Inscribed in gold lettering on a dark green facade with windows overflowing with books: ‘The Winding Stair'. Connoisseurs will recognise the reference: a famous poem by William Yeats.
Climb the spiral staircase that leads to the dining room: Colin the waiter welcomes you into the organised disorder of small chairs and tables. Shelves crowded with multi-coloured books adorn the white-brick walls. Have a look. Who knows what you'll find! The chalkboards reveal a rustic kitchen that showcases regional products. Their very names are the names of Irish dishes. Like Ballinwillin's black pudding terrine. Or a platter of Irish charcuterie that marries Fingal Ferguson's cold-cuts with homemade bread. So, words or food?
The Winding Stair
40 Lower Ormond Quay
+353 (0)1 872 7320
Menu: around 20 EUR