The Woollen Mills

4.3
262 reviews
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Irish
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  • Comfort Food
  • Local Ingredients
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.
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Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Geburtstagsfeier, jedoch wurde der Tischwunsch nicht erfüllt

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AG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious, loved the menu. Friendly, efficient staff. Will be back.

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MF
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a leisurely Friday lunch. Like the interesting veggie options. Very friendly service too.

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CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A firm favourite when I am in Dublin, the customer service was fantastic, our requests were all met. Although the food was gorgeous, I was disappointed that no soup and sandwiches combos were on the Sunday menu! Will definitely visit again!

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JQ
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Been a few times and liked it but every time I go the menu gets smaller, less interesting, less of a reason to return.

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KC
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great for kids. Celiac friendly. Very thoughtful staff.

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SF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was great, particularly the food and service. My only quibble was the tables were very crowded - fine for lunch but would have preferred more space at dinner time especially when it’s not ‘cheap & cheerful’. Didn’t help that had to put coats on back of chairs.

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JQ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants in Dublin. It’s not cheap but then no where is in Dublin! I brought my (very fussy) parents there for mother’s day and it was perfect. The staff are particularly attentive and friendly. The food was excellent too.

It has one of the best brunches in Dublin. It’s only a pity that they only offer this on Sunday.

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SM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The early bird was great value and all the staff were super relaxed and friendly. Made for a lovely dining experience, Thank you!

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CI
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I always have a great experience in the Woollen Mills, the food is always a bit different and really tasty. Staff are always welcoming and friendly.

My only gripe and it's not going to stop me going is that service charge is added to your bill. Personally I feel that should be left to the discretion of the customer.

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C
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We loved the anchovies as much as we did 2years ago. Staff was wonderful with my food allergies! I will recommend it!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were in Ireland on vacation again and had eaten here two years ago. We extended our trip by one day in order to spend one night in Dublin and have another wonderful meal! It did not disappoint.

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RC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s always good to have vegan options on regular dinner places, to hangout with friends that aren’t yet vegan! 🌱

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AO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot right off the Temple Bar area. Good food and close to everything. The service was really good. It was a slow night though on a weeknight so not sure what it is like on a very busy night.

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CC
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Went early mid week and it was nice and chilled. I’d recommend the ribs.

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JK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly staff. Food very good. Fantastic location.

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MT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Decent food, but nothing outstanding. Had anchovies, mushroom crocquet and chocolate cream.

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AV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Have been here before good many times, but not recently. The food this time was adequate, the desert very nice. We were served first by a very able and efficient lady with a nice manner, later by lady, who seemed to be bothered that we were customers.

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N
Oxford
10 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

The service was excellent. The food was grand (apart from the mussels were a little cold), but I just felt for the price of the food I would have expected a higher quality product. The chicken wings are tasty, wine list and choice of all drinks very good. Atmosphere good.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We had a pretty average Sunday brunch at the Woollen Mills - I was disappointed, based on previous experience. My beetroot burger came on a very dry bun with equally dry chips, and fell apart on attempted eating. It was an eye-watering €19.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Poor service and a bit pricey for the standard of food

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LL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Food was okay, service was a bit abrupt and was crammed on to a table by the door and behind a larger table when the rest of the restaurant was quiet.

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BJ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I had some colleagues from overseas with me and it was a great choice. Smart and Modern without being overly "Fancy". Delicious food and very nice staff. Would recommend again for business or social.

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MM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and lovely Staff with excellent suggestions for wine. The quality of food was excellent also.

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M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing chicken wings! Lovely staff and very good service

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R
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing brunch and extremely nice staff! Would highly recommend this place and would love to go there again myself

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VT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The Wollen Mills was really relaxed and good atmosphere. I went with 3 friends and the food and service was excellent

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SW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went out for a birthday lunch including a vegan and 2 extremely fussy eaters. Waitress and chef couldn't have been more accomodating. Food was amazing and it's in a great spot over looking the ha'penny bridge. Something for everyone.

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DC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was lovely and the service great. Only complaint is that there’s too many tables. It doesn’t feel very private as the tables are only 12” apart

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NC
Munich
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

We shared a very pleasant starter of chicken wings but both of our mains were over cooked (fish and burger ). Service was excellent and we were not charged for the mains.
I'm not sure if we were unlucky that night or if the restaurant has wider problems but I would be willing to give it another chance

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AB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff are always fabulous here. great service, and great craic too!

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food with big portions, perfect for a date night. The staff were friendly and professional, we’ll definitely be back soon.

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MP
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food. They always have vegetarian options. View by the Ha’penny. They also have a little café inside the restaurant.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Food was OK but nothing special. Perhaps we didn’t order well but the butternut Bhaji was not very well deep fried and the predominant flavour was the batter not the squash. Whipped feta was good. Hake in panko was tasty but the vegan burger was dry and pretty bland. Good fries. Nice choice of wine. In fairness our server was excellent. Right on top of everything and a sunny attitude. More of a quick lunch spot I suspect. Pity ... because their sister restaurants, The Winding Stair and the Legal Eagle (in particular) are generally excellent. Woollen Mills definitely the weaker of this Dublin trio.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Food was nothing spectacular for the prices. Very expensive for bland food. A few extras on the plate wouldn’t have gone astray. Won’t be going back and wouldn’t recommend.

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The food was good, my only real complaint is how slow the food was to come out. We waited 40 mins between our starter & mains.

We had wings (very tasty), Burger was great value as it was huge, soup as nice but the sandwich was way more bread that filling so you couldn't really taste anything other than the bread.

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DC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Really enjoyed eating lunch at Woollen Mill. Music was too loud. I asked for music to be turned down but unfortunately it wasn’t.

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NQ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I went for lunch on a Thursday and the food was really good. The service was perfect. I will definitely come back.

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and great service

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BH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Went here with my wife. Food was great and service brilliant. The rack of ribs were lovely and plenty of them. Coddle was great too. Was quiet as 1st weekend in jan you would expect it to be. Bottle of wine as well and the bill came to €95 with deserts for both of us also. Chocolate tart was unreal! Would happily go back. Great location next to the Liffey

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