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The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel

4.5
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1087 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Irish
The Saddle Room Restaurant is at the heart of Dublin city and proud owner of the titles of “Best Hotel Restaurant in Dublin 2017” and “Best Guesthouse Restaurant in Dublin 2019”.

Enjoy the exquisite cuisine in the most elegant and sophisticated surroundings, draped in history and character that has made the Saddle Room a favourite of both Dubliners and diners across the world.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a menu that captures the essence of fine dining and options to suit everyone dining at The Saddle Room.

We have introduced a number of changes to our restaurant standards to create a safe and welcoming environment that ensures The Saddle Room is a safe haven for our guests and associates. Our detailed safety plan can be reviewed on the link below.

https://www.theshelbourne.com/covid-19-protocol



Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1087 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAlison
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a wonderful experience ! Thank you very much

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Roothie
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as always. Service excellent. I only gave 4 stars as I was so disappointed to see they had removed the statues from the front of the building. Leave our history and art be please.

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TinaD
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food Ambiance and so comfortable. but there was an extra €36 for coffees on our bill which we didn’t have, We were really lucky we checked our bill before we paid

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CoraB
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

With Covid-19 restrictions it was a different experience. But having said that, the staff did their best to make it as normal as possible. Overall in was fine and the food was lovely.

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening for our anniversary staff very helpful

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience

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CiaraC
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn’t fault a thing. Really made my birthday special.

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Oliviaf
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was an amazing experience and at a good price I will be back.

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ColmB
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat, Thanks to all the staff for all their help

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DeclanM
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A limited menu and although I’m not a fussy eater I struggled to decide on a main course. I chose the chicken dish reluctantly (I never opt for chicken) but I didn’t regret my choice. Sooo tasty. Starters and mains absolutely beautiful too. Extremely Covid 19 aware. Well done to all concerned.

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Anne
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lots of space. Professional staff. All Covid regulations in place - felt very safe.

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TerryL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Red wine had a lot of sediment and should have been decanted in advance of serving. The first glass for each diner was diminished by the effort of trying to avoid a mouthful of the sediment. The remaining wine in the bottle was decanted and, with fresh glasses, was more enjoyable.

I would have expected more of a 5 star establishment.

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Andreea
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had lunch in the Saddle Room after our civil ceremony and we enjoyed the food, serving and atmosphere, we had a lovely time. We felt special and that was amazing, we'll definitely come back for other family events.

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ElaineH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience and lovely afternoon. Everything from food to staff and service was exceptional.

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Mitch
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our family enjoyed our day, from the minute we stepped in the door we were made feel so special and welcome. The food was delicious, especially the desserts which we enjoyed. The only suggestion I have is to have another choice on the vegetarian option as one of our family members are vegetarian and only had one choice. The atmosphere was very relaxed snd the staff were very friendly. We will definitely be making a return visit soon.

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LorraineHogan
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the time we walked in everything was perfect couldn't fault anything

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LuciaB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was such a lovely experience and food delicious. Staff terrific and although we asked for more time we understood perfectly the way it works. Thank you so much.

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MiriamM
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful meal, and their covid procedures are excellent.

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Lemonysnickets8888000000
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent professional service from all staff, given the exceptional circumstances we all find ourselves in.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was outstanding. The experience of eating at the saddle room was fantastic. Will definitely be back soon .

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NiallDunne
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very good food , excellent service at great Dublin hotel & well priced.

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LauraH
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were very clear re COVID guidelines, food was amazing, lots of space, will be back!

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IrisM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous food, friendly staff and professional service. Enjoyed the lunch and will return soon. All covid precautions taken. Thank you

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were so pleasant and helpful. Even during a pandemic, we felt safe and cared for. Every precaution was taken to ensure the safety of diners.

The food is first class. It was a beautiful meal and I loved the ambience of the room and having a little more space to enjoy a private meal.

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RoisinC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall1Food3Service4Ambience1

I was disappointed with the menus and the price of the set dinner . The cost of dinner did not include tea or coffee. The tea was a tea bag and not leaf tea for a 5 star hotel this is rather poor. There was no atmosphere and I know the hotel has just opened and act to government regulations it is hard to cope. It is an expensive price for dinner as the food is not exceptional.I have dined in the Saddle Room on several occasions and enjoyed it I will Not revisit it for some time as I did not enjoy the food or the dining experience.

The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel
Responded on 15 July 2020

Dear Roisin, We thank you for sharing your thoughts about our restaurant. I am truly sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience. As we are adhering to the government guidelines, the atmosphere may not be what our guests are used to due to social distancing. I kindly ask that should you give us the chance to redeem ourselves, please make a reservation through myself and I will ensure that your service and experience are flawless. Kind regards, Andreja- Restaurant Manager

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viplisaf
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So clean and the staff were trained very well on safety covid 19 measures

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SarahK
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In light of the current Covid restrictions we had an absolutely amazing experience at the Saddle Room. Food was extremely tasty and presented very well. Service was so professional, faultless actually, we were served by Daniel. Atmosphere was just right, we were celebrating a special occasion and it was just perfect. Lovely table with plenty of space between tables. We will definitely return, super dining experience!

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AoifeB
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

V enjoyable Sunday lunch. Food was lovely and kids menu v good too. We asked for a booth which was great if having dinner with children rather than in main part of restaurant. The set up re COVID is very well done and felt very comfortable and not worried. Would recommend as a treat.

The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel
Responded on 7 July 2020

We thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our restaurant. At The Shelbourne Hotel, we take pride in providing excellent and outstanding service, and it is always a pleasure to read such positive comments. I am delighted that you enjoyed the afternoon, we like to make each of our guests experience memorable. We hope to have you return in the near future. Kind Regards, The Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Our 50th wedding anniversary

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karrier
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

As you would expect of the Shelbourne, the covid restrictions were handled very well and everything was still elegant. I've knocked one star off as the fried fish main was a bit soggy, and we were overcharged and not given an itemised bill.

The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel
Responded on 7 July 2020

We thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our restaurant. We take pride in providing excellent and outstanding service. I am sorry to hear about your main course and the bill. I ask that should you give us the chance to redeem ourselves in the Saddle Room restaurant, please make a reservation through myself and I will ensure that your service and experience are flawless. We hope to have you return in the near future. Kind Regards, The Restaurant Manager

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GabrielD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Straightforward lunch menu beautifully cooked and presented.

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MBPT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience. Very personal approach taken while all social distancing rules are respected.

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Deirdrer
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely lunch with my daughter just after the restaurant opened after lockdown

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MartinT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Wedding Anniversary meal and 1st meal in a restaurant since February. Quality of food and service were excellent and full social distancing and hygiene in place. The negative was the lack of ambiance and normal interaction. Not the fault of the Shelbourne at all. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and occasion and it’s always a pleasure to visit the Shelbourne.

The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel
Responded on 7 July 2020

Dear Martin, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We take pride in providing excellent and outstanding service. I am delighted that you enjoyed the meal, we like to make each of our guests experience memorable. We hope to have you return in the near future. Kind Regards, The Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Was extremely good. Food in the saddle room was excellent. I went at lunch time and was seated straight away. Few minor issues just in terms of tiny mistakes in terms of things I’d asked to be excluded from the dish but was fine. The server, who I didn’t quite catch her name, was excellent. I believe she was french but I’m not 100% sure. Overall really good experience!

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DiarmuidO
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect from start to finish. Staff were professional but engaging. Food was fantastic.

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Brian
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food as usual. All social distance measures in place and fully explained. Atmosphere a little quieter due to small number of diners. But still well worth a visit.

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NiamhM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first time to dine in the Shelbourne. Fantastic experience. Food was to a very high standard. Staff were very friendly and professional and the service was second to none. Lovely ambience in the restaurant. Couldn't fault anything. Definitely at the top of my list for another visit.

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vipJEPH
London
10 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time here and very impressed with food , service and pricing. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we entered the restaurant it was 5 star service.

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