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Elephant & Castle - Rathmines, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines

4.2
4.2
741 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

21:00


Booked 18 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 741 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. J

    Jenben

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    They were short staffed and were definitely struggling with the volume of customers
  2. J

    Jarvis

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the service was excellent and I'm definitely going back soon :)
  3. PA

    PATD

    Dublin

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A great place for eats, a wide choice to be had, suits all ages, young and old. Am living local so I eat here now and again. Portions are generous too. Try it out, you will love it.
  4. AN

    AnnN

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Chicken wings amazing. Only thing missing was no Pornstar Martinis which are on their online menu.
  5. TA

    TiagoA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, the salmon and beetroot risoto was so good! Very nice atmosphere, our waiter Marcus was very friendly as the other staff as well! We will definitely come back soon! 😍
  6. SM

    SandraM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service slow, expensive and average food for price. Very noisy also.
  7. EG

    EmmaG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was lovely, the waiter we had was so attentive and friendly and went above and beyond. I had the veggie burger which was tasty and dirty fries which were yum. Place was clean just toilet floors needed a good mop and no soap but clean otherwise.
  8. MD

    MarianD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Burger overcooked and hard.Waiter asked if it was ok as I hadn't finished it.I said it was overcooked.He said 'Oh sorry'.
  9. E

    Eoin

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The Food and service were very good and the place looks great. My only issue (which was nasty) was there was a strong smell of dampness/mould when we sat down. When I went to the bathroom the smell got much worse so I suspect the wood in the bathrooms had gotten damp and never dried out.
  10. SD

    SuzanneD

    Dublin

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best elephant and castle around . Staff friendly . Service excellent.
  11. A

    Aoife

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Unfortunately the food and service has gone downhill at Elephant and Castle since my last visit. Minimal service interaction and bland, overcooked food. We ordered what we thought were nachos but really it was some tortillas with strong garlic sauce and chopped up chicken goujons. The blue cheese burger was the tiny size that homemade burgers from the 90s were. It was overcooked, no clear blue cheese (more a blue cheese flavour that actual cheese) and a crinkled up piece of streaky bacon. It’s a nice looking restaurant but not worth eating in unfortunately.
  12. R

    Ruthie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed my experience and would go back again. The staff were friendly, efficient and the vibe was good. Burgers were excellent!
  13. DB

    DavidB

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service First time-will definitely be back
  14. MF

    MartinF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, all went very smoothly, I'll be back.
  15. DG

    DoesntGetToEatOutEnough

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good place. Our waiter was great and the food was lovely.
  16. R

    Ruthie

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Lovely wine. Not too expensive. Lovely staff.
  17. L

    Lars

    Hamburg Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Burger was absolutely dry. No sauce at all, meat completely overdone. Sad.
  18. F

    Fifi

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff so friendly and the best wings in Dublin !!!
  19. S

    Stephen

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superb location…..fantastic chicken wings and tasty burgers!
  20. EB

    EmmaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant we always enjoy having a meal here. Staff are welcoming and attentive without being intrusive. Food always delicious
  21. SL

    SiobhanL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Food was very good but service very poor. Ages waiting to get served, then over half an hour waiting for the food.
  22. SD

    SuzanneD

    Dublin

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best elephant and castle around gorgeous food friendly staff
  23. b

    bertramk

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice staff. Decent food. Suitable for celiacs. Nice ambiance.
  24. MS

    MariaS

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was lovely. Service is always good. Noisy and tables packed together can be off putting but overall enjoyed it for pre cinema food & drink.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was slow, everything else was great
  26. C

    Clemin

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere, lovely staff, starter of ribs best ribs sauce ever. Caesar salad with grilled chicken was a bit disappointing, didn’t like the type of anchovies in it and I normally love anchovies. Fabulous chips. Deserts caramel cheesecake and roasted banana to die for. Will definitely be back and work our way through menu, lots of other delicious looking things to try.
  27. T

    Tgoetz

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff and great food!
  28. AK

    AndrewK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Tasty food, served in a energetic & fun environment. Staff were friendly and nice space to share food, or people watch on busy corner of Rathmines
  29. A

    Anon

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    The food was delayed, would have preferred proactive communication / explanation as to why the food was delayed. Atmosphere and location are great.
  30. LD

    LouiseD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really lovely meal in E&C with our kids. Our waiter was really friendly and helpful. Food was delicious. Maybe a little slow to come out as it wasn't that busy but we weren't in a rush
  31. B

    dcr22B

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Must have been our first time in Elephant & Castle in well over 10 years and it was like we never left. The wings are still top notch and the only downside was that the lettuce in my wife's Caesar salad wasn't the greatest but that's a small gripe. Overall, it was pretty much everything we expected of it.
  32. DB

    DarB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Good service and nice wait staff. Food came quite quick. Chips were awful. Chicken burger and wings were good but nothing special
  33. SD

    SuzanneD

    Dublin

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food excellent as always. Food fresh and warm . Food always good. The best elephant and castle around.
  34. DL

    DesL

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Wings were lovely. My wife had a burger which was overcooked and dry. Service excellent. Nice dining room.
  35. DT

    DerekT

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The chicken wings !! Enough said. Best wings I've ever had.
  36. P

    Peter

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Had Mushroom burger and fries and the burger and mushrooms was dried out..bit rubbery,fried good.
  37. GR

    GabrielaR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and big portions, the staff was lovely and the place was gorgeous. We will def go back! Thank you
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Restaurant was too cold with air con ,
  39. DF

    DavidF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Spacious restaurant with very professional staff. Food was excellent quality.
  40. AB

    AinaraB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The food delicious! But we wait almost 45 min formar the dinner!

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 741 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

21:00


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Deliveroo
  • Logo image for Just Eat
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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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