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Winding Stair

#124 of 1,948 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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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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  • 418
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  • 259
    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
if I could give this 3.5 stars I would...

This place has been on my list to visit for quite a while,eventually booked to go with friends on a cold Saturday night.Arrived on time, shown to our table by the window, waitress wasn't overly friendly and returned literally after 1 minute to see if we wanted to order drinks - hadn't had time to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
DubDimples
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Dublin
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Dublin
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This place has been on my list to visit for quite a while,eventually booked to go with friends on a cold Saturday night.Arrived on time, shown to our table by the window, waitress wasn't overly friendly and returned literally after 1 minute to see if we wanted to order drinks - hadn't had time to look at menu we asked... More 

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Glasgow
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a delicious Saturday afternoon brunch here, with Bloody Marys and the Pauliner which the James Joyce lookalike waiter recommended. Great atmosphere and a great view of the Hapenny Bridge into the bargain.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Ate at Winding Stair for my birthday. Attentive, friendly service and the food was the best we had during our whole holiday.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Beautiful food, menu was a dream! Unfortunately, as a group celebrating a friends birthday we were placed at the entrances to both the toilet and kitchen area. The male toilets seemed to have an issue which wafted toward our table. Reminiscent of a weekend spent at a festival! Also as it was extremely busy we had a few near misses... More 

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Went on a tour of Ireland and this is the one place I can't get out of my head. I had ginger ice cream with a similarly flavored cake that was to die for. I don't really remember much else as it's been a year or two since the vacation, but I remember that dessert. The place was originally recommended... More 

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Arundel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We ate one night at the Winding Stair. It is fun to get up the stairs, not all that winding but a distance. The waiter took our coats and stored them somewhere safe. We had a small table with one looking in to the restaurant and one looking out over the Liffey. The place was busy and we were told... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Whilst the food of a good standard, we got the feeling that we might be getting in the way of them doing their best to serve customers but had little time to provide the sort of service one should get. The wine service was poor. The white wine we ordered was not cold enough and the tasting offered was so... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had a delicious wine and our starters were terrific, perfectly cooked and seasoned, spinach rocket soup and parsnip fritters with blue cheese walnut whip on a bed of rocket and pickled onion. Our second course was lamb kidneys and liver. The kidneys were cooked to perfection, just cooked through and very crisp and tasty, but the liver was like... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Had a fab night here on a Friday. Really interesting menu with lots of specials and great wine list. Only issue for me was that I was unfortunate enough to order a starter and a main course that had the exact same salad on the plate. With my starter I enjoyed the bed of salad with pickled onions on top... More 

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Perth, Scotland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Had a lovely Saturday brunch. - the menu was great - we found it hard to decide. I had seafood chowder - one of the best I have had. Sausage and mash for my sister and an irish cheeseboard and yummy bread and butter pudding with whisky sauce between us. Wines were good - they let us try a couple... 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: 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?