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The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel, Dublin, Co. Dublin

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel

4.6
4.6
727 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.




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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Daily 1:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am

  • Phone number

    (01) 603 0608

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ed Cooney

What 727 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dublin 2

    Great for Lunch

  • Dublin 2

    Irish

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  1. i

    irish1

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We have been here a number of times and we were disappointed by the food -my wife started with beetroot /goats cheese -very pretty but cheese was underpowered in flavour -I had cobb salad as starter -very odd as allingredients egg beetroot chicken bacon smoked gubeen etc had been diced very small and it was difficult to determine what was what you were eating !my wife had starter of same salad so both of us disappointed .I had very good special of wild sea bass -well cooked and seasoned .wine list is well chosen -we had a very good pino grigio -only service quibble -when I tasted wine for first tome I asked the waiter only to pour a small amount to start as I didn't think it was cool enough -I was told smartly that it was at the correct temperature -I think he said 16 degrees !it may have been but I don't expect that sort of smartass remark in a 5 star hotel ! We love this room but it will be a considerable time before (if ever)we come back -a pity because we had excellent 70th celebration for my wife there
  2. AC

    AnneC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything in the garden room restaurant was lovely for our visit. The food was excellent. Very friendly and attentive staff. They could not have been nicer. We will be back to dine there again.
  3. VK

    VictoriaK

    Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food, very attentive staff, and nice relaxing atmosphere.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    That was birthday occasion. The food was exceptional, staff really nice, service great. Definitely will be dinning there again.
  5. PS

    PeterS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were perfectly looked after and cared for which made the night even more special
  6. JG

    JohnG

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good food as usual and good choice. Great ambience. Both of us got fish dishes which were good but slightly overcooked and the waiter mixed them up. The starters were really excellent with bursts of flavour.
  7. BF

    BrendaF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very professional staff.. but also really friendly
  8. WE

    WmEBakerJr

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation dinner
  9. C

    Cath

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff& the good & presentation was superb!! Isabela our server was very attentive & personably
  10. H

    Hilary

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The place is lovely and the service is excellent, I enjoyed my prawns starter, however I had Cobb salad main course which was very disappointing. My partner had soup to start and a sirloin steak that he said was excellent. Perhaps I made a bad choice with my main course, but it should have been better, it had nice avocado in the centre and tomatoes, chicken, smoked cheese etc in sections all around it, but tasted bland and I was sorry I hadn't picked a better main course.
  11. DM

    DavidM

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food & service were very good. The ambience was pleasant with only moderate noise from other diners. The lighting was reduced whilst we ate, which changed the ambience not for the better: what was a light and airy room well reflecting its name, became dark and a bit gloomy. Whoever thought subduing the lighting is a good idea is in our opinion mistaken.
  12. RD

    RobertD

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and super new menu Thanks again to Regina Mayvine and their great Team
  13. DO

    DavidOD

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful quite lingering lunch, a family occasion. Bas, the waiter was exceptional and attended to our needs. Davida alos very welcoming. The food was lovely though some of the portions, e.g. mixed vegetables too small. We don't need huge portions but too small...only a quibble, otherwise a great location for a special event.
  14. PM

    PaulineM

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Disappointing service; one guest served 10 minutes before rest of table; service was laboured
  15. E

    Evergreen

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent professional service which is rare these days. Very relaxed but attentive and efficient service.
  16. GC

    GarethC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning food. Taste, detail, presentation. Staff really really nice. Very professional. We had a great experience
  17. CJ

    CaitlinJ

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The fish (sunbream) was not cooked properly - flesh was pink Very oor variety in desserts offered
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in we were so well looked after. Each member of staff was able to shine in their role. The food was actually exceptional & whilst I expected it to be good I did not anticipate excellence on every level. The only negative was with the duck main course which was on the tough side although great flavours. Every other dish was a “wow” experience.
  19. E

    Erin

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely experience at the garden room. The service was excellent. The food is not the best you will have in Dublin but it is lovely! Great for a special occasion when you want to enjoy the evening.
  20. IC

    IsabelC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surroundings calm and luxurious. Service top notch from our server, Bas. A place for a special night out or a place to make your day special.
  21. c

    clairem

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebration
  22. OH

    jOHNM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try to get a table outdoors if the weather is clement.
  23. B

    Bonvivants

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    For the venue & the price, the food was very disappointingly bland and unimaginative. The skate had little taste, the beef cheek overdone & the sauce very routine & not nearly enough of it. Few vegetables, even a small side-salad sold separately. The profiterolle (dessert) was heavy & dry. An efficient product of cost control, & no doubt of excellent cooking processes & equipment, but with zero energy or any sign of cooking talent.
  24. N

    None

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I would like the Garden Room to revert to white linen table cloths and napkins.
  25. SC

    SteveC

    Dublin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the Garden Room experience is superb. From greet to farewell the host and waiting staff are attentive and accommodating. Food excellently presented, culinary par non. I try to come here as often as possible. Be it business meeting or special occasion. The birthday of my partner being last night. Wonderful surprise from the pastry chef. Thank you team.
  26. BO

    BernaO

    Wicklow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely evening celebrating an anniversary with two friends
  27. AO

    AnneO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our experience having lunch in the Merrion. The atmosphere and service and comfort was top class. It would be a place to go for a treat . On the upper end of food prices.
  28. BC

    BrianC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family Sunday lunch was a superb experience from beginning to end
  29. NL

    NicolaL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very pleasent experience overall and gorgeous food. Our server, Giuseppe, was polite, professional, kind, attentive and very easy to talk to. He definitely contributed to make the whole dining experience even more enjoyable!
  30. R

    Roddy1

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue. Will go back again soon! You probably don’t need much in the way of sides as the courses are sufficiently generous..
  31. G

    Gerry

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pleasant location, excellent service, food good but pricey!
  32. JK

    JonathanK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are in the Garden Room whilst staying at the hotel this weekend. We were hugely impressed. The vegan option was absolutely delicious, the wine was excellent and the service was faultless. A very enjoyable dining experience we will definitely visit again next time we are in Dublin
  33. m

    musicandwine

    Dallas

    173 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    173 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Great find in Dublin! Lamb was perfectly cooked, very nice view or the "garden".
  34. DE

    DERFS

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having dined here before it was an absolute pleasure to return. One of my favourite venues in Dublin
  35. BF

    BlackrocFamilyDining2021

    Dublin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and service. Best in years.
  36. BF

    BrendanFeehan

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited the Garden Room for lunch. Everything was excellent. The staff were very polite and professional. The food was of a very high standard. The atmosphere in The Garden Room was lovely. I look forward to returning. To be highly recommended.
  37. RM

    RMcF

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Garden Room is a most pleasant lunch venue, restful decor and very pleasant staff. The food was very tasty but I could not say it represents great value. However, for a special occasion, it was the right choice for us!
  38. AD

    AilisD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was a very special experience and loved it all . Really looking forward to another visid
  39. M

    Monaiona

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Must be best dining room in Dublin. Lovely outlook, garden though small,carefully tended. Staff friendly & very well trained & helpful with menu. Good to see daily specials available-always a good choice. Vegetables grow with such ease in Ireland such a pity seasonal growth not reflected on menu. Peas alas rule of day now in Dublin. Will return.
  40. NW

    NiallW

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very enjoyable restaurant in which to celebrate our daughter's 30th birthday

FAQs

The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 727 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for The Garden Room at The Merrion Hotel

21-24 Merrion Street Upper, Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 KF79

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Merrion Square

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Daily 1:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ed Cooney

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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