The Woollen Mills has been one of the most iconic buildings and businesses in Dublin for over one hundred years. Much like our award-winning sister restaurant, The Winding Stair, we feel like we are custodians of something very special and we must do it proud. We want it to be an ‘Eating House’, a house of food, a place to grab a serious coffee and bun, a serious plate of Irish ham and chips, a place to take home a box of salads and scones, sourdough and sausage rolls, or sit with seven courses of anchovies and crab and herrings and pork and beef rib, overlooking the Ha’penny Bridge andthe River Liffey with a fine bottle of red. Or a craft beer or cider!
Starter portion of ham hock croquettes with apple watercress salad, cider-soaked sultanas, apple ketchup and kohlrabi slaw, paired with Craigies Cider Dalliance 2013
Craigies Cider is an independent cider-maker based in Blessington, Co Wicklow. We only use Irish apples sourced from dedicated growers primarily in counties Waterford, Tipperary, Cork and Kilkenny. We work with the growers throughout the year in order to work with the best quality fruit possible. We believe that Irish cider achieves its greatest complexity and expression as a blend and that each apple should reflect its regional origins as well as its specific fruit characteristics. We are convinced that our ciders should reflect the year in which the fruit was grown and so only produce vintage ciders.