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Elephant & Castle

#156 of 2,000 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
South City Centre
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18 Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 679 3121
08:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 23:30
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking around Temple bar, we found this nice location, requested a reservation and returned at the time of it. I have to recommend you the chicken wings to share, they are the best, the sauce was amazing. Staff are friendly and you will have a good time.

Thank xaviguz
Lynn Haven, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was decent and a bit different than the traditional breakfast served in every restaurant in Ireland and the U.K. Staff was friendly until we asked to split the check. We paid half in Euros and half on card but the server was either too lazy or incapable of counting the cash and refused to accept payment until we either... More 

Thank RCannon125
Portland, Maine
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The French toast and fresh squeezed orange juice were delightful. Staff was very pleasant. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank LizW41169
Swindon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy place and perhaps a little more than some would want to pay for brunch but so worth it. The food was incredible and huge portions! Loved the tea & coffee is free refills! Our waitress wasn't great she didn't really know what she was doing but the gentlemen that served us was excellent. The place was rammed as in... More 

Thank Traveller24Smiles
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our meal here. I had the buffalo wings and they were delicious! The staff was really friendly and the manager kept coming around asking if we needed anything. The atmosphere was great as well.

Thank kayleighrock
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Monday night and it was packed. We were told to pop back in half an hour. The restaurant itself had a very nice atmosphere and the service was very good despite it being very busy. I had a burger which was lovely but all that came with it were chips and they were awful. They were... More 

Thank VCahill
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After our arrival in Dublin on Tuesday lunch time, we had a few recommendations to try out. Elephant & Castle was one of them! We both had burgers, (Stilton burger and Bacon Cheese burger) our server then asked how we would like the burgers cooked which I always think is a good sign. When they came out the burgers were... More 

Thank Joshua R
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in here for lunch with my daughter after a busy morning. All but one staff members were very friendly and inviting, however, the staff member who greeted us upon arrival made us feel as though we had walked mud onto a newly fitted cream carpet. ( there is no cream carpet nor was there any mud!!). We decided to... More 

Thank Paula K
Cramlington, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited twice in a three-day Dublin stay, both for lunch. Day One was Chicken Caesar salad and the Elephant burger plus fries. Both were faultless in terms of flavour and size. The beers are chilled and the House Savvy B from France and as good as any we've had from anywhere (even Marlborough!). Day Two was the Chicken Wings in... More 

Thank gordon m
Willenhall, England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing wrong with this as a place to eat. Having been recommended it by our daughter we went with high expectations. Sadly, it appeared to be very similar in nature to Nandos. Service was pretty average, food pretty average, just a disappointing average meal unfortunately. When in Dublin you can get great food in one of the many... More 

Thank Alan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 3121

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?