ELY Wine Store – Maynooth

4.5
163 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 163 People Are Saying
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AvrilN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PaulW
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Philip
Dublin
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
Dublin
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
Dublin
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!

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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
Dublin
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
Kildare
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
Dublin
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
Dublin
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
Dublin
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
Kildare
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
Kildare
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
Kildare
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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Jenhc
Kildare
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I'm a regular customer of Ely, the wine and dinner/lunch service are always excellent and they continued to be on this occasion. Unfortunately I was a little disappointed by the menu this time, I felt the mains were very pricey (and I was recommended to order a side on top of that) and I have a fish/shellfish allergy so my options were limited. I would like to see one or two more options such as a chicken or pasta option. I will of course be back but I wasn't overly thrilled on this occasion.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 31 August 2021

Hi Jen, thank you so much for your continued custom! Lovely to hear you generally have an excellent experience but I am sorry that you felt let down on this occasion. I am bringing your menu comments to the attention of the chef and management. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon - the ELY team

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DavidF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We eat out quite a bit but found this experience “expensive” for what it is....€165 excluding Tip for 3 People with 2 Glasses of Wine (€10 each)....Food didn’t match the Price....disappointing as we were really looking forward to it.....

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 26 August 2021

Dear DavidF, Thank you for joining us recently and for sharing your feedback. We're sorry your experience didn't meet your expectations. I've checked your booking and it seems you ordered a sharing charger, a steak and our sharing steak special (€55) + 4 desserts. We actually sold out of our steak special that day and received great feedback. Would you mind telling us what aspect of the food you felt didn’t fit with the price? You can contact us on elymaynooth@elywinebar.co m Kind Regards,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service in Ely. One of my favorite places, never disappoints. Great choice of wine. The octopus was fab.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 23 August 2021

Dear Diner, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review! We are thrilled to know the wine store is one of your favourite places. It genuinely brings a smile to our faces to read such a kind review. Be assured I've passed your compliments to our chefs and front of house team. Thank you so much for your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you again. the ELY team

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CarolineO
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had lunch really enjoyed it. Service excellent.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 23 August 2021

Dear Caroline, Thank you for sharing your impressions on your recent experience at ELY Wine Store. We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed lunch and service last Friday. It is always nice to read such kind words from our valued guests. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, The ELY team

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mariaprama
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Ely staff are the best. I lingered with a friend through coffee, lunch and more coffee on a busy Friday and they made us feel very welcome.

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Zowiebowie
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was very good but portion size for the starters was was very small and its not inexpensive.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 23 August 2021

Dear Zowiebowie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the food, but sorry you were disappointed with the portion size. If you could share a bit more information on what you ordered on the day, I can assure you this will be discussed internally. I tried to find your reservation, but appreciate it might've been made under a different name, so if you'd like, to feel free to reach out to us on elymaynooth@elywinebar.co m Regards, the ELY team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting upstairs.Exposed Stone walls add to the cosy atmosphere.Service was friendly and prompt.Shared starter of meats,cheese,olives,toasted almonds and date tapinade was superb.Plenty for 4 people.Mains were Black sole on the bone(excellent),Burger and Lamb,which was so tender,it was melt in your mouth territory.Wine was Austrian Gruner Veltliner and deemed very quaffable.We left it at that as we had sufficient.We were very impressed with this restaurant and would highly recommend it.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 23 August 2021

Dear Diner, Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a comprehensive and lovely review! We are absolutely thrilled to read your comments on food, wine, service and atmosphere. Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your overall experience. Be assured I'm passing your kind words on to the entire team, the chefs in special. We look forward to welcoming you back. The ELY team.

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MichelleO
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Good service, nice wine but food was mediocre for the price

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 23 August 2021

Dear MichelleO, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am glad to hear your find our service to be good, and also like the wine, but very sorry to learn that the food did not meet your expectations. We do take each and every feedback very seriously, always aiming at providing the best possible experience to our guests, so if you'd like to share a more detailed review, and let us know what was wrong with your meal, please reach out to us on elymaynooth@elywinebar.co m ELY team

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Ciara
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Sat outside and well sheltered from the thunderstorm!
Food was great and staff lovely

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 13 August 2021

Dear Ciara, Thank you for sharing this wonderful 5-star review! We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the service, food and overall experience. Thank you for your support, and look forward to welcoming you back. the ELY team.

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mariaprama
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive staff, who made sure we weren't getting too wet when a brief shower passed over.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 13 August 2021

Dear mariaprama, Thank you for sharing this lovely review. We are so glad to hear you had such a positive experience, despite the weather. We are working on making our outdoor area as weatherproof and cozy as possible coming into autumn, so hopefully the unpredictable Irish weather will no longer be an issue. Be assured I've passed your kind comments on to the entire team, and we look forward to welcoming you back all the best, the ELY team

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FAQs

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 163 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.