The Woollen Mills

4.3
115 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
€30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Irish
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • People Watching
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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Irish, Breakfast, Vegetarian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(01) 828 0835
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress Code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive Chef
Petr Blechta
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Liffey St.
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking Details
Jerwis Street - 5 minutes walk.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public Transit
Lower Liffey Street - bus stops 37, 39, 39A, 70.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
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 115 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Nice spot to meet some out-of-town friends!

Some friends were visiting from abroad and we met them here. They had their 4-month old with them, and were made to feel very welcome. He slept most of the way through dinner and when he woke up, he had an army of admiring fans from all sides! The waitress was friendly and attentive. Service was a little slow for the drinks, which arrived just as we were about to enquire about them. We went for a mix of plates from the early bird menu. The poached egg and bhaji combination was delicous, but came on a bed of dry, plain spinach and was topped with a fairly large amount of natural yoghurt that seemed odd, and I didn't feel quite worked - I think if the spinach was dressed with something fruity, and the yoghurt served as a dip on the side it would be much better.

My friends had the oysters which were very good apparently, and the scotch egg with asparagus also got the thumbs up. The boxty, as others have said here, was a little small for a main, and expensvie at 20 euros but as part of the early bird worked out as 23 for two courses which was much more reasonable. I had the hummus and flatbread, (It is meant as a starter but I had it as a main), which again at 11 euros was a little on the steep side for a starter in a very causual diing spot, and was literally a pot of hummus and 4 pieces of flatbread. The chips with garlic aioli were divine, and good value at 4 euro.

Overall decent food, and relatively good value as we went for the early bird, but would I think it does fall on the expensive side if going for the a la carte. Location-wise it is right in the city centre and just across from Temple bar, so bearing that in mind its good value for the area.

We would definitely return as a causal dining spot with friends - top tip - try to make the early bird, and ask for the yoghurt on the side if going for the bhajji!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 6 days ago

Very nice place in the city center (in front of Ha Penny bridge) where we ate a very good cooked black angus steak.
We reserved the table from Italy without any problem. It was alteady available at our arrival.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Great atmosphere. Great outdoor dining area overlooking Ha'penny Bridge. Great staff. Great food.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on 4 June 2018

After reading all of the reviews I had high hopes for this place. I was completely disappointed. Too many issues to list, but here are a few: Service was slow and the staff largely ignored us. They also didn’t know what was in the dishes. The oyster appetizer we wanted was unavailable. Half of the mussels in both of our portions were dead (unopened) and therefore inedible. The hake dish was so bony that it was also nearly impossible to eat. I would never go back.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

Fabulous staff, very friendly. Tough decisions choosing our meal as we wanted everything on the menu. Early bird very good value. Went back for lunch the very next day and have recommended it to everyone I've seen since then!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Food was lovely. Good location absolutely recommended 👌

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Had a great dinner here while visiting Dublin. Our party had the ribs and burger which were excellent, and a pork chop, this was a little dry and the least impressive of the mains. Atmosphere was good, as was service. I would recommend to anyone in Dublin.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on 15 May 2018

Found our meal very mediocre. Ordered the mussels and chips with a bisque. The bisque was very thin and watery and the chips were so big they were not cooked through properly. Will not be returning.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

This was our first time and it surpassed expectations! We can’t wait to go back! We had the wild garlic hummus (with radish + flat bread), the vegetarian burger and the monkfish pasta. I tried the two sodas- blackberry+sage and strawberry +basil. He had the nettle gin 👌. If I had to find any fault it was that the burger was slightly difficult to eat because of the size. The service was great and we highly recommend this place!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 8 May 2018

Excellent Irish produce on the menu, great cooking from a quirky menu and really good service,

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Food was lovely and service was great, but I found the portions very small.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Great table, fantastic service, staff were super friendly and chilled out. Food was delicious and very reasonable!

Would definitely recommend and will absolutely be back!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Very enjoyable evening in The Woollen Mills; great food and excellent service. Would recommend to groups; we were a table of 6 upstairs in the covered terrace which was perfect. We all loved it and great value too.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 2 May 2018

Came here with my mother who is very fussy !!! Service was excellent, patience even better and the standard of food was amazing.. Great ambience !
Will definitely be back

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on 29 April 2018

It was the worst place i've been to in a long time. The fishplate was awful, salty and smoked different pieces. The angus beef was so tough that we had to send it back, the hamburger was dry and so was the homemade potatos. The ribs were to sweet and dry as well. Do not go there!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 27 April 2018

This is a very happening popular destination right by the Ha'penny Bridge on the Liffey in Dublin.

Packed in seating, great food and very good service really make this place feel like an experience.

Meals are big - we split ours and that was not problem.

Great Vibe - a fun date night.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 26 April 2018

Myself and my fiance came for our anniversary and and everything was splendid !! Our waitress was so friendly with alot of knowledge of food and wine. The ambience of this place was amazing too, great music !! We will definitely be back to try more dishes, everything sounds and looks delicious.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

I had a great experience at the Woollen Mills . I was with two 5 yr olds and I was dreading it. The staff were excellent. They brought coloring items for the kids and magazines for me. Service was prompt and friendly. My butternut squash bhaji was delicious as a starter. My main of mussels was generous and I couldn’t finish them. I enjoyed a picpoul white too.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Lovely food ,good friendly service.It was my first visit & looking forward to a return visit.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 19 April 2018

3rd time I visited the restaurant. Foos is good, service is fine. Only the mucic was way to loud. It was nearly imposible to have a conversation.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 16 April 2018

Very nice place, wonderfull location, great dishes and a very professional waiters.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on 15 April 2018

We booked this restaurant for a family meal on Sunday evening . The 'early bird' menu is reasonable value with a reasonably large choice from the main menu. Service was a little 'brusque' at first but overall was acceptable but never quite reached a 'good' standard. The food quality was good and we all enjoyed our meals.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 15 April 2018

Very enjoyable good food
And superb value
Really enjoyed the Ribs

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

We had a nice meal on Saturday night,the food was tasty the service was good staff friendly,it was very busy, felt a little bit cramped maybe a few more veggie options would be nice but all in all we enjoyed our time there and would return.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

The food is always excellent, the service could be a little better. We were waiting for our drinks and had to ask for salt more than once.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Went to the Woollen Mills for dinner with the two first time Dublin visitors. I wanted to show them something Irish but with a twist - the restaurant did not disappoint - food was delicious! We sat upstairs with a lovely look of the river. Will come back!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Everything was ok and fine. The main course was very big and I had to leave a lot of food. Something was missing, but it was a nice place. I just can't explain what wasn't good enough...

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Really cool place, great location overlooking the Ha’Penny Bridge. It was manic for brunch at 11am, therefore service was patchy. Had waffles, spinach, eggs, really disappointing, no taste/flavour, which was surprising, I expected the food to be amazing. There were five in our group and everyone was disappointed.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Lovely spot great food and lovely staff.
Great restaurant great value and lovely ambiance. Highly recommend

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

I cannot speak highly enough of the lovely meal we had. It was my graduation and we were treated to champaign by such friendly staff. The food was delicious, my sister loved the vegan burger. The wine was delicious. But mostly the staff were so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this lovely spot for any occasion.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

What a wonderful meal! Beautiful location, delightful ambiance, fantastic food. Great service as well. We particularly enjoyed the pork ribs, which had a great contrast with the sharp colcannon side. The mussels were deliciously well. A great meal all around.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Nice lunch had by myself and my husband today. It was our anniversary and we got a lovely table in the corner, we only had time to meet for a quick bite on our lunch break but the staff made us feel well looked after. Food was very quick and the quality was 10/10. Thank you The Woolen Mills we'll be back again.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Went here on a busy St Patrick's day for early dinner, service was quick efficient and friendly! Had the butternut squash baji (amazing and very large!), two lovely cocktails and the beef cheek and shin burger (succulent and served with the tastiest hand cut chips!) Very pleasant dining experience even if slightly costly!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Had a great dinner with gal friends here before a night on the town. We ordered a very nice sized glass of Cava and enjoyed smaller dishes off of their appetizer section of the menu. The portions were still good sized even for being on the starter menu, which was a plus! I loved the creative combinations of flavors in each dish and would have loved to branch out and try more.... next time!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 15 March 2018

Lovely quiet table looking over the Liffey & Ha'Penny Bridge. Quick, pleasant service. Will return for the Monkfish & one of those lovely cakes :-)

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 15 March 2018

Had a lovely lunch here today, Soups & sandwich lunch offer was on point as the portion size was filling but not to stuffing! I had the chicken sandwich with mushroom soup my friend had a salad plate. Staff were very friendly. Will return. :-)

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 12 March 2018

The food was wonderful. I had the tomato soup and chicken sandwich and everything was delicious.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

We chose The Woollen Mills to have Mother's Day lunch in and we are very happy that we did. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Our waiter was able to tell us exactly everything that was in the dishes we chose and he was also able to make recommendations, as well as being able to tell us where their delicious tea was sourced! I would highly recommend The Woollen Mills to anyone.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on 10 March 2018

We had in mindto eat in de downstairs restaurant. We were placed on the deck what was not reAlly cosy. We came from Holland with this tip. The waiter was great!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Wonderful comfortable place with great food , helpful staff and relaxing atmosphere

Report
Helpful
1
2
3