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Rooftop terrace overlooking the Ha'penny Bridge - The Woollen Mills, Dublin, Co. Dublin

The Woollen Mills

4.3
4.3
1154 reviews
€30 and under
Irish
The Woollen Mills has been one of the most iconic buildings and businesses in Dublin for over one hundred years, and to have taken over this site is a serious privilege. Much like our award-winning sister restaurant next door, The Winding Stair, we feel like we are custodians of something very special... a piece of history (James Joyce worked here, how unbelievable is that?!) and we must do it proud! Spanning over four floors and with a glorious roof terrace overlooking the River Liffey. The Woollen Mills is quintessentially Irish, local and of its locale. We want it to be an 'Eating House', a house of food, a place to grab a coffee and bun, a plate of Irish fish and chips, a place to score a casual bite befre the nearby theatres and cinemas or sit with seven courses of Irish antipasti, burrata, crab, lamb or cauliflower steak, overlooking the Ha'penny Bridge with a fine bottle of red or a craft beer. We hope we do it well.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Breakfast, Vegetarian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 828 0835
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Rowen Babe
  • Catering
    3 course set menu €55 for all private dining <br />€25 YARN PIZZA set menu <br />Cocktails, wine and craft beers
  • Private party facilities
    The Woollen Mills can fit anything from 10 up to 100 and has four private dining rooms. We specialize in private dining, business meetings, lunch & dinners and corporate events. For information about weddings call 0851417860. For more info about our private dining rooms please visit http://thewoollenmills.com/events.htm or call 0851417860
  • Private party contact
    Jitka Smolkova: 085 141 7860
  • Area
    North City Centre
  • Cross Street
    42 Liffey St. and Ormond Quay<br />Dublin 1<br />Just Beside Ha'Penny Bridg
  • Parking Details
    Jervis Street - 5 minutes walk.
  • Public Transit
    Lower Liffey Street - bus stops 37, 39, 39A, 70.Luas Stop JERVIS
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

Experiences

  • Drag Brunch

    €50.00 per person

    Prepaid

    14 May - 29 Oct 2023
    Join us on our fabulous rooftop terrace for a spectacular afternoon of drag performances, games, prizes and bangin tunes! Hosted by Anziety with Naomi Diamond and DJ Rí. Ticket price: €50 per person and includes 1 brunch item, 3 drinks, live entertainment, booking fee & service charge. Tickets need to be purchased by table, with a maximum of 9 people per table for online bookings. For larger group bookings, please email events@thewoollenmills.com. Your table will be booked for 2 hours. Remember to purchase for your full group, so we can sit you all together!
    Drag Brunch photo

What 1,154 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin 1

    Great for brunch

  • Dublin 1

    Good for groups

  • Dublin 1

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Dublin 1

    Healthy

  • Dublin 1

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Dublin 1

    Vegetarian-friendly

1,155 Reviews
  1. AngeliqueD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    It's very central and the service was very good. The food was ordinary. It was quite expensive.

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  2. ANOther

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    I would be ashamed to serve the fish cakes we hit to anybody. Dried out, miserable size, over cooked, lacking in flavour. By contrast, the chips and apple crumble were both delicious.

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  3. B2023

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    First visit in a few years - lovely atmosphere, but food (waffles with eggs florentine) was a little on the salty side. Staff very nice, and no rush on the table so it was a leisurely brunch.

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  4. LiamK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Steaks were great but the plates were a bit light using mixed leaves to fill it out ! Gravy went well with the steak but no choice of sauce was offered ! Staff were brilliant. Poor choice of desserts on menu !

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  5. ColmO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed the Woollen mills not our first time being there and certainly wont be our last time, every time we are there it is always better than the last experience. food was outstanding as always and staff were very nice and accommodating and will tell everyone about the woolen mills. front house staff made us both feel very welcome and very comfortable.

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  6. JoeR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was ok. Waiter messed up order and had to switch out one of our meals so slight delay in getting it back. Food was just ok and price was high, but that seems to be the theme in the area

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  7. FrancisK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Hi There. We went to The Smock Alley Theatre at 2 pm and booked The Woolen Mills for afters. Absolutely fanfabulous place to dine. Window seats as requested. Excellent venue for pre Theatre too. Staff very friendly.Can't speak highly enough of it. Enjoy your meal. Regards Frank and Val.

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  8. ConnieP

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Our first meal in Ireland. The waffle eggs florentine was delicious!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff were really helpful, gave us our short notice requested table Food order was lovely and carafe of wine was great value Thank you so much for lovely dinner Mary McN

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  10. Kellie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Unfortunately we had a terrible experience with our server last night, which put a dampener on the evening. I brought my friend, who was visiting Ireland from the US, and was only in Dublin for one night. The waiter seemed to take a dislike to us, but was very attentive to the group of women beside us and others in our area. Took our order, didn't approach us at any point during the meal to see if we wanted another drink or even after we had clearly finished eating to take our plates or check if we wanted coffee/dessert. We were sitting there for over 2 hours and would have happily ordered coffee/dessert. I could hear him getting the two other tables in our area drinks and dessert. I brought her there because I knew it was a lovely restaurant and I was so embarrassed that was her experience of Irish service. He ignored me when I was trying to get his attention for the bill. He made eye contact with me on the way to the table beside us, I assumed he would approach after dealing with them, but he turned his back and walked off. At that point we went up to the till to pay, I said 'is it okay if we pay here?' - our waiter was standing beside the host and said 'you're his problem now'. It was very clearly not a joke because he had been rude to us all night; that comment drove home that his ignoring us had been deliberate all night. Honestly, that comment at the end is the reason I'm writing the review, it was just beyond inappropriate and unprofessional. It was extremely bizarre to have a waiter take such instant, unwarranted dislike - I've never experienced anything like it. I have to exclude the host from the issues we had with service - he was very accommodating when I was early for our reservation, very friendly and approachable, checked in to update us on the status of our table. The host was lovely and very good at his job. I wish the servers took their lead from him.

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  11. Lisa

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The decor is very nice and the ambient noise level was fine for having a chat which was the purpose of our get-together. Our main waitress was very attentive and engaged - other staff seemed less confident, but perhaps they had only recently started. The food was decent enough, but we were waiting 45 mins from when we arrived to when we received our food. What was particularly frustrating was seeing two of the four meals sitting under heat lamps for excessive time before the other meals were ready. Consequently, the first two meals were only warm when they were served. Overall the food was not good value for money. For a well-established restaurant, everything should have been much smoother and of higher standard.

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  12. Clma

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Made a reservation and was treated very poorly by the staff. We were on time, and had the table for 2.5 hours but the server seemed very impatient for us to leave. The menu was more limited than indicated online and the drink selection wasn’t great. The service was so poor that we left and found dinner elsewhere after a round of drinks and sharing an appetizer. The food that we had was good. Had the service been any less hostile we probably would have stayed.

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  13. AleV

    Hungary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good. Amazing chicken wings plate and kind service

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  14. JohnC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Gone downhill since I was last there. Beetroot humus was too sweet. Gnocchi was hard.

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  15. FrancescaM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Food too spicy and definitely too much… in general I did not really appreciate the restaurant… sorry

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  16. Happydays

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice happy place. Gnocchi with lamb ragu was divine. They were great with our kids too. Will definitely return on a future visit to Dublin!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best fish’n’chips in Dublin! Great cocktails, inventive menu, excellent service. Well worth a trip!

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  18. CarolineF

    Connacht

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The staff are absolutely lovely! We had the aubergine curry and fish n chips, both delicious, and lemon polenta cake for dessert with gorgeous mascapone cheese. Would have liked to get a bottle of wine or a cocktail but the drinks are very overpriced. Would still like to come back, it really is a lovely restaurant.

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  19. NikC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really beautiful spot for a long lunch. Great views of the river and passers by. The staff were attentive and friendly and knowledgeable about the food. The food itself was delicious. I had fish and chips. The fish was fresh and beautifully battered and the chips were crisp and fluffy inside. Really recommend.

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  20. Amber

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Friendly ambiance,helpful staff and good food,if a little pricey for lunch

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  21. DanielC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The timing was perfect. Clean, airy, and light. Staff were very hospitable, the pizza was ace, as well as the coffee. Highly recommend.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place! Fish&chips were the best.Thanks!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The staff were super friendly - food pretty good, same for drinks

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  24. SamanthaK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Twenty of us came here for my wedding meal in December, we hired one of the private rooms upstairs. The food and staff were amazing so I decided to come back again for lunch this week and it didn't disappoint. My friend and I are both gluten free, I had the prawn salad which was delicious and my friend has the veggie breakfast abdvthey very kindly swapped the cous cous for potatoes

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  25. K8tee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Disappointing food. Waffles were cold. Not up to the same standards as other brunch restaurants in Dublin.

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  26. JamesL

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good central location. Modern setting and ambience is good. Service was very good. Food was also very good. No negatives I can think of, so I would definitely go back.

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  27. WhatFreshHell

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely environment (especially outside seating area), good food, great service, great people working there. Can get very busy/louder at peak times indoors, but early outdoor bookings perfect for tables of 2 to 4 people where conversation and connection is what you’re after.

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  28. JasmineK

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Would definitely recommend the Sunday roast

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  29. ClaireG

    Kent

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice food. We had the fish and chips and the fish was very tasty. I would recommend for somewhere to eat when you are in Dublin.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience from start to finish as usual. Lovely attention to detail. Lovely fuss made of our 6 year old. One of my favourite spots in Dublin.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    tomato ricotta tart was excellent! very nice veggie nachos. too.

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  32. SharkyShane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fun and professional. Had the 2nd best pizza of my life, the best was on the Isle of Capri. Excellent experience overall. Highly recommend!

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  33. Wufo

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious dinner! I had the fish (sea bream) and it was outstanding—best dish I had in Ireland

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  34. CathyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed it, food excellent, service excellent. Lovely location. Terrible habit, but it would be good to have a covered smoking area, (sorry) Great lunch 🎉

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  35. Emer

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience overall. Can't recommend highly enough.

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  36. HelenH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place to eat - friendly staff and good food in a well located restaurant. Great ambience and a gelato shop open until late opposite. Good recommendation of a local pub as well by the guy greeting guests.

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  37. GerD

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Definitively would go again. 2nd successful visit 👍🏻

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  38. Norma

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Very disappointing experience and food. Wouldn’t return.

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  39. patriciag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff food excellent and we stayed over our time and we werent rushed Good atmosphere would recommend 👌

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat in Dublin. Food was great and the service was prompt even though it was busy when were there. Outdoor seating has a roof to protect you from the random Irish downpour.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Woollen Mills does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Woollen Mills is rated 4.3 stars by 1154 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Woollen Mills

42 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin, Co. Dublin D01 H304

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    42 Liffey St. and Ormond Quay<br />Dublin 1<br />Just Beside Ha'Penny Bridg
  • Area
    North City Centre
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–9:45 pm
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Breakfast, Vegetarian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Jervis Street - 5 minutes walk.
  • Public Transit
    Lower Liffey Street - bus stops 37, 39, 39A, 70.Luas Stop JERVIS
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Rowen Babe
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan
  • Phone number
    (01) 828 0835
  • Catering
    3 course set menu €55 for all private dining <br />€25 YARN PIZZA set menu <br />Cocktails, wine and craft beers
  • Private party facilities
    The Woollen Mills can fit anything from 10 up to 100 and has four private dining rooms. We specialize in private dining, business meetings, lunch & dinners and corporate events. For information about weddings call 0851417860. For more info about our private dining rooms please visit http://thewoollenmills.com/events.htm or call 0851417860
  • Private party contact
    Jitka Smolkova: 085 141 7860
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