Elephant & Castle - Rathmines

4.4
469 Reviews
€30 and under
American
Our Rathmines Elephant & Castle has become a staple venue over the last two years, right in the heart of Rathmines Village. The signature white facade from Temple Bar has been replicated, bringing new life to this previously quiet corner of Rathmines village. being the second location of the E&C family we have served over thousands of many happy guests. Service, great food and comfortable dining experience is our number one priority.

The menu will feature the same great dishes that make Elephant & Castle a firm favourite. From the fluffy omelettes, and juicy burgers, and, of course, those crispy, spicy wings. We’re focusing on friendly, laid-back service; tasty as ever food and a relaxed atmosphere - everything Elephant & Castle lovers have come to expect from a visit to our place. The 110-seater restaurant is spacious and bright, with large windows looking out onto buzzing Rathmines. Comfy booths and oak clad walls with black and white images from E&C’s native New York City.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 469 people are saying
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CDM92
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Returning customer after many good experiences. Service was good, but food was fair. Thought the seafood linguine was not good - watery sauce and tasted very plain. Chicken wings were great, as always!

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BeforeCinema
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Bar service painfully slow. Food as usual consistently good.

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AnneG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great spot to dine with the teenagers! The chicken wings were 'better than Tribeca's' and that's saying something! The main courses were a bit average. Very good service and attentive waiting staff.

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AdrianB
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable thanks for a lovely meal we had a good time

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Tommymc
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-booking certainly helped us on a busy Friday night with cinemas emptying out nearby. Service was excellent and very efficient. Corn chips and chicken wings appetisers and burgers as mains meant no room for desserts but thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded 7 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your recent review. We are so glad to hear your visit was top notch and hope to have you back dining with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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JulieC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well run with very efficient and friendly staff. Excellent food and great facilities. It was also great to be able to eat indoors (proof of vaccination needed) with confidence. Looking forward to going back

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on September 19, 2021

Hi Julie, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. We really appreciate the support and hope to have you back soon. Kind Regards, The E&C Team

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Jtss
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The chicken wings are always top notch! Can always rely on elephant and Castle for good food and great ambiance, 10/10.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on September 19, 2021

Hi there, Thank you so much for the lovely comments, we really appreciate the support. Kind regards, The E&C Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great, but the tables were far too close together. We we’re probably 1-2 feet from the people next to us. It did make us very uncomfortable and we didn’t get to fully enjoy ourselves.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on September 19, 2021

Hi there, Thank you so much for your recent feedback. We have taken your comments on board and really appreciate the time you've taken to let us know. Kind regards, The E&C Team

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Cobby
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They did a great job making us comfortable outside, considering the rain, other tables, and the rush hour traffic

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on September 19, 2021

Hi Cobby, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a rating. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The E&C Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Sitting opposite the toilets was a designers major fault, gross
Food no way near as tasty as the old Elephant & Castle
It felt slap dash
Service was ok
I paid €27 for basically a sandwich a glass of ok wine and bottle of water
Robbery

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on September 13, 2021

Hello, Many thanks for your recent feedback. We are sorry where you were sat but we keep the doors open for great ventilation during this period of time of covid. I am sure you can understand. We would have been happy to move you to another table, had you made us aware. Our wines are all new and many to choose from, sorry you did not like the one you chose. We are very sorry you didn't like the food and hope you would give us another shot. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was hot and tasty

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JustineJ
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very friendly staff and lots of them on hand, great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was very loud but still a great evening, food was amazing and service was fab!

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ChristopherF
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place nice wings nice staff kid friendly also

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on September 6, 2021

Hello ChristopherF, Many thanks for your recent feedback we appreciate the support and hope to have you back with us again soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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PierceOR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Striploin steak was superb, cheese burger equally as good and portions very generous.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on September 5, 2021

Hi Pierce, Thank you so much for the 5* rating, we really appreciate it when our guests take the time to let us know how we're getting on and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. Kind regards, The E&C Team

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AislingO
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food2service2ambience5

Great atmosphere and lovely setting, but the burger was a let down unfortunately. Lovely starter and great wine, would go back but just not order the burger!

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on September 5, 2021

Hi Aisling, It is disappointing to see such a low score on food and service as we strive to provide our guests with the best at all times. We do appreciate our guests' feedback so thank you for taking the time to let us know. Kind regards, The E&C Team

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AnnR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Slow to receive mains after starter. Asked if chicken fillet was plain. Was breaded. Ate it as I was hungry. Cheese melted on burger look liked it had curdled. Left too long under grill. Who still uses butter head lettuce on burger?. Loads of different types out there. Wings were good though.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on September 5, 2021

Hi Ann, Many thanks for your recent feedback. Sorry to hear that the food was not top notch. We do strive to serve excellent food and service but it seems we missed the mark this time. We hope you will give us another chance and we appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we are getting on. Kind regards, The E&C Team

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MathewF
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food very tasty as always. Chips have really improved

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DeeH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid very clean . Highly recommend this restaurant, food delicious.. we definitely be back ..

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hello DeeH, Many thanks for the great review. We will be sure to pass it on to the team of your kind words. Hope to have you back with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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Cloud
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and lovely food even though it was busy. Very helpful with my kids food.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on September 1, 2021

Hello Cloud, Many thanks for your recent great review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. I believe that is Milo, will let him know for sure. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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BernieS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Elephant & Castle have the best chicken wings in Dublin. Go there if you love your wings! The staff were very friendly and we weren't 'kicked out' the minute the meal was over. Always a bonus. Would definitely recommended Elephant & Castle and the toilet facilities are on the ground floor which are very accessible and spotless too!

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hello BernieS, Thank you for your kind words and great review. We are glad your visit went great and hope to have you back dining with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice good service very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice food, nice atmosphere. Staff not fully attentive with drinks/water.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on August 29, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it when our guests take the time to let us know how we're doing and we hope to have you back soon. Kind regards, The E&C Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening dining with the kids.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on August 28, 2021

Hello, Many thanks for the 5* review. We are super glad to hear that your visit was great. Hope to have you back dining with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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Gabriel
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The hosts was kind of rude like he was doing me a favour giving us a table, looking at bus up and down his attitude was not nice at all, our waitress on the other hand was good ... I ordered a burger, meet was cold and chips too, I asked for Tomato sauce and mayonnaise these, never arrived. I had very high expectations as it was a recommendation for a friend of mine. The wings were little bit burned.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on August 28, 2021

Hello Gabriel, Many thanks for your recent feedback. Sorry to hear that the food was not top notch. We strive to serve excellent food. As into the host, I am sorry this happened but will say that your booking was for 5:30pm and your party did not arrive until 6:30pm. We have a grace period of 15 minutes. I believe the host was trying to figure out if it was possible to sit your party since you were late. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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Coll
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and i visited elephant and Castle in Rathmines. We had a wonderful evening. The staff were very welcoming and looked after us superbly. The staff are a credit to the restaurant. The restaurant is really nice and has a great atmosphere. The menu is very good and we really enjoyed our food. Once again the chicken wings are a huge winner.
We will definitely be back again.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on August 27, 2021

Hello Coll, Many thanks for such a kind review. We will be sure to pass it on to the team. We really take pride in offering amazing food with great service. Our team is everything to us and they are truly an amazing bunch. We hope to have you back dining with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant. Staff and food are always amazing. Thanks guys 😊

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on August 26, 2021

Hi there, We are delighted to hear that we are you favourite and really appreciate you letting us know!! Thank you so much for your support and hopefully we will see you again very soon. Warmly, The E&C Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service … food very tasty but wings were a tad dry Otherwise excellent

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on August 25, 2021

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback on your visit, we really appreciate any we get and we hope to see you here in Rathmines again soon. Kind regards, The E&C Team

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PATD
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elephant & Castle is a great eatery. Been there many times as the food, service, ambience etc is fine. It is a little pricey but in no way would it stop me going there as a treat now and again. The choice from the menu is extensive to say the least. Drinks menu is the same.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on August 25, 2021

Hi PatD, Thank you so much for your 5* review, we really appreciate the support and hope to have you dining with us again very soon! Kind Regards, The E&C Team

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AyunaD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While booking mentioned it was a birthday and got Icecream with candles! Was super sweet

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on August 25, 2021

Hi AyunaD, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how you got on. We love when guests decide to spend their special occasions with us and we do our best to make it memorable! Thanks again, The E&C Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food was nice. Potato gratin were a little dry, could be creamy . Service was great. A little cold where we were sitting. Overall nice evening.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on August 23, 2021

Hello, Many thanks for the recent review. I will be sure to let the chef know about the gratin. I'm sorry it was cold in the venue. We have to keep the door open for the outside dinners and to circulate the air. When you come for your next visit and it is cold please let a manager know and we will crank up the heat. Hope to see you back soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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MagsD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was lovely. Our server was friendly and very good. My only problem is that from my table position I could see the staff behind the scenes were not wearing masks. These were the people putting our food on the plates and generally assisting the kitchen!

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on August 22, 2021

Hello MagsD, Thank you for your recent review. We adhere to strict covid guidelines. As HSE has been in just last week and has seen our operation and what goes on in our venue, they were more than pleased as how things are going and our following of covid guidelines. Hope you give us another shot. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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Sara
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were all very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed or wanted, we were sitting outside but there were always staff around so we weren’t sitting waiting for anything long. They were very attentive and the food was lovely. Great place to go!

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on August 22, 2021

Hi Sara, Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad to hear everything was great during your visit and hope to have you back dining with us real soon.. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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vipSuzanneD
Dublin
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Really disappointed. Our order was incorrect service definitely not as good as usual. Food was not as good as usual

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on August 22, 2021

Hi SuzanneD, Many thanks for the your recent review. I am very surprised to hear this as if you take a look at all our reviews our service has been top notch. Sorry to hear that your order was incorrect. As there were 3 managers working yesterday (Myself GM as well), I really would have hoped that you had asked to speak to one of us as we could have fixed any issues straight away. Could you give us a little more info on what was wrong with the food. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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JanetM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely, staff v friendly and everywhere was extremely clean

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StephenJ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service great. Nice ambiance. Worth a visit.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on August 20, 2021

Hello, Many thanks for the review. We are so glad to hear your visit was a great one and hope to have you back with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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MaeveM
London
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on August 19, 2021

Hello MaeveM, Many thanks for the great review. We are so happy to hear that everything was great and hope to have you back with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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LIZM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

my pal had covid cert & photo ID. However I only had my Covid cert so we had to sit outdoors so it was noisy but that was my error.

Lovely friendly helpful team working there from Front-of-house, waiter and it was reassuring that Covid indoor dining was being enforced [I forgot photo ID so instead of our reserved indoor table we had to dine outdoors]

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on August 19, 2021

Hello LizM, Many thanks for your recent review. We are glad that you were able to enjoy your time here with us. We follow strict guidelines with covid and want to reassure all guests they are safe and comfortable while dining with us. Hope to have you back with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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DebsB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bowl of spicy wings blew our minds! Loved the steak and risotto as well!

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on August 13, 2021

Hello Deb, Many thanks for your recent great review. We hope to have you back dining with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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Elephant & Castle - Rathmines is rated 4.4 stars by 469 OpenTable diners.

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