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Overview

As you walk through Dublin’s Financial Services Centre, by Custom House Quay, the eyes are immediately drawn to the throngs of happy diners and drinkers sitting outside, on a pavement terrace.  They are the happy post-work folk who are the customers at ely CHQ. 

Whatever the occasion, or with none at all, this is the perfect venue for discovering the hubbub of city. Like both ely venues, wine is at the centre of the offering and here, you can walk the cellars of what was once the warehouse of Dublin’s Custom and Excise department and view some rare and wonderful wines.  The space is vast and contemporary with funky beats emanating from the well placed speakers. 

The wine list at ely venues is huge, with most bottles sourced via artisan producers world wide. It is with this same ethos in mind that the food is sourced - best Irish local produce, including meats from the Co. Clare farm of owner Erik Robson. An eclectic feel runs through the ely venue menus. Add to this at ely Bar and Brasserie with a canape option, priced per head, and you have a great spot for a party or work gathering.

As with everything at ely, service is efficient and attentive.  Staff are well versed in the produce of the locality, plus the extensive wine offering. You'll find wine matching menus, but there's not much to beat chatting to a member of staff about what they think goes best with your choice of food. During fine summer months, the outdoor terraces at ely are usually teeming. You have to arrive early to grab a seat!

Read more about ely bar and brasserie's sister bar - ely Winebar and Restaurant

Visiting Information

Head Chef: 

Ryan Stringer
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    Ballycotton Seafood Shop Garryvoe sell quality fish, as fresh as it can be, from the Irish South Coast.

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    If there’s one thing Farmgate’s owner Máróg O’Brien possesses in abundance, it’s a passion for great food.

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    The brightly painted Springfort Hall shop front on the main street in Mallow is eye-catching and attractive.

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    Ballymaloe Country House is a mecca of wholesome cooking and home to the dynasty of Allen cooking, set in the Cork countryside.

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    One of Cork's best kept secrets. Springfort Country House Hotel has been in the Walsh family for 24 years. Mrs Eileen Walsh and her son Paul manage the house, with family values and traditional Irish hospitality at the forefront of their style.

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    The River Lee is the perfect location for a foodie, family or festival getaway in Cork.

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    Anthony Creswell's award winning Ummera Smokehouse situated in peaceful, rural West Cork, by the banks of the Argidee

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    Ballycotton Seafood Producer supply a wealth of quality fresh Irish Fish caught along the South Coast of Ireland.

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  • East Ferry Farm, Co. Cork, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland
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    The Fitzsimmon family have lived in East Ferry, Midleton, County Cork for generations. Robert Fitzsimmons' mother started the ball rolling in farming terms, when she produced a flock of 700 turkeys each year for private sale. She also produced chickens for Ballymaloe Cookery School and Ballymaloe House, and Declan Ryan's former restaurant Arbutus Lodge.

    Midleton, Cork
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