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The Winding Stair

#152 of 1,862 Restaurants in Dublin
#166 of 2,062 Places to Eat in Dublin
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French, Irish, Bistro
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40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D1, Ireland
+353 1 872 7320
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
nice find in dublin

this restaurant was recommended by a friend at Ballymaloe cooking school 7 years ago and I keep returning when I am in Dublin They have a great menu and the specials are always excellent. Great lamb,veal and fish dishes. Nice wine list.Really need reservations.Desserts are excellent particularly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Newton, Massachusetts
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We just ate here and I have to say my main course, poached haddock , and dessert chocolate fondant with white chocolate ice cream and salted caramel drizzle were delicious. My partner had a steak which was nothing special at all - in fact it was less than average and poor presentation. The service was good and attentive but the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Left here feeling very disappointed and underwhelmed after a much anticipated Sunday brunch with the girls. My char-grilled Irish Hereford rib-eye steak with poached eggs and hollandaise was underseasoned, slightly over-cooked and just not particularly tasty. The girls both had the fry(which of course I also had a nibble). The Hick’s sausage was mouth parchingly dry and the cheesy beans... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

this restaurant was recommended by a friend at Ballymaloe cooking school 7 years ago and I keep returning when I am in Dublin They have a great menu and the specials are always excellent. Great lamb,veal and fish dishes. Nice wine list.Really need reservations.Desserts are excellent particularly the pear dish.Nice dining room also

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I have been to Dublin several times and stumbled across this hidden gem early-on. Since then, I make it part of my agenda to visit each time. The seafood chowder and brown bread along with the mussels is my favorite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We naively arrived without a reservation, they kindly seated us at the last available table in the main hall, which has a lovely view of the River Liffey and Half Penny bridge. The food is delicious and creative. My perfect filet of plaice had an interesting sauce that included bits of chorizo and Spanish marinated anchovies, perfect foils for the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Food simple and overpriced. Crab didn't have flavour apart from all the butter they put on the top. Bread was good tho. Beef carpaccio screwed up with cloves. The flavour was killed by the spice. The snitzel was normal, quite expensive for a simple battered filet with potatoes and boiled broccoli and the mussels and cockels tasted nothing apart from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Across the River from Temple Bar. A yellow House. Fine food. Popular with trendy travelers. Make a reservation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Rated it at 5/5 - not perfect but definitely needs >4/5! The food - had the 2 course lunch. Very generous portions, but licked the plate clean (maybe I was just really hungry). At €19.95 (2-course. Option with glass of wine at €24.95), it's not exactly a cheap eat, but it had much better value than the other restaurants in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

U should try it. The steak is very good. We were the 1st customer at noon without reservation. Only 10 mins later, whole floor full. Very popular place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Food was fabulous . Great service and atmosphere. I had the smoked haddock and it was soooo good. My husband enjoyed the pork, very filling meals but we managed to squeeze in some bread and butter pudding - yummy. You should try this place :-)

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Additional Information about The Winding Stair

Address: 40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D1, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 872 7320
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 70
Cuisine: French, Irish, Bistro

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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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