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Union Café - Mount Merrion, Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin

Union Café - Mount Merrion

3.7
3.7
423 reviews
€31 to €50
Modern European

Our indoor restaurant is a bright and airy, designed dining space lying at the very heart of Mount Merrion. It is a local gathering place for family and friends, neighbors, and colleagues. We also have a large outdoor area for all our customers to dine in!
Our Head Chef has created an innovative menu that brings together old world flavours and contemporary international cuisines.
Each and every plate is packed with fresh, honest, tasty food, created with the very best Irish produce.
Try one of our juicy homemade burgers, wood fired pizzas, fresh pastas, fish specials and much more.
We’re open seven days a week, serving hearty and healthy breakfasts from nine in the morning and in the evening, we offer a beautifully crafted dinner menu until ten. Enjoy a great lunch Monday through Friday, and at the weekend come and relax in our comfortable new booths to enjoy a fresh cooked brunch and crafted cocktails or a bottle of wine with family and friends.

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Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 8:30 am–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 9:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 210 8122

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    The White Room at Union Café Mount Merrion | Event Venues in Dublin Looking for event venues in Dublin? Our beautifully designed White Room is the perfect space to host that special event or important function. Whether plans have changed or you have had to make changes to your seating chart, our team is here to look after you. ⁣ ⁣ The White Room’s intimate and romantic wedding space can accommodate just the right number of guests at this time and is perfect for smaller ceremonies and receptions for private dinners. ⁣⁣ Located on the first floor of Union Café Mount Merrion, The White Room also features a private entrance, beautiful private bar, and terrace with stunning views of Dublin Bay. This beautifully designed event space also features a state-of-the-art audio system, WIFI, and full catering service from our award-winning chef. Our beautiful White Room is available for hire seven days a week, 9.00 am till late. Email merrion@unioncafe.ie or call us on 01 2108122.

Popular dishes

Menu

Monday - Friday from 12pm Saturday, Sunday's & Bank Holiday Monday's from 4.30pm. All Our Beef is Irish Origin

Starters

  • Carrot & Coriander Soup€6.50

    Lime Crème Fraiche, Focaccia

    • Oak Smoked Atlantic Salmon€11.50

      Celeriac Slaw, Red onion & Capers Salsa

      • Fivemiletown Goat Cheese & Pistachio Nuts Focaccia€10.95

        Beetroot & Raspberry Puree, Rocket

        • Black Pudding€10.50

          Crispy Bacon & Cashel Blue salad, Baby Leaves, House Dressing

          • Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings€11.95

            Blue Cheese Dip & Celery sticks

            • Crispy Tempura Coated Dublin Bay Prawns€12.95

              Truffle Louisiana Sauce, Lime Mayo

              Mains

              • Union Café Club Sandwich€15.95

                Sourdough Bread, Mayonnaise, Crispy Lettuce, Tomatoes, American Bacon, Cajun Chicken, Fried Egg, Fries

                • Grilled Chicken Supreme€18.95

                  Creamed Mash Potatoes, Red Wine & Bacon Sauce, French Beans, Crispy Bacon Stick

                  • Traditional Fish 'n' Chips€18.50

                    Beer Battered Haddock, Tartare Sauce, Mushy Peas, Caramelized Lemon, Hand Cut Fries

                    • Grilled West Coast Salmon€21.95

                      Creamed Mash Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach, Thick Hollandaise Sauce, Roasted Cherry Tomato

                      • 10oz Sirloin Steak€29.50

                        Peppercorn Brandy Cream, Tobacco onions, Hand Cut Fries, Rocket & Parmesan Salad

                        • Zucchini Spaghetti€18.50

                          Chilli & Garlic oil, Vegan Parmesan Cheese, Crispy Spinach Balls

                          • Pasta of the Day€17.00

                            Just ask your server

                            Burgers

                            • Peppercorn Burger€15.95

                              Irish Beef Burger, Brioche Bun, Brandy Peppercorn Cream, Cheddar Cheese, Crispy Bacon, Tomato, Crispy Onions, Lettuce, Pickle, Hand Cut Fries

                              • Cheese & Bacon Burger€15.95

                                Irish Beef Burger, Brioche Bun, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Burger Relish, American Cheese Sauce & Crispy Bacon, Pickle, Fries

                                • Union Café Burger Florentine€15.95

                                  Irish Beef Burger, Brioche Bun, Sautéed Spinach, Sunny Side Up Fried Egg, Hollandaise Sauce, Grilled Tomato, Hand Cut Fries

                                  • Crispy Cajun Spiced Chicken Burger€15.50

                                    Brioche Bun, Plum Tomato, Lettuce, Curry Mayonnaise, Hand Cut Fries

                                    • Veggie Burger€14.95

                                      Brioche Bun, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Burger Relish, Hand Cut Fries; Vegan Adapted

                                      Salads

                                      • Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad€16.95

                                        aby Gem Lettuce, Crispy Bacon, Garlic Croutons, Caesar Dressing, Aged Parmesan Shavings, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

                                        • Superfood Salad Chard & Spinach Leaves€15.50

                                          Blueberries, Chickpeas, Pumpkin Seeds, Carrot, Egg, Kefir & Olive oil Dressing

                                          • Avocado Salad€13.95

                                            Mixed Leaves, Baby Gem, Chunky Tomatoes, Fresh Chillies, Feta Cheese, Lime & Coriander Dressing

                                            Sides

                                            • Hand Cut Fries€4.95

                                              • Parmesan Fries€5.50

                                                • Union Café Spring Vegetables€4.50

                                                  • Buttery Mash Potato€4.95

                                                    Desserts

                                                    • Salted Caramel Cheesecake & Caramel Sauce€6.95

                                                      • Apple Bread N' Butter Pudding€6.95

                                                        Warm Brandy Custard & Chantilly Cream

                                                        • Chocolate Brownie & Vanilla Ice Cream€6.95

                                                          Chocolate Sauce & Chocolate Nibs

                                                          • Selection of Sorbets€6.95

                                                            Just ask your server for flavours

                                                            • American Pecan Pie€6.95

                                                              Sauce Anglaise & Chantilly Cream

                                                              • Selection of Liquor Coffee's€7.00

                                                                Coffee's & Tea's

                                                                • Americano€3.50

                                                                  • Cappuccino€3.80

                                                                    • Flat White€3.60

                                                                      • Latte€3.80

                                                                        • English Breakfast Tea€2.50

                                                                          • Selection of Herbal Loose Tea's€3.00

                                                                            Last updated: 9 March 2022

                                                                            What 423 people are saying

                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                            3.7
                                                                            3.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                            • 3.9Food
                                                                            • 3.5Service
                                                                            • 3.9Ambience
                                                                            • 3.6Value

                                                                            NoiseModerate

                                                                            Diners' Choice Awards

                                                                            • Dublin

                                                                              Afternoon Coffee

                                                                            • South County Dublin

                                                                              Brunch

                                                                            • South County Dublin

                                                                              Group Bookings

                                                                            • South County Dublin

                                                                              Lunch

                                                                            • South County Dublin

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                                                                              RuthM

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 14 May 2022

                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                              Mediocre service- though the staff were very pleasant. The place wasn’t busy- surprisingly for a Saturday night. Food was more lunch quality than evening. Very disappointing overall. I wouldn’t go back.

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded 4 days ago

                                                                              Hi RuthM, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Apologies the service was not up standard. We share all feedback with the team here at Union Cafe in order to keep our standards high. We appreciate all feedback. Warm regards, Tierna

                                                                            2. F

                                                                              Fitzi

                                                                              Newcastle

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 14 May 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                              Good food . Good service

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded 4 days ago

                                                                              Hi Fitzi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and great comments! Hope you join us again soon! Tierna

                                                                            3. A

                                                                              Aisling

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                                              Service was really poor, we ended up refilling our own water at the bar, very inattentive staff. Dirty plates not cleared away on time before mains. Long delay between starter and mains. Both had a burger and both were overdone, possibly left sitting on pass before being brought to the table. Very disappointing experience.

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 13 May 2022

                                                                              Hi Aisling, I appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Thank you for your feedback at Union Cafe and I am so sorry to hear that your dining experience with us was disappointing. In order to keep our standards high we share customer reviews with our team. Thank you for your business and I hope to see you again soon. I wish you well, Tierna

                                                                            4. DC

                                                                              DavidC

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                              overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                              Food was OK, except salted caramel cheese cake. Service slow.

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 9 May 2022

                                                                              Hi DavidC, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review ! All feedback is greatly appreciated Warm regards, Tierna

                                                                            5. s

                                                                              shiniemjh1

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                              I booked and reserved our table with ease on the website. The server showed us to our table and gave us the menus. Good choice of food available and the server served us our coffees first before arriving with our food. The food was very tasty. The server checked in with us a number of times to see if everything was to our satisfaction. The food was good value for money. The restaurant wasn't too busy either or noisy.

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 9 May 2022

                                                                              Hi Shiniemjh1, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review ! I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us here at Union Cafe. Hope you join us again soon, Tierna

                                                                            6. RO

                                                                              RosemaryO

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 5 May 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                              My friend and I both enjoyed a lovely lunch and would visit again

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 9 May 2022

                                                                              Hi RosemeryO, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review ! Hope you join us again soon! Tierna

                                                                            7. AS

                                                                              AnneS

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                              Great local restaurant. Good opening hours and menu

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 9 May 2022

                                                                              Hi AnneS, Thank you for the lovely review! Hope you visit us again soon! Tierna

                                                                            8. MJ

                                                                              MJDPsychSurf

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                              Lovely meal and great service. Portions were huge but tasty. Booked online and parking outside. Not to busy on Sunday evening.

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 3 May 2022

                                                                              Hi there, Thank you for taking the time out to leave us such a lovely review ! Hope to see you again soon! Tierna

                                                                            9. EC

                                                                              EamonC

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                                              overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                              Kids burger was over cooked and burned at the edges. The kids pasta special was different than what was ordered- we were told spag bol and got tagliatelle with tomato sauce. Waitress forgot about our drinks and they only came with the food and there was no drinks order taken from the kids. Disappointing overall, we heard a lot of good reviews. I was looking forward to the burger but it was over cooked and dry.

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 3 May 2022

                                                                              Hi Eamon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review ! We appreciate all feedback here at Union Cafe. I am so sorry too hear about your experience with us. I will pass this feedback onto both the back and front of house team to ensure it does not happen again Warm regards, Tierna

                                                                            10. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 15 April 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Staff were very accommodating for special food requests . Thank you Cian

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 25 April 2022

                                                                              Hi there, Thank you for the lovely feedback, I am glad to hear your dad was looked after! See you again soon! Tara

                                                                            11. J

                                                                              Jennifer

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 15 April 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Our table was ready on time great we were able to bring our dog in also. Nice covered out door area. Good delicious and service very good will be back again.

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 25 April 2022

                                                                              Hi Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and the lovely feedback! See you again soon! Tara

                                                                            12. M

                                                                              Michael

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 10 April 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                              Good food. Good service.

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 25 April 2022

                                                                              Hi Michael, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! See you again soon! Tara

                                                                            13. HJ

                                                                              HelenJ

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              1.0

                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                              The service was really dreadful on Saturday. We were seated and waiting on drinks for at least 30 minutes, despite asking three times if our drinks could be arranged. The standard answer from staff was "they are on the way" - three times!! Our food took almost 50 minutes to arrive and wasn't great when it did come. My dish was almost cold. I wouldn't return again as this venue has gone seriously downhill

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 12 April 2022

                                                                              Hi Helen, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and I am very sorry to hear you had a long wait for your drinks & food. Please note I will pass on your feedback to all staff to ensure this does not happen again. Warm regards, Tara

                                                                            14. D

                                                                              Doyle

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 6 April 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Delighted the yummy Caesar salad is back, love the dressing and everything that goes into it that makes it so divine

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 10 April 2022

                                                                              Hi Doyle, Thank you so much for the lovely review. See you again soon! Warm regards Tara

                                                                            15. J

                                                                              Jocelyn

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                                              overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                                              It was Mother’s Day, which is important t to acknowledge. However there were no burgers or club sandwiches available , which we only discovered when we were asked for our order - as opposed to when we first arrived so we would have the choice to stay or leave. The food was clearly tired and wilted - like the pleasant but overworked staff - the dishes were over sauced and over cooked - chicken wings, prawns, and chicken burgers. The bill averaged €28 a head (no alcohol) for four adults and one child for mediocre food - 1.25 courses. We have eaten here before and have enjoyed it but this experience will make us think twice about booking.

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 3 April 2022

                                                                              Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and sorry to hear of your experience. We had an extremely busy day and I am sorry that your table suffered. I will be passing on all feedback to our whole team to ensure this does not happen again. Thank you again for your feedback. The Union Team

                                                                            16. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                                              overall1food2service1ambience4

                                                                              Absolutely Abysmal Mothers Day Dinner. Where to start, we have been to Union previous times and it’s always been okay so thought we would at least get through a Mother’s Day dinner, unfortunately it will be the last visit. I totally understand it being busy and we left a substantial tip to the waiting staff as any blame sits with management in my opinion. Highlights from our experience (group of 4): - Forgot starters - 40mins for kids chicken & chips to arrive - wrong wine order - asked for Heineken Zero, got pint of full Heineken (extremely dangerous) - Asked for sauces on side of mains, got sauces all over mains, sent back - Got served my main randomly 15mins before my wife or mother and I’m sitting there eating and they have nothing, no bread while waiting so long even - No water or asked if wanted anything to drink Just Got the bill and left. One of those vote with our feet and simply not return.

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 3 April 2022

                                                                              Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Please can you email us merrion@unioncafe.ie to discuss this further. The Union Team

                                                                            17. A

                                                                              Aleksa

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                                              overall2food4service1ambience4

                                                                              Party of 11 people, rang the restaurant that we would be arriving 30mins late and although table was booked three days earlier it was still not ready and we had to wait. Service was awful, we were served by 5 different staff, food arrived after 30mins but we had to wait for cutlery to be arranged another 10mins, the knife dropped and was brought in to the table instead of bringing a clean one.. orders were mixed, the kids food did not arrive until 1hr later and was told it’s not available anymore. Food was nice but service was a complete disaster.

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 3 April 2022

                                                                              Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and sorry to hear of your experience. We had an extremely busy day and I am sorry that your table suffered. I will be passing on all feedback to our whole team to ensure this does not happen again. Thank you again for your feedback. The Union Team

                                                                            18. MC

                                                                              MichaelC

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              vip
                                                                              1.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                                              overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                                              Exceptionally poor service. Extremely slow.

                                                                            19. A

                                                                              Anon

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                                              overall3food5service2ambience2

                                                                              For Mother’s Day we waited over an hour for food. I have never been impressed by the service times here. The food was excellent however and our waiter was very nice and apologetic with drinks taken off the bill. For great food and atmosphere it is a pity about the service.

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 3 April 2022

                                                                              Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and sorry to hear of your experience. We had an extremely busy day and I am sorry that your table suffered. I will be passing on all feedback to our whole team to ensure this does not happen again. Thank you again for your feedback. The Union Team

                                                                            20. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                                              overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                              Union Cafe continue to struggle with any uplift in business. Service took 55 minutes to serve burgers and wings… kitchen and serving team not in synch at all and totally overwhelmed. Service team are very sweet but struggle (third visit in 6 months) Many issues facing restaurants now but we’ll wait before booking again

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 3 April 2022

                                                                              Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and sorry to hear of your experience. We had an extremely busy day and I am sorry that your table suffered. I will be passing on all feedback to our whole team to ensure this does not happen again. Thank you again for your feedback. The Union Team

                                                                            21. J

                                                                              John

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                              Manager was rude to us on arrival. Food took ages and was not nice when eventually arrived.

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 3 April 2022

                                                                              Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and sorry to hear of your experience. We had an extremely busy day and I am sorry that your table suffered. I will be passing on all feedback to our whole team to ensure this does not happen again. Thank you again for your feedback. The Union Team

                                                                            22. c

                                                                              clodaghm

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                              The food was awful, I didn’t complain as it was Mother’s Day and I didn’t want to upset my mother. My burger was so small and burnt, my mother’s sausages were inedible and her eggs were done incorrectly having asked for them to be done a specific way. Never again!

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 3 April 2022

                                                                              Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and sorry to hear of your experience. We had an extremely busy day and I am sorry that your table suffered. I will be passing on all feedback to our whole team to ensure this does not happen again. Thank you again for your feedback. The Union Team

                                                                            23. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                                              overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                              Family brunch for Mother’s Day. They were very busy and obviously understaffed. The level of competence was pretty variable; our primary waitress was great but the kids delivering the food and beverages not so much. Lots of coffee in the saucer sort of thing. The kitchen was obviously slammed - it was a full 40 minutes from when we placed our order to when the food arrived. One set of eggs that were ordered fried arrived poached but we didn’t dare send them back or we’d have been eating them for dinner. Once it finally arrived the food was hot and very good. Didn’t seem like it had been waiting around. I know we didn’t catch them at their best on a very busy day and we were regulars pre-Covid so we’ll definitely be giving them another shot.

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 3 April 2022

                                                                              Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and sorry to hear of your experience. We had an extremely busy day and I am sorry that your table suffered. I will be passing on all feedback to our whole team to ensure this does not happen again. Thank you again for your feedback. The Union Team

                                                                            24. e

                                                                              eimeark

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              A nice touch for mothers day with free cocktails for the moms !

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 29 March 2022

                                                                              Hi Eimeark, Thank you for leaving us a review ! Glad you liked our way of showing appreciation for the moms! Hope you visit again soon, Tierna

                                                                            25. TD

                                                                              TravelDyno

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                              Nobody greeted us as we waited to be seated, just kept walking past. It would have taken no effort to have said, we will be with you shortly. The food was ok: Bacon was chewy rather than crispy or soft, the meal was covered in full size lettuce leaves, not elegant nor practical but overall the taste was fine. My son had the the burger and chips. Chips tasted great and burger was fine. Mum had French toast. It was a bit of a giant doorstop of bread. Again, a bit clumsy but taste was fine. Table service was good. Ambience was good. So although food was nothing special, we really enjoyed our visit.

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 3 April 2022

                                                                              Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and sorry to hear of your experience. We had an extremely busy day and I am sorry that your table suffered. I will be passing on all feedback to our whole team to ensure this does not happen again. Thank you again for your feedback. The Union Team

                                                                            26. CM

                                                                              ClairM

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                                              overall3food3service1ambience3

                                                                              We were ignored at our table for at least 30 minutes before the service commenced. Staff were very nice but so laid back I could have left the premises and they would not have noticed! I would say more staff needed and up to speed on past of the day would have been helpful. Overall I would rethink my next visit.

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 3 April 2022

                                                                              Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and sorry to hear of your experience. We had an extremely busy day and I am sorry that your table suffered. I will be passing on all feedback to our whole team to ensure this does not happen again. Thank you again for your feedback. The Union Team

                                                                            27. AW

                                                                              AlanW

                                                                              Limerick

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 19 March 2022

                                                                              overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                              We went for brunch at 2 on a Saturday. If you didn’t want breakfast things, the menu was quite limited. The food was ok, the fish and chips were good, but the chicken burger and beef burgers were a little dry and the fries over seasoned. The brownies were good, coffee bag average. Staff were nice, but probably wouldn’t go back

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 29 March 2022

                                                                              Hi AlanW, Thank you for taking the time out to leave us a review. I will pass this feedback about the food to our kitchen team. We appreciate all feedback here at UnionCafe. Warm regards, Tierna

                                                                            28. E

                                                                              Elza

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 19 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great food and nice table - buggy friendly. Fast and friendly service

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 29 March 2022

                                                                              Hi Elza, Thank you for leaving us such a nice review ! Glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Tierna

                                                                            29. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 19 March 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                              Very efficient, comfortable & lovely atmosphere.

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 29 March 2022

                                                                              Hi there, Thank you for leaving us a review ! Tierna

                                                                            30. MB

                                                                              MB123

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 18 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                              Lovely airy space with heated outdoor covered seating too. Friendly staff. Relaxed ambience. Nice for brunch/lunch.

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 29 March 2022

                                                                              Hi MB123, Thank you for taking the time out to leave us such a lovely review ! Hope you join us again soon, Tierna

                                                                            31. T

                                                                              Tristan

                                                                              Limerick

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 15 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              This place never misses a beat, good quality food, lovely and lively ambiance and engaged and thoughtful staff

                                                                            32. C

                                                                              Caitriona

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 11 March 2022

                                                                              overall1food2service1ambience4

                                                                              Extremely slow service and no gluten free options.

                                                                            33. D

                                                                              Den1

                                                                              Exclusive

                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 7 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              This is in my neighbourhood and well worth a visit. Very quiet as expected on a Monday. We had a really good meal and excellent attentive service. I would highly recommend a visit.

                                                                            34. LT

                                                                              LT123

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                                              overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                                              Service staff were lovely but it was extremely slow. Took 45 mins for our table of 4 to get a coffee and 55 mins for food to arrive once ordered.

                                                                            35. MR

                                                                              MRyan

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 4 March 2022

                                                                              overall3food5service4ambience3

                                                                              Food was lovely. Service was good but the restaurant was very cold. There was a door right beside our table out to the balcony and it opened and stayed open every time someone went through which was very frequently

                                                                            36. GW

                                                                              GrahamW

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 27 February 2022

                                                                              overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                                              The service was good and the chicken burgers were very tasty. My wife ordered the zucchini spaghetti which came smaller than a starter and was seriously over priced for what is was. Id have no problem going back for a burger, but my wife wont be returning based on her dining experience unfortunately.

                                                                            37. MM

                                                                              MargaretM

                                                                              London

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 26 February 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                              Great service. And menu has been expanded which is great as choices during covid were limited. Lovely neighbourhood venue.

                                                                            38. JL

                                                                              JennyL

                                                                              Dublin

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 25 February 2022

                                                                              overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                                              I'm very aware of the ongoing staffing issues however the service was pretty poor the last couple of times I have been here, I love the restaurant itself and the food is usually good but its always a bit chaotic. I was meeting a friend for a catch up so didn't mind waiting, but after waiting 25 mins of waiting for our coffees we asked about them and were very bluntly told they were 'on the way'. The food took almost an hour which is something to keep in mind if you're hungry/have kids etc. The price of the food is also a lot for what it is, almost 16 euro for a pretty average veggie salad. In saying all of this, I really like the set up of the establishment with the little shops etc, I probably would go back again at some point but the service/staffing just needs a lot of work. As I said I understand the staffing issues completely but its more about how the staff react, e.g if they said 'oh my god we're so sorry you've been waiting so long for your coffees' instead of acting as if we were being rude asking for an update!

                                                                            39. T

                                                                              Tabatha

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 24 February 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              My daughter, two grandchildren 5 and 6 years, myself had a most enjoyable lunch. The staff were most attentive and the food and drinks were lovely. I would highly recommend Union Cafe as a very pleasant experience.

                                                                              Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 26 February 2022

                                                                              Hi Tabatha, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review ! I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience dining with us! See you again soon, Tierna

                                                                            40. S

                                                                              Sally

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 23 February 2022

                                                                              overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                              The food was good once we got it BUT the restaurant was SERIOUSLY under staffed. Lot's of front of house watching us with nothing on the table. They made no move to assist the servers and were not pleasant when we went to pay. Not the servers fault but there were only three servers and a barman for the whole restaurant.

                                                                            Safety precautions

                                                                            • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                                              • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                            • Physical distancing

                                                                              • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                              • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                            • Protective equipment

                                                                              • Waiting staff wear masks
                                                                              • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                            • Screening

                                                                              • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
                                                                              • Contact tracing information collected

                                                                            FAQs

                                                                            Union Café - Mount Merrion offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 210 8122.

                                                                            Union Café - Mount Merrion is rated 3.7 stars by 423 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                            Google Map for Union Café - Mount Merrion

                                                                            68 Deerpark Road Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin A94 Y6C2

                                                                            Additional information

                                                                            • Area

                                                                              Mount Merrion

                                                                            • Hours of Operation

                                                                              Mon–Fri 8:30 am–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 9:30 am–9:30 pm

                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                              Modern European, Gastro Pub

                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                              Casual Dining

                                                                            • Dress Code

                                                                              Business Casual

                                                                            • Parking Details

                                                                              Public Lot

                                                                            • Public Transit

                                                                              Mount Merrion House bus stop (line 47).

                                                                            • Payment Options

                                                                              MasterCard, Visa

                                                                            • Additional

                                                                              Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

                                                                            • Phone number

                                                                              (01) 210 8122

                                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                                              The White Room at Union Café Mount Merrion | Event Venues in Dublin Looking for event venues in Dublin? Our beautifully designed White Room is the perfect space to host that special event or important function. Whether plans have changed or you have had to make changes to your seating chart, our team is here to look after you. ⁣ ⁣ The White Room’s intimate and romantic wedding space can accommodate just the right number of guests at this time and is perfect for smaller ceremonies and receptions for private dinners. ⁣⁣ Located on the first floor of Union Café Mount Merrion, The White Room also features a private entrance, beautiful private bar, and terrace with stunning views of Dublin Bay. This beautifully designed event space also features a state-of-the-art audio system, WIFI, and full catering service from our award-winning chef. Our beautiful White Room is available for hire seven days a week, 9.00 am till late. Email merrion@unioncafe.ie or call us on 01 2108122.

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