The Woollen Mills

4.3
601 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 601 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Elizabeth
Dublin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely views from the rooftop. Friendly,accommodating staff.good cocktails. I will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food, perfectly cooked steak, fantastic service.

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AislinnN
Dublin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great to be able to have a lovely meal outdoors

Lovey staff

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NiamhR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining area is really nice. Service was excellent and food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was cold, not nice at all.

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MarkG
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Really good outdoor dining experience, the highlight being the efficient and friendly staff. The menu is somewhat restricted at the moment, but the potted crab, Caesar salad and waffles that we had were good.

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Loulou
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good and staff very helpful and accommodating. Highly recommended.

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MatthewF
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Only serving half pints, but charging full pint price feels like a scam.

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MandyM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely welcome, friendly staff, excellent service. Definitely be back

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BrianK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

90 minute reservations, didn't spot that. It should be more visible and our server could have politely mentioned that when we arrived rather than refusing another drink and imo a little rudely telling us to leave. I have no problem with 90 minutes but be nice and more transparent about it with your customers. Pizza was nice, great chips and herself enjoyed a cocktail. Maybe we just got someone on a bad day but it was not customer first. Won't be rushing back.

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Kris
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch. Good value. Nice outdoor space. Fast service.

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JohnQ
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great spot, amazing staff and good value for money

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SorchaGill
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and waiter was very helpful. The rooftop seating area was gorgeous!

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KarenE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Roof terrace is perfect for a sunny day. Will definitely be back.

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BolajiH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good customer service and very down to earth hospitality experience.

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CatherineO
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The staff were very attentive.The service was quick. I was a little disappointed with the limited choice on the lunch menu but overall i enjoyed my first visit to The Wollen Mills. I don't think it will be my last

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AlanaM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very wonderful, food was great and the food arrived very quickly, it was amazing.

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ShaunaB
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely setting and staff were great. The food was OK, nothing special but fine for the price. We sat upstairs so thankfully we could avoid the noise below. I would go back again.

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MarkK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant experience. Would definitely go there again.

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FayeM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friend went their for lunch loved the upstairs out door dinning area and the food and drinks was amazing!! Staff were amazing so nice and friendly really lovely atmosphere

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Aoife
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great meal. Lovely staff. Food and drinks were brought to the table quickly. Staff were very friendly!

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TraceyM
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch with 5 friends on the terrace upstairs, the staff is as friendly and very efficient and accommodating. Everyone in the group were very happy, we will be back. Also you have to try the chips with curry mayo

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BriceN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was good so was the service. Great cocktails.

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LisaG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot for lunch/brunch. Such lovely staff. Comfortable outside dining, felt very safe.

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MichaeM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty full Irish and Turkish eggs. Lovely spot for outside dining especially in the sunshine. Polite attentive service and clean bathrooms.

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MartinaD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening, service was very good staff very attentive and friendly.
Would like more choice on the menu. Would liked to have seen fresh fish (without the batter) on the menu.
Overall our experience was very good and would recommend eating there.

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SaraK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place ( rooftop), great nachos. Enjoyable experience.

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DeirdraP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calm, quiet, relaxing, well organised. A Happy evening - thank you to all

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AnnM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From start to finish we had a lovely lunch. The setting on the terrace was lovely, view over to Liffey. The waiting staff were very friendly and it was a lovely relaxed setting.

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LucyW
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely evening. The service was excellent: friendly considerate staff working hard under what must be difficult conditions. The food was exceptionally good, wonderful bread and pizza, really nice piece of steak (small, but plenty), delicious spinach and salad. The Margarita was disappointing - extremely bitter - but I drank it anyhow! Wine was very good. It's not cheap but it was a birthday treat and the terrace is just lovely (although if they had real plants rather than plastic, oh, what a joy it would be). Thanks! We'll be back!

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HiquingariA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food and great service.

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Chris
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pizzas were great, freshly made with quality ingredients. Staff were efficient and attentive without being overbearing. A pretty chilled dining experience - would definitely visit again.

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IsabelleB
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The service was great, quick and nice waiters, it was very nice to have lunch on the terrasse rooftop. The only thing I would recommand is to be able to order anything on the menu if it's there, there was a menu for lunch and another one for diner and another for the weekend, I wanted to order a pizza that seemed delicious but couldn't as it was only for the diner menu.

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Jane
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

A lovely terrace to eat on, however, the food was not good. Mushy and tasteless. The plates of food served to other customers around looked the same. The restaurant also asked for a credit card to book a table. They said if we canceled less than two days in advance they would charge the card 40 euro! I only booked it two days in advance. Absolutely disgraceful! Will never return to this restaurant!

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JohnJ
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our night here, good food, service and ambience. Thank you! And would happily recommend the Woolen Mills to others.

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ShaunaK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and amazing staff

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GarethO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food in a handy location. Friendly and quick service too

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COReilly
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor space, completely covered over to no need to worry about rain etc. Cocktails were gorgeous 😍

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CiaranN
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You always get looked after at the Woollen Mills. Everything is lovely there.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Staff very attentive. Felt very safe in terms of pandemic requirements. Food very tasty and great value. I would highly recommend.

FAQs

The Woollen Mills does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Woollen Mills is rated 4.3 stars by 601 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.