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Cellar Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: European, French, Irish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: South City Centre
Reviewed 19 July 2013 via mobile

We went to the cellar to celebrate my birthday and the whole experience was excellent! I was really impressed with the food and service. Jeanpaolo made our night very special and looked after us.His wine suggestions were very good . My favorite dish was the monkfish which was simply out of this world delicious. I would recommend the cellar for sure, we hope to be back soon.

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Thank borboletinha26
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

Excellent wine collection to complement the lovely food. Service, friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Hotel breakfasts are served here too and are the perfect way to start the day. The brown soda bread is worth the trip alone!!!

Thank GarryJudd
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

The resturant itself is clean and cosy. The atmosphere is pleasant.

However vegetarian dining options were somewhat lacking. The two options provided were soup (from the starters section of the menu) or a salad. I did ask if one of the fish dishes could be altered to accommodate a vegetarian request and was advised that unfortunately it couldn't.
Somewhat unispiring. A little more thought and consideration would go a long way in rectifying this situation.

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Thank Happyonholiday29
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

I have been to the Cellar restaurant on several occasions for lunch or dinner. Always good, never up to now disappointing, but always during the working week. So I turned up on a sunday. Not so good. First the service was very slow - even though the restaurant was almost empty, we had nearly finished 1 bottle of wine by the time the first course arrived (c 45 minutes). Although the food was well presented there were niggly complaints - fish slightly overcooked, lamb slightly greasy, Duck overpowered by some clove based coating. The liver was excellent but thats only 25% success!.

So my advice is by all means go to this good restaurant but only on weekdays.

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Thank scoll365
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

Looks like we were enjoying our meal at the same time as another TA member (May 31). It was our last night in Ireland on a month long trip, and we wanted it to be an enjoyable one. Staying at the Merrion, and having dinner at Patrick Guilbaud the night before we had complete confidence that the restaurant would deliver a high standard of quality. The dishes are not at the same level of creativity as PG, but they were extremely competent, employing the highest level of quality ingredients and the service was in some ways more personal and satisfying than in the Michelin Two Star at the other end of the hotel. While the tab was high, it was a mere 40% of the sister restaurant.

Chef Cooney appreciates and works extremely well with the marvelous array of fresh fish, meats, fruits and vegetables on their doorstep. For our appetizers we had the super salad of baby spinach, pomegranate seeds and feta with quinoa, oil and vinegar and local prawns with mango salsa,avocado and coriander cress. For our mains,John Dory and Cod with lovely embellishments. We could easily have opted for Irish beef, lamb or duck. The desserts incorporate a number of fresh fruits in light and attractive presentations.

The wine list is ample, and if a fraction of that at PG, there are considerably more good bottles at prices that would not offend your accounting department, if you have one. As retired travelers, we felt we were getting very good value at a pleasantly upscale restaurant.

The dining room reminded me of the famous cisterns in Istanbul and El Jaddida, atmospheric, softly lit, with some interesting art work on the off white walls and quiet music in the background. Dublin, and most of the Irish Coast has become serious gourmet territory. This restaurant is worthy of the Merrion and your attention,even if you are not staying there.

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Thank ulysses4
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