The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel
Found everything A1 staff very nice indeed, as l had young people with me maybe a chicken or beef dish could be included in the menu choice, (lunch) as the lamb and fish would not have been their first choice.....
Hadn’t been at the Shelbourne since it’s latest revamp - wonderments location and agreeable service for a quiet lunch. Went there twice this week and looking forward for my next visit. Highly recommend it
Very elegant rooms - lovely atmosphere - wonderful staff. Great Sunday Lunch!
Really enjoyed Sunday lunch here. Will be back. Wine, food and service was excellent!
The service was amazing and the food was incredible. Well worth the visit.
Always excellent. Discreet considerate service. Excellent food
We enjoyed our visit but would comment on the ridiculous charge for water. We only heard customers asking for Tap water after we had been served. It wasn't offered to us. The waitress just asked " still or Sparkling water" If we had know it was over €8 for a bottle of still water we would not have ordered it.
This is on point of principle. It doesn't matter how good a hotel is, this cost for water is extortionate.
Had a beautiful meal last Sunday to celebrate our anniversary with family. Everyone thought the food, service, ambiance was excellent so much so that we have booked it for another family occasion again. Definitely recommend this restaurant
Loveky long leisurely lunch , in a booth. Have eaten in the saddle room many times and never disappointed
My guests & I had a great time. Everything was excellent from the service to the food & wine!
Fantastic lunch, cant wait to return. A special place
Soup and Ham-hock starters delicious. Dover Sole off-the-bone had a lot of bones left in, this was mentioned to the maître-d when he enquired how everything was but he did nothing about it. Found the lamb shoulder portion with shallot and carrot puree to be very small.
Our server, Dagmara, we found to be excellent.
Overall considering we spent over €600 between the bar and restaurant we found it to be quiet expensive, especially since the diner who had the Sole hardly eat any of her main course.
Great experience. Outstanding seafood options.
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We had a lovely evening and would highly recommend it.
Food is fantastic and everyone was so nice. Make sure you have a reservation.
Fabulous faultless experience every staff member from reception to servers to managment wonderful ...it has been a long time since we enjoyed something so much
EXCELLENT VALUE FOR LUNCH IN LOVELY SURROUNDINGS HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Lovely experience. Great food and excellent service. Would highly recommend
Good high end hotel food.
But a few flaws:
Tables for two are too small for two at dinner.
One of six sea scallops in an otherwise wonderful appetizer was over cooked and tough
Servers seemed to struggle to take care of everyone at the natural pace of the dinner
Despite flaws - Perfect for us as jet lagged travelers on our first night in Dublin.
The food was very good. However, the server was incredibly rude. This was my second time going to this restaurant, and I unfortunately had the same poor service. The rest of the staff were very friendly as was management. The ambience was fine except the fire alarm went off twice during the dinner.
We pre-ordered beef wellington for a birthday celebration, one with a mushroom allergy confirmed in email and over the phone. The first with no mushroom came out slightly over cooked and plated up with cep purée which mean one guest couldn’t eat. Other had raw pastry. Starters were lacklustre and with a disappointing main course led to an unhappy birthday girl who was looking forward to coming to her favourite place for a treat. Not great first impressions for the rest of the party who all work in the hotel industry.
It was a perfect location for a quiet catch up with business colleagues. The food was superb and the service excellent. All in all, a very pleasant evening.
I've dined in the Saddle Room twice. The food was perfectly prepared and served. One evening I has sea bream and the next evening a beef entree. Both were outstanding. The service was impeccable.
Brilliant dinner and wonderful experience. We got the special theatre set menu. Lamb was excellent and our waitress was exceptional
My wife and I had the 3 course Market Menu. Everything was wonderful. The little “extras” from the chef between the courses was excellent. Less expensive than other comparable restaurants we have dines at recently. Overall a great experience.
We had a beautiful lunch here on Sunday. Food was really good and staff all very friendly and helpful
Food + service great. Room on dreary side . Prices expensive but worth it !
The food was really good would go back with friends for sure.
Beautiful food and surroundings. Staff were very attentive except for a little bit of a wait to get the bill.
On arrival we were asked if we were celebrating a special occasion, it was our anniversary so we shared that and we received a nice plate with happy anniversary on it in chocolate and some lovely artisan sweets which was a nice touch.
We actually received the same again a few minutes later, we informed the waiter that we had already received one but he cheerfully said to fire away and eat the second one.
So all in all a lovely experience and we would certainly go back again.
Overall experience was excellent. One small point that was surprising to me was the unacceptable noise level of cutlery being sorted on to a trolley beside our table. This continued for about 5 minutes by a member of staff who seemed to me to be oblivious to the noise level. However, one of my guests said that perhaps it was a hint for us to finish up and move out.
The whole experience of The Shrlbourne was great from the hotel to the property restaurants. The Saddle Room was awesome. I only rated the food a four because I thought my green salad, while great, would have been better with cranberries and candid walnuts. Everything else about the evening was awesome!
We were staying at the hotel and they put us in the back room with no windows, no view of the kitchen just ugly cartoons on the wall (ignore the photos there are only a few gold booths and you are not getting them). They first seated us at the entrance to the room were the staff would enter and I asked to be moved and they put us in the corner. There was poor light in the room and we could barely see the menus. I made the reservation a month ahead of time and was staying at the hotel and was dressed up and that was what we got. The staff was also very rude and acted like we didn't belong there. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone and for that price you could go to the Greenhouse around the block and have a better experience.
Friendly service, lovely relaxed atmosphere, great value set menu, beautiful food. Perfect
We are seated in a booth, which was very private and had lots of room, and made us feel very special.
We had pre-ordered the beef wellington - wowsers - that is a lot of food!
But it was just delicious - we wanted to eat every bite!
The theatre of it is wonderful - it is carved tableside - you really do feel like a VIP at that stage.
Although we didn't have room for dessert, they brought us an anniversary plate, which was a lovely touch.
Nisea the sommelier helped us choose great wines, and was very attentive.
A great choice for a celebratory night out.
Overall a 10/10 experience!
We had a graduation family lunch and the whole experience was really good and the food and ambience excellent - a great place to chill and enjoy time together
A wonderful experience overall, the only thing i would change is the direction of our table instead of having one guest with their back to the wall and the other guest facing the wall, i would turn the table 180degrees so both guests could look out into the room sideways to the wall that way the adjoining tables guests would be behind them. As the people next to us were quite loud and their conversation dominated our evening. Other than that it was amazing
Went to The Saddle Room for Sunday lunch for a special occasion, a birthday.
Food and the presentation was great with special compliments to their Sunday roast beef and their Molton chocolate cake.
Unfortunately the meal was let down in part because of the service. The waiters were very attentive but often too attentive pushing unnecessary bottles of water by filling the glasses too much and then opening a new bottle without asking. A similar approach was taken with the wine until I had to ask the waiter to stop topping up the glasses as I was worried he’d just bring another bottle. The lunch at €35 for 3 courses is great value but watch your beverage bill as it can jump very easily with over attentive happy pouring waiters.
The staff were so friendly, they were very attentive and never rushed us off the table (we sat there for 3.5 hours!) I asked for a booth table and they accommodated us which was great. The food was absolutely gorgeous and there were nice breaks between courses. For a 3 course Sunday lunch menu, it was €36pp which I thought was very reasonable, we’ll definitely be back!
A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Good food, wonderfully presented, in a comfortably quiet (not awkwardly silent!!) atmosphere. Service that managed to be attentive without being intrusive.