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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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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We made a reservation here on suggestion from our hotel the North Star. It was very busy on a Friday night and had no open tables without a reservation, so make sure to call if you want to experience this. The food was wonderful and very good sized portions. My husband had the steak and I had the crepes. Both... More 

Thank ChristiKampen
Dudley, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all, they don't sell Guinness. I say that upfront because that was the only drawback I could find with this restaurant. Everything else was outstanding - the location overlooking the river, the atmosphere (buzzing but not too noisy), the freshly cooked ingredients, the pacing of the food and the range on the menu. This is a Dublin institution... More 

Thank 339334
Dublin, Ireland
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

1st time here , with friends, soup lovely but portion to big , i had steak , ive had better , to many chips on plate , maybe less chips and instead a grilled tomatoe or mushroom , plate looked bland! Sorry, lovely wine, my friends loved the fish , waitress was excellent, cosy and loved the veiw onto street,... More 

Thank Ang m
Cornelius, North Carolina
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103 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

another wonderful place to experience Ireland's great food and service. Fish is great, good wine selections and service is attentive but not hovering.Will come back, well with it

Thank pecosbill12
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't belive, such a nice restaurant is so noisy. I coudn't speak with my wife in front of me. The situation is wonderfull. The space is old and bad builded. The food is expensive, and the quality normal, not bad. The waiters only normal. I think it isn't a good restaurant.

Thank Idrojbetty
Dublin, Ireland
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443 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants I've been to in Dublin in quite a while. First piece of advice is book ahead as the place is full on a Saturday evening We visited after seeing a matinee in the Gate so we're able to avail of the early bird menu. The menu provides something for everyone (and one of... More 

Thank JenandNeil365
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I Googled the best places to eat in Dublin, the Winding Stair was in the top spot. My friends had eaten there before for a special occasion and couldn't praise the place enough. We booked prior to going which I would certainly advise as we went midweek and the restaurant was very busy. Its not as big as I was... More 

Thank Gauldy77
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219 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this on the strength of TA reviews and were not disappointed but, be warned, it's best to book as it gets really, really busy. The menu is varied and the chef puts together some interesting food combinations. I tried a starter of pears with pumpkin fritters which was delicious and light followed by plaice with sweet potato wedges... More 

Thank BugLet
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was invited to this restaurant on Monday night. What a discovery! We went to the top floor (3rd) where we had great views from the front windows onto the Halfpenny Bridge and The Liffey. Amazed how busy it was for a Monday night in October. Food and service were spot on. I went for the potted Dingle Bay crab... More 

Thank westcliff10
Karlsruhe, Germany
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All together a good experience, food is experimantal and the menue interesting. The wines were convincing, the service also!

Thank elegantin

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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, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, 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?