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cocktail bar - The Well, Dublin 2, Co. DUBLIN

The Well

3.6
3.6
298 reviews
€30 and under
Pizzeria
The Well is a busy Bar & Casual Dining restaurant situated on the site of the famous Dandelion Market, on the edges of the famous Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin
We offer Food and Drink deals through out the mid week and a fun energetic bar environment with Live Music on weekend's

The Well is split across two distinct floors; the ground floor café-bar / restaurant / coffee shop and an intimate dive bar / nightclub / performance space in the basement for events and private parties.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pizzeria, Cocktail Bar, Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 am
  • Phone number
    (01) 567 3677
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch

    €20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Start the weekend off right! Bottomless brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 1 - 5pm. €20 for two hours of bottomlesss bubbly or pints of Madri, valid with the purchase of any brunch dish or pizza. Or, forget the bottomless, and choose one of our delicious brunch dishes and a tasty brunch cocktail. It's up to you! Two hours begins from your booking start time. Bottomless brunch finishes at 5pm. Please note: The €20 per person only refers to the bttomless bubbly and Madri addition. The purchase of a brunch dish or pizza is additional to the €20 bottomless brunch charge.
    Bottomless Brunch photo
  • Olivia Rodrigo Bottomless Brunch

    €20.00 per person

    30 Apr - 1 May 2024
    Start your concert day off with a bang! The fun of bottomless brunch with an Olivia Rodrigo twist. €20 for two hours of bottomlesss bubbly or pints of Madri, valid with the purchase of any brunch dish or pizza. Or, forget the bottomless, and choose one of our delicious brunch dishes and a tasty brunch cocktail. It's up to you! Two hours begins from your booking start time. Bottomless brunch finishes at 5pm. Please note: The €20 per person only refers to the bottomless bubbly and Madri addition. The purchase of a brunch dish or pizza is additional to the €20 bottomless brunch charge. You must purchase a dish to be valid for the bottomless addition.
  • Girls Aloud Bottomless Brunch

    €20.00 per person

    17 May - 18 May 2024
    Start your concert day off with a bang! The fun of bottomless brunch with a Girls Aloud twist. €20 for two hours of bottomlesss bubbly or pints of Madri, valid with the purchase of any brunch dish or pizza. Or, forget the bottomless, and choose one of our delicious brunch dishes and a tasty brunch cocktail. It's up to you! Two hours begins from your booking start time. Bottomless brunch finishes at 5pm. Please note: The €20 per person only refers to the bttomless bubbly and Madri addition. The purchase of a brunch dish or pizza is additional to the €20 bottomless brunch charge.

What 298 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

298 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Staff was extremely rude and unwelcoming

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always. Thanks so much we always have a good time here the last few years we’ve been coming

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  3. MansiG

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered bottomless brunch but the staff was not attentive at all and didn’t bring our alcohol order after the first time. Also served me waffles with bacon which I clearly specified not to as I don’t eat meat. Very disappointed

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere. The table we sat at originally was far too loud and had a speaker overhead. We requested to change spots and thankfully the restaurant staff accommodated our request to move seats.

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  5. Shan1

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The bottomless brunch wasn’t bottomless. I had 3 drinks in 2 hours

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  6. DominickG

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Went here for an evening meal and drinks. All staff were running around clueless prior to us being seated at our pre booked table. My wife ordered a cocktail, the wrong cocktail was taken to the table which we sent back, the manager then came over and said ‘I am confused about your order’ which we replied that it was the wrong cocktail - how could you be confused?? Food was then taken to the table without cutlery. I asked for some Parmesan for my pasta - the waitress didn’t even answer and what seemed to be a bother to her - needless to say I didn’t get my Parmesan but yet they still added it to the bill. Service was just shocking. Couldn’t wait to get out of there. I will be very surprised if this premise is still open this time next year. Avoid this place at all costs.

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  7. ClaireG

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Valentines day special was great value, the food was amazing with fast and friendly service and very delicious cocktails. Would highly recommend!!

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  8. AngFfE

    North Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Wanted gluten free food but was told that none was available after sitting down and ordering drinks despite gluten free foods shown on the menu.

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  9. AoibheannM

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a birthday reservation and we were waiting 40 minutes to be seated. Service was very very slow for both drinks and food. One food order was messed up and it took 20 minutes to receive another dish. It was so slow that when we realised another dish was wrong we didn’t say anything. Staff were doing their best for a busy night but I feel the management of reservations could be improved particularly after waiting 40 minutes for the table that was booked. The service should have been good because of this.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Reserved a table but nobody was at the door to show subs here to sit. Told to sit anywhere. Service was very bad, didn’t receive our main for 45 mins after starter so we just got the bill and left

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  11. JoanneD

    Liverpool

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked The Well to have something eat and drink before we went to the theatre. We were pleasantly surprised as we expecting a chain like venue , however, the restaurant / bar has a strong independent vibe. Food and drink were excellent - staff friendly and attentive. Atmosphere is relaxed and we enjoyed the live music. Highly recommend if you are looking for a place to eat that offers a friendly atmosphere and good value for money in terms of food and drink

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  12. RosieE

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place, except the speakers hanging above your head. Was way too loud and you couldn't hear the person sitting right next to you, never mind person across the table. We where group of 8.. Left early and went to another place.

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  13. KateC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We arrived at 4.30 but didn’t receive our main courses until 5.50, I had spoken to the waitress at this point to highlight that we were meant to be leaving the restaurant at 6pm. The waiting staff were pleasant but there was some problem with the kitchen. The restaurant was pretty empty yet there was no bolognaise available which was on a number of items on the menu, and no bruschetta or even tomatoes. Seemed very unusual. We left after a hearty bill, very disappointed and dissatisfied

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  14. DiogoS

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All good. Thanks to the Restaurant Manager. Very helpful and very friendly

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  15. Susanw

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food service was quick and tasty - the Well is always welcoming with kids, friends or on your own for a quiet drink. Staff are alway friendly and go above and beyond

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Pizza was lovely but service wasn’t great and wedges were hard. We ordered drinks on arrival and they came at the same time as the food. Toilets were filthy.

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  17. Liam

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Supremely disappointing. Bad food. Slow, woeful service. And fairly pricey. Never again.

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  18. GemmaH

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waited 20 minutes to be served. Food wasn’t nice. Wouldn’t return.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5 of us dined here really enjoyable, though obviously short-staffed the staff literally ran to ensure guests were looked after in a very friendly manner. The food was excellent, too.

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  20. OrlaithH

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed with food. Friend ordered aniplatter which had selection of cheese and pesto and hummus, ended up having no hummus which they never mentioned they were out of. We sent it back uneaten but it still appeared on the bill. Prawns seemed slightly undercooked and lasagne had odd smell. On top of this the 4 of us were seated at a giant table made for 8 which wasn't ideal. For the price it was not great.

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  21. DonnachaB

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Good location, good value, food was good as was service. Very noisy, hard to have conversation over the volume. Overall good experience.

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  22. RoisinScott

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect spot for a bite to eat and drinks and location is super convenient!

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  23. Glinda

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Chef should be fired ! Food appalling…unacceptable

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Bottomless brunch. Food was nice but the waiters took way too long with drinks. More than 20 minutes after ordering drinks we still didn’t have them. For bottomless drinks this isn’t good enough. Wasn’t overly busy either. It was a long wait for every drink we ordered.

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  25. DeeB

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Not a good venue for lunch. Food was tasteless, unexciting and overpriced. Place lacked atmosphere. A very disappointing experience overall

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  26. JasmineD

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Potatoe wedges were not cooked at all. Didn’t have a reserved table even though we pre booked. Couldn’t read the menu as it wasn’t printed. Website menu prices aren’t the same as the menu. Really poor experience

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  27. MarieO

    Cork

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I felt the service was very good and prompt and that the servers were very attentive and professional. However I felt the food and drink quality were certainly not worth the price. Additionally the noise level was very high and it was hard to hear across the table.

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  28. TNBP

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pizza from Well is fantastic as well as the lovely Brazilian waiter Gabriel, such polite guy! Margarita is not so great. The table they allocated our group was a bit isolated just on the way going to the toilet.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came as a group of five. Lovely experience. Food was gorgeous and service was really good. Cocktails were lovely too! We were out on a high table so maybe next time I would request a normal table. Other than that everything was perfect!

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  30. TeresaB

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice night out. Manager fab. Other staff a bit clueless, not a busy time there. 3 of us eating, one felt her lasagne was microwaved hard. An extra bottle of wine found it's way onto the bill. Quickly sorted.

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  31. AudreyC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Took my booking , secured under a credit card. Arrived early to be told that there was no table and the kitchen was closed @ 9.30pm. Denied me the opportunity to have booked elsewhere .. had to leave city center without eating ! Shame on them! Disgraceful!

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  32. Solasgeal

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice food, reasonably priced but music too loud at dinner time!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived at the well, and we’re seated next to a big party for food and drinks. The party was too loud with a dj there and couldn’t hear each other talk. We asked to be moved and there was no problem with that. Upon arriving we were told that the pizza oven was not working and that put a real dampener on the mood. We were not informed before arrival and this was our main reason on coming here. We got 2 starters which were over priced for what we got, very little food and mediocre at best. We ended up having to order pasta which was pretty plain and not good quality food. On top of that the service was very bad and it seemed they cared more about the parties going on. Disappointing and expensive night. Wouldn’t recommend

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  34. DavidVN

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting and will definitely go back. Convenient location, great vibes, good food and excellent service.

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  35. Julie

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great pizza. All the staff were friendly, polite & smiled! A bit too noisy for my liking but it’s a busy venue in the city so that’s to be expected

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  36. Therese

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous venue, fabulous food, ideal location & great for group bookings. So well looked after, totally recommend👍

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  37. moimoimoi

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We ordered 4 pizzas and they forgot one and got another one very wrong (asked specifically for vegetarian pizza and there was sausage on it) We barely got an apologise and one of the girl had to eat by herself as her pizza arrive 10 min after everybody else. Shame has it's a pretty place but there was a massive queue for an events the noise was very loud at 7pm.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I am a coeliac and opted for their gluten free pizza. It was not gluten free. I have been sick since I left the restaurant. Will never be back. They do not take allergies seriously

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  39. Jess

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a booking for a group of 6 people (family celebration). The food was tasty, but that's where positives end. We waited more than 20 minutes before we could get someone's attention to order a drink, and had this problem with getting food menus, ordering another round of drinks, ordering dinner, dessert, asking for cutlery, getting the bill etc. One member of the group had to specifically ask a staff member each time. We had issues with drinks being incorrect and additional drinks being added to the bill that we did not order or consume. There was also a 10% service charge added to the bill, which I would have no problem with if we got the bare minimum service. Unfortunately we did not, and won't be back.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Frankfurt

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointed with this restaurant, service was so bad, they got order all wrong, food quality was so poor, it seemed like 3 of our pasta dishes were microwave heated, they even served flat prosecco, when we returned it, they put it back into the bottle and tried to re-serve it back to us again later, so so disappointed

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FAQs

The Well offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 567 3677.

The Well is rated 3.6 stars by 298 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Well

130-133 Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Co. DUBLIN D02 K597

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    St Stephens Green, Grafton Street
  • Area
    South City Centre
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 am
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pizzeria, Cocktail Bar, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    St Stephens Green Luas stop
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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