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Elephant & Castle

#337 of 1,895 Restaurants in Dublin
#370 of 2,095 Places to Eat in Dublin
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South City Centre
American, Irish, Pizza, Chicken Wings
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18 Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
01-679-31-21
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8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Busy place, Very popular Wings!

Visited on a Monday evening, had a small wait for the table and due to being so busy they held the table while we popped to another bar for a drink and came back! Lovely food, such fresh meat, huge portions! Wings went down well!! Popular choice it seems!! May need to book if there's a few of you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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St.Helens, Merseyside
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Got to say I expected more. Don't get me wrong the wings are great however I can't help but think that without the reputation this place has gained for its wings the Elephant & Castle would be average at best. The service is slow and the other dishes on the menu didn't seem anything special from what I witnessed. My... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This place is right in the heart of Dublin's most touristy area so it's always busy. It took us many months of trying before we actually managed to get a table with a reasonable waiting time (plenty of time to get a pint round the corner). The food is good but not very original, with the ubiquitous chicken wings, burgers... More 

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St.Helens, Merseyside
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited on a Monday evening, had a small wait for the table and due to being so busy they held the table while we popped to another bar for a drink and came back! Lovely food, such fresh meat, huge portions! Wings went down well!! Popular choice it seems!! May need to book if there's a few of you! Slow... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

When talking about having a long weekend away (in this case our mini honeymoon) - the location choice was based solely on the chicken wings that the Elephant and Castle serves up! What can I say - we know what we like! This place is always busy and you cannot make a reservation but I have been here 4 times... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Wow, this place is excellent. A queue of people waiting to get a table is always a good sign! The chicken wings came recommended, but at €13 for a starter, I was dubious. The good news is that there are enough wings in the portion for two people, easily, so it's really only €6.50 per starter if you look at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have never left here feeling let down by the experience. Staff are always nice, food is always good. The chicken wings were amazing in the 90's and they are still just as good.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Busy Monday evening, the food was excellent, the wings are definitely worth visiting for but the service was average. We waited 15 minutes after seating to order a drink, and had to get someone to come to us to order. We then waited 10 minutes to get someone's attention to get the bill. Nobody came to us during our meal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

freshly prepared foods that are tasty and impressive. the two concerns are 1. waiting time is a bit long- 1-1.5 hour; and 2. pricing.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Differently worth a visit! A really brilliant steak and eggs and my partner who had the pancakes said they where perfect. Very reasonable priced!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had brunch here on a busy Saturday morning, we were seated quickly with our orders taken soon after. Food was lovely if not a bit expensive for what you got. I had the eggs Benedict, Very nicely cooked. Buzzing atmosphere and was busy all day long we noticed as we walked past a few times after.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: 01-679-31-21

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Pizza, Chicken Wings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm

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