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“Looking forward for the change”
Review of Tea Room - CLOSED

Tea Room
Cuisines: European, Irish, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: South City Centre
Description: Uberhip hotel part owned by Bono and The Edge from U2 who purchased it in 1992. The Clarence has played a major part in making Dublin one of the trendiest places to vist not least because of it's combination of restrained style and unparalleled luxury. The furnishings are simple and Shakeresque, but where the decor may be 'minimal' the service and luxury are anything but. Every item of furniture has been customed designed and crafted by Irish artisans - from wrought iron bedside lamps to the restored oak panelling and arts and craft style stained glass windows. if you are feeling flush or have somthing to celebrate book yourself into the sumptuous penthouse which includes a baby grand piano and an outdoor hot tub on the roof terrace with views of the river Liffey. The confusingly named Tea Room is situated in the hotels original dining room which has be completely refurbished and is light and airy. The chef is commited to producing a new style of cooking using only the best and freshest Irish produce making this one of THE best places to eat in Dublin.
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Stopped by on Saturday lunch just arriving from Zurich. Very friendly employees. The Brasilian waiter was fantastic, as well as the young lady from Lithuania. Service very friendly. Lunch was simple but good. Food and wine inexpensive. Quality good. We always enjoy the athmosphere - and we've been told, that Bono and Edge will change the concept of food and the design of the Restaurant. This is good, since the Restaurant itself really needs a change.
We will stop by next time and check the new concept. Looking forward.

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Thank Gregory W
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

I have enjoyed both lunch and dinner in the past, but sadly no more. This is no longer fine dining. With Fish & Chips, club sandwich etc on the menu. embarrassing as I was with a business client. Average service. food has also gone down hill. The fish and chips consisted of 3 goujons with lots of greasy batter and chunky chips. Won't be coming back here again.

Thank essexmark2011
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Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

Visited the Clarence one afternoon for weekend brunch had visited the Clarence bar previous day. One thing that has really affected my review is the presence of what appear to be beer flies in both locations within hotel. Atmosphere was difficult to rate as we were the only 2 in restaurant. Service was so so. Food was ok but had much better in service places in dublin. Disappointed as I had high hopes for this hotel! Was even considering staying here on my next visit due to great location!

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Thank amanda186534
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Okay, so this was once one of the very top places to eat in Dublin for a special occasion. It was always good and plenty expensive. Times have changed and so has the Tea Rooms. The chef is the same, many of the staff are the same and they've changed the menu. It's a set menu, three courses under €30 (cheaper if you go before 7pm). My wife and I went with some trepidation last night, worried just what corners they will have had to cut for those prices. We were very pleasantly surprised to find the service and food are still fantastic. Sure, they don't offer you the range of breads they once did, the ingredients aren't as exotic and some of the other touches have been left out. But the chef hasn't forgotten how to cook and the waiters are still the right mixture of friendly and professional. The space and atmosphere is still as conducive as ever to a romantic night out. Perfectly judged lamb, a delicious ribeye and a trio of chocolate mousses were just some of the highlights. Not sure how they could be making money at these prices but we'll certainly be back! 3 courses each, two teas, a pichet of wine, plus tip all came in at €90.

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Thank acdublin1980
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had a fairly late dinner in the restaurant and were a large group of 8. We had attentive service and a good choice of food. The restaurant is in a large, high-ceilinged space, which had a good 'buzz' as it was pretty full.

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Thank minibreaker89
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