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

The Well

4.2
4.2
202 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: anyone attending for indoor dining will need either proof of vaccination or proof of recovery from Covid-19 in the last 6 months.
We can only accept either a Digital Covid Cert or the HSE Vaccination Card.
We will also need to ask for photo ID to verify these.
Under 18's are exempt.
Apologies for the inconvenience with these restrictions.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Cocktail Bar, Pizzeria

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 567 3677

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 202 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Late Night Find

  • Dublin

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Dublin 2

    Late Night Find

  • Dublin 2

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. HT

    HarryT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
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  2. H

    Hego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unreal food, unreal choons, 10/10 would recommend to a friend x
  3. A

    Adam

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Bar food set at restaurant prices I ordered a pint which came to me flat and it was vile. Asked the barman to replace it and he said it would come from the same tap anyway so there was no point! Avoid this place!
  4. DC

    DominicC

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    A bit too noisy, service was a bit slow, food was pretty good
  5. BM

    BessMcB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love The Well, it's amazing value, the food is gorgeous and there's a great selection of craft beers. The staff are really friendly and there's a lovely ambience. The only thing I find, which is common in a lot of eateries, is the music can be a bit loud at times. I'm of the generation that likes to go out and talk to people and I find this a bit bothersome at times and don't always like having to ask for it to be turned down.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The girls that were working that day were absolutely brilliant 🫶🏼🫶🏼🫶🏼
  7. M

    Macker

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service and very nice atmosphere.
  8. ND

    NiamhD

    Leinster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Excellent service and food. One negative I had requested for a congratulations desert plate at time of booking which didn’t happen.
  9. AO

    AileenO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food, good service with friendly and helpful staff
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place to go out with your partner. Spend some quality time!!
  11. MM

    MarieM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent attentive pleasant staff, great choice of food and drinks, will happily eat here again
  12. E

    Ellen

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Shocking. Food was disgusting - all clearly frozen. My boyfriend ordered a Guinness which was flat with no head, he asked for a new one and heard the waitress say to the bar man ‘don’t worry, he’s English’ which was an absolute disgrace.
  13. d

    dublindiner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really nice spot for drinks and food, especially for groups. Staff couldn’t be nicer. Very chilled vibe and great location and value
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Food was good, atmosphere was dark and non descriptive. Trying too hard to be trendy, but felt American and non-authentic
  15. CE

    ClaireEBell

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked for My daughters 21st came from Wales, ordered the salad with the avocado and sweetcorn etc it was tasteless and didn’t come initially with the chicken I ordered which was dry and inedible 8 of us dined there will never go back spoiled my daughters birthday pizzas were plain and overpriced absolutely dreadful and no atmosphere
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Music a bit too loud and the food just overpriced
  17. BT

    BT2022

    Dublin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious drinks were great staff very friendly loved the atmosphere it was buzzing prices were reasonable def go back again
  18. S

    Sana

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    It was overall fine, but the noise level (background music) was so ridiculously loud that we had to shout in order to be herad by the person across the table...
  19. H

    Hayley

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    The pizza was nice but there were little flys everywhere. It was hard to enjoy our food and drinks. We had one drink, ate our food and left. It was a bit disappointing.
  20. JG

    JogG

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lovely meal and great for kids. Staff very attentive
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Was nice food A bit expensive for what you are getting And the place was a bit loud
  22. MM

    MarianoM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Nice place, very big and good music. Well served and nice people
  23. AM

    AmyM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Incredibly rude security guards who seemed to take pleasure in making people feel uncomfortable and unwelcome. I won’t be back.
  24. BA

    BAB2022

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Service was superb. Very attentive and polite wait staff and happy to help you with drinks selection and always close by for a refill. Very friendly and chatty and a pleasure to deal with. The food however was a completely different story. In no way did the food we were served match the description on the menu. For example we ordered the Rigatoni Al Ragu which is described as "slow cooked dexter Irish beef in a red wine, tomato and herb sauce, served with buffalo mozzarella. What we got was undercooked pasta with low quality mince meat and a store bought jar of past sauce. I couldn't quite make out which brand as the taste was so watered down and bland it lacked an distinguishing flavours. The "mozzarella" was an lump off microwaved inedible matter served on top. We also ordered Aglio Pattaya's Bravas which were uncooked with cold hard cheesed served on top. Also inedible. As we were unable to actually eat these dishes we ended up having to place another this time for a Pepperoni Pizza. Which was fine, slight cold in the middle but overall not bad, however this was little consolation for the other dishes that were served to us. My advice is avoid the food and just enjoy the drinks and service in The Well, I know we will!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    I have a feeling I’ve won the most disappointing experience in Dublin. For the first drink round, I got a wrong G&T, lemon instead of peach. For the second round, I got a correct G&T but with an additional paper in it. The waiter replaced a drink and eventually it wasn’t included in the bill, which I found was a nice solution. For the food, I ordered a beetroot salad and asked to remove the bread because I cannot eat gluten. The food was served very fast - I was under impression they somehow have ready food. So the waiter brings me my salad and mentions she added a gluten-free bread slice. Nice move I thought again until I discovered I’d pay €2 extra for a slice of bread I didn’t ask. Overall service was very slow, it was a challenge to get waiters attention every time. We even waited to pay for over 30 minutes. Honestly, don’t waste your Friday night in the place
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    Great spacious place to meet friends for a bite and drinks. Service was decent. Food was not great
  27. C

    Chubbycheeks

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Food, Friendly Staff. Quirky and Spacious.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The place is gorgeous and staff were kind and fast. Music was too loud, maybe they could only turn up the volume when kitchen is closed, the music was good tough. Nice place for cocktails with friends Food was not bad, but not that different from the fast food we can find in the street. I would go back only for a late drinks
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bartender Nathan, was sound and took care of the group.
  30. TN

    TracyN

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, very swift service, nice atmosphere, spot on!
  31. G

    Gene

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and beverage. Avacado bruschetta was the off the rails good. Great service Noise level was a little loud for us 70+ ers by for the younger set it would be great.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Service was slow……at first.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    North Rhine-Wes

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Waited one and a half hours to get our food and got told that the waiter forgot to put the order in. The Bruschetta had no flavour and neither had the pizza. Only good thing was the cider and that the pizza got taken off the bill. Will not return.
  34. E

    Erik

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Allows for booking a table for a dinner after 22:00 yet the kitchen closes we'll before leaving nothing but drink available.... you need to fix this guys.
  35. SM

    SpringM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, tasty drinks and great ambience. Can't believe I haven't been sooner
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here on a number of occasions and once again does not disappoint. Met up with an old work mate from before covid and had an absolute ball. The ambience is a vibe and so are the staff. Such friendly and charismatic workers! Don’t even get me started on the cocktails! Love coming here any chance I get. They have such an amazing cocktail list with new cocktails every now and again 😍 we went on a Monday and there was a promotion on Jameson and Ginger Ale which topped off the night with some games and freebies. Don’t think I’ll ever have a complaint about this place!
  37. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Food was quite good. Service however was not good. We were ignored by several staff members when we wanted to order. Had to specifically ask to even order our drinks. Waitresses were rude and nearly threw our dips at us when we mentioned we didn’t receive them. Music was too loud also.
  38. SB

    SusanB

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was great, service a little slow. Noise levels very high so difficult to hear when dining.
  39. N

    Nina

    Montreal

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outdoor dining with sun out is great. Food was tasty. Especially loved potato gnocchi.
  40. LC

    LauraC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and ambiance - quite noisy but we enjoyed the buzz (but something to keep in mind if you don't like loud places). The service was great and they were really friendly although unfortunately they messed up our bill a few times at the end. I'd still go back as the food was great and it's in a perfect location

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

FAQs

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

The Well is rated 4.2 stars by 202 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 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Cocktail Bar, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    St Stephens Green Luas stop

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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