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Elephant & Castle

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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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and breakfast

I was a bit early for the chicken wings which I am told are amazing!! We arrived just before 11 which is the time breakfast is slowing down and they are preparing for the lunch menu. We were going for Pancakes but we had just missed these so we both went for brioche french toast. It was amazing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Sean M
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was in Dublin for the weekend with friends and we stumbled across this place for brunch! The menu is great with plenty of selection to suit all tastes. I had the chefs special which was baked eggs with chorizo and sourdough which was utterly delicious and defiantly cured my hangover from the night before in Coppers nightclub. I'd recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Have been going here for as long as I can remember and the chicken wings have always brought me back. The restuarant has a nice informal feel to it and is a perfect place to go with a group of friends before a night out or lunch before shopping. One thing I really like is some of the staff are... More 

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I was recommended this restaurant by two colleagues at work! During our time in Dublin every time we walked past this restaurant it was always extremely busy! Perhaps I went with too high expectations which Is why I probably was quite disappointed. I wouldn't say the staff were rude but they weren't overly welcoming like most other places in Dublin.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love the Elepant & Castle chicken wings, but on numerous occasions have had to endure the rude staff. There are a number of nice wait staff but the others make the experience regrettable. Even the managers are rude, no service with a smile or even a 'hello'. I have been to this restaurant many times, once we were waiting... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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68 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was a bit early for the chicken wings which I am told are amazing!! We arrived just before 11 which is the time breakfast is slowing down and they are preparing for the lunch menu. We were going for Pancakes but we had just missed these so we both went for brioche french toast. It was amazing. So good.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We were two families looking for a spur of the moment late lunch, this is a very busy restaurant, always always busy. It is located in the heart of Templebar, Dublin City's busiest tourist district. I was pleasantly surprised they could accommodate us. We required a table for 8. If you like chicken wings, then you will be happy. Although... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The chicken wings are fantastic here, if not the best in Dublin; definitely in the top 3. This place is always very busy. We arrived without a booking but only had to wait about 10 minutes. Service was quick for such a busy restaurant. Well worth it. Also had a Lemon tart with Basil Sorbet for dessert. Basil Sorbet was... More 

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Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped in late in the morning and it was very busy, but even so the wait was less than 20 minutes and very much worth it! The omelets and salads were amazing! The service was very good, although our server was obviously overtaxed--still he was very pleasant and helpful. Fabulous dining experience.

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Dublin
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The husband and I have been going to E&C for at least 27 years since we first read a review in the Irish Times. We don't go often but I always look forward to it, even though I know the standards fluctuate. We dropped in for lunch one Saturday and although it was busy when we arrived, not all the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

They serve great wings and burgers. Good atmosphere and service. Would definitely recommend though you might have to wait for a table.

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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: Irish
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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