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Perfect date venue

18 Apr


Had a lovely impromptu date night at Ely in the IFSC tonight. I always thought the Grand Canal branch was my favourite, until we were led downstairs at the IFSC to this beautiful dining room.

Dublin date night

1 Oct


On Saturday, the boyfriend and I went for a date-night at Ely in Grand Canal Dock. There are a few Elys dotted about the city – one over at IFSC and another near St. Stephen’s Green, but the Grand Canal Dock branch has got to be my favourite.

The décor is luxurious with dark wood and low-lighting, and the mix of comfy armchairs and chandeliers gives it a homely yet exclusive feel. This makes it a perfect date venue, as you can let your guard down, lounge back with a glass of wine and watch the world go by.

I ordered a mini onion and porter cheese quiche and a portion of hand-cut chips with alioli sauce. The quiche was actually delicious – I would even go as far as to say melt-in-the-mouth, and the chips were pretty good too! The boyfriend had rare breed organic pork banger and mash, and also left a clean plate.

Although it’s not a cheap night out (with a bottle of wine and dessert it came to over €70), I definitely enjoyed it and would keep it in mind for special occasions. The staff are also very helpful and accommodating, despite the fact that it is nearly always packed whenever I’ve visited.

For more information or to check out the menu, see their website or follow them on Twitter @elywinebars.


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