South Dublin's Award-Winning Dinner Destination

cook with the seasons | sustainably source direct from farms | ferment | forage | cure | minimise waste

About Us

Welcome to Woodruff. Located in quaint Stepaside village at the base of the Dublin Mountains.  Our ethos is to showcase the best of what Ireland has to offer. We write our menu weekly, focusing to provenance, seasonality, and sustainability.

Charred sprouting broccoli tabbouleh muhammara sumac velvet cloud
Charred gem house guanciale St Tola broad bean hazelnut pickled elderflower

The Founders

Founded by Colm Maguire & Simon Williams, Woodruff is a a produce led restaurant.  Our food is focused on quality local products, wild foods & proximity to producers.  Complementing this is a handpicked selection of over 100 European wines, echoing our love for organic and authentic flavours.

Memorable Dining Moments in South Dublin.

À La Carte Excellence: Authentic, Local, Undeniable.

Woodruff’s menu is a tribute to the best of Ireland – a true farm to fork journey.  We source directly from farms whenever possible & have built wonderful relationships with some of Irelands greatest producers & growers.

Purple sprouting broccoli halloumi pickled shiitake wild garlic gnocchi romesco
Brill organic swiss chard charred leeks rhubarb crab bisque

Lunch in South Dublin

Woodruff's Pledge: Freshness in Every Dish.

Thursday, Friday & Saturdays are for lunch at Woodruff.  Alongside our á la carte, we offer our set menu from 12.30pm until 7pm (6pm on weekends)

2 Courses for €35 or 3 Courses for €42.

Whether for a business meet or a casual catch-up, our menu promises a memorable lunch in South Dublin.

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Featured Dinner Specials

🏆 Dish of the Year 2021 - Irish Times Food Oscars Best Charcuterie - Woodruff

Situated at Unit 7, The Village, Stepaside, Dublin 18, Woodruff takes pride in elevating charcuterie to more than just an appetiser. Instead of a simple snack, our charcuterie stands out as a hearty course, perfect for sharing among friends. Revel in our in-house creation, encompassing beef salami, lomo, coppa, and air-dried lamb rump, each aged to perfection with Himalayan salt blocks within a dedicated dry ageing fridge. Every slice is a testament to our unique blend of herbs and spices, presenting distinct flavours and a rich taste journey.


Sustainability and Community Initiatives

At Woodruff, our connection with the land & its produce is essential to our philosophy. This connection is not just about procuring ingredients; it's about building relationships, supporting our local communities & championing sustainability

Supporting local

  • Local and Organic Vegetables: . We source weekly from the esteemed McNally family farm in north Dublin, Castleruddery organic farm in Wicklow & Beechlawn organic farm in Galway.
  • Pioneering Pork: Our pork comes directly from the award-winning Andarl farm in Mayo. Dave & Anna Milestone have been recognised for their exemplary pig husbandry practices, being the first in Ireland to receive an award for the same.
  • Premium Irish Beef: Our beef is procured from Higgins butchers in north Dublin. Rick meticulously hand-selects the finest grass-fed Irish beef and dry-ages it to perfection, guaranteeing unparalleled quality.
  • Artisanal Dairy: We believe Ireland has some of the best pastures, cheese & cheese makers.  currently we are using Rockfield dairy, Hegartys, Ballylisk & Young Buck.  Also the indispensable velvet cloud sheep yoghurt.  
  • Sustainable Seafood: Delivered daily, we always opt for the freshest and best-conditioned catch. We make a conscious effort to choose sustainable fish, aligning with our commitment to protect our oceans and marine life.

Our Location

Unit 7, The Village, Stepaside,
Dublin 18
Eircode: D18N26H

Link to Google Maps here

We provide 15 dedicated parking spaces directly behind the restaurant for our patrons. Please take note: beyond these spaces, the metal gates lead to underground parking, which is reserved exclusively for residents. We kindly ask guests to respect this and avoid parking in the residential areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bus: The 44 bus route conveniently stops right outside our doorstep. Additionally, the 47 bus stop is just a short 3-minute walk away.

Luas: For those using the Luas, the nearest stop is at Leopardstown Valley. It’s a scenic 15-minute walk through the Cruagh Greenway to reach us from there.

Whether you’re driving or using public transport, reaching Woodruff is hassle-free. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Woodruff specialises in Modern Irish cuisine, a harmonious blend of traditional flavours with contemporary techniques. Our philosophy is grounded in a genuine love for fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. We take immense pride in crafting as much as possible in-house, ranging from our artisanal breads, butter, and crème fraîche to our handcrafted ricotta and charcuterie. As we cook with the rhythm of the seasons, our dishes are ever-evolving, reflecting the best of what Ireland’s land and waters have to offer at any given time of the year.

Yes, we are committed to catering to diverse dietary preferences. Vegetarian options are always available for each course on our menu, ensuring a delightful dining experience for our vegetarian guests. For our vegan patrons, while we always strive to offer appealing choices, we can best accommodate specific vegan requirements with advance notice. If you have vegan preferences, please let us know when booking, and we will ensure to prepare dishes that align with your dietary needs.

At Woodruff, we believe in creating a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for all our guests. As such, we do not have a formal dress code. However, we appreciate when our guests come dressed in a manner that’s respectful of other diners. Whether you’re joining us for a casual lunch or a special dinner occasion, we want you to feel comfortable and enjoy your meal.

While we gladly accept walk-ins, making a reservation is advised, especially during peak times or on weekends. Booking ahead ensures that you secure a table and helps us provide you with the best possible dining experience. If you decide to drop by spontaneously, we’ll always do our best to accommodate you, but a reservation gives you the certainty of a confirmed table.

For dinner, you can expect an average cost of approximately €55 per person. For lunch, we offer a set menu priced at €35 for two courses or €42 for three courses.

Absolutely! Children are always welcome at Woodruff. For our younger guests, we offer a kids’ menu that includes choices like sausages, plain breast of chicken, or the pan-fried fish of the day. These dishes can be served plainly with veggies, fries, or potatoes, all priced at €9. If your child has a more adventurous palate, we’re happy to prepare a half portion of any main from our regular menu whenever possible.

Yes, we do. All allergens are clearly listed on our menu. We are committed to accommodating our guests’ dietary needs and will always make every effort to adapt any dish if necessary and whenever possible. If you have specific dietary requirements or concerns, please let our staff know, and we’ll do our best to assist you.

Yes, we have 15 shared parking spaces directly behind the restaurant. Additionally, there is free on-street parking available outside the restaurant and across the road in the housing estate. We kindly ask our patrons to be respectful of our neighbours: please ensure that driveways and footpaths remain clear at all times.

Absolutely! Woodruff is available for private events and parties. We pride ourselves on offering a unique and memorable experience tailored to your needs. Whether it’s a birthday celebration, corporate event, or any other special occasion, our team is on hand to ensure everything goes off without a hitch. For booking inquiries and more details, please contact us directly.

Yes, we offer takeout services. However, please note that takeout is not available during our peak times as our dine-in customers take precedence. Our takeout offerings mirror our weekly à la carte menu. Unfortunately, we do not offer delivery services at this time.

Yes, gift vouchers are available for purchase both on our website and in-store at Woodruff.

You can find our wine list in the menus section of our website, presented in PDF format. Access it directly by clicking here.

We are dedicated to ensuring the comfort and safety of all our guests. Currently, we only permit guide dogs within our restaurant and on the patio.

We are located at:


Unit 7, The Village,

Stepaside, Dublin 18,

D18N26H, South Dublin.

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