The Woollen Mills

4.3
299 reviews
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Irish
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  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • 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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GM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a lovely meal on Friday, good service and delicious food

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Nothing special. Bland tasteless fish fingers served with a ramekin of frozen peas? Not worth the money.

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MV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff are really friendly and considerate. Nothing is too much for them.
The food was delicious and I can only praise the whole dining experience
in The Woollen Mill.

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JK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

The main course took over 1 hour from the starters to be delivered to the table. The food had been under a heat lamp fo r some time so was dried out.

There was not enough servers on the day, they were great to deal with but were overly stretched.

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A
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food and service as always. Accommodating to vegans.Thank you

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AB
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely staff, good value food and bang in the centre of town.

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G
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Great food, but chaotic service from the wait staff. The hostess provided the best table service for us, which was odd, but appreciated. A livery place in a good location to the center of the cities night life. Can’t fault the food though, enjoy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Overall excellent experience.

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FA
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a delicious meal and was artistically presented. The service was good. It was very busy the night we dined due to the Gay Pride Parade, but the staff managed it smoothly.

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HF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Have the squash bhaji as your starter, it was absolutely DEVINE! The service is greats food is prompt and delicious, and the early bird is great value.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I lked very much the location, food (ribeye), ambiance, service.
I´d will go again if I have travel to Dublin in the future.
I will recomend The Woollen Mills to all my friends and relatives.

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K
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

I was going to say: Meh! but it wasn't as good as Meh!
The service was excellent, friendly and helpful. Location is great. But the menu sound really interesting, until you realise that anything substantial costs a bucket of money. So, not being well to do, eight of us had the sandwich type things: fish fingers, steak sandwich, brisket roll. And quite honestly, for a sandwich, it is over-priced. I did have the tin of anchovies as a starter, and that was delicious, although all the kitchen staff had to do was assemble: nothing was made in the restaurant, except (perhaps) for the bread.
Oh, the bread and butter pudding is wonderful.
But the mains were just too cafe-style with expensive restaurant prices. I appreciate the imagination of combinations, but not at this price.
I probably won't return again.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner!

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CM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

First impressions were not good... our reservation could not be found (we were asked quite condescendingly if we had actually made a reservation). Despite arriving a few minutes late, our table was not ready and then we were seated in the worst table (close to the entrance to the dishwashing area) despite there being other empty tables available.
I ordered Steak & Eggs (note plural in the title and description) medium well. The steak came out closer to well done with only one egg. My husband ordred the Alabama dry rub chicken wings which were so dry as to render them almost inedible. We commented to the waiter about this and was reminded it was a dry rub. However, dry rub should not equate dry meat which was the problem. The wings, despite being served as a large portion, were tiny and obviously easily overcooked which is what happened. Our waiter did bring us some sauces to try to alleviate this and even offered to change the dish to buffalo wings. However, at this point, my husband had lost his appetite.
We had our six year old with us and was not offered a kids menu (though a later table right behind us with two kids was offered the kids menu right away). I had simply assumed there wasn't a kids menu not being offered one.
On a positive note, our waiter was good. He recommended a kids portion size for the waffles which was delicious. He was attentive and in my opinion did try to engage in service recovery.
€82 for a very disappointing meal overall - two mains, a kids dish, two non-alcholic drinks, one cocktail and one beer. Service charge on a table of three. We left a 10% tip on top of that for the waiter in cash and we hope he got that as we appreciated his efforts.
It was meant to be a much anticipated Father's Day brunch and the meal was a major let down overall. We will not be back.

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S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

While the venue is lovely (we had a table by the window upstairs) and we had a very nice waitress, we felt the food was extremely overpriced for what it is, therefore are unlikely to return.

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A
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My second time to visit. Love it. The gin cocktail with grapefruit is delicious! The early bird menu is fab! Plenty to choose from.

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GS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for lunch. There was 12 of us, we had 3 course set menu which was €33. Anchovies, Bhaji and Mussels where our favourite. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. Good cocktails. Will definitely be back.

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E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

The staff was lovely, but the food was disappointing and overpriced given the quality.

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TH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Top restaurant for families with kids!
Highchairs, changing room, really nice people working there 👍

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D
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

I've been here lots and love it. Today not good. Burger v v dry and Mac n cheese was also v v dry. Typical Irish we didn't complain mostly because it was bank hollier sat and we wr having a lovely time and didn't want the stress and attention.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

All is good but a server was really rude when we are trying to split the bills. I love the restaurant very much that is why I have always recommended this place, but the server's attitude is really disappointing and I truly hope she would understand how it affected my night and she would reflect upon herself. Overall outstanding food and service by the other servers.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super lunch, very relaxed. Food was delicious and service was top class

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WG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular farm to table food and generous portions

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious brunch, the waffles with berries, sheep’s milk yogurt and pistachio - oh wow. Divine! Beautifully refreshing peach Bellini made with genuine peach purée. Good coffee, great atmosphere and wonderful staff. 10/10 would recommend for brunch!

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BM
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely meal and staff are both friendly and informative of the menu. Go here regularly and will continue to keep going

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EB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed it!! Highly recommended!
And in the heart of the city!

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Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

We were a little disappointed in the service - efficient enough but not as friendly as the other Dublin restaurants on our trip. Also, my husband ordered the lamb and an extra side of broccoli. Well, the lamb entree was served with broccoli! I wish the server had mentioned this and saved us the unnecessary side dish. The good news is that the food was delicious. Just wish there was service to match.

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A
Montreal
21 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Wonderful place where my family and I caught up with an old school friend in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The menu is varied and we each enjoyed the food which was beautifully presented with tantalizing aromas and incredible flavours. Thanks for taking such care of my toddler who was equally impressed.

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CD
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, great location, service was wonderful- recommend 100% best meal we had in Dublin!

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SG
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location,wonderful service and amazing food.highly recommend it

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JJ
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a great spot for a group dinner. Close to where we were staying and excellent food and atmosphere. Lovely wine selection. Staff were wonderful too! Highlights included brisket mac and cheese, bangers and mash and slip sole. Highly recommend!

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PF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Anthony was a great server and made our party feel well looked after. 10/10 would recommend!

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GR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Un ristorante di buon livello apprezzabile la cortesia dei camrieri e la qualità del cibo ha anche due sale che si possono utilizzare qundo si va in gruppo insomma una bella esperienza da consigliare bisogna dire che cmq la qualità si paga ma trovo che sia adeguato
Giovanni

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PR
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Very good food, good choice and lovely location. Would recommend

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J
14 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent waitress/hostess. The food was fabulous. The decor was very nice and there was a good buzz about the place. I can't wait to go back again to try the desserts as they all looked fabulous.

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CC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had breakfast there on Saturday with my son and we both enjoyed the experience. Asked for the yogurt on the side and it arrived like that, which was good as I didn't like it! Service was with a smile and we were given water as soon as we arrived without having to ask for it which is something I think is a must in a restaurant. Will definitely be going back

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SL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Waffles, both savory and sweet were tasty! Rush during Sunday open was manic, even with Open table reservation - never asked about them...

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
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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