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ely gastro bar

Grand Canal Square, Dublin, Ireland (Formerly ely gastro pub)
00353-1-6339986
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Ranked #505 of 1,797 restaurants in Dublin
Price range: $0 - $37
Cuisines: Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: ely gastro bar is the funky member of the ely family. The ely gastro bar location is where the fun is because it’s close to everything, the O2 (the Point), Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), the Convention Centre Dublin and it’s almost next door to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Our opening times are from midday till late seven days a week - ideal for before or after a show.We serve locally produced food accompanied by beer from the longest beer list in Dublin. Or you can choose from one of our 400 wines. ely. Entertainment.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: ely gastro bar is the funky member of the ely family. The ely gastro bar location is where the fun is because it’s close to everything, the O2 (the Point), Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), the Convention Centre Dublin and it’s almost next door to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Our opening times are from midday till late seven days a week - ideal for before or after a show.We serve locally produced food accompanied by beer from the longest beer list in Dublin. Or you can choose from one of our 400 wines. ely. Entertainment.
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Dublin
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Arrived at Ely unplanned. I had my first visit to the Grand Canal theatre, aka Bord Gais theatre, in May to see Singing in the Rain. My sister and I landed on spec on a busy Saturday evening around 5.30 pm. We sat at the bar. The place is beautifully decorated, great atmosphere. I asked the barman about a table... More

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Chad G, General Manager at ely gastro bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great feedback and valued custom. We're so glad that you enjoyed your recent experience to ely gastro bar, especially our delicious platters. Next time you'll have to try some more of our tasty, great value food including our a la carte sharing dishes or delicious brunch offerings. More

Malaga, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The place is nice but the food is average. It sounds much better than it actually is. I had a fish dish and it all tasted a bit bland, nice but not really as described.

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Chad G, General Manager at ely gastro bar, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the valued custom and feedback. I'm very sorry to hear that you thought our food is only average, as we strive to source quality, organic products where possible. Hopefully you return to ely gastro bar for a more flavoursome eating experience. More

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Dropped in to Ely before going to a show in the Grand Canal Theatre. We enjoyed the food and a glass of wine. Dessert was the highlight...I cannot rightly remember what I ordered but I think it was a praline mousse combo. The atmosphere was lively: there was a mixture of people enjoying a drink outside and inside at the... More

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Chad G, General Manager at ely gastro bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the valued custom and feedback. I have passed on your comments to our pastry chef about the dessert, and we are all thrilled you enjoyed them. It's also great to hear you enjoyed our service, atmosphere and value. We can't wait to see you again soon at ely gastro bar. More

Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Have been here for drinks a few times over the years however only ate here recently. The food was fantastic. Went for dinner and sat inside. Fantastic atmosphere and had a great waiter. Returned for lunch recently and had an excellent steak sandwich. The arancinis were delicious also. The service here is the best you will get in Dublin by... More

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Chad G, General Manager at ely gastro bar, responded to this review

Thanks Ely? No, no, thank you! We appreciate your custom and amazing feedback. It'sgreat to hear you love our food and service so much (so do we!) and we can't wait to attempt to provide you with the same experience next time. More

Dublin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I had family visiting from abroad. They asked me to book a restaurant as their treat. We were a party of 11 ranging from 50 down to 10. We couldn't make it in time for the early bird so had to eat from the a la carte. The food is good but, to be honest, I felt it was a... More

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Chad G, General Manager at ely gastro bar, responded to this review

First of all, thanks very much for choosing ely for your family get-together. We value your custom and genuinely appreciate your feedback. I definitely can understand how you felt we were pricey however we firmly believe we still offer great value for money for the outstanding product that you receive. At times our service can be slow, for all the... More

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We live not too far away and have been here many times for food & drinks, with varying levels of service as mentioned in other reviews. It is a nice setting on a good day but the ever-changing staff, increasing food & wine prices and often slow service means we don't drop in as often as we used to. Popped... More

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Chad G, General Manager at ely gastro bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the valued custom over the years and especially for taking the time to write about your unfortunate recent experience at ely gastro bar. We genuinely appreciate the fact that you have had several bloody mary's here in the past and think that it can be one of the best around, when made correctly. As a bloody... More

Cork, Ireland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I have been to ely gastro bar on many occasions both for business meals and social get-togethers. The food is very nice, as is the setting. Unfortunately the service is very hit and miss, more miss than hit recently. This tends to be very dependent on where you sit. Inside, I have found the service quite good and attentive. However,... More

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Chad G, General Manager at ely gastro bar, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the valuable feedback and custom. It's very disappointing to hear you didn't enjoy your recent experiences at ely gastro bar. We appreciate how amazing our location is and, weather permitting, we try to give all of our guests great terrace service. This is an extremely difficult task, however even at the busiest times, should be done... More

dublin
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Be aware of their massive portions, they are very generous. Starters are very beautiful to look at, not sure if its a good thing. Customer service probably is the best in dublin, only worth to visit because of that reason. Atmosphere is very chilled, after dinner can stay here for some cocktails, which are tasty.

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Chad G, General Manager at ely gastro bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the valued custom and important feedback. We're thrilled you enjoyed our atmosphere and cocktails however we are very confused on your impression of our food. We take great pride on serving quality, locally sourced food at an affordable price while providing a generous portion, beautifully presented. We hope you return to ely gastro bar and review... More

dublin
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

6 of us had brunch here today. We sat outside and the food was nice. There were 2 different guys serving us and not once in the time we were there did they smile or interact with us in any way other than to take our order. Its a shame about the attitude as there are plenty of nice places... More

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Chad G, General Manager at ely gastro bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the valuable custom and feedback. I'm extremely disappointed to hear about your recent experience at ely gastro bar. We take pride in providing excellent customer service and on this occasion we have failed. I genuinely hope that you would give us an opportunity to redeem ourselves. Thanks again and hope to see you once more... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Ely's was recommended by a client. The lunch sandwich special was delicious - incredibly fresh bread & succulent meats. Very good service too.

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Chad G, General Manager at ely gastro bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the custom and valuable feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed our sambo and meat/bread selection. We look forward to providing you with good service again in the future! More

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