Breakfast 7:00-10.30 Monday to Friday, 7:30-11am Saturday and Sunday
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
- Gluten Free Available
- Children's Menu available
- Business Lunch
- Easy Access
- Dietary Needs Catered For
About Elle's Bar & Bistro
The Iveagh Garden Hotel is home to Elle’s Bar & Bistro, which can sit up to 155 people. Elle’s Kitchen utilises the freshest local ingredients, blending a traditional bistro menu with seasonal Irish produce. The front room is a bright tiled space, perfect for a cocktail or a quick bite, while the intimate back room is lower-lit and perfect for more formal dining or a private function area up to 100 people. Downstairs venue at The Iveagh can hold 90 people sitting on fixed seating with 300 standing. This is the perfect space for a conference, product launch, book launch, private celebration or glamorous drinks reception
Service was overall professional and friendly (although, upon arrival, I was greeted with ‘oh yes you’re late’, despite having called in advance). Food was average, wine was ok only but staff were willing to let us try different options on the wine list.
Amazing food and great service
Great afternoon, service was great, staff were very attentive,
Great choice of lunch menu.
food was excellent. Not much choice for dessert though. I tried to email after making my initial booking as I needed to change the numbers. No-one responded. And the email didn't appear to make it to the Bistro as the girl that greeted us wasn't aware of the addition to the group.
The Charcuterie board was delicious. Lots on it - enough for 3 or 4 people to nibble on . We had the house white which was really light and tasty and the service was excellent.
Very impressed with our first visit and we’ll be back soon. As we were the only diners for lunch the atmosphere was quiet but a very pleasant retreat on what was a busy match day in the city. Cocktails on the sunny terrace were a lovely way to finish our day!
Fantastic food compliments to the chef very friendly staff couldn’t do enough for us especially Shane very warm and welcoming will definitely be returning
There was no air conditioning in my room and the temperature was very uncomfortable. I forgot my iPhone EarPods in my room on checkout and they weren’t handed into lost property.
There was no record of my booking when I arrived. It was only on showing a picture of the booking they accepted I had made one. They then offered to put us in a room that had yet to be opened so we would have been sitting alone and away from other diners. Service was very fast (waiting 5 minutes for chicken burger) so food must have been prepared. Taste was average. Staff were not attentive and were all running around but no one seemed in control. Staff do not seem trained properly as we were initially brought someone else's food and when ours did arrive the waitress just hovered at the table and we had to ask her if it was our order. This restaurant has been open long enough now for these issues to have been rectified. Unlikely to go again.
Food was amazing wings are so tasty . Staff can't do enough for you special thanks to the girl that served us desert she presented it with happy birthday wrote in chocolate for my mam sorry I never got your name . We will be back
10 mins waiting for a coffee. mis quoted a price for a meal which has no price on the menu
Service was very poor. Once given our menus we had to wait and in the end had to ask if we could order drinks and food. We waited over 30 mins for the food which seemed a long wait considering there were very few other people dining and it was a Tuesday lunchtime. A waiter came to ask if everything was to our liking- at this point we had each had a glass of tap water. We said this and he neither apologised nor make any efforts to check with the kitchen where our food might be We ordered another round of both tap and bottled water- neither came and we had to ask again Pasta was an enormous portion and the beef was a very small portion The restaurant and the menu had great potential but the long wait, poor service and portion sizes let it down significantly. Very doubtful that I will return- especially as there are so many other places nearby of superior quality and value I'd have put no starts for service and recommendation if it was possible
very nice ambiance and perfect spot to go to before an Iveagh Gardens concert.
Sorry to give you such a low rating as a lunch experience prior to this was a whole lot better. We had booked a table for 5.30pm in order to eat before a concert at the Iveagh Gardens. Your evening menu was a big disappointment to both of us. My wife's Chicken Caesar's Salad was served with a single breast of chicken on salad. Normally, the chicken would be cut into strips and be succulent which this wasn't. The salad itself was pretty tasteless. I had the pork dish on the managers (?) recommendation. It was a grilled pork chop and a piece of grilled pork cheek on mash potato with a small amount of jus. Not very exciting. Overall, we found the menu to be limited for a boutique hotel. We had been seated in the back part of Ellies which was lacking in atmosphere, a bit like a function room extension to the bar area. Overall, not a good experience which is a pity as the hotel/Ellies has such potential in a prime location. I hope you get it sorted for your sake. Regards
Stunning decor, great service & fantastic food. We look forward to our next visit!
I had made a reservation for 3 ladies to have dinner, but we didn’t stay. The restaurant didn’t have the look and fan proper dining area. It looked like some tables and chairs were just shoved in a corner, backing into an accordion door which separated us from a function going on in n yx room. We couldn’t exit quick enough
A bit too much of an institutional feel for our tastes. Dining room feels like an over-sized bar. Smoked salmon appetizer was quite good. Caesar salad was limp due to excessive dressing. Service was fine.
We were very much looking forward to our lunch here. When we arrived, despite the restaurant being basically empty and a large number of staff standing around, we were ignored until we had walked all the way to the terrace door. When we were finally addressed there was no record of our booking but as the restaurant was quiet we were shown to a table on the terrace and the waiter took our drinks order, which was a very difficult experience as he didn't seem to be able to understand us. When he returned with the drinks and menus he explained that after 3 we could only have soup, sandwiches or salads as the kitchen was preparing for dinner, but if we wanted something else, he'd ask the kitchen if they'd make it for us. Needless to say we were very unimpressed and would have left if not for our drinks. We ordered three chicken sandwiches and a salad. Sandwiches were fine if a bit tasteless. The tiny bowl of skinny fries accompanying would lead you to believe we had a potato shortage. The duck salad was very very small. When we got our bill we were told we'd have to pay inside as the Wi-Fi doesn't work on the terrace...odd for a brand new hotel. I paid at the bar, woman was nice, but looked like she was recovering from a heavy night. All in all, a pretty disappointing experience. We were baffled by the unprofessional servive and we felt the food was not good value for money. The staff could really do with going to the Westbury or Westin to watch the behaviour and service offerered by the staff there as this restaurant and hotel is clearly aiming for this sort of bracket.
Chose for a business lunch expecting 4 star service and ambience. Staff were going around like headless chickens, no sign of someone overseeing the mix of new/trainees. Ordered sparkling water with meal and had to ask twice before we received it. Looking around it seemed like staff were looking for guidance & help, but no one overseeing the operation which you would expect for a four star hotel dining area. Food was very good, let down by poor service. It felt like an immature team, which by now one would have hoped had settled in given the length of time the hotel has been open. Overall, the hotel seems to haven't quiet found who its serving. Beautiful foyer, leads to an average pub like food area which includes an extended section that is decorated as if the budget ran out. Not "Modern Luxury"
Amazing hotel to stay on and foods great too.
Our server Filip was exceptional. Food was of a high standard, and the chefs even granted my cheeky request for some pancetta in the pasta dish which was much appreciated. A wonderful first experience and I’ll definitely be back.
My friend and I enjoyed a lovely lunch at the hotel. Food was really tasty and we will come back again.