The Washerwoman

4.7
295 reviews
€30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 295 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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4.4
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Aoife
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, staff and ambience.
We always love going to The Washerwoman, it never disappoints.

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KateB
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely staff. Food was very nice and tasty. Would recommend this local gem. Very nice ambience and decor. Will return again.

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vipLeanne
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fab food and really friendly service! The outdoor terrace was also lovely and covered

MP
MaryP
Cork
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service, great to see places reopening.

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Cato
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food very good but space out back could be improved in the longer term

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DarrenH
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and prompt service in a safe socially distant environment. Food was delicious. Overall a lovely experience

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RoryL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food.
Fantastic service.

The Washerwoman is always an awesome experience.

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really like brunch at the Washerwoman, the team there are really friendly and good fun. The food is really good quality and the coffee is great. You pay a little bit more than you would ordinarily expect but on the whole, with the quality of the ingredients, it is worth it. We'd have been back a few times and would definitely go back again which I suppose is a good indicator.

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Jinny84
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable afternoon. Lovely staff and great food!

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EveC
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was fab, staff were very helpful, lovely small area out the back for outdoor dining

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miat
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food at washer woman. Started with a tasty cocktail, everything was delicious. the veggie options were particularly impressive. Nice little garden area out back. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious . Service was fantastic . Can’t wait to go back

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MrsGuinalli
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was exceptional! And the service very friendly and overall good.

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HelenaW
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food, good value and the staff were so kind, lovely and attentive. I would highly recommend it.

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Matt10
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable meal.
My only Turkey dinner this year!

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janef
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and the service was fantastic, looking forward to going back!

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JRON
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & excellent service! Every effort made so that they are fully covid compliant with spacing and hand sanitizer.

We will return as soon as we can!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant with really friendly staff and great food.

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Muzzy
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and food as always. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Delighted to be able to go back rather than getting take away. However, I would recommend the take away also, if you are not able to get a table.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food...super restaurant...supporting local business

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AideenG
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food and lovely place. We'll be back again for sure.

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DamienR
Greece
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent! Lovely neighbour restaurant with superb food and service. They’ve also modified their restaurant appropriately to adhere to Covid restrictions and we felt very safe.
The only bad thing I can ever say about the washerwomans is that the portions are very healthy - so come hungry!!

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Annemarie
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience with all of the good stuff, food, service and atmosphere.. so lucky to have this gorgeous restaurant so close to home

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AoifeC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is very welcoming with friendly staff and a comfortable yet stylish decor.
The food was fantastic with everything cooked to perfection. I would definitively recommend for a relaxing meal with some family or friends.

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MaryP
Cork
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, lovely relaxed Christmas atmosphere even with all the current precautions .

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MichelleL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live local and this is the first time I have eaten here and will definitely be back, the food was spectacular. Lovely Christmas menu and the staff were very nice. Tables were well spaced and I felt very safe.

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KayD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food with great service! Staff were very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner here. Loads of space for social distancing. Amazing cocktails and delicious food! Highly recommend it.

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StephenM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night good food and a lovely ambiance in the restaurant

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab as always

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CatherineM
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely vibe and super helpful and friendly staff - this place is a real gem, can't wait for my next visit.

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Niaba
Oxford
12 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great cocktails. Really enjoyed our meal at the washerwoman. Maybe it was also the novelty of being out for a meal after so long without being able to dine out! Great cocktails too!

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NeilO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Loved every mouthful. Always flawless. From starters through to dessert, everything was bursting with taste. Service efficient and pleasant. I'll be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good lovely but beer list limited to craft beer and wine list expensive and no half bottle selection. There was no wine under €28 euro and the Rioja was €36 I think - wine is so cheap in the supermarkets why is there a huge mark when you go out to eat?

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Ecribin
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Swordfish and pineapple salsa was incredible. Staff were so nice and the cocktails were Great. Really enjoyed it.

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vipGerardoR
Dublin
19 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent, service could be a bit better.

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LauraF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service - a great first night out after lockdown!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and service! Couldn’t fault a thing! Will definitely be back soon :)

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Conor
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good menu and some of the best wings in Dublin!

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MelanieH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous meal here on Saturday night, staff were very attentive and the food was amazing . Highly recommend

FAQs

The Washerwoman does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Washerwoman also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 837 9441.

The Washerwoman is rated 4.7 stars by 295 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.