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Winding Stair

#123 of 1,988 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Bistro
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40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D1, Ireland
+353 1 872 7320
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 33
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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
Great Irish Food

My son and I had dinner here. We did make a reservation. As another reviewer noted, it is tucked away but once inside the decor is very attractive. To start we shared a generous smoked fish platter. For the main dish my son ordered hake and I had a pork chop with mashed potatoes and carrots. All of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Mattie S
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Seattle
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  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Seattle
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

My son and I had dinner here. We did make a reservation. As another reviewer noted, it is tucked away but once inside the decor is very attractive. To start we shared a generous smoked fish platter. For the main dish my son ordered hake and I had a pork chop with mashed potatoes and carrots. All of the food... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I had brunch here on Easter Sunday. I made reservations well ahead of time because I wasn't sure what things would be like on Easter. Not sure it was necessary but it was quite busy. We shared the chorizo flatbread and ribs...both were absolutely fantastic and huge portions. In fact, a week later I tried to replicate... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

went for lunch here and it was superb.the service was excellent and friendly and the food was super.I went with 4 friends and we mostly ordered different dishes and everything was really good. interesting and varied wine list. loved it and will be back

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Arklow, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My niece picked this restaurant as she had heard great reviews. There were 8 of us on a Saturday night & we all agreed food was just ok & was not value for money.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

You'd never guess from standing on the street that this amazing restaurant is tucked away upstairs. Nestled above a bookstore along the river, The Winding Stair has a fantastic menu that suits everything from brunch to a late lunch with wine to full dinner (I'm sure they've got more than that). The space itself is also beautiful with a great... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Menu is very comprehensive but overdone with names of producers / location I like the idea but its becomes overpowering with so many names ( I counted 24 on the menu) Food is tasty, maybe some issues with the combinations ... reminds me of Avoca or Bulter Pantry style I would recommend for when folks visits from abroad

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Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I went there with some friends to have dinner on our last night in Dublin. We ordered 3 different types of starters, all based on seafood. They were incredible. For the main course, we ordered the 22 days age steak and the meat was so soft that it amazed me! Great food and friendly service. Be prepared when you arrive... More 

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Changshu, China
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Staying just two days in Dublin and haven’t really prepared where to go but also where to eat, we found this place online and decided to give it a try even though we didn’t have a reservation. Happily there was just a table for two and the food was just great … Like it is said in the previous review,... More 

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Tramore, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My first time to eat in this fantastic restaurant. I was in Dublin over Easter with my brother and his family. The service was fast and the staff were very friendly. The food was just delicious. Great menu and great value. Good location right next to the Ha'penny bridge. Would highly recommend a visit. Will always eat there when in... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went for the pre-theatre special for a friend's birthday because she loved the idea of eating above a book store, but the food blew us away! We all had the duck and it was so delicious! Also a good location and right next to the river by the Ha'penny bridge so I would recommend.

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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: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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