Winding Stair (40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1) – named after a poem by William Butler Yeats, this restaurant stays focused on local cuisine. The Winding Stair is known for its Connemara beef and lamb, smoked Irish meats, Monaghan duck, and excellent cheeseboards. 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.
There is also a bookstore on the premises, retaining 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.