Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Spicy Chicken Wings in a Basket
In these difficult times, it seems unfair to be negative, but we found the service erratic and confusing. One staff member after another came to our table, but we never knew who was really taking care of us. We must have had four or five different people coming to our table at various points. One offered us water, but it never came. The next server asked us if we needed anything, so we asked again for water. Most disappointing was that the order of one of our party was delayed by a kitchen mistake, which meant that all three in our party had a very long wait for food. Yet another staff member (the manager?) came to apologise about the delay, and said we would be offered dessert or a glass of wine to make up for it. But that offer never materialised either, as he never returned to our table and none of the various staff followed up. It made for a stressful evening, not as enjoyable and relaxing as it should have been. It would be better to have one person dedicated to each table who knew what was going on.
45 minute wait for any food to arrive & the order was wrong when it finally did come. Nice of them to offer free drinks to both people but just would have been great to get the food on time. A lot of take out orders seemed to be taking priority over people in dining. Both tables beside us also had considerable wait times.
The food and setting as always was amazing but the service was next level. From the host to the waiter everyone was so friendly and attentive!
Food and service good, restaurant was a little cold but it was earlier in the evening so it could have been just opened and still warming up. Great spot right across from the Stella cinema.
The best wings, so crispy and lots of sauce! Everything was brilliant, however we were quite cold in the restaurant. I understand ventilation is important but we weren't comfortable sitting there, had to wrap our scarves around us.
Brought my son and his pals for pre cinema dinner and it was perfect!
The best place ever x
They were quite busy but the service suffered. It took half an hour between ordering and our food arriving. The food was good, however it is quite expensive.
Nice palce with the kids. Food is average and service seems a bit lost at time (took 15 minutes to pay my bill) but otherwise nice.
We were made to wait 20 minutes for our table even though we had booked in advance and our food didn’t come until 1h 30mins after we were seated. Extremely busy and food was average. Ambience and vibe was lovely.
Wings portion delicious and very generous - great atmosphere and very attentive service!
Loved it staff really lovely and helpful great food x
Mid week family celebration dinner for 8. Really disappointing - overcooked burgers for adults, doughy chicken tenders for kids. No choice of sweet potato fries alternative. Slow service. The place felt unloved in general.
Almost €200 spent - just mains and 4 glasses of wine. The kids voted to get something in shop for dessert instead of lingering. E&C trading on their past name, not current performance. I and felt robbed.
Every time I come here I always get the wings and they never disappoint. Best wings in Dublin!
Special occasion not addressed as per booking but food and overall satisfaction out weighed any dissapointment
Hi there, Thank you so much for the 5*, we really appreciate when our guests take the time to leave us a rating and we are delighted to read of your amazing experience!! Best wished, The E&C Team
I booked in as treat for me and my nana before we went to the Stella theatre across the road. We had the best time! The portions were huge and everything tasted amazing and was piping hot. The staff were amazing and very friendly! Working in hospitality myself I really can’t praise them enough, as I know how hard it is, especially how difficult customers are nowadays due to everything that is going on! Thanks for a great evening !
Three of us went for dinner here Saturday night before the cinema. Unfortunately, we were all disappointed by the menu and by the food. We are all vegetarians and there was only a Burger or a sandwich that we could order. The burger fell apart while you were eating it and the sandwich had a not very nice tasting tapenade (we know what tapenade should taste like). Also the chips were soggy and full of oil. All of us did not feel great after this meal.
chicken wings were overcooked unfortunately and we were unable to finish. Staff were lovely though
Hello Humnut, Many thanks for your recent feedback. Sad to hear about the wings as we are very well know for our wings. Could you give us further details on your visit. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards, E&C Team
Excellent service and great atmosphere
All good - food, service
Awful service and probably the worst burger I’ve had in my life. Yes, they have to be cooked to regulations but it just tasted of nothing with some limp mushrooms- again no taste- slapped on top. Fries were quite good, ditto wings. Bad experience Somewhat mitigated but excellent attention from Manager. Otherwise very poor
Hello, Many thanks for your recent review. We are sad to hear that your visit didn't hit the mark and would like to know more about your visit so we can improve. Would you mind emailing us at email@example.com so we can find where we went wrong. Kind Regards, E&C Team
Really lovely night out with the kids. Great staff and food perfect
Hello there, Many thanks for the 5* review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful visit and hope to have you back dining with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team
Had a lovely evening food was excellent and good value for money I will return.
Hi PaulL, Many thanks for your great review. We are happy to hear your evening went great and we hope to have you back dining with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team
Ignored by staff. Drinks forgotten about & then mixed up. No value for money
Hello, Many thanks for your recent review. We are very sad to see you didn't have a good experience with us. We strive to serve up great service with some amazing food. Looks like this time we didn't hit the mark. Would like some more information regarding your recent visit. If you could email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we would greatly appreciate it. Kind Regards, E&C Team
Good food, could do with a little more menu variety maybe. But generally good value and the staff are very nice indeed.
Hi Niall Jude, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback, it is very much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Worst Burger Ever. Do not order a burger here unless you like them tasteless and over cooked to the point of almost burnt. Oh, and it was also the smallest burger I've ever been served except McDonald's when I'd order a kids meal. And yes, I tried to complain but could not get a staff members attention and no one came to the table to check if everything was alright. When they did , I had eaten it out of hunger. Told them, and was assured a manager would be over......we were then ignored completely. We were not offered the dessert menu or coffee, nothing. Eventually we paid and left and I had to go up to the counter to ask for the bill as no one came near our table.
Hello FlanotheDub, Many thanks for your recent review. We are sad to hear that the burger wasn't up to standards. We do cook our burgers through the regulations put forth through the government, which is medium well to well done. I am sorry to see that a manager or staff member didn't get to check on you as this should be done. Apologies on this and we hope you would give us another shot. Kind Regards, E&C Team
Good meal. Only problem was my burger was almost cold when it arrived as it must have been hanging around waiting. It was replaced very promptly so that was fine.
Hi MargaretH, Many thanks for your recent review. We are glad to see that the issue with the burger got rectified. Although it should have been hot from the beginning and for this I apologize. We hope you give us another shot and will be discussing with the head chef. Kind Regards, E&C Team
Love the place, I live local so when I get the chance I will chose this place. Portions are very generous. A little pricey but food is very tasty. Whether you dine alone or not, go there.
Hi PatD, Many thanks for your 5* review. We are so happy to see that your visit was great and we hope to have you back dining with us real soon. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Very busy with a good atmosphere. We asked to move tables as a very cold wind coming in the door. Food was great. Service good.
Hello LillianB, Many thanks for your recent review. We apologize about the cold and are happy to hear that you were able to move to a warmer spot. We hope to have you back with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team
It’s definitely now as good as Temple Bar - where I have been going with family and friends for close to 30 years.
Hi leeg, Thank you so much for your lovely comment! We strive to emulate the reputation of our sister restaurant in every way so we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us here in Rathmines and we hope to see you and your family again soon. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Bit disappointed to be honest. Have eaten in the temple bar one and it was miles ahead.
Food wasn't amazing, service seemed a bit disjointed.
Hi David, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a rating. We work hard here to maintain the E&C standard of great food and service for all our guests so we would hope you would give us another chance. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Good busy neighbourhood restaurant vibes, nice decor, and good value.
Hi KateO, We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon so we can get that rating up to 5*. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Great for a casual evening with the family (pre cinema)
Hi CliveR, We really appreciate you leaving us a rating, thank you for taking the time to do so. Kind regards, The E&C Team
I love the chicken wings with extra celery!!!!!!!!
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!
Hi CDM92, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. We have passed your comments on to our kitchen team and hope you will give us another chance. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Bar service painfully slow. Food as usual consistently good.
Hi BeforeCinema, We are sorry you were disappointed at the service you received on your visit, we have taken your comments on board and we hope you will give us another shot. Kind regards, The E&C Team
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.
Hi AnneG, We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and we hope next time we can get that rating up to 5*! Kind regards, The E&C Team
Very enjoyable thanks for a lovely meal we had a good time
Hi AdrianB, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to have you back soon. Kind regards, The E&C Team
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Elephant & Castle - Rathmines is rated 4.2 stars by 506 OpenTable diners.
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