Ely Wine Store
A remarkably friendly place with superb food and excellent service with knowledge staff.
Moved away from our pre booked table to a deli counter. Food very simple and not much on offer. Most wines on the menu are not available.
Although the food and service was very good the menu is very small and the choices are very limited. I think if they had more choice and variety I would then recommend this restaurant.
Limited menu, expensive for what you get, asked waitress for pannacotta with no sorbet or ice cream she was insistent it came with either, it was only when I pointed out to her that I presumed one had to put the sorbet on the pannacotta that the penny dropped , I mean really! I had linguine with goats cheese and chicken - most bland goats cheese I ever had! And there was far too much of it. Breast is chicken just plonked on top, awful presentation . Worst experience I ever had in Maynooth which is full of good. Ali high quality restaurants unfortunately this is not one of them
I've been to Ely 3 times. Once for dinner. The biggest disappointment was that I had arranged on the phone that there was coeliac birthday on my table and if they didnt order dessert, to give a coeliac dessert anyway and I would take care of it. Nothing came. I waited, then coffee came. Nothing.
Without asking, we were told the burger was med/rare, was that ok. They were both well done which wouldn't be an issue had we not been told otherwise. The food was lovely all the same. Wine caused confusion. Place numbers being reiterated to the barman would have avoided this. Downstairs at the reception/bar the waiter checked if my table of 3 booked in advance. There were 2 people upstairs and still I was sat at a table of 4? I trust Ely and its reputation and have since went back for lunch and really enjoyed it. A curley haired waiter with glasses was brilliant in particular the two times I encountered him. Dont get me wrong, the dinner experience aside, I love what your doing and only telling you because I was asked and want the best for Ely and wish it every success.
Good, vibey little restaurant with nice wines by the glass to accompany a midweek splurge. We enjoyed all the food we ate, but the menu could do with more solid vegetarian offering. That said - we will be back!
We invited a couple who had recently got engaged to Ely Maynooth . Looking forward to trying the wine list & food as I love the Ely @ Ely place in Dublin .
We are very disappointed
Our booking was for 7.30 . I get a call at 7.05 to as us if we could get to the restaurant early as the kitchen closed at 7.30. We couldn’t accommodate that as we were waiting on a taxi.
We arrived exactly on time .
To say we were rushed was an understatement. We had hardly taken off our coats and we were reminded about the kitchen closing & we needed to order now!!
We all found the menu v limited. No veg / vegan option- not that is a chance to really look at the menu as we were so rushed.
Sitting looking into the kitchen didn’t help . The kitchen staff practically had there coats on 10 mins after we ordered .
The wine we ordered wasn’t available.. we love our wine & the thing we like Ely ( place) is the chance to try new wines & have a conversation about them.. maybe try a glass of something different/ buy a bottle of same or another. Nothing like this conversation happened.
Nice young guy.. little knowledge. Recommended a very poor French red, cut a long story short. Money wasn’t an issue.
We all ordered the fish & chips - didn’t go with the red but that was our problem . The red was ordered first and we looked at the menu after. V limited indeed.
Our food was out in what seemed like 5 mins. Our wine wasn’t even served . That didn’t arrive or get poured until our guests were nearly finished their meals .
I could do on .. the fish & chips were good quality . We got no attention apart from the constant - would you like anything else as we are closing the kitchen.
We could see into the kitchen from our table & the bins were being pulled out as were were finishing our meal . Kitchen staff leaving and walking by us saying loud goodbyes .
It was the fastest meal out I’ve ever had. I can’t remember music but for sure there was no relaxing atmosphere. Lights up full blast.
We had a lovely brunch here. Very good quality food, great service.
We had an enjoyable evening in Ely,the food and service were great however I felt the seating was a little uncomfortable.
Absolutely love this place. The wine is exceptional, staff are always very friendly and very attentive and food and wine great value for money. My only issue was the beef cheek was really nice but much too salty.
Food and wine we're excellent. Our waiter was very patient, attentive and helpful. Will be back and will highly recommend.
Excellent staff and very tasty food but I believe that it was a little bit overpriced for the offer to be honest.
€80 for the fish special x 2 , 2 glasses of white wine, a bottle of water and two deserts at 7:30pm on a Monday.
Very tasteful design but tables and chairs should be regularly checked for a wobble when they are being set and permanently addressed.
I’d suggest that some acoustic absorbing material is added to absorb the noise as there are a lot of hard surfaces and the clatter reverberates quite a bit.
Overall a good experience which could be improved upon with some minor attention
Excellent service very personable great idea with the cheese and wine tasting in the store part. Food was excellent we'll definitely be going again.
Beautiful room with a great atmosphere. Bright and comfortable with lots of space between tables. Staff were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Food was absolutely delicious and very reasonably priced. Have just booked my next meal there.
The food was amazing and staff very attentive although the knowledge of menus and wine list could be better. Our first waitress had no idea of the wine which was disappointing when finding at a wine bar. The burrata was delicious!
Really nice decor nice atmosphere for friendly dinner and fab wine choices. Much needed in Maynooth
Out of a party of 4, 2 of us really enjoyed the food and thought it was fine but the restaurant is beautiful and the staff were so lovely and efficient
Great service ,very good quality food, wine great but .... such a limited evening menu spoiled the occasion for us