The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel

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295 reviews
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€30 and under
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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.

The Garden Room is open all day - for breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner, alone or with friends, family or colleagues.


Welcome to The Garden Room and to something different.
What 295 People Are Saying
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j
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The Garden Room ticks all the boxes. We enjoyed a lovely setting, top quality service and wonderful food. Couldn't have asked for a nicer evening to celebrate a birthday.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, food was tasty. Will definitely be booking again.

JB
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly top class lunch in a lovely environment. Well done to all the team in The Garden Room!

B
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked for seven people a couple of whom had never been to the Merrion before. They all loved the food, the service and the ambiance. The occasion was a farewell to one of our group so I wanted the lunch to the special and it was. Thank you! I'll be back again on 3rd October!

CR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Some of the nicest staff in Dublin, they couldn't be more helpful.

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The garden room is a very lovely atmosphere, quite, and the food is wonderful. It is a great place to get together with friends.
The service is wonderful, staff are very warm and welcoming.
It is also a very good location.

MC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The Garden Room was a very attractive place to dine with its lovely views of the garden and wonderful ambience. We were given a very nice welcome and excellent service throughout. Unfortunately my chicken dish did not have any discernible sauce or gravy resulting in the chicken though beautifully cooked tasting bland, the accompanying vegetable, peas were hardly noticeable, I did not finish all the chicken and the waitress asked if everything was alright, I told her, she said she would mention it to the chef. We were offered free deserts by way of an apology, thank you."

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

As always, the merrion never disappoint. We always go there when there's a special occasion or whenever we're craving for their meals. It's a relaxing place. Very romantic and elegant. I love everything, most importantly the service of the staff. They are friendly and attentive and always greet you with a smile. Thanks Merrion for the lovely evening.

JN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful surroundings, decor, light-filled room. Quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Excellent service and good menu.

AM
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dining experience, with wonderful staff and smashing food. On a sunny day there is nowhere better in Dublin to meet friends to enjoy an amazing relaxed lunch with bubbles!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A really nice experience - the staff were excellent and the food was beautiful!

KD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed with the quality of the fish and chips. The oil used to cook them was not fresh. Haddock was the fish on the day I visited and I am quite sure it was frozen fish, it did nt taste like fresh haddock.

ON
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Love this restaurant, however on this occasion the starters was excellent, but the main coarse was very average.

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Superb location, excellent service and great food. I'm not usually a fan of hotel restaurants but everything about the Garden Room ticks all the right boxes.

SS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my third time in this restaurant and I must say that the quality of food and level of service are consistently excellent. The menu ranges from the traditional fillet steak or rack of lamb to the more refined tuna/salmon/scallops ceviche.
The desserts are always good, but if you feel you don’t have enough space for a full size dessert you can always go for one of the scrumptious petits sucres.
The vegan menu is one of the best I have seen in Dublin so far.
The lovely view on the internal courtyard is matchless in a city where most fine-dine restaurants are located in the basement. I was lucky enough to have lunch in the courtyard on a warm sunny day and I have to say that delicious food and beautiful setting made it one of the most pleasant lunches I ever had in Dublin (even if I was alone).
I will certainly go back.

OK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really well looked after tonight thank you

MO
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal in wonderful surroundings. The quality of food and service were excellent. The menu had great selection and none of our party had a bad meal. The ambience was also wonderful for drinks beforehand as well as in the restaurant itself. It was a lovely evening and hats off to all the staff. They were all extremely helpful and friendly. Bravo..

MG
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The room is lovely and the menu very appealing. However, it was a quiet afternoon and I was disappointed with the table they gaveme for a part of eight - there were nicer ones free closer to the window, the food was only average (steaks overcooked), and the service not as attentive as you might expect - our wine was allowed to run out twice by the server. I was also surprised that for a group this size at this time of day, that no manager approached me to ask how the food or service was....odd for a five star hotel.

KS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent meal!! Food was delicious. A little overpriced but worth it if you want to splash out.

OT
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the staff were superb. Would highly recommend it to everyone

CJ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I decided a friend deserved some TLC and chose here. From the moment we were shown our seats to the moment we left she felt special. Sitting at a table facing the fountain, with the floor to ceiling doors open, it was sunny but we were in the shade. We dined on snacks, then mains. The quality of the food is what you would expect of this hotel. The wine list was comprehensive and we chose one of the cheaper Rose’s which was perfect. The service was attentive, personal and discrete. At no point were we rushed and stayed 3.5 hours. It was worth every cent. I would recommend booking mid to late afternoon when it’s warm. Thank you for a memorable day.

JC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended, great food and a really relaxing warm ambiance

EG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felt like I was away with the doors rolled back looking onto the fountain, enjoying the wonderful food and relaxing surroundings. Staff were polite and professional. Dessert was sublime. Will definately be back!

FR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous restaurant with a delicious menu. Food was fresh & tasty and service was excellent.

H
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, beautiful restaurant and perfect service.

JL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and in such beautiful surroundings. The wine we chose was not chilled enough and that was very quickly corrected by our Table Server. My only negative is that our Table was cleared too quickly and we were interrupted too often during the meal.

EM
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luxurious without being stuffy. Very relaxed atmosphere particularly when the doors are open in the summer Beautiful food and wonderful service. All staff knew their wines and the menu thoroughly.

JM
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We shared steak, which was not good quality with a lot of grizzle and fat on it. Not good value and cost euro80

MC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great efficient staff. Seated a nice distance from other customers. Relaxed atmosphere. Food was very tasty meat cooked exactly as we like it. Wine was not the cheapest but worth it. I will be back.

PB
Chicago
134 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonder food, wonderful service and wonderful place hold a business meeting.

DH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

very pleasant experience for our family events Sunday lunch to celebrate a birthday.
attractive calm and attractive ambiance, open to lovely terrace outside. Lovely staff.

AG
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Beautiful private setting. Menu too long though and fussy. They need to simplify it, and add a salad as a mains option like a Caesar salad.

RM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Very disappointed in the set menu. We had a voucher for three course dinner and were handed a set menu. Choice was limited and we didn’t enjoy the meal. Both went for pasta main course, it was very very poor. Surprised at the Merrion.

h
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable lunch at the Garden Room. It was a nice day and the doors were open to the garden which provided an extremely pleasant environment to sit and experience some very good food. Service was attentive and our waiter Jonathan was friendly and efficient. Will definitely be back.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything outstanding as always from food to service to ambience. Highly recommended

GC
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance. Great food. Professional staff. If you want to quality chill with good food, calm surroundings and view onto a water feature. This is the place to go.

MM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is gorgeous! The staff is so lovely and the garden is as well.

R
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great menu with many choices.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great dinner, the service is always perfect. The food and the wine is the best in Dublin.

B
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food, fabulous ambiance and service which is excellent but never obsequious. I loved it, I will be back!

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