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The Winding Stair

40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D1, Ireland
+353 1 872 7320
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (62 reviews)
“cockles” (37 reviews)
“potted crab” (23 reviews)
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Irish, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D1, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoyed a really nice dinner with my wife. Very good service by French waiter who really knew his menu. Great recommendation was the home smoked salmon starter, followed by the veal cheek. Simply exquisite slow cooked meat accompanied by a good bottle of wine!...More

Thank Denis H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had really great chowder for lunch. Good wine selection. Pleasant experience, friendly staff. Plan to return for dinner. Get a window seat for the view

Thank Lorna r
Reviewed 5 days ago

Truly memorable, in all great ways. The Winding Stair has a rather rustic vibe with a very upscale modern menu served so unpretentiously by a superb waitstaff. The location is Dublin charming and pretty cool: just above an awesome bookstore, along the River Liffey, and...More

Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful Sunday brunch with my friend. The food was so tasty. Lovely menu and friendly staff. Love this place.

Thank JMBFDublin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at restaurant, after recommendation from a cab driver. Absolutely fabulous. Excellent service, food and atmosphere. A hidden gem!!!!!

Thank gaildevlin
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little gem of a restaurant ,just over the Halfpenny bridge, and on the riverside , the restaurant is upstairs, but and has nice views over the river Liffy .Excellent menu choice and great food ,when it arrives, some nice wines available and interesting beers...More

Thank mickknap
Reviewed 1 week ago

Please excuse the play on a U2 lyric in the title! I chose the Winding Stair as the restaurant to have my 50th Birthday dinner. I wanted something a little bit special. Researching Dublin the Winding Stair comes up for its views of Dublin. Situated...More

Thank S W D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I got invited to a business dinner at the resturant and had a good evening. We taste some interesting beers from smaller breweries as well as a deseant priced wine wihcih was very good as well. The menu was a good mix and everybody was...More

Thank Karsten P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bias Alert: This is one of my favorite restaurants in Dublin. I try to go there whenever I am in town. This time we started with the Potted Dingle Bay crab with toasted soda bread - it was delicious. Wonderful flavor and very rich. For...More

Thank Double64Double
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We introduced to this restaurant by the concierge at Westin Dublin. Its a great smallish restaurant with typical Irish décor. The window of the restaurant looked into the River Leafy and the famous Half Penny Bridge. The food was modern Irish with international flavour. Its...More

Thank Anthony H
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Vicki L
Do you take American Express?
15 September 2016|
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Response from Antonio L | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I use cash most of times.
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Hi - Do you need to book in advance to secure a table or do you take walk ins?
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
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
  • E-mail