
Food spend: €50

Afternoon Tea was amazing .The atmosphere, Art displays , service and quality of the food made this one afternoon we will cherish and always remember.

Jane, elizabeth Johnston 26 November 2016
from Mullingar Westmeath

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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

4.5 (((() (based on 235 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (135)
  • luxury (79)
  • lunch (68)
  • dinner (66)
  • romantic (64)
  • private dining (43)
  • business (37)
  • value (27)
  • breakfast (24)
  • trendy (14)
  • child friendly (13)
  • large parties (12)
  • entertainment (10)
  • al fresco (7)
  • views (6)
  • (((** 29 November 2016 by Suzanne Larrigan from Dublin


  • ((((( 28 November 2016 by Kathleen Dunleavy from Dublin

    We all enjoyed our get together with lunch. Two of the group came from Kilkenny, one from Wicklow, one from the south side and four from the northside. I was anxious when I saw the steps to the cellar (of course I should have known!!!) as two of our friends were quite senior but all managed them. The food was lovely. Those of us who had the fish which was lovely would have liked a little mash with it.
    The wine and deserts were really nice. The breads were lovely. Little bits of the Fritos were too chewy, otherwise all very nice.
    As many of the diners left the restaurant, it became less cosy.

  • ((((( 27 November 2016 by Paul Lahiff from Dublin

    We had afternoon tea on the late sitting so a very relaxed experience as we could stay for drinks after. The afternoon tea was as always lovely. We are regulars of the afternoon tea experience up and down the country and we consider that the Merrion is top class.
    We will always choose the later sitting at weekends so that we do not feel under pressure to leave.
    The service was excellent yesterday being both friendly and professional.

  • ((((( 26 November 2016 by Marion Gay from Dublin

    Sausages and Mash awesome in the Cellar Bar

  • ((((( 26 November 2016 by Jane, elizabeth Johnston from Mullingar Westmeath

    Afternoon Tea was amazing .The atmosphere, Art displays , service and quality of the food made this one afternoon we will cherish and always remember.

  • ((((* 25 November 2016 by Jim Mccarthy from Dingle

    Warm welcome on arrival in the cellar bar, really comfortable restaurant chairs, great service, loved the cheese, salami, ham platter to share, and great bread. The gnocchi was not great, so a bit disappointed with that choice.

  • ((((( 24 November 2016 by Marion Gay from Palm Beach, FL

    such nice staff. nicest by far anywhere.

  • ((((( 23 November 2016 by Brian Mcgrath from Dublin

    Excellent and great service. Staff make the difference. Loved it

  • ((((( 22 November 2016 by Rosita O'Beirne from Dublin

    Afternoon Tea was a delight, all dishes were delicious. Beautifully presented and plenty of choice. The Merrion Blend Tea was excellent. It was a very special Sunday afternoon. Enjoyed our visit immensely. Staff were superb.

  • ((((( 22 November 2016 by Kyle from Co.kildare

    We had the Art Tea. Can't fault our experience at all. Food was delicious, service was on point and the ambience was lovely. The desserts that ate matched to pieces of art are as divine as.they are unique! Will definitely be back to try the new tea in January.

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