The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel

4.5
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1037 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Irish
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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MI
London
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The occasion was a quiet dinner to discuss a number of business related issues. We were given a quiet corner though this had not been previously requested which suited excellently.
The entire evening was superb - the quality of food and the service could not be faulted. Overall, a great night.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very cozy experience and intimate and private with it almost being like private dining. Attentive staff and nice touches make for a great place for a romantic occasion

TB
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A very pleasant experience with wonderful service and lovely food

D
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Below average dining experience. Fancied the beef Wellington until we noticed it’s a 24 hour wait. Not really ideal as we planned on eating whilst we were actually there. Ordered chateaubriand, the chap who carved it at the table appeared to do so with a bread knife. The result was it more a torn apart steak than elegantly carved. Wine list is slim to say the least. 2 courses with wine €380. Works out better value to go to Patrick Guilbaud which has two Michelin stars. I know where I’ll be going next.

JS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Saddle Room is a super place to have a celebration lunch. It's just that little bit special, entices you to sit and chat. Also great for the old mammy who can hear the conversation unlike most modern shiny places she goes.

AB
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

The food was sensational, but the service was dreadful. We had to get up from our table to find staff on a few occasions. Major delays with food and wine serving. Andrew Burns 0872255577

PM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Me and my husband decided to go there X our anniversary....very bad decision...we got the worst table,beside The open kitchen,also if The restaurant wasn t that busy!Food...nothing special,for prices they have!

AD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent evening will certainly go again and may stay over.

ID
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal well staffed

S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely for my mother’s 70th birthday lunch! Def recommend. Staff lovely. Food delicious.

MS
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic experience @ The Shelbourne...we were warmly welcomed, friendly conversation about our evening to date and plans for later and menu explained. Our waiter Kasper was pleasant & attentive as were all the other staff who looked after us (apologies I don't have their names). Our food was heavenly- both of us ordered the same - Scallops & Fillet steak- both cooked to perfection and presented that tantilised your senses of sight and smell before your taste buds were delighted. Thank you chefs. We were further delighted that our "greeting conversation" was so genuine that we were surprised with a 25th Wedding Anniversary dessert- much appreciated. We had a fantastic time- sorry we had to leave but Riverdance was calling!
Thanks to all for how you looked after us so attentively (always knew when we needed a top up of water/wine) and without intrusion on our conversation and special date night.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh.

EC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great family meal. It was the first time ever dining there. During the meal I said to my wife we should go back with friends. It was absolutely a fabulous Experince. We will be back shortly.

RM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent evening.

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AC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and very reasonably priced - I’ll be back

C
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, my new favourite place in Dublin for lunch.

MB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the ambience and food. Such attentive and friendly staff . Looking forward to our next visit!

PS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit to the Saddle Room. Great food, great service at a good price.
Highly recommended . We'll be back again.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All the staff were friendly and attentive, enjoyed my night very much thanks to the staff as they made the birthday dinner I had booked very enjoyable and smooth.

Everything was amazing! Chef was amazing also!

Would highly recommend.

BS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed my experience of the shelbourne. Fab food great staff and beautiful restaurant

CR
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We decided to elope and came here after the ceremony, the staff were fantastic and food was delicious.

They helped make our day special ( even if we were sneaking off for a quiet wedding).

M
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service from our waiter Jack. Celebrating birthday and made the occasion very memorable and enjoyable. Great Irish hospitality.

BD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect experience ....all staff from start to finish were professional and courteous , a special mention for our server Louise who excelled and made our day very special.

AN
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hidden Gem. Great value for a five star hotel. Staff extremely pleasant and come across as very genuine.

MO
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, amazing food! Pre theatre menu is great value !! Defo be returning

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Birthday celebration. Lovely touch for birthday girl to get candle and culinary delights

MK
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely lunch in the Saddle Room on Saturday last. Food was delicious and service was particularly friendly. Thank you all.

BS
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Was a somewhat regular visitor here over the years but have noticed over my last several visits that a good restaurant that had great value for money is now a less than average place with really poor. Value for money. As we have discovered this over several trips it's not down to a bad day which any restaurant can be forgiven for having. We won't be
going back in the short to medium term or at last until such time as we hear some good reports again

MF
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

A little disappointed from my previous visit! My fish course was quite dry & waiter misunderstood due to language & we had 3 side dishes of potatoes which we was such a waste!

SK
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always choose Shelbourne When in Dublin for its friendly atmosphere and staff. First time in the Saddle Rooms for an 80th birthday Wow from the greeting at the door to the fabulous setting and atmosphere. Our lunch was superb we had Hake and Steak cooked to perfection with green veg and dauphinois. Absolutely delicious and various deserts we’re mouthwatering with a good wine and drinks the Hotel provided an impromptu birthday desert for my Aunt to sing Happy Birthday altogether sumptuous. I VE never been more satisfied at the Shelbourne than today. Thank you very much just brilliant as always and great value

HW
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed every moment in the Sherbourne. The food was amazing and service excellent. We went to the bar afterwards and again 5 out of 5 for attention and service. Can't wait to return

DM
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The restaurant is lovely, with very pleasant and professional staff and service. The sauce with the ribeye steak was a little too rich but otherwise the food was great. We go to the restaurant for special occasions fairly regularly, and we’re never disappointed.

DD
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is gorgeous. The service could have been a little more attentive. The restaurant was not full but I found we had to wait to get the waiters / waitress attention on a number of occasions. As we had a late booking they were
more interested in closing up.

Even with that I would definitely dine here again but before 9pm.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Delayed Main Course with Sorbet apology not good enough for this standard of establishment. Then when fish dishes arrive, fish was overcooked. Starters great, desserts poor.

SO
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Fixed 3 course festive menu on 1st Jan for €75. Food was okay, service was very slow even though restaurant was not busy. A few tables had dirty dishes left on them after the diners were long gone, and yet there was someone busy trying to iron a table cloth instead of clearing the dirty dishes. Drinks arrived after the first course and had to ask for bread for my first course of soup!
Comparatively, the Bang restaurant were doing a 6 course taster menu for the same price at €75 and that was a much better dining experience than the Saddle Room.

GS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant - pin perfect service and ambiance - food however was only average for the saddle room. Have been a few times before and had a great food experience but this time it was only fair - manager made good on this on bill so trust this was only a blip - will be back soon

p
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely Christmas Eve lunch at the saddle room the menu was festive and service was excellent.
The wine list was extensive and well priced.

We had a starter of Crab cocktail followed by Haunch of Venison with a cheese board for afters.

The lunch is double the normal price which i thought a little excessive at €129 per person.

CD
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was fabulous and I think it was good value my 12 year old was offered a children’s menu and he loved it as the main menu wouldn’t have suited him. Our table was lovely but a bit too secluded for my taste I like to be in the centre of the restaurant but I’ll remember that when I rebook and I will definitely rebook overall wonderful staff and food

FK
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was exemplary - best that we have experienced in 2019 - the team did everything to ensure we had a great Christmas celebration.

K
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food, great customer service. €95 set menu a bit pricey as well as paying for sides and water. Perhaps, if coffee is part of the set menu, then a supplement price for an irish coffee would be fair instead of charging full price. I don't frequent establishments like this but it was a lovely experience for Christmas.

C
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a wonderful venue but challenged by many patrons, being the height of the holiday season. It was billed on Open Door as being an Irish restaurant, reflected somewhat by limited menu featuring entrees of venison, NY strip, a Vegan harvest-based risotto and a few others which don’t come to mind. The venison was outstanding, the risotto good.
Service was excellent.
Our bill for 2, with 2 cocktails, 2 glasses of wine, appetisers and a shared dessert was €300.