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ely gastrobar

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Restaurant / Wine Bar

2 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. Pub with good food and atmosphere The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
ely gastrobar
Grand Canal Square, Hanover Quay , Dublin 2 Dublin City
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Tel: +353 1 633 9986

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A hip waterside haunt serving seasonal, well-sourced food alongside an outstanding wine list and cocktail offerings
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Family Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Location - By a river
  • Location - Waterside
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Contemporary International
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Game (in season)
  • Seafood
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Attractive Views
  • Business Meal
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Café Bar
  • Cocktails
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Contemporary Bar
  • Cool Venue
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • 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 gastrobar

This, the third and most recent of Erik and Michelle Robson's wine bar/cafés, is south of the river in the relatively new Grand Canal Square area of the city.

On a corner site, it's an angular premises with huge windows and, with hard lines, drum lamp shades, canteen style tables and (a few) large flower motifs on soft furnishings, there's a retro-60s feel to the décor.

It has a young, stylish atmosphere, a strong cocktail menu, the great wine list that has become the trademark of the Ely group, and large eating areas on two levels, ground floor and downstairs - and a fully heated covered terrace area.

Smartly presented menus offer a choice of about a dozen starters and main courses, with the familiar emphasis on well-sourced ingredients, but with a rather more sophisticated tone than the other Ely menus.

On the lunch menu, wine suggestions from Ely's phenomenal wines-by-the-glass list are made for every dish - and a euro from every order of organic bangers with sauerkraut mash goes to Barnardos.

Good service is a strong point and Ely Gastro Pub Grand Canal Square is already proving a real winner in this fast-maturing and attractive area of the city.

See also: Ely Winebar & Café, Dublin 2 and Ely Bar & Brasserie, IFSC

Seats 200 (private room, 45; outdoors, 80); Food served all day, Mon-Sun 12-10pm (to 11pm Fri & Sat). House wine from €20. SC 12.5% on groups 6+. Free broadband wi/fi; children welcome before 7pm (high chair, childrens menu, baby changing facilities); toilets wheelchair accessible; air conditioning. Closed Christmas week, bank hols. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 06-07-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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