The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel

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927 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' and ‘Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant in Dublin 2019’ at the Irish Restaurant Awards. The Saddle Room Restaurant is an old favourite reinvented as a Dublin steakhouse and seafood restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. 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.
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PW
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An excellent restaurant in the heart of the city. Never disappoints

AM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Food, Service and value for money for Sunday Lunch

CM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and great food celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary for the 5th year in The Saddle Room. Lorna and Aoife excellent hostesses. Infact all the staff. We will be back next year or maybe before. Thank you all. Kindest Regards Caroleanne and Tom Murphy. Killiney. 086/3701252

RQ
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a special night for us, my 40th birthday & we also had gotten a gift voucher as a wedding present. The evening was so relaxed and the food was fantastic. Highly recommend it.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice staff, very good food. 100% recommended, will return

CK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely experience from start to finish. Attentive waiting staff without being intrusive. All our questions regarding food and drink answered in a professional polite manner. Relaxing evening, not rushed or left waiting. An evening to remember and to be repeated. Thank you to all the staff who contributed to our enjoyment of the night.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Early bird menu is good value for the quality of the food and service received. Always excellent. Only gripe is that side orders are pricey. Limited choice on menu if you have fussy eaters but there were none at our table so all good! Have been plenty of times before and will continue to go in future. Also the terrace bar is a great addition for the summer months! Addition of non alcoholic drinks would be added bonus.

AO
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyable day in the Saddle room for Sunday lunch.
All 3 courses were lovely.
Market fish of day was plaice and it was very tasty however the portion was extremely small but other than that the food was excellent.
Service was brilliant, waitress and waiters were so attentive and friendly.
It was a birthday meal for 2 people in our party and the Shelbourne provided lovely birthday treat plates with candles after our meal and also sang happy birthday - a lovely touch!!
We also had a 7 week old baby with us and there was lots of room beside our table to place her pram without feeling in the way, very accommodating.
Overall fabulous afternoon, excellent food and drinks, great atmosphere and ambiance.

AM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our 49th anniversary, staff excellent service excellent we were treated like a king and queen.

KP
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and a wonderful staff. The presentation as well as the quality and taste of the meal was 5 stars. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. They made our dinner feel like a very special evening.

PO
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I have had wonderful Afternoon Teas in the Shelbourne, coffee and biscuits also, so was expecting a memorable dinner. I was very disappointed. The food was good, but relatively ordinary and my sister's piece of turbot was small and tough. She complained and the cost was deducted from our bill. I would not go back for dinner, as it was over-priced and ordinary but as I love the hotel, I will return for Afternoon Tea and drinks.

MB
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

I've eaten here on a few occasions and the food is lovely but the setting is even nicer. Its five star service. You never have to look for a waiter. Nice fresh bread brought to the table. Good value lunch 3 courses for 34 at the weekend. It's not exciting food but it's traditional food well done.

TC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply outstanding in all respects. The attention to detail and degree of attention from all staff makes a commoner like me feel like Royalty... A must - do experience for anyone celebrating an occasion. Food and surroundings are massive value.... Drinks maybe not so much, so it's not the place to go for a very alcohol -fuelled celebration...

VH
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great value at lunch time, pork main a little disappointing but everything else was top notch. Recommend to order sides,as dishes come with baby potatoes only.

SD
London
13 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service and cuisine. Beautiful setting. A marvelous choice.

P
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb Sunday lunch! Really enjoyed - look forward to an early return - outstanding! Thanks to the team there!

AS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience from the moment we entered. Will definitely we back.

HD
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Lovely food and place but a minor point was filling up wine glasses too much and too quickly as if trying to get us to buy a second bottle - for lunch!? Bottle kept away from table. Better to leave bottle on table for diners to control themselves.

More significant and very annoying was that we were billed for deserts which we didn't have. This was removed from the bill when mentioned, but I am very suspicious of billing "mistakes" and it left me annoyed.

Food gorgeous, server very pleasant but expected perfect service and it fell short.

l
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fab food excellent service went for early bird menu as much better value

UF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous dining experience as always. Best in Dublin

JP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Attentive service, delicious food, great value lunch menu. 👍

TP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Chose this for lunch on a special occasion and found the menu very limited. No steak as on web sample menu and indeed no specials.

EM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a very nice 3 course lunch & found the service so friendly & efficient

JD
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

without a starter course we had to wait43minutes for our main course, practically no green vegetables and extremely small size plaice with one person meal

EM
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overally, it was a nice experience. We went for a set menu on Sunday, 30 e for 2 course dinner and because everyone ordered something different we noticed that options weren't as balanced as we would have expected them to be. I went for a fish and I really appreciated the fact that it was beautifully made and served, however, there was no salad with eat and it was a bit surprising.

JN
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Truly an ell extraordinary experience in a legendary hotel...3 course for 34€ is second to none value

S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Disappointing! Had booked as a birthday treat prior to Shelbourne Spa treatment. We were brought to a room off the main dining room, which had no atmosphere, and were placed at a table beside an air conditioning unit which was very cold. We moved no problem. Then a fire drill closed the kitchen - understandable alright, but this made us late for our appointment which then lead to other problems. And when I checked the bill later, it had been done incorrectly. Disappointing for a special treat, probably best to leave it for the overnight guests.

JW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

MT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visiting Dublin. The shelbourne is a beautiful hotel and the saddle room just as lovely. When we first sat down we felt a bit rushed by the staff but after my husband asked them to give us some time they totally backed off. From then on the service was perfect. The food was delicious, we had the beef for two. A carving tray was rolled to our table and the waiter carved our meat and plated our meal. Very large portion, but delicious.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service , ambience and food! Very helpful for a special . One of the top most prestigious elegant restaurants in Dublin! Will be back

T
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service and a lovely atmosphere in luxurious settings. Will return 😊

AD
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went to the Saddle Room for a celebration and it didn't dissapoint. The food was excellent and the service was discreet. Even the children's menu was varied and healthy.
It is obviously not cheap however it is good value for the food and atmosphere.
We will definitely return.

GW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely table at the end of the room, very attentive staff and good food.
We all ordered beef. The matire D came out to explain there would be an unforeseen delay of about twenty minutes but could he offer us a small plate in the interim. He returned with four helpings of fois gras. It was delicious and the gesture much appreciated

BS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The saddle room rest is what it is 5 star we thouroughly enjoyed our meal couldn’t fault anything

GW
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

discreet excellent service, quiet comfortable and lovely surroundings and an excellent vegitarian meal - full marks to the Saddle Room!

s
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Food quality was fine but the service was very poor. Our waiter was friendly but untrained. He didn’t know how to time his interruptions, pour wine, or do basic service that you’d expect in a restaurant of this price range (with wine the meal was €275). The wine steward actually yelped out loud and physically corrected him at a nearby table when he began to use the decanter backwards (!). There is no reason or excuse for untrained staff in an expensive restaurant. The service was bad enough to distract and impair the meal.

WM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Booked here for my family for my graduation day, a recommendation from people I work with. Was not disappointed, service was excelent and the food was top quality, will definitely be back

OP
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It was a lovely Father's day present to our dad. Thanks.

AT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food always excellent, one of my favourite restaurant, price is good in a 5 star hotel, 3 course meal €50, it was my friend’s Bday, he got a Bday dessert for free, only one things, nobody refills the water for us, they should look after the guest more.

DM
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s my go to for any occasion. Food and service excellent as always. The lamb was particularly good.

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