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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
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a charming second floor room. Excellent generous menu. Great wine selection. Friendly service. Great meats and stakes. Wonderful chowder. Been already twice. I'll be back.

Thank Amos M
Phillips, Nebraska
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was here as part of a large group (12 people). The atmosphere is very cozy and unique. The service from our waiter was very good also. I would say the food was just average though. Some folks in the group thought the food was great, others were not impressed at all. I was in the middle. I had the steak... More 

Thank Jesse M
Dublin, Ireland
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137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I rarely find myself where the food in a restaurant is very good but the floor staff (all of them over the two floors - particularly the manager) are lacking in friendliness (although what was evident from my two visits is that if/when they know you this 'attitude' changes, thankfully, for the positive). The managers arrogance was the biggest take-away... More 

Thank David M
Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for a late lunch on 30th December. Food was delicious and the waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely return when in Dublin.

Thank Cong1
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my go to place when I need a decent meal. Friendly staff, always great food and will try to squeeze you in if you don't have a booking. You can trust the staff to suggest great wines too!

Thank Davejmail
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142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with our family of 4 and enjoyed a nice dinner. That said, I was a bit disappointed. The restaurant had a nice ambience and the food was solid. I recommend anything seafood. The beef was ok but not so special. The starters are authentic and original, the mains less so. Note: The Winding Stair has no licence to... More 

Thank RogerZurich
Cleveland, oh
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always debate where to have dinner when we're in Dublin for a brief stop and we always end up back at the Winding Stair. It's become "our" place in the city and we always look forward to returning. On our most recent visit we made a last-minute reservation and still were able to be seated right by the window,... More 

Thank sr_shee
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's official I love The Winding Stair! Fresh crab to start followed by perfectly cooked venison. We enjoyed a glass of champagne, white wine and then one of the best bottles of claret I've enjoyed for a long time. A wine lovers paradise!

Thank Matt B
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very disappointing. I ordered Quail which was served with the ubiquitous black pudding now pretentiously seen as "posh" by so many restaurants. The dish was rather flavourless. My starter was Roasted Beetroot and Pickled Watermelon Radish salad with truffled goat curd and hazelnuts. The hazelnuts were nice, the goat curd arrived in a large and unappetising lump... More 

Thank Anne C
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend, had a lovely meal on New Years eve, had the cockles and mussels, was delicious. Staff were very attentive. Great brown bread. A very good option in Dublin.

Thank Livingintuscany

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $70
Irish, Seafood, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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?