The Winding Stair

4.7
954 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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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KatherineS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food and very well presented. Service was 100% and our waiter was knowledgeable on the wine list. Great atmosphere on the rooftop outside, not too noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and delicious food.

DM
DympnaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, lovely outdoor setting, great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing. Pearce lovely. Food super outdoor seating area brill. Loved it and will be back.

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DanielleC
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Irish produce, beautifully prepared and presented. Delicious wines by the glass too.

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LauraM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, really good quality ingredients, and outdoor setting was lovely. A nice relaxing 2.5 hours on a Sunday afternoon spent there.

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LorraineP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrace setting stunning lovely atmosphere, staff so friendly, food was excellent, really enjoyed the experience for special birthday. Would definitely recommend.

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Karine
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, food was amazing, service on point, atmosphere and setting just lovely. Definitely recommend.

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NT24
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous thoroughly enjoyed -delicious food will be back

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STEPHANIEM
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal in lovely surroundings. Beautiful food and great service.

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IslouMaria
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A very pleasant experience overall, except that we both had the same main course and in one the meat was extremely tough so there was inconsistency.

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OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Beautiful outdoor balcony/terrace seating and delicious food. Great return to dining with friends for me. Thank you!

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peterw
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always loved this place and coming out of lockdown, if anything it’s even better. The outdoor space is really well done, the service as good as ever and the food is great. It was my first choice for a meal out after a year and a half and was so good I booked another table straight away.

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Eims
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious food and wine served on the outdoor terrace with lovely view over the ha'penny bridge. In spite of heavy rain the terrace was well sheltered but perhaps a long sleeved layer to be recommended on a colder day. I can imagine perfect on a sunny day.
Very interesting menu with a Legal Eagle collaboration, another restaurant worth a visit

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EilishD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and wonderful service. Can’t wait to book again!

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Mimi
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very accepting and accommodating of a toddler and young child. Lovely atmosphere for city rooftop. Good quality ingredients but our guest found rump steak chewy and tasteless. Pork belly very tasty. Plaice unremarkable. Wine excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal here in the lovely atmosphere of the outdoor area. It was a lovely return to Dublin dining after a long time and I commend the restaurant for its resilience.

RJ
vipRoisinJ
Dublin
13 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Relaxed summer lunch on lovely terrace. The sharing ribs were delicious. Not my first time here and won’t be my last.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and all of the staff were the most pleasant and welcoming I’ve ever come across in a restaurant. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night - and lovely to be out out. Slight price increase which is I stand able given the limited seating, however justifiable but one would hope this is not a template for a return to full occupancy.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food - oh yes! Really enjoyed our experience and we had a lovely time! It was great to be able to wine and dine again after a long while.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, couple of things stopped it being top class. Apricot with the pork didn't work, too sweet. Coleslaw with the steak doesn't work either ,off balance. I'd look again at the menu, it's very close to Michelin standard, but not there yet. Noise from next door is also a little off putting, but won't be a problem when you get back indoors. I'm being hyper critical here, if you are a customer reading this, please go there, it's a very good experience. For the restaurant, service was probably some of the best I experienced, food is mostly perfect, just a couple of things to look at. I will be back though

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LizD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food. Great service.

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NeilO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too class service and food standard, would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner here with three pals. The service was excellent and the staff really nice and chatty.

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DanielleM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had the pan fried sole which was well presented with little blobs of Mayo squeezed around the edge of the plate and some pea sprout sprinkled on it. Tasted good. Wasn't worth 27 euro thoug. Nice ambiance, very good service although I did notice there wasn't a single female on staff in the kitchen or front of house.

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CT22
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, wine selection and food was fantastic but the service was outstanding and made the evening even more enjoyable, the waiter was very helpful, knowledgeable and pleasant. I will definitely be back and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great quality meal and relaxed atmosphere at a very competitive price. 5/5

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally made it to winding stair since the last lockdown and they didn’t let us down. Brilliant experience and we will be back.

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Suzanne
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, great ambience and great service. It was ever-so-slightly more expensive than we thought, but don't mind too much as we haven't been out for dinner in so long!

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CatherineH
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I found that it was very cold we asked could they put the cover up and heaters but there was something about not complying with HSE Rules therefore we were extremely cold, the table cloths were blowing, hard to enjoy also my friends asked for pino grigo wine and they had none, the toilets were extremely dark a safety hazard, overall not value for money and I would not be booking a table again

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JenniferF
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor terrace. A bit chilly if you are eating later. But we had a great dinner!

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MarkT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very tasty. Service was excellent. Very enjoyable evening

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AudreyO
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had such a lovely experience and can’t wait to go back again. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were 2 adults and 3 kids. I ordered steak it was tuff and sauce was salty I was OK to eat but disappointed considering the price. My husband is a vegetarian. My advice for vegetarians is to avoid this place his food just wasn't good.
There was no childerns menu and we were not offered any options for them. We just ordered starters for them. They clearly do not want to cater for kids
Our booking was for 5pm so not late in the evening.
I would not return here

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Bokao
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Near our apartment in the city center, we waited a while to be served, we liked the table for couples despite the plants that were in my wife's head, it was funny and we had fun with the waiter's service, who was very attentive. We ordered starters, main course and dessert and 2 bottles of wine. It was a delicious night with many flavors and good laughs thanks to a good place, I highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is so nice, outdoor space is lovely and the fish plate as a starter was amazing !

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RichardL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to be back here.

Great food and service as always

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at the Winding Stair. The food was excellent, the service impeccable and the terrace cosy.
The cocktails and wine selection are very good as well!

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Relaxed atmosphere on the roof top. Service was excellent

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auschick
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, 1st night out since lockdown. Didn't feel rushed, gently reminded when 15 mins left of our time limit (reopening rules). Would highly recommend.

FAQs

The Winding Stair is rated 4.7 stars by 954 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.