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

Union Café - Mount Merrion

3.8
3.8
463 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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2 people

21:30


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 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.

What 463 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Modern European

  • South County Dublin

    Group Bookings

  • South County Dublin

    Lunch

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  1. AC

    AoifeC

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lovely food, service a bit slow. They had face painters and balloon makers on Sunday for the kids which was a nice tough. Great family place to eat,

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded 1 day agoHello Aoife. Thank you for taking the time to give us a feedback.

  2. AY

    AndreaY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, and welcome kids. face painting and balloon making while having brunch. perfect for parents

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded 1 day agoHello Andrea. Really happy you liked our brunch and the entertainment. See you again soon.

  3. FL

    FabianaL

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Food was okay, coffee was terrible and so was the service, more than one of the waiters were rude and made annoyed faces when asking for a spoon or an espresso macchiato, which clearly they didn't know what it was. It felt like they hired bored teenagers who didn't want to work and be helpful to the clients.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded todayHello Fabiana. Thank you for taking the time and writing a review. We appreciate the feedback here in Union Cafe and sorry to hear there was a glitch in our service.

  4. NW

    NicolaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable and tasty brunch with friendly service
  5. A

    Andrea

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Service pretty terrible. I will not be back to union. Service awful. Beans for breakfast came out and were cold. Double espresso was served like it had exploded in microwave and had been re-heated. Cup was coffee stained everywhere and hadn’t been cleaned or wiped. Had to ask for condiments such as butter, ketchup, mayo a few times. A very average and luke-warm fry costs €16.50. Very expensive and over-priced and for mediocre food. Staff more interested in chatting at the till than serving you.
  6. VC

    ValC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful brunch menu, the food was really very good. We got a variety of things from the menu and each dish was very tasty. The staff were friendly and quick to take our order and bring anything we needed. Lovely chilled out atmosphere, we'll definitely be back.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 20 September 2022Hello Val. Really happy you enjoyed your visit.

  7. JH

    JackH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Have been here before and also to some of the other restaurants in the chain. I was quite disappointed on this occasion. They had a brunch menu on for the day, I am vegetarian and this instantly limited me to a salad or a basic unimaginative breakfast option. For non-vegetarians, they had a good few options, including a burger. I asked if it was possible to get a vegetarian burger (it was 3pm so breakfast didnt suit), they came back after a while and said the chef said they will not do it. At this location they have a pizzeria built in, so I asked if it was possible to get a pizza, again I was told no because they will not serve the pizza inside! This left me with the superfood salad @ €15. I ordered a side of chips to make sure this was going to be enough. The salad arrived and it was very dissappointing, basically I could have walked into my local centra and got a bag of salad leaves and it would be practically the same for around €15 this was ridiculous. Overall, the lack of any flexibility, plus an expensive salad basically being just a big bowl of leaves out of a bag would really put me off going here again. We had booked a table for 7 people, and the place was half empty, so you'd think they would actually want our custom!

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 20 September 2022Hello Jack. Thank You for your honest feedback we will definitely pass it on to the management.

  8. AJ

    AnnieJ

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for another lovely evening. The food was lovely, the carnivores and the vegetarians were all very happy! Particular thanks for going the extra mile and helping us surprise a very man for his birthday!

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 18 September 2022Hello Annie. We are really glad we had the chance to make this evening special for You and your Family. Hope to see you again soon.

  9. EH

    EmerH

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, generous portions and great service.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 12 September 2022Hello EmerH Thanks for your feedback. Really happy you've enjoyed it.

  10. D

    Dave

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Nice meal but lacked a bit of atmosphere as we were the only ones dining at thevtime even though it was 7.30pm on a Saturday evening.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 5 September 2022Hello. Thank you very much for your feedback and we are hoping to see you again soon.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food was not so good

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 4 September 2022Hello. Thank you for leaving your feedback. We would really appreciate if you could share some more details regarding your visit. You can reach as at pawel@unioncafe.ie

  12. N

    Nick

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The confirmation for the booking requested vaccination certificates, these were not requested at the restaurant. I tried to phone to check the situation but could get no response. This should be rectified on the notice sent to people who book through the web. Overall food was good but the salad + salmon is very pricy.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 31 August 2022Hi Nick, Thank you for contacting us regarding this, I will have this sorted on the confirmation booking immediately. Also thank you for taking the time to leave us a review about your food and prices, I will pass this information on. Warm regards, Tara

  13. MM

    MogwaiM

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The food just doesn’t deliver. Lack of flavour and imagination. Even I can find a non-bitter avocado in the supermarket so why can’t a restaurant? Service slow. Had to ask for menus and the bill. I know weekend brunches are relaxed affairs but they weren’t aware of what our table needed.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 30 August 2022Hi. We really appreciate your feedback. So sorry to hear your experience with us wasn't great. We share all the feedback with our team and take it very seriously. If you wish to share some more details regarding your visit please email me at pawel@unioncafe.ie Have a great day.

  14. P

    Paolo

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great atmosphere for casual meal, good food. Happy to go again

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 1 September 2022Hello Paolo. Thanks for the kind words. Team will be delighted. See you again soon.

  15. s

    siobhanm

    Dublin

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Loved the Terrace on a lovely Sunny Morning. Many Thanks

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 13 August 2022Thank you so much for your positive feedback and for taking the time to post this review. I am glad you enjoyed our sunny haven!

  16. CP

    ConP

    Dublin

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent location, decor, ambience, staff, and food. Great place at any time of day, especially for lunch.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 13 August 2022Hi ConP Thank you so much for your positive feedback and for taking the time to post this review. I am glad you had a lovely lunch with us! We hope to see you again soon Tara

  17. MF

    MartinF

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great service was excellent. The venue was very clean and well presented.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 13 August 2022Thank you so much for your positive feedback and for taking the time to post this review. We will share all your feedback with our team. We hope to see you again soon

  18. C

    Claire

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Service was poor and it didn’t seem busy- we got our drinks after finishing our food. Food was good. Menu pricing on open table is incorrect, prices are higher in the restaurant than what is shown on the brunch menu online. Tried to overcharge us for drinks when paying, manager changed to the actual price but still means you need to check your bill.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 13 August 2022Hi Claire, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate all feedback here at Union Cafe and I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience visiting our restaurant. We take customer reviews seriously and please note I've shared your review with our Team in order for us to keep our standards high. We appreciate your custom and hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Tara

  19. PA

    PATD

    Dublin

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent experience indeed. First time and I would go back again for sure. Had the fish and chips which was very tasty. Lots of families there when I was there, a great buzz altogether. Would recommend for sure.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 13 August 2022Hi Pat, Thank you for the lovely feedback, I will be sharing it with all our team! See you again soon Tara

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff very helping
  21. AJ

    AnnieJ

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was to a high standard and our waitress was lovely. The only negative was one order was wrong and was delivered to the table 20 minutes after all the others.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 21 July 2022Hi Annie, Thank you for the lovely review. I will pass on all your feedback to the team. Warm regards, Tara

  22. DT

    DinerT

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Very slow delivery of food which was then wrong. The burnt hamburgers provided for the kids were due to “the chef being new” (manager excuse) Untrained staff Hugely overpriced for very poor food and service. Partial refund provided at the end but the evening had already been ruined.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 21 July 2022Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and I am sorry to hear of your experience with us. I will be passing on all your feedback to our Team. Warm regards, Tara

  23. OD

    OisinD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great food. Will definitely be back

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 21 July 2022Hi Oisin, Thank you for the lovely review. Warm regards, Tara

  24. MB

    MauraB

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Outside area with retractable roof is a great addition. Good variety of food and service was excellent.
  25. NC

    NataliaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and nice staff. Everything was perfect if you have the money definitely recommend it.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Nice location good good but really expensive
  27. MC

    MoCl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Lovely deli at the front. We booked for 7pm but Deli was closed. Cute decor with lots of doggie pictures on the wall. Sofas comfortable. Some dishes were a bit expensive for what you actually got. Service a bit slow at times not very attentive for drinks orders while having dinner. Would not put us off going again though. Overall enjoyed it and will be back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was slow and superfood salad was very poor. Chickpeas tough and needed some couscous or another grain. Felt more like a starter in terms of food value.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 1 July 2022Hi there, I appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Thank you for your feedback at Union Cafe, and I'm sorry to hear that your dining experience was disappointing. In order for us 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, Tara

  29. PK

    PamelaK

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely decor, spacious and airy. Understandably staff are busy, polite manager helping out. Relaxed atmosphere and ambience. A location not usually visited but has a village feel despite being very near the city. Would highly recommend

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 1 July 2022Hi Pamela, Thank you for providing such a positive rating See you again soon, Tara

  30. D

    David

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Having been to Union Cafe close to 10 times, I can say that my experience is more common than not unfortunately. The service is always awful, the staff are very junior but also not very well trained. Many of them standing around looking for something to do instead of being proactive with customers. Could be 3 standing in a circle having a chat and it takes 10mins to get someone attention. The food is also very disappointing, looks far better on paper than in reality. Good fries but we got a chicken burger which was bland and the dessert of bread and butter pudding was horrible.....we were literally laughing at how bad it was. On top of this, they served my son a drink with a shard of glass inside, my brother a glass that was filthy, tried to serve beer along with a glass full of ice and when we ordered a sundae for my son, it was only after everyone else had received their dessert that they informed us their ice cream machine was broken. This was father day and the place was dead. I think this is indicative of the quality and service. It seems to moreso serve as a location for press up group to cook food for the various press up group take aways. At this point, the place has only declined and I think it needs to close up, honestly one of the worst spots in Dublin and it's not even on the cheap end. Unfortunate as location etc. has great potential.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 1 July 2022Hi David, Thank you for your feedback at Union Cafe, and I'm sorry to hear that your dining experience was disappointing. We had a very busy Fathers day from when we opened and I am sorry that your table may have suffered when it got quiet. As you can imagine the last couple of years have been extremely challenging for us with staffing levels but we are continually training our staff to keep up the standards In order for us to keep our standards high, we share customer reviews with our Team.

  31. SD

    SeamusD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We received poor service during our family dinner: several times we had to go looking for a waitress. Also, the cheese on the beef burger seemed to be Easi Singles type cheese and was pretty disgusting when it was melted. My son wouldn't eat it. Beef fiber with gravy was very nice, but needed some veg. Starter chicken wings were nice.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 1 July 2022hi Seamus, I appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Thank you for your feedback at Union Cafe, and I'm sorry to hear that your dining experience was disappointing. In order for us to keep our standards high, we share customer reviews with all our Team. Thank you for your business and I hope to see you again soon! I wish you well, Tara

  32. PN

    PNUSA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 20+ and the food, service and staff were excellent.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 1 July 2022Hi there, Thank you for providing such a positive rating, I will send on all your great feedback to our team! See you again soon, Tara

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    It’s been a couple of years since I was here last. It’s gone downhill I’m afraid. Overall it was mediocre at best. Shabby tables and chairs. Floor not swept. Food just ok. Very expensive for “everyday dining”. Feels like they have just given up 😕

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 19 June 2022Hi there, Thank you taking the time to leave us a review ! We appreciate all feedback here at Union Cafe Best, Tierna

  34. JG

    JulieG

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    Food was just OK not the warmest and we had to wait a good while for it.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 17 June 2022Hi JulieG, Thank you for taking the time out to leave us a review. We appreciate all feedback here at Union Cafe Hope you join us again soon!

  35. MG

    MarieG

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    We had avocado smash with poached egg followed by bread and butter pudding. Toast was really soggy and difficult to cut,I feel the bread and butter pudding was some kind of waffle nothing resembling bread and butter pudding that I have made or eat.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 17 June 2022Hi MaireG, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I will pass your feedback onto the kitchen team. Hope you join us again soon! Tierna

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great availability and food.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 17 June 2022Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review ! Hope you join us again soon! Tierna

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great staff, good food and a very enjoyable experience

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 6 June 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and great comments! Hope you join us again soon!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice atmosphere really good staff, Food was very good also! Just bit too lit up I think Overall really good value Will surely go back again was well worth a try👌

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 29 May 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and great comments! Hope you join us again soon! Tara

  39. s

    shiniemjh1

    Dublin

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Overall a good experience. The food was excellent and good value for money. The service was fine but there was a delay in serving my friend a second americano. In fact, we had to remind the staff of the order. Otherwise, it was a pleasant experience and will go there again.

    Union Café - Mount MerrionResponded on 29 May 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and great comments! I am sorry to hear you had a wait on your 2nd coffee, I will pass this feedback on. Hope you join us again soon!

  40. TW

    TimW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Again really enjoyed Union Cafe, friendly atmosphere, lovely manager and all good if not very good. Looking forward to more visits and also at Kennedys Saloon mexz6door ☘️🇩🇪💚

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

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 3.8 stars by 463 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:30


Booked 3 times today
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 12:00 pm–9:00 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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