The Winding Stair
Lovely setting and service plus great food. However, the full room was very loud and made conversation very hard. How about investing in some sound proofing and allowing diners to eat and converse in comfort. We left without dessert because it was too loud.
With my main course 3 slices of potatoe were served. They were of such poor quality , just awful. Would expect better especially this time of year. Meat and veg were lovely and enjoyable. Would expect each element of the dish to be really good.
Had bread and butter pudding for desert, flavor good, crust on pudding like rubber. Sauce I enjoyed immensely. My friend disappointed with amount of bones in her fillet of trout. I thought fish was deboned before serving.
I really do have an issue with the quality of potatoes served in restaurants in Dublin. We have such beautiful potatoes available in our shops I don’t see why the restaurants can’t provide customers with a high quality potato.
The food was fabulous.
Staff very welcoming and attentive, food presented magnificently and tasty.
very busy and loud restaurant , wooden floor/chairs - no soft furnishings to dampen sound, tables set up in very close proximity to others, chairs not conducive to any form of comfort
Enjoyed a birthday meal. Great buzzy atmosphere. Quirky setting above an old bookshop. Waiters were very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Generous portions with a vast wine selection - they don’t have a spirits licence.
We had a wonderful time at The Winding Stair, mainly due to the combination of FANTASTIC food and wonderful service from the staff. The only bit that disappointed a bit, was the noise levels in the room, it is too loud to truly fully enjoy the wonderful rest--- it is so easy to fix with some noise absorbing decorations, which I would recommend, as it does not need much toning down at all. I'd still recommend heartily as the food is really worth it!
I was so impressed by the food and ambiance here. Wonderful!
Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Food was delicious. The service was exceptional, informative friendly obliging staff. Highly recommend.
My husband and I went to the Winding Stair for a date night in Dublin while we were on vacation. We stumbled upon it while exploring, and we decided to eat there because it looked like it had a cute bookshop attached (which it does, but it was closed when we went there for dinner). The view of the Liffey is spectacular, the service was excellent, and the food was very good as well. I highly recommend the duck breast for a main course! They have an excellent wine selection, but I’m not a wine drinker, so I didn’t partake. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a romantic setting with great food.
One of the best lunchtime dining experience around city center. Pork belly was divine and vegetarian option was a taste sensation. Never disappoints.
Lovely place as always: excellent cooking
Main dish good, but the accompanying vegetables poor. Starters good, desserts limited.
Table to small for 2.
Table was not steady.
Service very quick, as if we had to hurry
Fantastic food in a quaint location. Highly recommend!
It is fun climbing the stairs from the bookshop. The wonderful server helped us decide on a good wine from the extensive list. My husband said his cockles and muscles were good but not exceptional. The monkfish and trout the rest of us had were excellent.
The food was acceptable, but for the price point there are better options in Dublin. It would have been helpful to, before we offered an upstairs seating option, that we would share the space with a very large table of about 20 diners. Conversation was near impossible,
The absolute best menu item from any restaurant during my entire 10 day trip was the Potted Dingle Bay Crab w/ toasted soda bread. Amazing! I will try and make it at hope and will surely fail.
Excellent food using high quality Irish ingredients and the lunch menu is remarkably good value; service was friendly without being intrusive; will definitely go back and would recommend it to anyone visiting Dublin.
Excellent food, and great service! Beautiful dining room upstairs on the river filled with books!
We all enjoyed our two-course lunch menu, and the staff were happy to accommodate our kids by adding mashed potatoes to their course. They also had good vegan options.
lovely restaurant in great central position . very friendly staff . food generally excellent and generous portions .extensive reasonably priced wine list . in summary, what's not to like !
Absolutely the best Dinning experience we’ve had in Ireland. The food was amazing as well as the service. If you want a first class meal it’s must do while in Dublin.
The food was fabulous! I highly recommend going there.
Great food and atmosphere...only downside was not been able to order a single glass of wine. Would have had to buy a bottle which I wasn't going to do as my partner wasn't drinking. Overall though great meal
Restaurant agréable le long des quais. On a très bien mangé. Serveurs sympathiques.
Noise is the only negative. The food and the service were exceptional. Highly recommended.
Lovely place and staff
We went twice so the experience the first time brought us back (so did the potted crab appetizer which was excellent and we enjoyed a second time for lunch). The wine list and wine by the glass was more than adequate for anyone but the experience connoisseur. Beer was by the bottle only (no tap). The fish dishes were all extremely well prepared and tasty. The steak was chewy and not up to snuff. We would go back next time in Dublin but stick with the seafood - all excellent.
The mussels were the best we have ever eaten, Outstanding! The whisky sticky tart was delicious.
Nice meal. Little hurried we felt but overall very good experience. Waiter was very helpful
Delicious different tastes. Crab pot, duck amazing.
There is hardly any space between tables which makes it very noise.
We had a lovely dinner at The Winding Stair. The food was excellent with locally sourced ingredients. I appreciated the vegan menu. This wasn’t just something they had on hand in case needed. It was a thoughtful menu choice with fresh ingredients put together in thoughtful and surprising combinations. Delicious! Everyone enjoyed their meal whether it was the duck, steak, haddock...! Our server was wonderful!
We visited following a recommendation and the team did not disappoint. The staff were helpful, friendly and attentive and our meal was delicious.
Great food. Lovely presentation. Excellent service. Good pricing. Couldn’t ask for more.
Great menus, great dinner, entire families favorite meal on 10 day trip to Ireland.
This restaurant has excellent food, attentive service, and reasonable prices.
Absolutely wonderful place, lovely staff and fantastic food - one of the best places to eat in all of Ireland, not just Dublin!
Get food and service, but it can get a little warm.
The food was incredible! We really enjoyed the atmosphere & the view! Our waiter was very friendly and made sure we were well looked after! Highly recommend.