The Cellar Bar at The Merrion Hotel
Amazing. Claire our server was spot-on, and in fact all the staff was great. Good quaint mellow vibe away from the mayhem of the city.
Dear Guest, Many thanks for the wonderful review posted recently and for taking the time to tell us of your experience with us. I have already shared your wonderful feedback with the entire team here and in particular with Claire who joins me in thanking you. I hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Thank you again for your encouraging words. Kind regards, Adil Ibnouzahir, Cellar Bar Manager
Lovely food and gave us a closed off area for our catch-ups! Will be back again!
Food was lovely and good value, fantastic service and nice atmosphere.
We had lunch once and dinner twice while staying at the Merrion Hotel. All of our food and service was excellent. However, it was difficult to hear one evening because they placed 6 very loud women in the corridor next to our table. We will definitely go back to The Cellar Bar, but will ask to NOT sit there again should we return to Dublin.
Food, atmosphere and service were all top of the pops
Maitre D’i is particularly warm and welcoming. All the staff are very well-trained. It’s always a pleasure to eat there
Excellent as always. Our 8-year old loved the place so much that he filled in the review card! Introduced to real quality at a very young age!
Brought a group of friends and weren't sure what the place would be like. The food was great. Service was friendly and helpful. The food was good value, we got the seafood tower and some sides between 4 of us which was delicious. Collectively we all will be back :)
Great food and service and close to government buildings
Dining here since place opened - quiet relaxing place with good food - always reliable always good
Great place to eat out
Meh. Lot of attitude with the so-so food. But the Thursday night music was good.
The staff member who served my table did not know or understand the menu. My guests had the fishcakes in a nice sauce, but no veg. I had the haddock which was well cooked, but the mash was cold and tasteless. The coffee machine was broken so we were served, albeit on the house, not so warm coffee. The bill for three people was €141.00 and it did not value for money or good food.
Delicious food and great service
Good place for business meeting over lunch. Noise levels and proximity allow good conversation. Lunches present good value for money. Excellent healthy options. Very friendly and accomodating staff. It’s the little things - and the care taken with presentation of tap water (ice and a slice) made it easy to leave a decent tip.
Perfect for a Winters day - warm, cosy and perfect comfort food. Would have preferred more choice on the wine list.
Lunch was very nice, Chicken was lovely and ambience just perfect. Service is slow for a lunch time, particularly if you are on the clock. I wanted to pay my bill and in the end had to pay at the bar as I was waiting for ages at the table.
Quick bite before a theatre show, very tasty food and reasonably priced considering location
For 34e the steak was very grizzly, and the chips were fairly standard. The pepper sauce was amazing though and the presentation was nice. Service was pretty slow, despite the place being almost empty, and two glass of wine took about 20mins to arrive.
Very atmospheric pre Christmas family dinner. Friendly staff and tasty food. Lovely wines also. We will be back.
A favorite of ours, never fails to deliver
Food was very slow and poor quality when it arrived - we were barely finished our mains when we were told our table was needed- never even got dessert
Total perfection as always.
Very enjoyable lunch. The food was delicious and served promptly - we finished everything on our plates.
Would have like to stay longer but had to get back to work.
Stayed at the Merrion last Friday and i have to say their attention to customer service is outstanding. All staff have obviously been very well trained and this is also true of staff in the Cellar Bar. The food was amazing and staff friendly and professional. This has become one of my 'go to" places for guaranteed quality.
Dear Amanda, Thank you so much for your review posted recently. Thank you for your warm and positive feedback which I have shared with all the team here. It is extremely heartening to read your kind comments. I was delighted to read you have enjoyed your visit to The Cellar Bar especially during a busy period on Friday night. Once again, thank you. I hope it is not too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back. Yours sincerely, Adil Ibnouzahir, Cellar Bar Manager
Food was okay but the menu was quite old-fashioned. Not much on offer for vegetarians. Attentive waiters. My main course was a salad and they brought the wrong one, which was basically mounds and mounds of spinach leaves. Must try harder, Cellar Bar!
Loved loved loved our dinner. It was the perfect way to kick off the Christmas season. The staff were so friendly and the setting of the restaurant is so beautiful. Would highly recommend
Great catch up evening with friends at The Cellar Bar. Lovely table, lots of space. Music in background but we could chat over it all night. Service attentive though a little slow taking our drinks and food orders at first. Food was very good - steaks, burgers, fish and vegetarian were our choices. One of party was celebrating a birthday and a nice decorated dessert plate was presented, without the singing of Happy Birthday! Value for money was good especially given the ambiance, location and time of year.
We really liked the ambience here. The food was simple but very good. The service was attentive but not intrusive. Will definitely return
Such a lovely day for my family and I on Saturday . Thanks for some wonderful memories.
Your Christmas decorations are amazing !!!
Can't wait to return . Thank you
Lovely venue for a drink but food was poor. Terrine was just out if fridge and v cold. Two of us had the rib eye steaks which were the meanest thinnest I've ever had which at €34 represented very poor value for money. To top everything off we were presented the bill without asking for it! So poor overall sadly.
Lovely, cosy cellar with attentive and friendly staff. Fantastic cocktails, try the Espresso Martini or the Gustaf Special for a treat!
The Cellar Bar is a hidden gem, I love going there for lunch, the soup and sandwich for €10.95 is superb vales and tastes divine every time. Service is personable and not over the top.
We love going there. Food is very good especially crab cakes but the menu could change a bit more often. Staff very nice.
Dear Honoria, Thank you for your kind words following your recent visit to The Cellar Bar. It is very encouraging to hear that everything was to your satisfaction. I have already shared your kind words with the entire team in particular the kitchen team who were delighted to hear about the crab cakes. I do hope that you will return to us in the near future, and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Adil Ibnouzahir, Cellar Bar Manager
Very enjoyable. A bit noisy as there was a rugby match on earlier but that did also add to the atmosphere.
The waitress was brilliant from the start. My partner is a celiac and they had lots of options for her on the menu.
I had half chicken with Piri Piri sauce and it was so succulent with amazing taste. One of the nicest chicken dishes I ever had.
The pecan pie on for Thanksgiving was amazing.
On checking the bill I noticed that I was double charged for a peppermint tea. This was quickly rectified by the waitress.
This restaurant is very well priced at €35 per head for 2 mains, one side, 2 deserts and one tea considering the quality and exceptional taste of the food.
I would highly recommend this restaurant and will certainly eat here again.
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review posted recently. Thank you for your warm and positive feedback which I have shared with all the team here. It is extremely heartening to read your kind comments. I was delighted to read you have enjoyed your visit to The Cellar Bar especially during a busy period whilst the rugby was on. Once again, thank you. I hope it is not too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back. Yours sincerely, Adil Ibnouzahir, Cellar Bar Manager
Friday night, a few hours after work, we had a birthday dinner over there. The view when you enter the restaurant is amazing, with all the walls made of visible stones. The service is great and the food was tasty. Our waiter Alessandro was really nice and accommodating. He perfectly followed the birthday instructions I asked when I reserved the table online. Thank you.
We really enjoyed our family occasion at the cellar ! Food was very good and staff excellent
Very nice lunch thank you. It was for a special occasion, and we were not disappointed.
Food was very good. Service was not up to the usual standard you would expect . They must have got the table plan incorrect to start as they kept giving people someone else's food. And left waiting on a couple of things.
Dear Pamela, Many thanks for your review posted recently. While I note that you review of your visit was positive on the whole, I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment regarding the service. I have raised this with our team who are continuously striving to improve. Once again, thank you for your honest feedback. I hope that this will not deter you from returning to The Cellar Bar again, Kind Regards, Adil Ibnouzahir, Bar Manager
We’d go again!