The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel

4.6
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425 reviews
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€30 and under
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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.




What 425 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.7
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4.7
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4.2
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NiallC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LoryP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, well presented and the service is excellent, Alessandra, the waitress makes your dinner become a special occasion. 5 + stars overall.

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Louise
Newcastle
13 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, beautiful food and gorgeous setting. We came to celebrate my Mums birthday and we all had a really great time, will definitely be back!

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LMacM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An ideal spot for Sunday (or any day) lunch... great location, tranquil ambience, excellent good, and very well aligned to national covid guidelines in terms social distancing and hand sanitising.

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olwynh
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had such a lovely experience for our weekend! We had a lovely runner called Micheal who was great at explaining the meal and giving his recommendations!

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CatherineR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and fantastic service. All of the COVID protocols were in place but it didn’t feel overwhelming.

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bredac
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Friendly service, good food and all safety standards adhered to.

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Niki
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For delicious food and wine in beautiful and relaxing surroundings then The Garden Room is the place. A little oasis in the heart of Dublin!!

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 7 September 2020

Dear Niki, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I was delighted to read your comments about your experience. It really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a visit as much as you did. I have shared your kind words with the entire team here and they all join me in thanking you. Once again thank you. Yours sincerely, Adriano Giordano Garden room Manager

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AndreaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The starters we ordered could’ve been better, but the mains and desserts were absolutely unbelievable! The staff were pleasant, especially Michael who knew a lot about the menu and was lovely to talk to. We were well looked after, overall a fabulous experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super evening celebrating Ashlings 50th. Food, service and ambiance was excellent.

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Orla
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way will definitely be back

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 7 September 2020

Dear Orla, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your visit in The Garden Room. I have shared your wonderful comments with our team here who all join me in thanking you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and I hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Yours Sincerely, Adriano Giordano Garden Room Manager

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noreeno
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great environment, great service, great menu. Will definitely go again

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 7 September 2020

Dear Noreen, Many thanks for the lovely review posted recently. Thank you for taking the time to do so. Your comments are greatly appreciated by our team. It is so rewarding to hear that you had such a memorable lunch with us. Thank you again for your kind words and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Adriano Giordano Garden Room Manager

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IanS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food, efficient service, very good value and a pleasant ambience.

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 7 September 2020

Dear Ian, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I was delighted to read your comments about your experience. It really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a visit as much as you did. I have shared your kind words with the entire team here and they all join me in thanking you. Once again thank you. Yours sincerely, Adriano Giordano Garden room Manager

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DanielleD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very relaxing, elegant & wonderful staff, warm welcome & tasty menu

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RionaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such lovely service from the moment we arrived. Will definitely revisit.

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RoisinB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing time. We were just kicking ourselves wondering why we haven’t been going regularly. Amazing food, service and decor. So quiet. We were all really impressed by the safety measures taken for COVID. I can’t wait to go back!!! My new favourite spot.

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 31 August 2020

Dear Roisin, Thank you for the fantastic review following your recent visit. I was delighted to read your lovely comments about the service and food in The Garden Room along with your words of praise. It is wonderful to read you appreciate the effort the team are making to keep everyone safe. I will share your kind comments with my colleagues and I hope to have the privilege of welcoming you back again soon. Regards, Martin Pramuka Assistant F&B Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The marion is a fabulous venue. Great service and so relaxing. The food is good but a little overpriced for lunch.

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ChrisF
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Highly recommend. Adil must come in for a special mention. He made us feel very welcome.

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DavidN
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent meal in lovely surroundings. Food was excellent. Starters were lovely but could have been slightly more generous. Main course was top notch. Spotless hotel and the ambience was lovely and laid back. Service was excellent without being intrusive. Would highly recommend.

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 24 August 2020

Dear David We thank you for taking the time to share your with us. At The Merrion Hotel, we take pride in providing excellent and outstanding service, and it is always a pleasure to read such positive comments such as yours. I have made sure to shared your feedback with the rest of the team and they all join me in thanking you. Once again thank you for your encouraging words. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Adriano Giordano Garden Room Manager

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AW123
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, just lovely staff and great table. Always such an enjoyable experience.

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IanS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good value, moderate noise level and pleasant ambience.

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mariel
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening in The Garden Room. Felt very welcome..food was delicious. Louise looked after us very well.

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Nettser
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Garden room was lovely we enjoyed every minute

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DanielleN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food, service and atmosphere were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch at the Merrion - however I was disappointed to see a bus load of American Tourists checking into the hotel as we were entering for lunch. Don’t think this sends a 5 star message when people are blatantly breaking government policies and increasing risk of the Corona virus spreading

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 28 August 2020

Hello, I'm glad to read you enjoyed your lunch but regret to say I refute the comment noting we have not welcomed any bus loads to the Hotel since reopening nor have we had American guests that have not conducted the mandatory two week quarantine. The team work tirelessly to exceed policies set by the government which ensures The Merrion is as safe as possible. It's therefore especially disappointing to read false and unfounded comments such as this. Sincerely Conor Shaw Dir. of Guest Relations

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Kevmcco
London
17 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a beautifully tranquil setting with exceptional service. Never disappoints.

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MargaretC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely ambiance, excellent service and adherence to Social Distancing in professional and discrete way. Looking forward to return visit.

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NicolaL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Very relaxing and loved the open view onto the garden.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Bar
Service was chaotic and the salmon was served without cutlery first and then without butter or condiments.

Dinner
Dreadful host and duty manager fiasco while seating us. The waiter and waitress were very nice.

Breakfast
the following morning was a disaster.
Seated and waited 30 minutes before any water juice or coffee arrived. Order came out wrong and cold.
My partner wanted some melon which was on menu but wasn’t available to him only fruit salad we laughed when we saw a neighbouring table get a plate of melon.
I had a birthday lunch for 6 booked later that day which I cancelled.

Overall beautiful garden the managers are truly not trying or don’t care.
Food was hotel food standard.

Reception and check in staff were superb and the room and hotel are truly beautiful.
Service needs major improvement.

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paulak
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Highly recommend this spot. A little bit of magic right in the centre of Dublin. The staff were outstanding.

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 17 August 2020

Dear Paula, Many thanks for the wonderful review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us. On behalf of everybody here, thank you for your kind comments. I have already shared your feedback with the entire team here and they all join me in thanking you. I hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Thank you again for your encouraging words. Kind regards, Adriano Giordano Garden Room Manager

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SeanD
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely experience on a very quiet weekday. We greatly appreciated the place, service & art works, but must confess to being a little underwhelmed by the 3 lonely shrimps in the starter.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful steak and fish. The pizza was a bit soggy which the kids didn’t like. Great service overall.

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Patricia
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, wonderful staff, delicious food, impeccable hygiene, and perfect distancing.

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LouiseG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant experience. Food was fantastic and excellent service. Hotel is beautiful and place was bright and airy.

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JoRun
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening highly recommended. Staff were great 👍

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Maryrose
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. Relaxing, quiet and delightful to have doors open onto garden. Staff pleasant snd helpful.

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PeglegJ
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food and elegant surrounding.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It is such a relaxing venue. Staff is exceptionally nice and friendly. It is all around a great place to be.

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EleanorC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely attentive staff with delicious food and a lovely atmosphere, definitely worth the prices. Beautiful venue with a lot of very notable art pieces

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DanP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent experience and very much superb. The ambience was absolutely wonderful. Food was very much what one would expect at this level. 5 star.

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 10 August 2020

Dear Dan, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I was delighted to read your generous comments about your experience. It really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a visit as much as you did. I have shared your kind words with the entire team here and they all join me in thanking you. I hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Once again thank you. Yours sincerely, Adriano Giordano, Garden Room Manager

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