The Woollen Mills

4.3
776 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 776 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself & my son had a lovely tasty ad-hoc dinner here last night.Sat outside in really well set up sheltered but extremely well ventilated outdoor area.It was very busy but waiting staff couldn’t have been more helpful or attentive.Can’t wait to come back again and son wants to book it for his birthday

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LisaS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a very enjoyable meal with friends, sharing lots of tasty appetisers. Service was attentive and friendly and the atmosphere was great.

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Resident
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very expensive for what you’re getting. Cost €80 for 2 lunches, shared side with a drink each and shared dessert with one tea. Stodgy dumpling. Wings are wings. Would avoid. As a Dublin resident I can say with confidence that there are much better places for the same or less money.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and staff are always so nice and friendly

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t fault it, food was delicious and staff lovely

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Maya
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

everything was generally good, a little bit expensive, but the portions were sizable and food was great quality.

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vipLovewinedine
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and service was excellent. They have outdoor heaters which was nice.

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PeterS
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, ambience and food. A good selection of cocktails and drinks

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CityCat112
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Great atmosphere. The food and cocktails were delicious.

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Natalie
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was brilliant. Extremely friendly and never left waiting or needing anything. The food was amazing. Really safe environment too.

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ToniI
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Felt very comfortable and warm in the outside seating.

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michellec
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

A buzzy place, with good service. However, the food was underwhelming, and was quite expensive for what we received. This was my 3rd visit in recent months and again, I felt that while the menu options looked very appetising, we were disappointed. Food lacks flavour, and doesn't deliver what it says on the menu. I really like this place as the room and the setting are great - some tweaking in the kitchen would really make this a regular choice for me.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service, very attentive staff. Food was delicious and very well priced for su h a location. I'll be back

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Robb
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Charming place overlooking the Liffey river with delicious food and great staff. Definitely a keeper!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really good service. Nice cocktails and really nice brunch options, we're in the outside hearted terrace great for people watching and not too cold.

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OwenD
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible food awful service this place has gone down hill massively

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GERARDO
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Helpful staff food well cooked good value for location

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had lunch in the outdoor seating section. It was very nice. The food was really tasty and the steak was actually cooked as ordered, which is uncommon in Ireland! The staff were friendly and polite. We would return

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SeamusO
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location - great vibe and atmosphere - food menu is limited enough / but nice

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Ali2
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great service and great location

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ETull
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely and friendly staff.
Great atmosphere.
Quick service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I loved the Woollen mills the first time I tried it, the savory waffles were amazing but this time the quality and quantity wasn’t great and the food was dry.

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grainnec
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was a bit burnt and came out very quickly so always a bad sign.

The waiter made me feel rushed and took away my friends plate while she was still eating! Not good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good experience all round

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Alcarine
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fun staff. Had a great evening with a lovely view of the hapenny bridge.

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AmyC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal… service was great, really friendly staff!
Food was unreal. The place is so cosy and buzzing.. Can’t wait to go back

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DeirdreC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Limited selection on Menu, but has looked ta before booking so it was ok. Felt nice and festive inside with good decorations. Tables well spaced out.

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EDWARDR
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & excellent food. Loved the cocktails & the real Christmassy vibe too. 100% would go back

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PatrickJ
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Except for the quality of the food, everything else was good, ie service, atmosphere, location etc. Rump steak was tough; nobody finished their Turkey main course. Menu lacks choice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Worst dinner ever

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Ordered steak that was quite expensive (€26) and was chewy, was not charged when raised it but still disappointing presentation and meal based on the price. Also had noted it was my fiancés 30th but was initially sat beside the kitchen door and only got moved as I asked. Then nothing was done for the dessert to mark the occasion as requested on open table and by phone.
Disappointing.

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Service. The staff were very professional and friendly. The food was delicious with generous portion sizes. Great ambience.

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Dave1
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This wasn’t as good as other times I’ve eaten at the woollen mill; my wife’s fish was mainly bones. Staff seemed ambivalent when mention. We got asked multiple times if we wanted water! and despite asking for our wine to come with the main we need to ask for it again.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Lovely evening with friends. Service was brilliant. Great cocktails and nice food.

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SarahN
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really lovely place for both food and drinks. The veggie nachos are Devine!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Staff were very rushed and kept forgetting drinks and food orders. Service was very rush, food was okay. We were 20 mins waiting for drinks order after rushing us to make a decision when we sat down. Indoor dining section upstairs was freezing and heaters weren’t working. Overall disappointing evening

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RachC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would definitely recommend. Slightly on the pricey side. Lovely atmosphere and staff were very friendly. Disappointed the sandwiches were not available at the weekends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so kind and nothing was an issue. The service was brilliant and the food was lovely. Would definitely recommend

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LianneR
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for a relaxed dinner. Friendly and attentive service, accommodating of our young child and an extra member of our group, and we felt very safe with the covid precautions in place.

FAQs

The Woollen Mills does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Woollen Mills is rated 4.3 stars by 776 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.