Elephant & Castle – The Mayson

4.4
221 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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LouiseC
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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AimeeN
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded 4 days ago

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
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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Responded 4 days ago

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
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious wings and ribs. Great service and lovely space.

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AaronD
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food good service great value overall good experience

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 10 October 2021

Hi Aaron, Thank you so much for such a fantastic review. See you again soon! Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Conor
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Food was nice, service was pretty poor, had to ask for the bill 3 times, which was surprising since we were asked for the table back which was the only reason we finished up!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 3 October 2021

Hi Conor, 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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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was lovely not too busy and great music. Food was amazing and quick service

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 3 October 2021

Hi, Thank you for dining with 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat the best food in Dublin! The staff and service are very attentive too🙌

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 3 October 2021

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I will make sure to pass on your comments to the team. We hope to welcome you back soon. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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DanielD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chicken wings are so delicious here!! We also had some nice cocktails. The place is beautiful.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 26 September 2021

Hi DanielD, Thank you for such a lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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LesleyM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Really comfortable place to eat. I love the seating. Food was good. Will definitely return.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 26 September 2021

Hi LesleyM, Thank you for such a lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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LiamH
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Only downside was the outside seats where not ones for eating at. Note not all the seats are like this just the table I was given, nice chairs if only having a drink to relax.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 19 September 2021

Hi Liam, Thank you for the feedback. We hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Andrew
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Service was quite slow when we attended last. Looked understaffed with the bar next door reopened.
An hour from sitting down and ordering before we had any food and we'd only ordered one course.
The steak and lamb were good but the steak wasn't warm enough to melt the garlic butter it came with. Portions for the potatoes were poor and the garlic greens are a shadow of themselves pre-Covid.

Overall spent €108 for 2 mains, 2 deserts and wine.
We were quite disappointed as we'd been frequent visitors but this was not the first time service had slowed to a crawl. It was the first time we'd left hungry.

If you do go, stick to the burgers and wings.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 19 September 2021

Hi Andrew, This is very disappointing to see. I'm sorry we could not meet your expectations on this occasion. We have taken your comments on board and will pass them on to our team. Kind Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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AudreyM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice staff. Lovely venue. Would go back again

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 26 September 2021

Hi AudreyM, Thank you for such a lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A friend in town

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 19 September 2021

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

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RosaM
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were so impressed with our meal here, such a beautiful restaurant with perfect ambiance! Amazing staff who do everything to make sure you’re comfortable and catered to! Very happy with our dining experience, we will definitely be back next time we’re in Dublin! Brilliant food and portion sizes, gorgeous chips!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 19 September 2021

Hi Rosa, Thank you for such a lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks were great, plus amazing ambiance and service. Visiting from California and would highly recommend

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 12 September 2021

Hi, Thank you for such a lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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KeithF
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love this place, food, drink and staff all very good

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 12 September 2021

Hi Keith, Thank you for such a lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall1Food2Service5Ambience5

The burger was overcooked and hard I didn’t even touch , the wings are the best always was tasty in the other hand I have been in the elephant & castle restaurant in temple bar quite few times , always had a pleasant experience sadly this time but overall the service was great , value fair and atmosphere was great ! I still would be back but I wouldn’t go for burger again !

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 19 September 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us some feedback. I am disappointed that you were not happy with the quality of your dish and this is something I will be addressing with our team. We really hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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NoelleF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely lovely first visit here. The staff were so accommodating & kind to our family. Yummy food and fab drinks. Will be back!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 5 September 2021

Hi NoelleF, Thank you for such a lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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SteveC
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Burger was super dry. Besides this all was fine.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 5 September 2021

Hi Steve, Thank you for the feedback! I will make sure to share with the kitchen team. We hope to see you again. Regards, Mariana

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fab decor, lovely food & staff 🙃

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 5 September 2021

Hi, Thank you for such a lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very quiet when we went; but we did eat early (5pm booking). Service and food was great - will definitely be back.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 1 September 2021

Hi, Thank you for such a lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Caeser was so friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful! Food was absolutely class, huge portions. We loved the decor and atmosphere, will definitely be back soon!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 1 September 2021

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I will make sure to share your comments with the entire team and we look forward welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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LouC82
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated straight away, the servers were extremely friendly, attentive and helpful, the food was amazing

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 29 August 2021

Hi, Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Delighted you had such a fantastic experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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AntoinetteP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Wings were ok but very dry didn’t taste like wings we are used to getting in elephant in castles elsewhere. We were sitting right at the kitchen so it was quite noisey with the chefs shouting.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 29 August 2021

Hi AntoinetteP, We really appreciate the feedback. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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JemmaI
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fab food, beautiful setting and amazing service. Must stop for Dublin, especially the chicken wings!!

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Responded on 29 August 2021

Hi Jemmal, Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Delighted you had such a fantastic experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Overall the meal was good, however one of the dishes was not. I ordered the sautéed Shrimp and it was not as well seasoned and cooked since I had eaten it before, so I was a bit disappointed. The shrimp was bland and the couscous was hard and under cooked with very little spinach. I tasted no ginger in the dressing as well. I am sure this feedback will be delivered to your kitchen and I look forward to your response.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 29 August 2021

Hi, This is very disappointing to see. I'm sorry we could not meet your expectations in 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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AnnaP
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was very friendly & accommodating. The food was delicious!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 29 August 2021

Hi AnnaP, Thank you for such a lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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BrianC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Always know what your going to get, which is quality food in a nice bar/athmosphere, we go with kids/teens and it is our go to place for birthdays....they gave the birthday boy a treat too which was a nice touch, I ate it though!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 29 August 2021

Hi BrianC, I can say the pleasure was all ours. Thank you for dining with 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
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My first time here and it definitely will not be my last.
Great food, great wine, and fantastic staff to match.
I took my friend here for her birthday and honestly couldn’t have picked a better spot.
I already can’t wait to come back.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 22 August 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for the fantastic review! Delighted to hear you had great time with us. Hope we see you again soon. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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