The Washerwoman

4.4
67 reviews
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€30 and under
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Irish
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • 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.
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2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Lovely food. *DONT LET THIS PUT YOU OFF GOING*Nice atmosphere but tables were quite close together and at times i felt i was on a double date but definitely worth the visit as staff were super friendly and food was lovely too

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Lower than average and overpriced food

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B
11 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food mostly very nice but expensive. The restaurant was half empty and I think this is because of the cost. If this restaurant had an 'early bird ' like The winding stair it would be packed. The staff are lovely, the ambience is great and cosy. Lemon desert to die for but €27 for 3 scallops is too much and indictitive of our crazy 'boom times'

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KC
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We had a 3pm booking on Sunday for lunch but was disappointed with the menu, it was more breakfast orientated, a brunch menu, think maybe your evening menu could start earlier especially at the weekends.

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MF
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely food - very tasty, friendly staff, beautiful décor, I would definitely go back.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Really enjoyed our dinner in this fab neighborhood restaurant. Recommend without hesitation.

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N
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place . The food is always delicious and fresh. We love coming for brunch on a Sunday. Would recommend it 100%!!!

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MM
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had a lovely meal with family visiting from abroad. The quality and choice of the food was excellent. There was a lovely atmosphere. The service was extremely friendly and accommodating. I don't think there were enough waiters though. They were run off their feet.

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BM
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a lovely meal but the pepper sauce was too watery. The service was exceptional and all four of us had a lovely evening.

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HK
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

The seafood chowder was very thick and tasted very much like a tin of Campbells condensed soup which was very off putting and meant it didn't taste fresh. I'm not sure whether it was thickened with too much cornflour but it was not very nice. There were lots of big pieces of big fish but this was the only redeeming feature I'm afraid.
My husband had the eggs florentine and the bread on which the poached eggs were placed were wet. It seemed like the eggs were transferred straight onto the dish without being drained on paper first. It meant the whole dish, including the salad and bacon was water logged which was really unpleasant.

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K
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

I am a vegetarian and there was only one choice for starters and mains on the menu for vegetarians which is fine if the main course was good but unfortunately the stuffed crepes wee not to my liking as there was too much cheese which was too gloopy and the sauce too sweet. The starter - courgette fritters - was tasty though

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SH
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Food menu has changed.No plain mash for people who can't eat onions..Sweet corn soup that you could eat with a fork and wasn't a nice taste,not much taught put into that.
Steak that the chef couldn't cook to the right request...and the side pepper sauce that needed pepper added to it from the table shaker to make it taste like pepper sauce.
The price was astronomical for food that would be better served in Eddie rockets.
I would not come back here again and certainly wouldn't recommend it to anyone I know

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CL
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Regularly visit The Washerwoman and it's always great the staff are so nice and will always try and accommodate. The food i's always beautiful. Would highly recommemed!

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OZ
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great as well as the service. Really good ambiance; had an enjoyable dinner and then we went back for brunch which was great! Steak, eggs Benedict and waffles all great tasting. Good quality food!

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U
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful start to Christmas, great choice on the set menu, lovely staff

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K
9 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal with lovely friendly service .

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n
16 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Friendly staff and lovely food!

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MH
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous .gorgeous food lovely staff and reasonably priced .ham hock croquettes to start them I had burger with fries and for desert Christmas pudding my husband main was turkey .

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Always pleased with the food , however I wasn’t pleased with the service this time , I felt like every time I asked a question to the waitresses I was an inconvenience, it was a quiet Monday evening so not sure what the issue was this time however still loved the food :)

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EM
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I hadn't been to the Washerwoman's for some time and have enjoyed two meals in 4 days, something of a treat for me. Friday evening I was part of a large group sitting upstairs for dinner and on Monday I had lunch with 4 colleagues downstairs. On both occasions the food was very good and the service efficient and friendly. The menus for Lunch and Dinner were very similar with a lovely selection.

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N
9 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quality as always!! Fantastic to have such a quality restaurant in the locality. Oh and have the wings.....

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A
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This place is cosy, small and sleek. Good service provided by kitchen staff. The sweet potato fries is delicious and yummy. Burger is tasty and eggs Florentine is tasty too.

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CO
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Pricey but delicious. Parking difficult in the area - close to botanical gardens for a nice stroll after food

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AW
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Menu wasn't to my taste this time around. Have eaten here a few times and usually can't decide what I want because I want everything but this time I settled for the burger because I didn't fancy anything else. Just found the menu a bit strange. But everything else was lovely and I'll be back again.

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SR
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time here, no regrets.

Had the venison and loved it. My friends both had the turkey and stuffing and they ate it all.

Service was great, constantly refilling the water and the food came out fast. That said, we never felt rushed and the staff were not constantly checking in on us which was great!

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M
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous meal. Really friendly and unobtrusive staff. Food and wine really good quality. Lovely evening

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JC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great for date night. Great food, quaint and romantic setting.
Very helpful and friendly staff

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CM
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed a super meal with a friend here.
Excellent value.

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EA
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cocktails are good (I had a Cosmopolitan). Food delicious. Nice cosy atmosphere. Excellent service.

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N
9 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fab meal with my husband. Great food and wine. Service good too. Highly recommend

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MD
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Loved The Washerwoman. Service was very friendly and efficient. Food was excellent.

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DL
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Nice staff very attentive. Food sounded better than it was. Great to have s place in Glasnevin

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AW
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Very enjoyable. Good food and enjoyable atmosphere. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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B
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

I was expecting more... the place in nice and cosy but the food was basic, nothing outstanding, yet quiet pricey for what it was. Staff was nice and helpful, but the menu is limited and nothing I saw justifies the pricey food

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M
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant and we are regular visitors. Great children’s menu, would just love the edition of a pasta dish on the kids menu. However saying that our youngest son adored the cornflake chicken.
Nachos are amazing. Soup was so good as was the breaded cheese. And our eldest son loved the striploin steak.

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UC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best brunch bar none! Veggie breakfast is done so well and generous portions make it great value, gorgeous homemade brown bread. Lovely coat atmosphere and great service.

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RQ
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Presentation of my waffles was pretty bad. Hard to believe they let it out of the kitchen. No style or finesse to it. Just a load of bacon dumped on top - for €14 I expect more.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Pretty amazing place. Small and quaint, but casual and comfortable. Fine dining without the pretentiousness. Service was efficient, but could be more personable.

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G
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

First of all, the interior design and all the decorations from menu to wooden door toilet are perfect. The blue and the wood together is calm and enjoyable.
Food is good but not amazing. Nothing very special. The chicken main course lacks a bit of flavour in it. Side salad is my favorite part.
Waiter doesn't smile a lot during serving, but we did have a good talk when we pay.
Price is a bit high compared to the quality.
Will go back to try the fish main course. Hope it won't let me down.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really enjoyed the Washerwomen's , food was great. Was a lively spot, good service.
Only gripe was the cost of a beer and wine.

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