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#165 of 2,102 Restaurants in Dublin
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Bar, European, Pub, Irish, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never had a worse experience in a pub. The staff were rude and unreasonable. We were laughed and mocked at on arrival which just set the tone of the night. We went for a friends birthday and they reduced her to tears as...they forced her to pay a €20 fee per person which amounted to a shocking €240 for food that we didn’t want or receive. Despite there being no current government guidelines in regards to food consumption in a pub nor was it specified when booking or in any confirmation emails that we must have a meal. Then when we tried to diffuse the abusive staff member by placing a food order as hewouldn’t reason with us our choices were shunned and we were asked “did we think this was acceptable”. They refused to take our drink orders and made multiple cheeky and horrible under the breath remarks at us. I will never be returning and I would recommend everyone to stay away. There are plenty of pubs in the ballsbridge area close to this one that you will have a much better experience in. This was not just a once off event as I have since spoken to a few people and they have had a similar / unpleasant experience in this establishment.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 23 May 2020 via mobile

During COVID 19 challenging times the M1 has stepped up to the mark! Got take away food which was gorgeous and the staff were super helpful and fabulous, as always! It's super easy to order and pay on their website! Well done M1

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 25 February 2020

We were very impressed with our experience here. A warm welcome, a comfortable table, a vibrant atmosphere, a wide-ranging menu, an extensive array of drinks, impeccable service, and excellent food. Reasonably priced - not cheap but not excessive. The Merrion Inn deserves its reputation.

Date of visit: February 2020
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The-Merrion-Inn, Owner at The Merrion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2020

Great to hear that you enjoyed your receipt visit with us. We pride ourselves on the level of service we offer and we're lucky to have a great team working with us. Hope to see you again. Fearghus.

Reviewed 17 February 2020

Great lunch offering with seriously good craft beer although most in bottle Thought it would be busy as it is beside hospital site. Friendly staff too.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 10 February 2020

Very friendly staff , well looked after but not to much fussing, food excellent , nice menu set against a lovely atmosphere

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Date of visit: February 2020
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The-Merrion-Inn, Owner at The Merrion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2020

Hi Martin. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you were well looked after. Hope to see you again soon. Fearghus.

Reviewed 4 February 2020 via mobile

We had lunch here twice in one weekend. It's a nive big and calm place. Great food for the right price. Also good for people with allergy's.

Date of visit: February 2020
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The-Merrion-Inn, Owner at The Merrion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2020

Hi Mark. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Seems that we hit all the right spots with you. Delighted to hear it. Hope to see you again soon. Fearghus.

Reviewed 2 February 2020

Husband and I came from Belfast for the match Lovely ‘Roast of the day’ lunch. Gammon parsley sauce and amazing roast potatoes. Followed by Eton mess and cheese

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Date of visit: February 2020
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The-Merrion-Inn, Owner at The Merrion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2020

Hi Clarkey. I remember your visit as I was serving you when you called in. Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Hope the day went well for you. Fearghus.

Reviewed 1 February 2020

I arrived before opening on cold morn & was allowed in to wait for my brother & was served jug of water while waiting for my guest to arrive, service was excellent...

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Date of visit: January 2020
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The-Merrion-Inn, Owner at The Merrion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2020

Thanks for your nice review. Glad to hear that our staff made sure you were well looked after. Hope to see you again soon. Fearghus.

Reviewed 29 January 2020

Had the early bird menu before heading to the rte studios. Meet n greet was excellent and was shown to a table for two straight away. Waiter told us the specials as he gave us the menu. Waitresses were very friendly also. Atmosphere was lovely...with a mix of people dining and having drinks at the bar. After ordering i went to the smoking area to make a phone call. I must say the smoking area is absolutely exceptional. Heated with plenty of seating. Our food was a bit slow arriving but the waiter apologised and said he would not charge for the chips because of the slight delay. I had the skillet and my wife had chicken tikka masala. Food was delicious and piping hot. Presentation was first class and waiter was very helpful when I asked for directions to rte studios. Overall i would highly recommend this establishment and I will definitely return. Well done to you as i could not find any fault with the merrion inn.More

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Date of visit: January 2020
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The-Merrion-Inn, Owner at The Merrion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2020

Hi. Great to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your visit with us. I'll pass your lovely comments onto our staff. Hope to see you both again soon. Fearghus.

Reviewed 24 January 2020

Had fillet of bream. This was very tasty, which was a pleasant surprise on a fish that can sometimes be bland. Followed by a very chocolatey choc Mousse. Best to book, this place gets busy!

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Date of visit: January 2020
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The-Merrion-Inn, Owner at The Merrion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2020

Hi Mike. Great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. Our daily fish special always sells out and we encourage our chefs to use different fish and design a unique dish. Hope to see you again soon. Fearghus.

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The Merrion Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5