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Cellar Restaurant

#267 of 1,985 Restaurants in Dublin
#294 of 2,170 Places to Eat in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
South City Centre
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The Merrion Hotel | Upper Merrion Street, Dublin D2, Ireland
+353 1 603 0600
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
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Wonderful food and staff

We stayed at the Marrion for two nights and the restaurant was top notch. We ate there both nights. They were wonderful with our kids and grand kids. I would highly recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
St. Louis
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Business meetings
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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St. Louis
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56 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Marrion for two nights and the restaurant was top notch. We ate there both nights. They were wonderful with our kids and grand kids. I would highly recommend it.

1 Thank STLDixie
Craigavon, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Cellar Restaurant this lunch time, parking taken care of by liveried doorman, excellent, booked table ready and menus given us immediately. Ordered set menu three course lunch, a bottle of "house white " Food was very very good,service was superb, house Sauvignon was delicious Highly recommended.

Thank Hedley52a
Santa Barbara, California
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cellar is in the basement of The Merrion hotel. Food and service was surprisingly good, but at 7:30 pm on a Wednesday night there were just 3 or 4 other tables occupied and an hour later the restaurant was still relatively empty.

Thank SeamomInSB
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the cellar. Went with friends. We got the fish platter (which is so good it is ridiculous) and the meat platter and lots of wine. The location itself is worth walking in and out of because it is like it sounds A cellar.... It is section off with loads of hidden corners... I love it. Great for couples... More 

Thank Frank M
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a choice of eating in the bar (many separate rooms) or in the restaurant (more private tables) but great basement feel, and very clean and impressive. Excellent choice on menu, and changes frequently. I have never stayed in the hotel, but it is clearly one of the top hotels in Dublin. The quality permeates downstairs (bar and restaurant... More 

Thank Padeproblem
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Watched a rugby match downstairs the door was left open to allow waitresses to bring the food in. It was so draughty. When bar Man closed the door the waitresses kicked up. This went on a all during match. Then the waitress put A Keep Door open sign on door and left open even though there were no food orders... More 

Thank david939
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Very good location, tasty decor, good sort of wines but food was a bit disappointing, quite plain, was not presented well.

1 Thank Geelongman
United States
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Breakfast is included in your hotel room cost. This wonderful restaurant had everything you could possibly want for breakfast with excellent service and tasty food.

1 Thank Milehighhorses
Freeport, United States
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Fantastic service and delightful menu. There is an impressive choreography of staff and food and service.

1 Thank Timothy J
Houston, Texas
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131 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Located within the lovely Merrion Hotel. The restaurant is unique with many separate dinings areas for an intimate dinner for two for good conversation or larger tables with increased privacy. You do feel as if you are dining in a very large wine cellar. The service was excellent. I had the duck breast which was perfectly done. In short, though... More 

2 Thank docfoodie2013

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Merrion Hotel | Upper Merrion Street, Dublin D2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 603 0600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: French, Irish, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions


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