The Woollen Mills

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€30 and under
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Irish

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The Woollen Mills is an iconic building on Dublin's Quays, overlooking the Ha'Penny bridge. The building has been renowned for over 100 years. The restaurant serves Irish cuisine and is sister restaurant to 'The Winding Stairs' around the corner, which is a restaurant that is also filled with history. Spanning over four floors, and a roof terrace the restaurant allows the views to be taken in by diners from many different angles.
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RP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing !!! Best breakfast with a gourmet twist. Great for people who enjoy culinary flavor and breakfast with a twist. Amazing for vegetarians!! Homemade bread and amazing scone with jelly.

E
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The service is slow, especially when going during lunch hour (1-2pm). Food is always delicious. Good sized portions and value for money.

PF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing. Only one server was working on Monday night, and we waited quite awhile to get our bill.

SO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive waiting staff, offered suggestions and felt like a really authentic experience. Me and my partner was made to feel very looked after throughout our experience with friendly staff and excellent hospitality.

AM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

7 of us had breakfast there on Saturday morning! The food and atmosphere was great! Most of us went for the peanut butter and jam French toast with bacon...it didn’t disappoint! Will definitely be back!

ES
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Centrally located restaurant which was understandably busy on a Friday night but had no problems getting our table and had good and friendly service. Tables we perhaps a bit too close together and the glass/hard surfaces make it quite a noisy place. Good selection of vegetarian options, I had the sweet potato and lentil cakes which were delicious and very nicely presented.

AO
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went to the woolen mills to celebrate a friends baby shower and it was really perfect. Not only was the food great but the staff could not have been more lovely. Hugely enjoyed it 😊

J
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We booked a table for 18:15pm through open table and got a confirmation straight away. Food was lovely and arrived very quickly - we got the salmon starter and burger. Drinks were also great! I loved the amaretto sour!

However, as soon as we finished eating our food at 18:50pm we were told that they “need the table back in 15mins” and that we would need to leave. I checked the confirmation email and it says table is booked for 2 hours. I mentioned this to the server and he asked if I booked through open table and he went “you cannot guarantee it through open table” but then when I showed him the email, he followed it with “let me check with my manager”. He came back after and said that we can stay there until 20:00pm.

Food was lovely but being treated that way in front of other customers even though we booked a table and there were other empty tables, I don’t think I would be back in the near future. This is the first time I have experienced this in Dublin where customer service is top notch so was extremely disappointed.

LE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Only thing was the cost I thought it was expensive for what we had! 25 e for bowl of mussels and 12 for cheese board was my bill!

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect breakfast!

MB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from US and wanted something different and we were pleasantly surprised. The service was excellent and the food was even better. Highly recommend going.

PK
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Interesting food and pleasant atmosphere but the service can be a bit intimidating

AW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening - food was gorgeous and the staff were fantastic. Could not fault either food or service. I’ll definitely return when I’m back in Dublin.

AT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my mum here as part of a day out and it was perfect. We shared the incredible butternut squash bahji from the starter menu (although way too expensive at €14 I'm afraid) and then a cheese + ham sandwich with salad and we were given plates to share it out. There was more than enough food in all of that. The salad alongside the sandwich was really juicy and tasty. The restaurant is pretty loud but that didn't distract us and our waiters were lovely. Good service genuinely makes all the difference to an experience. We stayed as long as we wanted and had coffee with some on-the-house cookies to finish. Would recommend. Great place to bring relatives coming up to Dublin for a treat.

DO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was lovely, and arrived quickly, which is very helpful if you're on a tight lunch schedule.
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S
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Staff were nice but a bit too casual and generally the service and atmosphere were a bit chaotic. As an experience, it wouldn't be what I would look for when dining out - ambience is important.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great location just beside bus stop on quays. Were there for a meal for 2, we were seated quickly. Staff very friendly and service prompt. We both had the steak sambo and both loved it. High quality food. Chips were unreal too. Would recommend and will return 👍

MS
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Went for dinner with workmates. We sat in the outside seating, which thankfully was covered considering the changing weather in Dublin. The food was very good. My partner and I are both vegan, and the restaurant had a few options for us. We opted for the sweet potato and red lentil cake, whipped Irish ‘feta’, pistachio pesto & grilled fennel. The cakes (2) were nicely spiced and there was quite a generous serving. More than adequate to fill you up. My colleagues had the bangers & mash and the pork chop and both enjoyed their meals. I would return and try some of their other options.

KM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food & great service!! Perfect spot for brunch!

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

Allettati da altre recensioni positive, noi purtroppo abbiamo trovato un ristorante angusto, chiassoso e poco accogliente. Siamo stati serviti sì, rapidamente, ma in stile fast food. Cozze non fresche, in salsa che avrebbe dovuto essere alla birra ma sembrava molto annacquata. Un classico ristorante da turisti. Non torneremo.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

Overall was good. But tables are too close together - felt like we were in same party with the people beside us.

SB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went to the woollen mills for brunch which was disappointing. I've heard great things about the woollen mills and I will return for dinner at some stage but never again for brunch. The brunch menu is lacking. They had no options with fruit and only 2 or 3 breakfast items on the menu. The majority of dishes were lunches and I want eggs for brunch. I got the bacon and egg waffle sambo. The waffles were nice and fluffy but the bacon was unevenly cookee either overcooked and hard or very fatty, the dish also needed a sauce or relish. My husband got the sweet potatoe baji which was tasty but the poached egg was over cooked and it needed the runny egg to help moisten the dish. Place was very quiet but nicely decorated and staff were friendly and efficient.

JG
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, very ample portions. . Lively vibe , great welcome and service

JS
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service and appetizer was excellent but the burger was dry and tasted bland. It was way overcooked and overpriced.

OT
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for every day dining. The staff was so friendly and the food was fantastic. I got the brisket Mac and cheese - wow. So good. Great atmosphere and an easy way to watch the day go by!

SM
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful food, would eat the butternut squash bhaji every day if I could. Was too warm inside, and we moved outside for dessert - would have loved to eat upstairs but unfortunately it was closed, will go again!

VG
Columbus
31 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I booked and we were put at a table by the sandwich cart- not exactly very special. Service was very spotty- fortunately we were not in a hurry. Food was beautifully displayed and good. Expensive but all of Dublin is now.

GM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely meal on Friday, good service and delicious food

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Nothing special. Bland tasteless fish fingers served with a ramekin of frozen peas? Not worth the money.

MV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are really friendly and considerate. Nothing is too much for them.
The food was delicious and I can only praise the whole dining experience
in The Woollen Mill.

JK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The main course took over 1 hour from the starters to be delivered to the table. The food had been under a heat lamp fo r some time so was dried out.

There was not enough servers on the day, they were great to deal with but were overly stretched.

A
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and service as always. Accommodating to vegans.Thank you

AB
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff, good value food and bang in the centre of town.

G
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Great food, but chaotic service from the wait staff. The hostess provided the best table service for us, which was odd, but appreciated. A livery place in a good location to the center of the cities night life. Can’t fault the food though, enjoy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall excellent experience.

FA
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a delicious meal and was artistically presented. The service was good. It was very busy the night we dined due to the Gay Pride Parade, but the staff managed it smoothly.

HF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have the squash bhaji as your starter, it was absolutely DEVINE! The service is greats food is prompt and delicious, and the early bird is great value.

A
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I lked very much the location, food (ribeye), ambiance, service.
I´d will go again if I have travel to Dublin in the future.
I will recomend The Woollen Mills to all my friends and relatives.

K
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

I was going to say: Meh! but it wasn't as good as Meh!
The service was excellent, friendly and helpful. Location is great. But the menu sound really interesting, until you realise that anything substantial costs a bucket of money. So, not being well to do, eight of us had the sandwich type things: fish fingers, steak sandwich, brisket roll. And quite honestly, for a sandwich, it is over-priced. I did have the tin of anchovies as a starter, and that was delicious, although all the kitchen staff had to do was assemble: nothing was made in the restaurant, except (perhaps) for the bread.
Oh, the bread and butter pudding is wonderful.
But the mains were just too cafe-style with expensive restaurant prices. I appreciate the imagination of combinations, but not at this price.
I probably won't return again.

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner!

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