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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Modern Irish cooking down below

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Open all year
Wheelchair access
Service charge

Down below the gleaming-white expanses of the Merrion Hotel, The Cellar is the place for modern Irish cooking. Begin with dashi-seasoned calamari with fennel salad and citrus aïoli, and then wheel out the big guns of tradition for 28-day dry-aged rib-eye in Café de Paris butter with broccoli hollandaise, or a whole black sole from Kilmore Quay with garlicky spinach in lemon and caper beurre noisette. Or mix it up modern-style for seared halibut with lardo, charred cauliflower, salsify and broad beans in beurre rouge. Desserts with attitude include a chocolate-orange crémeux made with Valrhona, along with hazelnuts and a buttermilk and coconut sorbet.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: Sat
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef: Ed Cooney

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern Irish
  • Vegetarian dishes available

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets


  • Off-site parking available: Merrion Sq

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Top Upper Merrion Street, opp Government buildings

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Pearse Street
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