The Woollen Mills

4.3
491 Reviews
€30 and under
Irish
The Woollen Mills has been one of the most iconic buildings and businesses in Dublin for over one hundred years, and to have taken over this site is a serious privilege. Much like our award-winning sister restaurant next door, The Winding Stair, we feel like we are custodians of something very special... a piece of history (James Joyce worked here, how unbelievable is that?!) and we must do it proud! Spanning over four floors and with a glorious roof terrace overlooking the River Liffey. The Woollen Mills is quintessentially Irish, local and of its locale. We want it to be an 'Eating House', a house of food, a place to grab a serious coffee and bun, a serious plate of Irish ham and chips, a place to take home a box of salads and scones or sit with seven courses of anchovies and crab and herrings and pork and beef rib, overlooking the Ha'penny Bridge with a fine bottle of red or a craft beer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 491 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overpriced and menu was very limited to pizza with some starters
Restaurant is a bit shabby
The service was the only plus point

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JuliaD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

wonderful service and food, even in these challenging times!!

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AMW9
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to all the staff for a lovely evening! The perfect spot for a casual friends catch up. All the staff are so friendly, we felt really safe throughout. Cocktails and pizzas are delicious! And the Christmas pudding was a lovely touch. Highly recommend

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Happio
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was highly impressed with the staff's efficiency and kindness. Everyone was very accommodating and provided a fantastic service!

DB
DeirdreB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was very friendly and efficient. The food was lovely. I thought the menu would be a little bigger but it was fine we were very happy with what we ate. Love this place and will be back.

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AmyM
Meath
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall very friendly service and food was delicious. Great atmosphere not too crowded.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I wish the menu was more extensive it was mainly pizza. But the food was tasty!

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AineD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was a bit disappointed by the set menu and ended up skipping the dessert. Would love to try their regular menu instead. A biy expensive for what it is.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Only 5 sandwiches with a salad plate on the lunch menu. Significantly reduced menu. Huge wine and beer list but doesn’t match a 5 sandwich menu...?
When asked about Christmas lunch menu advertised said it want available. When our food arrived overheard a table close by offered to go upstairs to the pizza part of the restaurant...
Nice staff but very disappointing.

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PatrickG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice place, good staff, a very limited menu for lunchtime.

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Irishgirl80
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night in the Wollen Mills as always. Food was delicious and service was fantastic. Everything was so safe and well run. I would highly recommend going. Looking forward to my next trip

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great and felt really safe and socially distanced from others.

CG
CarolineG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Highly recommend - Service was excellent, staff were superb and so friendly
Food is always delicious, i wasn't crazy about the Christmas pizza but that was just me - it was definitely interesting. Cocktails were unreal

Will be back soon hopefully x

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ShaunaW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, atmosphere and food would definitely go back again

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous food and excellent service, menu is a little bit limited for christmas menu but delicious food and cocktails. Apple and cranberry margherita is delicious

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MurielS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic, he took great care of us.

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NiamhK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last meal out... outside before lock down mark two. Really enjoyed it. Nice and Cosy with Autumn leaves swirling above our heads. Burrata wrap was delicious washed down with a yummy glass of Malbec. The Staff were lovely and so efficient, felt safe and happy.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve been to the Woollen Mills many times and it never fails to please. The food was excellent and plentiful. Our young lady server was gracious, friendly and efficient. I gave a score of 4 for ambiance only because it was a cold wet night and we were, of course,outdoors.
However they had excellent shelter and heaters in place. A thoroughly good experience.
Highly recommended.

MH
MichelleH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined in the outdoor section due to covid restrictions, it was cosy and there were heaters to keep people warm. Service and food was fantastic and I’ll deffo go back when restrictions are lifted.

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Aevun
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were very friendly and food was tasty. Would go back and would recommend.

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Soph
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food and the service was good but there were people doing drugs behind where we were sitting outside. I know that's not in their control but was still not a very comfortable experience.

MF
MariaF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn't need to wait to be seated, the food was to die for and our waitress was super nice. Good work!!

MG
MaryG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Very good pizza, staff are nice. Location is good and the outdoor heaters keep you warm, I’ll be back

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Robs
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor table and awesome service! Recommend pizza for Sunday brunch.

MB
MichaelaB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, great value for money and food was served fast

FM
vipFionaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Very accommodating staff. Great food. A lovely dining experience. I’d very much recommend it.

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Grant
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Pizza menu, ace idea to keep places going during a pandemic and keep people employed.
Great cocktails
Great servise as always and comfotable warm seating outside for people watching.

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AjayR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Pizza was very bland, I didn't like the taste of it. Other than that everything is fine.

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Cato
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The starters and bowl of chips were very nice but the pizza was somewhat disappointing, especially as they are only serving pizzas. They were not particularly tasty. The service was very good.

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SeamusA
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The menu was very limited (starters and pizzas) and the kitchen closed early. However the service was pleasant and the wines were satisfactory.
I would like to visit then again when the COVID 19 restrictions are finished.

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EoinS
Dundalk
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible. A mistake was made with my order but the server was incredible helpful! Would highly reccommend.

JH
JudeH
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Service a bit rude

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Matea
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, cozy atmosphere, will definitely come back:)

MM
MacieM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I know we are in COVID times but two sandwiches for €20 was a bit steep. No teas or coffee just tap water to accompany the food. Nice but expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ordered both antipasti starters and a half bottle of malbec. Everything was so fresh, delicious and very well presented. Very good value for money too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was lovely and the staff were nice too, the outdoor seating had heaters to keep warm but would still recommend bringing a jacket

JP
JenP
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meals, view and service! Defo will be back soon

MM
MarcusM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We had a great time. The service was great. But the tomato sauce on the pizza was too watery. Other than that it was great!

MB
MeabhBC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff and service. Food was lovely, arrived in good time.

MO
MartinaO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to all at The Woolenmills. We had a lovely lunch. We felt safe and relaxed because you adhered to guidance. Thank you for showing up for work in difficult times so that we could experience normal again.

FAQs

The Woollen Mills does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Woollen Mills is rated 4.3 stars by 491 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.