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The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
Horseradish Emulsion, Lemon, Liscannor Crab
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Dublin Bay Prawns, Whiskey Cured Salmon, Coastal Oysters, Liscannor Crab, Guinness Bread
We had such a wonderful experience ! Thank you very much
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.
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
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.
Lovely evening for our anniversary staff very helpful
Couldn’t fault a thing. Really made my birthday special.
Was an amazing experience and at a good price I will be back.
Great place to eat, Thanks to all the staff for all their help
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.
Lots of space. Professional staff. All Covid regulations in place - felt very safe.
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.
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.
Fantastic experience and lovely afternoon. Everything from food to staff and service was exceptional.
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.
From the time we walked in everything was perfect couldn't fault anything
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.
Beautiful meal, and their covid procedures are excellent.
Excellent professional service from all staff, given the exceptional circumstances we all find ourselves in.
Food was outstanding. The experience of eating at the saddle room was fantastic. Will definitely be back soon .
Very good food , excellent service at great Dublin hotel & well priced.
Staff were very clear re COVID guidelines, food was amazing, lots of space, will be back!
Gorgeous food, friendly staff and professional service. Enjoyed the lunch and will return soon. All covid precautions taken. Thank you
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.
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.
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
So clean and the staff were trained very well on safety covid 19 measures
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!
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.
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
Our 50th wedding anniversary
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.
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
Straightforward lunch menu beautifully cooked and presented.
Excellent experience. Very personal approach taken while all social distancing rules are respected.
Lovely lunch with my daughter just after the restaurant opened after lockdown
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.
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
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!
Perfect from start to finish. Staff were professional but engaging. Food was fantastic.
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.
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.
First time here and very impressed with food , service and pricing. Will be back.
From the moment we entered the restaurant it was 5 star service.
The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 1087 OpenTable diners.
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