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Elephant & Castle

18 Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
01-679-31-21
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Ranked #305 of 1,807 restaurants in Dublin
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Went after hearing great reviews. Big disappointment. Overly priced & very tight sitting our table was so close to the next it felt like we were all together. Had heard the chicken wings were amazing but to be honest I've had the same from dominos. No return for us unfortunately!!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Best! We have to return to Ireland to eat here! We went twice during our visit & our server remembered us and what we ordered on first visit! Just Amazing.

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Leuven, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

...Dublin become an yearly tradition for me and my friend, this is the 3rd time we come :-).... It's for the people, for the landscape... for the beer :-) In the temple bar area you can find this nice restaurant, opened quite till late compared to others in Ireland. Here no matter how hungry you are or even if on... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Food was ok. Very busy place. It came recommended by a local. The server said they are known for their chicken wings. I had a burger and it was decent. Located right in Temple Bar so it is rather easy to find but one local told us that places in Temple Bar are often over priced and mediocre for quality.... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This restaurant is a Dublin institution and we have had many foreign students staying with us in Dublin with the majority of them knowing about the famous chicken wings before they arrive and wanting to try them. The central location is a major plus which explains some of its success as the decoration inside is pretty basic. What makes this... More

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Navan, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I've heard about their chicken wings so on my recent visit to Dublin city centre I went to have my lunch in the Elephant and Castle. Chicken wings were good - not the best I've ever had, they make them better and spicier in the restaurant I regularly visit, but still tasty. Blue cheese dip - OK but not as... More

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kingston ont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Had breakfast there our first morning and it was very good but the dinner we had there a few nights later was fantastic. But be aware if you go there make reservations. The place is packed every night and walk-ins will either have too wait or come back another night.

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Gosford, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Taglierini was lovely with the seafood and fresh pasta being fresh and perfectly cooked. The crab cakes were pretty average unfortunatly but the leaf salad with goats cheese and cherry tomatoes was lovely with a light dressing and fesh leaves. Would recommend the homemade lemonade. Service was pretty good also but we arrived at twelve so they weren't under pressure.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have eaten in Elephant and Castle three times now. Usually really good. On Sunday 13th July 2014 at 3pm, we went to have some food. We had the chicken wings to start which were really nice. I had ordered a Steak Sandwich for my Main Dish. When it arrived, it was ice cold. The meat was stone cold. I... More

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Cork, Ireland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

To justify my review, I've been hearing for years how amazing the wings are in Elephant and Castle...so my expectations were sky high walking in the door. It's a fairly nice looking restaurant, more a place for lunch than dinner. Obviously I went for the wings, which come with a blue cheese dip. To be fair they're nice, but I... More

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