The Woollen Mills

4.3
202 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 202 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had dinnner here last Saturday, food delicious as always and the servers are always very friendly.

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ER
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

stuffed 5 of us into a table for 4 beside the door despite prebooking .smell of cooking fat from kitchen just worsened as evening went in. quite expensive in the end for mediocre evening .

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A
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Farewell Christmas party

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AM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely breakfast for 5. Seating is so comfortable and didn't crowd us.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Food was gorgeous and the service was Fantastic, really nice ambience.

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LP
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food - locally sourced and traditional with a twist.

Very polite and attentive staff.

Gorgeous building with fairy lights, beautiful windows and views of the river. Beautiful.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good location for meeting up. Friendly and attentive service. Very good menu with plenty of choice for all tastes. Noise level downstairs can be a bit intrusive but overall a very good ambience for casual dining.

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OF
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent as always! The food, the wine, the cocktails, the service are what keep us coming back!

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UH
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

The food was terrible, I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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m
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant - real value for money as the food is particularly delicious and creative.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

I have eaten here a number of times but my experience of brunch on Sunday fell way short of my previous experiences. The service was slow and our waitress was rude. The food was varied in quality, nice enough but very overpriced. The gender communal toilets are not for me and it would be nice to have an option of more privacy. The Woolen Mills used to be my go to place when eating out in Dublin. I will be going elsewhere next time.

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D
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Woollen Mills was welcoming,friendly and held a fun atmosphere.From the moment we entered the restaurant until we left we were surrounded by enthusiastic,kind and friendly staff .They offered great advice regarding the restaurants food and wine menu ,and were happy to answer any questions we had.I look forward to visiting the Woollen Mills again very soon and would be happy to recommend it to others.

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FM
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

After a bit of a mix up over drinks - throughout which the server was excellent - the meal got underway. There was an excellent atmosphere, the service was outstanding, the food was very good. We were able to hear each other chatting and we had a great meal.

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JK
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always!! Love the early bird!! Especially the sloppy Mac n Cheese!!

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MS
8 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. This is a must visit if you are in Dublin.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food with a very personal service. Really creative menu, fantastic use of local food but a little on the pricey side. The restaurant is a little crowded (which can add to the atmosphere) and a bit draughty as it opens directly on to the street. Overall, I would recommend The Woollen Mills to anyone looking for a relaxed but satisfying dining experience

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SM
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really good, a little more expensive than I expected but food was interesting and delivered great flavour. Service was quick and very friendly.

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C
4 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My daughter went here for dinner right before the U2 concert at the 3Arena and absolutely loved the atmosphere and food!

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MS
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location with a view to the canal. Fantastic service, food and drinks

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B
9 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Very noisy harsh environment
You are almost in the kitchen

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p
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

After years of visiting sister restaurant Winding Stair, I gave Woolen Mills a try this past Sunday night, and I am so happy I did. The service was warm and inviting, the atmosphere of the restaurant is cozy and warm, and the food was absolutely amazing, with a creative list of wine offerings as well. I will definitely be back. We were made to feel welcomed and it turned out to be very memorable. Woolen Mills is a definite for every future trip to Dublin.

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CO
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Mediocre sandwich and soup way overpriced, too crowded. No point to this place.

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JH
9 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It is a very interesting restaurant. The leek and mussel pate was amazing. My dish(fish) was not that interesting. My husband's main course was delicious. They are interested in if your comments about the food and appreciated my comments about the fish. They discounted the price of my meal. They are very acccomadating.

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JB
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent place! A new favorite!

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MC
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Went for a friend get-together. Was able to book a table for a group of at short notice. Service was friendly and quick. Food is tasty and well presented. Good music in the background but not too loud you can’t hear each other.

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FM
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed . Made the kids feel very special and made me feel like I really deserved my gin and tonic . Burgers were delicious

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

Everything was great apart from the Anex room, which is plastic, noisy and a cold ambiance. BOOMING noise. Staff wonderful. That room doesn't work for a relaxed dinner.

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SG
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our experience was very positive. Our waiter was lovely, and the decor was lovely. Awesome food, and their vegan breakfast was yummy!
They had very good tea, and coffee.
Would recommend
Will go back when we visit Dublin again

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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n
15 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
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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