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Cellar Restaurant

#313 of 2,009 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
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:30 - 14:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great ambience and strong drink selection highlight this spot. Guinness was delicious...and they even accommodated a Margarita request...ugh. felt bad for the bartender on that one!

Thank 341sean
Canberra, Australia
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99 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was meeting a colleague for a chat and always like exploring new places and finding where the good hot chocolates are! After mentioning my search the staff did their best to impress and came back with a lovely looking hot chocolate. It was very nice and would rank up there in the top five I have experienced in Dublin... More 

Thank Simon M
New York City
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cellar is where the buffet breakfast is served at The Merrion, and later open for other dining options during the day. It is a cosy setting, tables are well spaced, with a very friendly and hospitable staff. I think most people dining here are probably hotel guests - I would doubt if this were a destination restaurant. The breakfast... More 

Thank Fazbear
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate in the Cellar recently with my 15 year old and 12 year old. What a lovely family experience. Other restaurants could learn from this holy grail situated inside Dublins Merrion hotel. The staff were excellent and the food was if a standard that one would expect from its Michelin rated restaurant situated upstairs.

Thank dooku
Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pesto and cherry tomato spaghetti, quite a large portion (too much if I am honest) but better more than less. Creme Brulee was also lovely! Its a great atmosphere down there with all sorts of nooks and crannies to hide in!!

Thank SammyJoGlobalGal
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just had the pesto spagetti - it was fine... I'd have it again. I didnt like the tomato soup though... it sort of 'separated' and it just wasn't my cup of tea. They serve a mean Cosmo and the staff are great!

Thank Samantha K
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great stay at the Merrion and enjoyed a made to order breakfast at the Cellar Restaurant. Very accommodating staff.

Thank ClydeDeedle
Los Angeles, California
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great meal here last week. The starter was quail and it was delicious. The main was a ribeye steak (get something else, it was pretty chewy) and the desert was a mango sorbet and a coconut sorbet, and again delicious.

Thank LA-Backdoc
Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

4 of us visited the Cellar Restaurant for a celebratory meal. We were at first the only ones in the place with 4 waters which was a bit creepy but it soon got busy. The staff were friendly and professional and the decor was nice. We started with Leek and potato soup x2 people, Baked goats cheese and one person... More 

Thank blueeyes2016
Northern Ireland
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I had booked my husband and I in for dinner here for my husband's birthday and after reading the menu and the reviews were very excited about going...this excitement was short lived. The restaurant was beautifully laid out and we were shown to our table which was nice. We were served bread which was not homemade but nice. I went... 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
US$25 - US$100
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 603 0600
  • This restaurant is at The Merrion Hotel

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?