Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar

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129 reviews
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€30 and under
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Elephant & Castle Prince Street opened in Lower Manhattan in ’73 across from St Vincent’s Hospital where George had worked as an oncologist since the 1950’s. After two decades of short lunch breaks where he could never get anything he wanted to eat, finally he retired to a life of eating everything he wanted to eat, in his own restaurant with a special name. His passion and obsession for quality was infectious and E&C became a New York classic within a few years. Doors opened in a very different and quiet Temple Bar in January 1989 and by Summer of that year the queues had already started for our fantastic food and spectacular atmosphere!
Outside the world has greatly changed, but inside our swinging doors we try to keep things just the way they were.
What 129 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.1
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Alison24
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and great service! Well organised! We will definitely be back!

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MeganB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food and great service. They were very attentive.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thanks a lot Megan E&C Team

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SarahB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice to see this place open again. They made us feel very safe.
Great lunch made by great service and great food. Can’t wait to be back

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks Sarah It's great to see so many customers happy to be back in with us E&C Team

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JoeT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great wings, burgers & sandwiches, plus superb service, thanks guys!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience3

Great, good value, chicken wings were amazing

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 27 July 2020

Thank you for the kind words and taking your time to review us E&C Team

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LaurenE
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and staff
I was late for my reservation as I got the time wrong and they were very accommodating

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Responded on 26 July 2020

Thanks a million Lauren E&C Team

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OliveV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food as always served by very friendly staff who couldn’t have been more attentive and friendly

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Responded on 26 July 2020

Thank you so much Olive E&C Team

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SarahD
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The staff here a very friendly and welcoming on arrival. The only big issue was that the food came a little too fast (I know, strange thing to complain about) but we had only placed out order and in a matter of minutes the food was in front of us!

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Responded on 24 July 2020

Thank you for the time to review us. E&C Team

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Aoife
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Enjoyed my food except I ordered cheese and bacon on my burger which didn’t come. Apart from that it was pleasant.

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Responded on 24 July 2020

Thank you so much for the nice review hopefully everything gonna be perfect during your next visit. E&C Team

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Kitty
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

It was lovely but a bit on the pricey but good atmosphere and we got a lovely table at the front of the restaurant

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Responded on 24 July 2020

Thank you so much for the 5-stars E&C Team

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RedaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great customer service, everyone smiling and in a great mood. no wait time. 😉

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Responded on 24 July 2020

Thank you Reda for taking your time to review us. Your kind word will be passed on to the team.

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PaulW
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been frequenting this establishment for 25+ years and it never disappoints!

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Responded on 24 July 2020

Thank you for the awsome review PaulW

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AdeleK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have waited ages to visit. It did not disappoint. Fabulous food, excellent service and extremely relaxed atmosphere.

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Responded on 24 July 2020

Thank you so much Adele, hope we gonna see you again real soon

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DanielleR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was very quick and with a smile. Highly recommend the Ribs for starters and the chicken wings as a main. Steak was also divine with the Scallion mashed potatoes. I will be back again very soon!

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Responded on 21 July 2020

Thank a millionDanielle for the great review, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such positive feedback! See you again soon! E&C Team

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AaronM
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Service was extremely quick, place in general lacks atmosphere unless you bag a window seat. Food fantastic though 👍

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Responded on 21 July 2020

Thank you Aaron for rating us. Hope we gonna earn five-stars next time..! E&C Team

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HalJ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

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Lorryk
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal , staff super friendly, it was great being back out again for an evening meal. Thank you to all the staff, they really were just great.

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Jog2210
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Food amazing as always. Loud group of younger people drinking which made the place very loud and echoy. Once they left it was 👌

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Responded on 20 July 2020

Thanks for leaving a great rating E&C Team

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RainierT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Easy to book a table. Friendly man on the reception.

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Responded on 20 July 2020

Hi there Thanks for leaving us a great rating E&C Team

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food as always.. great service.. cant wait to go back

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Responded on 17 July 2020

Thank you for the 5-stars

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Cristo
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience1

I'm not one to complain often, and very rarely need to. I do feel however our server was rude at times without actively saying anything. He would come look at us quite often, didn't seem interested when we ordered, was rushing us, never smiled.

We felt rushed to leave, although we were not there long at all, he kept looking at us and rolling his eyes and going away, made me and my girlfriend very uncomfortable so we left early and didn't finish our lunch.

Food was okay and guy at the door was lovely, otherwise I wouldn't come back again, a smile goes a long way.

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Responded on 17 July 2020

Hi Cristo, Really disappointed to read your very unusual experience in our restaurant. Please feel free to contact me on nikoletta@elephantandcastle.ie to discuss this matter further. Thank you in advance Looking forward to hearing from you, Kind Regards, Nikoletta

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IllonaD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to be able to book a table.
Food was excellent.
Then I arranged to get the Elephant and Castle 'at home' box from a nearby food shop and was able to share the experience at home with family!

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Responded on 17 July 2020

Hi Illona, Thank you so much for your nice review, hope we gonna see you soon. E&C Team

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NatashaA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and also lovely cocktails. Staff very friendly and welcoming we will definitely go back.

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Responded on 17 July 2020

Thank you Natasha for the wonderful review, your kind words will be passed on to the team.

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DearbhaileS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fab food and service! Chicken wings were amazing! Looking forward to returning soon!

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Responded on 17 July 2020

Thank you DearbhaileS, looking forward to seeing you again! E&C Team

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KevinW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We love e&c for family birthdays...consistent as always..fabulous chicken wings

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Responded on 17 July 2020

Thank you for your kind words E&C Team

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Culchie2city
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Chicken wings are worth travelling for, extremely tasty!!!

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Responded on 17 July 2020

Thank you very much, Hope we can see you soon. E&C Team

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CatherineK
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely to see you open again, food was amazing, as usual, really enjoyed our lunch, thanks

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Responded on 17 July 2020

Thank you so much for the lovely review CatherineK

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Patrick
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Nothing special. For the same price there are more good options around

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 17 July 2020

Hi Patrick, Sorry to hear that our menu was not to your liking. Hope next time will be a better experience E&C Team

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John
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely night. The wings were delicious. Recommend it

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 17 July 2020

Your words are really appreciated, thank you for the 5-stars!

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GerM
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great job - shown to our table at the exact time, menu still fab, staff were great and the food was great 👍

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 17 July 2020

Thank you so much for the lovely review!

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ZoeO
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I went here with my two friends having previously booked a table for 2:30. Booking was very easy and quick. The wait staff were friendly and very helpful. They were great craic! We were socially distanced from all the other customers. Food was excellent! There was plenty of food so you do get what you paid for.

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Responded on 17 July 2020

Thank you for the amazing review ZoeO! E&C Team

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Jacqueline
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the most amazing experience! Was there for my partners 40th the staff made such an effort to make our experience extra special. Would highly recommend the food it was amazing the best wings+burger I’ve had in a long time! Will 100% be returning very soon 👌🏻

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 17 July 2020

Thank you very much Jacqueline, It was our pleasure to give him the best 40th birthday experience in our restaurant. E&C Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Lovely food - chicken wings the best. Service was ok.

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 10 July 2020

Thank you for the stars.

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Paul
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Handled reopening perfectly! Fair play to all involved

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 10 July 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words, really appreciated

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DeclanM
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal made feel very welcome ,being only back due to covid i feel the staff handled everything very well .We were not rushed unlike my hotel .Food still outstanding .

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 10 July 2020

THank you for the awsome review, see you soon

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For the times we are in they didn't change the atmosphere whilst obtaining the highest of safety standards ! Well done !

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 10 July 2020

Glad to hear that everything was to your liking!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the food and service was excellent.

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 5 July 2020

Glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. E&C Team

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Emmet
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch as always. Great service. Food was amazing. Social distancing was respected with a system in place for using toilets. Legends

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Responded on 10 July 2020

Thank you so much Emmet. Looking forward to seeing you again

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The beer is expensive for the amount you recieve, I bought 330ml of moretti for €6 when a pint of moretti elsewhere is the same price, also 4x330ml moretti bottles in the shop is €8, ill leave buying a drink at the restaurant next time cause its not great value but the food is really nice

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Responded on 5 July 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. E&C team

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NiamhM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent. Really nice ambience. Fabulous waitress.

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Responded on 5 July 2020

Thank you Niamh for the amazing review. See you soon

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Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 679 3121.

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 129 OpenTable diners.

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