The Washerwoman

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127 reviews
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€30 and under
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Irish
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  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
The Washerwoman is on Glasnevin Hill (called locally Washerwoman's Hill due to the local story of many washerwomen out on the hill with their mangles etc washing clothes in the Tolka river!). It's been a well-loved and treasured restaurant in the area for years now, and is housed in a charming stone cottage which dates in part from 1700.

There will be a strong range of quirky and every day (!) wines befitting of a neighbourhood restaurant, which makes for a special occasion, or a casual dining experience. Given the locale and the fact that we hope to welcome families, there are exciting, healthy and accessible foods for kids (plus some little quirks to keep them interested, engaged and most importantly, occupied!), a host of diner classics, and a particularly extensive steak selection. We are working with some of our favourite craft butchers to create our own aging room and source some amazing salt-aged meats.
What 127 People Are Saying
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MS
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great for the area lovely resturaunt . simple home cooking

AC
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Washerwoman is one of my faves and still is , but when I ate here last week my food wasnt up to par as it usually is, I always get wings , and this time they let me down. A tad soggy and not much buffalo sauce. Everyone else in my group were extremely happy with their food so I’m putting mine down to a one off. But the thing that really ruined it was the price of a kids meal. €10 for a measly burger and chips, and €5 for literally two tiny scoops of ice cream. Total rip off. I will be back just without my children.

LM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely cosy restaurant with a snug but modern feel. Delicious food. Go for the ceaser salad with anchovies and a glass of cool rose! Very helpful and attentive staff which is a big incentive.

BS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were a table of 7 on Saturday night and had a very enjoyable experience. We got a warm welcome, and a beautiful meal that everyone was happy with. It was our first time and we will definitely be back

N
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Visited Washerwomans to celebrate wedding anniversary. Very dissapointed with dinner menus which had very limited choice. Food served up was poor and almost unedable. Lamb stake was full of fat and chips were over cooked and were more like crisps than chips. Also vastly overpriced for the food we were served up. Will definitely not be dining there again

J
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food, which we got to enjoy in the sun outside in their secret garden.

AM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Very nice food lovely staff, a bit pricey for a suburban restaurant.

AJ
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice meal in the Washerwomans, well worth a visit.

MC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I could not recommend the Washerwoman enough. Great food, lovely staff and super atmosphere.

D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice place with great staff and high quality food. Went there with my wife. The only thing that we didn't like was that our stakes that we ordered well done and medium well, were both closer to medium.

M
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

The food was great but service was very poor. The waitress was not friendly or helpful at all. Ok, we were there just once (holidays) but still. And then she just charged us 12,5% service... didn't make a fuss about it but I surtainly had no good feeling afterwards.

S
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The brunch portion sizes are large so best to go hungry -

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the first time I sat at a table upstairs, which was lovely and quieter than downstairs. The food was excellent (especially the relish on the veggie burger!) and the staff were very kind to us.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing resturant. Food was best we had in Dublin. Staff really took care of you and the place itself is really quaint and rustic. Make sure you try the smoked mackerel and also the beetroot hummus. The chief knows how to prepare greens, some of the best I've ever had.

AE
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and friendly staff
Would definitely return.

VD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to this restaurant many times as i live locally and it is always first class. I have brought many friends to the restaurant over the years.

RB
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere. Good service. Interesting food. An easy walk from DCU for visitors to Dublin.

JN
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Enjoyed meal but not fabulous. Very noisy with children. Wine could be a little cheaper.

J
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food, great staff, highly recommended. Very fresh ingredients.

J
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delightful small local restaurant, small selection of foods but nicely varied and interesting presentations - and delicious! thank you - will be back!

CS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous little restaurant close to The Helix. Perfect for pretheatre dinner. They have a really interesting menu & the food is gorgeous. We will definitely return.

OT
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place with very nice food, and great service.

EK
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We had an 11am brunch booking for Sunday, we arrived on time but the door was closed. We waited outside until 11.10am and then I phoned to have the door opened so we could go in 😕
Super food and a great brunch aside from the late start 😊

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great as always

AM
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent and presented beautifully. I was part of a group of five, and we were offered the group menu with minimal fuss. The service was great and I really love the decor of the restaurant. I will certainly be returning again.

S
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were a table of 7 enjoyed the food, servers were really nice and friendly. I was just perplexed with the service charge I do understand that there is a service charge but I found it quite steep it should be discretionary as the restaurant wasn't that busy however we will return.

M
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Wouldn’t go back anytime soon. Food was very average and expected more from this restaurant. Was disappointed leaving and to make it worse had to pay 22€ in tax as the table was for 5 people which you have to pay 12.5% tax. I would not have left this in tips with the quality of food for the price paid. Beer range not great either.

MM
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always excellent. Lovely staff and great atmosphere. I've never had a less than great night here.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Lovely local restaurant with a great value early bird menu.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere. Very relaxed and with great food. Will be back

LG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Overpriced for a local restaurant. Glass of wine at €7.50 is ridiculous. This is my third visit and nothing has changed for the better. Overcooked salmon with bones, slow service, no bread offered.
Full house so some people are happy bit not us!

o
Galway
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Visited for a late lunch on a Tuesday so didn't expect it to be busy and it wasn't but there was a still a good feel to the place as we arrived. We had a great waitress friendly, helpful but not in your face. The menu offered great variety and we were not disappointed with our choices. Two clear plates. Will be VERY happy to return.

D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing, delicious and magical. Only magic could result in a soft egg inside crispy light tempura batter. Go to this restaurant if you want to be wowed.

SB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food with great service, will definitely return.

P
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Washerwoman was one of only a few well reviewed restaurants near our hotel. They were kind enough to seat us early as the botanical gardens had closed and it was a little chilly out. The restaurant seemed a little more upscale based on the size and decor, making me feel a little out of place with my baby and dress, however the staff were welcoming, and worked well as a team. As more tables filled I was surprised to see a lot of families with young children. The entrees were 20-25, and the food was outstanding. I had a pea and bacon soup which was smooth and nicely spiced. The burger was huge and well-prepared. Some other members of my party had the chicken with hash. I also enjoyed the cocktails, particularly the dark passion which was lightly fruity but not too sweet, and old fashioned which had a slightly larger dash of bitters than I was used to, but didn't overpower the drink. Good food, nice bar, great staff, head over after your trip to the gardens and you won't be disappointed.

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Washerwoman is a must visit. Always good food and service. Great value for money and brunch is amazing.

B
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Found the staff very friendly and polite, service was excellent and great value there chicken wings were to die for would highly recommend .

B
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 2

Food was extremely overpriced but I could get over that if it was nice. The pork fillet was tough and just came with mash and a rhubarb sauce , scandoulas at 25 euro. Nachos were poor as were the chicken wings and the rhubarb crumble was like something a child would make . The waiting staff are very friendly and attentive but it is not a restaurant I would ever go back to .

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Relaxed environment with attentive service and delicious food.

S
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Service was excellent. Food was only ok. I expected better as I have heard such great reviews.

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