The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel
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.
Very nice staff, very good food. 100% recommended, will return
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.
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.
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.
Our 49th anniversary, staff excellent service excellent we were treated like a king and queen.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Wonderful service and cuisine. Beautiful setting. A marvelous choice.
Superb Sunday lunch! Really enjoyed - look forward to an early return - outstanding! Thanks to the team there!
Fantastic experience from the moment we entered. Will definitely we back.
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.
Fab food excellent service went for early bird menu as much better value
Fabulous dining experience as always. Best in Dublin
Attentive service, delicious food, great value lunch menu. 👍
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.
We enjoyed a very nice 3 course lunch & found the service so friendly & efficient
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
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.
Truly an ell extraordinary experience in a legendary hotel...3 course for 34€ is second to none value
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.
Excellent food and service.
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.
Fantastic service , ambience and food! Very helpful for a special . One of the top most prestigious elegant restaurants in Dublin! Will be back
Delicious food, excellent service and a lovely atmosphere in luxurious settings. Will return 😊
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.
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
The saddle room rest is what it is 5 star we thouroughly enjoyed our meal couldn’t fault anything
discreet excellent service, quiet comfortable and lovely surroundings and an excellent vegitarian meal - full marks to the Saddle Room!
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.
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
It was a lovely Father's day present to our dad. Thanks.
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.
It’s my go to for any occasion. Food and service excellent as always. The lamb was particularly good.
The best Restaurant in Dublin !!!! A slice of heaven on a plate. From the minute you arrive to the minute you leave it’s 5 Star all the way. The welcome, the ambience, the menu choice, the food, the service, the value ........
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