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ely bar & brasserie

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Restaurant / Wine Bar

3 euro A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
ely bar & brasserie
CHQ, IFSC , Dublin 1 Dublin City
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Tel: +353 1 672 0010

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Offering almost 100 wines by the glass, top-notch organic food, great coffee and relaxed service this contemporary space is a winner day or night
  • Banqueting
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Conference Venue
  • Family Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Location - Waterside
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bistro
  • Contemporary Irish
  • French (Modern)
  • Game (in season)
  • Seafood
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Attractive Views
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Business Meal
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Café Bar
  • Cocktails
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Contemporary Bar
  • Cool Venue
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Formal
  • Informal
  • MSG Free
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Party Venue
  • Romantic
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Wine Bar/Café

ely bar & brasserie

ely bar & brasserie in the IFSC (Customs House Quay) is a younger sister of the original Ely off St Stephen's Green (see entry); the style reflects the dashing contemporary architecture of the IFSC and the (very large) space includes an authentic expansive vaulted basement area, as well as a bright, open ground floor space and a covered terrace where tables are in great demand in summer.

The successful Ely theme of simple organic food appealingly presented (including meats from the Robson family farm in County Clare) is a feature of all three venues: the burger (providing you don't mind the house style, which is for half a bun) is quite simply the best in town: pure unadulterated prime organic meat - and €1 per burger is donated to Barnardo's children's charity.

Seafood is zingingly sea-fresh and you could even be lucky enough to have a pleasant, efficient Italian waiter commandeer an 'espresso' with thick crema that would be appreciated in Naples or Milan, let alone Dublin's northside- and there's a great tea menu offered too.

But it is their great wine list and, especially, an unrivalled choice of nearly a hundred wines offered by the glass - that makes Ely such an exceptional dining destination. This allows diners to taste a huge range of wines that might otherwise be inaccessible - and every dish offered on the lunch and à la carte menus has a suggested glass of wine to accompany.

The wine list, which is frequently revised and upgraded, runs to over 500 bottles and mirrors that of the original Ely, being both well thought out and comprehensive, with many old favourites available - indeed, 'with something to suit every taste and pocket' this twice-winner of our annual Wine Award also reflects the aims of this Guide.

There is also a carefully selected beer list and you can even buy a Laguiole corkscrew ('guaranteed for life') and machine washable wine glasses to take home.

Dine outside if the weather allows, with bright views of the dock and the Liffey it can be a magic spot.

* Ely Bar & Brasserie IFSC was the winner of our 2007 Wine Award of the Year.

Seats 350 (private rooms 35 & 60, outdoors, 120); children welcome before 7pm (high chair, children's menu, baby changing facilities); Food served all day Mon-Sat 12-11pm (to 10pm Mon-Wed); L&D daily: Mon-Sat 12-4 & 5-11pm (to 10pm Mon-Wed); Sun 1-8pm; a la carte; house wine from €20. SC 12.5% on groups 6+. Closed Christmas week. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 17-01-2015
Author: Georgina Campbell

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