ELY Wine Store – Maynooth

4.5
173 reviews
€30 and under
Wine Bar
ELY WINE STORE Maynooth is an exciting venue with a wine shop, café and wine bar; open for breakfast, lunch, dinner each day and brunch at the weekend. The Wine Store will be an exciting addition to Maynooth’s bustling town centre. It also has a distinctive design, maintaining some of the original features of the building.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 173 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great. Edwin our server was amazing.

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GemmaD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely charming restaurant, full of character. Excellent service, food & wine

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Zowiebowie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Menu was quite limited but quality of food was very good. Our waiter was excellent, sorry I didn't get his name.

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OpenTable Diner
7 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

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AnthonyB
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice helpful and knowledgeable staff. Especially liked the celeriac starter with walnuts. Great having an enthusiastic sommelier on hand to help choose a nice wine to take home.

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Casey
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very poor service all lights turned on at 10.30pm very much felt rushed out. Good description wrong on the very limited menu.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 24 November 2021

Hi Casey, firstly. thank you for sharing your feedback. Secondly, our sincere apologies that you were disappointed. Having talked to management it seems like there were tables drinking up until midnight curfew on Saturday downstairs and on the terrace so we aren't too sure what happened here. If you have any more information you could share with us on this and on the menu please let me know as we would like to look into it further. Thank you and our apologies once again-the ELY team

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SarahF
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a great experience at Ely. The food and service were excellent.

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JamesN
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable experience. Nice food and friendly staff.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 22 November 2021

Dear JamesN, Many thanks for leaving us this lovely review. We're happy to hear you had an enjoyable experience while dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back The ELY team

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NatalieC
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service excellent. Little noisy upstairs !

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 2 November 2021

Dear NatalieC, Thank you for leaving us a review. Happy to know you enjoyed your recent experience. We look forward to welcoming you back. The ELY team.

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FrancesC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food. The pan fried bream with prawns & capers was very good. The chocolate mousse & the millefeuille with hazelnut ganache were scrumptious.. Great wines. Good service. I look forward to eating there again.
Possibly another veggie option on the menu would allow more choice for the diner.

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AvrilN
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, prompt with the courses, Somelliers wine selection was on point (even for non-wine-lovers). Highly recommended

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 21 October 2021

Dear AvrilN, Thank you for leaving us this lovely 5-star review!! We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your recent experience. Be assured I'll pass your kind compliments on to the entire team, the sommelier in special. We look forward to welcoming you back The ELY team.

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch. Excellent service lovely envoirnment and was perfect for the occasion.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 21 October 2021

Dear PaulW, Thank you for leaving us such a fantastic 5-star review! We're delighted to know how much you enjoyed your recent visit. Thank you for your support, and look forward to welcoming you back! The ELY team

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Philip
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I went for lunch on the recommendation of a friend. I have to say that the quality of the food was very disappointing. I will not go back, or recommend Ely Wine Store in Maynooth.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant night!! Good was great and service was fantastic!!

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Louisa
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to eat out great ambiance and staff were efficient friendly and helpful. Food was fab we had the charger plate and chips and it was delicious!

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Rattoo1957
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Excellent starters and interesting wines which are well priced. However the mains were disappointing: a little formulaic and fussy, and had been ready for a while before they were served. I hope cooked food in the Ely Wine Store isn't becoming tired.

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NiamhC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this little spot - the food is really delicious and very importantly the staff are very friendly and on the ball! Great dinner last week and a delicious brunch yesterday!

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mariaprama
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and ambience in Maynooth. Always a lovely dining experience.

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CatherineG
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the service & the food were top class. Awesome wine recommendation too. Can’t wait to go back!

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 7 October 2021

Dear CatherineG, What a fantastic review, thank you! Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your recent experience. Be assured I'll pass your kind words on to the entire team, and we look forward to welcoming you back. The ELY team

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter really knew about the wines and made a great recommendation. Small menu for lunch, but what they have is delicious. No hesitation in recommending.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 7 October 2021

Dear Michelle, Thank you for leaving us this fantastic 5-star review!! Delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent experience, specially in terms of food and wine. Thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you again. the ELY team

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KarenK
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, roasted peppers are amazing. Hubby had special, lemon sole on the bone and loved it I had rump steak which was so tender. Service very good and all very helpful helping to choose wine.
Will return soon.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 7 October 2021

Dear KarenK, Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful feedback! Reading your kind words actually made me feel a bit hungry! :) Everything sounds delicious indeed, and I'm very happy to hear you both had such a pleasant experience on your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you back The ELY team

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Rattoo1957
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely dinner in a relaxed atmosphere, with a superb Nebbiolo (which was very reasonably priced).

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 7 October 2021

Dear Rattoo1957, Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review. We're delighted to hear you had such a pleasant experience in your recent visit. Be assured I'll pass your kind words to the entire team, and we look forward to welcoming you back. the ELY team

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CiaraL
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just live this place. Fab staff, great food and always a lovely atmosphere

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 28 September 2021

Dear CiaraL, Thank you for sharing this lovely review. We are delighted to hear your recent experience was so positive. Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to welcoming you back the ELY team

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EmmaS
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal at Ely in Maynooth. We (3) shared a selection of small plates, which were all superb. Service was excellent, and the sommelier was incredibly helpful.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 28 September 2021

Dear EmmaS, We're thrilled to know how much you enjoyed your recent experience. Be assured I've passed your kind words on to the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, The ELY team.

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mariaprama
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem among Maynooth dining options. Always great for a nice lunch--food and service are excellent and no one hurries you along.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 28 September 2021

Dear mariaprama, It was a pleasure welcoming you through our doors. Thank you for sharing this wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, The ELY team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and even better service!

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Valerie
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food in Ely last night was simply sublime. From the delicious starters of mint infused melon with pecans, feta and olives for me and the scallops for him to the scrumptious truffle chips and perfectly cooked sole and languistine - it was genuinely one of the best meals out we have had. Credit to the chef(s). The wine choice is fabulous and the staff are really friendly. 10 out of 10 and we will definitely return - sooner rather that later!

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MarieF
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot! Great atmosphere and the staff are lovely

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Rattoo1957
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Possibly the best lunchtime food in Maynooth: good cooking, real quality.

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maple
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent, 26oz ribeye to share was spot on, sides are a bit disappointing, an option of veg Or potatoe would be a good addition. Wine excellent.

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MichaelH
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks choice (they sell wine!) and great service. We’ll be back!

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 15 September 2021

Dear MichaelH, What a wonderful review, thank you! I'm passing on your kind compliments to chefs and FOH team. We look forward to seeing you again. the ELY team

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SineadM
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly restaurant with great food

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 15 September 2021

Dear SineadM, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted to hear your recent experience was so positive. Be assured I've passed your kind words on to the entire team, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. the ELY team.

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Rattoo1957
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Informal and interesting, menu, very prepared and presented.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 15 September 2021

Dear Rattoo1957, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the food and menu presentation. chefs will be thrilled to hear your comments. Look forward to welcoming you back the ELY team

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EimearW
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We opted to sit outside under the heaters! Our servers were attentive & pleasantly engaging with us! Our food was sublime…so, so good. Ely is always great & the Rose wine will have me return again & again!!

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 7 September 2021

Dear EimearW, Thank you for sharing this wonderful review. Delighted to hear so many positive comments on your recent experience. Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you back. The ELY team

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FranklinA
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All were very good but I think it should only have a little more food in the main course.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 7 September 2021

Dear FranklinA, Thank you for leaving us a review. We're thrilled to know you had a positive experience while dining with us last week. I've passed your comments on menu availability on to our manager and chefs, and we'll certainly look into it. Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions, and we look forward to welcoming you again The ELY team.

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StephenF
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with really friendly staff - coffee was incredible 👌🏼

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 31 August 2021

Hi Stephen, thank you very much for joining us and sharing such a lovely review. We greatly appreciate the support and hope to see you again soon - the ELY team

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DorenaD
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Main course menu we felt was very limited. Starter sharing board was really excellent. Staff very nice and friendly but made a mistake with order therefore one of us had no dinner. Complimentary drink and a shared dessert was accepted with thanks. Second dinner, the lamb very small small portion, only 2 cutlets.
Left feeling a bit disappointed.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 31 August 2021

Hi Dorena, firstly, thank you very much for joining us. Secondly, my sincere apologies that we let you down on this occasion. I am bringing your menu comments to the attention of our chef and manager for review. We are then extremely sorry about someone being left with no main course, this is very disappointing to hear so I can only imagine the disappointment on the night. Please rest assured that we have heard your feedback and it will be acted upon. Thank you once again - the ELY team

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MariaG
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Lovely ambiance but I think over priced and the service is shocking. The worst I’ve ever come across

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 30 August 2021

Dear Maria, I would like to apologise that we let you down. Please rest assured we are taking your feedback on board as great service has always been part of our ethos. By way of explanation, not as an excuse, we hit a few time bumps on the evening. This unfortunately meant your table was running behind. Although this should not have happened we did our best to make your wait comfortable with a table on our heated terrace, drinks on the house and our apologies. We will do better in future - ELY

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MariaC
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wine, spectacular staff. Long may they thrive.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 31 August 2021

Hi Maria, so lovely to hear! Thank you very much for sharing! We are delighted you had such an enjoyable evening and hope to be able to welcome you back again soon - the ELY team

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katiek
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch went for avocado toast truffle chips and cake of the day absolutely amazing

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 31 August 2021

Hi Katie, thank you so much for sharing. Getting hungry reading your order! Delighted you had a lovely time and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon - the ELY team

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You can order delivery directly from ELY Wine Store – Maynooth using the Order Online button. ELY Wine Store – Maynooth also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 504 3709.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth is rated 4.5 stars by 173 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.