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The Merrion Hotel

Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Dublin

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Main course: €26
Food spend: €50

Excellent service, quality of food was tremendous.

Aonghus Cody 15 February 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 276 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (149)
  • luxury (90)
  • dinner (83)
  • lunch (81)
  • romantic (79)
  • private dining (51)
  • business (48)
  • value (30)
  • breakfast (29)
  • trendy (21)
  • child friendly (15)
  • entertainment (15)
  • large parties (15)
  • al fresco (8)
  • views (6)
  • (**** 23 February 2017 by Anne from Dublin

    I booked afternoon tea for myself and my two friends for a Christmas present.. I paid 150 euro plus 47 euro for a bottle of wine..and to say that it was such a bad experience is to put it mildly.. So. ....The table was too small for three people.. We declined the champagne but opted instead for a bottle of Chardonnay.. We ordered two teas and a coffee... The service was painfully slow.. And the very nice girl explained you were short staffed, and that the back up staff would be in shortly, and things would improve.. They didn't.. It went slowly very slowly downhill, Two cups of tea arrived .. Before the wine.. So as the tea went cold we ordered some hot water, which we had to wait for and remind the girl three times, it wasn't her fault she was running from one side of the room to the other.. Finally the food arrived which was fine.. .. We were then asked to leave the table and go to the bar as the table was booked for the next guests. surely as the service was so slow we couldn't be expected to vacate at four o,clock, but vacate we did, so the final plate of delights had to be brought to the bar... .. Which by this time was full and we were in a corner..
    I was embarrassed, it was my Christmas gift, and my friends were not happy, grateful to me but appalled at the Merrion Hotel..
    I will wait your comments, and hold my judgement until I hear from you,
    Yours sincerely Anne murphy

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Ciara from Cabinteely

    A lovely, restful dining experience. Service was warm, unobtrusive, of high quality.
    Food was very well presented and delicious

  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by Helen Peakin from Dublin

    We'd never been to the hotel let alone the restaurant before. We arrived to the sound of the Andrew sisters tribute trio which set the mood. A lovely touch.We enjoyed our meal - brunch with drinks. The food hit the right spot not too heavy and it was was well presented by attentive staff. I had smoked salmon with a toasted bagel. I would like to suggest some sourdough toast or brown bread instead of the bagel, or perhaps a choice of breads.

  • (((** 20 February 2017 by Julia Hackett from Dublin

    We were slightly disappointed by the menu choice and I was particularly disappointed with the lemon sole dish that we had. It was not a good portion and very bony. The pea type accompaniment was not what we were expecting. The service was excellent. But in general, it was

  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by John Horner from Dublin

    A wonderful experience - great food and good portion size - we were very well fed

  • ((((* 19 February 2017 by Gerard Deighan from Dublin

    Very competent hotel restaurant with good value

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Aonghus Cody from Dublin

    Excellent service, quality of food was tremendous.

  • ((((* 15 February 2017 by Stephen Fuller from Dublin

    Food is overall excellent with the desserts being the standout. While not particularly bad, I didn't think that the level of service was that of a 5 star establishment.

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Suzanne Murray from Leixlip

    Have to say I was very impressed. We were a party of 5 and our table was lovely. The atmosphere is cost and warm and very relaxing. The bar area is very welcoming and great for pre dinner drinks. Will definitely be having dinner here again.

  • ((((* 13 February 2017 by David Ryan from Dublin

    Food is very nice, but €7 for a tea and coffee is way overpriced.

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