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The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel

4.5
585 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Irish
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Irish, Oyster Bar, Contemporary European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12:30 - 14:30 and 17:30 - 22:00

Sunday: 13:00 - 15:30 and 17:30 - 22:00
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Phone number
(01) 663 4500
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Garry Hughes
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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.
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Private Party Contact
Vera Sandor: (01) 663 4500
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Cross street
Kildare Street
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Parking Details
Valet parking available
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Public Transit
Dublin Bus
Luas
Taxi rank on doorstep
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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
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 585 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AliciaN 
1.0  Dined 2 days ago

Sad experience! We were celebrating my 70th birthday last Friday. We requested a special table for the ocassion. When we arrived, we had been assigned another table and we had to wait 10min for the one we wanted. The service was terrible, we had to serve ourselves the bread & butter, as well as the wine. They made us wait a lot for the main course and paid very little attention to our table as there was a big party next to us. Positive: the food was ok.

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GrainneP 
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I hadn't eaten there before. The only complaint I had was there was a draught coming in the side door every time it was opened. There appeared to be a curtain beyond that door but it was never pulled I guess it was because the staff were constantly going to collect drinks from the bar.
The food was ok but nothing I would rave about. We are both good cooks and entertain a lot, so we didn't come away saying we would return.
Thanks Grainne

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MarkK 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The Saddle Room provides good food in nice surroundings.
The only negative comment is the limited choice on the menu, that has not changed in quite a while and does not provide any variety for vegetarians.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

There is no place in Dublin to compare with The Shelbourne, it is first class, always was, always will be.

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ErinL 
5.0  Dined on 14 February 2018

We went here for my favourite steak to share - the chateaubriand - however they had a set menu for Valentines. That being said, I was still incredibly happy with the quality of the food. The most notable thing here is the service, which is always fantastic (and I have had the same waiter twice now). It was a special touch when they gave me a rose for Valentines.

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BrendanC 
5.0  Dined on 11 February 2018

Tasting menu with generously sized glasses of matching wines was a real treat.

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AshleyR 
5.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

the entire experience from the pre-dinner drinks at the bar, to the food and ambience of the restaurant was perfect. The food was amazing, the wine selection was perfect and the staff were very professional and down to earth.

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GrahamN 
3.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

It's a nice restaurant but for the prices I would expect a lot better. The house white was not the best. Service good. I have eaten a lot better for a lot less

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SarahJ 
5.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

The Saddle Room never disappoints! A family reunion was a perfect occasion to reunite here and the food was just exquisite! Brilliant service, food, drink and atmosphere!

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MalakQ 
5.0  Dined on 9 February 2018

The ambience , the food , the service and all between was incredible! I went there for my birthday dinner and it was lovely. It can get pricey though, so definitely keep that in mind. I recommend for special occasion.

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NEILP 
5.0  Dined on 9 February 2018

Went for the pre-theatre menu as part of a rugby weekend with family. The service was exemplary...absolutely first class. The wine list was extensive and catered for all tastes and budget. We all raved about the presentation of the food but the highlight of the evening was the food itself. Perfectly cooked and just wonderfully tasty. The a la carte menu is definitely something to tackle on another visit.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 8 February 2018

...gorgeous food and wine with superb friendly staff and a lovely feel to the place, can’t wait to go back... 👌👌👌

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johngill 
5.0  Dined on 7 February 2018

We held a 90th birthday dinner at the Saddle Room and the whole experience was superb. The food and the service lived up to all our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 1 February 2018

Lovely restaurant
Staff lovely
Food fantastic

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 28 January 2018

Fantastic food and service. Come here for all special occassions. Staff are superb!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 27 January 2018

Wonderful night food was amazing service was excellent staff very friendly

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 20 January 2018

Very enjoyable experience. Food and service excellent. I will be back.

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CarolineGriffin 
5.0  Dined on 17 January 2018

Three of us went for my mithers birthday. We arrived early having spent the morning at the Shelbourne Spa (fantastic experience). We were seated immediately. The rooms are grand as one would expect. We all had three courses and each one was a delight. Each mouthfull was a joy - you could tell the ingredients were fresh and well balanced. The desserts were out of the world. Thank you all for such a lovely exoeruence. We will definitely be back as the prices are also affordable. Can’t wait. What a chef. Bravo.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 13 January 2018

Wine was very expensive and that was the house wine €42 and €45 for red and white, but as it is a 5* hotel you would expect to pay the prices. We would definitely go back as we really enjoyed the whole experience.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 8 January 2018

The dining area is a bit drab and needs modernising but to maintain its elegance also

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