Bar Opening Hours are:
Monday to Thursday 9am to 23.30
Friday and Saturday 9am to 23.30
Sundays (and Bank Holidays) 9am to 23.30
Food Opening Hours:
Breakfast is served Monday to Sunday (inc. Bank Holidays) from 9am to 12pm
Lunch is served Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 3pm and from 12pm to 4.30pm on Sundays (and Bank Holidays)
Our Dinner A La Carte is served Monday to Saturday from 3pm to 10pm and from 4.30pm to 9pm on Sundays (and Bank Holidays)
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Dropping Well
The Dropping Well Bar & Restaurant is a landmark pub located in the suburb of Milltown in South Dublin, just down the road from The Nine Arches with panoramic views of the Dodder River. A fine traditional bar which has been extensively renovated over the years to provide our patrons with a superior atmosphere and exceptional facilities. We have two well-appointed private function rooms catering for all of our customers function requirements. The Well is an easily accessible business as the Milltown Luas Station is very close by and we have a large customer car park. Our Management and Staff work as a close-knit team to ensure that patrons of The Dropping Well have the best possible experience during their time with us.
Being the main local pub in the Milltown area we have a loyal local customer base, however we continually strive to provide the very best service to these valued customers, listening to what they want and doing our best to achieve that. We feel that the reputation of The Dropping Well under the banner of the Charlie Chawke name shines from our very core here.
Our menus are continually being updated to provide a superior seasonal dining experience for all tastes and dietary requirements, and we also have a large and varied wine list and rare liquor stock.
Our head chef Udo Wittmann joined us in October 2017, and he has invested great care and dedication to enrich our food offerings and menus. We have invested in a 'Josper' oven to achieve a delicious chargrill taste to our meat and fish dishes. Udo has also compounded our ordering to achieve a list of suppliers that is as local as possible, always supporting Irish suppliers and producers wherever possible.
The Dropping Well is a classic building, established in 1847 and we have kept the authentic feel of the premises while providing comfort and atmosphere within our fantastic conservatory restaurant with beautiful views of the Dodder, and within our traditional bar and lounge areas.
Food and drink was very nice, waitresses were lovely, guy running the place (manager?) was rude and dismissive
Excellent all round as always, very sorry you’re being forced to close again but will be back as soon as you are
A few more heaters would be great, tables a bit greasy
Food was spot on as was the service
We really enjoyed our food, my only minor complaint for me was that the food could have been warmer, I ate everything as did my friend.. The staff were extremely efficient and pleasant, in these strange times we felt very safe, have booked for two more days ....?it will take us a while to work thru your delicious Menu...
The Dropping Well has been a lifeline for us since July. Last night was our first experience of outside dining and it was very enjoyable, excellent service. Slightly on the chilly side despite heaters so wrap up.🧣🧤🧥
Service was very friendly and efficient. Food was delicious.
The staff are so friendly and welcoming, lovely atmosphere