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Elephant & Castle - Churchtown, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Elephant & Castle - Churchtown

3.9
3.9
866 reviews
€30 and under
American
Our restaurant is a bright and airy, designed dining space lying at the very heart of Churchtown. It is a local gathering place for family and friends, neighbours and colleagues. 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary European, Mexican

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 683 3790

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 866 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. B

    Becks

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the staff were fantastic and helpful.
  2. PD

    PadraicD

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Some staff members were rude , in house dining served in plastic cups which was very unpleasant

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded 2 days agoHello PadraicD, Thank you for taking the time to leave your recent visit feedback. We apologize that you didn't have a good experience with us. Would you mind emailing us a little more information on your visit? churchtownmod@elephantandcastle.ie Kind Regards, E&C Team

  3. CG

    CiaranG

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has improved dramatically since me last visit. Services was quick, friendly and efficient. When shown to our seats we were given water and menus and waitress returned quickly to take order. Food was brought out very quickly, and was very tasty.

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded 5 days agoHi CiaranG. Thank you for your recent five star review. We are really happy to see that you had such a great time with us. Hopefully we see you again soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

  4. MV

    MarekV

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fantastic staff, as always :)

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded 6 days agoHello MarekV. Very thanks for your 5* review. We are really glad to see you had a great visit and we hope to have you dine in with us again real soon. Best regards E&C Team

  5. TC

    ThereseC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely friendly staff food delicious ❤️ Would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to all my pals

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded 7 days agoHello ThereseC. Many thanks for your great review on your recent visit. We are delighted to hear that all went well and hope to have you back dining with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

  6. EO

    EmmaO

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    Food was ok chicken wings very chewy overcooked... Staff was over at out table farr to much couldnt relax contantly looking at out table when they walked past we had 4 different staff members looking after our table of 2....

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded 7 days agoHello EmmaO Many thanks for your recent feedback. Unfortunately we had a couple of new team members training with us. We hope to have another shot from you to be able to show how the real E&C standard is. Kind Regards, E&C Team

  7. DT

    DeniseT

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Caesar salad was v.poor. No cos lettuce, bacon or dressing. Asked for dressing which was poor quality- not ceasar! Ordered grilled chicken extra but it was bbq flavour-not appropriate for Caesar. I wasn’t asked if I wanted a drink-missed opportunity. Kids with me were charged €3 for diluted blackcurrant refills and got just one scoop of ice cream (unlike other e&c vuneues). Disappointed with my first visit

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded 7 days agoHello DeniseT. Thank you for your recent review. We are sad to hear that you didn't have a good visit with us and will be looking into this right away. We strive to give excellent service with great food. Looks like this time we got it wrong. We hope you can give us another try. Kind Regards, E&C Team

  8. K

    Kate

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great early dinner with our one-year old - very accommodating staff and nice atmosphere for kids

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded 7 days agoHello Kate. Thanks for your feedback and 4* review. We hope to have you dine in with us again real soon to show our improvements and hit the 5* review. Best regards E&C Team

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was at the restaurant last night and it was a great experience. The atmosphere is great, the food is delicious. The staffs are polite and friendly. My server Guilherme was super attentive and took great care of us.

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 26 July 2022Hello, Very thanks for your 5* review. We are really glad to see you had a great visit and we hope to have you dine in with us again real soon. Don't worry, Guilherme will be told about your compliments with his service. Best regards E&C Team

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good experience

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 28 July 2022Hello, Very thanks for your 5* review. We are really glad to see you had a great visit and we hope to have you dine in with us again real soon. Best regards E&C Team

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great and staff are so friendly

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 25 July 2022Hello, Very thanks for your 5* review We are really glad to see you had a great visit. Please don't be stranger and come back to dine in with us again real soon. Best regards E&C Team

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and prompt. The food was really good. We all had steak and I was just a little unfortunate with the cut I got. The other two steaks were good. I’d love if you’d add onion rings to the sides options.

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 22 July 2022Hello, Very thanks for your 5* reviews We are really happy to see you had a enjoyable visit and we hope to have you dine with us again real soon. Sorry about your steak and next time we will make sure that everything will be 100%. Best regards E&C Team

  13. MF

    MarkF

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great restaurant lovely modern decor reminiscent of an American restaurant.staff are very friendly and the guy playing guitar is really good.only downside is it's a little pricey considering it's not in the centre of town.

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 18 July 2022Hello MarkF Thanks for your feedback and 4* review. We hope to have you dine in with us again real soon to show our improvements and hit the 5* review. Best regards E&C Team

  14. HR

    HelenR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    your restaurant last Saturday July 16th to have a birthday brunch with my friend and I am disappointed to say that the food we had was just terrible. My friend and myself both ordered the eggs Royal and I have to say they were the worst I have ever eaten in a restaurant The eggs were hard and not very warm and we had to ask twice to get the hollandaise sauce. There was no garnish and the presentation was very poor. This is the first time I have ever had to complain about food in a restaurant and I am very surprised as myself and family members have eaten in E and C previously and were very pleased. As it was a special birthday I was disappointed as I have especially picked E and C for the occasion

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 22 July 2022Hello HelenR, I'm really sorry to see you didn't have a good visit with us this time. I've answered your email and I hope to have another shot for you to show how is the real E&C standard to serve or customers. Looking forward to hearing from you Kind regards E&C Team

  15. I

    Isla

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Lovely place, lovely food, good value. Service on slow side, not overly friendly...which can make a significant impact on overall enjoyment of the experience.

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 15 July 2022Hello Isla Thanks for your feedback and 4* review. We hope to have you dine in with us again real soon to show our improvements and hit the 5* review. Best regards E&C Team

  16. N

    Noeleen

    Dublin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    As always lovely experience- staff very friendly and attentive

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 10 July 2022Hello Noeleen, Very Thanks for your 5* review. We are really glad to see you had a great visit and we hope to have you back dine in with us again real soon. Best Regards E&C Team

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and drinks! The wings are a firm favourite!

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 8 July 2022Hello. Thank you for your recent five star review. We are happy that you had a great time time with us. Hopefully we see you again soon. Best regards, Elephant and Castle Team

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super Best E&C in town

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 5 July 2022Hello, Thanks so much for your 5* review. We are really happy to see you had a great visit and please don't be a stranger and come back to dine in with us again real soon. Best regards E&C Team

  19. B

    Brunchasaurus

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Good Coffee but food was very poor quality and value for money was shocking. Smashed Avocado was from a tub you can buy in Tesco, Only One slice of sour dough and Poached eggs were hard boiled

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 4 July 2022Hi Brunchasaurus, Thank you for your recent review. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your food. I can assure you that our avocado spread is made fresh by us everyday. The kitchen does make the plates to order and spec. Will speak to HC to see what could have happened. We hope you can give us another shot. Kind Regards, Elephant and Castle Team

  20. E

    Elise

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was cold

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 4 July 2022Hello Elise, Thank you for your recent review. We are sad to hear you didn't have a good visit and that the food was cold. This isn't the E and C way. We apologize for this and will be sure to speak to the head chef about this. We hope you can give us another shot. Kind Regards, Elephant and Castle Team

  21. a

    alanb

    Peru

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The burgers and wings were really nice. Served hot and fresh salad. The hot sauce on the wings was very tasty. Our only gripe were the fries. Really not nice and a tad overdone.

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 3 July 2022Hi alanb. Thank you for your recent five star review. We are happy that you had a great time time with us. Hopefully we see you again soon. Best regards, Elephant and Castle Team

  22. M

    Maibe

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We waited 1hr & 20mins for food to arrive with a half empty restaurant and had to send back the lamb as couldn’t cut it with a knife it was so rubbery! They took this off the bill. The burgers were also very dry. Nice wings though. Expensive for what we had.

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 4 July 2022Hello Maibe, Thank you for your recent review. We are sad to hear you didn't have a great visit with us. This is not the elephant and castle way. We did look into the lamb being very tough and were made aware that party guest had requested it to be very well done. We apologize about the visit because we know it was a gathering and we are sad to hear it didn't go that well. We will speak with the head chef to ensure it doesn't happen again. Kind Regards, Elephant and Castle Team

  23. NC

    NiamhC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The staff were extremely polite and the dining experience although casual was just what we wanted for a Friday evening family supper

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 3 July 2022Hello NiamhC. Thank you for your recent four star review. We are happy to see that you had a great visit. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Elephant and Castle Team

  24. KB

    KB8472

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Thanks nice visit ..........................................

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 28 June 2022Hey KB8472 Thank you for your recent four star review. We are happy to see that you had a great visit. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Elephant and Castle Team

  25. DK

    DerekK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and really friendly staff we had a lovely time

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 27 June 2022Hello DerekK, Many thanks for your recent review. We are delighted to hear you had a great dining experience with us. We hope to have you back again real soon. Have an elephantastic day. Kind Regards, Elephant and Castle Team

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience again! Had the best club sandwich 😋

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 27 June 2022Hi. Thank you for your recent five star review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great visit. We hope to have you back again soon. Kind Regards, Elephant and Castle Team

  27. P

    Pammo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the staff were all very friendly and helpful

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 27 June 2022Hello Pammo, Many thanks for your great review. We are delighted to hear you had a great visit with us. We hope to have you back dining with us again real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

  28. CH

    CiaranH

    Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was a little slow to arrive but worth waiting for. Lovely staff and a great guitar player providing nice background music at an appropriate volume to allow for conversation. Very pleasant experience.

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 27 June 2022Hello CiaranH, Thank you for your recent review. We are delighted to hear you had a good visit with us. We hope to have you back again with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

  29. SG

    SandG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great Saturday evening meal with the kids, the music is great for the ambiance 👍

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 27 June 2022Hello SandG, Thank you for the great review. We are happy to hear you had a great visit with us. We have live music every saturday from 6-8pm. We hope to have you back dining with us again real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

  30. j

    joec

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food, venue and service. Live music from 6pm on a Sunday, great added touch.

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 27 June 2022Hello Joec, Thank you very much for the great review. We are happy to hear you had a great visit. Will look into getting our live music through our speakers for sure. We hope to have you back dining with us again real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

  31. SG

    SibeG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    Seemed very under staffed , had to wait a significant amount of time between courses and mains came out luke warm.

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 24 June 2022Hi SibeG. Thank you for your review. All feedback is welcome. We're sorry that you had to wait longer than expected for your food, and that your main course wasn't satisfactory. Hopefully we can get you back to the restaurant to show you the true standard here at Elephant and Castle. Best regards, The E&C Team.

  32. S

    Snoopy

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Overall pleasant experience could broaden lunch time menu sevice a bit slow never offered refil on soft drinks

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 20 June 2022Hi Snoopy. Thank you for your recent four star review. Much appreciated. We're sorry to hear that your experience wasn't up to our usual standard. Hopefully we see you again soon. Best regards, The E&C Team.

  33. K

    Katekat1

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Went to celebrate a special occasion with family waited 50 mins after placing order for food to arrive! When it arrived one order was wrong returned it but left side order to go cold!! Then served the Caesar salad with no dressing!! Unacceptable! At least they didn’t charge for the salad.

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 19 June 2022Hey Katekat1! Thank you for your recent five star review. We are delighted that you had such a good time with us. Hopefully we see you again soon. Best regards, The E&C Team.

  34. MC

    MarieC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely unhurried lunch with friends. Very enjoyable

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 15 June 2022Hello MarieC. Thank you so much for the great review. We appreciate it and hope you will be back dining with us again real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

  35. JP

    JackieP

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Always a good spot for something to eat. On this occasion one of our meals didn’t turn up and we had to ask for it. It was sorted quite quickly and it was a nice relaxed lunch.

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 13 June 2022Hello JackieP, Thanks for your 4* review. We are really glad to see you had a great visit and we hope to have you dine in with us again real soon. Kind regards E&C Team

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The food was ok. But the service was poor. One waitress only so it was very slow.
  37. LB

    LBOM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service is usually slow but was great yesterday - I think they’ve recruited some more staff. Lovely food and drinks - will be back 😊

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 12 June 2022Hello LBOM. Thank you so much for the great review. We appreciate it and hope you will be back dining with us again real soon. Kind Regards, The E&C Team.

  38. B

    Bunthorne

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We ordered two ice creams after our main course. Twenty minutes later we are still waiting. I asked two waiters when the ice creams will be coming they said they were on the way. The manager passed and we asked for our bill as we were not waiting any longer. Then before the bill came the ice creams arrived. I left a decent tip but thought afterwards the service did not warrant a tip at all. You need a new manager.

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 7 June 2022Hello Bunthorne, Thank you for taking the time to leave your recent visit feedback. We apologize that you didn't have a good experience with us. Would you mind emailing us a little more information on your visit? churchtownmod@elephantandcastle.ie Kind Regards, E&C Team

  39. m

    minihilda

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was so so. Wine was late coming…arrived mid way through starter. Desert was really solid and rigid. Wasn’t mad on it. Air con was blowing down on top of us so v cold. Had to put my jacket on. Place was quiet.

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 7 June 2022Hello Minihilda, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We are saddened to hear that your visit wasn't up to par. This is not the E&C standards and we are sorry. Would you be able to email us with more information on your visit so we can take a closer look? If you could email us at churchtownmod@elephantandcastle.ie Kind Regards, E&C Team

  40. JK

    JKay

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Chicken wings were way over cooked or reheats? Dry and shriveled up. We got the bottom of the pan i'd say

    Elephant & Castle - ChurchtownResponded on 6 June 2022Hello JKay, Thank you for your recent review. We are very sad to hear about this. Our wings are definitely something to come and have with us and looks like this time we let you down. Could you email us at churchtownmod@elephantandcastle.ie with a little more information on your visit? Look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards, E&C Team

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Elephant & Castle - Churchtown using the Order Online button. Elephant & Castle - Churchtown also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. Elephant & Castle - Churchtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 683 3790.

Elephant & Castle - Churchtown is rated 3.9 stars by 866 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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  • Logo image for Deliveroo
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Google Map for Elephant & Castle - Churchtown

96-98 Churchtown Road Upper, Dublin, Co. Dublin D14 EW68

Additional information

  • Area

    Churchtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary European, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

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