The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel

4.6
270 reviews
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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.

The Garden Room is open all day - for breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner, alone or with friends, family or colleagues.


Welcome to The Garden Room and to something different.

Special Offers

Garden Room Afternoon Tea: €55

Afternoon Tea at The Garden Room
Enjoy The Merrion’s selection of delicate sandwich delights, longside a selection of Garden inspired pastries, to be enjoyed in the luxurious surrounds of The Garden Room or on the terrace in warmer months.

Terms and Conditions: Terrace tables are limited and cannot be guaranteed. Tables are required back no later than 6pm.
Please advise of any allergies in advance.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 12 June 2019

Ends: 12 December 2019

Availability: Daily 13:00-15:30

Vegan Set Menu: 3 courses €39

The Merrion hotel is delighted to introduce a new Spring, Summer Vegan menu created by Holly White who, in partnership with Executive Chef Ed Cooney and his team, has brought recipes from her cookbook Vegan-ish to life in The Garden Room.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 7 June 2019

Ends: 7 December 2019

Availability: Daily 12:30-21:45

Speedy Specials

On the go but wish to meet and enjoy lunch and take a Merrion Moment?
They have got you covered with delicious Speedy Specials in The Garden Room and a guarantee to be out in 45 minutes!
Can they tempt you with a summer Grapefruit and Avocado Salad or Seared Fillets of Seatrout?

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Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 20 May 2019

Ends: 16 November 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:30-16:00

What 270 People Are Saying
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H
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food, beautiful restaurant and perfect service.

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JL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and in such beautiful surroundings. The wine we chose was not chilled enough and that was very quickly corrected by our Table Server. My only negative is that our Table was cleared too quickly and we were interrupted too often during the meal.

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EM
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Luxurious without being stuffy. Very relaxed atmosphere particularly when the doors are open in the summer Beautiful food and wonderful service. All staff knew their wines and the menu thoroughly.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

We shared steak, which was not good quality with a lot of grizzle and fat on it. Not good value and cost euro80

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MC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great efficient staff. Seated a nice distance from other customers. Relaxed atmosphere. Food was very tasty meat cooked exactly as we like it. Wine was not the cheapest but worth it. I will be back.

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PB
Chicago
132 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonder food, wonderful service and wonderful place hold a business meeting.

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DH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

very pleasant experience for our family events Sunday lunch to celebrate a birthday.
attractive calm and attractive ambiance, open to lovely terrace outside. Lovely staff.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful private setting. Menu too long though and fussy. They need to simplify it, and add a salad as a mains option like a Caesar salad.

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RM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Very disappointed in the set menu. We had a voucher for three course dinner and were handed a set menu. Choice was limited and we didn’t enjoy the meal. Both went for pasta main course, it was very very poor. Surprised at the Merrion.

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h
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable lunch at the Garden Room. It was a nice day and the doors were open to the garden which provided an extremely pleasant environment to sit and experience some very good food. Service was attentive and our waiter Jonathan was friendly and efficient. Will definitely be back.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything outstanding as always from food to service to ambience. Highly recommended

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GC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely ambiance. Great food. Professional staff. If you want to quality chill with good food, calm surroundings and view onto a water feature. This is the place to go.

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MM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is gorgeous! The staff is so lovely and the garden is as well.

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R
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great menu with many choices.

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great dinner, the service is always perfect. The food and the wine is the best in Dublin.

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MS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous food, fabulous ambiance and service which is excellent but never obsequious. I loved it, I will be back!

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MK
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice venue and ambiance .Service is excellent. Very good venue for an occasion. Wines are affordable .

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R
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Service was very slow and unresponsive at times. The main course was average but well below the price point. Deserts & coffee were very good. Could not recommend.

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JF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect! Super family friendly service. Our 5 yr old daughter felt a princess. Food was beautiful. Overall really lovely experience

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CT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Really enjoyed the food here at the Garden Room @ The Merrion. I had booked here on recommendation for my birthday and although the table setting was fabulous and the food was to die for the service severely lacked and would not appeal to 5* quality. Very long waiting time for bread at the start and staff forgot many requests including milk/sugar for coffee tea etc, cleared away dinner plates when none of the guests were finished. Waitress seemed to have very little interest in her job and it showed. Disappointing visit as I have dined in the hotel for afternoon tea and was highly impressed.

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PH
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and my birthday on Friday night. The food was amazing the service was excellent, will visit again next time we are in Dublin.

Paul heading

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K
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food and atmosphere were perfect however when booking and again when I was called to confirm the meal I told the staff it was my mums 60th birthday and was told they would bring out a small desert to mark the occasion and unfortunately this never appeared. Would have been a special touch. Everything else was lovely

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a meal here for our wedding anniversary. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal; food and service was outstanding and a really lovely ambiance. Will definitely return!

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DF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We ordered the c'ote de boeuf. It was very disappointing. Poorly presented. The beef was tough.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous experience, the waiting staff were simply exceptional!

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PR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very enjoyable night with excellent, friendly attentive service. Food was superb. Dessert maybe lacked imagination but that’s me being picky.

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KT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a hidden gem. Staff are very professional. Food is beautifully presented. You can spend a lot of money here, enjoy very nice wine or choose differently and enjoy the ambience for less. Worth experiencing.

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H
Manchester
99 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a gorgeous lunch in the Garden Room. Had fish and chips followed by ice cream and coffee. Very high standard of service and quality of food. As it was my birthday I had a complimentary glass of champagne. The staff were so.lovelt and it was a beautiful dining room. I recommend having lunch or dinner here and, if you can a stay at the hotel. You will not be disappointed.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic setting, incredible food and attentive, friendly service. Highly recommend.

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SH
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food and a wonderful atmosphere. Top notch as always from the Merrion.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good.

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice overall. Steak slightly over cooked and missed a side order.

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ML
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went here for dinner with 3 friends - we had an excellent dinner, the service and ambience were wonderful and a great night was had by all. Margaret Lonergan

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SF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

We booked the Garden Room for a special occasion and decided to try out the vegan menu as, given the Merrion's reputation, we felt that their vegan options would be of a very high standard. I ordered the poke bowl and my sister ordered the vegan burger. Both were mediocre, my sister was of the opinion that you could get a better vegan burger out of a van at a festival. My mother ordered the mackerel and was very happy with it. The vegan desserts were very heavy, the lemon meringue had a base you'd need a kango hammer to cut through. The atmosphere was sterile and very quiet, no warmth or life. The staff were very friendly and courteous. Overall, our night was 'fine'; I believe that the vegan options should be revised with more imaginative options that are finished to a higher standard.

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JG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience. Staff massively contribute to the overall experience.

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 26 May 2019

Dear Jessica, Many thanks for the wonderful review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us. On behalf of everybody here, thank you for your kind comments. I have already shared your feedback with the entire team here and they all join 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, Heikki McEvoy, Garden Room Manager

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EM
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Ambience was ideal beginning with the welcome in the superb hallway (Stairs and associated artwork - wow!!) and we were most impressed at the quiet friendly efficiency and high level of general maintenance of the property. Loved the garden setting and the collection of paintings. (Some paintings would have benefited with background information.)

The one thing that missed the top marks was the rare (as requested!) roast beef which was surprisingly chewy. Veg and potatoes lovely.

A great lunch, highly recommended

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VM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great Atmosphere, superb service and customer centricity.
Food a tad bland, but overall great customer experience.
Compliments to the staff both in the restaurant and the Cellar Bar!

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SS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A first class restaurant in every way. The food, staff and ambience were all excellent. We were looked after by Federica who was knowledgeable, charming and made our evening very special.
The interesting Wine List features some excellent wines at affordable. I look forward to returning very soon.
Sheamus Smith

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SD
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favourite hotel and restaurant, great menu choices, cosy atmosphere and excellent service.

Sonia

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AB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lunch in the Merrion is a delight. The service was very good and the staff helpful . There’s a lovely atmosphere in the room, very relaxed and peaceful. The fact that it was cold and wet outside did not affect the warm atmosphere inside . Highly recommended !!

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 17 May 2019

Dear Annemarie, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I was delighted to read your generous comments about your lunch 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. I hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Yours sincerely, Heikki McEvoy, Garden Room Manager

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