The Lobby Lounge & The Reading Room

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9 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Afternoon Tea

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Afternoon Coffee
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The Lobby Lounge is an ideal meeting place for an early morning coffee and pastry or to unwind and relax in five-star luxury with our daily offering of newspapers.

Enjoy our signature sandwiches, healthy salads or sharing platters. Our Express Lunch dining option is perfect for a quick bite before heading shopping in Dublin city or a working lunch with colleagues.

Enjoy award-winning Afternoon Tea daily from 12.00pm – 5.30pm with a selection of mouth-watering finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and sweet treats.

Combining five-star elegance with comfortable, relaxed atmosphere; sink into the deep sofas, snuggle up in the ample armchairs and simply let time stand still as you listen to classic tunes from our pianist, who plays Wednesday to Saturday from 7.00pm – 10.00pm and Sunday from 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Catch up with friends or family, sip a chilled glass of Champagne or sample your favourite cocktail made by our Mixologist and watch the world go by in laid back five-star luxury.
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2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020

I was very disappointed. The server did not tell me I could order from a menu. She just pointed to the buffet when I enquired. I had to ask several times for coffee which was cold and very weak. Nobody asked was everything ok and it took a long time to get the bill. I was on my way out the door having paid the bill when another server ran after me asking very loudly me to pay.

1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019

The service in the Reading Room this evening was very poor. We had to walk into the lounge several times to look for a waiter or waitress to order drinks and food.
I was told there would be a set menu available when I enquired with the hotel before I made the reservation, but we were not offered one on arrival. I asked to speak to someone in charge (very discreetly) and they eventually offered us the set Festive menu, but in a way that made us feel like we were a major inconvenience. To me, this is totally unacceptable.
Finally, having spent more than €400 on dinner, we asked if they would validate our parking ticket and were told no. It’s not the money, more so the principle of it and on the back of a poor customer experience it was the final straw.
Beautiful decor, beautiful ambience, so much potential but completely let down by staff and management.

1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019

Very enjoyable, lovely atmosphere, I have gone for afternoon tea every year for the past 20 years, it would be up there with the best, the only thing I would say is the pastries were quite sweet

New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019

Absolutely loved the afternoon tea experience. The staff were phenomenal and the food was excellent. We had such a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon. Would definitely return.

1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019

Was absolutely lovely , it was my graduation and they gave me a complementary chocolate plate

1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019

Fabulous service, beautifully executed food. We had a ball!

1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019

My wife and I had afternoon tea for our anniversary recently. They went above and beyond in accommodating a couple of requests for alterations to the set menu. The service was friendly, genuine and first rate.

The food was excellent, as was the champagne. Overall, very impressive and we’ll definitely be back. I want to park myself at the whiskey bar afterwards, too.

1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019

Food was very good.
Service was very slow. We had at least three different servers during our time there.
The bill had to be sent back twice as it was incorrect
Overall good good, but service poor.

1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019

Lovely tea in very comfortable surroundings. The staff were very attentive and pleasant, I would definitely go again.

The reviews below were submitted before February 21st 2019, when this restaurant changed management.
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2016

Poor from start to finish. No restaurant feel about this - we were put at a table (eventually) between parties having afternoon tea and drinks. Were asked three times how many people were we expecting. Food was very average. Incredibly noisy and rushed. Very over-priced. Unfortunately, we won't be returning...

5 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2016

Food was very good. Service would have been more attentive. We were rushed for a pre-theatre event but the wait staff didn't get the message.

1 review
Dined on 17 March 2015

One of the best overall dining experiences. Food was superb, service was impeccable. Every dish we had was well prepared, perfectly seasoned and beautifully presented. Many thaks to the wait staff for providing us a truly memorable evening. Our expectations were very high, our Reading Room experience far exceeded them. Very highest recommendation.

1 review
Dined on 20 September 2014

Food was nice, nothing amazing. Pumpkin was too firm in risotto. Venison was the most shockingly overpriced dish I've seen since Celtic Tiger left the building! Bottom line, for the prices being charged there are far more better restaurants to choose from in the city.

Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2014

Good food, excellent value. Nice ambiance, great place to meet!

1 review
Dined on 7 March 2014

Whilst the setting is excellent, we found the food to be very good, but not exceptional - and service was extremely slow - to the extent that we had to ask that one main course be brought out before the others, for someone who had to get to a meeting; and for all this, you pay handsomely (over €300 for four adults, and two kids). For those who are not worried about either money or time - it's delightful - but I don't think I'll be rushing back.