The Winding Stair

4.6
912 reviews
€31 to €50
Irish
The Winding Stair is an award winning Irish restaurant overlooking Dublin's famous Ha'Penny bridge. The restaurant originally became a Dublin landmark in the 1970's named after a Yeats poem, giving it some true local history. It opened again in 2006 and became what it is today. Serving micro-brewery beer and food produce sourced from Artisans from the Island The Winding Staircase enjoys sourcing locally. Serving dishes from Marcoom's Irish buffalo mozzarella on their A la carte to roasted pumpkin wedges on their lunch menu there is a great twist on Irish dishes throughout the day.
What 912 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FionaB
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would really recommend eating here. The food was delicious and didn’t feel too stuffed after 3 courses. But plenty of food at the same time. Lovely friendly staff and social distancing well done.

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EmmaN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent. Food was delicious, catered for coeliac person without any issue. The staff were all lovely, kind and helpful. Wonderful time at the restaurant, as always.

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PaulL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was very good, crab starter was fab. Waiter was top dollar and nothing pushed on you. Will go back

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GloriaR
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I had the Christmas menu. The food was gorgeous, really enjoyed it.
The service was fantastic.

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EoghanM
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great meal, really attentive and knowledgeable staff

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EmmaT
Limerick
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service as always. Impressed with covid set up also

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AineM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely venue and the food was delicious. We will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal and good service. Very enjoyable experience

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Ciara
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas Menu was Superb! Bread & Butter Pudding is a must!!

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AudreyH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, will definitely be back

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vipCatrionaC
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service splendid. Most impressive is the lengths the restaurant has gone to in Covid protection. High real glass partitions between tables make one feel very safe.

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AnnaN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, lovely atmosphere, beautiful view, and very friendly staff - would definitely return and recommend to friends.

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KatieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Gorgeous place full of character by the ha'penny bridge. Never love the food as much as I think I will. Something...gamey about the menu always. They were less than friendly when we arrived though I know they were busy. I just wanted my Dad (who doesn't get to go out for dinner much) to feel special. Disappointed with the Carrs water biscuits for the cheese board!

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LouiseH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top quality food and the staff were very clear and concise so that things ran smoothly given the Covid circumstances. This is a pricey restaurant but the food did not disappoint and I feel it was worth it for a birthday celebration. Thanks to the staff for making it seem normal despite the covid impacts.

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DanielB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very prompt and friendly service.
Very nice food menu.
Would have liked an option of spirits or Christmassy cocktails for after the meal

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DermotC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always and that whiskey sauce ought to be bottled and sold.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant with beautiful food and attentive staff. Highly recommend!

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maryd
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful meal

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MichelleF
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing experience in the Winding Stairs last Saturday afternoon. The food was excellent, the service was outstanding and what an excellent Covid set up. We felt very safe in our designated area. Pierce was waiting on our table he was excellent, we were finishing our drinks as it had gone over our time slot. We were allowed finished our drinks at ease. It was the perfect lunch time outing especially in the year it has been. Thank you to all the wonderful staff for making our afternoon so pleasurable. Thank you Pierce you were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice meal, lovely staff, well organised, socially distanced and very comfortable. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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aoifek
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, delicious Irish based menu. Lovely atmosphere. Great print collection in the bathroom.

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UpMayo
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Pleasant staff, staff, good food, avoid the table nearest the kitchen/toilets if possible , but not a deal breaker. Towards pricy, but excellent quality all round.

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TrooD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food and wine. Lovely staff and good adherence to the safety guidelines so we felt very comfortable.

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BaileyB
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful Sunday lunch. Fantastic food, warm friendly staff. Delighted the Winding Stair has re opened. All COVID 19 regulations strictly adhered to while making us feel welcome, safe and happily full!! Can’t wait to return.

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Rori
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous setting, great space, wonderful service and amazing food to top it all off

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MarkD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, great menu and great service. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Nice but totally overpriced. Christmas premium

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UnaT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and wonderful staff as always

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely venue and a great meal

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SebastienS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Price seemed a lot higher than I recall for our previous meal. At such price I will not be returning and will choose either more casual food experience, or more premium.

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JeanD
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a post lockdown family lunch that was a delight. I could go on about the gorgeous food and welcoming, efficient staff but all you really need to know is that I would sell my children for the potted crab.

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CharlesO
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Enjoyable evening dinner. Great atmosphere, space between tables. Screens were sympathetically installed. Expensive but won't hold that against a resturant as presumably with fewer tables they may need to charge a premium.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service. Great food. Perfect choice to meet another couple of friends after the lockdown

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eeiatin
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This is my favourite place in Dublin for a weekend brunch. I would highly recommend it. Service is great and views are fantastic. I love the ambience too.
This time around is was quieter than usual, but as expected in Covid times.
They have a reduced menu and that could be a flaw for some people, but since I am not eating there everyday I can live with it. :-) Delicious bread & butter...

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MagsT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My husband and I had the early bird menu which was very good value. The food was lovely and the service extremely efficient and friendly. I had the salmon terrine starter which was very tasty and the Doran's hake which was delicious and very light. My husband had the black pudding starter which he enjoyed and the duck. We finished up with a cheese board which had a lovely selection of Irish cheeses. Our server was very polite and friendly, so overall a lovely experience.
Oh and an excellent wine selection is also available!
I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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Ariana
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Excellent service, delicious food very beautifully presented and lovely ambience. We’ll definitely be back, many thanks to the wonderful staff.

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Shaniqua
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Too crowded with tables- noise level too loud to hold a conversation. Food portions small but food was good overall.

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Jacinta
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant has the nicest dining room, we were seated on a second floor by a big window with view of river. Food was very affordable, we had Early Bird menu: beetroot salad and smoked salmon terrine for starters, for main we had duck and hake. Everything was excellent, servis was professional and friendly.

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Aisling
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such excellent quality food and service! Looking forward to next time!

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Conor
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Super meal for two with lovely service. Thanks guys!

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The Winding Stair is rated 4.6 stars by 912 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.