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The Winding Stair

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40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D1, Ireland
+353 1 872 7320
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Magnolia, Delaware, United States
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent, comfortable, real food. I had the braised lamb livers with a beet salad. The accompanying Pinot Grigio was spot on !!'

Thank Maureen W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner at The Winding Stair on a very rainy Dublin night. We could get a table without a reservation around 7, but the restaurant got very busy shortly after. Making a reservation is advisable. Rather pricey, but both our meals were very well prepared and portions generous. Only negative is the seating that is very crammed in and it... More 

Thank minette v
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food, great service. We were in Dublin for the weekend and went back twice because we enjoyed lunch so much! Highly recommend the waffles . Amazing !

Thank Frances M
Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went over for dinner a couple of months ago. The food was delicious! They had a good selection of wine, the waiters were pleasant even though the place was packed. We also had a very good table overviewing the river.

Thank jopanjardim
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had lunch and enjoyed the nice view of halfpenny bridge from our window seat. Staff were friendly, very professional and there was a very good atmosphere. Food was delicious with all its different flavours. When in Dublin I like to try different restaurants but I will definitely be returning to The Winding Stair.

Thank Deirdre K
Niagara Falls, Canada
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family loved this restaurant! It is located on the banks of the River Liffey and has great ambience. The staff are welcoming, friendly and a pleasure to deal with. The menu has unique dishes that are cooked extremely well and presented in such an appetizing manner! We all chose different items so there was a lot of tasting around... More 

Thank Maria G
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had not been back to the Winding Stair for years. Today I just wanted a well made chowder. The Winding Stair chowder is just as it should be - with lots of chunky pieces of fish and seafood. In addition this chowder has a bit of a surprise extra - chorizo which surprisingly does complement the other flavours. Definitely,... More 

Thank BettyKate
Sydney, Australia
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113 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for Sunday night dinner and loved it. Table with a view over the river. We shared some "smokies" to start. Never tried these before but they were delicious.The main courses were wonderful, accompanied by nice wines from the excellent list. But what I was hanging out for was the bread and butter pudding with whiskey sauce. Sensational!! I... More 

Thank Pierre4823
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I work in the food trade and travel to Dublin on a regular basis. This is without doubt one of my favourite restaurants in the city Good food Good value Professionally run I would urge anyone to try this place at least once !

1 Thank PAU168W
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 course lunch for 20euros , lovely food and great atmosphere .. highly recommend .. I had the beetroot cured salmon then veal liver , very filling ..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $70
Irish, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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

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