The crew from The Woollen Mills and The Winding Stair are thrilled to be bringing some of our love, laughter, lamb, and lemons to the gorgeous and leafy suburb of Glasnevin. We already feel welcomed to the community and are busy sourcing, cooking and tasting. The Washerwoman is on Glasnevin Hill (called locally Washerwoman's Hill due to the local story of many washerwomen out on the hill with their mangles etc washing clothes in the Tolka river!). It's been a well-loved and treasured restaurant in the area for years now, and is housed in a charming stone cottage which dates in part from 1700.
There will be a strong range of quirky and every day (!) wines befitting of a neighbourhood restaurant, which makes for a special occasion, or a casual dining experience. Given the locale and the fact that we hope to welcome families, there are exciting, healthy and accessible foods for kids (plus some little quirks to keep them interested, engaged and most importantly, occupied!), a host of diner classics, and a particularly extensive steak selection. We are working with some of our favourite craft butchers to create our own aging room and source some amazing salt-aged meats.
We also have some favourites from our Winding Stair and Woollen Mills menus to bring a little town excitement to the 'burbs! One of our favourites is that we offer families the chance to come to us, en famille, early evening for a good, every-day, healthy and affordable early-bird dinner, so mammy or daddy can plan their week and look forward to their non-cooking day!
We want weekend brunch and Sunday roast at The Washerwoman to be become a northside institution. Weekday mornings and lunchtimes, we will be taking advantage of our in-house Woollen Mills bakery delights, re-creating some of those tasty Mills sandwiches to eat-in or take-out, and creating a hub for the local community to meet, drink, eat and be merry!
Looking forward to seeing y’all,
Elaine, Ian, Emma and the team at The Washerwoman