The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel

4.6
484 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.
  • Game Season at The Merrion

    €75.00 per person

    Nov 15 - Nov 21, 2021

    Autumn has arrived - which means Ireland’s game season is well underway. To celebrate this bountiful season, The Garden Room will be presenting some of Ireland’s finest game dishes for one week this November. In collaboration with FX Buckley - our neighbours and purveyors of fine quality meats since1660 - we’re delighted to showcase a feast of venison, pheasant and partridge specially sourced from Co. Clare. Enjoy a four-course menu from €75 per person and savour specially chosen wines curated by our wine team to enhance the wonderful game flavours. Available from Monday 15th November to Sunday 21st November 4 courses from €75 per person (wine is additional)
What 484 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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AlisonC
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner for a special occasion. Lovely table and great service.

MD
MarianD
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and ambience. Staff professional Food good but not exceptional for price.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service wonderful food.

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ICOF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was lovely, the staff were very welcoming. Food was beautiful would definitely return to try other dishes and enjoy the ambience

CR
vipCarolineR
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great staff, lovely room but the food needs addressing. Goats cheese salad was average and too chilled. Cobb salad was very ordinary, just small pieces of food chopped up small and tasteless. I think the menu needs to be better and changed, it’s just tired.

SW
StanleyW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most enjoyable in every aspect

BF
BernardF
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and great food in a lovely room with well spaced diners

recommended

AL
vipAmbroseL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best restaurant experience in Dublin when the quality of the food, the setting, service are all taken into account. In these inflationary ties where many ordinary places have increased their prices - unjustifiably in many cases - the Garden Room just stands out as the best value for monay in Dublin

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TommyL
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Food was fabulous. Thank you....................

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alainstorme
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful room . Good service . Nice food . Starter was cold .

The perfect venue for a special occasion where conversation has to be audible .

If it was not in the Merrion as a restaurant it would fall short in terms of value .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch in the Garden room of the Merrion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff, lovely food and nice surroundings

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MauraQ
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

As a regular was very disappointed yesterday
Service was very poor
Wrong orders came
Had to wait ages before anyone came to table for drinks order and then again to take order
Drinks service poor
Lots of staff tidying tables but not serving those at tables
Food was so so
Fish platter which we all had was not of usual standard
Disappointed

HF
HerbieFarrell
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant staff. So helpful , friendly and just plain nice .
Hotel and dining room very comfortable

DB
DoreenB
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening in spacious airy environment with good food and great service

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KieraO
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful time at the garden room. We were so well looked after. I would highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy overall in particular amazing food and very friendly service. Great thanks experience. Thank you to all the staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venison. Beautiful ambience.

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raymondm
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Attention to detail unsurpassable
Just lovely

CC
ClaireC
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Enjoyed but very average expected better for price point

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Hearty
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ambiance and comfort were wonderful.

Food was average

Service was very pleasant and friendly

FG
FidelmaG
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
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 on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent friendly and efficient service and great food

KD
KathrynD
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
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
10 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
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 on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence is a seamless manner

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ColinS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
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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Amanda
Dublin
2 reviews
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.

PK
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

FAQs

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 484 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.