The Winding Stair
I went to the winding stair solo and had a lovely dinner. I also visited the bookshop downstairs, which had a great selection of texts. The steak I had was well cooked and my waitress was very kind and accommodating.
Online booking supported wonderfully. Service with a smile and good humour. Good size portions for the main meal which was lovely. Delightful. Really enjoyed our night.
Fabulous food, lovely ambience. Friendly service. Good value!
Fantastic place, we celebrated my husbands birthday and loved it. Its our favorite place in Dublin we will keep going back.
We loved our meal here. Everything from the food to the wine and service were excellent. We were only in Dublin for 2 nights, I would definitely recommend or return if we were to come back to Dublin in the future.
Wonderful place - we were running late and rang ahead to let the restaurant know. Staff were friendly and patient. We ended up having a fantastic meal with great service.
Superb place! Had an evening in Dublin and was recommended the restaurant and it didn't fail to live up to what we were told!
Fantastic and friendly staff, lovely food and an extensive wine list. The ambience was charming and was a hidden gem right in the heart of the city. The wine was superb! If you can, visit the book shop downstairs!
Highly recommended - not necessarily the cheapest but worth the money!
RAUCOUS! Even midweek. Hard to hear servers let alone dinner companions. Food made up for it and the wine list was novel.
Incredible food experience at Winding Stair! Cockles and mussels were so fresh and perfectly steamed, crab appetizer was out of this world and chowder was packed with fish and shellfish! The cheese plate was a perfect desert with paired port- divine!
Boys night out/holiday
An absolute gem; small but interesting menu with delicious locally sourced ingredients. The 2/3 course set menu was great value. Loved the Dingle Gin cured salmon!
Winding Stair is lovely respite. Food and drinks delicious. Atmosphere is very cool. If you can get a window overlooking the Quai, even better. Service was excellent.
As others have said the food is quite good. Very good to see Irish chefs getting in to high quality meals... They have great raw food to work with.
Service here was so-so by international standards but consistent with other Irish experiences.
Very cute restaurant right on the river-nice casual ambiance
This was possibly one of the best meals and best restaurants I’ve ever been to. We were in town from the states celebrating my husbands birthday and everything was amazing. The table by the window, the service, the wine list and mostly - the food. I compared every other meal we had while on vacation to the winding stair and was continually disappointed - nothing came close. 100% reccomend!! Phenomal!
Everything was perfect except the red wine was too warm (unfortunately the red wine was too warm in every restaurant i ate in Dublin)
Hi there, I must say the food was absolutely delicious. We also really enjoyed the ambience and would very much like to return however we were quite disappointed with the service. Our waitor appeared quite disinterested and was not very friendly to us. We were let down by this but the good was exceptional. It's u fortunate that the service let down our perception of the restaurant.
Excellent starters, the duck pate and soda bread was delicious, as was the stracciatella of mozzarella and beets. The wine list was also varied and reasonably priced.
Second visit and the second time we have left smiling! We had a wonderful table with a great view of the Liffey and the Ha'penny Bridge.
The food is good and the service both prompt and friendly. The potted crab is a firm favourite and the chips are spectacular.
If you want a fantastic meal, come here!
What a delightful evening spent with my family at the winding Stair! Beautiful food - I tried cockles and mussels ( of course) as this is Dublin! Lively atmosphere and great service. I am confident in recommending this place to people who enjoy good food.
Good food (30 euro 3-course menu was great, also plenty a la carte options), nice view, good service.
Very friendly staff, verygood food. Great value pre theatre menu.
Lovely place, wonderful food, verrrry busy - definitely book in advance. The place to go to have a posh but cool version of Dublin. Here, and Fallon & Byrne.
Great place, great food and very friendly and professional service.
One of the best meals I have ever had! Highly recommend the lamb.
We found the meals to be outstanding and enjoyed every bite. Only wish we could have eaten more but we got full quickly, as the desserts looked amazing as well. It was a cozy atmosphere in a small space and I enjoyed watching the various people chatting up at their tables and the view of the river via the windows too. Thanks for a nice dinner!
Came in from NY and was told " Winding Stair is a must." IT IS! Lots of great restaurants in NY for Foodies( obviously) but this is Special. Not especially large portions but great food. Only disappointments were the tasteless Pea Soup and Haddock( both Specials ordered by 1 friend)Oh well- just stick to the menu!
A very busy and lively restaurant. It was not quite the fine dining experience I had expected, but it was still good. Waiting staff friendly and engaging.
I took old friends from Canada who were first time visitors to Ireland and we had a delicious meal with excellent service. A lovely and memorable meal- I would highly recommend.
We had an awesome evening at the Winding Stairs with great food, wine and a perfect service. Everyone should have been there and tried
Restaurant was too warm. The potted crab was good and salad side was excellent. Polenta attractive but bland, lamb breast a bit greasy. Good value on wine by the glass. Nice view of Ha’penny Bridge and river. Hard to get waiter’s attention—he was very busy. Pot au chocolat looked delicious. Aged steak would probably be best entree and seemed most popular.
Every time, when I stay in Dublin, it is a special Event to go to the "Winding Stair". This time I have had a dinner with my wife, my brother and his wife and his daughter - and it was fantastic like every time. Directly in front of the Halfpenny-Bridge and the Temple Bar is it a pleasure to be there !!
The restaurant, food and service were exceptional - plan on dining here!
Exceptionally fresh and locally sourced food. Original menu. Im not a vegetarian but chose the nettle polenta with broccoli as a welcome break from the touristy "full Irish" . Husband had the fish with boxty which was first rate. Loved the selection of wine by the glass written on the board.
Read about this in an article recommendation. Beautiful, elegant and fresh surroundings. The staff are responsive and professional, yet fun.
We went here on our last night in Dublin on vacation. The food was delicious, absolutely worth it in all aspects. The views of the bridge are a romantic backdrop, up a flight of ordinary stairs.
Efficient, friendly and helpful service!
Lovely warm atmosphere!
Very good !
We had a great meal here on Friday night with friends , very tasty succulent steak , fab red wine and very friendly staff, can well recommend.
What a gem - I would almost venture back to Dublin for this place. The starters were amazing, the mains perfect and the bread pudding was to die for. Friendly, attentive (but not overly) staff. Good wine list. Well priced for such a splendid meal.
Very nice authentic restaurant with nice waiters and tasty food