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The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel

4.6
4.6
507 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 12 times today
  • 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

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 507 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambience

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  1. ED

    EDjk

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable lunch, great service and very comfortable, elegant location.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything here gets five stars apart from Adil who gets one star. Joke! Possibly the best restaurant in the city. Patrick Guilbaud is next door but I am curious as to how they could be better. Staff seem very happy and were brilliantly attentive.

  3. l

    lisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice experience. Food was excellent and staff attentive.

  4. JM

    JulietM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific! Lovely food Fabulous staff & ambiance Thank you!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A faboulous meal ina great restaurant

  6. KR

    KateR

    Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Unfortunately the food was disappointing and we had to make 2 complaints. Firstly, for a starter that didn’t smell or taste right (terrine), and secondly, for a €36 sirloin steak that was asked to be cooked medium to well but came overdone with no taste. I don’t think this is good enough for a 5 star hotel with high prices. The positive was the service was very good and they were apologetic about the food and treated the complaints fairly. There are many other restaurants in Dublin with much better food for a lot less.

  7. AS

    AnneS

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant experience. Lovely decor and attentive staff. Food was amazing.

  8. R

    Rathscanlon

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was bringing guests out as a treat and it proved to be just that. Wonderfully stylish evening that exceeded everyone's expectations. Service was fabulous.

  9. DS

    D20SJH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Arrived in to my corner table right at the entrance. After having ordered I was brought a basket of two bread rolls and butter. They were like rocks! I was somewhat consoled by a glass of very tasty Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. My starter was of Smoked Salmon with Horseradish Cream, etc. This was described as being served with Irish Brown Soda Bread. It was served with Wheaten Bread. The butter was very hard and so I eat wheaten crumbs. The main course was of Chicken Breast with Black Pudding Croquette, Apple Puree, Parsnips and Butter Sauce. I had a side order of Champ Mash. This was very good! Finally I had a Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart with Popcorn Ice Cream. It was excellent! Overall a meal that improved course by course, with exemplary service.

  10. B

    Benrose

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Angela and Roberto were fantastic - but fish main course was cold on cold plate.

  11. M

    Melissa

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Hope to see the merrion come back into its glory. As with everything post pandemic, it's just not the same food portions we're small and unadventurous, the service could have been better but I feel they have new staff that are still learning the 5 star dining experience. Will be back again just needs time to get back to its high standard.

  12. G

    Goodfood

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and staff were excellent, life is about making memories and this dining experience will live long in my memory.

  13. MD

    MidweekDiner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent location for a quiet serious conversation !

  14. M

    Monty

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience1

    Very disappointing food for a hotel with such a stellar reputation. In fact, everything about the meal, except the service, was simply awful. I've had better eating experiences at wedding receptions where 200 people are being catered for all at once. There's no excuse for such lacklustre food in a five star hotel. The dining room is an assault on your eyes; from the carpet to bench seating and the dining chairs, everything is mismatched. The bench seating looks like it's been lifted from a 1980s tour coach.

  15. JQ

    JimQ

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was an anniversary dinner to celebrate 50 years since we first met. The Garden Room was a perfect choice for the celebration. Everything about the evening was great. The table location, food quality and service were all memorable. Out waiter was superb.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a really wonderful meal for my husbands 40th birthday!

  17. N

    Noreen

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service excellent!! Food fab….overall an amazing experience… will be back again soon!!

  18. JD

    JohnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Took my mum here as a treat, we both really enjoyed our food and and staff were great

  19. DM

    D3Mama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every course was excellent. Nothing was wasted at all. Presentation was immaculate, and the service was very attentive. The room was beautiful, with the garden on view from all tables. I wonderful spot for our special occasion lunch

  20. LF

    LouiseF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    From the moment you arrive you are made to feel really welcome. Lovely girl at reception. Its 5 star but not stuffy lovely to see restaurant doing good business and staff enjoying it.

  21. G

    Gerbo

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great evening spent at the Garden Room. Our waitress Claudia was super, her customer service skills were second to none. Just a fantastic eating experience. Look forward to returning again soon.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Service was very good. The staff were very attentive to my 2year old nephew. The children’s menu is broad and delicious.

  23. UH

    UrsulaH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful culinary experience with impeccable service.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food in a great room, really enjoyed the wine selection and service was really pleasant , Highly recommend this for a nice relaxed lunch or dinner

  25. AC

    AlisonC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely dinner for a special occasion. Lovely table and great service.

  26. MD

    MarianD

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Nice atmosphere and ambience. Staff professional Food good but not exceptional for price.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous service wonderful food.

  28. IC

    ICOF

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere was lovely, the staff were very welcoming. Food was beautiful would definitely return to try other dishes and enjoy the ambience

  29. CR

    CarolineR

    London

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Great staff, lovely room but the food needs addressing. Goats cheese salad was average and too chilled. Cobb salad was very ordinary, just small pieces of food chopped up small and tasteless. I think the menu needs to be better and changed, it’s just tired.

  30. SW

    StanleyW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Most enjoyable in every aspect

  31. BF

    BernardF

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Excellent service and great food in a lovely room with well spaced diners recommended

  32. AL

    AmbroseL

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The best restaurant experience in Dublin when the quality of the food, the setting, service are all taken into account. In these inflationary ties where many ordinary places have increased their prices - unjustifiably in many cases - the Garden Room just stands out as the best value for monay in Dublin

  33. TL

    TommyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent. Food was fabulous. Thank you....................

  34. a

    alainstorme

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Wonderful room . Good service . Nice food . Starter was cold . The perfect venue for a special occasion where conversation has to be audible . If it was not in the Merrion as a restaurant it would fall short in terms of value .

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Lovely Sunday lunch in the Garden room of the Merrion.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very attentive staff, lovely food and nice surroundings

  37. MQ

    MauraQ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    As a regular was very disappointed yesterday Service was very poor Wrong orders came Had to wait ages before anyone came to table for drinks order and then again to take order Drinks service poor Lots of staff tidying tables but not serving those at tables Food was so so Fish platter which we all had was not of usual standard Disappointed

  38. HF

    HerbieFarrell

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant staff. So helpful , friendly and just plain nice . Hotel and dining room very comfortable

  39. DB

    DoreenB

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely evening in spacious airy environment with good food and great service

  40. KO

    KieraO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the most wonderful time at the garden room. We were so well looked after. I would highly recommend

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The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 507 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.

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2 people

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Booked 12 times today
Google Map for The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel

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

  • 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

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ed Cooney

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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