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Elephant & Castle

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South City Centre
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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  • 72
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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 steak and crab cakes!

Very nice interior and exterior of the restaurant. I ordered the crab cakes to start with which were very nice! And would recommend. My friend had the ribs for starters which were not all that special. We all ordered the steak and each was cooked to how we liked it. And very tasty! The staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Georgine J
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Very nice interior and exterior of the restaurant. I ordered the crab cakes to start with which were very nice! And would recommend. My friend had the ribs for starters which were not all that special. We all ordered the steak and each was cooked to how we liked it. And very tasty! The staff were very helpful and friendly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Was here for a work lunch and one of my colleague loves chicken wings so thus was out starter ! As chicken wings goes they are lovely but if a modern restaurant couldn't do good chicken wings I would be worried . My colleagues got burgers which they said whee lovely I for ceaser salad which dispirited me , no... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Great place to eat any time during the day. Has a great menu and very helpful staff. The wings were my favourite, cooked well and covered in buffalo sauce.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

To be fair, I don't think I'm in their demographic - a solo businessman aged 57 - and I'm sure younger people and families will love this. I did not. I thought the food was just about adequate. Service was very good, and the atmosphere was good, even though it was incredibly noisy. Temple Bar is not famous for gourmet... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

So I came here for lunch with my friend aft hearing it was suppose to be good. We arrived and sat at a table.. at least waited ten mins before anyone seen to us. We had the wings to start amazing. We then waited another 10-15 mins for our burgers. The came mine was over cooked... and tasted of nothing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stumbled across this place on holiday more than ten years ago and have talked about the amazing chicken wings ever since. So we went back this weekend for my sister's 21st (day trip from Glasgow) and it was totally worth it. Chicken wings even better than we remembered and the staff super accommodating to our party of eight plus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The meal was superb. Big portions, great service and lovely atmosphere. Knew it was going to be good when we saw the queue at the door! Book a table if you can as it's so popular you may have a bit of a wait - but the food is well worth the wait!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My husband and I ate here for lunch and enjoyed everything! If you are in the area I would recommend a nice lunch or even an afternoon snack with a pint!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Went here with a friend of mine who was raving about their chicken wings and my goodness they were amazing! I regularly think of those wings! It gets busy here so go early and get your name down, staff were nice and friendly. Really was the highlight of my stay in Dublin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Was passing by this place very close to famous temple bar and decided to give it a shot. We weren't disappointed. Place seem to have lots of staff but they didn't rush to serve their customers. However, they were very friendly. The food thou... Amazing. My boyfriend had the best chicken wings ever. So tender and the sauce!! My sweet... More 

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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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