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The Merrion Hotel

Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Dublin

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Main course: €26
Food spend: €50

Warm, cosy, lovely staff. Fabulous food, perhaps more selection savoury sandwiches?

Heather 03 October 2016
from Blackrock

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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 215 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (125)
  • luxury (74)
  • lunch (63)
  • dinner (61)
  • romantic (59)
  • private dining (37)
  • business (33)
  • breakfast (24)
  • value (24)
  • trendy (14)
  • child friendly (9)
  • entertainment (9)
  • large parties (8)
  • al fresco (7)
  • views (5)
  • ((((( by from Dublin

    Very good food, not over-priced, Very friendly and professional staff.

  • ((((* by from Dublin

    Booked to go as an engagement present to ourselves. The food was very well presented at all times and the tea was very very good.

    Some of the bread had started to harden, maybe they are prepared in the morning and we were the 4.30 sitting but was slightly disappointed at this. The deserts were a visual treat and really a nice way to finish the afternoon tea.

    The ambiance of the room was fantastic, the period features and the addition of the art book were a great touch.

    Received the wrong bill at the end of the meal, not a problem but again wouldn't expect this from an establishment like the Merrion.

  • ((((( by from Dublin

    Gorgeous afternoon tea...
    Very big servings per person but brought some home..

  • ((((* by from Dublin

    Love to inform you of our wonderful evening. Please call me tomorrow at 086 827 1481

  • ((((( by from Co Westmeath

    We enjoyed a splendid Afternoon Tea on a Sunday.
    Very enjoyable, relaxing experience.
    Our Waitresses & Waiter were extremely attentive & non intrusive at the same time. They both displayed excellent knowledge. The food was delicious from start to finish.
    The setting, surrounded by wonderful Art work, added to the whole ambiance.
    A most enjoyable experience was had by all of us.
    What better way to spend a Sunday Afternoon / Evening.

  • ((((( by from Dublin

    beautiful dining space/ excellent food

  • ((((* by from Enniscorthy


  • ((*** by from Inverness

    Starters very good, mains disappointing, fish not fresh and overcooked, rack of lamb awarded 2t, tough and tasteless.

    Staff excellent, service let down by food.

  • ((*** by from Dublin

    Loved the setting and ambiance. Service wasn't great at all. Food was nice.

  • ((((* by from Dublin

    the menu and specials were excellent, and a good variety of fish was great. loved the sides too. nice space between tables. quiet ambience.

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