The Woollen Mills

4.3
237 reviews
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€30 and under
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Irish
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  • Good for a Date
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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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4.3
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4.2
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R
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and great service

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BH
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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SP
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great city centre location and a really good ambience - vibrant but without being over the top and still comfortable. Good food and great staff too. A brilliant dining experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really pleasant experience: service on-point and considered; every course delicious; and fantastic value for money for a spot right in the heart of Dublin. We will certainly visit again.

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A
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious nye menu - one of the best meals I've had in ages. Couldn't more highly recommend!

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PK
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Food offering seems to be a little tired and lacking something. Like orange juice from concentrate and not freshly squeezed as stated. Really, you don't think people notice the difference?! Such slip ups are surprising. Otherwise, great coffee and good service.

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

It was great food and great service but the establishment is a little small and the seating was tight. A waiter accidentally hit my friend in the head twice while trying to wait on the table behind us. He was incredibly apologetic and it wasn’t a problem but for anyone overly tall or round it would not be a comfortable space.

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RM
6 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first night in Dublin was terrific. Very welcoming staff, excellent server, and the meal was outstanding. Cozy atmosphere, open kitchen and overall vibrant and fun. A great beginning to ou visit. Highly recommend.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely lunch before a matinee show at the Abbey. Fast, friendly service, great good and had a nice chat with the owner on the way out. Looking forward to trying the latest restaurant in the group (Legal Eagle). Can recommend if you are in town shopping for lunch or dinner

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n
16 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We visited on Christmas Eve and had the Christmas Eve menu. The mulled cider was delicious and we LOVED our starter of sweet potato and onion bhaji. The mains weren’t as great but overall we were pleased with our meal and would definitely re-visit.

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J
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good Food that was made with a twist. Nice atmosphere and quick service. Their salmon marinated in gin was delicious.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, good service. Met a group of friends, they were inviting, friendly, service was quick friendly. Couldn't want more

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M
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

The service was nice, the food, not bad, but the place was extremely noisy and at the end of the meal we smelled as if we had cooked ourselves. We ate downstairs where it had nothing to do with the cosy pictures from upstairs you see on their webpage. I wouldn.t go there again.

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BG
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fantastic dining experience. Food was delicious and atmosphere really lovely. Our waiter was great. Highly recommend this place.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had amazing night out with husband at Woolen Mills. First time there for dinner and we had the Christmas set menu. The ham croquettes and soup were delicious; the grilled pineapple with the ham croquettes went perfectly. For mains we had the steak-so juicy-and the bacon ribs-falling off the bone. We both had the amazing mince pie ice cream and Christmas pudding dessert. Lovely service from our server all night long. This place, like the Winding Stair, knows what it is doing and I can’t wait to go back again. Thank you Woolen Mills for a lovely evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere, the excellent food and service, the inexpensive water, the super wine and the friendly staff, even in the busy Christmas rush

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Xmas party.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hadn’t been to The Woollen Mills for a while but it was as good as I remembered. Really great food and a relaxed ambience - my favourite combination.

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F
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Lady spent 5 minutes telling me in future I should mention if going to need a high chair when we arrived. Was my mistake but no need to repeat it 4 times to me. Food was okay nothing great for the price. My dessert was substituted without telling me and contained nuts which I can't have only realised when already tasted it. However they did apologise and remove from the bill. Overall staff were friendly and great with my little man. Our server was a lovely lady. Would be nice for couple or small group having a glass of wine or a coffee/brunch.

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FF
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

My wife and I arrived a little before our reservation time, but the attendant was extremely gracious to assist us as soon as possible. Food was juicy, fresh and very good. The place is a bit noisy. But the food, the service, and the cost-benefit make it worth a visit to the restaurant

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NL
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had to ask for early bird menu but it was excellent, food was delicious & plentiful, really enjoyed our get together, very central for public transport.

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L
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
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 on 14 December 2018
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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SJ
8 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was so lovely and really enhanced our experience (cant remember her name)

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A
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Farewell Christmas party

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AM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
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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