The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel

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831 reviews
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Irish
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Quiet Conversation
The Saddle Room has been awarded 'Best Hotel Restaurant in Dublin 2017' at the Irish Restaurant Awards.
Named after The Shelbourne’s historic dining rooms, The Saddle Room Restaurant is an old favourite reinvented as a Dublin steakhouse and seafood restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Open Kitchen, the interaction from The Oyster Bar, the tantalizing taste of great food and the smooth touch of leather banquettes. 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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DD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable experience from start to finish. Food exceeded my expectations.

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M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service. Really nice touches for a celebration.

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BE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Amazing venue. Flew in from the UK to dine here. Some of the key dishes on the menu not available. The main we had (steak to share). Sides under cooked and poor standard. Was a big let down.

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G
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fabulous evening at The Saddle Room, would totally recommend, the food was exquisite and everything was great. However a word to the wise, if you do not specify which vodka you would like (I said I wasn’t fussy, which usually means Smirnoff or absolute but doesn’t mean upgrade me) be careful you don’t get screwed with 14 euro gray goose - very cheeky saddle room, very cheeky!

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DW
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely, we have visited a few times now and it never disappoints, the quality of the food and service is second to none. Molly was our waitress on the night and she was delightful. Thank you.

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m
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We had a wonderful time our waiter was Daniel who was very helpfull but he was very busy and we ordered some wine to go with our meal. The incorrect bottle was brought and I was nearly finished my meal before it arrived
Not 5 star service
On the good side place was lovely

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DH
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent.. service as always was spot on. Made feel very comfortable and staff are always super friendly

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ES
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

First complements to the chef , the food was very good but that where it ends .
Unfortunately we were seated in an area where there were Rugby supporters who were drunk, loud and totally inappropriate and unbecoming of the venue. We were uncomfortable and distracted and requested to be moved , which thankfully was facilitated.
The service was at best mediocre and slow at times .
It was my sons 21st Birthday and despite advance notice and a promise that it would be acknowledged, it was never mentioned .
Overall disappointing evening .

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My nana bday

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l
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I brought a colleague there to celebrate her length of service with the company - it did not disappoint, the whole experience was special. the atmosphere is understated opulence. The food was tasty and well presented - but not over the top with garnish that you feel you haven't eaten.

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LM
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Wish I had one good thing to report. Service was dreadful. Food was subpar. €275 for 4 people. Will cross this off my list and not return.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Every piece of food was perfect.
Looked gorgeous on plate and tasted just great.

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TC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Service wasn’t great unfortunately. Waiter wasn’t familiar with the menu and joked “you’d know I only work here one day a week” . Drinks order was forgotten about then blamed on a busy bar when we reminded him...
Water wasn’t topped up regularly.
The restaurant has huge potential but was let down by the staff.

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great service and food

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E
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely relaxing meal and could hear ourselves talk, lovely ambience and staff. Would always recommend it as place to go

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KB
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice plays to relaxing and eat dinner good atmosphere

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CG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely relaxed lunch here, it felt like we had our own private dining room. Staff were lovely and the food was fabulous.

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EP
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Everyhing fine except the main course of pan fried cod x 2 which was chewey

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PG
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Other than my guest not being able to change potatoes to chips we could not complain about anything

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

We enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch and the service was excellent.

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D
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

My wife and myself had dinner at the Saddle Room last Saturday, this was our first time there but our expectations were high based on our pre-reading of the menu and reviews. Our starters and main courses were fantastic, Celeriac Soup, Ham Hock terrine followed by Cod and Ox cheek - very tasty. We had 2 small issues when we reflected on our experience. When our server was pouring the wine some drops ended up on the table cloth and then another ended up on my wife's plate. then when it came to desert, my wife ordered the chocolate fondant, after about 15 minutes of waiting we were told that there had been a problem cooking the fondant and they had to start again. when it arrived it was nice but it just put a small gap in what had been a good service. I would go back though.

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BG
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was excellent - we order off the main dinner menu. However, we were offered the pre-theatre menu even that it was later than that time. We thought this was a nice touch even though we didn't use it

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GG
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect for lunch with friends. Nice quiet snug to chat in peace. Staff were so helpful but not intrusive. Food was sublime. All in all a perfect day

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s
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

We booked dinner prior to going to the Gaiety for a 7.30 show, but unfortunately for us dinner in the Saddle Room was not suitable. The service was very slow and despite informing the waiter that we wanted to eat dinner and leave at 7pm. it still made no difference. We had to leave without finishing our desert and without coffee. We were so disappointed as we were in the bar from 4pm and had we known the service was so slow, we would have eaten bar food.

We always love going to the Shelbourne it is such a treat, but I'm afraid not for a pre-theatre dinner.

Regards,

Mary Fitzgerald

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JH
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed it. Will be back

Was a bit loud near the kitchen . Big table of guests behind us

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AR
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The room was cold. I'll excuse this as there are refurbishments going on and there was a lot of in and out from outside through the door that's not normally used....on a very cold night. The food when it came to us was colder than it should have been, the plates were not heated so it went colder faster. Service was perfect. Room is lovely. Value - we know it's going to be expensive and that is fine if everything is perfect, but it just missed the mark. Fine for a lower price, too expensive for what we got.....but I suspect we just hit them on a less than good night?

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Wedding anniversary

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AF
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Nice relaxing surrounding with great service. Table d'Hote Menu was very good value

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PH
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Disgraceful rudeness from girl at the front door. I asked for a better table given we were in the middle of two very large tables with most of the guests having had a lot of wine and cocktails. I was told "Don't be Stupid". Other than I was bringing a client I would have walked.

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TM
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I don't wish to write a review I don't wish to write a review

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MR
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb dinner, excellent service. Made this a memorable evening for my wife's birthday!

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AM
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was nice, service was a bit slow. Drinks took a long time to come and when they arrived there was lipstick on the glass. Overall average experience- not really worth the price

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PG
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely food... quality... good service.... 8 euro for bottle of table water seemed excessive..!! But food was lovely.....

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D
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Have had lunch there many times. Starters and deserts are best. Mains so so. This time, the room was cool but it was a very cold day outside.

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LF
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely lunch, excellent service & wonderful chilled atmosphere, so nice not to be rushed!!

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NM
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent value along with great service and of course thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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QQ
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was beautifully presented and very tasty
Staff were so helpful and well attentive

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RC
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A five star experience. Seamless service and excellent food. Calm elegant ambience. We didn’t feel rushed and were welcome to stay as long as we liked. It is streets ahead of other high end British franchises nearby

We will be back again soon.

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JP
6 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb meal in great surroundings. Conor the tall waiter was very good

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MP
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere was relaxing,staff friendly and attentive,cod with cauliflower puree delicious,bread and butter pudding top class,always enjoy a meal in Saddle room,its consistently one of the best.

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