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The Winding Stair

#153 of 1,899 Restaurants in Dublin
#168 of 2,099 Places to Eat in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
French, Irish, Bistro
As featured in Dublin for Foodies!
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40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D1, Ireland
+353 1 872 7320
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 519
    Excellent
  • 302
    Very good
  • 99
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, good wine

Very very good, Loved every second, the food was first rate, decor not amazing but not offensive, good food, what more do you want. The staff were nice, pretty much left you alone no constant checking, I liked that. Good selection of wins.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
James H
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Very very good, Loved every second, the food was first rate, decor not amazing but not offensive, good food, what more do you want. The staff were nice, pretty much left you alone no constant checking, I liked that. Good selection of wins.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Booked in last minute yesterday for their earlybird menu. I was surprised at how packed the place was before six on a Wednesday. It wasn't exactly ambient but it had a comfortably busy atmosphere. To be fair to them, you're not stuck for choice with the earlybird menu at all. But, myself and my date rarely manage to stick to... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Very tasty food and good value for Dublin. Waiters were very friendly but it was a little too busy so sometimes were waiting longer than ideal

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New Jersey, USA
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A wonderful restaurant steps away from the noise of the Temple bar. Excellent food, good service, seems to be popular with locals

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Calgary, Alberta
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

So, the mains are good but the desserts are great. The pear ginger bread cake is light and a nice way to end the meal. Service was prompt but not rushed and the portions are more than amole. In fact, I was hungry but could not have had an appy with a main. I'd certainly go back.

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Perth, Western Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a must if you are in Ireland and you enjoy really good food. We were with a party of 5 and not one of us could fault any of the dishes we selected. My husband had the Seafood Chowder and he claims it is the best chowder he has ever eaten! Whilst I don't drink wine, the... More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I wish we could give more of a better rating. After reading several awesome reviews we went out of our way to make sure we would have dinner here. I had the roasted squash and my husband had the smoked haddock. My squash was tasty. My husband fish- not so much. I had to wash down my small bite of... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Having looked at the reviews for this restaurant, I insisted to dine there. What a terrible disappointment! The quality of food was really BAD, BAD! Perhaps my palate is too sophisticated, to used to excellent quality of food in Italy, but the choice of ingredients here was terrible: just an example: delicate scallops covered with hot and ultra-spicy chorizo..... an... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The ambiance is stellar. The meal was average with oddly large portions for a purportedly upscale restaurant. Prices are highish. The service was good but with a snooty attitude -- in contrast to almost every other restaurant and accommodation we visited in Ireland. Overall: non memorable.

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Sunny Southend on sea
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went on a Saturday night with my wife on our anniversary. I chose here as the reviews were good, I wanted wholesome locally and thoughtfully sourced produce. The atmosphere is lively without being raucous or over bearing, just has a really good friendly atmosphere, relaxed and informal, but not scruffy. We were on the third floor, over looking the river.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 872 7320

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 70
  • Cuisine: French, Irish, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?