ELY Wine Store – Maynooth

4.5
144 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 144 People Are Saying
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maple
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Responded 2 days ago

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

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Responded 2 days ago

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
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Informal and interesting, menu, very prepared and presented.

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Responded 2 days ago

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!!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.....

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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.

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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.

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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
8 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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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
9 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.

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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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Louise
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely meal, lovely outdoor setting and delicious food, very friendly staff. Our first visit but will be back soon

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Responded on 3 August 2021

Dear Louise, Thank you for sharing this fantastic 5-star review! Delighted you had such an enjoyable time while dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. the ELY team.

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OpenTable Diner
Kildare
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food …very tasty. Nice atmosphere. Helpful staff. Overall good experience and would definitely go there again. 😊

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Responded on 3 August 2021

Dear Diner, We are absolutely thrilled to hear how enjoyable your recent experience was. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, be assured I'll pass your kind words on to the team and chefs. Look forward to welcoming you back the ELY team

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AndreaO
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night out. We sat outside and the service and food was great. Would recommend.

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Responded on 3 August 2021

Dear AndreaO, What a lovely review! Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions. We are delighted to know you had such a positive experience last week. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, the ELY team.

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SheC
Kildare
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall very good, but we were waiting approx. 15 minutes before anyone came to seat us. Our table was empty at the time......

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Responded on 29 July 2021

Dear SheC, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm glad to hear your overall experience was positive, and I do apologise, on behalf of the team, for the delay experienced on your arrival. By way of explanation, we've been experiencing some staff shortage since reopening, which combined with the new regulations in place for indoor dining, has unfortunately impacted on the promptness of service in some aspects Nevertheless, be assured I'll pass your feedback on to the managers, and once again, thank you for dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back the ELY team

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KevinK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was ok. Expected a little better to be honest. Staff were very friendly.

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Responded on 29 July 2021

Dear KevinK, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm glad to hear you found our staff to be friendly, but, on the other hand, I'm sorry that the food did attend to your expectations. We do take each and every feedback on board, always aiming at improving the overall experience of our guests, so if you'd like to share a more detailed review, please reach out to us on elymaynooth@elywinebar.co m. We look forward to hearing more from you, and hopefully welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, the ELY team

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OpenTable Diner
Kildare
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great atmosphere. Made our anniversary very special

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vipLaurenlouise
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal as always!

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Responded on 30 July 2021

Dear Laurenlouise, Thank you for sharing this lovely 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your most recent experience. On behalf of the entire team, thank you for your continued support. Kind Regards, the ELY team

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CatherineC
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable evening and both the food and wine were lovely - staff very knowledgeable on all the wine.

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Responded on 20 July 2021

Dear CatherineC, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. I'm delighted to know you had an enjoyable evening. Be assured I'll pass your kind words on to the entire team, they'll be thrilled to hear how much you liked the food, wine and service. We look forward to welcoming you back the ELY team.

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Laura
Kildare
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab evening! First time in this restaurant and couldn’t fault it. Good food. Great, friendly and attentive service. We had dinner at the table and later on moved on to the barrels at the front and had some more wine! Great wine recommendations, our glasses were never empty. Very fun atmosphere! Highly recommend!

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Responded on 20 July 2021

Dear Laura, Thank you for the wonderful review! Delighted to know how much you enjoyed your first time dining with us. I'm passing your kind words on to the entire team, and thank you on their behalf. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, the ELY team

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MrsP
Kildare
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality food well presented. Good service too.

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Responded on 20 July 2021

Dear MrsP, Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely feedback. I'm glad to hear you had such a good time while dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. the ELY team.

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Sarah
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. I had perfectly seasoned lamb rack with beans and a very nice glass of malbec. Highly recommended.

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Responded on 15 July 2021

Hi Sarah, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review! Delighted to hear you had such a positive experience while dining with us yesterday. The Chefs and sommelier will be thrilled to hear your comments on the meal and wine pairing. Very glad you enjoyed it. Look forward to welcoming you back Kind Regards, the ELY team.

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Niamh
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Our booking was messed up so we were seated along the side of the restaurant on small and uncomfortable table not as nice as the main seating area at the front and there was no ambiance there.
The food was presented poorly with out any garnishis or decorations which was disappointing considering the esthetic of the restaurant and the price. If a dish is 18 euro you would expect decent presentation.
The staff were very nice but service was poor, table was not cleared for ages and had to get up to order new drinks as we were waiting so long for a waitress to come.. Suspect this was because we weren't in the main seating area.
Overall very disappointed for the price. The wine choice is great but wouldn't go for a meal again.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 15 July 2021

Hi Niamh, Thank you for leaving us a review. My most sincere apologies that your experience didn't meet yours, not our, expectations of what the ELY experience should be. I have passed on your comments to the site manager who assures me he is working on improving the aspects you so rightly pointed out, specially service and food offering. At this point all I can do is apologise but should you like to pass on any more feedback please contact us at elymaynooth@elywinebar.co m the ELY team

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CaitrionaK
Kildare
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely time lovely food. very nice outside area felt holiday like

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Responded on 12 July 2021

Dear CaitrionaK, Thank you for sharing this lovely feedback. We are glad you had such a positive experience in your recent visit to the restaurant. We've been very lucky with the weather lately, so we are thrilled you got to enjoy some 'al fresco' dining. Look forward to welcoming you back. the ELY team.

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Kath
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful food and excellent service. The waiters were all wonderful, very attentive and happy to help. We shared that beef special and it was delicious, cooked to perfection. The only small negative was that there was only one toilet open, which I was surprised about given Covid 19, and unfortunately it wasn’t very clean.

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Responded on 12 July 2021

Dear Kath, Thank you for taking the time to share is wonderful feedback. Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the service and food. Be assured I'll pass your compliments on to the chef. I'm sorry to hear the toilets were not very clean, be assured we'll pay extra attention to this. Although, it shouldn't have happened in the first place, I hope you had the chance to inform a staff member on the day, so the issue could be addressed immediately. Thank you for the lovely review. the ELY team.

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vipJohnnyW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gavin was serving for the first time on his first day! He was terrific. Great food...lovely wine...magical setting!

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KenK
Kildare
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nice atmosphere and service was great

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Responded on 12 July 2021

Dear KenK, Thank you for the lovely 5-star review! Delighted you had a positive experience while dining with us. Be assured I'll pass your kind words on to the entire team, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. the ELY team.

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Djam17
Kildare
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great but we had to leave as it started raining and we were only half undercover.

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Responded on 8 July 2021

Dear Djam17, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I'm glad to hear your overall experience was positive, but I'm very sorry you couldn't stay longer as our terrace is not fully covered, which is a must in Ireland, for sure! Be assured we are working on that, it is definitely a priority improving our outdoor space and make it as weatherproof and cozy as we possibly can. Once again, thank you for your feedback and support. We look forward to welcoming you back ELY Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Greasy fatty chicken which was nice the few other times I have eaten here and it had to be sent back. Very disappointed and won’t be back.

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 8 July 2021

Thank you for your feedback. It's lovely to know you've enjoyed dining with us several times, but I am sorry your most recent experience was not as positive as the previous ones. I appreciate how disappointing it is having to send the dish back, but I trust the in house team was able to solve the issue on spot, and you got to enjoy a good meal in the end. We really hope to welcome you again. If you have any further comments, please email us on elymaynooth@elywinebar.co the ELY team.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening of outdoor dining with amazing wine and yummy nibbles!

ELY Wine Store – Maynooth
Responded on 8 July 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share such a lovely review. Delighted to hear you had such a positive experience while dining with us. Be assured I'll pass your kind words on to the entire team, it's always lovely to hear nice things from our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back. the ELY team 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 144 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.