The Merrion Hotel

Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Dublin

Irish, British
Main Course €26
Food Spend €50

Excellent service, quality of food was tremendous.

Aonghus Cody 15 February 2017
From Dublin

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More about The Merrion Hotel

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.

Customer Reviews for The Merrion Hotel


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  • lunch (80)
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  • private dining (50)
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  • value (30)
  • breakfast (28)
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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 David Ryan from Dublin
Food is very nice, but €7 for a tea and coffee is way overpriced.
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.
12 February 2017 by Sarah Murphy from Dublin
Food and surroundings were beautiful but service was very poor. Served our own tea and ordered champagne which was forgotten about twice by the waitress looking after our group. So disappointed that this ruined an experience we were really looking forward to.
10 February 2017 by Amy Graham from Dublin 7
Smoked salmond and fresh brown bread was delicous.Really tasty chips! Tea was proper tea leaf tea served beautifully,which was lovely.
8 February 2017 by Mitzi D'Alton from Dublin
The food was lovely, the setting was very nice and the staff were extremely knowledgeable and warm
6 February 2017 by Barry from Louth Village
We had an absolutely fabulous stay at the merrion but the restaurant was disappointing. The food did not match the 5 star hotel ratings. We both ordered the fillet steak and although cooked perfectly the steak itself was quite tough and did not cut easily like fillet should..the chips were overdone although the mash was good.we both had quail for starters and the portion size were very small and seemed slightly tough.however the service was excellent and it was a nice touch for the little brownies for my birthday which was a lovely surprise
4 February 2017 by Vera Spanenburg from Dublin
It was amazing!!! I had the cannoli and it was so good!
2 February 2017 by Valerie Dalton from Kilternan Dublin
Booking very efficient and fast. Perfect.

The Merrion Hotel

Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Dublin

General: +353 16030600

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