The Woollen Mills is a lively all-day hangout spot, set over four-floors of a century-old building with views of Dublin’s Ha’Penny Bridge and the River Liffey. Part of Elaine Murphy’s successful restaurant group – sister restaurants include The Legal Eagle, Winding Stair, The Washerwoman and The Yarn – each venture embraces the history of the spot they now sit in. The Woollen Mills makes the most of the former haberdashery building with two stylish private rooms catering for intimate dinners.
Located on the first floor, The Riverrun Room sits directly above the buzzy dining room, with large Georgian windows gazing over the River Liffey below. Ceilings tower overhead, long wooden tables are adorned with flower vases and cushioned window sills are truly cosy. Enjoy fine Irish produce, without any fuss, in this historic setting.
Make your way to The Woollen Mills’ second floor for a smaller private room with views of the landmark Ha’penny Bridge. The Joyce Room – honouring legendary novelist and poet James Joyce who once worked as a salesman in this exact building – is a south-facing space with impressive double aspect windows and original Georgian fittings. Bathed in natural light, the room is ideal for intimate dinners or corporate meetings.
Look no further than The Woollen Mills’ rooftop, or first-floor sister spot The Yard Pizza & Booze, for after-dinner drinks – think inventive cocktails, wine from boutique wineries and craft beer. You’ll get another chance to take in the views of the River Liffey, this time with darker skies and a seasonally-inspired cocktail in hand.