The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel

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A fresh idea for a restaurant. A less formal affair by a formal garden, a relaxed experience in The Merrion hotel. A restaurant with character, comfortable, with a menu designed for sharing tastes and flavours and whimsical combinations, created by gifted Executive Chef Ed Cooney and his team.

Welcome to The Garden Room and to something different.


Please be advised that from Monday 23rd of March until further notice the following conditions will apply to The Garden Room.

Opening Hours: Breakfast 7-10 am daily –All Day Dining 1-8.30pm Daily
Menu: A reduced menu will be on offer
A strict policy of social distancing will be in place.
We regret that during this time we will be catering to adults only.

Many thanks for your cooperation and we look forward to the resumption of normal business ASAP


What 359 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dublindutch
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Patricularly like the amount of choice on the menu and a wide range of prices.

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LynnC
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic experience, went here for a treat for my mams birthday. Staff were unbelievable, food was glorious and atmosphere was fab. Food was value for money but alcohol is outrageously expensive so beware there! €16.50 for a g&t! But definitely worth a visit and make sure you go downstairs to the Cellar bar!!! Its so quirky!

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MaryO
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food and pretty reasonably priced. Gorgeous room with comfortable space between tables. Friendly and efficient staff. All the ingredients for a good meal and a decent glass of wine.

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 6 March 2020

Dear Mary We thank you for taking the time to share your with us. At The Merrion Hotel, we take pride in providing excellent and outstanding service, and it is always a pleasure to read such positive comments such as yours. I have made sure to shared your feedback with the rest of the team and they all join me in thanking you. Once again thank you for your encouraging words. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Heikki McEvoy Garden Room Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service excellent

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, great food and good service. Will definitely be back

JB
JamesB
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fantastic & Unrivalled service from Start to finish, with good food to compliment it.

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 29 February 2020

Dear James, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent visit in The Garden Room. I have shared your wonderful comments with our team here who all join me in thanking you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and I hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Yours sincerely, Heikki McEvoy Garden Room Manager

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NiamhM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have dined in the Grden Room before and have never been disappointed. Nice relaxed ambience, with first class service and a menu that does not disappoint.

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OliviaB
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My Friend and I had our Afternoon Tea in The Garden Room we had a lovely view of the Patio , the food and the service was second to none ,

I would highly reccommend to anyone to attend ,and I will definitely be returning very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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ClaireM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in Dublin. Warm, professional service and a delicious menu. Exceptional for client lunches.

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BridgetO
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was outstanding, food outstanding, overall great

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Melissa
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience with a nice friendly atmosphere and great tasting food.

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JohnG
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great venue been eating here since hotel opened - formerly the Cellar restaurant- worth a visit for a special occasion but it seems prices remain the same all day which makes for a rather expensive lunch menu

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vipbrunchie
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

I ordered the Seabass Fillet en Pappilotte and was very disappointed. It was quite bland; there were only a few olives, which added no taste to the dish. However, the Blackberry and Apple Soufflé was really outstanding. As a single diner I didn't get much attention from the waitstaff.

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AlastairL
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience, the staff were fantastic and the food was superb.

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HelenO
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

for a special birthday treat it was hard to beat. Nice and bright and quiet with loads of room and time to enjoy everything. The food was delicious and interesting especially the vegan choices.

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SuzanneP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Took my daughter for a late birthday treat and it was so nice to find somewhere that served good vegan choices food was amazing

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MJMR
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always. Lovely atmosphere and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service

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UllaD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Post Christmas Vegan dinner with friends, lovely should make it a tradition;

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vipStephenC
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect venue for a Christmas lunch with the family

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BrendaM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my favourite restaurants for a special treat! They always make your visit an experience and there is a big choice from the menu and beautifully presented. The staff are friendly and attentive. I will be back!!

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Evelyn
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious lunch in the Garden Room. I had the Christmas 🎄 lunch and it was served beautifully really enjoyed it as I didn't have to cook it myself! Everything was perfect ambiance, service and food.
We look forward to returning.

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CarmelM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful meal, friendly staff and lovely atmosphere.

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 18 December 2019

Dear CarmelM, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent visit to Garden Room Restaurant. I was delighted to read your generous comments about the food and the service you received. It really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a visit as much as you did. I have already shared your kind words with the entire team here and they all join me in thanking you. Kind regards, Heikki McEvoy, Garden Room Manager

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vipBillyboy
13 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Bit disappointed as food not quite hot enough and prices seem to have risen considerably since last visit. Also our coats were taken to hopefully go into the wardrobe on a hanger but were just left thrown on a chair for the 2 hours.

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FionaL
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The room is delightful and with the soft furnishings keeps the noise level down. The tables were beautifully set with paticularly nice wine glasses. The staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. The Verdejo we chose, while expensive was delicious. I thought the food was expensive for what it was. The portions were small and while the food was good, I felt it could have been more interesting . Having eaten in Wilde's yesterday the food was a similar price but of a much higher quality and bigger portions. However the overall experience in the Garden Room was good and I would recommend it

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vipCarolineR
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone working in the Garden Room couldn’t be more pleasant, we like to make it a weekly visit

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marionm
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The staff were very helpful and attentive. The food was excellent and we appreciated it being quite quiet so we could hear each other. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. No hurry to leave table.
Will be back.

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SvetlanaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place, delightful food, friendly and professional service. As stylish and classy as you would expect in The Merrion Hotel. Highly recommended.

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Bones
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We went for a family lunch after my daughter's conferring. Granny (89) was very comfortable. The service is attentive and professional without being intrusive or pressuring. Calm, spacious and quiet room. Would go again, recommended!

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 7 December 2019

Dear Bones, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent visit to Garden Room Restaurant. I was delighted to read your generous comments about the food and the service you received. It really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a visit as much as you did. I have already shared your kind words with the entire team here and they all join me in thanking you. Kind regards, Heikki McEvoy, Garden Room Manager

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vipPamelaF
Dublin
13 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the nicest places to eat in Dublin. Staff always welcoming and food excellent. Such a beautiful venue looking out over courtyard. My favorite

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Benmadigan
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

It had been a while since I dined in the Merrion as I had always enjoyed it, on Monday night I found the standard of presentation of food had slipped.

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed our night there. The service was excellent and Allesando was charming. Super wine list and my prawn starter was bang on! Lovely lighting but I was slightly disappointed that the Christmas lights/ decorations were not set up. I saw them last year and was one of the reasons I booked this year. That said perhaps it would have been a little early. We will be back.

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Karl
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent. The food good. Value for money was ok.

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MaryE
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

When I am organising to celebrate something or an occasion the Garden Room at the Merrion Hotel is always my first choice . Afternoon tea , weekend lunch or dinner one evening it is where I know my guests, family and clients will be well looked after from the moment we enter to when we must leave .
Special thanks to Fran our hostess on Saturday .

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a wonderful restaurant with the best food and service:)

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 6 March 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I was delighted to read your comments about your experience. It really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a visit as much as you did. I have shared your kind words with the entire team here and they all join me in thanking you. Once again thank you. Yours sincerely, Heikki McEvoy, Garden Room Manager

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Jobels
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

Given a menu with no prices
Starter very good
My main course tasteless, couldn’t finish it
Sticky toffee pudding stale hard like a week old muffin
Wine very good
Felt very disappointed and ripped off. Would pay any amount for good food

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dt201
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to celebrate our son's masters graduation. Really fantastic service and a lovely touch at the end when they gave a plate with chocolates and congratulations written on it. Food was lovely and a choice to suit everyone. Lovely atmosphere also. We will definitely be back

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DanielB
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Beautiful room - stunning in fact. An impressive place to bring anyone.

Food doesn't quite live up to the surroundings however. Cold plates and pretty mediocre food.

If the food itself isn't a priority then this is a perfect afternoon.

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The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 603 0608.

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 359 OpenTable diners.

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