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The Winding Stair

40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D1, Ireland
+353 1 872 7320
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D1, Ireland
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Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

I live in a city in the USA where I am spoiled by great restaurants. The winding stair can hold its own in the world of food. Bar none, the best we had on the island. Service was fabulous, drinks (including an excellent choice in...More

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Excellent "modern Irish" sort of place. Very busy vibe and great food. Most tables have a great view over the river and the Ha'Penny bridge but unfortunately we were next to the toilets where the view was a little less prepossessing.....shame about that, it was...More

Thank Lewis_Ma_48
Reviewed October 1, 2015

This is a fun spot with a nice ce view of the river. It is a set menu if you wish which includes a glass of wine. You can also order ala carte. I had a nice white fish and my husband had lamb.

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed September 30, 2015

The restaurant over looks the river, which really sets the scene and feel. The place was really busy (sold out) you have to book in advance on a Thursday or Friday night. The food was very good but the service was average, but could be...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed September 30, 2015

We had a was delicious brunch.It was lovely decorated, full of locals and tasted amazing. I had read about it before we traveled to Dublin and really wanted to check it out. Their smoked fish plate and the ‘Gubbeen chorizo rancheros’ are outstanding. Highly recommended...More

Thank Melisa M
Reviewed September 29, 2015

From your first arrival at the Winding Stair the greeting you will get is truly fantastic, the staff work so well as a team, they all seem to mould together, so attentive, and nothing is too much trouble . We were sat opposite the kitchen,...More

Thank 22timeout
Reviewed September 29, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by friends, and in fact it turned out to be the culinary highlight of our stay in Dublin. We had a most delicious Sunday brunch here. Only one of our choices was not wonderful - the sticky ribs - but...More

Thank mijasmagic
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Had lunch there recently. Beautiful view over river. Lunch excellent. Great chower. Would recommend it to friends

Thank Derry O
Reviewed September 28, 2015

We went to The Winding Stair at the recommendation of foodie friends in Dublin - and we are so glad with did. This is a place where food is treated very seriously, but where the restaurateurs do not take themselves seriously. Lovely setting, great service...More

Thank flamonio
Reviewed September 27, 2015

Had a lovely brunch here on the day of the All Ireland Hurling Final - Food, Service, Ambience all lovely. Really nice place - try the Bread and Butter pudding for dessert, fabulous.Will be back for sure!

Thank ciarab20152015
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I recommend booking. We ate there on a Sunday night and not a single table was open. If at all possible, ask for a table by the window.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $70
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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