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Elephant & Castle

#147 of 2,000 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South City Centre
American, Irish, Bar
As featured in ClassicDublinMK and 1 other guide
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18 Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 679 3121
08:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 23:30
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here on a Sunday lunchtime after a heavy day/night on the Saturday! We shared the basket of wings to start with between the two of us. Very generous portions which slightly put us off our burgers purely because we were pretty full. The wings were decent, I would say they were covered in medium sauce rather than hot. Maybe... More 

1 Thank ElNin009
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Elephant and castle have the best wings out there! Iv been going there for years and have never been disappointed. Great atmosphere as its right in the heart of Dublin. MUST GO IF SEEING DUBLIN. GET THE WINGS.

1 Thank Moirin O
Kildare, Ireland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just gets better and better... amazing restaurant..being coming home for 15 years and service food is always perfect... friendly staff and child friendly ...not to be missed

1 Thank johnie65
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This used to be one of the best and trendiest restaurants in Dublin. That was 20 years ago. Now it is in the Temple Bar tourist trap area and is now a sad shadow of its former self. The wings used to be the best ever, now they are greasy and generic. If you want to see real Dublin and... More 

Thank suitedreamsdublin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good selection of starters from chicken wings, crab cakes, BBQ ribs to frites with herbs. Nice burgers with loads toppings, fresh pasta/seafood - something for everyone.

Thank Michael C
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in here to try the infamous spicy chicken wings and were not disappointed. Bursting with flavour and generous portion sizes. We'll be coming back!

1 Thank LAPoole87
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not always easy to get a table as this place is very popular but we popped in on a Monday at lunch time and there was plenty of space. Had mimosa coffee and hot chocolate the bowl idea I love. So much coffee! We had club sandwiches and my sister the soup. The sandwich was amazing really juicy chicken. We... More 

1 Thank K F
United Kingdom
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant is very popular and so when we were there, it was very busy. It's like any other place full of people waiting to be served. I could resonate why the staffs might seem 'unfriendly' or 'unhappy' or make people feel 'cold' at times. The food was nice and we were not fired away immediately after our meal despite... More 

1 Thank DrGruffalo
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited at lunchtime recently with my wife. We didn't have long for lunch and were very pleased with the fast service. I was delighted to find a Club Sandwich on the menu with curry mayo which was a nice twist. My wife had a Smoked Salmon omelette which was perfectly cooked. The menu is extensive and I would have... More 

Thank James C
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited for some late breakfast on a Wednesday morning with my girlfriend. Visited on a whim as we were walking past but I wasn't expecting the "American" version of breakfast that I got. I went for poached eggs, bacon, hash browns. I wasn't asked how I wanted any of it cooking (mostly annoyed about the eggs), which was a... 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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?