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“delicious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Elephant & Castle

Elephant & Castle
18 Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
01-679-31-21
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Ranked #340 of 1,820 Restaurants in Dublin
Cuisines: Irish
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Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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46 restaurant reviews
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“delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

ate here for valentines day. only slight fault was a 5min wait standing for our table which we had booked for 730. food was lovely. chicken wings to share and they were as good as ppl said! just not too pushed on the dressing so I ignored it after the first wing. salmon and chicken main courses were beautiful. death by choc and creme brule deserts were wonderful. waiter was brilliant. well worth a visit

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Went with a group of firends, i had never been, heard all the talk off it, have to it was as good as everybody said, i even tried the famous wings, They were great. had the ribs too, messy the better and they were messy

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Loved It!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

This is a favourite of a friend of mine, he lives in Dublin - I can see why he likes it so much!

Great atmosphere and great food. Go for the Chicken Wings, Chips & a Strawberry Cola!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Maybe burnt this bridge”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

The Elephant and Castle is an eatery I frequent a lot in Dublin and I have reviewed very favourably on Trip Advisor in the past - as a result I know that they don't take bookings - so when friends from overseas visited Dublin and I raved about the chicken wings we had to go all the way into the city knowing we may have to wait a while for a table - however when we arrived at about 8:30 we were told it would be a few hours for a table and asked by the quite arrogant host why we hadn't booked?..when I asked how i should book a restaurant that doesn't take bookings I was answered that it is policy over Christmas - alas we left and went elsewhere and I have resisted going back since - glad to see a business so busy in the current economic environment though!

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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“The best chicken wings I have ever tasted by far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This place is amazing. The food is beautiful, the wings are out of this world. The staff are always friendly and quick and the atmosphere is always buzzing. I have never been dispointed with Elephant Castle. I actully make a point of going at least once every few weeks and its the 1st place I think to bring friends and famil too for a meal when visiting Dublin. I also have seen 'Pink' mention on twitter that she had discovered it when she was in dublin on tour and as impressed by it ..Keep up the good work ....

Visited February 2013
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