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Elephant & Castle - Rathmines, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines

4.2
4.2
714 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 10 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 714 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. AK

    AndrewK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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
  2. A

    Anon

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    LouiseD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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
  4. B

    dcr22B

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  5. 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
  6. SD

    SuzanneD

    Dublin

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

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

    DavidF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Spacious restaurant with very professional staff. Food was excellent quality.
  13. 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!
  14. CO

    CharlieO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience in the Elepant and Castle last Saturday was excellent. Very friendly and helpful staff, good selection of wine, beer and food and all great quality and value. A thoroughly enjoyable experience which we will definitely recommend to friends and we will definitely be back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Have been here a few times and usually love the cesar salad but it wasn't good this time. The leaves were soggy. The service was slow but it wasn't busy.
  16. TC

    ToniC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Not too expensive. Would recommend for a girls night out
  17. A

    Alex

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food, lovely service. We had a small baby with us and they gave us a lovely booth, staff were lovely. Great visit. Thanks!
  18. DK

    DanielleK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was lovely, all the waitresses were friendly and welcoming. All smiling and nothing was too much trouble, so thank you Elephant & Castle Rathmines we’ll certainly be back .
  19. YH

    YvonneH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first family visit to Elephant & Castle Rathmines and we all really enjoyed ourselves. Staff very attentive to our children, service was quick and efficient. Food was very tasty. Would definitely recommend.
  20. A

    Annonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious only comment I would make was that there were to many salad leaves in the ceaser salad a better mix of other ingredients would balance it better.
  21. NN

    NoelN

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice diner style food. Good service. Noise level a bit loud albeit we got a nice table down the back.
  22. M

    Mitsi98

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    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.
  23. R

    Ragazza

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    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.
  24. FL

    FLD12

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

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

    Leesa

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, delicious food and a nice atmosphere
  26. 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.
  27. 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 👌
  28. NS

    NiamhS

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 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.
  29. 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
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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
  33. 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.
  34. JC

    JoCo

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drink, service and all reasonably priced
  35. 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.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Sons 18 th birthday
  37. 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 !
  38. 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:)
  39. BM

    BridgetM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food large portions very attentive staff
  40. 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.

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 714 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 10 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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