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The Winding Stair

40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D1, Ireland
+353 1 872 7320
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D1, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been to The Winding Stair many times and have never been disappointed. It gets busy and so may not be the place for a quiet night out, but it has atmosphere in a bustly, bistro kind of way, the food is great and reasonably...More

Thank pchiddy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very disappointed with the waiter today at lunch time. Definitely not happy in his job . Snapped at me when I asked him something . Sad as my previous visit 2 years ago was delightful. This place has lower standards now. Maybe under different management.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had the sole special for my main course. It was delicious. Garnished with the cutest tiny shrimp in a delicate butter sauce. We started our meal with an Irish chucartarie (sp). meat board. Yum. Our waiter recommended a tasty bottle of wine and we...More

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently ate at the Winding Stair for dinner with friends from work. This was a restaurant that was recommended to us and was looking forward to it. The food was good, I had the steak and it was well prepared. The atmosphere of the...More

Thank hdblue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the restaurant, I travel to Dublin monthly and the Winding Stair is always a highlight I book in advance and look forward to. Innovative cooking, kind staff, reasonable wine list prices and good local brews. Visited on 11.10. and was tested to some sea...More

Thank K E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here yesterday evening for dinner with a friend and I found it just ok. We both had the celeriac soup to start and it needed way more seasoning. It tasted of nothing really. I had the beef cheek and it was lovely and...More

Thank BeatsnEats
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to The Winding Stair a couple of times now when working in Dublin and have never been disappointed. Food is always of a very good quality and substantial and there is always an excellent wine list to accompany it, with very knowledgeable staff....More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to eat here after reading good reviews on Trip but I would not return. The restaurant is very crowded and the air is heavy with the kitchen open to the dining room and all the tables really close together. The service staff was...More

Thank Ellen050
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice views to the river. Large wine selection. A bit noisy but this is almost in any irish restaurant. Nice atmosphere and quick service. Pricing on the high side

Thank paparoel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here in the evening after having reserved well in advance as it is recommended by many. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is bistro style and a little noisy but that is nice as it adds to the atmosphere. We had one of...More

Thank MichaelSquash
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Patricia L
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Response from Elaine M | Property representative |
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Vicki L
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Response from abusayed | Reviewed this property |
They don’t
12 October 2015|
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Response from Marta O | Reviewed this property |
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
US$30 - US$70
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
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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