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ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2

4.4
232 reviews
€31 to €50
Irish
Ely is a multi-award-winning, buzzy wine bar with great food, craft beer and classic cocktails.

Opened in 1999 Ely has been recognised as Ireland’s leading wine bar from the start, continuously awarded best wine bar with Wine Spectator recognising it for Best of Award of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 saying "This restaurant is honored by Wine Spectator for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world.” And The Sunday Business Post awarding it Best Wine Bar in Ireland 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 saying "Ely is the class-leading, category-defining exemplar. A superb food offering to match every wine on the extensive and adventurous wine list..."
Not content with sourcing some of the world’s best wines Ely also takes food provenance and seasonality very seriously, sourcing their grass-fed organic beef and pork from their own family farm in the Burren along the Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s west coast.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 232 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.5
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4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SandraM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely cosy restaurant in Dublin City. Food and drink very tasty and staff couldn’t do enough for you. Thank you I will definitely be returning

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Lemd
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent lunch, best salad and best soup n sandwich combo around...feels like treat but great value

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SarahE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great - right level of attention and very friendly staff! However, the food was lacking seasoning and everything felt over-indulgent - far too much butter on the side of baby carrots! My cod dish was massively lacking salt and was very oily in general, I added salt and the only thing that cut through the oil was the dressing on the side salad.

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AnnaC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Food bland, underseasoned. Cauliflower dish luke warm - soup beyond bland. Friendly waiters and the cocktails and wine were delicious. Unfortunetly food was a let down.

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RhonaL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab

Excellent choice after a show in the gaiety. It’s very close.

Beautiful food

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LorenaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reasly lovely evening. It was a 60th, we really enjoyed our pre-dinner drink. I loved tbe ambience when at our table. Our waitress was very helpful when selecting from menu - during dinner attentive but not intrusive. Foid was delicious. We really enjoyed our evening and highly recommend - well worth a visit

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CKinsella
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, really good service. Very well priced bottle of Picpoul. We all had fish. Cod from the menu and halibut special. Loved the selection of IRISH cheeses as well. Looking forward to going back soon.

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Rich
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

TJ
TJG55
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Arrived at Ely about 8.15 on Saturday to a warm and friendly welcome. Great service, superb food and wine all combined to make for a very enjoyable evening. Lovely casual but energetic buzz all evening in Ely and wonderful staff. We thoroughly enjoyed and will definitely return soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening. Food was perfectly nice and exactly what we were after(steak and duck mains)The wine was spot(Malbec) and the waitress Rebecca couldn’t have been better, knowledgeable, funny and just the right amount of attention.

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CatherineR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience.. our waitress was very friendly & the food was excellent. We were under no pressure to leave our table at any point .. am looking forward to going back

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NiallG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is so good, lovely staff and excellent service. Best fish & chips in D2 👍

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Soph
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and the food was delicious, I would definitely recommend it. Early bird is great value too

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DeniseW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never disappoints! Consistently good food..superb staff and one of the best wine lists in Dublin. Always a pleasure to spend an evening at Ely.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I regularly visit Ely Wine Bar for lunch and it is one of my favourite venues for excellent food, service and ambience.

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CatherineK
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Our group of 4 had a lovely meal in Ely's last Saturday. The staff were attentive, friendly and helpful. The food was very good. Only my starter of cured salmon was disappointing. It was just a few small pieces of salmon and a piece of very sweet brown bread. The other starters were fine.

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AndyPandy
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had a lovely evening at Ely. I hadn't eaten there in years as I like to try new restaurants and it's hard to keep up with all the new openings. However, oldies are goodies and I will be back soon. Great location, atmosphere, food and service. Best of all, the fabulous wine list!!

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LaurenceA
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were dissapointed in the food which we felt was overpriced and not of good quality. My wife paid €32 for a steak and chips. THe steak was tough and somewhat overcooked and the chips soggy.
THere was a good selection of wines available but all very pricey.

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Suzy
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service v slow and impossible to get anyones attention to order after initial order taken. Usually a lot better, will give it another try one day.

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vipMaryQ
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere service and food. . I would highly recommend Ely Wine bar in Ely place

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EnriqueP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It would help more information in the web site: only menu is served (but I saw some dishes not in the menu around...), it takes 2 hours for a three courses lunch. We had a very nice guy from mexico attending us and was the only one worried about the delay between course and course (other staff could really improve). I was expecting a minestrone soup but I ate one of the best pisto (typical spanish dish) of my life, congratulations. The cod was outstanding as well. The risotto not at the same level, sorry. We could not try the desserts because of the time.

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HelenH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We made our booking for 1.30 and received our starters abt an hr later and had to ask for our mains at 3.30. Appreciate it was a rugby day, we were attending the match too but we were very rushed eating our dinner. Food lovely and staff very pleasant and apologetic and gave us Irish coffees leaving. We also liked the venue.

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FionaM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great night! Enjoyed the food, drinks and ambiance. The only thing that let it down was the slow service. However all the staff were very friendly.

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SarahB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Great time. And lovely food but options for vegetarians would be welcome.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service we have experienced in a long time. Friendly and informative waiting staff and food was flawless!

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MariaD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious and the recommended wine was lovely. Really enjoyed the evening with an entertaining waiter who enjoyed our banter. The refurbishment looks well, maybe a little dark but other than that we have no complaints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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BradSmith
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal in an excellent setting. Perhaps the world's greatest burger. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.

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MichaelO
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent service and wonderful food and wine.

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RogerP
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ely continues to be one of the best wine bars in Dublin

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PJB2
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did a write up on TripAdvisor the last time we were there and the same applies to last Friday. Lorcan was great and am looking forward to to our next visit in the very near future 🥂

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JohnG
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful time on New Year’s Eve. The set menu was delicious and reasonably priced. We sat upstairs and had a great table by the fire. As always, the service was efficient; our waiter was welcoming and entertaining. Needless to say, the wines were wonderful.

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KathrynL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was NYE and my Mum's first visit to Ely. The staff made us feel very welcome and special. The food was fab - a fixed menu for the night that was in it, with lots of gorgeous options, so we were delighted. Mum is still raving about how lovely, and knowledgeable, the staff were to anyone who'll listen :-). Happy new year to all.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s eve

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vipPaulM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ely is a classic Dublin restaurant which never disappoints. One of Ireland's top wine selections.

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EmmaB
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a gorgeous meal and the service and atmosphere was excellent, will definitely be coming back.

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MaryH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently nice food good wines and great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Entered at 2 minutes to 8 for a booking at 8 i had booked during the week to be told sorry the chefs have closed we tried to call you. I showed my phone and the 3 missed calls i had gave the venue to confirm my table. The worst service iv had in dublin or should i say no service as my booking didnt count. I looked forward to going here tonight and very disappointed my booking didnt mean f... all.

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Jane
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Have been here many times and always enjoyed it. However was disappointed with our experience on Sunday 22nd. No where at any stage when I was booking did it mention it was a set menu (which when presented had no price so we had to ask the cost !) When we said we wouldnt stay we were offered their Al A Carte Menu - Apparently on a Sunday they only have a Set Menu so will avoid Sundays in future :)

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, gorgeous food, and a brilliant atmosphere. Definitely coming back!

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ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2 is rated 4.4 stars by 232 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.