Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar

4.4
253 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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Terence
London
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great nice good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It is our favorite restaurant in Dublin, whenever we visit Dublin we eat there at least once 😜

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was AMAZING

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BrianM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The Staff were friendly, the service quick, and the food and drinks were great. Would certainly recommend it.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Brian for the 5 star rating and lovely review:) have a great day. David

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic time ..service was excellent…food was great ..and was great to be back in town …

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience. Hope to see you soon again. kind regards David

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Dokeefe
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was unreal, free refills on soft drinks is a nice touch, would definitley recommend the wings!!

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Responded on 12 October 2021

Thank you :)

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MohrizH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great chicken wings!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

staff were lovely and service was excellent. Food was also amazing!! would highly recommend:)

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 12 October 2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating and great review. Hope to see you soon again:)

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Sher
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place to eat in Dublin, even better now that you can reserve a table in advance. Love the wings & fries here. Staff are super friendly & on the ball. Can't wait to go back.

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 12 October 2021

Thank you Sher. and we cant wait to welcome you back:) Have a great day David

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sarahj
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Must be trying to get back to normal as food was very basic and I was still hungry after steak dinner, wuth only 5 small "chunky" fries on plate and bit watercress garnish. The steak wasn't seasoned much so lacking flavour. My friend had blue cheese burger but the cheese was cold/ hadn't been cooked at all just a circular slab on top pattie, the burger itself was fried and didn't seem to be chargrilled at all. Staff were very friendly and attentive, shame such easy meun was sub-standard in delivery. I had had a lovely steak about year ago in the Rathmines branch so that's why I had hoped the same would happen in this one. Food seems to be inconsistent as the reason I went to the Rathmines branch for steak was because I'd had a good burger there, but the person I bought got a burger the next time and it wasn't great, cold and possibly fried like the other one I've mentioned.

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 11 October 2021

Hi Sarah. Sorry to hear you had such a disappointing experience. I will be passing your review to our head chef and we will look into it. Thank you for your feedback . kind regards David

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ConorM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the original and the best. I was delighted t get back to one of my favourite restaurants. It was worth the COVID lockdown wait and the food was just as good as before. I was delighted to see some "old" and friendly faces again. I have been going to the E&C for over 25 years and it has special memories from birthdays to anniversaries to business meals. The wings and Elephant burger didn't disappoint, nor did the Garden of the Gods! Well done - yet again/ Conor Murray

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 11 October 2021

Thank you Conor for such a lovely review. We are glad to here we are still as good as 25 years ago:) and thank you for your continues business and sharing your happy moments with us:) Kind regards David

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PaulM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best wings on the planet! Great to get the opportunity to dine in the original E&C Temple Bar again.

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Joebl
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

It was ok but could get just as good food cheaper elsewhere.

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Responded on 11 October 2021

Sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations Joe.

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MelN
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

We dined on Saturday night. Restaurant was very busy but they had lots of staff on duty. The wine we ordered was out of stock and instead of offer another they just didn’t bring us and drinks. Five minutes into eating our food I had to chase up the wine and order another one. Wings were just average wings, saying they are the best in Ireland is a bold statement! Omelette was vile, swimming in a pool of butter, I had to send it back as it was like eating a block of butter, tasted of nothing else. Chips were cold. A bit of a shambles really but it was packed so clearly people are lapping it up!

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AntoinetteS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant and lovely staff highly recommend

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YinaC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food and nice environment

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Jimbobby
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Wings overdone for my taste, sauce still the best though. Small portion of fries for 5€

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Really nice environment. We appreciated that the personal was taking into consideration the time of booking, so we did not have to wait at all. They informed about the food, if there is need to wait a little bit more for it. Excelent Rose Wine and Red Beer. I had roasted chicken which was perfectly cooked. I recommend it to anyone who wants to dine outside! 🐙

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 2 October 2021

Thank you for the lovely review. We are vary happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to us and took time to share your experience :) kind regards David

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

What can I say when it comes to the elephant and castle…..chicken wings and the burgers washed down with a cherry soda

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SeanaJ
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone in Elephant and Castle made my Mams birthday very special. We had gorgeous food and great craic all round.

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MartaM
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was really good, we recommend the chicken wings but also Eggs Benedict and Pancakes, delicious! Staff is nice also

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very obliging and friendly staff! Great wings!

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 27 September 2021

Thank you for the 5 star and mentioning our amazing staff:) David

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SimonA
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

These chicken wings are unbelievable. And mixed with the blue sauce wow. My mouths watering already just typing this

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Responded on 25 September 2021

Thank you Simon:)

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MaryH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

An excellent meal at Elephant and Castle with my husband and two sons, aged 30 and 26. We have been coming here as a family for over twenty years and my son, who now lives in London, reckons a visit home is never complete without a visit to Elephant and Castle for chicken wings and a great burger. The fact they are now taking bookings makes it even better.

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 25 September 2021

Thank you for the lovely review Mary. its great to hear our customers been so loyal ,we must be doing something right:) Have a great day David

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JamesL
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. The wings are incredible as always.

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AdrianF
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brought my daughter here for a Birthday lunch and service was very good and wings were amazing and plenty of them, I was stuffed and couldn't finish my portion.
Will definitely call again

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 25 September 2021

Thank you Adrian for the lovely review:)

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KatrinaQ
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best chicken wings you will ever have and the service is amazing

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 25 September 2021

Thank you Katrina:)

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DonM
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good food, arrived quickly after ordering. Service was a little slow but the restaurant was busy so this was understandable. Would definitely go again.

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 19 September 2021

Thank you for the great review and thank for been so understanding, hope to see you soon again:) David

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night out with the family as always staff and the food outstanding

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Responded on 16 September 2021

Thanks a million James

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ErikV
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Badly attended, always when you go there, they said you must need a booked a table but I could see in the last tried they said me that thy were without a table available for two people but then at the same time another couple came in and they got a table without a booked a table and I saw the website they really had tables available and after this she immediately start set the table. So I really couldn’t understand why they did it. I have to confess that was pretty strange. What is the criteria for you get a table, why they arrange a table for ones and another don’t. Why when you go there without a booked table they said they don’t have any table available but when check the website they have a lot of table available. why they allow for ones and another not.

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 16 September 2021

Hi Erik Always well attended and organised so apologies for your confusion on this occasion. We always have a certain amount of tables available to book online but we don't allow maximum restaurant online booking capacity , as we keep a lot of tables free for our regular walk in trade. We do our best to seat everyone, but we cannot take everyone at the same time. The vast majority of our guests understand and appreciate this . We will always do our best to try and accomodate. Thanks a lot

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best wings but only at this E&C location.

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 25 September 2021

Thank you for the 5 star :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service from start to finish!! My memory of the chicken wings was they were nicer than last nights. Still a pretty good meal, top service and good atmosphere

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Rox43
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice staff good food short waiting times and prices are good

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 13 September 2021

Thank you so much for the lovely review:)

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Caroquanne
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always exceptional food and service. We took our 2 week old as is our tradition when we have babies and our 3 year old and we we're seated in a big corner table with plenty of room for everyone. Always relaxed and professional the staff are brilliant. I've been coming here for over 20 years and don't plan on stopping. Wings, elephant and Stilton burger, raspberry sodas and a sundae to share. Delicious. There's nothing like wings and a burger after you have a baby 😉 highly recommend for relaxed dining in a cool environment 😎

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Responded on 12 September 2021

What a great way to start Sunday shift, to read great review like this:) thank you so much for keep coming back to us for 20 years and for giving us such a lovely review:) kind regards David

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Jonny
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The first choice of restaurant for me and my family every time we are in Dublin. Never disappoints!

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 11 September 2021

Thank you Jonny for the lovely review and the 5 star rating:) Hope to see you soon again. David

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Stoneyborderfox
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good food and nice and helpful staff😀

Music a bit loud and a little bit expensive 🙁

Overall we enjoyed it 😉

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 11 September 2021

Thank you for the review and your rating. Glad you enjoyed your visit to us and thank you for mentioning our staff :) kind regards David

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Kirsty
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I travel from Belfast just to get the chicken wings! Recommend to anyone and everyone

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 8 September 2021

Thank you Kristy for the lovely review and for coming back to us, Hope to see you soon again:) David

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lizm
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service as always missed it so much but so worth the wait

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on 5 September 2021

Hi lizm, Thank you so much for the lovely review! Kind regards, Elin

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elephantandcastlehater
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

bad food , bad service....just disappointing.

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RoisinF
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a lovely dinner there the night of the 31/08. Wings were delicious and burgers and chips were so good. Service was very efficient and lady who served us was so friendly and lovely, didn't get her name but she was so nice. A lovely night and a nice atmosphere around! Felt good to be out again! Thanks.

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Responded on 3 September 2021

Thanks a million Roisin

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FAQs

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

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 253 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.