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Elephant & Castle - Beacon

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235 reviews
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€30 and under
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Contemporary European

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Elephant & Castle Beacon is the next exciting new chapter in the Elephant & Castle story. The fourth Elephant & Castle has opened in the bustling Beacon South Quarter, bringing an exciting new addition to the Sandyford area. The menu will feature the same great dishes that make Elephant & Castle a firm favourite. From the fluffy omelettes, caesar salads and juicy burgers, and, of course, those crispy, spicy wings. We’re focusing on friendly, laid-back service; tasty as ever food and a relaxed atmosphere - everything Elephant & Castle lovers have come to expect from a visit to our place.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
What 235 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
4.1
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.7
Value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great and friendly service

Elephant & Castle - Beacon
Responded on 21 September 2020

Hello, Thanks for the great review! Best, Shane

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MichelleR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabor took great care of us, incredible wings, a lovely meal!

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NaoiseM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and ambience. Gabor who looked after us was great!

Elephant & Castle - Beacon
Responded on 20 September 2020

Hi NaoiseM, Thanks a mill for the review, will pass your comments on to Gabor! Kind regards, Shane

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DenisB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, delicious food, friendly and professional staff!

Elephant & Castle - Beacon
Responded on 14 September 2020

Hi DenisB Thanks for the great review, delighted you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Hope to see you again soon. Fiona

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AislingL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Elephant & Castle to celebrate our daughters communion. From the excellent safety measures in place to the fuss that everyone made of my daughter the experience was fantastic. The absolute icing on the cake was when my daughter was presented with her own dessert specially decorated with Happy Communion written in syrup! We willbe back but will also alwsys remember how special her day was made by all at Elephant &Castle!

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Responded on 15 September 2020

Hi AislingL Thanks so much for the really kind review. We're so delighted to hear that your daughter had a great day spending it with us. Anne spoke so highly of your family after you left and you were a pleasure to serve. We really do hope you guys had an amazing day and we would love to welcome you back anytime. A big Happy Communion Day again from us and hope to see you soon! Fiona

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Dragan
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was good, please don't put a character limit on your reviews :)

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Responded on 14 September 2020

Hi Dragan Thank for the kind review.... Yeah we hate it too that it limits our words, we could write for hours and hours and then that's it, we look up and half of what we wanted to say isn't even there! It's frustrating 😂😂 Hope to welcome you back again soon! Fiona

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AlisonO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and brilliant service by all staff

Elephant & Castle - Beacon
Responded on 13 September 2020

Hi AlisonO Thanks so much for the fab review, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to welcome you back again sometime soon. Fiona

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AidanM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Chicken wings were very disappointing. They were not fully crisped.
Burgers were ok but chips were undercooked. Really don't understand why items can't be cooked properly!

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Responded on 14 September 2020

Hi AidanM Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback from your recent visit. I'm sorry to hear our wings did not live up to our usual standard. I hope you made our manager aware on the day as they would have been happy to change both the wings and fries for you. We do hope this won't deter you from visiting us again. If you would like to make a booking you can contact me directly on beaconmod@elephantandcastle.ie Thanks again Fiona

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LeanneP
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great spot, service was good but trying to get someone’s attention to pay the bill took time

Very quiet but that’s through no fault of the restaurant, just Covid times!

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Responded on 12 September 2020

Hi LeanneP, Thanks for taking the time to review us and giving us 4 stars. I hope we can turn those 4 stars into 5, next time you visit us. I will pass on your feedback onto our team. Kind regards, Elin

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SueS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff where absolutely fabulous we felt very safe and the food was so good. Considering we had cocktails and food the bill was no where near as expensive as I expected. The staff where so lovely and kept the social distances in place perfectly. I will most definitely go back again!

Elephant & Castle - Beacon
Responded on 9 September 2020

Hi SueS, Thanks so much for the great review. Really glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Shane

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KarenR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely meal last Monday. All Covid protocols were in place but it still felt relaxed. Food and service very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and amazing service with all covid restrictions being followed.

Elephant & Castle - Beacon
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hello, Thanks so much for the good review and kind words. See you soon, Shane

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LauraM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed the food and service, Robin was great

Elephant & Castle - Beacon
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi LauraM, Thank you for the good review, Robin will be thrilled she impressed. See you again soon, Shane

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Caroline
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Good experience, good parking. Easy to book. Fast service
Would recommend and go back

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Responded on 6 September 2020

Hi Caroline, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us, we look forward to having you back again soon. Kind regards, Shane

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sharonD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice meal with the family . Nice atmosphere and good service . Food served at a good pace and drinks also . good night all round . Recommend THIS RESTAURANT .

Elephant & Castle - Beacon
Responded on 6 September 2020

Hi SharonD, Thanks so much for the good review, we will see you again soon! Best, Shane

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StephenC
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Lovely food as always & excellent service. Absolutely no complaints and will certainly be back soon

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Responded on 6 September 2020

Hi StephenC, Thanks so much for the good review, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best, Shane

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AmyG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elephant and castle do the most amazing wings ever, they’re a must if you’re going! Lovely staff

Elephant & Castle - Beacon
Responded on 5 September 2020

Hi AmyG, Thanks a mill for the good rating, wings is what we do! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Shane

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SoulGirl
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a lovely meal here on a Thursday night. Probably the best restaurant we’ve been to in terms of Covid-19 precautions. Really spacious and very well thought out procedures. Staff were v friendly.

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Responded on 6 September 2020

Hi SoulGirl, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and giving us 5 stars! We hope to see you dine with us again! Kind regards, Elin

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Staff was so helpful I never got her name but she lived upstairs. She’s brilliant at her job. Food was outstanding I love love love the blue cheese definitely best part

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Responded on 5 September 2020

Hi NicoleS, That's Anne! She's the best and I will pass on your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Shane

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YerWuan
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

In the bizarre times we find ourselves in, E&C have set up a safe environment to enjoy a meal out.

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Responded on 4 September 2020

Hi YerWuan Thank you for leaving us the positive review based on your recent visit. We're glad you felt safe to enjoy your meal with us and hope to welcome you back again sometime soon. Fiona

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GARBSQ
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

This place is a nice space but the food is very average & quite pricey for what it is 15/16 euro for a salad??? Also the lunch menu is quite heavy wud like to see lighter well priced dishes on it. It is local to me but to b honest I wudnt really travel out of my way there...

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JoeE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyable, food taste to good level and enjoyed by all

Elephant & Castle - Beacon
Responded on 2 September 2020

Hi JoeE, Thanks for the good review! See you soon, Shane

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Deewee
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

We had to ask to order after being given all these rules for dinner. They brought the mains at different times. Last main was ten min after the rest. Got the desserts wrong and regularly had to make exaggerated attempts to get their attention for drinks etc. Very overpriced and won’t return again anytime soon. Disappointing for press up

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Responded on 1 September 2020

Hi Deewee Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm sorry to hear the service was slower than usual, due to the current climate we have had to reduce our staff numbers on the floor and this got the better of us on Sunday as we had an extremely busy week last week. I am sorry to hear you won't return as I'd love for you to experience our usual standard. If you would like to give us another try you can mail me directly to fiona@elephantandcastle.ie and I will book you in. Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food & service

Elephant & Castle - Beacon
Responded on 31 August 2020

Thanks for the great feedback, I'll be sure to pass along to our team. Hope to see you again soon. Fiona

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GavinB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very happy with everything. Food,drinks and service was excellent!

Elephant & Castle - Beacon
Responded on 31 August 2020

Hi GavinB Thank you for the fab review, delighted to hear we got it all right... Hope to welcome you back again soon! Fiona

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Jill
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anne makes you feel very welcome and she looks after you. The atmosphere is very relaxing and the staff are all lovely. Chicken wings are amazing 👌

Elephant & Castle - Beacon
Responded on 31 August 2020

Hi Jill Thanks for the great review, Anne will be beaming 🌟🌟 Delighted to hear she looked after you so well and we will be sure to pass along your kind words and thanks. Hope to see you again soon. Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant service
Friendly staff
Clean
Very COVID-19 adherent
Lovely experience

Elephant & Castle - Beacon
Responded on 31 August 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some great feedback, will be sure to pass along the lovely words to our team. Hope to see you again soon. Fiona

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Gilda
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Service is painfully slow but the food was good and when we did get served the staff are friendly. 40-45 mins before we got food and we had to ask 3 times for the bill.....

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Responded on 31 August 2020

Hi Gilda Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review from your recent visit. Sorry to hear the service was slow on the day, due to the current climate we have had to reduce our staff numbers on the floor and unfortunately this got the better of us on Saturday as we had an exceptionally busy day. This is not our usual standard and I do hope you'll come back and try us again so we can show you this. I'm happy to hear the food was good and staff were friendly. Hope to see you again. Fiona

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DermotO
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Food is probably ok for chicken wings, burgers and steaks.
I had a caesar salad in which the lettuce was soggy & limp, a few croutons and a few anchovies obviously out of a tin - very disappointing
My advice stick to the 3 items above

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Responded on 30 August 2020

Hi DermotO Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Sorry to read you didn't enjoy your salad, I do hope you brought it to the attention of the manager on duty who would have been more than happy to replace it for you at the time. We appreciate all feedback both good and bad and have passed yours along to our kitchen team. Delighted to read in your private note that the waiter was friendly. Hopefully we will get the opportunity to welcome you back again sometime soon. Fiona

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RachaelF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food absolutely delish the staff so friendly as always left happy and full

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Responded on 28 August 2020

Hi RahaelF, Delighted to read this, ticked all the boxes! See you soon, Shane

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Gillian
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. Our waitress Anne was exceptional and really made it a great night for us. It was my daughters 21st birthday and she could not have a party due to covid so itvwas just our family . Anne and the team sang happy birthday and made an extra effort. It was appreciated.

Thank you.

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Responded on 27 August 2020

Hi Gillian, Great to hear you had a good night and Happy Birthday to the birthday girl again! Anne will be delighted she made the night memorable. See you soon, Shane

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JeanetteU
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food and service was great, music was a little too loud but that’s probably my age!

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Responded on 26 August 2020

Hi JeanetteU, Thanks for your rating! We try to keep the music at a certain level for atmosphere but we are more than happy ot adjust this is a customer requests. See you soon, Shane

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RobK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

V good service and staff, food was good, I have had better steak but it was nice. Kitchen and packaging area I appreciate is for take out but if you are seated facing this you see a constant stream of motorcycle delivery drivers coming in and out and bags being packed, not ideal but an observation I wanted to mention - I would still return again

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Responded on 25 August 2020

Hi RobK Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Delighted to read you enjoyed your time with us. We don't often use our overflow area at the back, usually when it's quite busy and we have tried to be discreet with our delivery service to ensure it doesn't affect our in-house service. If you would like to make a new booking you can request on your booking to be up closer to the front so that hopefully this will be out of view. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Fiona

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RitaD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really friendly staff. Food was great
Service fantastic
Felt really safe in the place

Elephant & Castle - Beacon
Responded on 25 August 2020

Hi RitaD Thanks so much for the great review, great reading :) Hope to welcome you back again sometime soon. Fiona

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Suzy
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Steak sandwich was the nicest thing I’ve had on the menu delicious and always love the venue !

Suzy

Elephant & Castle - Beacon
Responded on 23 August 2020

Thanks very much for the nice review! We too love the steak sandwich. Looking forward to seeing you again! Kind regards, Elin

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NiallL
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had lunch there on Tuesday with a friend. Food was as it always is - you just can't beat those wings. Service was excellent and more than fully compliant. Waiter was masked, menu is on-line and there was an additional serving table beside our table where they dropped the food and collected the dishes afterwards. It could not have been safer. I also took some wings to go and they must be the largest portion available anywhere ! Great place, great service and safe as a house....

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Responded on 20 August 2020

Hi Niall, Thanks so much for the positive review, glad to read the service and safety measures were all good. Kind regards, Shane

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JasonH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second visit to The Elephant and Castle in Beacon, and again it was really, really good! You know sometimes when you go to a place a second time after the first visit and it sometimes disappoints, well not in this case!!! The wife had a salad and enjoyed it, I had the Elephant burger this time, with the curried sour cream topping----absolutely beautiful, a taste of what I would call heaven! The staff again were top notch, friendly, smiley and efficient. The music in the background was loud enough to be heard, but not intrusive---if you want to talk to your wife over lunch, you can (luckily I do), I think she wished it was louder! Anyway, we'll be back, worth every penny for staff and food alike. Thanks again, 5 stars.

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Responded on 17 August 2020

Hi JasonH Absolutely loved reading your review and delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. (Tell your wife she can put in a request to have you sat beside the speaker next time 😂😂) I'll be sure to pass along your kind words to our team. We do hope to welcome you back again very soon. Fiona

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Marion
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The staff is always very welcoming and polite. They are very respectful of the new covid measures.

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Responded on 16 August 2020

Hi Marion Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review from your recent visit. We're delighted you enjoyed your time with us and I will be sure to pass along your kind words to our team. We hope to welcome you back again sometime soon. Fiona

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Burger with bacon over-cooked. COVID measures excessive. Staff were great.

Elephant & Castle - Beacon
Responded on 15 August 2020

Hello, Thank you for your review, very sad to hear you did not enjoy your burger, I do hope you brought it to the attention of the manager on duty as we would always like the chance to rectify any issues in house. We have put a set of COVID procedures in place to protect both staff and customers which has been very well received, I am you feel it is excessive. I do hope we will see you again so that you can see this was a once off. Kind regards, Shane

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great dining experience in the new COVID world we live in. I was very impressed by the staff’s awareness and measures they have put in place to minimise COVID risk. The service we received was first class and the food was brilliant, as always. We will be back again very soon!

Elephant & Castle - Beacon
Responded on 12 August 2020

Hi, Love to hear you enjoyed your visit and felt safe with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Regards, Shane

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FAQs

Elephant & Castle - Beacon offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 254 5747.

Elephant & Castle - Beacon is rated 4 stars by 235 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.