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Holiday Season Dining

Christmas & New Year 2015

Holiday Season Dining

Fires burn in original 18th Century fireplaces.  Rich, comfortable Georgian interiors, filled with antiques, beg you to relax.  The buzz of conversation from The Cellar Bar in the old wine vaults tempts you to a glass of wine or pint of Guinness.

A warm Irish welcome is guaranteed, and good value is as much a key to the festivities as good cheer. Enjoy your Christmas celebrations at The Merrion 5 star hotel, choose from relaxing afternoon tea, private celebrations, a festive lunch or Christmas dinner in Dublin.

Festive Lunch and Dinner in The Cellar Restaurant

Festive Christmas Dinner and Lunch menus will be available from December 1st in the award winning Cellar Restaurant. Ideally located in the centre of Dublin, our 5 star Dublin restaurant is a wonderfully atmospheric, elegant and charming venue for a company Christmas gathering.

December 1st to 30th (excluding 24th & 25th)

Two course lunch menu with coffee
€38 per person

Three course lunch menu with coffee
€45 per person


Three course dinner menu with coffee
€68 per person

A special group menu is available on request.

Please call 353 1 6030630 for reservations or email

Private Celebrations

Whether entertaining business colleagues or hosting an intimate dinner party with friends, the truly magical atmosphere of Christmas comes alive in The Merrion's Private Dining Rooms.

Designed to be used separately or in combination, the salons vary in size and décor.  The Wellesley and Wellington rooms each seat up to sixty guests for a private dinner or eighty for a festive cocktail reception.  The Fitzgerald room holds thirty for Christmas dinner whilst our Dangan, Pembroke and Waterloo rooms are perfect for an intimate dinner for twelve.

Private Dining Lunch
From €49.50 per person, guests will enjoy
A specially created festive three course set lunch with tea or coffee.
Seasonally decorated rooms and tables.

Private Dining Dinner
From €69 per person, including
A specially created festive three course set dinner with tea or coffee.
Seasonally decorated rooms and tables.


From €80 per person, including
A specially created festive four course dinner with tea or coffee.
Seasonally decorated rooms and tables.

The Merrion can cater for parties from 10 to 120 people.  All beverages are charged on a consumption basis.

Seasonal platters are from €29.50 per person.

To book or request further information on Christmas at The Merrion please contact Events on Tel: 01 6030625 or Email:


The Merrion’s Festive Afternoon Tea

Recover after Christmas Shopping; give the family a pre-Christmas treat; or simply get in the mood for the holidays. Whatever the reason, Afternoon Tea in the beautiful Georgian Drawing Rooms, surrounded by this 5 star Dublin hotel's priceless collection of art and antiques, will be an occasion to remember and savour. These elegant rooms were designed in the 1760's for their owners to entertain and relax in, and this is exactly what guests of The Merrion enjoy doing today.

Delicate fingers sandwiches, gingerbread, Viennese bridge rolls, meringues, mince pies, gateaux - just some of the home-made delights on offer from 1st to 31st December, as The Merrion invites you to enjoy a scrumptious celebrated Afternoon Tea. On December 6th, 13th and 20th Afternoon Tea will be accompanied by festive Christmas Carols.

December 1st to 31st
Festive Afternoon Tea
€45 per person

With a glass of Champagne
€59 per person

December 6th, 13th & 20th
Afternoon Tea accompanied by traditional Christmas Carols
€49 per person

Large parties can be accommodated for Festive Afternoon Tea in one of our private Georgian salons.

Please call 01 6030600 for further information and bookings.

The Cellar Bar Sunday Brunch

Renowned for its warm ambience and friendly atmosphere, The Cellar’s vaulted ceilings, many nooks and comfortable corners provide the perfect setting to relax and unwind during the festivities. Sunday Brunch will be served from 11.30am to 6pm throughout the month of December with a special visit from Father Christmas, and live music from the Bugle Babes.

A la Carte menu available.

Christmas Day Lunch and Dinner

Friday, 25th December

The Merrion, luxury Dublin hotel, invites you to enjoy a delicious Christmas Lunch or Dinner in The Cellar Restaurant. Chef Ed Cooney’s 5-course menu will delight guests who prefer a traditional Christmas meal. For added atmosphere, decorations, traditional party favourites and crackers come as a particularly festive garnish!

25th December Lunch or Dinner
€185 per person

25th December Dinner & 1 night stay
€412 per person sharing

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New Year’s Day Brunch

Friday 1st January 2016

For a New Year’s Day with a difference, enjoy traditional brunch fare in The Cellar Bar – the perfect setting for relaxing, unwinding and relishing the start to the New Year. Chef Ed Cooney promises to delight the appetite. Choose from an extensive drink’s menu at this 5 star Dublin city hotel that includes cocktail classics such as Bloody Marys, Screw Drivers, Mimosas and fresh fruit smoothies, all designed to rejuvenate the most weary of revellers.

January 1st 2016 from 11.30am-6pm
A la carte menu available

To make a booking call our Christmas Coordinator on 01 6030600.


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