The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel

4.7
464 reviews
€30 and under
Irish
A fresh idea for a restaurant. A less formal affair by a formal garden, a relaxed experience in The Merrion hotel. A restaurant with character, comfortable, with a menu designed for sharing tastes and flavours and whimsical combinations, created by gifted Executive Chef Ed Cooney and his team.

Welcome to The Garden Room and to something different.




Experiences

  • Outdoor Dining at The Merrion

    Multiple dates available

    Head to The Merrion’s garden oasis and enjoy the ultimate summer dining experience. Seating from two to five people, in our gorgeous outdoor dining area with fabulous garden views - perfect for dining al fresco.
What 464 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.8
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vipMarty
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ambiance and comfort were wonderful.

Food was average

Service was very pleasant and friendly

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FidelmaG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue………felt very relaxed and enjoyed excellent meal……..on my first outing (since COVID)……thanks to all the staff and hotel management

BM
BarbaraM
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent friendly and efficient service and great food

KD
KathrynD
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Main course delicious, dessert disappointing. Menu said pear and hazelnut pavlova, no way was it a pavlova. It was baby meringue on top of ‘brownie’like cake. If you want Pavlova, this is not it.

MM
MaryM
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a super lunch in the Garden Room as requested we had a table looking out to the garden. The Cobb salad was delicious as were all our meals . Well done to all

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RuthM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gorgeous space with gorgeous food. I can’t wait to get back there.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence is a seamless manner

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ColinS
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful and calming, lazy afternoon lunch at the garden room. The atmosphere was just wonderful and the stuff beyond professional and helpful. Food was outstanding with well portioned plates and well seasoned ingredients. The menu offerings were extremely varied and there is something for everyone to tantalize their taste buds. Highly recommended.

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Hjelm
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pleasant experience. Service was great and easy-going

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Aido
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice food portions of starter could be a little bit better as it was far too small in my opinion for some calamari, steak was nice but asked for medium done and was served near well done

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BrendanB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful lunch in the garden room. We were indoors but beside the open door so it felt like we were outside in the lovely garden. The food was great and the service was terrific.

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening at The Garden Restaurant in The Merrion Hotel. Beautiful garden views and fabulous food and drinks. Staff were so helpful and friendly. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and Conor looked after us brilliantly.

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Rynnesy
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food lovely.
Though a lot of fish on the menu.

Service excellent.

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PK210273
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit to the Garden Room, but been in the Merrion many times. From being walked in, to the welcome, to the look and feel of the room - knew it would be memorable experience.

Room decor is just sensational and the open door with sound of water on a perfect August day made it more than this.

Staff are impeccably turned out and very easy to deal with. Food was absolutely outstanding - special mention for the rack of lamb and the souffle - breathtaking.
Always give feedback - menu is large and pricey, but worth it, perhaps a set menu would work for other guests too. Would think mains could have a side of some sort, lamb only had beans / peas - but this was plenty with one side ordered.

Will return ,and strongly recommend

FK
FionaK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and a lovely experience for my parents wedding anniversary

AK
AislingK
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning quality food. Excellent kids menu with plenty of choice. Beautiful setting

EA
ElizabethA
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful place that’s holds a special place in our hearts

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adrienneb
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place. First class all the way and excellent, fresh food.

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OrlaP
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food in a beautiful setting with excellent service. A real treat for lunch

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Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always it was a pleasure to be there. So relaxing. Perfect place to chill for a couple of hours.

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DandS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff very friendly and attentive. Plenty of sanitation around. Food good but maybe a little overpriced. Room lovely and look forward to a return visit when restrictions lifted.

AK
AndrewK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic. Thanks

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere

PF
vipPamelaF
Dublin
15 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience, super food , professional staff and delightful ambiance.

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DavyL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, lovely vibes. Would highly recommend.

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DavidO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely experience in a quiet location. Covid measures were followed giving you peace of mind. Food was beautifully presented and house white wine was well received by my guests. Staff were attentive as we celebrated my friends 70th birthday and they also brought a candle and cake to allow us sing the wee song without disturbing other guests. Well worth a return visit.

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GeraldineO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had a lovely experience in the Garden Room as the room itself was very nice, food was excellent and the waiter(Connor I think) was fantastic.

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Davey9
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food,great staff in a lovely location. Would highly recommend

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Rebecca
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and friendly staff with amazing food in a relaxing and safe environment! Everything was covid safe from staff to the tables which made it a relaxing and enjoyable evening. The food was amazing and I have recommended it to several people and will continue to do so. I have even bought a second voucher for the dinner because it was so enjoyable during such difficult times! Will definitely be back

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LouiseM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely late lunch there, enjoyed all of it

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe and compliant with public health guidelines. My second time to go there this year .. would be happy to return

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Sarah
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Really disappointed ... beautiful surroundings, lovely table by the window and good food but the service ruined the night. Escorted from the residents only lounge despite the fact that they had seated us there ( we had no idea it was residents only), there were numerous empty tables and we had less than 10 minutes to have a pre dinner drink before our table reservation! Rude and utterly unhelpful waiter.. every recommendation was the most expensive on the menu... told us the kitchen was closed before we'd even got desert menus and even a simple request for a side of potato was initially refused! Overall lacking the class that we expected. So disappointed we choose to spend a precious night out at the Garden Room :(

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Mary
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious, thank you chef and our server from Brazil, whose name I didn’t get, was very attentive

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KellyM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time dining here.Came for lunch midweek. Was a nice atmosphere. We were early for our booking however Fiona who greeted us kindly organised a table straight away with no fuss. Fiona was so lovely and pleasant and extremely friendly. Lorenzo served us again extremely friendly and he helped us choose a beautiful wine to accompany our meal. All the staff were so helpful and friendly. Will most definitely be back again.
Great service and Beautiful Hotel

TG
ThereseG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A beautiful evening in a special setting. Thank you to the wonderful staff in the Merrion Hotel, so professional, polite and friendly. We will return soon

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kerry
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an Italian waitress and she was genuinely welcoming and friendly ...atmosphere was excellent , we will be back with our families ASAP ....food top class

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DonnaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Due to the present circumstances we were very impressed with the service, food and ambience overall. The staff were polite and unobtrusive regarding social distancing and it did not impede on our experience.

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TinaB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing hotel , amazing food, amazing breakfast already looking to return, and the staff were so delightfully pleasant, not even a KAREN could find fault !

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NiallC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely setting and nice food, recommended. Excellent service also.

FAQs

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 464 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.