The Woollen Mills

4.3
174 reviews
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€30 and under
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Irish
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • People Watching
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Irish, Breakfast, Vegetarian
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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
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Phone number
(01) 828 0835
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Petr Blechta
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Cross street
Liffey St.
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Parking Details
Jerwis Street - 5 minutes walk.
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Public Transit
Lower Liffey Street - bus stops 37, 39, 39A, 70.
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Special Events & Promotions
Breakfast meetings
Business lunches
Corporate dinners
Product launches
Weddings
Photo shoots
Birthday parties
....and much more, for more info please contact us at events@thewoollenmills.com
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 174 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Not impressed by the10% service charge included on a table of 2

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n
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

In Dublin for vacay. Found this lovely little place and had such a great experience we returned. Food was delicious and presentation superb. Flavorful. Definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting good food with great service and a great experience in Dublin!

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JS
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful!
Beautiful restaurant just beside the Ha'penny Bridge, great view from the first floor dining room. Staff super friendly, loads of gluten free and vegetarian options. Highly recommended.

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PK
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had really a really lovely time. Staff were super friendly and efficient with a wealth of product knowledge. The scallops were beautiful and my steak was super tender and delicious. Would highly recommend !

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WD
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overall excellent. Staff were attentive but not overkill. Well priced including the drinks. Food was excellent and great selection for early bird. Nice ambience and super location. I will be back soon.

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GM
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great dinner with my girlfriend while in Dublin. I can highly reccommend the Chicken Kiev, Coddle and the Gur cake.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Brilliant early bird and great value! The wings are delicious!

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CH
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Very enjoyable meal and evening. Early bird menu great value but wine list and cocktails rather expensive. Service a little unsmiling and clinical, but would certainly return. Food plentiful, hearty and delicious. All round a good city centre dining option.

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DL
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Brilliant lunch! Set menus are a great deal thankfully or I'd say the general price point is way too high. Beautiful, creative, flavoursome dishes with perfect and filling portions. Optimal gift meals.

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MB
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The food was good, the wine was good and the waiter was friendly.

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SD
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The ray fish was way over priced n pretty tasteless

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Had a great time and value for money will definitely return when I come back to Ireland

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A
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We went there for a date and found the overall experience great, I had the bursts and mussels, he had the smoked fish plate and haddock fish cakes.

The food was good (waaay too much smoked fish in the starter), mussel broth was amazing but a tad on the salty side. Excellent Malbec.

Only complaint was we were there an hour and a half and it took that long for two courses to be served, and we were under time pressure to get to a show.

4/5

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D
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

A good pick in Dublin for local food if you don’t wanna dine in a pub. Nice location at the river with views on the Ha‘penny bridge.

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K
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Staff were really friendly and accommodating. Really great food and drinks options. Have been here and few times.

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a very nice experience good food wine and excellent staff. It made a family event more special

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HD
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Much confusion over our reservation, the starter was great but the bacon ribs were very salty. Salt was main ingredient. Wait staff performance was barely adequate. Water glasses were all dirty. Won’t be returning here.

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J
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant! Staff are excellent, very good at their job. Food was great and in a lovely central location.

Visit if in Dublin!

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YM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great variety on the set menu something for every taste. Portions are big so you wont be leaving hungry.

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H
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter really made the night. I do not know his name but he is petite with tight haircut and stubble and eating.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food something a little different but execution was fantastic! Attentive staff who all seemed to like their jobs and who created a lovely relaxing atmosphere. Can’t wait to come back

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

45 minutes for soup to be brought to the table ! Really ??!!

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A
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Rude wait staff. They acted as though we were inconveniencing them when we asked for water. Tiny menu with not many options. They couldn’t wait to have our table back.. felt very unwelcome. Would not recommend this place

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CL
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The food was excellent and our table upstairs/outside was really great. The desserts were poor at best but main course was really top class. I have been before and will visit again.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Poor greeting on arival from male manager who barely acknowledged our presence. When presented with Bill for 13 instead of 7 we got a very grudging apology. By the way awful coffee.

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T
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Good food served well.

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EK
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Met 4 friends here for dinner on a Thursday evening after work. Ordered from the early bird menu, which had a great choice. The food was delicious and waiting staff very friendly and attentive. I look forward to returning.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were so lovely. I had asked them to stick a candle in my fiancés dessert and when he ordered cheese they were good sports and stuck the candle right in his Wicklow Blue. Perfect. Lovely atmosphere in there and the food was so tasty and generous.

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DH
9 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful meal for 7 of us. We had a wide variety of menu options and everyone was pleased. One of us had an unusual food allergy and the chef took care of that perfectly. Starters great; ribs great; fish great, all very good. Sister restaurant is the Winding Stairs and we loved that too.

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CF
31 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Love this place. I always make a stop here when I’m in Dublin!

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AW
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and staff are really lovely. Highly recommend!

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C
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and food. Stewart (I think) was so attentive and friendly.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Nice place, very good food. The staff was very busy and unattentive. We got our drinks after the starters, they did not look at us while serving.
Better service and it would be great. Still worth a visit because of the food.

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CE
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed it so much we came back the next evening . Very friendly staff and some excellent ingredient combinations.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place :) Early bird menu is decent. I'll recommend it for every day dining.

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N
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I had been there before and this time, we were sitting upstairs. The main was great but there were 2 things that really annoyed. We were the last 2 upstairs and the waitress kept banging the tables, moving the chairs, etc. and giving us the not so subtle hint that she felt our time was up. It was only 4pm on a Sunday! The other thing was that everything on the dessert menu contained nuts and no allergen information was provided. So, having ordered dessert, I had to send it back as it was laced with almonds. Some desserts did mention nuts in it and when I asked what I could eat, I was told nothing. It was quite disappointing.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A good way to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends !!

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LK
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We decided to dine here after reading excellent reviews online about the early bird value. We opted for the 3 course at 29 euro, which was excellent value, given the main courses alone were 20+ each. The meals are old Irish dishes with a modern twist. I had the chicken liver for starter, and the most delicious whiskey and orange ribs ever...like the best bacon and cabbage flavours you have ever tasted, unlike the normal bbq ribs on offer. My partner had the Alabama wings which are dry season rubbed, again different from the norm bbq sauce. He then had the lambs liver and bacon for main, which was extremely rich, but delicious. I personally found the dessert too sweet, and I have a sweet tooth. But nothing to complain about.
The wine on offer was lovely and as they offered a good array of house cask wines, the prices were reasonable.
The service was also excellent. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive.
Pre booking is essential as the restaurant got quite busy.

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NN
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Delicious dinner, and great ambiance outside. Service was a little spotty but not bad overall.

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CO
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, traditional Irish dishes with a twist. Great buzz, fantastic service. Wonderfully friendly and polite waiters.

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