The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel

4.5
906 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Irish
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Quiet Conversation
The Saddle Room has been awarded 'Best Hotel Restaurant in Dublin 2017' and ‘Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant in Dublin 2019’ at the Irish Restaurant Awards. The Saddle Room Restaurant is an old favourite reinvented as a Dublin steakhouse and seafood restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. A casual but sophisticated design, modern menu and savvy service create an atmosphere that is comfortable, cozy, fun and appeals to everyone. Offering a contemporary menu created by our executive head chef Garry Hughes, using only the finest Irish ingredients. We are also the ideal place for an Exclusive Private Dining Venue Dublin. The Saddle Room Restaurant has two private dining rooms, available for private hire for lunch or dinner, both with their own unique style and decor making both the perfect place to celebrate any occasion.
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UF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous dining experience as always. Best in Dublin

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JP
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Attentive service, delicious food, great value lunch menu. 👍

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EM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a very nice 3 course lunch & found the service so friendly & efficient

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EM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overally, it was a nice experience. We went for a set menu on Sunday, 30 e for 2 course dinner and because everyone ordered something different we noticed that options weren't as balanced as we would have expected them to be. I went for a fish and I really appreciated the fact that it was beautifully made and served, however, there was no salad with eat and it was a bit surprising.

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JN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Truly an ell extraordinary experience in a legendary hotel...3 course for 34€ is second to none value

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S
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Disappointing! Had booked as a birthday treat prior to Shelbourne Spa treatment. We were brought to a room off the main dining room, which had no atmosphere, and were placed at a table beside an air conditioning unit which was very cold. We moved no problem. Then a fire drill closed the kitchen - understandable alright, but this made us late for our appointment which then lead to other problems. And when I checked the bill later, it had been done incorrectly. Disappointing for a special treat, probably best to leave it for the overnight guests.

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JW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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MT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visiting Dublin. The shelbourne is a beautiful hotel and the saddle room just as lovely. When we first sat down we felt a bit rushed by the staff but after my husband asked them to give us some time they totally backed off. From then on the service was perfect. The food was delicious, we had the beef for two. A carving tray was rolled to our table and the waiter carved our meat and plated our meal. Very large portion, but delicious.

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service , ambience and food! Very helpful for a special . One of the top most prestigious elegant restaurants in Dublin! Will be back

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T
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service and a lovely atmosphere in luxurious settings. Will return 😊

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AD
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went to the Saddle Room for a celebration and it didn't dissapoint. The food was excellent and the service was discreet. Even the children's menu was varied and healthy.
It is obviously not cheap however it is good value for the food and atmosphere.
We will definitely return.

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GW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely table at the end of the room, very attentive staff and good food.
We all ordered beef. The matire D came out to explain there would be an unforeseen delay of about twenty minutes but could he offer us a small plate in the interim. He returned with four helpings of fois gras. It was delicious and the gesture much appreciated

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BS
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The saddle room rest is what it is 5 star we thouroughly enjoyed our meal couldn’t fault anything

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GW
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

discreet excellent service, quiet comfortable and lovely surroundings and an excellent vegitarian meal - full marks to the Saddle Room!

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s
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Food quality was fine but the service was very poor. Our waiter was friendly but untrained. He didn’t know how to time his interruptions, pour wine, or do basic service that you’d expect in a restaurant of this price range (with wine the meal was €275). The wine steward actually yelped out loud and physically corrected him at a nearby table when he began to use the decanter backwards (!). There is no reason or excuse for untrained staff in an expensive restaurant. The service was bad enough to distract and impair the meal.

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WM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Booked here for my family for my graduation day, a recommendation from people I work with. Was not disappointed, service was excelent and the food was top quality, will definitely be back

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OP
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It was a lovely Father's day present to our dad. Thanks.

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AT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food always excellent, one of my favourite restaurant, price is good in a 5 star hotel, 3 course meal €50, it was my friend’s Bday, he got a Bday dessert for free, only one things, nobody refills the water for us, they should look after the guest more.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s my go to for any occasion. Food and service excellent as always. The lamb was particularly good.

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CW
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best Restaurant in Dublin !!!! A slice of heaven on a plate. From the minute you arrive to the minute you leave it’s 5 Star all the way. The welcome, the ambience, the menu choice, the food, the service, the value ........

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AL
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Found everything A1 staff very nice indeed, as l had young people with me maybe a chicken or beef dish could be included in the menu choice, (lunch) as the lamb and fish would not have been their first choice.....

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JG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Hadn’t been at the Shelbourne since it’s latest revamp - wonderments location and agreeable service for a quiet lunch. Went there twice this week and looking forward for my next visit. Highly recommend it

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SL
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very elegant rooms - lovely atmosphere - wonderful staff. Great Sunday Lunch!

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MP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed Sunday lunch here. Will be back. Wine, food and service was excellent!

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was amazing and the food was incredible. Well worth the visit.

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OT
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Always excellent. Discreet considerate service. Excellent food

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AB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our visit but would comment on the ridiculous charge for water. We only heard customers asking for Tap water after we had been served. It wasn't offered to us. The waitress just asked " still or Sparkling water" If we had know it was over €8 for a bottle of still water we would not have ordered it.

This is on point of principle. It doesn't matter how good a hotel is, this cost for water is extortionate.

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BM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a beautiful meal last Sunday to celebrate our anniversary with family. Everyone thought the food, service, ambiance was excellent so much so that we have booked it for another family occasion again. Definitely recommend this restaurant

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m
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loveky long leisurely lunch , in a booth. Have eaten in the saddle room many times and never disappointed

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PH
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My guests & I had a great time. Everything was excellent from the service to the food & wine!

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TB
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic lunch, cant wait to return. A special place

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D
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Soup and Ham-hock starters delicious. Dover Sole off-the-bone had a lot of bones left in, this was mentioned to the maître-d when he enquired how everything was but he did nothing about it. Found the lamb shoulder portion with shallot and carrot puree to be very small.
Our server, Dagmara, we found to be excellent.
Overall considering we spent over €600 between the bar and restaurant we found it to be quiet expensive, especially since the diner who had the Sole hardly eat any of her main course.

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BS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. Outstanding seafood options.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellence service as always............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. ....

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JW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely evening and would highly recommend it.

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HG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is fantastic and everyone was so nice. Make sure you have a reservation.

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BD
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous faultless experience every staff member from reception to servers to managment wonderful ...it has been a long time since we enjoyed something so much

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a
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

EXCELLENT VALUE FOR LUNCH IN LOVELY SURROUNDINGS HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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LC
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely experience. Great food and excellent service. Would highly recommend

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DL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good high end hotel food.

But a few flaws:
Tables for two are too small for two at dinner.
One of six sea scallops in an otherwise wonderful appetizer was over cooked and tough

Servers seemed to struggle to take care of everyone at the natural pace of the dinner

Despite flaws - Perfect for us as jet lagged travelers on our first night in Dublin.

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