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2 courses for €27

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2 courses for €27
Details

...from a set pre theatre menu (three courses €32)


Terms and Conditions: Includes VAT excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 People

Starts: 10 April 2017

Ends: 10 October 2017

Availability: Mon 17:30-18:30

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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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (107)
Good for Anniversaries (66)
Quiet Conversation (59)
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Good for Birthdays (50)
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Fit for Foodies (43)
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Cosy (38)
Sunday Lunch (37)
Notable Wine List (32)
Business Meals (32)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Local Ingredients (21)
Seasonal (19)
Group Bookings (18)
Worth the Drive (14)
Afternoon Coffee (13)
Afternoon Tea (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
People Watching (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Authentic (10)
Brunch (10)
Casual (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Neighbourhood Gem (9)
Healthy (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Outstanding Value (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Child Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

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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·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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 (Dublin)·Dined on 3 September 2017

Generally disappointing at the price point and service was inattentive , not great , not bad .............just good .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 31 August 2017

Many thanks to all the staff who served us. Very thoughtful was the good touch. David

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 27 August 2017

Had a really wonderful meal for three to celebrate my sister's engagement. The food was superb, and the service was flawless. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and a relaxed but luxurious experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 26 August 2017

Consistently good food, excellent staff and a great atmosphere

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 25 August 2017

We had a lovely meal to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. The service was great too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 25 August 2017

Superb venue and the menu was excellent value for money and great food

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·Dined on 21 August 2017

Celebrating two graduations, an 18th birthday a 50something birthday and "taking Granny out for lunch" the Saddle Room crossed all all divides splendidly with excellent food at a most reasonable price, attentive but not overbearing service, humour and a lovely surprise at the end. Thank you Shelbourne.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on 17 August 2017

Delicious meal and ambiance. 5 star dining .will return soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 16 August 2017

Really lovely lunch and the staff were so attentive. I'd highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 12 August 2017

The Saddle Room is just a lovely venue to dine in - it is spacious so you don't have other diners on top of you, it is quiet so great for good conversation. The service is outstanding and the focus is on ensuring that diners have a great evening. The food is great too and the set menu has plenty of choice and is really good value for a 5 star hotel venue. The goat's cheese and cured salmon starters were beautifully presented, light and delicious. Both of the fish main courses, cod and hake were top class. Sides of various vegetables were cooked to perfection. Great wine selection but a tad expensive (€51 for an Albarhino) but I suppose that is what you expect from a venue of this class.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on 10 August 2017

Great service and a chef that lets you play with your food. Everything wasn't just good, it all enhanced the main dish and you could mix and match the flavors on the plate.

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·Dined on 10 August 2017

Had the most fantastic lunch here before heading to the RDS Horse Show on Ladies Day. From the moment we phoned to say we were running late to the time we were escorted to our taxi everything was a pleasure. We were looked after so well, the staff were so attentive, helpful and a little sprinkle of fun..perfect combination for the delicious food we enjoyed, along with some very good wine. Wonderful experience

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Fun, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 9 August 2017

Excellent experience - top marks. Michelin quality food and service.

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·Dined on 6 August 2017

Excellent food and very friendly service and made our anniversary special. I would definitely recommend the Saddle Room Restaurant. Service was friendly but discrete when required. Food was very good for Sunday lunch.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on 2 August 2017

We dined with 2elderly ladies and we all enjoyed the experience - the mushroom soup was the nicest they have eaten - the Wicklow lamb they said was lovely but I felt it was a very small piece on the plate - although not on the menu the staff organised 2 lovely bowls of fruit and ice cream - the chicken and fish dishes were lovely and tasty - the staff were very friendly and helpful and made the lunch a really enjoyable experience we will be back !!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on 1 August 2017

Most enjoyable lunch for a group of six friends. Wonderful service. When one of the party mentioned that she couldn't read the menu as she had forgotten her reading glasses,the waitress returned promptly with a pair for her from reception. We were well impressed!
A favourite place for us to meet.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on 29 July 2017

Great end to a terrific holiday in Ireland. Sophisticated ambience and friendly staff. The restaurant was able to accommodate an earlier reservation, which was important to us. Will recommend highly.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 28 July 2017

Really enjoyed lunch at The Shelbourne. Wonderful atmosphere and lovely food - and cocktails. A very special treat.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 24 July 2017

My aunt chose this restaurant to celebrate her 89th birthday celebration. We arrived early for dinner (4pm) to avoid crowds.
Service was initially fine, but we told our server we would like a few more minutes to decide and then she disappeared for over 30 min. Another server showed up and did his best but food was very slow to arrive. Total meal took three hours!
Manager came by to ask about the meal and we told him how poor we felt the service was. Food was what one would expect at Applebee's. Extremely disappointed. Manager did discount our bill by 25% with his apologies.
Many other wonderful dining options on Long Island.

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·Dined on 23 July 2017

The Saddle Room was a lovely venue for Sunday Lunch and the Staff were very pleasant
and helpful. The meal was good, but let down by a very measly starter portion. I had the cured salmon was miniscule and more like an amuse bouche. The mail course was lovely and I had the hake. The deserts were very average. I had the meringue which was very white and chalky, like a bought type and disappointing. Not really the standard I would have expected and not really better than my own local hotel, which wouldn't have the same reputation as the Shelbourne.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on 15 July 2017

Second night in from the States. Went on OpenTable and found the Saddle Room available. Extremely happy we did. We had scallops for appetizers and Chateaubriand for two for dinner. Both were perfect. Wines and dessert were excellent. Pawel did an outstanding job. This was one of the best dining experiences ever. Thank you.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 12 July 2017

I had no problem with choosing gluten free meals and even got gluten free pieces of fudge with my tea at end of meal. Very enjoyable lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 8 July 2017

The Saddle Room is a beautiful venue - lovely atmosphere, good sized tables, good space between tables and quiet for having good conversation.
I dined with my sister and brother-in-law and we all had exceptionally good starters and main courses - no deserts! Great wine list - wines are expensive but that is to be expected from a dining facility of this quality.
We had outstandingly good, professional and friendly service all evening.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on 4 July 2017

Very disappointed had visited The Saddle previously and found it excellent.

Our main was not up the standard of previous meals.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 3 July 2017

We had a very pleasurable experience from the moment we arrived in the Saddle Room. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The food was great and all round we had a very enjoyable experience helped by attentive staff.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Went here for an anniversary and ordered the Chateaubriand steak to share between us - and it was fantastic. Definitely one of the best steaks I've ever had and worth every penny. I really loved the 'ceremony' that comes with serving the steak: essentially, it comes out on its own trolley and is cut and served right in front of you.

The staff is fantastic... and of course the Shelbourne is stunning.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 27 June 2017

we had a great time. Pre theater dinner.Had a drink in the bar beforehand,best bowl of peanuts i have ever had.Payed 10.55 for a glass of orange and long neck cider.but was worth it for the lovely surroundings.we had afternoon tea there also 2 years ago,that was also great.but will be back again,just for the peanuts alone.Delighted.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 24 June 2017

Overall excellent dining experience. Fantastic quality food. The only thing I would say is that the Torchon of Foie Gras was so small my mother thought it was an amuse-bouche.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 24 June 2017

Probably the best food I've ever had. Every time I dine here I am never disappointed. My highest recommendation.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 23 June 2017

The Service was wonderful, the Food Delicious , the Chicken had a wonderful medley of flavours, lamb slightly pink melted n the mouth. Dining in the Shelbourne was a fantastic experience and one we will repeat. Thank You for making our celebration so special.

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 19 June 2017

A very fine and fluid eatery with history and modernity pervading its grand yet welcoming halls. Definitely one of the most historically rich and gastronomically tasty locations in the city of Dublin.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 16 June 2017

Delicious food, but restaurant is super hot. We were all sweating!

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 10 June 2017

Overall a good experience although service was a little hit and miss. Oysters from the oyster bar were delicious, mains and dessert were delicious .

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee
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 (London)·Dined on 30 May 2017

We went to the Saddle Room for our 30th Wedding Anniversary meal. The service was impeccable and food delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 24 May 2017

I was never at The Saddle Room before; it was recommended by a friend in relation to my requirement for a confidential business meeting venue at lunchtime.
It was perfect for my needs and my two business guests thought highly of the whole experience.
Many thanks, I will use the restaurant again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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