Elephant & Castle – The Mayson

4.4
248 reviews
€30 and under
Contemporary European
Elephant & Castle is located on the ground floor of The Mayson Hotel. It’s interiors pay homage to the original warehouse with exposed brickwork and timber ceilings, floor to ceiling crittall windows and bespoke wall lights. A beautiful large island bar is the centrepiece of this space, with specially commissioned hand-crafted stitched leather panels. It is a local gathering place for family and friends, neighbours, concert goers and colleagues. With an innovative menu that brings together old world flavours and contemporary international cuisines. Each and every plate is packed with fresh, honest, tasty food, created with the very best Irish produce. Try our world famous chicken wings or one of our juicy homemade burgers, wood fired pizzas, fresh pastas, fish specials and much more. Guests can also enjoy a drink or a nibble on the outdoor original truss roofed courtyard with three-storey living wall.
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SineadD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Would prefer not to have to write a public review but I could not find an email to address this to and tried ringing but was left on hold. Food and ambiance last night was top quality & the three of us enjoyed our evening until our departure. We were walking through the door on our way out when a waiter came running after us saying we hadn’t paid, asking for our receipt and for us to come back inside immediately . We obviously had paid. It was some mess up on the restaurant side and resulted in a very embarrassing situation for us which we felt wasn’t handled appropriately at all. Please put procedures in place to ensure this doesn’t happen again. It spoiled what had been a lovely evening for us.

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Tricia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Lovely surroundings but even though our food was really tasty, we shared fab chicken wings and had sandwiches n coffee. I had an open prawn sandwich which consisted of 5 prawns on half a small roll with rocket and mayo - cost €15 Our bill with service was €75! Which I considered expensive. The staff were really nice and helpful.

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LiamC
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

Nice interior, service wasn’t great. We were sat at a table next to the door which was constantly being opened with a freezing cold wind. Overall disappointing.

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi LiamC, My sincere apologies. I would appreciate it if you would get in touch with me: mariana@themayson.ie Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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PaulaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Area was very cold, doors opening all of the time. Prawns in main were very poor quality. Definitely more options needed for cocktails. Place itself is beautiful, nice staff but on a cold night it was very uncomfortable to sit there with a biting cold breeze constantly coming in.

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi Paula, My sincere apologies. I would appreciate it if you would get in touch with me: mariana@themayson.ie Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Marie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was lovely and service was brilliant. Thanks to Alfredo and the team.

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi Marie, Thank you for such a wonderful review. I am delighted you enjoyed the experience. Look forward to your return soon. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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StaceyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Long wait for food and people who arrived after were served before. When the food did arrive one main was brought and the seond main was brought 10 minutes later.

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi Stacey, My sincere apologies. I would appreciate it if you would get in touch with me: mariana@themayson.ie Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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JulieK
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wings were epic! Lovely decor. Loved it. Would highly recommend

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi Julie, Thank you for such a wonderful review. I am delighted you enjoyed the experience. Look forward to your return soon. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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KathyF
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

Lovely restaurant with relaxed seating and friendly staff. Unfortunately the food was a big let down. Waited 40 minutes for a burger and a salad and when they arrived the burger was very dry and the salad was literally a huge bowl of rocket leaves with 2 cherry tomatoes. Wouldn't really recommend.

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi Kathy, My sincere apologies. I would appreciate it if you would get in touch with me: mariana@themayson.ie Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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CiaraM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Service was very poor, food was served cold, did not get an opportunity to ask for the food to me reheated as the waiters did not come near us, not even when are drinks were empty for a long time. After getting fed up of waiting we just ate our cold food. When the waiter finally came to collect our plates he didn’t acknowledge that we hadn’t even eaten half our dishes. The setting is nice but wouldn’t waste another evening here. Disappointing

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi Ciara, This is very disappointing to see. I apologize we could not exceed your expectations on this occasion. I would appreciate if you could provide a little more detail if you have the time. You can contact me directly on mariana@themayson.ie Kind Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Sam53
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous burgers. Such good portion size. Service was excellent. Can’t fault the place!

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi Sam, Thank you for such a wonderful review. I am delighted you enjoyed the experience. Look forward to your return soon. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Really food as always.
Competitively priced

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi, Thank you for such a wonderful review. I am delighted you enjoyed the experience. Look forward to your return soon. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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TatendaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Service was abit hard to receive. Once seat I had to wait almost 20 mins to be noticed as to get a drink order. To make food orders I had to wave down a server there wasn’t anyone specifically assigned to the table as my go to waiter just had to flag down anyone that looked like they worked there.
Food was okay we ordered the wings, seafood tagliatelle and the steak.

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Responded on 21 November 2021

Hi TatendaM, My sincere apologies. I would appreciate it if you would get in touch with me: mariana@themayson.ie Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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BrunoS
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service good food

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Responded on 21 November 2021

Hi, Thank you for the feedback. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Vrodrigues77
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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vipVeronica
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Super location
Incredible service with nice staff
Best chicken wings ever

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Sunshine18
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Verified our Covid certs. Service punctual and very pleasant. Food tasty.

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vipTymoteuszK
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was so good , the place is looks amazing!! Good job everybody there !!

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James
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

Cold, no atmosphere. Slow service. There is nothing outside the door except lots of rubbish, building works and over flowing drains.

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EoghanK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great location looking forward to going back! Great atmosphere.

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Responded on 7 November 2021

Hi EoghanK, Thank you for the review. We really appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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KarlaB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good service, delicious food

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Responded on 7 November 2021

Hi KarlaB, Thank you for the review. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really enjoyable and close to the 3 Arena pre show. Excellent

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Responded on 31 October 2021

Hi, Delighted you enjoyed and thank you so much for your kind words. Hope to see you back very soon! Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Dezo83
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brought my wife here for her birthday and it was well worth it. Food was excellent and the staff went above and beyond by bringing out a birthday cake and singing happy birthday to her. The venue itself is really nice too. I’d highly recommend a visit here.

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AislingO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff, food, outdoor dinning area all fabulous. Staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful. Food was delicious!!!!! Everything was perfect & such a lovely comfortable outdoor area with heaters & great atmosphere. We will definitely be back 🥰

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Responded on 31 October 2021

Hi AislingO, Thank you for sharing your comments with us and complementing the great service & food. It really means a lot to us. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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vipIanG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good lunch with my kids. Nice food and really great staff.

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Responded on 31 October 2021

Hi IanG, Delighted you enjoyed and thank you so much for your kind words. Hope to see you back very soon! Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Elephant and Castle is an absolutely fantastic place to be, whether you’re out for dinner on date night, hanging out with a group of friends or coming in for a late drink. I’ve been to Elephant and Castle I’d say about 4 times this week alone as every time someone suggests a good place for food or drinks; it’s my first port of call.

The food is exceptional. Something I’d really suggest is the chicken wing appetiser (that could easily fill two people as a main) as well as the dirty chicken nachos. These were so fresh and exploding with flavour.

The staff are also great. I find that they are really friendly, attentive and always do their best to accommodate everyone.

I can’t wait to tell more people about Elephant and Castle as I just can’t recommend it enough.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 31 October 2021

Hi, Delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience. I will pass your kind words back to Rachel. Looking forward to your next visit! Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
10 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a good time!

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Responded on 23 October 2021

Hi, Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write such a lovely review. We look forward welcoming you back in the near future Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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vipgarym
Dublin
11 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

the decor is great, chicken wings were really good

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Responded on 23 October 2021

Hi Garym, Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write such a lovely review. We look forward welcoming you back in the near future Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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LouiseC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Really nice early evening dinner with family. The restaurant itself is stunning, really cool bar. The wings were amazing and kids meals were good but the Caesar salad was a little disappointing and wouldn't order the seafood tagliatelle again as it needed a sauce but overall I really enjoyed the experience.

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Responded on 23 October 2021

Hi LouiseC, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us some feedback. I am disappointed that you did not enjoy the Caesar salad or Tagliatelle. I will be addressing this with our team. We really hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Mediocre.
The atmosphere is very nice but in terms of food - very disappointing. I was expecting much better from a « hype » place.
Only 3 cocktails on the menu.
The burger was way to big to be eaten and the bun bread burnt.
The dessert « dark chocolat » is only caramel with barely chocolat inside.
I would not recommend.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 23 October 2021

Hi, My sincere apologies. I can assure you this is not our usual standard. I would appreciate it if you would get in touch with me: mariana@themayson.ie Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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AimeeN
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Lovely restaurant with lovely staff. Wings were lovely but my risotto was over cooked and slimy which was disappointing. Dessert was meant to be hot fudge sundae but it wasn’t that either.

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Responded on 17 October 2021

Hi AimeeN, My sincere apologies. I can assure you this is not our usual standard. I would appreciate it if you would get in touch with me: mariana@themayson.ie Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Vrodrigues77
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The wings were q bit overcooked most of then very hard, we have as a main pan fried chicken supreme that was lots of mash and no much chicken and the seafood linguine that was a bit tasteless.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 17 October 2021

Hi Vrodrigues77, This is very disappointing to see. I would appreciate if you could provide a little more detail if you have the time. You can contact me directly on mariana@themayson.ie. Kind Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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LidiaJ
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

Not leaving this lightly as E&C is one of my favorite restaurants however on this occasion neither food or service was at a level that it should have been. We got a table at the end of a bar which was not comfortable and too close to the kitchen. During the whole mean no one came to check on the food or if we need more drinks etc.
The food itself normally very high quality was not up to standards - The greens that came with salmon were too hard and the ribs (normally outstanding) where slightly undercooked on one side and very fatty on the other. I understand the restaurant was extremely busy however for the price the experience should always be at high level,
We had 3 people at the table however the cutlery and glasses where left for 2.
Based on that experience I wouldn’t rush to come back.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 17 October 2021

Hi LidiaJ, My sincere apologies. I can assure you this is not our usual standard. I would appreciate it if you would get in touch with me: mariana@themayson.ie Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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CO123
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Lovely decor & very comfortable. Starters were all fantastic - specifically, ribs & chicken wings were very generous portions. Mains were also good although salmon portion was on the small side. No room for desserts!
Staff were friendly. Mains were a bit slow coming but once we asked about them, they arrived swiftly afterwards with apologies.
We'll definitely be returning!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 17 October 2021

Hi CO123, Thank you for the review. We really appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service, everything about this place was outstanding. THANK YOU for such a good evening. Hats off to the chefs, I loved the food.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 17 October 2021

Hi, Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write such a lovely review. We look forward welcoming you back in the near future Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wings were delicious as always

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 17 October 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for such a fantastic review. The team is delighted with the feedback. See you again soon! Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Service was hit and miss. Starter came out really quickly but the main course took some time to arrive. I also asked for some condiments which never came. Food was good. Lovely setting, we sat outdoors which was completely heated.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 10 October 2021

Hi, We greatly appreciate your feedback as it assists us in becoming better at what we do. I'm disappointed to read the service didn't meet your expectations on this occasion. We hope to see you again. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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AnnemarieL
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Yea really good. No kids menu ready and had to wait a while at beginning for someone to ask for drinks. Other than that it was great, food delicious

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 10 October 2021

Hi Annemarie, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us some feedback. I am disappointed that there was no kids menus. I will be addressing this with our team. We really hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Steve
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was good and a cool location. Only negative was that we moved to the bar afterwards, ordered cocktails, but then never got them? Server just disappeared after dropping the waters. Otherwise, solid spot.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 17 October 2021

Hi Steve, Thank you for the review. We really appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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LouB
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice menu and lots of options to choose from. We weren’t waiting long for our lunch to arrive which was great. The staff were very polite and courteous and asked a few times was everything ok and if we were happy with our lunch. Overall a great experience. We will be back

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 10 October 2021

Hi LouB, Thank you for the review. We really appreciate the feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch and hope to see you again soon Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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AineO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had wonderful time at your restaurant with my family. Food and service was excellent and looked after me with all my food allergies, perfect, could not have been better, thanks to the chefs and servers. xxxxx

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 17 October 2021

Hi AineO, Thank you for the review. We really appreciate the feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and service. We hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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