The Washerwoman

4.5
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187 reviews
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€30 and under
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Irish
The Washerwoman is on Glasnevin Hill (called locally Washerwoman's Hill due to the local story of many washerwomen out on the hill with their mangles etc washing clothes in the Tolka river!). It's been a well-loved and treasured restaurant in the area for years now, and is housed in a charming stone cottage which dates in part from 1700.

There will be a strong range of quirky and every day (!) wines befitting of a neighbourhood restaurant, which makes for a special occasion, or a casual dining experience. Given the locale and the fact that we hope to welcome families, there are exciting, healthy and accessible foods for kids (plus some little quirks to keep them interested, engaged and most importantly, occupied!), a host of diner classics, and a particularly extensive steak selection. We are working with some of our favourite craft butchers to create our own aging room and source some amazing salt-aged meats.
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G
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming to The Washerwoman. Great restaurant, with a relaxed atmosphere. The staff are friendly and welcoming, knowing just when (and when not!) not approach.
Thoroughly recommended.

SP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really lovely atmosphere and staff. Made us feel really welcome. Food was delicious and presentation was amazing!

Looking forward to our next visit!

MM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable restaurant, food and service is excellent, a bit on the pricey side particularily for a glass of wine but they dont hide that so it's up to the customer. Apart from that, everything else was top notch

b
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was quite slow. It was probably Due to the lack of staff food overall nine out of 10. The tables are too close together makes it hard to have a conversation Without the people next to you knowing all your business and you knowing there’s. I will go back but will ask for a more private table this time

LM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere with great customer service.

LM
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I've been a couple of times as it's the only place nearby that you can book for lunch with work. The service is really poor, one you get food you're forgotten about completely. Both times I've asked for mayonnaise and ketchup and it never materialised. Cappuccino was luke warm too.

SL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Simply wonderful evening. Food, atmosphere and service a real delight. Thanks we will be back 😋

LM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very accommodating, great food, will return

EB
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food really nice, staff very good and very friendly. Expresso martinis yum! Looking forward to going back!

S
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Tiny portions. Experimental cuisine. They do not admit their mistakes: extremely oversalted food is claimed to be ok (a specific recipe that we apparently just don't get). Not enough attention from the staff (had to borrow fork and knife from the other table).

b
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food but restaurant was
Very cold no heating on

MM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit and it was fantastic. We love this place and we always visit when in the area. The fish chowder is to die for. The service is amazing and it’s just the ideal place to eat away from City centre, just wish this place was in Manchester

A
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, a lovely evening.
Friendly staff.
Can't wait to return 🤗

BQ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful waiter, great burger :-) would recommend ........

JK
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful little restaurant.
We had a lovely lunch for my daughters 2nd birthday in this airy and spacious restaurant. Food was scrumptious and service was top notch. We shall be back. Thank you

LG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value,service and food. I will be back and will recommend it to others

SL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely and interesting brunch menu. A relaxed, cosy, cafe-style atmosphere. We had a lovely meal at The Washerwoman.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the washerwoman, never disappoints.

E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food was good but a lot of options on the menu was sold out when I went

AC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were royally welcomed although a little late. We had a lovely lunch with very different food. Service was really good and our table was fine even though the other guests were a little noisy and there did not seem to any way for the sound to be drowned. We will be back

SS
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sent out the wrong order! But lovely in the end!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great neighbourhood menu. Lovely seafood and very good service. Definitely going to go back.

JB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perhaps a fish course on offer for lunch would be a welcome addition to the lunch menu

NC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is great, staff are efficient but not overly friendly. It is a lovely restaurant and I would TOTALLY recommend it.

AG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. First time to eat there and everything about the place was excellent. The food was superb.

TW
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our experience was hard to fault. Food was very good and came as ordered. Service was efficient and friendly. Space was a little tight but I expected this. My only criticism was that, being a cold night, every time the door opened a very chilly breeze flew around.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and reasonable - highly recommended
And we will be back

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much better than expected!! We were in Ireland for holiday for 4 days. Took a cab from downtown Dublin. Had read about the Sunday Roast here. They didn't have the Sunday Roast. There are 4 of us (between us 4) we had steaks, burgers, many sides, beers, wine and a number of desserts. Every single thing was absolutely delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant. The service was very friendly. Make a reservation, take the short ride there and enjoy yourself. You won't regret it.

TR
Munich
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came more than 15 min too late, in Germany ( we are from Germany) it would be a small catastrophy, but not in washerwoman. We"re eating very well, our glasses were full all the time. We're ja having very nice evening. We're got recommended couple of Lokal pub's and we hot a Taxi to get there. Nice friendly Ambiente and execellent food.

O
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Yes it was a very nice place to eat but if you are going for something to eat make sure you stay away from the main door as it is very cold when the door is opened. The food was good but the Turkey dinner was a bit dry and the potatoes I believe are reheats. Staff are all very friendly and very efficient.

C
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a fab meal, beautiful atmosphere, great service.

LM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved it! Gorgeous atmosphere, lovely staff and amazing food and wine! Couldn't recommend it highly enough! We will be back!

RL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food and good setting. Unfortunately our group had to sit apart. The food was nice. I recommend the wings, Nice produce.

SW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely unpretentious food best bistro type I've had in a long time. Lovely setting and great service.

JM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I regularly bring others here and love this place. Really great food, much from Irish producer. Just wonderful to have this in our locality.

A
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a gorgeous meal with great service abc delicious wine.. looking forward to going back again soon

P
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food great service will go again service was fast but we were rushed

JL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very accommodating for dietary requirements, chef adapted dishes to suit which was welcomed. Very knowledgable staff regarding food allergies and intolerances

AS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husband's birthday dinner. The meal was both unpretentious and delicious. The staff were affable and considerate, and made great recommendations. We couldn't believe how relaxed the atmosphere was on a busy Friday night! We look forward to coming back.