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Elephant & Castle - Rathmines, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines

4.2
4.2
692 reviews
€30 and under
American
Our Rathmines Elephant & Castle has become a staple venue over the last two years, right in the heart of Rathmines Village. The signature white facade from Temple Bar has been replicated, bringing new life to this previously quiet corner of Rathmines village. being the second location of the E&C family we have served over thousands of many happy guests. Service, great food and comfortable dining experience is our number one priority.

The menu will feature the same great dishes that make Elephant & Castle a firm favourite. From the fluffy omelettes, 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. The 110-seater restaurant is spacious and bright, with large windows looking out onto buzzing Rathmines. Comfy booths and oak clad walls with black and white images from E&C’s native New York City.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 51 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–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat 4:15 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:15 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 572 0600

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 692 people are saying

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. M

    Mitsi98

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place for a casual bite. Great wings and steak sandwich, burger was slightly underwhelming (burger with mushrooms and herbs) as a little dry. Drinks and desserts were great. Service was friendly and excellent.
  2. R

    Ragazza

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought my 86 year old aunty with us. It was perfect for her too. Saw a table of 6 teenagers enjoying the chicken wings!!! Caters for all ages and tastes. Staff refreshing and professional and friendly. Excellent service. Didn’t have to wait too long for food which was really tasty. In end of day great value too. Great evening out. Will definitely return.
  3. FL

    FLD12

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food amazing as usual! We always get the hummus, share wings & scallion mash. A random selection but every bite is amazing flavour!
  4. L

    Leesa

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, delicious food and a nice atmosphere
  5. M

    Maya

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is beautiful, the service excellent, the food delicious with really big portions. Really fullfilling, nice presentation. A little bit pricey, but understandably so. Overall a very good domingo experience.
  6. NN

    NewtonN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good went with my partner and son enjoyed a free pint for father's day ..was perfect 👌
  7. NS

    NiamhS

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic as it always is, food lovely and service very good. Friendly staff and child friendly. Will be back again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    A good restaurant, but something annoying was the extra charge of saying because there was more than 6 of us we need to pay extra charge on the bill of almost 13% above our consumption
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal, and they were offering a free pint of Heineken or heineken Zero for Father’s Day which was a lovely touch.
  10. SM

    SusanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu choice is perfectly varied and reasonably priced. Quality of our menu choices on the night were delicious, served at perfect temperature. Lovely vibe on the evening.
  11. C

    Charley

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service, which is good to see at the moment with the shortage in hospitality staff. Very friendly, great food & drinks. Really lovely interior & comfortable
  12. DM

    DebbyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined here before going to a movie in the Stella cinema which is across the road. The food was fantastic. Starter portions are big so we decided to share. The burgers were big and delicious. The ambiance was energetic but with a really lovely vibe. The restaurant was busy and bustling but the staff were very capable and we had a lovely time. We will definitely return.
  13. JC

    JoCo

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drink, service and all reasonably priced
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Food no better than average, service appalling. Only ordered and the waiter was telling us we needed to go in 30min. Why take a booking for 9.15pm and then push you out the door. Will not be returning anytime soon.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Sons 18 th birthday
  16. SM

    ShazzyM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Nice decor but that’s it ! Badly run , staff doing their best but food horrible and over priced and service very slow. Won’t be going back !
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were lovely. It took less than one hour to serve all the 3 courses to us. We were celebrating an important date, and they treated us very well. Well done to the team:)
  18. BM

    BridgetM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food large portions very attentive staff
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service , really attentive and it was greatly appreciated ! Will definitely come again.
  20. A

    Angela36

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Myself and my other half visited Elephant and castle on the 4of June for first time .We were not disappointed food was delicious staff were so nice and very good at their job.thanks you all for looking after us .we will definitely be back
  21. EL

    ELseB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the experience and the service was efficient and very friendly - thank you
  22. KP

    KevinP

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Busy but staff respectful, knowledgeable and accomodating. Enjoyed it and will return. Top Gun was great too in the Stella. Both services work well together!
  23. RZ

    RoseZV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fast food (the wings are incredible), really excellent service and wonderful, friendly servers. Would 100% recommend!
  24. PA

    PATD

    Dublin

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think the staff know me by now as I live local and the service I get all the time is excellent. No complaints about the food at all. I dine solo all the time, just the way I like it. There is a good choice of desserts on the menu too. It was buzzing when I was there, this adds to the atmosphere as everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. Would recommend the Elephant&Castle for sure especially for groups.
  25. K

    Kdawg

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service 👏 👌
  26. E

    Emma

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good service,lovely food.. the pecan pie is awesome !
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    My wife, two teenage sons and I visited Elephant and castle on Sunday, May 15th. My sons and I had Elephant and castle typical fair of burgers and wings etc. These were nice however the chips we had were neither freshly cooked or warm. My wife had pan roasted chicken supreme with a side of greens. Visually, the dish was not appealing, I’m being polite when I say that, it was served late and taste wise, the dish was poor. We have eaten at Elephant and castle three times since the start of this year. This is the third time my wife’s food has been very underwhelming. This is a pity as she will not return to Elephant and castles again. We’ve been going to the original Elephant and castle since the early 90s On a positive note the service was good
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good quality food and friendly service. Can get a little loud when busy, but usually a very reliable place to eat with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Burgers and chicken wings are excellent.
  29. CG

    ConorG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and superb service. Saadat was a fantastic host and regularly checked in to see if we needed anything. Highly recommend for people to visit in the future. Will be back again.
  30. TH

    TracieH

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very enjoyable meal in Rathmines. We had Striploin, Wings and Seafood pasta. Cheesecake and Waffles. Service was very friendly and efficient. Staff are lovely. Red wine was served chilled but apart from that everything was perfect. Will definitely visit Elephant and Castle again soon.
  31. NO

    NiallO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Best meal we have had there in some time. Had been very disappointed the last we were there. Couldn’t fault it on this occasion.
  32. EC

    EmmaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Lunch time visit, took 45 mins to get food, had to request desert & coffee when food arrived but waited another 30mins for desert to come, children had to gulp down desert as no time left to enjoy it, kitchen extremely understaffed, kids food overcooked, wouldn’t recommend unless service is improved dramatically
  33. L

    Lucia

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The service was great. Chicken wings were amazing as always. I was disappointed with Nachos. The cheese sauce looked very funny I have never seen consistency like that. My son bearly touched it even though he loves nachos. He only had fries :(
  34. NM

    NatalieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, drinks and staff. Great service from the staff
  35. IK

    IvanK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent, wings good but could be crispier. Over all a good evening had by all.
  36. JG

    JogG

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    I am so disappointed. This used to be one of my favourite restaurants. Both food and service were shocking. Press Up Group has a lot to answer for. So many other nice restaurants in Rathmines/Ranelagh. Avoid.
  37. GD

    GerD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken wings were amazing! So was everything else
  38. CK

    CiaraK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are a family of 5 and this is our go to restaurant. Staff are so so friendly, especially with our kids and food is very good. Our daughter has a peanut allergy and this is only one of a handful of places we deem safe to eat in.
  39. G

    George

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Twas lethal grub, staff very nice. Would go again
  40. AG

    AndrewGM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for dinner with my niece after a lovely day shopping in the city. Shared the wings & fries with dessert. Food was so good. The staff were so friendly, welcoming & very attentive to our needs. They couldn't do enough ! Will be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Elephant & Castle - Rathmines using the Order Online button. Elephant & Castle - Rathmines also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Elephant & Castle - Rathmines also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 572 0600.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines is rated 4.2 stars by 692 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 51 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Google Map for Elephant & Castle - Rathmines

272 Rathmines Road Lower Dublin, Co. Dublin D06 YY51

Additional information

  • Area

    Rathmines

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat 4:15 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:15 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary European, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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