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Winding Stair

#151 of 1,843 Restaurants in Dublin
#159 of 2,042 Places to Eat in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Irish, Bistro
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40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D1, Ireland
+353 1 872 7320
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Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Charming + best meal in Dublin

Terrific steak and seafood topped with a fried egg -- delicious. Loved the atmosphere and you really did have to climb the "winding stair" to get to the restaurant. Wonderful dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Terrific steak and seafood topped with a fried egg -- delicious. Loved the atmosphere and you really did have to climb the "winding stair" to get to the restaurant. Wonderful dinner.

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Clifden, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Second visit. Lovely staff, noisy but bistro type noise. Nice small wine list, okay on price. Main issue - all a bit much. I had the pork T-bone, not really noting how much fried and fatty food came as part of the meal: pan fried (maybe after steaming) pork chop with crackling (yum), fried onion rings (more fat), black and... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Booked from the internet as close proximity to our hotel and was very impressed. It's a small very busy restaurant but staff were very attentive and friendly. Our food was excellent and plenty of it. Good selection of wines available. It was enjoyed so much we ate there twice during our stay!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The staff were quite rude banging down plates on the table, sloppily pooring wine and spilling it on the table and didnt even bother to clean it up. Food wise it was very underwhelming. We had the crab for starters the bread and salad was nice the crab itself was tasteless. We both ordered the steak for mains. The presentation... More 

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Mumbles, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I loved this place. Everything about it was really good. Probably one of the best meals I've had in a long time and the best dessert I can remember. The great thing about the winding stairs is how unpretentious it is - rustic dining, great atmosphere, solid service and great food presented well. Surprised this place isn't higher in the... More 

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Henrico, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We had heard of this restaurant and came upon it by accident so decided to try it. It was a lunch menu, but a fabulous one. I ordered the burren smoked fish platter and it turned out to be one of the best meals I have ever had. My wife and I consider ourselves foodies and try to eat well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Brought family down from Belfast for a casual lunch and this was ideal. Great selection of food interesting wines, super service and just a great buzz about the place. Highly recommended...

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Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend, the menu looked just OK so we decided to give it a go and we are so glad we did. The food that poured out of the kitchen was damn bloody beautiful. On arrival it was really busy and we hadn't booked we asked for a table of 2 and got... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Friendly at tentative staff- window table with decent view. Nice crowd inside. Charcuterie to start that was superb- mains we had all of same high standard-good wine list& would go back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Good menu and wine list. Food is nicely presented with good portion size. Staff very attentive, courteous and knowledgeable about the food source and quality. Traditional food, full of flavour with good side dishes to complement. Desserts were first class! Would recommend this restaurant.

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Additional Information about 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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 70
Cuisine: 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: Irish, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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