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Elephant & Castle - Elephant & Castle - Boston, Boston, MA

Elephant & Castle - Boston

4.0
4
120 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Elephant & Castle is a British-inspired pub where we encourage rowdy fun with your best mates. Here, you can always catch the match (because Football Lives Here) and have a nice hearty meal. Our menu is a Brit-"ish" invasion of flavour, yet warm and inviting. The Union Jack behind the bar might be faded, but the mood here is always vibrant. So come on in, and we'll greet you with a cool pint and tasty food.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 350-9977

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Crossing

  • Cross street

    Milk and Devonshire

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Closest T stops are State and Downtown Crossing.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 120 people are saying

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good good. Service a bit slow but ok. Was pretty loud the night we went.
  2. g

    goodfellas

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food nice atmosphere. Server sweet but slow. A little expensive for what we got but we will go back. Very convenient location when in downtown crossing area.
  3. R

    Review

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Disappointing experience. Reserved a high top table and specified in my booking that I would like it for a World Cup game being shown. When I arrived the seat was nowhere near a television screen as requested or a high top table. I asked the waitress if it’s possible to sit closer to a screen which she kindly put me in a booth near the big screen. The manager came over after we had order drinks and abruptly asked us to move as this was reserved. I informed the manager that I have a reservation to watch this game on a high top table and was told to sit in this booth by the waitress. The manager informed me that the table I was sat at had been booked for months in advance. We moved to a high top table eventually which is front of a screen. A short while passes and a lady walks through the door and the manager informs her we have your seats available, you are lucky as your seats were being stolen and I stopped them. This suggested we took those seats when the waitress kindly put us there in the first place. He said this so loudly that we could hear it very clearly and made us feel very unwelcome. Later on the manager was being patronising to the waitress staff and the whole experience was very unpleasant to watch. There was a number people who also experienced seats in wrong location and asked the waitress and manager several times to move even though there was booths left unused. They advertised they are showing the World Cup games but it didn’t have enough seating in front of screens to accommodate everyone - so I wouldn’t recommend going if you are attending to watch big sports events there. The service was quick and the food was a good standard. If it wasn’t for the rude manager in particular the experience was a 3/5 but we wouldn’t come back again to this venue again.
  4. SP

    SueP

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely English pub menu. The chicken pot pie was delightful.
  5. G

    Guest

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A very nice pub with great breakfast! Good prices, no lines
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was excellent but the service was not. Our waiter seemed to forget about us. At one point, we didn’t see him for 30 minutes. He never checked to see if our food was satisfactory or if we wanted dessert. We had to track him down to get our check.
  7. RF

    RFRM

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    The food was ok. Price was great for location. Server was reeking of marijuana and was obviously under the influence.
  8. KH

    KristinaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Hadn't been here in ages - it was exactly as I remembered. Food, service, place - were all great.
  9. MP

    MarcP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    It took 15 minutes to order. Food showed up at 25 minutes but we hadn’t been served our bar order. We also had no water or silverware when the food showed up. The waitress was apologetic but didn’t even think to bring us water until we explicitly asked (which had also during ordering). Our bar order showed up 3/4 the way through eating our meal and was only draft beer/cider. Then when we asked for the bill, just a machine and a total showed up. No itemized receipt. Could also not print a receipt.
  10. PB

    PhoebeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    As always, the restaurant was clean, welcoming, and the staff was great. Lime juice margaritas were absolutely delicious. The disappointment was the French dip sandwich; it was just "meh" for me. Not particularly flavorful. The horseradish sauce was barely discernable and the bread was a little too soft. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't the deliciousness I had hoped for. I would definitely eat hear again, but it won't be the French dip.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Had the fish & chips. Fish was great but the chips were cold and seemed as if they had been done in a batch just waiting for the order Really took away from my enjoying the meal
  12. m

    mommy

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to go to before attending a play at the Opera House
  13. SG

    ScottG

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Poor from start to finish. Service the worst had in Boston-and the food matched as well. I would advice to not bother going here. SHOCKINGLY BAD. Would of given 0 Stars if possible.
  14. MM

    MollyM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried this place on a whim and glad we did. Enjoyed our meal!
  15. GB

    GrB1066

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a great time meeting up with old friends and new at Elephant and Castle. The food was great and the drinks were good. Service was a bit slow, but not too painful.
  16. I

    Indira

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place and the food was great!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Food was fine, but service was not good. Waiter forgot items more than once.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just great food!
  19. m

    middletonfoodies

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Absolutely horrendous service and food was just ok. Enjoyed fish tacos but the pies they r known for were not the greatest as we got the sampler for an appetizer. Everyone else in our party were underwhelmed with food and again service was atrocious. Basically begged for more water and took forever to get our check despite informing them we had a show to be at
  20. KC

    KC15

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious as was the beer! Great spot for a British vibe.
  21. BK

    BetsyK

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was fine - came out a little too fast if anything’s they put crunchy onions on top of the shepherds pie which I thought was weird and added an odd texture to the dish, but it tasted fine. What really was weird about our experience was that we ordered two Tito’s & sodas, and they tasted…very strange. I’m not an expert but I’ve had plenty of T&S’s in my life and these ones were so weird. They were flat & very bitter. I’m not convinced they used Tito’s, and it almost seemed like they used tap water instead of club soda. I wouldn’t be surprised if I found out they served us Rubinoff & water, that’s what they tasted like. Very odd.
  22. T

    Tar10

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lone server who was a marvel. So personable, pleasant. Made the dining experience very special.
  23. A

    Andy

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Shortage of help and long waits for service are expected these days, especially when seated outside. But when you ask server for a condiment at the time you place the order so he doesn’t have to make an extra trip, and then have to ask twice more and still not get until the meal is almost done does not make for good service.
  24. JL

    JoyeLuckClub

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Lovely waitress, limited wine menu, good fish and chips but mediocre shepherds pie…it was a convenient location to the Orpheus and parking.
  25. TK

    TKPV

    New England

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Everything was fine but there didn’t seem to be any identity. The music was an odd mix (5 year old top 40 sort of) and kind of loud. There were a few tvs with the bruins game on. The waitress didn’t know what was on tap. It’s not really a pub, or a sports bar, or whatever.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was great!!
  27. c

    chesapeake

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lunch service for our group of eight was nothing short of spectacular! Our server Melissa was patient and efficient. She helped to organize the tables so we could all see each other. The entrees came out at the same time and were delicious. Oh, and the appetizers were fabulous, too. Highly recommend.
  28. TS

    TSLS

    New England

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant visit.
  29. LP

    LPM8934

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We made our reservation after seeing the 4.3 star average rating on OpenTable. Unfortunately, we were very, VERY disappointed. The service was pretty bad. We ordered apps for the table and when they arrived we asked the waitress for small plates, utensils and napkins. After 5 minutes, we got some plates but not enough for our party of 6 and we didn’t get our utensils or napkins. After reminding the waitress that we also needed utensils and napkins (she didn’t even check), we had to wait another 5-10 minutes for her to come by again - while our food was on the table. When she finally made it back she only brought 5 forks, 3-4 knives and 4 napkins. My mom cut her paper napkin in half to share with my teenage son and my daughter pulled the cocktail napkin out from under the appetizer dip. We shouldn’t have had to do that but we were tired of waiting. The food was blah at best. The chicken tenders (adult and child sizes) were overcooked (dark brown), the pie flight was blah (she did warn me that it was a small portion), the fish & chips were blah, and the Sunday Roast tasted like they were from last Sunday. The chicken wings were way too salty. The whipped feta cheese dip with tomatoes was the best part (but we couldn’t eat them because we had no utensils). After we got our food, it took us a while to wave the waitress down for refill on our water and drinks. She never stopped by to check in and wouldn’t even look our way. And although I’m a dessert person, we decided to give it a hard pass. We couldn’t bear another disappointment and we just wanted to get out. I don’t know if there was a shortage in staff, if she was new, if she was having a bad day or just very overwhelmed. We looked around and saw a total of two servers, a runner, a bartender and a manager. And although this is a pretty large restaurant, it was only at about 20-25% capacity. I really hate posting these types of reviews, but tonight was so bad that I had to share.
  30. W

    Worldtraveler

    New England

    86 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    The restaurant was not very clean, service was slow, and one of us got the “pie flights” which were terrible- no salad, dry, and compared the the other main courses, only 1/3 the size for the same price. We complained to the manager, and he did not care either. We won’t be back. What a shame. We had four friends with us and were embarrassed.
  31. JJ

    JerrieJ

    San Antonio

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate there on St. Patrick’s Day. Irish Maiden (drink) and pretzel bites with beer cheese dip were great! Our waitperson was great even though was super busy that night! Was lots of fun to people watch and eat and drink!
  32. KB

    KBMB

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was good. Overall we would go again.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great spot to pop in for a pint and watch a game with friends.
  34. AK

    AprilK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was really enjoyable! We were able to get in and seated right away, the waitress was attentative and pleasant! I wish we had one of these restaurants in my neck of the woods!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pies were amazing!! Every single person enjoyed their meals - tasted like a hug.
  36. SP

    SandyP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for early Sunday brunch while watching the soccer matches! Delicious food, fun atmosphere, and free on-street parking on Sunday morning!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite dining place while in Boston!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are from SC and this is our go to restaurant every trip to Boston! We love it!
  39. MB

    MaureenB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fun place spent my bday here on NYE it’s a great concept, they should open another one in Stamford CT lots of development here corporate as well….
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The house made sausage is amazing!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Elephant & Castle - Boston using the Order Online button. Elephant & Castle - Boston also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Elephant & Castle - Boston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 350-9977.

Elephant & Castle - Boston is rated 4 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

Elephant & Castle - Boston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Elephant & Castle - Boston

161 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA 02110

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Milk and Devonshire

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Crossing

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Closest T stops are State and Downtown Crossing.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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