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“Like being in a different world.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cellar Restaurant

Cellar Restaurant
Ranked #336 of 2,543 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Irish, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: South City Centre
Melbourne, Florida
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Like being in a different world.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2010

We loved this place for the atmosphere, design, and coziness. The food was OK though way overpriced. The service was wonderful. Really had mixed feelings on this one since it is such a very very cool place to be in terms of the design. If they can get a chef there who can throw out traditional Irish food (is that a oxymoron?) and get creative it would be packed all the time.

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Helsinki, Finland
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“Fantastic breakfast experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2010

The Cellar Restaurant is a beautiful place with an extraordinary professional and friendly staff. We had breakfast there in a very relaxed but courteous atmosphere with excellent food.
A perfect start for a day!

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Kent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Great Restaurant for Business”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2010

This is a great place to entertain clients. It has a feel of private dining even when in the main room. The accoustics are such that you are isolated from other parties. This allows you to discuss things in private. However, it's not a 'cold' enviroment. teh service was excellent as was the food and wine.

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N Ireland
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“Fab food in an intimate setting.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2010

Couched in the basement of the impressive Merrion Hotel, you would likely walk past the unassuming street entrance to the Cellar restaurant. We received a gift card as a present and hence made a visit.

Unfortunately on arrival, they had no record of our booking which was a bit disconcerting, then the waiter spilt a glass of bottled water over me (and charged me for the privelege!!!). It did get better after that and the service proved to be slick and efficient without being intrusive.

Initially the impression with the stark white walls was that the environment was rather clinical, but after a while the warmth and intimate atmosphere of this hidden gem became apparent. As it was a rugby weekend, the restaurant was busy, but not noisy in any way.

The food was excellent, a wide and varied menu to choose from. My husband had the steak and branded it perfect. The passionfruit souffle was a real treat - yummy. 11 euro for dish of sorbet, seemed rather expensive.

We finished our meal with coffee in the hotel's luxurious and comfy drawing room. A lovely evening and even nicer as it was a present, I think we would go back to the cellar in the future, not the cheapest but a real treat for a special occassion.

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Dublin
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“FOOD AND MOOD------- FIRST CLASS.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2010

We were a large family group that opted for the"Early Bird". A wise choice.Wide selection of delicious food, at E29.95 a head, three courses plus coffee, a very reasonable price. Prompt service, crisp linen napkins and cloths, vaulted ceilings, spacious seating and soft music. Afterwards we retreated to the bar. Again prompt service and very cosy on a cold snowy night.

As the name says this is the cellar of an old Georgian Dublin house, that has been restored, under the Merrion Hotel. Do not be put off by the entrance, which is not impressive. Inside you will find a charming intimate space . O.k there are no windows, but they have successfully created a relaxing moody athmosphere with some history, perhaps.........

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