Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar

4.5
177 Reviews
€30 and under
American
Elephant & Castle Prince Street opened in Lower Manhattan in ’73 across from St Vincent’s Hospital where George had worked as an oncologist since the 1950’s. After two decades of short lunch breaks where he could never get anything he wanted to eat, finally he retired to a life of eating everything he wanted to eat, in his own restaurant with a special name. His passion and obsession for quality was infectious and E&C became a New York classic within a few years. Doors opened in a very different and quiet Temple Bar in January 1989 and by Summer of that year the queues had already started for our fantastic food and spectacular atmosphere!
Outside the world has greatly changed, but inside our swinging doors we try to keep things just the way they were.
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BronaghW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was years since I’d been to elephant and castle and wow I was so impressed all over again. I love this restaurant, it’s such a perfect size a real city gem. The staff were great, friendly and attentive. The food was exactly what I wanted. All so tasty and more-ish! Their wings are famous but I’d argue their ribs give the wings a run for their money, fall off the bone, succulent meat. Well done, I will return and recommend to others for sure

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Responded on September 20, 2020

Hi Bronagh,, Thank so much for your fabulous feedback and for taking the time to leave us a review! We looking forward to seeing you again real soon. E&C TEAM

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LyndseyW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants! I took my friends here that were new to the city and they loved it as well. Great food, friendly servers, and a nice interior!

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Responded on September 20, 2020

Hi Lyndsey, We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a positive review and five star rating! Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you again real soon! E&C Team

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Fionan
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was really nice, and staff were very friendly. Service was very quick, which was ideal for the short lunch break I was on. Would definitely recommend!

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Responded on September 20, 2020

Thanks Fionan, and hope to see you again real soon! E&C Team

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food is always delish but I always find the staff a bit stand-offish, very little interaction from them & a smile is seldom. Ofcourse we will return cos the wings are fab but would just like the staff to be a bit more friendly

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Responded on September 17, 2020

Hi Sarah, it is a very unusual experience what you just shared. Our hard working staff wears mask during their shift thus this fact could have caused to misinterpret. Sorry to hear you weren't pleased with the staff. Hope your next visit will change your mind. Regards E&C Team

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carmeld
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food very prompt service wasn’t too busy for a Sunday

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Responded on September 17, 2020

Thanks a million Carmeld!

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LeeM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to elephant and castle many times. I'm from Belfast and always look forward to getting the chicken wings when in Dublin. We arrived late for our table but we were able to still dine. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Food was amazing as always.

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Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you so much for the brilliant review, hope we gonna see you soon

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RBGO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and outstanding service. Must go place in temple bar.

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Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you for the kind word looking forward to having you in future

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LukeT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great wine and friendly staff !!
We got the wings with a pesto & mozzarella burger with a side of fries and it was sooooo much food for the price we paid.
We also got a bottle of the Primitivo Salento wine and it was really tasty & fruity !!
We will be back for sure 😜

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Responded on September 13, 2020

Thanks a million Luke We're glad you enjoyed everything E&C Team

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TracyO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food for fabulous value and an extremely polite, welcoming and helpful staff.

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Responded on September 13, 2020

Thanks so much Tracy

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TinaD
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great staff all very socially distanced and felt safe! Chicken wings amazing and coffee cocktail was just to die for ! We will be back

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Responded on September 13, 2020

Thanks very much Tina

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MauraH
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Eating out in COVID 19 times is a very different experience but they tried their best. All regulations were adhered to.
The service was brilliant, really nice friendly & helpful waiters. The food was good, I think the menu may be limited due to COVID. The chicken breast with mash was only ok but the lemon chicken was lovely. The deserts were really good especially the icecream with raspberries & passion fruit.

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Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you Maura for taking the time to leave such a kind review. As part of the "new now" we are taking great care to ensure our guests are safe and feel comfortable so it is fantastic to see that our efforts have paid off. I hope to welcome you back to Elephant and Castle in the near future! Kind regards, E&C Team

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leeg
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great as alway. Thankyou...........................

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Responded on September 5, 2020

Thanks a million! We look forward to seeing you dine with us again. E&C Team

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I understand that we are in strange and changed times and that things arent the same but this experience in one of our favorite restaurants wasn't great. Requested window seat, via the app, but 4 of us tucked away in the corner. The food came out over 5-10 minutes not all at once, my wifes first, followed a few minutes later by mine and my daughters followed a few minutes later by my younger daughters...who ate a side of fries she was waiting that long.... Food was good but service wasn't great. Once the food was served the staff weren't interested, as i said we were tucked right in teh corner which seems like a no go area for the staff. My daughters were drinking sparkling water and diet coke...refills were included....but afetr the first coke refill nobody came back near us....Even paying was a misery for all concerned....i tried several times to get the bill from the staff but we eventually decided to get up an pay at the desk ...manager took my card placed it in the machine and walked away...left me to process the payment..i typed in my PIN... waited for a few minutes but he didn't return so i took my card and left...Don't think we'll be back, which is a pity as it was one of our favorite restaurants.

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Responded on September 5, 2020

Dear Brian, Let me start by saying how sorry I am to see that your visit to Elephant & Castle was not the experience we strive to provide. If I could kindly ask you to get in contact with me at Ronan@elephantandcastle.ie, so we could discuss this further. E&C Team

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AnthonyM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing chicken wings and ribs. Staff friendly and helpful

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Responded on August 31, 2020

Thanks a million E&C Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice food, very crispy

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Responded on August 31, 2020

Glad you enjoyed! E&C Team

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MichelleO
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place to go when visiting Dublin, excellent food, service and value every time. Highly recommended!

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Responded on August 31, 2020

Thanks you Michelle

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Barbara
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

good ambiance, decent wings, good burgers, will visit again

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Responded on August 31, 2020

Thanks Barbara

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KateK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! I will be back again soon!!! Thanks again

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Responded on August 31, 2020

Thanks a million

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LivK46
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a lovely family dinner here. I made a wrong choice for main course I assumed the club sandwich would be served with warm filling but it was all cold. Without hesitation or drama the waiter asked if he could get me something else, I was slightly embarrassed as it was my mistake but he insisted he’d rather I be happy than have something I didn’t like. Excellent customer service we would definitely go back!

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LauraN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great wings and great cocktails! We used open table to book which meant no messing on arrival with contact details. Felt safe and I would recommend

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PatReynolds
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and interactive. Thought our wait servers were brilliant, great recommendations and lots of fun to talk to. Food was excellent, we came for the wings but had mains and dessert too. Really enjoyable night.

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Responded on August 27, 2020

Thanks Pat for the great review, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such positive feedback about your experience. I will pass your kind words on to the whole team here! E&C Team

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SaraM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to be back in the Elephant and Castle, the wings were fresh and delicious. The burger was really superb.

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Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you Sara for sharing your great feedback! E&C Team

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EamonC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Great wings. Was lunch on a Monday so quiet but overall decent

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Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you Eamon for rating us, hope we gonna earn five-stars next time! E&C Team

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MH05
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

It’s the second time I’ve eaten here in the last few weeks.Apart from the chicken wings and fries (consistently good) the food is dissapointing. The last two times I have eaten here have been poor . The omelette was overcooked or microwaved and the Caesar salad was vervvery substandard . Maybe Thacker is just the Temole Bar franchise as I think the Beacon branch is better

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Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was not to our usual high standard and regret you did not flag these issues with a staff member on either of your visits. We would be very grateful if you would please contact us at Templebarmod@elephantandcastle.ie to discuss further your experience. E&C Team

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SandraL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very nice, lovely food and great service.

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you Sandra for your fabulous feedback and for taking the time to leave us a review! E&C Team

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LLynch
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Will be sure to come back. Social distancing was perfect

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Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words. Looking forward to seeing you soon! E&C Team

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VivienD
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken wings in town!
We visit this place quite a lot, definitely recommended.

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Responded on August 27, 2020

Hello Vivien, Thanks so much for the great review,we hope to see you again very soon! E&C Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brilliant with quick service

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Responded on August 23, 2020

Thanks very much

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Yeni
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent and right level of attentive and privacy. Food was tasty. I do like e&c is consistent. It was nice to be eating out, the time constraint was off putting given that town is so quiet and we weren't buying the €9 min meal required to socialise.

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Responded on August 23, 2020

Thanks for your feedback and sorry you didn't get to stay a bit longer E&C Team

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CiaraM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I have ever tasted and lovely staff and environment

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Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you so much Ciara.Delighted you enjoyed the whole experience! E&C Team

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Edem
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love elephant and castle. The wings are the best! Great service and very reasonable prices for the quality of food. Would definitely recommend..

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Responded on August 23, 2020

Thanks a lot for the great feedback E%C Team

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AngelaO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and chicken wings. Very well prepared with covid 19 procedures.

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Responded on August 23, 2020

Thanks a lot Angela E&C Team

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AlexH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Absolutely full Mark's to the staff . Felt really safe in the place and relaxed, service was second to none
Well done guys in this challenging time

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Responded on August 21, 2020

Hi AlexH, Our hard working staff really appreciate your kind words. See you soon E&C Team

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Curious
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I feel we were not 1 metre away from the table beside us, it was strange but times are strange at the moment, his college it is tough for this industry. I have Would be back again

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Responded on August 16, 2020

Hi there. We have reduced our capacity by 50% so there should have been an excess of space around you table? Hope to see you again Thanks E&C Team

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Denise
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Burger buns were slightly burnt and my chicken goujons were also over done. Wings and chips were lovely!

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Responded on August 16, 2020

Hi there and sorry to hear about your dissapointing experience. Please let us know in future while you are dining if there are any issues which can be very easily rectified. Thanks E&C Team

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Betty16
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We have eaten there before but this time found chicken wings very dry and main courses were average for the price. But staff members were very attentive and friendly.

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Responded on August 16, 2020

Thanks for sharing you feedback E&C Team

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AislingD
London
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are big fans of the wings and even bigger fans of the staff who are consistently brilliant!

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Responded on August 16, 2020

Thanks a million Aisling

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AineH
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wings are delicious
Humans was delicious
Pesto burger had a lot of pesto which made it difficult to consume
The stilton burger also had a large amount of stilton, as it's a strong cheese the amount over powered the taste of the burger.
Desserts were phenomenal!

Staff were incredibly helpful and attentive. Really lovely evening.

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Responded on August 16, 2020

Thanks a million Aine E&C Team

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ottimo locale dove poter gustare le chicken wings condite in un modo speciale e unico.

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Responded on August 13, 2020

Molte Grazie Andrea

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LauraL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went for dinner and we were so happy with our experience. The food tasted amazing, especially the chicken wings and braised ribs! We ordered the chocolate icecream for dessert which truly made our days!

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Responded on August 13, 2020

Thanks a million Laura. Always good to be part of a great day! E&C Team

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FAQs

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 679 3121.

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 177 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.