Friday, 18 January 2013

The Winding Stair

The Winding Stair has been on the list of restos I have wanted to try since coming home and we finally got around to visit it after seeing it being mentioned in the Dublin episode of Anthony Bourdain's "The Layover" :)

The resto is on the North side of the Liffey just a few steps away from the Ha'penny bridge. A bookshop is located on the ground floor with the resto on the first floor....up a winding stair :)

We had a lovely meal there; the produce and cooking were of a very high quality, served in a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Service was very good; unobtrusive but efficient, friendly and most important of all, attention to detail. Definitely somewhere that I would like to return for another meal......or two ;)
Starter of seafood chowder; a huge feed in itself.....

....especially after I dug my spoon in to reveal a feast of fish and seafood in creamy broth spiked with some punchy pieces of chorizo :) 
(apologies for the blurry pic!)

Wild venison with colcannon bake, buttered kale, wild mushrooms and plum gravy - very good and went very well with my glass of Touriga as recommended by our waiter :)

Pear and apple crumble - served originally with cinnamon ice cream but the servers very kindly swapped that for a scoop of vanilla instead for me. Ice cream was delicious but crumble was a little stodgy; difficult to finish after a whopping bowl of chowder and generous main!

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