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The Winding Stair

4.6
4.6
1011 Reviews
€31 to €50
Irish

The Winding Stair is an award winning Irish restaurant overlooking Dublin's famous Ha'Penny bridge. The restaurant originally became a Dublin landmark in the 1970's named after a Yeats poem, giving it some true local history. It opened again in 2006 and became what it is today. Serving micro-brewery beer and food produce sourced from Artisans from the Island The Winding Staircase enjoys sourcing locally. Serving dishes from Marcoom's Irish buffalo mozzarella on their A la carte to roasted pumpkin wedges on their lunch menu there is a great twist on Irish dishes throughout the day.

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Booked 21 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Sunday 12.00-22.30

  • Phone number

    (01) 872 7320

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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Menu

Legal Eagle Nods, Odds & Snacks

  • Roasted Bone Marrow€16.00

    braised oxtail, Gaelic Escargots, garlic butter

    • Pork Scratchings€8.00

      with smoked oyster mayo

      • Winding Legal Homemade Chips€5.00

        with black garlic aioli

        • Legal Eagle Homemade Crisps€5.00

          with bacon dust & cheese

          Starters

          • The Wooded Pig Irish Charcuterie Board€18.00

            with fermented vegetables & breads

            • Potted Dingle Bay Crab€16.00

              with toasted soda bread and organic leaves

              • The Winding Stair Smoked Fish Plate€20.00

                with seaweed mayo, pickled cucumber and treacle breads

                • Martin Flynn's Local Tomatoes€16.00

                  whipped Irish Feta, beets, pickled red onion, shaved asparagus & pistachio dressing

                  • Jellied Thornhill Duck€16.00

                    duck heart kebab, peach & peppercorn chutney, grilled peaches & hazelnuts

                    Mains

                    • Slow-Roasted Olive-Fed Pork Belly€27.00

                      nduja croquettes, fermented fennel, roasted apricot & apricot ketchup and jus

                      • White Sole€27.00

                        with cucumber & brown shrimp, crispy potato & brown butter

                        • 10 Oz Pat Mac's Rump Steak€32.00

                          with Gaelic Escargot, baked bone marrow, horseradish & potato terrine, parsnip & truffle slaw

                          • Cockles & Mussels€27.00

                            Steamed East Coast cockles, Connemara rope mussels and Clogherhead crab with chips & seaweed aioli

                            • Ballymakenny Potato Dumplings€25.00

                              with King Oyster mushroom, cauliflower purée, roasted walnut, shaved Shepherd's Store cheese & black garlic purée

                              Desserts

                              • Chocolate & Stout Mousse€9.00

                                Peanut praline & raspberries. Perfect with a glass of Pineau des Charentes, Chateau d'Orignac, €9

                                • Brown Sugar Pavlova€9.00

                                  Peaches & cream & roasted almonds. Good with a glass of East India Solera, Lustau Cream Sherry €8

                                  • Three Irish Cheeses€15.00

                                    With homemade crackers and fig jam. Ideal paired with a glass of Barão de Vilar, LBV Port, €7

                                    Last updated: 18 June 2021

                                    What 1,011 people are saying

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                                    4.6
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                                    • 4.5Food
                                    • 4.7Service
                                    • 4.6Ambience
                                    • 4.2Value

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                                    1. JF

                                      JF17

                                      London

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                      Enjoyable meal, food was vg but not sure the quality & taste matched the overall price

                                    2. JH

                                      JamesH

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      I really enjoy dining here. Faboulous food and great service in a relaxing environment.

                                    3. K

                                      Karen

                                      Los Angeles

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 10 October 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Lovely quirky little restaurant with fabulous wine selection, friendly staff & wonderful (but maybe a little small) menu

                                    4. B

                                      Brian

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 10 October 2021

                                      overall1food3service1ambience1

                                      We found the service poor for a table of 7 people with no options or consideration for our children. We found the place very noisy to the extent it was difficult to hear our conversations. The food was nice but given the size of the portions the food was over priced. We've eaten there before and enjoyed the place unfortunately on our recent visit we were very disappointed, it was certainty was not not value for money, I won't be returning.

                                    5. JK

                                      JohnK

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 9 October 2021

                                      overall3food3service2ambience2

                                      Service was poor due to staff being overstretched, food was good but considering the price, not great value.

                                    6. CE

                                      CELuna

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 9 October 2021

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      Best food I’ve had in years. Lovely atmosphere. The bread and butter pudding is a must.

                                    7. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 9 October 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Lovely fresh breeze and open windows near the River by Ha'Penny Bridge . Not what you expect from looking at the street level entrance . Service was knowledgable , amiable and friendly . Food had such a great story behind each dish with amazing local produce incorporated into each meal . Ray wing with samphire ( a local sea succulent ) was outstanding . Local fish board with brown bread for starter was superb . Love this place

                                    8. JS

                                      JamesS

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 8 October 2021

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      A charming restaurant serving delicious food and I would definitely visit again when in Dublin.

                                    9. A

                                      Aoife

                                      Dublin

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 8 October 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      One of my favourite places in Dublin. The friendliest staff, the most beautiful local food, the loveliest and most convivial of settings. Can't wait to go back again.

                                    10. TB

                                      TBAR

                                      Exclusive

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 3 October 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Loved the food, loved the drink and the service was amazing! My one request would be more appropriate music to add to the ambiance. I spent €200 while they blasted purple rain and I wanna dance with somebody. Maybe some jazz or quieter mood music would add to the experience.

                                    11. D

                                      Damien

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 1 October 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The food was delicious. We had Strawberry wine to accompany the cheeseboard. Overall a good experience. Friendly staff and nice ambience.

                                    12. G

                                      Geraldine

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 1 October 2021

                                      overall3food3service4ambience3

                                      Service was great and atmosphere was lovely. Food was nice but found it a bit over priced for what it was. Ordered fish and it came with mashed potatoes. Plate looked very bland as everything was white. Would have liked a bit of veg / colour on plate for extra texture and take it more appealing. Overall it was a nice evening

                                    13. BF

                                      BobF

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 1 October 2021

                                      overall2food4service3ambience2

                                      Very disappointed, over priced, sat outside where it was cold, management could do nothing with the heater. Ambiance was non-existent. I would not recommend restaurant.

                                    14. K

                                      Klaudia

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 1 October 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great food, great service. We recommend to all. Thank you !

                                    15. RP

                                      RobertP

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 1 October 2021

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Beautiful room, good food, great service. Will go back soon.

                                    16. WJ

                                      WJK1

                                      London

                                      9 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on 30 September 2021

                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                      Excellent food and helpful staff. Quite expensive.

                                    17. V

                                      Visitor

                                      London

                                      2 reviews

                                      2.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 30 September 2021

                                      overall2food2service3ambience3

                                      The Starter -(squash salad) the squash not cooked (undercooked -verging on raw) and the green salad barely present, the walnut (no half walnuts- a few tiny pieces) and the feta dressing acidic with a racid taste -it should not have been served by any reputable restuarant. The main - a steak was OK.

                                    18. HE

                                      HEIDEB

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 26 September 2021

                                      overall3food3service5ambience4

                                      Lovely venue and fab service. We didn’t check it out before so a full 3 course with wine was way beyond our budget . The Ray fin was not very substantial although tasty . I love the apple rhubarb fool dessert but my husband asked for icecream and got two small scoops for 6 Euros which we though was really expensive. If you have the budget would really recommend the experience

                                    19. AM

                                      AlisonM

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 26 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Fantastic restaurant, look forward to returning soon

                                    20. CW

                                      ConorW

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 26 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Absolutely outstanding food, wine and service. Can’t wait to come back!

                                    21. TB

                                      TomB

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 26 September 2021

                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                      Food was tastily prepared, quickly served and the waiter was talkative and informative. We were indoors for Sunday lunch and it was a pleasant experience

                                    22. EC

                                      EmmaC

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 25 September 2021

                                      overall4food3service4ambience5

                                      The setting and staff make this a nice experience - and there is an interesting range of drinks. The food sounded really nice on the menu but just wasnt that special, which was a shame considering the price.

                                    23. MB

                                      MarthaB

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 25 September 2021

                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                      We had a lovely evening in the restaurant. The waiter was fantastic and the food delicious. We would recommend this to friends.

                                    24. M

                                      Matt

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 24 September 2021

                                      overall3food2service4ambience2

                                      The food was decent. the portions were less than average. The fixed menu lacks any non-red meat options. The one Vegetarian option was pretty bad. The prices DID NOT match the quality of the meat served. The Cocktails were only Wine based and decent.

                                    25. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 24 September 2021

                                      overall2food2service3ambience4

                                      The service and ambiance were good but for the price of the food it is overpriced.

                                    26. O

                                      Oftensceptical

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 18 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Absolutely stunning food, beautifully (but unpretentiously) prepared and cooked - worth a detour. In a charming, light-filled room overlooking the Liffey - one of the best meals overall we’ve had in a very long time.

                                    27. OD

                                      OlwynD

                                      Dublin

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 18 September 2021

                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                      Amazing food! Everything was to a very high standard- among the best in Dublin at this price point. Very creative, beautifully cooked, high quality ingredients. Lovely room- a little noisy- but full of character. I’ll be back for sure.

                                    28. GM

                                      GailM

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 11 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great location. Staff friendly and helpful. Food very good.

                                    29. PG

                                      PeterG

                                      Dublin

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on 11 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Fab food as always. One of the city’s best. Service excellent

                                    30. p

                                      philm

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 11 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      I love this restaurant. So good to be back indoors eating great food with the best view of Dublin. I have never had a bad experience here

                                    31. MC

                                      MaryCL

                                      Dublin

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 11 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Really delicious food on the upstairs terrace, staff were so helpful and it all felt very safe from a COVID point of view. Highly recommend this gem

                                    32. H

                                      Harris

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 10 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Absolutely fantastic evening. Food, staff, everything incredible from start to finish. Highly recommend!!

                                    33. k

                                      kelvin

                                      London

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on 10 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Good selection of fish dishes (and meat too), attentive service, great location

                                    34. BD

                                      BrDublin2021

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 5 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent lunch, great service, lovely spot, will go again once we can. would recomend.

                                    35. B

                                      Bazz77

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 4 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Fantastic place for beautiful food and electric atmosphere!! Highly recommended! Great staff too!!

                                    36. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 3 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Best chips I can remember! Lovely night

                                    37. M

                                      Morro

                                      Dublin

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 3 September 2021

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Good food, attentive service, plenty of water without having to keep asking for it, which is very much appreciated. Tablecloth provided without a demur, which again was very much appreciated.

                                    38. PB

                                      PatriciaB

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 3 September 2021

                                      overall1food2service3ambience3

                                      Far too expensive for what are cheap cuts if meat. Pork belly and rump steak. Really really overpriced. Mains very limited. Potatoes as a main for vegetarians? Starter feta salad wonderful but 16.50 euro!!

                                    39. CN

                                      CarmelN

                                      Dublin

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 3 September 2021

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Tasty food good service but found it to be relatively expensive

                                    40. D

                                      Dublinvisit

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 28 August 2021

                                      overall3food4service3ambience3

                                      Nice wine selection. Good food. Pleasant service. A bit overpriced.

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                                    The Winding Stair is rated 4.6 stars by 1011 OpenTable diners

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                                    Booked 21 times today
                                    Google Map for The Winding Stair

                                    40 Ormond Quay Lower Dublin, Co. Dublin D01 R9Y5

                                    • Area

                                      North City Centre

                                    • Hours of Operation

                                      Monday - Sunday 12.00-22.30

                                    • Cuisines

                                      Irish, Seafood, Vegetarian

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Dining

                                    • Dress Code

                                      Casual Dress

                                    • Payment Options

                                      MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Additional

                                      Beer, View, Wine

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