Ireland’s Award-Winning ELY Opens In Maynooth

Fourth addition to the ELY venue portfolio
Award-winning wine list comes to Maynooth
Menu emphasis on sharing plates, with focus on Irish food provenance
Lunch and brunch menus to eat-in or take-away
Wine Retail

Celebrating 20 years in business this year, ELY announces its newest location, nestled in the bustling town of Maynooth, Co. Kildare. The new venue, ELY WINE STORE, includes a wine shop, café and wine bar and is the fourth member of the ELY family.

The new ELY WINE STORE expands on the original wine bar experience, while adding a wine shop meaning customers can now enjoy the wines that ELY source, both in the wine bar and at home.  Stocking over 350 wines from all over the world, expert staff are on hand to find your favourite or recommend something new to try.  The wine store will also play host to numerous wine tastings and events.

The latest addition to the ELY family will be open for dinner seven days a week, Tuesday through to Saturday.  Evening guests can expect to dine on an array of sharing plates and mains, carefully created by Executive Chef, Ryan Stringer. Sharing plates include house terrines, hummus, tapenades and picklesplus Jambon Iberico plates, sautéed pink prawns. Sharing plates continue with Toonsbridge burrata, Bluebell Falls goats cheese and Higgins smoked black pudding inspired dishes. Vegan Thai yellow curry, market fish and 28 day dry-aged sirloin on the bone plus the classic Ely burger are some of the main dishes. The menu also offers a selection of snacks which will be served from 5pm. From Gubeen Smokehouse Salami to the ELY Charger Plate, there is the perfect accompaniment to any glass of wine – something Ely Wine Bar staff are only too happy to advise on.

Downstairs the café is also serving lunch and brunch menus. Fans of ELY can expect to find the same great lunch offering, including popular options such as soup of the day served with homemade Guinness bread and house daily sandwiches. Brunch dishes include Avocado Toast, served with Flynn’s cherry tomato, Bluebell Falls goats cheese, basil, chilli, fried hens egg or try something different and the ELYFishcake, served with fennel salad and poached hen’s egg.  The café will also offer lunch, coffee to go plus freshly made scones and cakes.

There is a select range of oils, vinegars, cheeses and charcuterie to compliment the wine retail.

The ELY WINE STORE interior design was carefully curated by Eavan English of EEDI Studio Design, who was also behind the newly refurbished original ELY WINE BAR on Ely Place.

ELY WINE STORE is located at Convent Lane, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.  For bookings Tel: +353-1-5043709 or log on to

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