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The Winding Stair
The Winding Stair

The Winding Stair

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Ranked #3 in Dublin restaurants
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40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D1, Ireland
+353 1 872 7320
http://winding-stair.com/
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This Dublin landmark, named after the Irishman W.B. Yeat's poem - and after its own winding staircase, came near death in 2005, when its then-owners shut its doors after decades of life on Ormond ... Read more
Quay. But the following year it was reborn under new ownership, retaining the bookshop on the first floor, and converting the second floor into a restaurant that uses locally sourced ingredients to make sophisticated bistro-style food, accompanied by Ireland's best microbrews and a wide variety of wines.

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San Jose, California, USA

Exceptional rustic Irish restaurant . Great atmosphere . Some of the dishes were the best I have ever had such as the seafood chowder and the bread pudding. Highly recommended . I run out of battery so I couldn't take pictures :-(

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San Francisco, California, USA

Hands down the best food we had in Dublin. Make sure you get the smoked fish plate and charcuterie plate

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Barcelona, Spain

Good variety of original books, I used to spend those five minutes while waiting for someone at the corner.

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Local from Dublin, Ireland

I'm not sure how the bookshop and cafe are related, but they're both great. The shop is one of a very few (two? three?) independent bookstores in Dublin. The food at the restaurant is of the simple-but-amazing variety, the kind that makes you think (mistakenly) that you could do it at home.

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Daly City, California, USA

One of the best meals we had on our trip. The Winding Stair is centrally located right near the Ha'penny Bridge. A small but cozy dining room will offer some expertly cooked local dishes. I was on a hunt to find John Dory (fish) and the meal came with some expertly sautéed crab claws, purple potatoes, and green beans. I highly recommend searching this out and stopping in for lunch or dinner.

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Has a bookstore below, and Irish food in the restaurant. It is not cheap, but is good quality Irish food with fresh ingredients.

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One of our favourite eating spots!

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Palo Alto, California
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