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“Too Noisy To Eat” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant

Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant
Ranked #133 of 3,677 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Too Noisy To Eat”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

This used to be a fairly decent place to eat, but they have installed more TVs and turned it into a sports bar. The volume was turned up really loud and you could hardly hear yourself think let alone talk. The food is fairly ok, but the noise ruins conversation.

The funny thing is how the Canadian's identify Elephant & Castle as a hip, lively place in London when the reality says otherwise!.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Peyia, Cyprus
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121 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Value for money and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

We visited the pub with friends and had some dinner. The menu caters for a lot of tastes and we had salmon and butter chicken which was really tasty and smelled delicious. The poutine with bacon is also tasty and quite a big portion.

Nice selection of beer and even though there was a game on tv it was not so noisy that we could not have a conversation. Service was good and within walking distance from plenty of hotels.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Boetie1
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Ok but there are better pubs around.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

Called in for a drink one evening, supposed to be a pub, but as soon as you get in you are found a table and given a menu which doesn't feel like a pub to me. Perhaps being English we just don't feel comfortable with their routine. Just had a quick drink but left soon as just didn't "take " to the place. Didn't go back as found much better places in Downtown Vancouver. Perhaps being unfair on the place but just didn't like it , sorry.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank jane j
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Worth a stop for drink”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

This attractive pub with its wooden bar had roughly 8 draft beers and many bottled beers. I personally had Strongbow, imported hard apple cider. The bartender was personable and knowledgeable about the beers on tap. Worth a stop for a drink.

Visited September 2013
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Thank TravelingTrioFromCT
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Richmond, Canada
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Tasty food, reasonable drinks, service can be hit and miss...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

A good after work watering hole, with tasty snacks and appetizers, reasonable price with a good variety for their drink menu. Service can be hit and miss. We recently had extended waits for drink refills, to order snacks - you get the picture.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank DeeSteveTravels
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