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

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar

4.3
4.3
733 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 30 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 733 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

    Lunch

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  1. KG

    KieranG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and amazing staff. Faultless, every time.

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded 1 day agoThanks Kieran

  2. NH

    NicolaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely. Great food great service. Thanks will come back
  3. L

    Lauramcmojo

    Leinster

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Great atmosphere and buzz in the place. Service was not great despite our reservation we were waiting and felt rushed to leave. Felt like my we were on a conveyor belt.
  4. F

    Foodie

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Burger was burned on the bottom as was the bun. I didn’t notice for a while but did realise the whole thing was really dry. Very disappointing! I didn’t have time to send it back so just ate what I could. Very poor!
  5. MB

    MarcoB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Take the chicken wings with the sauce! Waiter was kind and professional
  6. EV

    EstelaV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely place. Great service. Best chicken wings ever.
  7. RG

    RobertG

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff excellent, food very good.
  8. MQ

    MarisolQ

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food is just perfect!!
  9. LB

    LaurenB

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Service was great, good choice of food on the menu. Tasty & good portions
  10. JS

    JacintaS

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Renowned for their chicken wings , but we were let down . Wings were over cooked and dried out . I wouldn’t try again

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded 7 days agoSorry to hear you had disappointing experience. Whish you communicated with us while you were here, we would have happily change your dish.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Todo muy bien, salvo la ensalada cesar que habría que mejorar. Hemos pasado un rato muy agradable y las alitas de pollo espectaculares!!!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughters 18th
  13. KJ

    KarenJ

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service.
  14. BM

    BillyM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top class, really enjoyed the food, the wings were worth coming for on there own.
  15. J

    Janie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a fantastic buzz at The Elephant and Castle. We really enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere. The chicken wings are an absolute must have. The MD and the waiter were superb. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you.
  16. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, fabulous service. Highly recommend
  17. ED

    EveD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great night here celebrating a birthday. Great food, great service and lovely staff. One of our party was late but we were put under no pressure and accomodated by the restaurant.
  18. M

    Marc

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best places for dinner in Dublin centre
  19. MC

    MaebhC

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Food is amazing as always but the staff are awful. Grumpy 😠
  20. TS

    ThomasS

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great menu. Has never changed and that's a great thing.
  21. BO

    BryanO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best wings I’ve had in a long long time. Lovely burger and chip too. Relaxed atmosphere and the staff were extremely nice. The place was very busy so glad we booked in advance because people were queuing and getting turned away

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 10 November 2022Good to hear! Thanks Bryan

  22. CF

    CarolineF

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and really tasty with swift service.
  23. KB

    KateB

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was tasty and ambience good. How we service was ok, felt very rushed as we weren’t informed of a time limit at the time we sat down but also when we didn’t wish to order anymore food drinks etc the bill was just handed to us immediately. The service did let it down.
  24. EO

    EllenO

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Chicken wings good. Burger over cooked. Main courses cold. Very noisy. Won’t be back.
  25. M

    Magog

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wings before the rugby and high chair and colouring in menu for the little one
  26. LI

    LIDIAN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Como siempre, cuando voy a Dublin hago una parada en este restaurante y nunca defrauda. El ambiente es genial, el servicio muy bueno y la comida buenísima
  27. VA

    VASG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The staff of the bar were rude and pushy about the content of the order and time of payment, which caused us quite a bit of stress.

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 3 November 2022Hello. We are guessing you might have reviewed wrong venue, as we don't have bar system where guests can order their drinks. This is E&C on Temple bar.

  28. CK

    CatherineK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had the wings and they didn’t disappoint Staff were tentative

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 3 November 2022Thank you Catherine:)

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good! The place itself is really comfortable & the food is great. 10/10 experience.

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 3 November 2022Thank you so much :)

  30. t

    tracyo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    First time in the elephant & castle. Loved it will be back again. Chicken wings are fab!

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 29 October 2022Thanks Tracy

  31. N

    Newty73

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made a reservation after being recommended the restaurant from the hotel that we were staying in. We received a very warm welcome from the staff. The food was absolutely delicious and extremely filling. Although I was recommended the banana sundae for pudding by the waitress and OMG this did not disappoint it was out of this world. If we return back to Dublin this is certainly a restaurant I will return back to without a doubt.

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 29 October 2022Thanks Newty

  32. DH

    DonnaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Chicken wings very very nice good portion size and tasty Unfortunately the burgers were dry, overcooked, disappointed as heard good things, service and atmosphere good
  33. CC

    CCr3

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were really great. Helped set up table with high chair and kids menus. Came back to the table to check a number of times. Really went out of their way.
  34. ZP

    ZsuzsannaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have the best spicy chicken wings in Europe. I returned after 15 years and the quality was the same. Service was also excellent. Waiters were helpful and attentive but not pushy. We had an extra person joining us and they could accomodate the chage quickly in a very friendly manner. I'm specially thankful for that.

    Elephant & Castle - Temple BarResponded on 29 October 2022Thanks Zsuzsanna

  35. GM

    GillM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    We ordered burgers, they were so overcooked and dry with no flavour, could hardly swallow them.
  36. N

    Niav

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, lovely staff, the chicken wings are to die for! The chicken Caesar salad didn’t taste right and couldn’t eat it, it had an off taste to it and wasn’t edible. Other than that it was a lovely meal
  37. CM

    ClaireM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible, they cancelled our booking as we were a few minutes late. A Terrible policy. No phone call or anything. Will never go back. Im still really upset and angry over it.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I arrived on time for my reservation at 8:30 and after 10 minutes of trying to get in the door I finally talked to someone and they told me my table would be delayed 30-45 minutes. This was frustrating and upsetting. There was 5 of us waiting to eat, we left and went somewhere else
  39. RF

    RegularFan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food as always, very enjoyable. Very busy and noisy on this Sat evening, long queues so delighted we had booked online in advance!
  40. RO

    RayO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lively place, nice food, quick service, could turn down the music a bit

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 733 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 30 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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