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Winding Stair Bookshop & Cafe

40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland
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  • Winding Stair Bookshop & Cafe
    Chris T.
    5 Nov 01, 2013

    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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  • Winding Stair Bookshop & Cafe
    Kevin-John Black
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    5 Mar 16, 2013

    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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    Delaina Stone
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    4 Sep 26, 2012

    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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    5 Apr 14, 2014
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4.5 out of 5
5 members' reviews
125 people visited Winding Stair Bookshop & Cafe

Description

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 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 ... read more
sophisticated bistro-style food, accompanied by Ireland's best microbrews and a wide variety of wines.

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