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OverviewEly Wine Bar is an intimate, elegant and contemporary restaurant in the heart of Georgian Dublin. The food here is made with some of the finest Irish ingredients and wines are lovingly curated. With its extensive wine offering, Ely Wine Bar is one of the top wine experiences in the city.
Ely Wine Bar is a great place to drink and dine in Dublin city. The dining space is very sophisticated with distressed floors in the main area and a raised area facing the street. The vibe is very relaxing and casual. It is a great place to unwind with a glass of wine or a cocktail.
But it’s not just all about the wine, the food here is top notch with an eclectic mix of dishes with local, seasonal ingredients at the heart of everything.
In 1999, on a street just off Dublin’s Merrion Row, Erik and Michelle Robson opened a little wine bar in a refurbished Georgian building. Their vision was clear; to serve a wide selection of good wines, with many by the glass, together with simple, well-sourced nibbles. Since then, their dream has grown to become the best wine experience in the city and the menu has grown to become a sophisticated food offering.
Food provenance is very important at Ely and this is reflected in all the menus. Beef, pork and lamb is sourced through Ely’s organic family farm in the Burren, Co. Clare and there are plenty of artisan producers and suppliers used to source all other ingredients. Dishes include such treats as Kilkeel King scallops, Toons Bridge halloumi and Thornhill duck breast and there are some terrific Irish farmhouse cheeses on the menu too.
Of course, given the original intentions of the owners to create a great wine experience, Ely has a list of around 500 wines from artisan wine producers all over the world. Tastings are held regularly with guest speakers and winemakers often in attendance. The wine choice here is as varied as it comes – plenty by the glass if you just want a casual sip and bottles to please even the most discerning of wine buffs. Ely also offer an extensive drinks menu should you fancy a tipple other than wine.
With its beautiful dining area, menus laden with local produce and an extensive wine list, Ely Wine Bar really is an exceptional wine and dine experience in the heart of Georgian Dublin.
At Ely Wine Bar, sustainability is at the heart of everything, from the food to the wine to the people. Ingredients are sourced locally and in season and the menu features seasonal Irish fish, landed by Irish boats, which helps to protect Irish fish stocks whilst supporting Irish fishing.
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