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Elephant & Castle

#356 of 1,833 Restaurants in Dublin
#383 of 2,018 Places to Eat in Dublin
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South City Centre
Irish, Hamburgers, Chicken Wings, Latvian
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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, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Awesome

Loved the place and wasn't much hungry when we came in but, oh my what were these chicken wings good. The staff is really good and the food awesome. Will go back tonight again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Kuronokei
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Derby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We called in here today for our anniversary breakfast, and it was superb. Great alternative from the traditional Irish breakfast (although they are not to be knocked!). Beautifully cooked, quality produce, as we were celebrating we had a glass of Prosecco with our breakfast. Our waiter was fantastic; attentive, chatty and gave us great shopping tips (Powerhouse Court). A brilliant... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It is rare in Dublin to get such poor, unprofessional service. The waiter treated us (3 professionals) like we were not worth his time and was incredibly unfriendly. Apart from this, it's a really nice place and is probably still a visit sometime.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Loved the place and wasn't much hungry when we came in but, oh my what were these chicken wings good. The staff is really good and the food awesome. Will go back tonight again.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We went to the Elephant & Castle for lunch. The restaurant is situated in the heart of Temple Bar. It’s a well-attended place, so it’s advisable to make a reservation in advance. Without a reservation, we had to wait for 2 hours until a table was available for us. The menu offers everything, which the heart desires: Soups, Salads, Omelettes,... More 

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Tekirdag, Turkey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We tried several chicken plates and loved all of them. Serving is slow but may be tolerate for such a crowded place. Cheesecake was very delicious.

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Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

To die for..... Best ever anywhere ! This place is very easy place to go and bring family or friends. The menu is fab but make sure someone orders the wings ......they're too good to miss out on! Best in Dublin

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West of Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I was staying in dublin for the night with a friend on a girls trip away and we hadn't booked breakfast with our hotel so we looked around and found Elephant & Castle was open from 8am so we headed there. There was a 10mins wait for a table (even though there were empty tables so not sure what that... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great weekend brunch (+1 French toast). Window table up front is ideal for people watching. Manager was super friendly

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Elephant and Castle is THE place to go for breakfast or lunch if you can mange to get in. there is always a bit of a queue but the food is worth it!!! Some of the staff however are not so friendly and give the impression they think you have no right being there....slightly disconcerting.

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Limerick, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Ate here with friends at the weekend, place was hopping, so busy & tables were in demand. Located in the busy Temple bar area. Food & service was top class, price was reasonable too. Chicken wings legendary at this stage, crab cakes divine! Only on down side I personally found the music just a tad too loud to enjoy chatting... 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, Hamburgers, Chicken Wings, Latvian
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?