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The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel, Dublin, Co. Dublin

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel

4.6
4.6
622 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.




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Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Daily 1:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am

  • Phone number

    (01) 603 0608

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Ed Cooney

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 622 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin 2

    Irish

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  1. SR

    SiobhanR

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Lovely meal , very good staff , just very busy and so a bit too loud to be the relaxing experience we had hoped for.

  2. FN

    FlavioN

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great place, great food, great service. Definetly great value for money.

  3. WM

    WilliamM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely venue, food was excellent though wouldn’t be feeding giants! Service excellent. Does what it says on the tin!

  4. DC

    DermotC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience3

    We arrived on time, 7.30 but the restaurant had no record of our booking so I showed them the phone confirmation. Our table was close to a pile of used dishes in full view of my wife. The service was very show. We received the main course at 9.00pm ! Food was Ok but not wonderful. The young server from Italy was very sympathetic but seemed to be all over the place in terms of what to do. Manager eventually gave us a small concession and a "drink on the house". We have been there quite a number of times before but this was the poorest by far.

  5. RD

    RobertD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Scallop starter was really small Those rounded pasta serving dishes awful

  6. UC

    UnaC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, excellent service, and a wonderful environment.

  7. P

    Paul

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    While the staff was kind and quite attentive, the portion sizes, especially when it came to the starters, left a lot to be desired. The meat quality was unacceptable for a restaurant of this price range.

  8. M

    Maureenbehan

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Most pleasant

  9. DQ

    DeanQ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Booked for reunion dinner and celebration - dining experience was better than average and restaurant staff were extremely good. Was recommended to take a drink in the hotel bar afterwards and was seated politely. After 25 mins of waiting - was told it was closed to non residents. Not a luxury experience - especially after such a dinner.

  10. LM

    LovelyneM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, great service.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always so good Great ambience and super staff Most enjoyable !

  12. CO

    ClionaO

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    a wonderful place for a calm quiet get together; delicious food, excellent service and beautiful views over the garden - especially if by the windows

  13. EK

    EdwardK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Service was great but the food was only ok. My wife had a chicken salad and the chicken was tasteless. Not many leafs of lettuce. It just looked as if it came out of a bag and not freshly prepared.

  14. PC

    PatC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5

    Very pleasant experience but beef was dry & had to be sent back. Service overall v good. Welcome in dining room v good. Lady accommodated my son on crutches v nicely

  15. m

    margaretb

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We had Lunch there yesterday , it was our first time to go there. We loved the Entrance , the Views , we had a Window Seat. Lovely Atmosphere , Brilliant Staff. Ambiance was lovely. Two of us our Food was delicious , however our Friend had The Roast Beef Lunch , she was very disappointed with it, her beef was very tough & broccoli was overcooked , she said the carrots were delicous. She didnt really want to mention this , however we said it to The Guy when paying our bill. He said pity we didn't mention it earlier. However she loved her Dessert.

  16. B

    Beans

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Staff excellent. Found the food a little bland (we had roast duck) followed by a raspberry sorbet and cheesecake for dessert, both of which were well presented and delicious. Overall, the very large and spacious dining room room had the feeling of an 'hotel' and lacked character (lighting on arrival at 8.30pm was very bright and was eventually turned down).

  17. RD

    RobertD

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The moment we entered Restaurant we got a huge smile and welcome from ADEAL ,REGINA ,MAYVEEN and PADRAIG….. Service throughout evening attentive friendly and courteous. Food delicious well presented

    The Garden Room at The Merrion HotelResponded on 1 May 2022

    Dear Robert, 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 time with us. Regina, Mayvine and Padraig are all over the moon with your kind feedback. Thank you again for choosing The Merrion and we hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Adil Ibnouzahir The Garden Room Manager

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Perfect lunch for a catch up great setting, service and no rush

  19. AW

    AlanW

    Limerick

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful table for two, my colleague had the Halloumi starter special and I had the prawns, both were exceptional. We both chose the Halibut special for main - it was perfect. Then the special lemon cake and I had the amazing chocolate fondant. The staff were amazing and surprisingly good fun for a formal restaurant. They moved us to the drawing room after lunch. All in all a fabulous experience

    The Garden Room at The Merrion HotelResponded on 1 May 2022

    Dear Alan, Many thanks for the lovely review posted recently. Thank you for taking the time to do so. I must compliment you detailed feedback. Your comments are greatly appreciated by our team. It is so rewarding to hear that you had such a memorable time with us. Thank you for choosing The Merrion and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Adil Ibnouzahir Garden Room Manager

  20. GF

    GeorginaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent venue, superb service & lovely food. A beautiful restaurant.

    The Garden Room at The Merrion HotelResponded on 1 May 2022

    Dear Georgina, 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 time with us. Thank you again for your kind words and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Adil Ibnouzahir The Garden Room Manager

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday lunch Very enjoyable Would highly recommend

  22. G

    Graz

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a most enjoyable dinner in The Garden Room at The Merrion. Service, food and ambiance were outstanding. Looking forward to our next visit. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Graziella

    The Garden Room at The Merrion HotelResponded on 1 May 2022

    Dear Graziella, 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. Thank you for choosing The Merrion and I hope we have the pleasure of your return visit very soon. Kind regards Adil Ibnouzahir The Garden Room Manager

  23. ED

    EmmaD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely place to dine, good food and service with a nice ambience. I will be back!

  24. SC

    SaoirseC

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and service. One or 2 hiccups. One wrong starter brought to the table and an extra drink added on the bill but overall the food here is really delicious and the staff are lovely

  25. T

    Tony

    Dublin

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    This was a very enjoyable dinner with excellent service. We were very happy with the expirience and will visit The Garden Toom again.

  26. ML

    MatthewL

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect lunch on a quiet afternoon. Attentive service and reasonable value for a five-star.

  27. JF

    JamesF

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent. Suggest portion sizes are a little small

  28. H

    Helena

    Berlin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Lovely room & ambience, absolutely great service .

  29. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Nice dinner after a day of travel.

  30. EM

    EimearM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Food was bland & considering the price very disappointing. No flavour whatsoever from the fish….frozen chips:-( staff were lovely & friendly. Won’t be returning.

  31. ND

    NoelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Perfect venue for celebrating special occasions. Always enjoy it.

    The Garden Room at The Merrion HotelResponded on 11 April 2022

    Dear Noel, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I was delighted to read your comments about your dining 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 thank you for choosing The Merrion to celebrate your special occasions. Once again thank you. Yours sincerely Adil Ibnouzahir Garden Room Manager

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Love the Merrion Hotel and eating in the Garden Room is a treat. Ordered the rack of lamb and found it disappointing ! It was boned and rolled and as some of the meat was delicious / some of it was grizzly and hard to eat! Presentation of meals was underwhelming ! Staff and ambience as always top class

  33. VG

    VivG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Both Juliet & Guissipe are excellent at their roles. Very pleasant and very professional!

  34. SC

    SteveC

    Dublin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From greet to seat it is always pleasure to eat here. Food was beautifully presented and perfect as always. Waiting staff highly attentive and knowledgable. I like to consider myself a regular and I am always given my preferred table without needing to request it.

  35. M

    Morog

    London

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great experience lovely service pretty location good food and menu

  36. B

    Brideen

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food friendly and attentive service.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a perfect setting

  38. r

    raymondm

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Class act service excellent food magnificent beautiful room

  39. SB

    SarahB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fantastic food experience Perfect for a special occasion

  40. WR

    WilliamR

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Proficient service for 1 hour business lunch. Could be snappier on billing process.

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The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 622 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 15 times today
Google Map for The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel

21-24 Merrion Street Upper Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 KF79

Additional information

  • Area

    Merrion Square

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Daily 1:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ed Cooney

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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