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The Winding Stair

#80 of 1,965 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Dublin for Foodies!
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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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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I were in Dublin on a flying visit and picked here because we liked the look of the menu and had once been here many, many years before. The Winding Stair is presumably named for the long staircase leading up to the restaurant. The restaurant is bright and airy with a view into the kitchen from the... More 

Thank Whizzybill
Bromley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to the Winding Stair at the end of a long working day, including travelling over from London - this was a recommendation (by a trusted advisor), but like with any suggestion, one is never sure if their choice matches yours Well, suffice to say, this came by recommendation, and as soon as you entre the unique, quirky and... More 

Thank Ernieo66
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At the suggestion of a recent visitor to this restaurant, we set out to find it perched above a book store in a rather nondescript store front on the second floor after climbing the "winding stair". It certainly was minimal in terms of furnishings with small tables and wooden chairs very close to the tables next to them. The food,... More 

Thank 653richardd
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we wen there by friends reference. such a beautiful place its located. food taste really nice, kids are happy. we went for lunch but, we would like to go one night too, to see the beauty and dinner menu. cheers

Thank GraysonJunior
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant on the last night of our trip to Dublin. It was recommended to us and it certainly did not disappoint! The atmosphere is cozy and romantic, with a lovely view over the River Liffey. The service was exceptional; our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable and always seemed to show up just when we needed him. And... More 

Thank Darcey S
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Steak well done, not rare as requested. Cockles and mussels overlooked, with no crab in sight as described. Expensive evening with mediocre food.

Thank G G
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

such a pleasure experience with marvelous sight seeing, street view. drinks, main courses are really tasty. tradition followed

Thank LinsaysPossible
Locust Dale, Virginia
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our last night in Dublin we went down the street to a small local restaurant that I had read about on multiple review sites. We were not disappointed. The service was great, the wine list very good and affordable, the food was really, really good with an excellent selection. What more do you need?

Thank Russell J
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food and wine here was great. Love the way the wine list is organised, super easy to pick exactly the wine palate you are after. We had a great chardonnay. My husband's smoked fish platter starter was amazing.I would have had serious food envy but my potted crab was also good (and I may have taxed his platter for... More 

Thank himawari1970
Louisville, KY
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ask for a table by the window and overlook the river. I'm not a vegetarian but lean in that direction. Their pea pancakes were amazing. My meat eating friends had equally wonderful food.

Thank LuckyfromKY

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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 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $70
Irish, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
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?