The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel

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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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OP
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
2 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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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

The food was very good. However, the server was incredibly rude. This was my second time going to this restaurant, and I unfortunately had the same poor service. The rest of the staff were very friendly as was management. The ambience was fine except the fire alarm went off twice during the dinner.

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ZB
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

We pre-ordered beef wellington for a birthday celebration, one with a mushroom allergy confirmed in email and over the phone. The first with no mushroom came out slightly over cooked and plated up with cep purée which mean one guest couldn’t eat. Other had raw pastry. Starters were lacklustre and with a disappointing main course led to an unhappy birthday girl who was looking forward to coming to her favourite place for a treat. Not great first impressions for the rest of the party who all work in the hotel industry.

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MI
London
13 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was a perfect location for a quiet catch up with business colleagues. The food was superb and the service excellent. All in all, a very pleasant evening.

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CT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've dined in the Saddle Room twice. The food was perfectly prepared and served. One evening I has sea bream and the next evening a beef entree. Both were outstanding. The service was impeccable.

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

Brilliant dinner and wonderful experience. We got the special theatre set menu. Lamb was excellent and our waitress was exceptional

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BC
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I had the 3 course Market Menu. Everything was wonderful. The little “extras” from the chef between the courses was excellent. Less expensive than other comparable restaurants we have dines at recently. Overall a great experience.

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JM
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a beautiful lunch here on Sunday. Food was really good and staff all very friendly and helpful

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JS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food + service great. Room on dreary side . Prices expensive but worth it !

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O
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was really good would go back with friends for sure.

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JK
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful food and surroundings. Staff were very attentive except for a little bit of a wait to get the bill.
On arrival we were asked if we were celebrating a special occasion, it was our anniversary so we shared that and we received a nice plate with happy anniversary on it in chocolate and some lovely artisan sweets which was a nice touch.
We actually received the same again a few minutes later, we informed the waiter that we had already received one but he cheerfully said to fire away and eat the second one.

So all in all a lovely experience and we would certainly go back again.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall experience was excellent. One small point that was surprising to me was the unacceptable noise level of cutlery being sorted on to a trolley beside our table. This continued for about 5 minutes by a member of staff who seemed to me to be oblivious to the noise level. However, one of my guests said that perhaps it was a hint for us to finish up and move out.

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MH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The whole experience of The Shrlbourne was great from the hotel to the property restaurants. The Saddle Room was awesome. I only rated the food a four because I thought my green salad, while great, would have been better with cranberries and candid walnuts. Everything else about the evening was awesome!

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JH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

We were staying at the hotel and they put us in the back room with no windows, no view of the kitchen just ugly cartoons on the wall (ignore the photos there are only a few gold booths and you are not getting them). They first seated us at the entrance to the room were the staff would enter and I asked to be moved and they put us in the corner. There was poor light in the room and we could barely see the menus. I made the reservation a month ahead of time and was staying at the hotel and was dressed up and that was what we got. The staff was also very rude and acted like we didn't belong there. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone and for that price you could go to the Greenhouse around the block and have a better experience.

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N
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly service, lovely relaxed atmosphere, great value set menu, beautiful food. Perfect

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are seated in a booth, which was very private and had lots of room, and made us feel very special.
We had pre-ordered the beef wellington - wowsers - that is a lot of food!
But it was just delicious - we wanted to eat every bite!
The theatre of it is wonderful - it is carved tableside - you really do feel like a VIP at that stage.
Although we didn't have room for dessert, they brought us an anniversary plate, which was a lovely touch.
Nisea the sommelier helped us choose great wines, and was very attentive.
A great choice for a celebratory night out.
Overall a 10/10 experience!

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PW
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a graduation family lunch and the whole experience was really good and the food and ambience excellent - a great place to chill and enjoy time together

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