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Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

The Merrion Hotel 21 Merrion Street Upper, Dublin D2, Ireland
+353 1 676 4192
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good12%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
The Merrion Hotel 21 Merrion Street Upper, Dublin D2, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had extremely high expectations given the two Michelin stars, so that was probably our first mistake. The atmosphere was elegant but slightly stuffy. The maki was delicious and the eel mousse a very delightful surprise. The pigeon and mashed potatoes were just okay though...More

Thank Manisha K
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food, service and ambiance are what you would expect in a two-star Michelin restaurant. And since you can't drink plonk in a fine restaurant, the total bill will be tres cher. Both Patrick and his co-owner were on site speaking to diners and generally...More

Thank Claude O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clearly an established and well honed eating event of fine dining at this testimony to proper sourcing, techniques, presentation, and customer service. From the greeting at the door to the bar experience with menu presentation, cocktails, and small bites to the table escort, wine collaboration,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We waited for one hour for our first course. This is simply not acceptable. With every course another waiter. Lots of tables, noisy and busy. Most of the stuff used a strange kind of french/ english language. The food was decent, the service not. 650,-...More

1  Thank Volker S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Genuinely wonderful airy dining room with sunshine through a skylight. Good quality classical French cookery (main for example was lamb Provençal tarted up a bit) and very, good. Mashed potato was possibly the nicest I’ve ever had. Service slightly frosty at times.

Thank hehound1
Reviewed 13 April 2018

We booked in for the 8 course tasting menu. When I walked in I felt that all my cares were left at the door. The next few hours were pure indulgence. The sommelier helped us chose the wines. The list is extensive and very interesting...More

1  Thank sallayden
Reviewed 12 April 2018

You don't get to be a 2 Michelin star restaurant without great food. Service was, as expected, fantastic as well. Not a single bad thing I can say.

1  Thank Shahar T
Reviewed 10 April 2018

I went there with my partner for the 8 course tasting menu as part of a birthday celebration. We paid €195 each for the tasting menu + €120 each for wine pairing. With €8 for water and coffee, plus tips, the bill exceeded the €600...More

1  Thank Betty M
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Great experience for lunch everuthing I could have hoped for excellence in service, presentation ,taste and atmosphere. Only down faĺl is wine is very expensive

1  Thank mick1145
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Visited for Saturday lunch absolutely outstanding. This place is expensive but you definitely get value for money the food and the presentation of it is flawless and the staff are excellent, especially the Sommelier.

Thank PC6958
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6 March 2018|
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Response from Antony T | Reviewed this property |
You can assume it will be expensive - probably similar to the cost of the food.
27 December 2017|
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Response from Joan L | Reviewed this property |
It's always better to go to a nice place on your own than NOT go there, so yes, do it.
Chris B
22 February 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
I´ve only dined at the restaurant once, and then I saw people with everything from suits to denim. It´s fine dining so I will not recommend jeans, but if you must then at least wear dark ones and a shirt. Enjoy your visit :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
7:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
7:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
7:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
7:00 PM - 10:15 PM
7:00 PM - 10:15 PM
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Merrion Hotel 21 Merrion Street Upper, Dublin D2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 676 4192
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