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

4.0
4
218 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

20:00


Booked 12 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 218 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Good for groups

  • Dublin 2

    Good for groups

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  1. A

    Amig

    Dublin

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience1
    Medium food but great service
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister and I went into the Well last night and everything about it was amazing! The staff were so incredible and friendly, and so very attentive! Our starters came out really quickly after ordering, and the mains came out the perfect amount of time afterwards! Drinks were fab - would highly recommend Plant One On Me! Couldn’t recommend this place more, we’ll definitely be coming back!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Ero in compagnia delle mie amiche, ogni due secondi la cameriera veniva a chiedere qualcosa , insistente . Cibo mediocre, pessima la pizza . Locale non come nelle foto. Non lo consiglio Prezzi elevatissimi
  4. FM

    FergalM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great place to grab a bite and a few drinks with pals.
  5. DB

    DeniceB

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Big empty warehouse not much atmosphere. Not even matching furniture looks like it was pulled together for Christmas season to make a quick buck.. v disappointed
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Staff were unprofessional and rude. Food was very average.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Service prompt, food not great.Asked for carbonara, and got a greasy pasta dish
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Service was good until it was time for main courses. There was not cutlery on the table, and when I tried politely getting one of the waiters attention, I was told to “calm down”. The waiter continued to ignore us and instead started taking orders from another table. Needed to follow up on drinks orders multiple times, and on the last time a drink never even arrived. Never like giving negative feedback, but there was no real excuse for the service delivered since the place was not very busy on a Tuesday evening.
  9. SB

    SueBelle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Very bad service and poor value for money. Starters and mains served at same time. Was disappointing.
  10. D

    Davi

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Very disappointing. Soggy bruschetta, dry lasagne. Staff were attentive and friendly. Beers were good but food was not.
  11. AS

    AoifeS

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    A good all rounder; service was great, food was good for pub type and drinks were lovely! Would recommend for quick bite, drinks and a dance
  12. d

    devyanin

    Wicklow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our visit was amazing. We were a group of 7 and were very well taken care of. Good food, lively Music, exceptional service. 👌 Will definitely plan a party again here. Great spot.
  13. BM

    BryanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing place, layout, food and staff. Lovely atmosphere. Music could have been a bit lower is all.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Prawn piri piri and potatoes cubes weren't great. Service wasn't great either, had to keep calling staff for a drink and to order food but the music and atmosphere was good.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Food was really poor. We ordered French toast and it was just soggy bread and really below expectations. The side of Mac and cheese was nice. I would not be in a rush back as very disappointing
  16. I

    Isabelle

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Service was a little slow but the food was delicious. Slightly noisy but great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for a group.
  17. HT

    HarryT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
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  18. H

    Hego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2022

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

    Adam

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    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!
  20. DC

    DominicC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    A bit too noisy, service was a bit slow, food was pretty good
  21. 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.
  22. 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 🫶🏼🫶🏼🫶🏼
  23. M

    Macker

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service and very nice atmosphere.
  24. 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.
  25. AO

    AileenO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food, good service with friendly and helpful staff
  26. 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!!
  27. 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
  28. 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.
  29. d

    dublindiner

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. a

    andrei

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Music a bit too loud and the food just overpriced
  33. 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
  34. 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...
  35. 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.
  36. JG

    JogG

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lovely meal and great for kids. Staff very attentive
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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.
  40. 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!

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 stars by 218 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

20:00


Booked 12 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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