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Winding Stair

Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland (North City Centre)
01 872 7320
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Ranked #102 of 1,840 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $70
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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  • Italian first
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I was on business in Ireland/Dublin and was referred to this restaurant by some friends who live in Dublin, we dined together there last week. The restaurant lives up to its name, the staircases are a bit treacherous, so be careful! I am told this space used to be occupied by a bookstore, so it's a bit boxy, but as... More

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Maryville, TN
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We were given a voucher by our tour company. Thought we were in for a real treat. My steak was totally overcooked and I had to send it back. The waiter, at least, was in agreement with me. I think the restaurant pricing, even though we had a voucher, is overpriced.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Grand little spot with attentive staff. Really reminds me of the coffee shop days . Food is good but not amazing, but so is irish cuisine! Will return but not in a hurry!

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The staff from the hotel recommended us this restaurant as it was very close to the hotel. The food is of great quality, the starters are masterpieces themselves, not speaking about the main courses. The lamb was delicious, the smoked fish with cheese source was amazing. It is always very crowded, better to book the table slightly in advance. It... More

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Wilmington, NC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This restaurant is located above a bookstore on the River Liffey. Yes you go up a set of Winding Stairs to get to the restaurant. The food was good with a good variety of choices. The service was competent and friendly. The meal was a little pricey but worth it. We ate on a Friday night with the restaurant nearly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Mimosas, Bloody Mary's, Huevos Rancheros, Smoked Salmon and Potato Pancakes. YUM. Dessert options which were very hard to resist. Would loved to have returned to try their dinner, but we ran out of time. Next visit!

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Newbridge, Ireland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Nice place for a dinner or lunch, good selection of wine and reasonable priced. Staff and service is very good a bit noise. Good food but not amazing, overall I would recommend it to a friend.

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Llanymynech, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

With just two nights in Dublin and so much choice... where to go, what to eat? I did my homework before we left and ruled out the 3 or 4 extremely top end restaurants. Dublin is already a very expensive place to visit, so why increase the pain? I liked the website and thought it accurately captured the ethic and... More

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Gainesville, FL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I mainly picked this restaurant when I read that it had been started to help save the bookstore downstairs. Therefore, I was extremely pleasantly surprised at the food, which was uniformly excellent. All 7 people in our party were extremely pleased with their food. I had plaice with excellent fried potatoes, and my husband had what he said was a... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Overall great meal and service. Our meal consisted of the crab with soda bread, beef striploin with truffle garlic butter and chips and bread pudding with whisky sauce. All quite delicious, especially the bread pudding. Good and diverse wine by glass listing shown on large chalkboard on wall.

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