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Elephant & Castle

#150 of 1,975 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South City Centre
American, Irish, Bar
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18 Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 679 3121
08:00 - 23:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 23:30
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Turned up at half 7, made arrangement for table for two at half 9. This restaurant was extremely busy for good reason. We had the chicken wings for starter which was enough for the two of us, service was extremely quick. The main we both had different burgers, I had the mushroom and the Mrs had the mozzarella, both were... More 

Thank Will T
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's on Temple Bar, so it's busy and it gets noisy. It also gets a lot of Americans in it, who tend to be a few decibels higher anyway. I got served quickly but I went in early, 6-ish. Later and you'll have to wait as this is a popular place. Food was good and hot and arrived fairly quickly.... More 

Thank tjz1100
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The wings are absolutely wonderful. And the herb frites are good for a shared salty taste. The chicken club was fine, but not the best. And the service wasn't great. We had to ask for the check three times.

Thank Joy S
Tralee, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place came up on a google search for chicken wings as this is what my husband fancied after we attended a concert nearby. It was perfect. Great location and open late. My husband did indeed have the chicken wings which came in a basket. Good things come in a basket. He really enjoyed them. I had a charcuterie board... More 

Thank rebeccalyons1977
Howell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of 8 that secured a reservation without any problems. We were promptly seated and advised our waitress that we had to be finished by a certain time to make an evening tour. We enjoyed cocktails and wine with our appetizers. We ordered a variety of dinner entrees and everyone was very satisfied. I had the filet... More 

Thank Gerzeygurl
New York City, New York
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place may have the best buffalo wings I've ever experienced. If you're in town I highly suggest checking this spot out. Make sure to make a reservation in advanced because it's a popular spot

Thank CharlieGambino
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to go on a nice, long dinner. We already went to some typical Irish bars and pubs but now ran into Elephant and castle. This place looks very cosy and has (as almost everywhere in Dublin) very friendly and patiently waiters! The food was good and our bill was €80 (bottle of wine, starters, main and coffee). Nice... More 

Thank Robin H
Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing brunch food, perfect after a night of heavy drinking. Make sure to make reservations or come early enough if you plan on going there on a weekend (sunday morning especially). Try the egg dishes.

Thank Tankkiller
Beziers, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To maintain quality of service and food in a busy tourist location does credit to the management and their team at this establishment. They still serve, in my opinion, the best spicy chicken wings in Dublin and do so with speed and enthusiasm, even though it is packet most of the time. Well done Elephant & Castle, I will be... More 

Thank William Nigel M
Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Dublin with my wife on our wedding anniversary and we had booked a couple of places to eat but not here. We stumbled across The Elephant and Castle and although we hadn't booked we were welcomed. Never been here before but we saw nearly every table was having the chicken wings so we followed the crowd and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 3121

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?