The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel

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€31 to €50
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Irish
The Saddle Room has been awarded 'Best Hotel Restaurant in Dublin 2017' and ‘Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant in Dublin 2019’ at the Irish Restaurant Awards. The Saddle Room Restaurant is an old favourite reinvented as a Dublin steakhouse and seafood restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. 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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L
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious,and the service was perfect.could not fault in any way

JM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very memorable 60th birthday celebration at Dublin's most beautiful hotel - lovely atmosphere, very attentive service, great food, hard to find better - we'll be back, even without the excuse of a particular celebration, it has everything going for it!

J
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I took my son and partner for dinner.Everything from start to finish was great.Service was great although my son ordered truffle fries and they never came although they were on the bill.Would recommend to anyone will definitely return.

JD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

One thing affects my overall review of excellence...we were seated beside a window, it was a cold night and there was a chilly draft which made me less relaxed as the evening wore on. Otherwise food and service were excellent

NR
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I would not recommend eating at the Shelbourne Saddle room.

Having booked one week in advance, my guests and I got a table en route to the kitchen and the gents toilet complete with significant draft!

I mentioned 3 times that we were going to the theatre yet we were rushed in main course and desert, no tea/coffee. I asked for a birthday candle on desert/other small cake to celebrate brother's birthday but it only arrived as we were putting on our coats.

The food was pedestrian overall - birthday boy was particularly disappointed with rubbery fish!

And it cost an enormous amount of money for this experience!!
NOT TO BE REPEATED!!

The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel
Responded 6 days ago

Dear guest, I am truly sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience in our restaurant. Our team take pride in ensuring that each guest receives an impeccable service and I am truly disappointed to hear that this was not reflected on this occasion. I ask that should you give us the chance to redeem ourselves in the Saddle Room restaurant, please make a reservation through myself and I will ensure that your service and experience are flawless. Kind regards, Sarah

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OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Special birthday for 18th as young girl is ill it was a lovely treat and we were very well looked after with menu personalised and birthday plate . Wonderful afternoon

The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel
Responded 6 days ago

We thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our restaurant. At The Shelbourne Hotel, we take pride in providing excellent and outstanding service, and it is always a pleasure to read such positive comments. I am delighted that you enjoyed the evening for the birthday girl, we like to make each of our guests experience memorable. We hope to have you return in the near future. Kind Regards, Sarah Food & Beverage Coordinator

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QC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very limited menu. Table too big for 2 making conversation difficult. Background music unsuitable and too loud.

MI
London
18 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The occasion was a quiet dinner to discuss a number of business related issues. We were given a quiet corner though this had not been previously requested which suited excellently.
The entire evening was superb - the quality of food and the service could not be faulted. Overall, a great night.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy experience and intimate and private with it almost being like private dining. Attentive staff and nice touches make for a great place for a romantic occasion

TB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very pleasant experience with wonderful service and lovely food

D
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Below average dining experience. Fancied the beef Wellington until we noticed it’s a 24 hour wait. Not really ideal as we planned on eating whilst we were actually there. Ordered chateaubriand, the chap who carved it at the table appeared to do so with a bread knife. The result was it more a torn apart steak than elegantly carved. Wine list is slim to say the least. 2 courses with wine €380. Works out better value to go to Patrick Guilbaud which has two Michelin stars. I know where I’ll be going next.

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Saddle Room is a super place to have a celebration lunch. It's just that little bit special, entices you to sit and chat. Also great for the old mammy who can hear the conversation unlike most modern shiny places she goes.

AB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food was sensational, but the service was dreadful. We had to get up from our table to find staff on a few occasions. Major delays with food and wine serving. Andrew Burns 0872255577

PM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Me and my husband decided to go there X our anniversary....very bad decision...we got the worst table,beside The open kitchen,also if The restaurant wasn t that busy!Food...nothing special,for prices they have!

AD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening will certainly go again and may stay over.

ID
Wales
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal well staffed

S
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely for my mother’s 70th birthday lunch! Def recommend. Staff lovely. Food delicious.

The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel
Responded on 19 February 2020

Dear Sheilac, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our restaurant. I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your lunch in the Saddle room restaurant to celebrate your mother's birthday. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Sarah Food & Beverage Coordinator

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MS
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience @ The Shelbourne...we were warmly welcomed, friendly conversation about our evening to date and plans for later and menu explained. Our waiter Kasper was pleasant & attentive as were all the other staff who looked after us (apologies I don't have their names). Our food was heavenly- both of us ordered the same - Scallops & Fillet steak- both cooked to perfection and presented that tantilised your senses of sight and smell before your taste buds were delighted. Thank you chefs. We were further delighted that our "greeting conversation" was so genuine that we were surprised with a 25th Wedding Anniversary dessert- much appreciated. We had a fantastic time- sorry we had to leave but Riverdance was calling!
Thanks to all for how you looked after us so attentively (always knew when we needed a top up of water/wine) and without intrusion on our conversation and special date night.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh.

EC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great family meal. It was the first time ever dining there. During the meal I said to my wife we should go back with friends. It was absolutely a fabulous Experince. We will be back shortly.

The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel
Responded on 19 February 2020

Dear Eamonn, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our restaurant. I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your night in the Saddle room restaurant. It is our goal to make sure that every guests has a memorable experience each time they visit and it is always great to hear positive comments such as yours. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Sarah Food & Beverage Coordinator

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RM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent evening.

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AC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and very reasonably priced - I’ll be back

C
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, my new favourite place in Dublin for lunch.

MB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the ambience and food. Such attentive and friendly staff . Looking forward to our next visit!

PS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit to the Saddle Room. Great food, great service at a good price.
Highly recommended . We'll be back again.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the staff were friendly and attentive, enjoyed my night very much thanks to the staff as they made the birthday dinner I had booked very enjoyable and smooth.

Everything was amazing! Chef was amazing also!

Would highly recommend.

BS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my experience of the shelbourne. Fab food great staff and beautiful restaurant

CR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We decided to elope and came here after the ceremony, the staff were fantastic and food was delicious.

They helped make our day special ( even if we were sneaking off for a quiet wedding).

M
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from our waiter Jack. Celebrating birthday and made the occasion very memorable and enjoyable. Great Irish hospitality.

BD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience ....all staff from start to finish were professional and courteous , a special mention for our server Louise who excelled and made our day very special.

AN
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden Gem. Great value for a five star hotel. Staff extremely pleasant and come across as very genuine.

MO
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, amazing food! Pre theatre menu is great value !! Defo be returning

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebration. Lovely touch for birthday girl to get candle and culinary delights

MK
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely lunch in the Saddle Room on Saturday last. Food was delicious and service was particularly friendly. Thank you all.

BS
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Was a somewhat regular visitor here over the years but have noticed over my last several visits that a good restaurant that had great value for money is now a less than average place with really poor. Value for money. As we have discovered this over several trips it's not down to a bad day which any restaurant can be forgiven for having. We won't be
going back in the short to medium term or at last until such time as we hear some good reports again

MF
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A little disappointed from my previous visit! My fish course was quite dry & waiter misunderstood due to language & we had 3 side dishes of potatoes which we was such a waste!

SK
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always choose Shelbourne When in Dublin for its friendly atmosphere and staff. First time in the Saddle Rooms for an 80th birthday Wow from the greeting at the door to the fabulous setting and atmosphere. Our lunch was superb we had Hake and Steak cooked to perfection with green veg and dauphinois. Absolutely delicious and various deserts we’re mouthwatering with a good wine and drinks the Hotel provided an impromptu birthday desert for my Aunt to sing Happy Birthday altogether sumptuous. I VE never been more satisfied at the Shelbourne than today. Thank you very much just brilliant as always and great value

HW
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed every moment in the Sherbourne. The food was amazing and service excellent. We went to the bar afterwards and again 5 out of 5 for attention and service. Can't wait to return

DM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant is lovely, with very pleasant and professional staff and service. The sauce with the ribeye steak was a little too rich but otherwise the food was great. We go to the restaurant for special occasions fairly regularly, and we’re never disappointed.

DD
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is gorgeous. The service could have been a little more attentive. The restaurant was not full but I found we had to wait to get the waiters / waitress attention on a number of occasions. As we had a late booking they were
more interested in closing up.

Even with that I would definitely dine here again but before 9pm.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Delayed Main Course with Sorbet apology not good enough for this standard of establishment. Then when fish dishes arrive, fish was overcooked. Starters great, desserts poor.