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Winding Stair

40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D1, Ireland
+353 1 872 7320
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Ranked #82 of 1,916 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $70
Cuisines: Bistro
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Apart from a prime view of the Liffey and the Ha'penny Bridge, if you're lucky enough to get one of the limited window tables, there was little else to recommend this restaurant at our visit. We'd booked for Sunday lunch as a finale to a weekend in Dublin. The atmosphere is standard bare boards and old tables and chairs with... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Another lovely meal overlooking the Ha'penny bridge. My partner and I have been numerous times and the staff, the atmosphere and most importantly the food has always been perfect. Brilliant for lunch aswell as dinner any day of the week! We'll be back again and again....

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Coleraine
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

No reservation and the main room was what they call "busy" . Luckily for us we were diverted to a quiet upper room much more to our taste. A gentleman on an adjoining table did become rather inebriated and in trying to impress his company embarrassed them to the point of apologies being offered in our direction. Rarely have I... More 

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Dublin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Really like this place. Have had dinner a couple of times and visited at the weekend for brunch. Good varied selection using great quality Irish suppliers. Great variety of wines available by the glass too. Try to get a table by the window for lovely views of the River Liffey and a bit of people watching :-)

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We visited Winding Stair early Saturday evening and had the pre-theatre menu which was excellent value. The vegetarian choices were adventurous and absolutely delicious - great not to be palmed off with cannelloni!! The staff were attentive but unobtrusive and the atmosphere very relaxed. We will definitely return next time we are in Dublin and would highly recommend.

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Hook
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Very popular restaurant full of locals, good quality food, big portions, enjoyable, you need to book early as very popular. Good range of choice on the menu

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Surrey, England
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

The Winding Stair is quickly becoming a favourite. Although there are not many vegetarian options I never feel short-changed. We visited with friends on New Year's Eve and the place was buzzing. I started with a Pickled Pear and squash salad - really delicious. My main course was a chestnut and potato cake with winter vegetables. It was good but... More 

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Grantown On spey Scotland
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159 reviews 159 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

quirky, imaginative, and friendly. Great food and service in this wonderful hidden gem. The set menu was simply excellent and the whole experience was first class. Lots of flavours and different take on food mixing that all worked.

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Munster
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Good quality ingredients. Excellent set menu choices. Good atmosphere. Lovely views. Excellent location. Perhaps a bit noisy for some occasions because of the timber floors. Access (and exit) could pose a problem for some....the secret is in the name.... It was such a pity that we both found our wines quite disappointing and be assured it wasn't from the lack... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We visited this restaurant on New Year’s eve — my wife was here earlier in the year and assured me that this was a great restaurant and that we should visit whilst over in Dublin with our friends. So, I was set high-expectations and I’m pleased to report that I was not disappointed. The venue is very nice, pleasant atmosphere... More 

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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: Bistro

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