2007 Award Winners WINE AWARD OF THE YEAR 2007

Ely CHQ, IFSC, Dublin 1

Wine Award of the Year 2007 - Ely CHQ , IFSC, Dublin 1 And now we move back to Dublin, and to a pair who have previously won the same award – but, in contrast to the cosy atmosphere of their original Dublin 2 premises, the style of their brave new northside venture on Georges Dock reflects the contemporary architecture of the IFSC rather than the history of the area.

There’s an old building in there alright – most obviously in the vast vaulted basement area - although tables in greatest demand are in the bright, open ground floor space and a covered terrace. However, their successfully established theme of simple organic food appealingly presented (including meats from the family farm in County Clare) has been continued at the new venue.

But it is, once again, their great wine list – and, especially, an unrivalled choice of nearly a hundred wines offered by the glass - that makes Erik and Michelle Robson’s new Ely such as exceptional dining destination – and another branch, Ely HQ, is due to open on the south quays very soon.

Erik and Michelle are to be congratulated on their courage and continuing enterprise in opening up a whole world of quality wine to an ever-widening public: great recipients (once again) of the Wine Award in ‘the guide’ 2007.  

12 votes

ely bar & brasserie

Dublin 1, Dublin City
Restaurant / Wine Bar
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. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Temporarily closed ely bar & brasserie in the IFSC (Customs House Quay) is a younger sister of the original Ely off St Stephen's Green (see entry); the style reflects the dashing contemporary architecture of the IFSC and the (very large) ...

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