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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here for a late mid week lunch and was highly impressed with everything. Atmosphere was great, decor perfect, menu absolutely mouthwatering. For starter we had the Roasted beetroot & pickled ‘watermelon radish’ salad with roasted hazelnuts, truffled goat curd and baby cress and the McLoughlin’s smoked beef pastrami, Crozier blue dressing, poached pears, walnuts and watercress. Both dishes were... More 

Thank AilsaMacT
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is a real find, wonderful room overlooking the river which on the night we visited was really busy which made for a great atmosphere. The food was great, in particular the chowder which was packed full of fish and flavour. The portion sizes are incredibly large (probably too large but I would rather have too much than too... More 

Thank Jon C
Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went with a big crowd for dinner to this restaurant recently. Place very busy for end of January. Service was good even though room was full and food was good. It isn't cheap to visit but is good food and atmosphere always good.

Thank Mark T
Dublin, Ireland
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75 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Despite the risks of being part of a group spread between 3 outlets , the original still does the business with aplomb . We had superb attention from our waiter / sommelier - alone he enhanced our evening . The food was generally top notch - the smoked fish plate perhaps a bit OTT in terms of quantity at the... More 

Thank Seanaodhmacr
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really loved this restaurant - very busy and frenetic, but great service and the waiter gave us all the time we needed. My daughter and I had cockles & Roaring Bay mussels - described accurately as 'like moules mariniere only better'. All food was scrummy.

Thank emmathetourist
Parkville, Missouri, United States
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A local recommended for a Saturday brunch! The food did not disappoint. My friend had the red hash and it was relish! Our waiter was a bit off putting with an attitude and he also asked for a tip. No where else in Ireland did I have a waiter ask. We went ahead and gave him a tip but to... More 

Thank Kathy D
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great restaurant, you really do enter the restaurant up the Winding Stair!! We received a warm welcome on a very cold night in February, the service was friendly and attentive without being overbearing!! Having already seen a trip advisor review regarding the Venison, I had that for my main course, what a fantastic meal, many thanks to that... More 

Thank Debbie L
Looe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for Valentine's Night. No frills or gimmicks or inflated prices. Good honest cooking. Starter of smoked trout and plate of Pastrami a triumph. Mains of kidneys and spatchcock quail, mighty fine and portions huge. Wine list an arm long with some mighty fine wines. A delightful mix of friendliness and professionalism from the service. Try and obtain a... More 

Thank suzymcewan0810
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I even tried a new dish when I was hear, with the crab, and it was amazing, as was even the toast it came with! The Hake I got afterwards was perfectly cooked and nearly fell apart when touched and taste amazing. Followed by a delicious bread and butter pudding.

Thank alcof89
Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really very impressed with the standard of food and only to be beaten but the wonderful service. A real hidden gem in Dublin

Thank ChrisPurnell

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?