About The Woollen Mills

The Woollen Mills is an iconic building on Dublin's Quays, overlooking the Ha'Penny bridge. The building has been renowned for over 100 years. The restaurant serves Irish cuisine and is sister restaurant to 'The Winding Stairs' around the corner, which is a restaurant that is also filled with history. Spanning over four floors, and a roof terrace the restaurant allows the views to be taken in by diners from many different angles.

42 Lower Ormond Quay
Dublin, Co. Dublin D01 H304
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Irish, Breakfast, Vegetarian

Hours of operation:
Mon - Fri 9am - 11:30am and 12pm - 10pm
Sat 9am - 11:30am, 12pm - 4pm and 5pm -10pm
Sun 11am - 4pm and 5pm - 10pm

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
€30 and under

Payment options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(01) 828 0835

Website:
http://thewoollenmills.com/

Parking Details:
Jerwis Street - 5 minutes walk.

Public Transport:
Lower Liffey Street - bus stops 37, 39, 39A, 70.

Additional:
Outdoor dining , Takeout

The Woollen Mills Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (9)
Group Bookings (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Neighbourhood Gem (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Cosy (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Organic (5)
Romance (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Healthy (4)
Scenic View (4)
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Waterfront (4)
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Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Child Friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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Ambience5
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Value5

 
 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service and a really nice atmosphere! Menu was interesting and varied and catered well for one of our party who is celiac. Lovely cocktail and good value!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food5
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Service4
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·Dined 6 days ago

The Woollen mills offers an interesting Menu with a buzzing atmosphere in a great location. We booked our table online and everything went very well. Starter we shared the Mezze board and we all had the Ray for our mains , Dessert again we all shared a tasting plate . Everything was delicious.A bottle of Bubbles and a bottle of white wine was drunk along with coffees and the bill was approx 60e each.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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·Dined on 16 November 2017

Lovely birthday lunch with friends & was treated to a little birthday candle in my dessert :-) . Light, good value & very pleasant service. Thank you!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined on 16 November 2017

What an amazing find! One of the best views of the Ha'Penny bridge & River Liffey North Side of Dublin. Fast, efficient, friendly service. Will return. Do recommend. 5*

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value1

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 10 November 2017

I've been in this reastaurant over 1y ago and I remember a better value for money. I was pretty disappointed by the meal that was nothing special. The cost is a little too high. The place is really nicely decorated.

Tags: Casual
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Food3
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Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 29 October 2017

Went for family dinner 8 people. Seating was a little tight. Starters were lovely. Service was great. 4 mains burgers were all very dry...wouldn't re-order or recommend. Other mains were good. Mains portions were large...no room for dessert !

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 28 October 2017

great restaurant, great location at the base of the ha penny foot bridge, most of all great food thoughtfully prepared

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, People Watching, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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Food5
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·Dined on 26 October 2017

Went for lunch today, everything hit the spot! Service was friendly, food portions were perfect, sandwich was mouth watering (Corned Beef) & the french onion soup was moreish. Will be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Vegan, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food5
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·Dined on 26 October 2017

Went in for a light birthday lunch, had the Mezze platter and it was stunning! Very efficient service, when it was mentioned it was my birthday the waiter surprised me with a little candle in my dessert! Felt very special :-)

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
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 (Raum Düsseldorf)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Very good food, good and friendly service: Food is fresh (kitchen is open) and of a very good quality! Would come back any time!

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Food4
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Service5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on 4 October 2017

A last minute booking on Open Table got us a nice seat. Service was very attentive. Fun food. Plays on traditional, hitting the popular mark between fine dining and casual. Decent small bistro wine list.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food5
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Service5

 
·Dined on 1 October 2017

Every time I have been in for dinner or lunch the food has always been really good and the service has been amazing. Never disappointed when one at the restaurant.

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Food5
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Had a really lovely meal and evening at The Wollen Mills. Every member Of staff was so attentive and lovely. Overall a very pleasant meal. We will be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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Food4
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 (London)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Enjoyed brunch with friends here. The food was very tasty. The coffee was very good with some truly beautiful latte art. Only criticism was a very wobbly table and that service was a tad slow.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch
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Food4
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·Dined on 14 September 2017

we were there for the early bird -lovely menu and service and very nice atmosphere love the irish twist on food

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food5
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Service3
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·Dined on 9 September 2017

Fabulous food - really enjoyed it.
I had the oysters for starter which I'd not tried before and the steak for mains.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Hot Spot, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Good food and cocktails in a central Dublin location.

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Food4
Ambience5
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·Dined on 9 September 2017

Five of us dined here on a busy Saturday evening and it was a most enjoyable meal. Great selection of interesting yet identifiable menu options. The Buffalo Wings are consistently good and Ray Wing is something you don't see very often on a menu and it's delicious here if you like fish. Service was attentive, friendly and efficient. We were going to a show so didn't have time for desserts so we'll be back to try those!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee
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Food5
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Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 9 September 2017

Great food, nice and friendly staff - despite having waited 20min for 2 coffees ;)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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Food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 7 September 2017

Just underwhelming. Weird overcooked burger, decidedly meh mezze. Waiter wasn't the friendliest, though the manager was.

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Food5
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·Dined on 25 August 2017

We got a voucher as a wedding present so decided to try it out with our daughter. It was superb. The food was amazing, service was so friendly and genuine. It wouldn't have broken the bank even if we hadn't got a voucher.

Despite the location, they don't fall into the trap of being too touristy and thereby alienating the locals (but also cater to tourists perfectly). I am dying to go back (have already decided what I want!) but child free next time.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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Food5
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on 6 August 2017

The food we had was delicious. We were having dinner with our friends who live in Paris; my husband had lamb, the other husband had steak, and the two of us women had soup and the watermelon salad. For dessert we all shared the frangipane/cherry tart. Everything was tasty, portions were generous, and the brown bread that accompanied the soup was the best I've had in Ireland. We enjoyed everything-- We had a great time; the waiter and the atmosphere were lovely.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Organic
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Food5
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Service4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 5 August 2017

A fabulous meal delivered with charming service. Pristine seafood, terrific produce -- resoundingly heralds the triumph of new Irish cuisine. Would highly recommend.

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Food5
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·Dined on 4 August 2017

Recommended by a friend and it really didn't disappoint! We were given a perfect upstairs table with a view of the bridge. The service, from the friendly welcome to the fun banter on leaving, was attentive but not over-bearing, all of our servers were good humoured and really added to our experience which was a get-together. They read our mood perfectly and allowed us time and space to enjoy our time together. We had to wait for over an hour for one of our friends who was late but they never pressured us into ordering and even tho we were the last to leave and probably over stayed our welcome we were never made to feel like that. The food was absolutely delicious, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. And the cocktails were exquisite! I've been raving about it all weekend and can't wait to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food5
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·Dined on 31 July 2017

Great value, central location. Good seafood selection. Recommend sligo oysters and Irish red mullet dish.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, People Watching
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Food5
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·Dined on 31 July 2017

Menu is modern Irish, staff are supper friendly and efficient, central location, stunning views of Dublin city from its rooftop terrace.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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·Dined on 28 July 2017

Fabulous evening, from start to finish. Food, staff, atmosphere all spot on! Well done to all!

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 26 July 2017

Pedimos las Sardinas, el sandwich de pavo y el cordero.
El sandwich estuvo horrible. Pan malo, una rebanada de pavo casi helado, el queso frio sin derretir y un intento de aguacate.
Las sardinas no tenian buen sabor y el cordero estaba bien a secas.

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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 25 July 2017

Nice and very tasty food and nice and very friendly service! We will come back here!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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Food5
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Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 18 July 2017

Lovely meal with friends on upstairs terrace. Food was delicious and staff were friendly. Will be returning soon!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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Value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 12 July 2017

Wonderful food and extremely friendly service!
Recommend!

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