Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar

4.5
213 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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Sophie
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The only thing we were a little bit worried about was the spacing of the tables, it seemed a little too close to other people just with the coronavirus in mind, a little more space would have been better. Apart from that the overall experience was great

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StephenD
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The chicken wings are fabulous as ever but they have changed the blue cheese dip. Which is disappointing. After going here for 25 yrs was disappointed

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SineadD
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Staff were friendly. Wing's were OK. We waited over half hour for our mains then it was wrong and overcooked. Waste of money and it was a treat for my son after our Xmas shipping very disappointing

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BrianF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant. Their chicken wings are second to none and a really friendly and professional staff looking after you this restaurant is a must for everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Really great service, food was excellent, located in the heart of temple bar

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Edel
Carlow
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wings are delicious and a nice relaxed environment for dinner

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RachaelO
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We booked a direct time but we were waiting 15 minutes to even be seated. The music was very loud but the food and service was really good.

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ElianaA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken wings portion is quite generous and delicious.

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ConorM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, a great place to go for families, kids loved it too.

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GemmaW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely gorgeous, I got chicken wings and my boyfriend got steak and they were both so tasty and full of flavour. The staff were so friendly and always checking up to see if we needed anything else and making sure we were happy with everything. Overall everything was amazing and I will definitely be going again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food, ambiance, and clientele have taken a catastrophic dive since E&P changed hands to new owners. It’s sad to see, but E&P is not worth consideration anymore.

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on December 20, 2020

Hi there Not sure what this is all about?? Our customer rating has been at an all time high over the last couple of years and I can personally stand over our quality of service, clientele and ambience. Please let me know what odd experience you seem to have had. Thanks Ronan

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldnt rate this place enough. The food and service was 10/10 and the staff made the night.
Super friendly & welcoming.

The food was gorgeous.

We will definitely be back!

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on December 20, 2020

Thanks a million - we really appreciate it! E&C Team

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TerryF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing for the chicken wings.being going here for year's.

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on December 20, 2020

Thanks Terry. Hope you keep up the visits! E&C Team

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LisaL
Wicklow
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had wings and chips but felt the portion size was smaller then before, not many chips just placed on a plate and wings was smaller to but tasted lovely and will be back 😁

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ianp
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Wings were great but the burgers not good at all.

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Ailz
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, love e&c in temple bar. The staff are amazing also, its the best mix of amazing food, atmosphere and staff. Thanks so much!

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GarrettO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to please us . Love this place . Wings are amazing

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Pl14
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not great.We wouldn't go back again.
Food was only ok,

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DanielleP
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were so friendly and helpful. Everything about this restaurant was fantastic and i cannot wait to return.

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MichelleO
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect visit as always. Food consistently great, service excellent and lovely drinks. Social distancing excellent, felt totally safe. We can’t miss a trip here every time we visit Dublin . Thank you 😊

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JackieS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Love the wings. Clean and very safe Re Covid requirements.

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JacintaO
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, great good, lovely place for lunch.

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Byrnef
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We had a booking for 7pm and arrived, gave our name and were left waiting 20minutes while another table who announced they were early for a later booking were seated before us. The table service was very friendly and looked after us very well. The wings were good and burgers were nothing special but tasty enough. We ordered a cheesecake for dessert and were very disappointed, it was a small slice of store bought cheese cake in the middle of a large plate with a drop of raspberry sauce and nothing else, no cream or ice cream to disguise the dryness of the cheesecake. It was our first time dining here and we're unlikely to be back after the experience, particularly waiting so long for our table after being told it wasnt that busy on the night and having another table who arrived after us be seated before us for a booking time after ours.

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on December 13, 2020

Hi there Looks like the table that arrived along with you and were sat ahead of you were a smaller party. We have very limited tables available at the moment to avoid overcrowding, so apologies for your short wait. Thanks E&C Team

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Murph
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legendry wings, these guys really have the running of this place down to an art. There were out of a few different wines on the menu Unfortionatley.

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ErinS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got a little corner all to ourselves was beautiful and would defo go again :)
Happy Christmas

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IsabellaF
London
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Will be back soon. Thank you

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on December 13, 2020

Thanks so much Isabella

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OrlaD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and great value. First time in the restaurant and would definitely go back for the wings and steak

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on December 13, 2020

Thanks a million Orla

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Glenn
Meath
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Average food, overpriced for what you are getting

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Noelie
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The original and the best. Great that normal service has resumed.

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded on December 13, 2020

Thankyou Noelie

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LauraC
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good experience and tables very well spaced out but you do not loose the atmosphere of the E&C

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AedinT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, food and service both excellent as usual!

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MargaretK
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had an enjoyable lunch here. I ordered the ribs, it was a gigantic portion so I couldn’t finish it. Wait staff were very efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unreal staff were very friendly too

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Staff were very nice and fast . Food was outstanding, especially the chicken wings.

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NatashaL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As regulars we totally enjoyed our meal. Staff are so friendly , wings are amazing. we'll be back.

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NicolaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic as always as was the service from the staff, really enjoyable atmosphere.

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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

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
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!

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
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!

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
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

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
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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FAQs

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and 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 213 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.