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Winding Stair

Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland (North City Centre)
01 872 7320
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Ranked #112 of 1,811 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $70
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: North City Centre
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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Lovely place with a shabby chic kind of interior. We were lucky to arrive early and get a table for lunch without reservations. The place filled out quickly within 30 minutes. We opted for a 2-course lunch, priced at EUR 18.95. Both our starters were absolutely fantastic and left us scraping our plates clean - the smoked ham hock with... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Based on a recommendation we were looking forward to having a special dinner to celebrate our last night in Ireland at the Winding Stair. We shared a first course, which was enough for a main! It was a range of different fish with condiments to suit. Just superb. The mains were both well devised, both in flavours and aesthetic execution.... More

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Newbury, Berkshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Finding this restaurant was a real stoke of luck, never having been to Dublin before. I had the best steak I have ever had in a restaurant. The whole experience was a true delight. Would not dream of returning to Dublin without going there again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I had a meal here some years ago and really enjoyed it. Returned last week for lunch. Really disappointed. I had the gammon steak. Tough meat, watery mashed potato, cold sauce and raw black pudding. A real disappointment.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

this place brings together homeliness and amazing food. every dish is an experience. a must during any visit to dublin. will go again and again and agian. end any meal with bread and butter pudding with whisky sauce

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went for business lunch , all food was fried in battered every single meal ,, disgusting They got the orders wrong , swapped my fish for chicken dish ,, its was tasteless & awful The resto has a great reputation ! not sure what was missing that day !!!

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Ridgewood,NJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The first Irish words an American hears on the Emerald Isle pretty much sum up this place . Make a reservation , bring an appetite and linger . Food is fresh and local . Our favorite was smoked fish appetizer board - peppery mackerel , smoked salmon , trout and oyster pate . Practically sushi grade quality . Served with... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Winding your way up the stairs to the little door you wonder what is in store Very pleasant staff with great knowledge of menu Ribs and Sirloin were yo die for Absolutely a great evening

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Dublin (if not my favourite one). I need to say I would typically go there for brunch and i love almost all the dishes in their menu. I was not particularly impressed with their Christmas menu and never been there for dinner. Back to their brunch menu, i would definitely recommend huevos... More

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Nice find in Central Dublin - place to take visiting parents! Food was very good, fresh and varied choices on menu. Service excellent, place is quirky, shabby chic style. We had table by the window with view of river and the Halfpenny Bridge - Tables are quite close together so not much room to swing a cat. Not cheap but... More

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