The Washerwoman

4.6
258 Reviews
€30 and under
Irish
The Washerwoman is on Glasnevin Hill (called locally Washerwoman's Hill due to the local story of many washerwomen out on the hill with their mangles etc washing clothes in the Tolka river!). It's been a well-loved and treasured restaurant in the area for years now, and is housed in a charming stone cottage which dates in part from 1700.

There will be a strong range of quirky and every day (!) wines befitting of a neighbourhood restaurant, which makes for a special occasion, or a casual dining experience. Given the locale and the fact that we hope to welcome families, there are exciting, healthy and accessible foods for kids (plus some little quirks to keep them interested, engaged and most importantly, occupied!), a host of diner classics, and a particularly extensive steak selection. We are working with some of our favourite craft butchers to create our own aging room and source some amazing salt-aged meats.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 258 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and service! Couldn’t fault a thing! Will definitely be back soon :)

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Conor
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good menu and some of the best wings in Dublin!

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MelanieH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous meal here on Saturday night, staff were very attentive and the food was amazing . Highly recommend

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MarkR
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great effort to enable outdoor dining
Enjoyed the food and wine

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Niamhfk
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice outdoor dining experience, great food & cocktails and really friendly staff too. Would definitely recommend.

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Hannah
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to covid restrictions we had an outdoor table on a cold evening, but the restaurant had an excellent setup. The outdoor area was covered and with heaters, and blankets were provided which was a most welcome added touch.
Understandably, the menu was condensed but there was still a wide variety of main dishes. Food was delicious!

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Caffo
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice meal in a Covid friendly setting. Staff very attentive and food was very good. Would highly recommend.

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JamesL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to relax for dinner...laid back with really excellent food. Staff are super nice and easy to talk to. Great value too.

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ColinM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our second time to eat here and definitely would return, their all-day fry is excellent and good value for money. COVID-19 precautions are perfect and gave cause for concern.

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CoraC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back ! Everyone enjoyed it every bite .

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DeniceD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! I missed this place so much during lockdown. Food was incredible. Wonderful service as always. Can’t wait to get back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ex food i be back

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Muzzy
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. My dinner guest even commented on how good the chips were, specifically. Friendly and welcoming staff, as per usual.

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Muzzy
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant with lovely food and friendly staff. Keep returning here on a regular basis.

MM
MariaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I am sending an email to the establishment regarding the reservation.
Very unhappy with our visit

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NeilO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience start to finish. From the welcome to the service and the wonderful food, can't rate this restaurant highly enough.

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MichaelQ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely restaurant, great service and food was excellent

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BrianG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as always. Nice bottle of wine to boot on this occasion too.

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Lisa
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good reliable with friendly and efficient service

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ChrisC
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good choice menu using local produce. Food well cooked and presented. Steak and chicken dishes and sides were delicious. Professional and pleasant service. Covid-19 guidelines adhered to. Washerwoman's is a great asset to the local community.

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TeresaD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely meal in the Washerwoman with my husband. The quality of both the food and service was great. We'll be back again.

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SteveK
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always of the highest quality - especially the wings. Staff are friendly and professional. Little Gem

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DamienP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

There was 6 of us and we all had something different it was all excellent. Chicken wings in the washerwoman are fantastic You should try them

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EdelB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely ambience and food and excellent care for customer with hygeine. A real find!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

French Toast was amazing but quite expensive place to eat

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Muzzy
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Am a frequent flyer in this restaurant at this stage. Great to have such a good restaurant locally, - fab food and friendly staff. What more could you ask for - oh yeah - a doggie bag!

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Kathy
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food and excellent service! A lovely evening had by all.

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David
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable meal and atmosphere, would highly recommend.

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MichelleStL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food generous portions and shout out to the head chef who is deadly 👌🏼

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BarbaraB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had Dublin Bay prawns on Tartine sourdough with samphire and seaweed butter to start. It was perfect. I had lamb for main course which was pink, succulent and very tasty. My dessert was a dark chocolate ‘pot’ with a strawberry Eton Mess. I don’t love desserts as I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I ate EVERY bit! The really lovely waiter made me a delicious Margarita (went off menu) and brought me two glasses of the lovely wine of the week.

I wish I could eat here every night.

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Tastyitalian
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. Service is always friendly. Good neighbourhood restaurant.
Been there six or seven times, and the food was at its best this time. A must go.

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ConorK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The one drawback for us was that the cocktails had too much alcohol in them !

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kevinf
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at the washer woman and yet another delicious meal.
Great service,cosy romantic setting and well worth a visit.

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TaraC
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely local restaurant friendly staff and excellent food.

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EmmaC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are all absolute gems. Outstanding dinner & cocktails. Great wine list and atmosphere.

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vipNicole
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Food was delicious, service was great and felt they did a great job with all the COVID safety measures. Will definitely be back in the near future.

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AndreaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal & friendly service as always! Really well spaced out tables & the staff were really attentive ~ can’t wait til next time!

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LouiseL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We used The Washerwoman during covid for takeaway and it was really high standard and chose to go there for our anniversary. Chicken wings, Lamb and sticky toffee pudding were amazing. Little problem with the Caulifower Croquette but there was no problem in taking it off the bill and also offering me a complimentary dessert. We will be back:-)

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BrianG
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

we had burger and nachos for main course both were fine. we got sides of onion rings which were exceptional.
wine was not cold enough and the Old Fashioned whiskey was poor. it was just thrown together. no love in it whatsoever. staff were great.

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MayG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food excellent prawn starter delicious and lamb perfect.
Mackerel little overdone we will be back

FAQs

The Washerwoman does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Washerwoman also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 837 9441.

The Washerwoman is rated 4.6 stars by 258 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 reservations at the moment.