We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Elephant & Castle

$
South City Centre
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
18 Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
01-679-31-21
Website
Today
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
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
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,199 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 447
    Excellent
  • 469
    Very good
  • 162
    Average
  • 66
    Poor
  • 55
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Temple Bar great experience

Accidently dropped in for a lunch. Place was busy. Good sign! Had to wait 10 minutes for a seat. Another good sign. And the signs are right. Staff was pleasant and seated us quickly and servers us in due time. The food was fresh, hot and delicious. The wings are great and apparently well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Tropical_Traveller99
,
Ontario
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
Add Photo Write a Review

1,199 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Ontario
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Accidently dropped in for a lunch. Place was busy. Good sign! Had to wait 10 minutes for a seat. Another good sign. And the signs are right. Staff was pleasant and seated us quickly and servers us in due time. The food was fresh, hot and delicious. The wings are great and apparently well know to the locals.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I was living in Ireland for a long time and once we discovered this place we had to come back everytime we thought about their chicken wings..so addictive! The rest of the food is also really good. Big tasty hamburguers, omelettes and salads. And main dishes are expensive but they are well done. The only bad thing about the place... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

It's super hard to get a table here. We came several times trying to get a table but it was always so full! Also you can't make a reservation unless you'd are a big group :( Last night we finally managed to go there. I know everyone are going nuts over the chicken wings but I have to say treibeca... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Strabane, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Food and atmosphere amazing, best chicken wings I have ever had. Place is always busy so better to call in and book your table.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cashel
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The chicken wings here are fab. There is a lovely brunch menu. You cannot book so call in and book a table and then wander around temple bar. Really enjoyed it. Will definitely be telling my friends

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Very friendly staff and nice atmosphere. My orange juice was fresh and tasty. The elderflower soda was very tasty but the spoon is in the glass for a valid reason so give it a good stir before drinking. Of course we had the famous chicken wings which matched their reputation! I also had Eggs Chiapas slightly disappointed with this dish.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
County Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I'm surprised to see so many negative reviews - I regularly eat out and I feel that E&C is the gem of Templebar. It was myself and my boyfriends first time eating here and it was honestly one of the best meals I've had in a long time. We didn't prebook so when we arrived we were told there's a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Westport, Ireland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Dined here on Tuesday last having heard alot about this place. The above reviews dont do this fine place any justice at all. I found the staff to be excellent even when they were under severe pressure. The food was superb. The atmosphere was top quality. I will definitely be back. Westport chef

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Can't review the food unfortunately. Came here on a Tuesday night at 8.20pm. There seemed to be tables empty. A female staff member told us that they couldn't seat us until 9.40pm. I can understand this, it happens and its a busy restaurant. But her manner was very disappointing. Did not want to encourage us to come back or anything.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

its a good job the quality of food was so high as this would have been a dreadful experience!. Now!, when i go to a restaurant, the main thing i evaluate is the food, because at the end of the day thats the main reason why we eat out! the food was excellent! the Wings which come highly recommended from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Elephant & Castle also viewed

 
Dublin, County Dublin
 

Been to Elephant & Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Elephant & Castle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?