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Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar

4.3
4.3
637 reviews
€30 and under
American
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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, International

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Phone number

    (01) 679 3121

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

Popular dishes

What 637 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin 2

    Child Friendly

  • Dublin 2

    Most Booked

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  1. AW

    AoifeW

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Servers are very friendly. Food was incredible everything was fresh and delicious and service was very quick. Is a little on the louder side but this just gave it a more casual and comfortable feel. Will definitely be going back.

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded 1 day agoThank you Aoife:)

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Coffee wasn’t great and french toatsna

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded 1 day agoThank you for your feedback. Sad to see your are disappointed.

  3. AH

    AnthonyH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual thanks Thanks very good Thanks

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded 2 days agoThanks Anthony

  4. DR

    DerekR

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I requested a table at the window, and they didn’t let us down. They gave us a great table even though there were only three of us. From the get go the staff were friendly, pleasant, and our waitress had a fabulous sense of humour.

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded 2 days agoThanks Derek

  5. AT

    AnneT

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    We had a reservation for 7 p.m. but had to wait until 7.20 p.m. to finally get a table.
  6. BB

    BrianB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We brought our two grandchildren Poppi and Layla for their 1st E and C experience and my wife Alice birthday. Sat 6th Aug 22. A huge success. Best food and beat staff in the country. Amazing x

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded 6 days agoThank you so much Brien for such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear you had such a great experience. Hope to see you soon again. Kind regards David

  7. S

    Sally

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here a few years ago and had to come back for the chicken wings. Just as good as remembered.

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 9 August 2022Thank you Sally:)

  8. GM

    GerardM

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Tasty fast and friendly. Very efficient with an attentive team.

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 9 August 2022Thank you Gerald:)

  9. CK

    CathrionaK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best wings around and the staff where very accommodating

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded 6 days agoThank you Cathriona:)

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and great service, great atmosphere

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded 6 days agoThank you:)

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family lunch out with the kids food was lovely and staff very helpful everyone enjoyed it

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 9 August 2022Thank you:)

  12. LC

    LeeC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Service was really good and attentive. Food standard has dropped considerably unfortunately. Over done poached eggs and underdone bacon

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 9 August 2022Thank you for your feedback Lee, and thank you for mentioning service from our amazing team:)

  13. SM

    SheilaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Spicy chicken wings are the best in Dublin. Salads are good too

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 9 August 2022Thank you Sheila:)

  14. D

    Dermot

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Whenever we come home to Dublin, Elephant and Castle is always on our list of things to do! Never fails….. good food, a lively buzz and attentive but not intrusive staff. Our favourite holiday treat!

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 9 August 2022Thank you Dermot:)

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service, as always, were excellent. Generous portions at reasonable prices and the chicken wings is the best.

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 9 August 2022Thank you for your great review and 5 star rating:)

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food took almost an hour to arrive after we had started with wings as an appetiser. Asked two staff members for an update but they told us it was coming within a few minutes without checking. Service was okay, they kept an eye of our water and refilled it when needed which was brilliant. Wings amazing as per and food was okay, nothing too major. Didn’t seem as busy in the restaurant so waiting time definitely brought the stars down- big tables that came ages after us received their food very quickly; quite disappointed.

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 7 August 2022Thank you for your feedback. Not sure what happened there, that you had to wait an hour for your food to arrive. Sad to see you are disappointed, but happy to hear that you enjoyed our wings:) Kind regards D.K

  17. MD

    MeavD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Food as Always & Friendly Efficient Staff

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 7 August 2022Thank you Meav:)

  18. PM

    PeterM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely lunch with our two girls aged 6 and 9. Food very good and staff attentive. Decent value for money too. Would recommend
  19. CM

    CatherineM

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Overpriced and very noisy. Food was nothing special.

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 2 August 2022Thank you Catherine for taking time to rate us. Sad to see you are disappointed and that our busy ambiance was not to your liking.

  20. NG

    NoreenG

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Popped in for lunch on the way to the theatre for matinee, so didn't have a drink on this occasion. I ordered the Caesar salad from the main course, forgot to cancel anchovies! Large salad with fries was way too much, but I managed most. My pal had an open salmon sandwich which she enjoyed! Coffees after hit the spot! Got chatting to a french couple at the next table who had a great holiday, on their way to the airport that day actually, loved the Irish hospitality!
  21. RB

    RogerB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The best Chicken Wings in town and the Burgers here are also very good. Their fries are the best I have tasted in a while. Reasonable prices and excellent service. Can't wait to go back!

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 30 July 2022That's great to hear! Thanks Roger

  22. CE

    ClintonE

    Memphis/West TN

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant surprise in Temple Bar! Highly recommended!!!!

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 30 July 2022Thanks Clinton

  23. MA

    MadiA

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was so delicious, the ambiance is great and service was amazing I will definitely be returning

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 28 July 2022Thanks very much!

  24. PV

    PhilipV

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was delicious brought my 6 yr old daughter in because she loves chicken wings and even she said they were the best wings she had tasted, staff were very friendly and couldn’t help enough will definitely go back.

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 26 July 2022Thank you Philip for the lovely review:)

  25. AD

    AndyDunn

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Great atmosphere. Friendly staff. Highly recommend!

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 26 July 2022Thank you Andy:)

  26. GC

    GilliC

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in Temple St. Amazing restaurant with great food, wine and a buzzing ambiance!

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 26 July 2022Thank you :)

  27. LI

    LisaI

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    A very disappointing experience in Elephant and Castle - been eating there for years and usually rave about the food. My husband and I shared wings and dirty fries. The wings were overcooked and had very little chicken on them, and were extremely dry (no pool of sauce in the bottom of the bowl either) and the dirty fries were swimming in sauce which made them very soggy by the time we got them. In hindsight, we should have said something on the day but we were rushing to a gig after

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 26 July 2022Thank you Lisa for the feedback. We are sad to hear that you are disappointed with your visit to us. I will be passing your feedback to our head chef. Thank you

  28. CP

    CedricP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Too much noise, but good food and drinks ;) totally recommend that place

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 21 July 2022Thank you :)

  29. EL

    ELAINER

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    I haven't been there in a while as I relocated from Dublin but it's really not the place it used to be. The standard of the food is not good and the service is mediocre at best.

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 21 July 2022Thank you Elaine for taking time to rate us and for the review. Thank you for your feedback. We are sad to see that you are disappointed.

  30. JP

    JPSneed

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The spicy chicken wings are simply delicious. The atmosphere is friendly and the staff very attentive. I do much more than recommend it
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Our overall experience was not bad, but it wasn’t exceptional either. The server did not get our order correct. It was hard to get refills on water. And the this place was VERY LOUD!!!! So loud we could not have a conversation.

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 17 July 2022Sad to see our ambience was not to your liking. Thank you for your feedback on service:)

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    lovely food and people was very loud

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 26 July 2022Thank you :)

  33. J

    Jane

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere and a perfect place for some laughs!

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 17 July 2022Thank you Jane:)

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Nice looking, clean place. Noise was as a reasonable level. I had tagliatelle which was good, tremendous amount of butter. Server didn't ask how our burger should be cooked, so it came out well done (eeek). Lamb was pretty good. Prices were reasonable as well. Overall not great, but pretty good.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Food wasn’t great, no taste, sauces were like water with no flavour Won’t be back again

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 21 July 2022Thank you for your review. Pity to hear our food was not to your taste.

  36. SB

    ShaneB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Staff member who served us was very rude. Food came very quickly as if premade.
  37. ND

    NiamhD

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience1
    Food is awful. But most people love terrible food.
  38. GC

    GaryC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    From Booking to Payment of the Bill was fine. No issues. I had there Chicken wings. They were nice. But I tasted better. Fires with Cheese & hot sauce where nice. But over priced. Didn't have any desserts or extra beer. €30.
  39. S

    Siobhanl

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I was very disappointed with the service took abt 25 minutes for starter to come out. There was no chicken on most of the wings.
  40. SC

    ShannonC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table ready on arrival. Great service. Big changes from i was last at the restaurant.

FAQs

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 679 3121.

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 637 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar

19 Temple Bar, Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 HY86

Additional information

  • Area

    Temple Bar

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Cuisines

    American, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

  • Public Transit

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

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