The Woollen Mills

4.4
706 reviews
€30 and under
Irish
The Woollen Mills has been one of the most iconic buildings and businesses in Dublin for over one hundred years, and to have taken over this site is a serious privilege. Much like our award-winning sister restaurant next door, The Winding Stair, we feel like we are custodians of something very special... a piece of history (James Joyce worked here, how unbelievable is that?!) and we must do it proud! Spanning over four floors and with a glorious roof terrace overlooking the River Liffey. The Woollen Mills is quintessentially Irish, local and of its locale. We want it to be an 'Eating House', a house of food, a place to grab a serious coffee and bun, a serious plate of Irish ham and chips, a place to take home a box of salads and scones or sit with seven courses of anchovies and crab and herrings and pork and beef rib, overlooking the Ha'penny Bridge with a fine bottle of red or a craft beer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 706 People Are Saying
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Alisha
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very friendly and attentive. Really enjoyed my brother’s birthday dinner there and will definitely good for other occasions 👍🏼

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Limited menu but helpful with allergy

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CarolineL
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, brilliant service and great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The ambiance was good. Great service but limited vegetarian option. Rice patty in a burger isn’t the best choice. But overall a nice experience.

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vipTimS
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Rump Steak for €28 was incredibly tough.
We discussed with the waitress whether it was going to be tough because it was rump and we’re told no.

Way way too expensive for that cheap cut of meat.
Served in a way that did not make it tender. Highly disappointing. Was inedible and didn’t even get an acknowledgment from restaurant (let alone an apology) when we both sent our steaks back less than half eaten.

Really felt like we were being taken advantage of.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Compliance to covid regulations adhered to very well. Food was really good. Staff very friendly and attentive.

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Joanie
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A great spot for an afternoon snack.
Outdoor dining area is particularly lovely.

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AshlingG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had chosen the Woollen Mills as it claimed to be family friendly and to have a children’s menu. Unfortunately, they had no children’s menu and the general menu choice was poor. The food we got was okay. The menus that I had seen online prior to booking were nothing like the menu that was available when we visited.

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SusanB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Menu poor. Staff friendly. Expensive. Limited selection

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Izabella
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite possibly the best brunch of my life. I don’t know which was better between the food & the service, but it was an all-around amazing experience.

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Jenc
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

SG
SarahG
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent Korean chicken burgers, really friendly service!

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CatieM
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service from all the staff and delicious food! Great portion sizes and very tasty!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. The bacon chop was a highlight as well as the delicious margaritas. Great service and atmosphere too.

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SpecialK
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely space for a Friday evening catch up with friends. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and efficient.

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KL500
London
54 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went here on our second night as tourists staying in Dublin. Waitress was very friendly & food was good. Also very central location with good views over the river. Relaxed environment, great to visit after a day of sightseeing.

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vipConorG
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and service from David! The sharing steak is unreal!

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EPMG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We arrived on time for our reservation and approached the bouncer and told him so. He told us to join the queue outside as everyone had a reservation. My girlfriend then approached him and he clarified that we had to join the queue. We queued for 30 minutes and eventually learned that the queue consisted of a mix of reservations and walk-ins. Eventually we skipped him and spoke to a female staff member who showed us to our table. The bouncer didn't seem to understand what a reservation was. Standing outside with my family for 30 minutes with junkies on the bench openly using drugs was very embarrassing and hugely disappointing.

The food and our table were great. Our waiter was very busy but with some help he did a great job in the end. The restaurant certainly isn't cheap, so to have that man at the door really spoiled the rest of the experience.

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Simmypimmy
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are just so friendly and attentive making a really enjoyable experience. Simone

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Kieran
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely experience. Very accommodating staff. Interesting and enjoyable; food with a nice difference.

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DavidP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good solid and tasty food, great friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

we didn't feel comfortable, there was a woman who works there she's freaking rude, I don't recommend there.

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PauricL
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice outdoor space, sheltered. Great service and food.

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EoinOReilly
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love eating here for our dates staff are friendly and funny and care about you during your time there. We are obsessed with the Curry Mayo and highly recommend!
PLEASE BOTTLE AND SELL THE CURRY MAYO

EO
EoinO
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I booked off the yarn website and it wasn't actually the yarn

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top marks for both food and service! The rump steak was cooked to perfection and the wine was fantastic. Also recommend the espresso martini!! Most definitely recommend this place.

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CeliaR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great pizza and cocktails on the outdoor terrace. Beautiful location. A lovely staff member kindly took a photo of our group for us

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NicolaR
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the brunch experience and after a last min reservation, was pleasantly surprised with the rooftop outdoor seating. The staff and food were top quality, the staff especially were very polite. I marked the noise level based on a group that were noisy but the attentive staff moved us with no fuss, to a quieter table. Thank you!

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RoisinM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for brunch with group of 6 and it ticked all the boxes - delicious food, great coffee and cocktails, friendly staff and warm atmosphere. The waffles are a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience4

Tourist trap... very poor menu. Very lovely staff.

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch menu, good for gluten free, helpful and professional servers

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NickG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal upstairs, great views of the river. Throughly recommend the fish and chips with curry mayo

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LavanyaG
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place. Staff was lovely and food was amazing. I would definitely go back there again

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Helena
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was lovely, we dined outdoors. The space was clean, atmospheric and warm.
The only downside was the menu online didn't match the menu served which was a reduced version of what was online.

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CathyG
Dublin
14 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Lunch menu was quite limited , slightly disappointed with it .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time here! Service was amazing and the food was great :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nicest staff, so attentive and pleasant! Great menu, great value.

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Firetrapper
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Disappointing variety in the menu from when it first opened. Also the food was decidedly average especially the pizza which had too much sauce for the oven temp it was cooked at leaving it as a sloppy mess. Hopefully we just got unlucky with a quiet Monday post covid but the restaurant did not even have the buzz to make up for the food. The service was good though with very friendly and helpful staff.

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PaulB
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent service really nice place for outdoor dining on Saturday afternoon

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Grace
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious and service was great although the weekend brunch menu could have had more options there was very few of the usual meals - no eggs benedict or avocado etc but would still recommend!

FAQs

The Woollen Mills does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Woollen Mills is rated 4.4 stars by 706 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.