The Woollen Mills

4.3
737 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 serious coffee and bun, a serious plate of Irish ham and chips, a place to take home a box of salads and scones or sit with seven courses of anchovies and crab and herrings and pork and beef rib, overlooking the Ha'penny Bridge with a fine bottle of red or a craft beer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 737 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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LianneR
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place for a relaxed dinner. Friendly and attentive service, accommodating of our young child and an extra member of our group, and we felt very safe with the covid precautions in place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding! Food was good. Lovely ambiance.

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Fred
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The burrata starter was outstanding, proper pizza too. Great service, will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

The service was amazing and food came really fast. It was cold tho and I wished we could sit inside but we didn’t all have Covid certs so I commend the team for doing their job by following guidelines. The server we had was extremely helpful, polite and treated us with the utmost respect. She was amazing. I would really recommend coming here.

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KarenC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very enjoyable . Very good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great pizzas and great service

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Cuisine was a lighter take on the Dublin food scene and very welcomed. Besides the unique history (James Joyce once was a waiter here) the decor was wonderful and service attentive. Definitely a place to go when one is in Dublin, Ire.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The pizzas were really good🥰

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Service was great, all staff were very attentive. Food was lovely and even though we were outside in November.. the temperature was warm the heating they have for the outdoor area is perfect. Surprisingly being so close to the streets of Dublin city while eating the outdoor seating was peaceful and allowed for proper conversation

Anyone looking to take that special someone for some fine dining in the outdoors look no further

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LKDon
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really tasty food, lovely friendly service, great evening.

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Orla
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Went for Brunch as the website has the brunch menu but when I got there brunch was not on. Disappointing the website and open table isn’t updated but what I ordered was lovely and service was good

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TimH
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, courteous staff, covid safety guidelines followed closely. I enjoyed my experience and would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a great time!

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N123
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

The restaurant itself was nice but the food was disappointing. One burger was too spicy to eat, the other one had no sauce on it at all and the Lasagne Pizza tasted like a margarita…

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marianm
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food , great service and a really enjoyable night

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MichelleC
10 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food and great atmosphere! Only negative was that we were close to the door and there was a draft!

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VincentL
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very safe and Covid compliant. Food was good but the service excellent. Wait staff eager to please and made good recommendations

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Phil
10 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very attentive and quick waiter, big list of drinks. Interesting ambient in Dublin's city center. Food 4/5, they could have given a bit more space between tables. Nevertheless, we will reserve again soon.

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Ablake
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Sunday brunch
A bit disappointed in the offering for kids. Waffles were on offer in the adult menu but not kids. The Korean chicken burger looked great. The Turkish eggs- presentation poor but tasted fine
Overall a bit disappointing. Wouldn’t rush back . Will try somewhere else next time

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CaitM
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Chicken burgers were horrible. We had to send them back. Antipasti was really tasty for starter. Coffee machine wad turned off so couldn't get coffee at end of the meal (it was late - 11pm) Staff were nice.

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CathyG
14 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A very pleasant afternoon spent, delicious food, very good attentive service , we'll be back.
Cathy

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

During Covid restrictions
We shared the antipasti without meat
Generous and delicious
We split the grill steak also generous and tasty
Would go again

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Frodo
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, lovely staff, lovely atmosphere, lovely drinks.

Lovely jubbly!

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MicB
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was fantastic, as was the steak. Amongst the best value for money restaurants in Dublin.

The only negative feedback I have is around the pizza. I ordered capriciosa which was below average. It wasn't tasty at all. I had come during covid times where I had a great pizza with tartufo. Was disappointed to see it off the menu and opted for capriciosa. I'd suggest returning the full "covid" pizza menu

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Corkers
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Dinner menu is limited. Staff were very attentive and very friendly. Checking for Covid Certs was done in a friendly and efficient manner.

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KarenO
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience2

Really disappointed.. we had been a number of times precovid and loved it. brought visiting friends and expected more traditional Irish sourced food. Service very slow and not overly friendly. It was cold!

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Hera
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the food but thought fish portion was very small. Chips could have been hotter.
The turkey sandwich ordered was well praised by the person who had it.
Great atmosphere and lovely staff.
Overall good and allowances have to be made for present difficulties with sourcing and staffing

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XsaraS
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were very nice and helpful and food was amazing !

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LeeSmy
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Helpful and friendly staff. Food was served promptly and was delicious. Will definitely be back

KO
KateO
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food and great service. Recommend the fish and chips - yum.

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FrancisM
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very central location beside the Ha'penny Bridge. Good outdoor area, well sheltered. Service was friendly and efficient. Interesting and varied lunch menu.

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vipAlisha
6 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were very friendly and attentive. Really enjoyed my brother’s birthday dinner there and will definitely good for other occasions 👍🏼

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Limited menu but helpful with allergy

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CarolineL
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous food, brilliant service and great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

The ambiance was good. Great service but limited vegetarian option. Rice patty in a burger isn’t the best choice. But overall a nice experience.

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vipTimS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Rump Steak for €28 was incredibly tough.
We discussed with the waitress whether it was going to be tough because it was rump and we’re told no.

Way way too expensive for that cheap cut of meat.
Served in a way that did not make it tender. Highly disappointing. Was inedible and didn’t even get an acknowledgment from restaurant (let alone an apology) when we both sent our steaks back less than half eaten.

Really felt like we were being taken advantage of.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent. Compliance to covid regulations adhered to very well. Food was really good. Staff very friendly and attentive.

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Joanie
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A great spot for an afternoon snack.
Outdoor dining area is particularly lovely.

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AshlingG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We had chosen the Woollen Mills as it claimed to be family friendly and to have a children’s menu. Unfortunately, they had no children’s menu and the general menu choice was poor. The food we got was okay. The menus that I had seen online prior to booking were nothing like the menu that was available when we visited.

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Menu poor. Staff friendly. Expensive. Limited selection

FAQs

The Woollen Mills does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Woollen Mills is rated 4.3 stars by 737 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.