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Cellar Restaurant

#271 of 1,975 Restaurants 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
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While dealing with the time zone changes, the Cellar restaurant was a good option when we wanted to have some food/drink then head off to bed.

Thank 2016Luv2Travel
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife was at a class reunion so I dined here on my own. The food and service was impeccable and the wine was pretty good too.

Thank kieranp3
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As was staying in the hotel we decided on having dinner in the restaurant ...Oh what a delight everything was cooked to perfection and the staff were wonderfull. Nothing was to bother to the staff from helpfull inform bout the menu to wines available..and when finished our meal my wine was brought to the bar for me....wonderful experience ..Would definitely... More 

Thank Valerie B
Bow, New Hampshire
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208 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Other hotels have much larger selection for the price. We thought the price was too high for what you get. Food was OK, but not spectacular.

Thank ElauNH
West Sussex, UK
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We were disappointed in this trip to the Cellar restaurant in the Merrion hotel - it just didn't live up to their normal standards. We did our normal thing of 2 starters and 1 or 2 puddings The first course - seared tuna and Crab Crème Brulee were good, then things started to go wrong - I ordered the boar... More 

Thank JPacker
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

As the Patrick Giulbaud restaurant was closed (till November) we went to the cellar. Unfortunately all the dishes were heavy handed and over rich. Crab Brulee was a creamy mush of crab covered with a thick Parmesan crisp. The wild boar croquette was nice but not great. The beef main was nothing to write home about.

Thank londrepyramid
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The Cellar restaurant and bar has a great atmosphere and the staff are excellent. We found the service to be the best we experienced in Dublin. While the restaurant is not cheap the quality of the food was fantastic, it was so good that out of 3 nights we went twice. You can also choose to eat off the restaurant... More 

Thank Garry C
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here last night. Location is perfect because we are guests in the hotel. Service and hospitality were professional. Food was good, but not special. A very solid choice if in the Merrion Square neighborhood. Expensive.

1 Thank seanworc
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We had a wonderful evening in the restaurant as the drinks and atmosphere were great but that was as far as it went. Food was only ok, I was very disappointed as the menu read so well but failed in taste. Starters at €22.00 for deep fat fried scallop and sardine, not great. Mains was nice but nothing to rave... More 

1 Thank CinnamonGum
Cleveland, Ohio
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We booked for the first night in Dublin as we knew we would have jet lag and were staying upstairs at the Merrion. Had a wonderful meal with excellent service. I see that the restaurant is a "Certificate of excellence" honoree, which implies that the reviews are pretty consistently positive, but surprised it does not rank higher. Perhaps that is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • This restaurant is at The Merrion Hotel

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