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About The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel

The Saddle Room has been awarded 'Best Hotel Restaurant in Dublin 2017' at the Irish Restaurant Awards.
Named after The Shelbourne’s historic dining rooms, The Saddle Room Restaurant is an old favourite reinvented as a Dublin steakhouse and seafood restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Open Kitchen, the interaction from The Oyster Bar, the tantalizing taste of great food and the smooth touch of leather banquettes. A casual but sophisticated design, modern menu and savvy service create an atmosphere that is comfortable, cozy, fun and appeals to everyone.
Offering a contemporary menu created by our executive head chef Garry Hughes, using only the finest Irish ingredients.
We are also the ideal place for an Exclusive Private Dining Venue Dublin. The Saddle Room Restaurant has two private dining rooms, available for private hire for lunch or dinner, both with their own unique style and decor making both the perfect place to celebrate any occasion.

The Shelbourne Hotel
27 St Stephen's Green
Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 K224
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Irish, Oyster Bar, Contemporary European

Hours of operation:
Monday - Saturday: 12:30 - 14:30 and 17:30 - 22:00

Sunday: 13:00 - 15:30 and 17:30 - 22:00

Cross street:
Kildare Street

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
€31 to €50

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(01) 663 4500

Website:
http://www.shelbournedining.ie/

Parking Details:
Valet parking available

Public Transport:
Dublin Bus
Luas
Taxi rank on doorstep

Executive Chef:
Garry Hughes

Private Party Facilities:
Private party facilities available for up to 20 guests in the Martyn Turner Room and up to 18 guests in the Trophy Room.

Private Party Contact:
Vera Sandor: (01) 663 4500

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please note that our pre-theater menu is not available throughout December.

The Saddle Room will offer festive lunch and dinner menus from 1st – 23rd and 26th – 30th December and a New Years Package on 31st December.

Lunch
2 course choice menu €55.00 per person
3 course choice menu €59.00 per person
Served daily 12.30pm – 4.00pm

Dinner Friday & Saturday
Festive Table D’hôte menu available €90.00 per person

Dinner Sunday – Thursday
Festive Table d’hôte menu available €70.00 per person
Festive À La Carte menu also available

Served Daily 5.00pm – 10.00pm

All menus include tea, coffee and mince pies. Parties of 8 or more are subject to 15% service charge.

Advance Booking Is Essential

The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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Food

4.4

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.1

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94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (113)
Good for Anniversaries (74)
Quiet Conversation (65)
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Good for Birthdays (60)
Lunch (60)
Romance (59)
Good for a Date (54)
Pre/post Theatre (53)
Cosy (47)
Fit for Foodies (45)
Business Meals (42)
Sunday Lunch (40)
Notable Wine List (39)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Seasonal (29)
Local Ingredients (28)
Group Bookings (25)
Afternoon Coffee (19)
Afternoon Tea (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Authentic (13)
Brunch (13)
People Watching (13)
Casual (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Fun (11)
Healthy (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Neighbourhood Gem (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Child Friendly (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Outstanding Value (5)
Live Music (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Great Beer (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined on 17 November 2017

The venue is very nice and the service was lovely the dinner was also very good and the desert was delicious, a bit pricey though .

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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Food5
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·Dined on 17 November 2017

This is a place you can truely relax when you are hosting an evening or treating a family member, because you can be confident things will be done correctly. Fabulous food, exceptionally friendly service and impeccable surroundings, I’m looking forward to going back already!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 17 November 2017

We enjoyed our meal and the staff were very nice but unfortunately my father got violently ill 20 minutes after eating the oysters!! So the experience was cut short. Our waiter was not particularly interested when we told him what had happened and reported that no other diners had experienced this and so it wasn't a concern for them. I understand that eating raw shellfish can be a game of roulette however once someone has had an extreme reaction I would have thought a more concerned response would have been forthcoming. The floor manager was more understanding and as a courtesy didn't charge us for my fathers meal, which to be honest seemed the least they could do.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 15 November 2017

Fabulous meal in the saddle room. Can recommend the goat cheese mouse and the cod followed by the bread and butter pudding. Lovely bottle of Hunters wine recommended by the waiter.

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·Dined on 14 November 2017

A lovely meal served by courteous and well informed staff. Service was unobtrusive and efficient. We really appreciated the peaceful atmosphere of the dining room, particularly as we had been travelling for a few hours. We left feeling both relaxed and well fed. Thank you.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

Great food and service. Well balanced choice of dishes on set dinner menu . Our group chose 4 different mains and deserts and we were all very happy with our food. We chose 2 different starters and they were very good too , so we sampled a wide choice of food from the menu. Only criticism would be that we were a group of 4 seated beside a large group and it became quite noisy at times.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 9 November 2017

Great service, great food and very comfortable ambience. Recommended

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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Food4
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·Dined on 9 November 2017

Excellent venue and service. Food very good but as everyone knows, at a cost.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 8 November 2017

Food was delicious. Staff were very polite, friendly and attentive. They even treated my husband to a surprise extra desert for his birthday. Lovely experience, excellent value and a real treat. Will definitely plan a return visit!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Charleston)·Dined on 5 November 2017

You must get the Seafood Sampler! The Irish Oysters were divine and every bit of seafood tasted so fresh!

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·Dined on 5 November 2017

Excellent lunch served by great staff in lovely surroundings

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Live Music, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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Food5
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·Dined on 3 November 2017

We visited Dublin for the day and finished our day off by dining at the Shellborne... perfect ending to a perfect day

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on 2 November 2017

Super special lunch in a fabulous place. The food was excellent, although we had a little wait, it didn't spoil our experience.
Staff very attentive, ambience wonderful.
We will go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 31 October 2017

Another excellent meal in a wonderful restaurant. Always a special occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Excellent attention to detail, friendly service and excellent food

Tags: Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 28 October 2017

Excellent food. Good service. Wine a bit pricy. Excelllent location and ambience

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

One of our favourite restaurants that me and my husband adore we absolutely love it here food is amazing and service is one of a kind. Can't recommend it enough, hotel is pure elegance and you feel like your stepping back in time nostligia at its upmost. Our favourite thing to do is after dinner head to the horse shoe bar and try the amazing cocktails.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

Me and 3 of my friends booked the Saddle Room for lunch on Saturday the 28th of Oct at 12.30. Afterwards we were going to the Gaiety to see a show. You are treated like a 5 start guest from the moment you walk into the Saddle Room until you leave. Best of all is the value for money. €31 for a 3 course lunch (sides are extra) and you leave the place full. The food was delicious - I had the Ox Cheek for the first time and it was mouth watering beef like I never tasted before. I will definitely be back and have already recommended the lunch menu to 3 of my friends. Thanks for everything.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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Food5
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·Dined on 27 October 2017

No stone was left unturned by the impeccable staff at the Saddle Room. Highly recommended if you’re in and around the Dublin area or want something very special for that one off night. The staff couldn’t have done more for us. The food was on another level and everybody left extremely happy. I’m just sorry I under-tipped them by mistake. But I’ll be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Seasonal, Business Meals
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Food5
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·Dined on 27 October 2017

Very nice place, very good food and service. Very handy for business meals and any other occasion where you need a quiet place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals
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Food5
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·Dined on 15 October 2017

Me and my husband had a lovely time at Saddle Room for our first anniversary.
Very cosy ambient andfood tastes amazing.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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Food4
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 (London)·Dined on 13 October 2017

I was underwhelmed by the service; delays between courses, had to look for attention twice.

Food good, excellent ambiance but sluggish service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Lovely ambience and great service did not make up for the rather unimaginative food in this restaurant. Although the food was pleasant enough, it was not really memorable or outstanding in any real way. This was a disappointment. Having said that, none of the party would have any real complaint about the food, and our lunch was, on the whole, very enjoyable. The service, in particular, was very good indeed and very pleasant, and this together with the rather lovely ambience, which is elegant and very private, and the fact that the food was pleasant, would make me want to come back to this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch
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Food5
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·Dined on 9 October 2017

We had a wonderful birthday lunch for my mother. Everything was just perfect, as always.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

A most enjoyable experience in a lovely setting. Staff most attentive to ones needs. Food delicious. Good wine selection.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 6 October 2017

We were most pleased with every aspect of our visit to the Saddle Room, and look forward to an early return visit.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 3 October 2017

We went for my friends 40th birthday, it was a great experience. My first time as The Saddle Rooms and I'd definitely recommend it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Overall we had a lovely time. We were seated straight away even though we were 15 minutes early. Staff were friendly and very accommodating, they checked on us regularly to make sure we everything we needed. Our seating area was perfect and we could all have a nice chat. The food was great, a fillet steak would have been nice but I couldn't see it on the menu (I'm probably eating to much red meat these days anyway so maybe that was a good thing lol) It's a nice spot and we will be back. Thanks for everything!

Tags: Late-night Find, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Vegan
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Food5
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Excellent evening. The food and wine were beautiful. The service was very good throughout.

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food5
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Beautiful food, lovely warm staff, gorgeous setting and great prices. We had Saturday three course lunch with the whole family. Food was outstanding, everyone went home happy! Lovely, relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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·Dined on 29 September 2017

My husband and I had a lovely time at the saddle restaurant last Friday. We found the staff very friendly and welcoming to us. The food was delicious It was a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Romantic, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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·Dined on 25 September 2017

Food was excellent, staff very friendly and very good service.A little bit expensive for a group but a lovely experience for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Quality all around as expected...
Excellent service

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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Food4
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 21 September 2017

Loved the dining room, staff friendly and helpful, food lovely; lunch good value for two courses but we felt coffee at €5.50 per cup expensive.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 17 September 2017

Delicious meal, and fantastic service. The happy birthday plates finished off a fantastic afternoon perfectly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 17 September 2017

Menu was on the expensive side without the supplements which was nearly on everything

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 14 September 2017

we a wonderful evening great service, food and ambience were excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 10 September 2017

Highly recommend this amazing restaurant- fancier than the local pub- very historical- incredible service and the FOOD IS EXCEPTIONAL..... Adventures on a plate.. LOVED- will be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 9 September 2017

My husband and I went to Saddle room to celebrate our 40th wedding .The food was amazing the wine list suits all budgets .We had seafood starter for two and then the chateaubriand .Food was perfect .Staff amazing and not pushy just perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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Food4
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·Dined on 5 September 2017

Place is beautiful, ambient and very friendly.
Staff make you feel special.
Only negative would be that the menu is s but limited.

Tags: Special Occasion
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