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Dublin Institute of Technology


The Winding Stair Restaurant is located at 40, Lower Ormond Quay Dublin on the north side of the river Liffey beside the Ha’penny Bridge. The proprietor is Elaine Murphy. The Winding Stair started life as a bookshop and café which was a popular meeting spot in Dublin during the 1970s and 1980s. The café closed in 2005 and in 2006 the current proprietor re-opened it as a restaurant.

“The bookshop, located on the ground floor, was retained as were many of the old bookshelves, photos and memories. The room retains its timeless charm with stripped wood tables and floors, and Bentwood café chairs. The old girders give a nod to its past as a tweed loom and the view remains as quintessentially Dublin as ever.

The food is good, old-fashioned home cooking with produce sourced from artisans within the island. The beer list focuses on local and international micro-breweries with an emphasis on good, food matched beers and ales. The wine list is extensive and also aims to showcase some of the new and emerging stellar boutique wine makers from the new and old worlds.

We aim to be a restaurant devoid of bells and whistles, with food cooked by chefs devoid of ego and served by warm friendly professionals with a passion for their business.

We hope we have succeeded”

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ireland, restaurants, menu, culinary, history


Cultural History | Food and Beverage Management | History | Hospitality Administration and Management | Tourism and Travel

The Winding Stair Dinner Menu, January , 2009