The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel

4.7
443 reviews
€30 and under
Irish
A fresh idea for a restaurant. A less formal affair by a formal garden, a relaxed experience in The Merrion hotel. A restaurant with character, comfortable, with a menu designed for sharing tastes and flavours and whimsical combinations, created by gifted Executive Chef Ed Cooney and his team.

Welcome to The Garden Room and to something different.




Experiences

  • Outdoor Dining at The Merrion

    Multiple dates available

    Head to The Merrion’s garden oasis and enjoy the ultimate summer dining experience. Seating from two to five people, in our gorgeous outdoor dining area with fabulous garden views - perfect for dining al fresco.
What 443 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DandS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff very friendly and attentive. Plenty of sanitation around. Food good but maybe a little overpriced. Room lovely and look forward to a return visit when restrictions lifted.

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AndrewK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere

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vipPamelaF
Dublin
15 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience, super food , professional staff and delightful ambiance.

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DavyL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent service, lovely vibes. Would highly recommend.

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DavidO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A lovely experience in a quiet location. Covid measures were followed giving you peace of mind. Food was beautifully presented and house white wine was well received by my guests. Staff were attentive as we celebrated my friends 70th birthday and they also brought a candle and cake to allow us sing the wee song without disturbing other guests. Well worth a return visit.

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GeraldineO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I had a lovely experience in the Garden Room as the room itself was very nice, food was excellent and the waiter(Connor I think) was fantastic.

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Davey9
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food,great staff in a lovely location. Would highly recommend

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Rebecca
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service and friendly staff with amazing food in a relaxing and safe environment! Everything was covid safe from staff to the tables which made it a relaxing and enjoyable evening. The food was amazing and I have recommended it to several people and will continue to do so. I have even bought a second voucher for the dinner because it was so enjoyable during such difficult times! Will definitely be back

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LouiseM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely late lunch there, enjoyed all of it

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Felt very safe and compliant with public health guidelines. My second time to go there this year .. would be happy to return

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Sarah
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience2

Really disappointed ... beautiful surroundings, lovely table by the window and good food but the service ruined the night. Escorted from the residents only lounge despite the fact that they had seated us there ( we had no idea it was residents only), there were numerous empty tables and we had less than 10 minutes to have a pre dinner drink before our table reservation! Rude and utterly unhelpful waiter.. every recommendation was the most expensive on the menu... told us the kitchen was closed before we'd even got desert menus and even a simple request for a side of potato was initially refused! Overall lacking the class that we expected. So disappointed we choose to spend a precious night out at the Garden Room :(

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Mary
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food delicious, thank you chef and our server from Brazil, whose name I didn’t get, was very attentive

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KellyM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first time dining here.Came for lunch midweek. Was a nice atmosphere. We were early for our booking however Fiona who greeted us kindly organised a table straight away with no fuss. Fiona was so lovely and pleasant and extremely friendly. Lorenzo served us again extremely friendly and he helped us choose a beautiful wine to accompany our meal. All the staff were so helpful and friendly. Will most definitely be back again.
Great service and Beautiful Hotel

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ThereseG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A beautiful evening in a special setting. Thank you to the wonderful staff in the Merrion Hotel, so professional, polite and friendly. We will return soon

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OpenTable Diner
Kerry
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an Italian waitress and she was genuinely welcoming and friendly ...atmosphere was excellent , we will be back with our families ASAP ....food top class

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DonnaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Due to the present circumstances we were very impressed with the service, food and ambience overall. The staff were polite and unobtrusive regarding social distancing and it did not impede on our experience.

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TinaB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing hotel , amazing food, amazing breakfast already looking to return, and the staff were so delightfully pleasant, not even a KAREN could find fault !

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NiallC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

lovely setting and nice food, recommended. Excellent service also.

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LoryP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, well presented and the service is excellent, Alessandra, the waitress makes your dinner become a special occasion. 5 + stars overall.

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Louise
Newcastle
16 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service, beautiful food and gorgeous setting. We came to celebrate my Mums birthday and we all had a really great time, will definitely be back!

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LMacM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An ideal spot for Sunday (or any day) lunch... great location, tranquil ambience, excellent good, and very well aligned to national covid guidelines in terms social distancing and hand sanitising.

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olwynh
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had such a lovely experience for our weekend! We had a lovely runner called Micheal who was great at explaining the meal and giving his recommendations!

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CatherineR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and fantastic service. All of the COVID protocols were in place but it didn’t feel overwhelming.

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bredac
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice experience. Friendly service, good food and all safety standards adhered to.

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Niki
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For delicious food and wine in beautiful and relaxing surroundings then The Garden Room is the place. A little oasis in the heart of Dublin!!

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 7 September 2020

Dear Niki, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I was delighted to read your comments about your experience. It really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a visit as much as you did. I have shared your kind words with the entire team here and they all join me in thanking you. Once again thank you. Yours sincerely, Adriano Giordano Garden room Manager

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AndreaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The starters we ordered could’ve been better, but the mains and desserts were absolutely unbelievable! The staff were pleasant, especially Michael who knew a lot about the menu and was lovely to talk to. We were well looked after, overall a fabulous experience.

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Gerbo
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super evening celebrating Ashlings 50th. Food, service and ambiance was excellent.

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Orla
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent in every way will definitely be back

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 7 September 2020

Dear Orla, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your visit in The Garden Room. I have shared your wonderful comments with our team here who all join me in thanking you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and I hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Yours Sincerely, Adriano Giordano Garden Room Manager

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noreeno
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great environment, great service, great menu. Will definitely go again

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 7 September 2020

Dear Noreen, Many thanks for the lovely review posted recently. Thank you for taking the time to do so. Your comments are greatly appreciated by our team. It is so rewarding to hear that you had such a memorable lunch with us. Thank you again for your kind words and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Adriano Giordano Garden Room Manager

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IanS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Good food, efficient service, very good value and a pleasant ambience.

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 7 September 2020

Dear Ian, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I was delighted to read your comments about your experience. It really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a visit as much as you did. I have shared your kind words with the entire team here and they all join me in thanking you. Once again thank you. Yours sincerely, Adriano Giordano Garden room Manager

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DanielleD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very relaxing, elegant & wonderful staff, warm welcome & tasty menu

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RionaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Such lovely service from the moment we arrived. Will definitely revisit.

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RoisinB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the most amazing time. We were just kicking ourselves wondering why we haven’t been going regularly. Amazing food, service and decor. So quiet. We were all really impressed by the safety measures taken for COVID. I can’t wait to go back!!! My new favourite spot.

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 31 August 2020

Dear Roisin, Thank you for the fantastic review following your recent visit. I was delighted to read your lovely comments about the service and food in The Garden Room along with your words of praise. It is wonderful to read you appreciate the effort the team are making to keep everyone safe. I will share your kind comments with my colleagues and I hope to have the privilege of welcoming you back again soon. Regards, Martin Pramuka Assistant F&B Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The marion is a fabulous venue. Great service and so relaxing. The food is good but a little overpriced for lunch.

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ChrisF
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Highly recommend. Adil must come in for a special mention. He made us feel very welcome.

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DavidN
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal in lovely surroundings. Food was excellent. Starters were lovely but could have been slightly more generous. Main course was top notch. Spotless hotel and the ambience was lovely and laid back. Service was excellent without being intrusive. Would highly recommend.

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 24 August 2020

Dear David We thank you for taking the time to share your with us. At The Merrion Hotel, we take pride in providing excellent and outstanding service, and it is always a pleasure to read such positive comments such as yours. I have made sure to shared your feedback with the rest of the team and they all join me in thanking you. Once again thank you for your encouraging words. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Adriano Giordano Garden Room Manager

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AW123
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, just lovely staff and great table. Always such an enjoyable experience.

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IanS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, good value, moderate noise level and pleasant ambience.

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mariel
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful evening in The Garden Room. Felt very welcome..food was delicious. Louise looked after us very well.

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The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 443 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.