Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Outside the world has greatly changed, but inside our swinging doors we try to keep things just the way they were.
Celebrated my son's Communnion here on Saturday and from start to finish it was just excellent. Food delicious and service was excellent.They're made him feel extra special through the hustle and bustle of a busy service.Definitely would recommend
Thank you for the great review! Glad you enjoyed your time with us! See you soon E&C Management
Food is overpriced for what it is. Ordered a bottle of wine and was overcharged for it on the final bill. Had to ask waiter to re-check price and it was then deducted from bill. Wine was €40, but can be bought in shops for €6.50, checked this afterwords.
Main courses were nice but again completely overpriced.
Heavy service charge then added to bill after poor service to the table.
Hi Cormac, Very sorry to hear that our service wasn't up to the usual standard. Prices have been rectified already in the system. You might try us again sometime. E&C Management
Great food and great service. Seated as soon as we arrived.
Thanks for taking your time to give us a nice feedback. E&C Management
Lovely family dinner, clementine looked after us very well and we all enjoyed as always the wings! Tried a number of their wines and left very merry! Thanks again!
Thanks for the nice review ElaineF, and for your kind words. we will pass it on to Clementine. We are looking forward to having you dine with us again. E&C Management
Great chicken wings as always but similar to the last few occasions I have been there service could be better.
Sorry to hear that your experience was less than amazing.We do hope it will not deter you coming back to have a better experience. E&C Management
Whilst the food was good we were very let down by service. Our drinks order was taken incorrectly on 3 occasions, we couldn't get their attention to get the bill. When we did, we had to go and remind them 10 minutes later. The food server was also incredibly grumpy when he was trying to find out who ordered the dish he had to hand. Not a good impression at all for the international colleagues I was hosting that night. They did deal with our complaint promptly and discounted the bill but it wasn't about the money
Hi Michelle, I am sorry to hear you were not happy with the your recent dining experience in our restaurant. We strive to give the best service to our guests and present with the highest quality of food, so it's disappointing to hear that it was not up to our usual standard on this particular occasion. Many thanks, E&C Management
Fantastic experience in the Otiginal Elephant and Castle. Been coming here for over 25 years and it never disappoints. Service was superb, food delicious and we had a great family meal. Highly recommended.
Thank you for taking time to review us. Always appreciated! See you soon, E&C Management
Lovely time on Sunday with family.
Lovely friendly staff
Thank you Eileen for the nice review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time. See you soon, E&C Management
We were a group of six so we were able to book a table this time. Often we are just three or four and therefore can’t reserve a table which can be frustrating.. even if they took a no refund deposit... would be preferable..
Sorry TrionaM, but we only take online bookings for large groups as there is such a huge demand at the door for walk in customers. Everybody is more than welcome to drop in in advance to put their name on the door list. If you are not able to do that, come in and if we cannot get it for you straight away we will take a name on our door list and keep a table for you. Thank you for taking your time to review us, E&C Management
Average food but central location
Thank you for the stars! E&C Management
It’s all about the food.
Thank you for the 5 star!
One main course was forgotten and then when it did come, it was incorrect leaving one diner eating alone. No apology and very little acknowledgment. Will not return.
Hi Kim, Very sorry to hear about your unusually bad experience in our restaurant. You might try us again sometimes. E&C Management
Great food however we did have to reach out a number of times for standard items, napkins water etc and we were a large group 11, as I said food is always great will be back
Food was beautiful but sat down at 9.10 and didn’t receive our food till 10.30.
Took the goodness off the night with waiting around
Great place for amazing burgers and good beer - perfect for a rugby weekend!
We are glad you enjoyed your time with us! See you soon! E&C Management
Nice atmosphere. Great Wings. Waiting a while for our table - but manager kept us up to speed with expectations. Very enjoyable.
Thank you for your time to give us such a nice review! E&C Management
Our dinner at Elephant & Castle was great, the wings were delicious :) We were able to book a table for 12 but when we arrived we had to squeeze on a table of 8 and the restaurant was quite noisy. Nevertheless we had a good evening and enjoyed the company and the food !
For the food we received I thought the price was very high and we were not given an itemize receipt.
Very good food and good atmosphere in the middle of Temple Bar - a lively restaurant in a lively place
Used to go there at least 3 times a month back I. The 90s with my ex and our friends. Returned this week with my adults kids and partner chickens wings were just as good as I remembered. Just wasn’t into the music. Everything else was great.
I loved the chicken wings. The spice was just purfect! We have made it a family tradition to go there every b-day and Christmas!
I had booked a seat for nine people but the table was very uncomfortable. It was in a booth in the back that had very little leg room. To facilitate the nine people an extra table was added to the fixed table. This was not the same height as the fixed table. Those inside the booth felt claustrophobic. We had to wait to be seated at our table and we received no apologizes for this. Our drinks order was not taken when we sat down and so was taken when we were ordering our food. The affogato for dessert was weird and overpriced. It was a full Americano with one scoop of ice cream. It was generally uncomfortable but we had an enjoyable evening.
+ Good food and ambience, located in the heart of the city.
- However, made a reservation for 12 folks at noon and had to wait with all my guests for an additional half hour for the table to be ready - not a pleasant experience, what's the point in making a reservation to begin with? Waiters pretty dismissive when asked about the table, again a lack of good customer service.
- Moreover, we were told only at the very end when we were about to pay that they can only accept payment from 2 cards. After some pushback we were able eventually to all pay separately - might consider telling this to large group of people from the beginning.
The whole experience was fantastic - if you haven’t had the chicken wings, I seriously recommend you do! I have now been twice whilst in Dublin & I will certainly be returning. Thanks again :-)
I organised this venue for a Christmas team dinner. It was a great night and the staff were superb. Good fun, great atmosphere. Best chicken wings in town. Never disappoints.
I love the food however the customer service is terrible. The waiters do not look happy at all
I completely understand that the restaurant is busy, but it is not reason for be rude with the customer.
I am very desapponted in my birthday night.
Absolutely gorgeous, great atmosphere and very enjoyable to eat in. food is delicious would highly recommend.