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The Winding Stair in Dublin


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The Winding Stair in Dublin

Curmudgeon | | Dec 11, 2007 04:13 PM

Three of us had dinner at the Winding Stair on Ormond Quay overlooking the Ha’penny Bridge. It is billed as a modern take on traditional Irish food.

For apps we had Mussels which were good, the Irish charcuterie board with homemade breads, pickles and relish which was interesting but I wouldn't order it again. The Irish homemade bread wasn't interesting. The third I think was a crab mousse or potted. Usually I think the apps are better than the entrees, but here I felt the entrees were better.

For entrees we had the smoked haddock poached in milk with onions, spinach and white cheddar mash which I would go back for, the slow roast pork belly with champ, cider and cinnamon sauce and spiced apple puree was delicious but the portion of which was twice too large, and boiled Irish bacon collar, buttered organic cabbage, mash and parsley sauce. We all tasted each other's entree and all were delicious, but I have to say it was the smoked haddock I'd come back for.

A very cute place, with good food, but no attempt has been made to deaden the sound in the room at all. The result was like being on an active runway.

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