The Well

4.4
122 reviews
€30 and under
Italian
The Well is an on-trend and multi-functional café-bar / restaurant / coffee shop / event space, situated on the site of the famous Dandelion Market, at 130|133 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

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.

Please note: bookings for indoor dining may be subject to cancellation if the reopening date is pushed back further.
We apologise for this inconvenience. We will try our best to accommodate as many bookings as possible for outdoor dining in the event of any cancellations.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 122 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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GianniE
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Loved the vibe of the place very nice people and good food

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super evening

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RosieL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing, the drinks are delish and the atmosphere is brilliant. Staff are on hand but not in your face and the tunes are deadly. Overall brilliant place.

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vipSolo
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really enjoyed my first experience in the well. Food good quality fresh and staff were super friendly! Nice open space and high ceilings. I will be back

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StephB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food really tasty, staff very assertive and friendly and atmosphere was great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Service was a little slow this time, otherwise all good as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Service wasn’t very good, drinks were flat and the food was average. Nice vibe in the restaurant though

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Aim19
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were super friendly & service was great. Lovely atmosphere & food was 10/10. We will definitely be back again, thanks for the lovely experience. I went with a friend on a lunch break from work, but we will be back on a weekend to try the cocktails they looked amazing :)

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Karen
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Staff were very welcoming, friendly and attentative, in particular the guy at the door (I didn't get his name!).
Pizza was lovely, the patatas bravas with chicken, caramelised red onion and Chipotle mayo fantastic!
Lovely setting, with good ambience.
Only thing I would say is the toilets could do with being better presented.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely time- would absolutely recommend!! The drinks were delicious too!

TM
TMad
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff here are excellent, really attentive and friendly!

CT
CleoT
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

On Sunday there is a "market" in the entrance area with vendors offering jewelry, paintings, vinyl, 2nd hand clothes etc. The restaurant is located behind this. Service was prompt with a smile, though one server was a little over the top, and my guest and I felt a tad uncomfortable at times with their over exuberant personality.

The starter - antipasti sharing board - was uninspiring. In fact it was very dried out and we didn't finish it. When asked by the server if it was ok, we said it wasn't the best and they commented "when you are hungry I suppose you would eat anything"!!!

The pizza - BBQ pollo arrosto - was ok. And we ate it as we were hungry after the disappointing starter.

The toilets so needed attention and by the look of the cleaning sheet it had not been completed since Friday.

Overall, not a great experience.

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AislingF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The pizzas were excellent and the staff lovely and friendly.

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Emily
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Waitress forgot to order dinner for one party of the group (2people), while yes the restaurant was incredibly busy, this shouldn’t have happened. The waitress did apologize but ultimately this should have been reflected in the bill - we were not expecting much off but at the end of the day we got nothing despite this not being our fault at all. This is not the kind of service we expected nor what we were paying for…

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AyushV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

The food at the Well was quite delicious, the ingredients used were fresh and inspired. However, the service was sub-par and it took nearly an hour just to get our cheque. The ambience was lovely, with some great background music.

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revolution
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience5

Great location, cocktails are delicious. Needs more finger food choices

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I went there twice within a week and only wished I could have squeezed in another visit. Great atmosphere and food selection, drinks are a must try and the service is great. Hiiiiighly recommend it to anyone and everyone!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food and great spot, would definitely return!

CM
ChristopherM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It was good craic. Pizza was grand. Cocktails were 👌

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The well is an amazing spot, Brian is great so friendly and accommodating he’s a great assist to the well

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EztizenG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice staff. Good drinks and good food. Lot of choices for everyone

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Amelia
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We booked a table of four for a very special birthday celebration, we got sat on sofas? After telling staff that we couldn’t sit on sofas to eat a meal we were told there was nothing that they could do? Why would you sit people on a sofa with a coffee table to eat a meal? Really poor service as well! We sat down at 7 and at 7:30 someone eventually came over to take our first drinks order, by 7:50 we still had no drinks, so we left! Very very disappointed with this restaurant! I will not be returning

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Finamaria
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic cocktails, lovely & helpful staff. Great place for a booze brunch with the girls or date night with the husband! Plus they get bonus points for being dog friendly! Will be making the well a more frequent spot. Thanks to Barry and his staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Service was extremely slow, easily 20-30 minutes between drinks as it was so hard to get served (staff said they were not busy when we asked). The potatoes in the patatas bravas aglio were not nice, they tasted old, possibly reheated? The sauce was nice and so were the pizza and pasta.

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EllenR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really nice place to go for drinks/ dinner, a little bit pricey though depending on what you're getting

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great night had in The Well, pizzas and cocktails went down a treat. We had a birthday in the group, I mentioned it to one of the staff and after the dinner they arrived to the table with a desert with sparklers. No fuss

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vipChristina
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good fab staff from from door and the whole night were absolutely lovely 🥰 we had a great experience thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Love The Well! Staff are so friendly and good craic. Pizzas are lovely as are the cocktails. Definitely our regular for after work drinks!

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ConorM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Seated outside next to the road. Uneven ground, uncomfortable chairs and right beside another table. Seated away from the building and other outdoor seats. Basically left on our own. Food was poor and may as well have been a microwave meal. Also not hot on arrival, did not finish.

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ClodaghMcG
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Our table wasn’t the best to be honest but we were looked after well. The cocktails could have been stronger and larger. I felt I was getting a lot of small weak ones. The food was very good and the waiter was amazing. Until the end when a female waiter got our orders wrong and gave us plastic cups to put our drinks in so we would leave. The place was still pretty full so we felt a little rushed out!

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NoloG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful staff and amazing cocktails. Will definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely lunch and drink at The Well! I was so impressed by the service from the lovely staff and the standard of food. Will definitely be back!

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ClaireC
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

nice food, lots of space between tables without losing good night out feel

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Richard
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food but on top of that staff were just amazing

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JasonA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and service. The music was a little loud.

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sineadns
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this place will be back. Lovely outdoor dining. Looked even nicer indoors. Great choice of cocktails and lovely presentation fast service lovely staff members so helpful and recommended drinks for us !
Can’t fault it 10/10

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Han50L0
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place for pizza and pints and have the chats with friends !

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AndyH
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Despite their apologies for being understaffed, the service was superb, food delicious and ambience great. Cracking evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, very fast service, very friendly staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I loved the service, but the prices were a bit high for what you were getting. Food was good though!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Well using the Order Online button. The Well also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 567 3677.

The Well is rated 4.4 stars by 122 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.