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Elephant & Castle - Lucan, Ballydowd, Lucan, Dublin

Elephant & Castle - Lucan

3.8
3.8
411 reviews
€30 and under
Gastro Pub
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2 people

21:00


Booked 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 224 3437
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
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What 411 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Child-friendly

411 Reviews
  1. Caroline

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was fine but service was poor, seemed like plenty of staff on it was just very hard to get anyone’s attention. Also bathrooms needed to be serviced.
    Elephant & Castle - LucanResponded on 20 February 2024
    Hi Caroline, Thank you for leaving us a review. Sorry you felt this way about our premise. Your comment will be passed on to our team. We hope you can come back and visit us again. E&C Team

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  2. LorraineO

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s great for the kids, they have a great time in the play area. The food is not great, the menu could be updated/changed. It’s also expensive for what it is.
    Elephant & Castle - LucanResponded on 20 February 2024
    Hi Lorraine, Thank you for leaving us a review. Your comment is going to be passed on to the kitchen team. Regards E&C Team

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every thing is excellent indeed, it is very very clean which is one of the most inportant things, our kids love this place too, we will be back soon. Keep up the good work.
    Elephant & Castle - LucanResponded on 18 February 2024
    Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us a 5* review. We hope to see you all again, soon. Regards, E&C Team

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  4. LisaK

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely catch-up with friends on a Monday night. Great venue and location
    Elephant & Castle - LucanResponded on 18 February 2024
    Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for leaving us a review. Hope to see you and your friends again, soon. Regards, E&C Team

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  5. SeanH

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place to eat. Will definitely be back again
    Elephant & Castle - LucanResponded on 13 February 2024
    Hi Sean, Thank you so much for leaving us a 5* review. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, E&C Team

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  6. JenB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great, relaxed environment. Staff are so attentive, helpful and friendly
    Elephant & Castle - LucanResponded on 13 February 2024
    Hi Jen Thank you so much for leaving us a 5* review. Come and visit us again :) Regards, E&C Team

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  7. NiamhC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super restaurant! Food was fab and really great for children! First time visiting, will certainly not be the last
    Elephant & Castle - LucanResponded on 13 February 2024
    Hi Niamh, Thank you for leaving us a 5* review. We are looking forward to see you all again, soon. Regards, E&C Team

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  8. PeterC

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chicken Supreme a little disappointing in portion size for the cost.
    Elephant & Castle - LucanResponded on 13 February 2024
    Hi Peter, Thank you so much for leaving us a review. Your comment was passed on for the kitchen. We hope we can see you, again. E&C Team

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazing and the team were so super nice and helpful - thank you! We’ll be back
    Elephant & Castle - LucanResponded on 13 February 2024
    Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us a 5* review. Your comment was passed on for our staff team. We hope to see you again. E&C team

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  10. DeeD

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were disappointed on this visit having liked it on other occasions. The burger was ok, chips were Luke warm and lots were really brown like overdone and been sitting out same with the kids chips. The wings were great as usual. The service was good at the start but think our waitress went on a break and we were ages waiting for anything extra we needed. Very frustrating.
    Elephant & Castle - LucanResponded on 13 February 2024
    Hi Dee, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry that you felt like this on your experience. We sincerely hope that you can visit us again for another try. Regards, E&C Team

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  11. Miriam

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered the Reuben and the avocado toast, both were nice, although OH did gasp at the horseradish burn from his sandwich. Was it worth €30, probably not but it was still nice, the restaurant was quiet, and the booking process was really simple.

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  12. NiamhM

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service. Food was lovely and waiter was happy to accommodate our food requests.

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  13. BottomlessPete

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The draw is the play area for the kids. It was moderately busy (saturday) when we arrived. The service was pretty good apart from getting someone to take the bill at the end. Food was mediocre - I've had better food here previously. 2 burgers, 2 kids meals, 1 beer 1 coke - €67. On the high side in my opinion. The burgers were bang average at best. Meat was tough if anything. I bought SuperValu patties a few weeks back that were better burgers tbh. Wherever Elephant and Castle are buying their burgers in from needs to change quickly. Poor quality - especially when its €19.75 for a bacon cheeseburger with some oily frozen chips. I get that costs are up but thats 20% more than it should cost IMO. Maybe the kitchen was having a bad day as I've had nicer food there previously - but I wont be rushing back.
    Elephant & Castle - LucanResponded on 23 January 2024
    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, I do apologize about our food. I will pass this on to our kitchen team. Best regards E&C Team

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  14. SharonM

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Wings cooked to much not enough sauce not chips with omelette very bad to expensive
    Elephant & Castle - LucanResponded on 23 January 2024
    Hi Sharon, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, I do apologize about our food. I will pass this on to our kitchen team and I hope you can visit us again for another better experience. Best regards E&C Team

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  15. AineT

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was very disappointing, expensive and portions very small. Staff were nice and it was very clean.

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  16. RichardC

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Too expensive for poor food. Only thing the place has going is the playground and the wings

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  17. schillacci

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken wings and burgers lived up to the hype! Amazing food! A wider choice of soft drinks and possibly shakes would have been an added bonus though! Service was quick and friendly at the start but kind of forgot us (part of 5 with kids) at the end for the kid's desserts from the kids menu even though it wasn't busy :( None the less a great family restaurant for fast and efficient service as well as delicious food.

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  18. MichaelP

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    A very disappointing experience unfortunately, food was tasteless and bland , staff were not very friendly .

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  19. VvvJon

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was good the girls waiting tables were the highlight, efficient and friendly despite being very busy. The man in the front desk left us standing in front of him for 5 mins without just saying hello I will be with you in a moment. A simple thing to do I would have thought. Ny eve busy full of families eating with kids, we were one hour it’s quick and fine, nothing special there is no burger option on the menu other than bacon and cheese at €17.95. Wings are €17.95 too with no half portion on the menu other than the kids menu though I took away a half potion for a neighbour so you can obviously order them. It’s fine for what it is quick meal with kids but it’s expensive and the music is blaring.

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  20. Magicmum40

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was terrible. Waitress was snappy & rude from the start. 8 of us there, we spent €350. We were told after 1.5 hrs that we needed to hurry ordering dessert as they needed table back. Totally ruined an otherwise enjoyable dining experience. New years Eve, booked table for 4:30 as young kids with us & thought we could relax there over dinner for few hours. 1 side of restaurant was almost empty and nobody we could see waiting for our table. No warning about time limit on table when I booked & no warning when we sat down about needing table back. Service was slow too. Won’t be back.

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  21. ElaineD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Our food was over cooked the children's chips were way way to salty, my child couldn't bite the chicken goujon it was so hard. the chicken wings were so over done no sauce on them and heavily priced for them. The waitress was nice, the kids play area was so busy with kids not allowing other kids to play they were not being supervised by their parents. Will not be back anytime soon.

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  22. LindaD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really fresh and the waiting time was only 5 minutes. The staff were excellent, very helpful and very friendly. You could tell that the restaurant was run by a good manager as everyone was on the ball. Looking forward to my next visit

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  23. alanL

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought my child and her friends and the perfect way to dine.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and services were very good. Would recommend.

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  25. MichelleS

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    great location for parents as the play area is fantastic. the calamari salad was not good, chewy and fishy, I was worried id be sick from eating it. the wings were reliably epic. staff were efficient and professional. plenty of space at tables for big groups and in general a relaxed good vibe.

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  26. IzrraelS

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place for family with kids. I would recommend it.

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  27. MariaG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greatest chicken wings! Staff are very friendly and really seem genuinely happy to be at work!

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  28. LanceW

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and even better service. Great place to bring the family

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  29. MonaA

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great family atmosphere and the staff are clearly used to catering for kids. The food is good. We had a mix of the wings, burgers, sandwiches and salads. The salad as a main course could have been nicer with less lettuce and more of the protein/veggies. The play area has seemed to have deteriorated since I last visited last year. There are almost no wooden toys or books for smaller kids to play at tables with. The kitchen and building stations are bereft of any actual food or pot toys etc. but the slides are still in good shape.. Overall good for groups with children and birthdays

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  30. MaryH

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The serbice eas good and the staff were pleasant. The dirty chicken and the chicken wings were very good The rest was poor. The chicken supreme was small and tasteless, the chips were disappointing.. The burgers were OK..

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  31. ConorM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. Service struck the right balance of checking in on us while also giving us space. Few minor things to perfect (e.g. glasses but no water on table) but overall a lovely space for having good food.
    Elephant & Castle - LucanResponded on 31 December 2023
    Hi Conor Thanks for the lovely words. Hope to see you again soon. Best regards

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  32. Rosyalan

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a pre Christmas dinner with our 3 grandchildren..age range 9 to 14 ... menu catered for everyone. The play area was well used & enjoyed We will definitely go back

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best chicken wings ever. Their pork ribs and burgers are just as good and the Lucan branch has great family facilities and atmosphere.

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  34. NeringaG

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and helpful staff, delicious food and an amazing playroom for our little one.

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  35. LeahN

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff & service were good, very clean & tidy Kids play room is great for smaller kids Good wasn’t as good as I’d expected

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  36. NealaD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recommended by a mammy group as came with 3 kiddos. Did not disappoint. Will def recommend.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Kids liked it but food not really great for adults. Frozen breaded calamari and too much dressing on the salad and then breaded chicken on for the dirty chicken starter. Service was extremely slow and restaurant was empty so no real excuse for slow service.

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  38. ShirleyP

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked last minute and we are pleased we did the welcome from the lads was excellent they are beautiful lovely friendly welcome we were seated mabey a little too near the kids area but it was fine , our server Noah is fabulous so lovely , smiling a so good at what is on the menu I’m Vegan and he made sure chefs knew and I got served the best cauliflower wings ever side salad and chips all excellent, free refills on our soda also very greaful both my daughters were very pleased with the seafood dish and beef burger , many thanks for great experience and so looking forward to returning soon xxx

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  39. SeanC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and nice waiter. Chicken wings are great to share

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  40. NiamhO

    Leinster

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food came before drinks even though ordered 20minutes before hand, had booked table close to play area and was put far side, asked staff could we be moved closer 3 empty tables and they said no that the tables were booked.. by the time we left nobody had came to the empty tables.

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Elephant & Castle - Lucan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 224 3437.

Elephant & Castle - Lucan is rated 3.8 stars by 411 OpenTable diners.

Elephant & Castle - Lucan does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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2 people

21:00


Booked 9 times today

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Google Map for Elephant & Castle - Lucan

The Foxhunter, Ballydowd, Lucan, Dublin D20 W722

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Porterstown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Vegan
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