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“Lunch for Two”
Review of Writer's Lounge

Writer's Lounge
Ranked #2,170 of 2,935 Restaurants in Dublin
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

On a rainy day visit to Dublin we went in to the Writers Room in the Gresham Hotel for a light lunch
We were served by a very friendly waitress and enjoyed a delicious lunch and a nice pinot grigio wine
It passed a very enjoyable lunchtime before leaving to catch our train home
The service was excellent and in pleasant surroundings
We would definitely go there again when in Dublin

Date of visit: August 2013
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Thank HollydogIslandmagee
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

A very nice cozy place for an afternoon tea or (in our case) brunch. Rather empty (about 1 p.m. on Sunday). Elegant and comfortable furnishings. Tea excellent and had a wonderful Irish cheese plate. A good place to rest from the milling crowds on O'Connell street.

Date of visit: May 2013
Thank alexmcc
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Following the guide book walking tour my group of four travelers popped into the Gresham Hotel on O'Connell Street for a peek. The Writers Lounge displayed their featured Afternoon Tea, and while we were not within the timelines that day, we returned the next. We were not disappointed at making the trek again.

The server made the perfect recommendation for out little group as we didn't want to waist food, but certainly wished adequate portions to satisfy. While there were four of us, she recommended a serving for three. Price 18 Euro per person - affordable and well worth the amount.

The table was set with a linen cloth, plates, utensils, tea pot, sugars and cream. And then arrived the two tiered serving stand filled with sandwiches on the lower level and pastries and delicate treats on the upper level.

The time for tea is 2pm to 6pm at the Gresham - our group enjoyed two and a half hours of leisure chat, tea, more tea - two pots were enjoyed and tasty treats. There was plenty for all, with barely half a scone remaining which we couldn't find room to consume.

If you find yourself in Dublin - make time for tea. Make the walk - wherever you may be staying to the Gresham. The service was excellent and the afternoon one of the better I've had in years.

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Thank A G
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

For my sister's hen party we decided to do something a bit different and had afternoon tea in the Gresham. It was absolutely superb. The staff were just incredible from when we booked to the day itself. We were a large group and they set up the tables wonderfully for us and let us decorate away. We had some special dietary requirements and they accommodated us brilliantly. We had planned on staying just a few hours but in the end we stayed for ages because everyone was having such a lovely time and not once did they 'encourage' us to move on. The other incredible thing was the value. Everyone was totally full after amazing platters of sandwiches, cakes and pastries but because we could share the platters between several people it worked out to be incredibly cheap for what we got in elegant surroundings with incredible staff. Would thoroughly recommend it.

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Thank Hotel-kinda-girl
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