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Restaurant Review - Woodruff

Restaurant Review - Woodruff

Wednesday 17 August 2022

A review is but a snapshot in time, they say, and I hope so, for in this case it was a pretty poor image that emerged following our visit to Woodruff. The fact of the matter, food critic or not, is that nobody goes out looking for a bad experience — but when you leave disappointed, having dropped quite a lot of dosh, and reach gratefully for the cheese and brown bread when you get home, there’s something wrong.

I’d heard good reports of this Stepaside restaurant, including a long gush from a foodie who was convinced that this amazing gem on the outskirts of Dublin would get a Michelin star. While it does have a basic mention in the Michelin Guide as a good neighbourhood bistro, it doesn’t have a Bib Gourmand and, based on our experience, it would be some leapfrog if it jumped from this basic listing to a star.

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First Published In The Sunday Independent