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Rooftop terrace overlooking the Ha'penny Bridge - The Woollen Mills, Dublin, Co. Dublin

The Woollen Mills

4.4
4.4
1252 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 coffee and bun, a plate of Irish fish and chips, a place to score a casual bite befre the nearby theatres and cinemas or sit with seven courses of Irish antipasti, burrata, crab, lamb or cauliflower steak, overlooking the Ha'penny Bridge with a fine bottle of red or a craft beer. We hope we do it well.

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2 people

23:00


Booked 13 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Breakfast, Vegetarian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 11:00–21:45
  • Phone number
    (01) 828 0835
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Rowen Babe
  • Catering
    3 course set menu €55 for all private dining <br />€25 YARN PIZZA set menu <br />Cocktails, wine and craft beers
  • Private party facilities
    The Woollen Mills can fit anything from 10 up to 100 and has four private dining rooms. We specialize in private dining, business meetings, lunch & dinners and corporate events. For information about weddings call 0851417860. For more info about our private dining rooms please visit http://thewoollenmills.com/events.htm or call 0851417860
  • Private party contact
    Jitka Smolkova: 085 141 7860
  • Area
    North City Centre
  • Cross Street
    42 Liffey St. and Ormond Quay<br />Dublin 1<br />Just Beside Ha'Penny Bridg
  • Parking Details
    Jervis Street - 5 minutes walk.
  • Public Transit
    Lower Liffey Street - bus stops 37, 39, 39A, 70.Luas Stop JERVIS
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,252 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dublin 1

    Great for brunch

  • Dublin 1

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Dublin 1

    Healthy

  • Dublin 1

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Dublin 1

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Dublin 1

    Lively

1,253 Reviews
  1. AnnaK

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good and tasty but the service was rushed and food arrived before drinks, bill was given to us without us asking for it even though the restaurant wasn’t that busy we felt hurried to get out. I’ve been before and really enjoyed it but I wouldn’t recommend it to others now

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  2. MeganM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely meal. Attentive staff. Great location!

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  3. PaulD

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    brunch is better than dinner - limited menu in my opinion

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  4. CATHALF

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great staff and service, food was great too. I was hoping to get a seat for my visiting friend with a view, but upstairs wasn't open and there was construction work outside so the outside view wasn't that great. It's not the restaurant's fault, the view will be great again once the outside work is completed. Overall a great dining experience.

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  5. JoanC

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed our visit and was made very welcome with Rollator and oxygen. Thanks for your kindness

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  6. DeclanM

    Dublin

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice but needs a bit more on menu. Will be back

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely staff, very accommodating to us and our little one. Food very nice. We had a two course valentines lunch set menu which was overpriced for lunch. Wish we had been offered A La carte instead but couldn’t fault anything else.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tuvimos un almuerzo de San Valentín, la comida abundante y sabrosa, y nos trataron muy bien en todo momento, esperamos volver!

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  9. KaterinaK

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff, nice food/wines and great view. Highly recommended

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  10. SineadT

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and service. Highly recommend, great spot!

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  11. AbigailS

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Staff were lovely and very helpful.

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  12. Jenny

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place. Staff really friendly and great service.

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  13. noelm

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very welcoming environment with friendly attentive staff and nice food.

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  14. JanetR

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought my teenage daughter and her best friend here for dinner, great service, staff were very friendly and attentive given it was a busy Saturday night. Great overall atmosphere, great location and very clean. Menu is a tiny bit limited but has a little something for everyone I think. Great recommendations for drinks to pair with dinner/dessert. Food was lovely and great value for the location. Dessert was fabulous we had the brownie and cheesecake, both were gorgeous. Really enjoyed our evening here, would recommend if you want a nice atmosphere, meal and friendly staff but don’t want to completely break the bank!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous venue for brunch in the city centre. Sitting in a historical building looking out at the halfpenny bridge. The food and service were excellent. Really good vegetarian and vegan options. We were a party of 8 and everyone enjoyed their food. Really friendly service too.

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  16. Eithne

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Asked for a few changes in breakfast order & was no problem, lovely food and service

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  17. Michael

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food & service as always. Woolen Mills is family friendly and a fun place for drinks too.

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  18. JeantineS

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was not what you would expect from that price. Spent more than €100 (2 pers) and felt like I was in a low quality dining room. We had the trout and the chicken and I was sick that evening after eating there. Also the food came within 5 minutes after ordering so I hadn’t had the feeling they cooked it fresh.

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  19. AislinM

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The fly situation must be dealt with. It was extremely off putting.

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  20. AlbertoR

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food ? Nothing special, the best the service, very helpful.

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  21. AngharadM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely atmosphere, great food and cocktails. Glad we booked.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bonne adresse pour manger à Dublin Ambiance sympathique Les plats sont bons

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  23. AnnaO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food delicious as always and super nice attentive staff! Thank you

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  24. RenateL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly and helpful staff, good quality of food, good organisation of workflow

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Small flys constantly hovering around the table was very off putting

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  26. DavidH

    Munich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an amazing time with my family at the Woollen Mills. The food was amazing. Would definitely recommend it and go there again.

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  27. AntonK

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place for sure, good food, friendly staff. But the food was WAY overpriced. I will never go there again.

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  28. Eims

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My daughter and I dined in the Woolen Mills for our Christmas Eve lunch. The food was way over priced and the portion size of my daughters main was not worth the price tag. Almost €100 for 2 two course meals and 1 cocktail. I drank tap water. I would think twice before dining here again.

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  29. MonicaC

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and very good value. Pleasant and professional staff

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  30. IsobelM

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a large group of adults and children for lunch on Christmas eve. The staff were very accommodating and pleasant. Our upstairs table had a lovely view over the river and the food was delicious.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful evening was had, perfect setting for our family gathering. A gem in the heart of Dublin!

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  32. PeterM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great hospitality, super staff and very patient with clients who linger and talk. As a regular, i plan to be even more regular.

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  33. AngelaAC

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the place ... staff always attentive ... lovely food and drink .. I usually tip . But we were there for lunch .there was a service charge ... do we tip or is that the tip ? Felt bad for leaving and not giving the tip .. the man was lovely serving us . We were there at 12 .. 4 of us . 🙂🙂

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  34. Eve123

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic service, really felt like we were looked after. Great that the music wasn’t too loud.

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  35. BrianF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere. Quality food, good selection of beers

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  36. ColmQ

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent staff and service. Food was enjoyable, and drinks were great.

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  37. MaryT

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Extremely noisy but Christmas party time! Food was poor. Chips cooked or reheated several times! Rock hard. Battered fish was battered to hard consistency. Kitchen must have been overwhelmed which is understandable at party time but not good enough.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very limited menu and extremely overpriced, even by Dublin standards. 14.50 for a starter portion of dry tasteless wings and 6 euro for a side of chips is just laughable. Won't be returning

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  39. SineadC

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good for groups and last minute bookings but quite overpriced for the quality of the food. The striploin was difficult to eat.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, location and the staff are brilliant - very accommodating and friendly

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Woollen Mills does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Woollen Mills is rated 4.4 stars by 1252 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

23:00


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Woollen Mills

42 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin, Co. Dublin D01 H304

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    42 Liffey St. and Ormond Quay<br />Dublin 1<br />Just Beside Ha'Penny Bridg
  • Area
    North City Centre
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 11:00–21:45
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Breakfast, Vegetarian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Jervis Street - 5 minutes walk.
  • Public Transit
    Lower Liffey Street - bus stops 37, 39, 39A, 70.Luas Stop JERVIS
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Rowen Babe
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (01) 828 0835
  • Catering
    3 course set menu €55 for all private dining <br />€25 YARN PIZZA set menu <br />Cocktails, wine and craft beers
  • Private party facilities
    The Woollen Mills can fit anything from 10 up to 100 and has four private dining rooms. We specialize in private dining, business meetings, lunch & dinners and corporate events. For information about weddings call 0851417860. For more info about our private dining rooms please visit http://thewoollenmills.com/events.htm or call 0851417860
  • Private party contact
    Jitka Smolkova: 085 141 7860
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