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Elephant & Castle – The Mayson, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson

4.3
4.3
410 Reviews
€30 and under
Contemporary European
Elephant & Castle is located on the ground floor of The Mayson Hotel. It’s interiors pay homage to the original warehouse with exposed brickwork and timber ceilings, floor to ceiling crittall windows and bespoke wall lights. A beautiful large island bar is the centrepiece of this space, with specially commissioned hand-crafted stitched leather panels. It is a local gathering place for family and friends, neighbours, concert goers and colleagues. With an innovative menu that brings together old world flavours and contemporary international cuisines. Each and every plate is packed with fresh, honest, tasty food, created with the very best Irish produce. Try our world famous chicken wings or one of our juicy homemade burgers and much more. Guests can also enjoy a drink or a nibble on the outdoor original truss roofed courtyard with three-storey living wall.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Beverage Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 12:30 pm–11:30 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 245 7905

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

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What 410 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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    Hot Spot

  • Dublin 1

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Dublin 1

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Meath

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The service was extremely slow and we ordered several drinks / food to be told 30 mins later they were not available Also asked for our order to all come together this did not happen Disappointed with the service
  2. CD

    CD904

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I had high expectations as this was my second time at this venue and my first visit was excellent. This time I was disappointed. When we arrived they could not find our reservation and soon discovered that we were showing as already seated on the system - small glitch, no problem. We were planning to order the steaks and the waiter informed us that there were out of the 12 oz but could offer us a 10 oz alternative. Again, this was fine and they did adjust the price accordingly. My wife ordered salmon with vegetables but the food and place was dripping in oil. Desserts were very good except they did not come with the ice cream we ordered - the waiter did bring it later. There service was good and our waiter was very friendly and attentive. The overall experience was average at best and we did see other dinners returning their dishes or having some issues with their food. I will find it difficult to return or recommend to a friend. We may try one of the other Elephant & Castle venues in the chain the see if it was just this location.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this spot, great food, great staff and love the Bottle Boy for a drink afterwards, it never disappoints
  5. AT

    AndreaT

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff were really lovely and I love this restaurant. A little bit disappointed with the meal, had the caesar salad with chicken but the sauce was a bit watery. Had this before and it was exceptional so a little bit disappointed with that but overall a lovely afternoon.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice setting. Wings were classic Elephant & Castle… always great. The Caesar Salad dressing was very disappointing and quite oily…. Very unlike their other branches. The Burger was lovely.
  7. L

    Lisa

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Average to say the least, 2nd time being here, and it really does not deliver, very processed food, takes way to long to be served, and then when we were done and getting ready to leave the server started setting tge new table, while we were still sitting ... as in you paid and tipped buy move now (we weren't even there for an hr) grand as a pit stop, but definitely not the place for a romantic evening
  8. LL

    LucyLouLa

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Pre-theatre menu was good, loved the decor and music /ambience. Would definitely go back
  9. S

    Sarcasticjohnno

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The staff here were so friendly and the service was super quick! There is a great atmosphere and excellent wine list
  10. l

    lornap

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Waiting over a hour to be serviced and food very poor and not great value for money
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We have been here before and the service was awful. We liked the food so much we decided to give it another try. However will not be doing it again and wouldn’t recommend this place based on the service. The food was lovely but unfortunately the service let this place down. Although a busy Sunday with a number of concerts on, the place was half full when we arrived. Two managers I assume ( as not in uniform) stood at the entrance by the till chatting and on their phones and one waitress joined them. There was one girl I think her name was Emma who was flat out working, taking orders, clearing tables, while the other three staff stood at the till chatting. I watched our drinks sit on the bar for 10 minutes as the 3 staff chatted and one girl worked. Our food arrived before our drinks. We finished our meal and politely stacked our plates, it was clear we were finished and the plates remained in front of us for a further 20 minutes, in which time a third manager came on. All three spent more time chatting, on their phones and pointing customers into the bar next door then Serving the customers in the restaurant. Had we been served quicker, we would have been in and out, leaving our table for more customers. I had to ask could I order dessert, which prompted the waitress to clear our table. I ordered a drink with my dessert, and I was finished my dessert by the time the drink had arrived. We witnessed a number of other tables have to get up to ask for service or the bills. By the time we were leaving, yes the place was busy, however had staff put their phones away and served the customers in the restaurant, it wouldn’t have been as busy and pressurised. I really hope for the service improves as stated above, this was not a once off.
  12. DM

    DarrenM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A really fab venue. It was a total surprise find the ground floor garden area for seating. Staff were great and food was nice. My kids loved it.
  13. SO

    SandraO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    When showen to our table i asked was it OK to sit at a table by the window as there was plenty of tables available the girl did not seem happy at my request and after been served we were never asked was everything OK ,we found the service very disappointing.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food & venue.
  15. a

    anon

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Im a huge fan of E&C chicken wings......but the experience was let down by a dry /bland bog standard cheese burger.......they appeared 5 mins after ordering them , and were very dry, and the fries had that "wrinkled" look.....definitely not straight out of the oil ... and they very kindly swapped them out ......but the replacements were not much better...........Im not convinced that food isnt par cooked or cooked in advance and reheated......i get wings being pre prepared, but burgers and fries should be cooked to order.....(and maybe they are) but the burgers were really sub par, and way below their fast food sister burger joint, wow burger.......
  16. PF

    PatriciaF

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience5
    Omelette dish is extremely small for 12+ Euros, smaller than starters that were ordered. Ordered coffee, never arrived. Had to make multiple requests to server. 12.5 gratuity is a scam when the service is lacking. Provided note on reservation that we were celebrating a birthday, no acknowledgement
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiters and waitresses were lovely! The checked on to ensure we didn’t need anything. The food was really good! The ambience was great and loved the decorations it is modern. I would highly recommend this place for any meal!
  18. L

    Lids

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    The service was excellent and there was a lot of staff which enabled quick turn around. The food however is hit and miss and unfortunately this time it was a miss. My partner had a steak and cocktail which came to 40euro and neither was worth the Money. The 10e cocktail felt watered down and lacked taste. The steak was not well prepared and overall it lacked “love” in the cooking process. My drink seemed flat also and the chips that came with the child’s meal were cooked over and over again. She had stomach issues in the evening. The quality of chips was always an issue however they were particularly bad. I have taken a break from this restaurant in the past and came back few months later and everything was perfect however this time around it was poor for the price, location and venue.
  19. KK

    KarenK

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall very good experience, however the menu on the day was half of what is advertised on the lunch menu online. Bit disappointed with that but otherwise would recommend
  20. NR

    NancyR

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Dreadful afterthought of a veggie burger - vegetables compressed into a thick, mushy, crumblesome patty with an unseasoned breadcrumb coating. Bland, tepid, uninspiring, with a scrap of lettuce, a slice of tomato, gherkin and raw onions with the bun. Would've sent it back for being cold, at least, but we were pushed for time and hungry. How about using a Beyond Burger patty or simply being more inventive with ingredients? And - cauliflower chicken wings?
  21. S

    Squashed

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Feedback on the actual table size. It was a table for 2 and we were 4. It meant not everything actually could fit on the table.
  22. V

    Vrodrigues77

    Dublin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were back for some wings and cold beer and everything was so perfect, wings freshly cooked and the beer nice and cold.
  23. SS

    SuzieSue

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    When I arrived and offered an indoor table, I asked if an outdoor one was available and they kindly facilitated this request. The team serving us were super friendly and helpful. However, the quality of service was very poor. Two of us arrived and ordered drinks, but they took ages to come. Food arrived very, very quickly after ordering, which gave little time to finish our pre dinner drinks. For dinner, I ordered red wine - a South African Cabernet Sauvignon. One of my friends ordered a NZ Sauvignon Blanc. they brought two Sauvignon Blancs. They offered to change mine. I ordered a cheddar burger, I got a charred burger with no cheese. My friends were told the special came with tortillas, they did not. When they said it to the waitress who served us the food, she was told it didn't come with it, but she could get some for them, which she kindly did and we wren't charged for them. We had to ask for water and ice from a number of different waiting staff before it would arrive. Everyone was friendly and polite, but the basics in service just weren't there. Food was tasty and good value, but I wouldn't go back and wouldn't recommend to a friend. If a friend asked me, I would say, go for the food only, if you just need to eat rather than for dinner out or an evening out, then it's fine.
  24. S

    Suzk

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Staff were excellent... so pleasant and extremely helpful. Food lovely too, my 2nd time there.
  25. KG

    KevinG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Staff were very accommodating and friendly. Food portions were very big. Wings were excellent, cheesy fries were average. Very nice atmosphere. Overall, very impressed.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I had the Tomato and Prawn risotto and I was gladly stuffed. The prawns were cooked perfectly and the risotto was delicious.
  27. D

    Dani

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The menu was way more limited than what I had seen online so that was disappointing. The chicken wings were great, steak was tasty but the burger was overdone and tough and I din't really enjoy it at all. Limited cocktail menu which is a shame. Lovely staff but I wouldn't be rushing back.
  28. PB

    PatriciaB

    Liverpool

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We have eaten in Elephant and Castle in Temple Bar and Rathmines before. The food in The Mayson was the best for their famous chicken wings. I was a little disappointed with my veggie sandwich, it was a bit small and not very tasty. My 2 friends said the chicken wings were worthy of 15/10. Best ever.
  29. AN

    AislinnN

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favourite restaurant in Dublin. The Mexican salad, wings & fresh lemonade are amazing and very reasonably priced. The Mayson hotel is a fab location for this restaurant also!
  30. LO

    LauraO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Not the usual excellent service I have experienced here. Exceptionally slow drinks service. Received drinks just a few minutes before food arrived despite us chasing it up - was only two glasses of wine. Sad to see the service is getting worse.
  31. JM

    JoleneM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and location, especially for those staying in the Mayson - was very convenient for us who had a 7-year old. Food tasted good! A little on the noisy side, but nothing major.
  32. SW

    SarahW

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great and they couldn't have been more timely with our food 10/10
  33. DB

    DanielaB

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Really enjoyable dinner with family. Service very good and nice atmosphere. Unfortunately our chicken wings were undercooked and we had eaten some before noticing some were still pink inside. They were sent back to the kitchen by the time they came back we were not feeling as hungry for them as we had also ordered nachos and fries so decoded to take the wings to go apart from having to wait for this part of the order everything else was very tasty. In this case I do feel that they possibly should have been removed from the bill by the manager even though we did get an apology it would have been a nice gesture considering the possible problems had we not noticed they were not fully cooked when we did.
  34. ER

    EvelynR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food fabulous service beautiful ambiance
  35. D

    Dipsy78

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    My husband‘s Elephant burger was great and a generous portion. I had the spaghetti with goat cheese, capers and tomato sauce, but was a little disappointed to not have tasted any of the goat cheese…but I was probably expecting more of it. Also, I had to ask for more parmesan, which they had grated directly onto the spaghetti and then took my plate away to put more parmesan on it, which I thought was a bit strange. For afters, my husband had the waffles and a coffee, while I opted for the Baileys, which was advertised as Baileys, coffee and whipped cream. I am not sure if the whipped cream was missing or mixed into the coffee…the coffee with Baileys was very good, but again, not exactly what I had expected, plus it also only arrived once my husband was virtually finished with his dessert and coffee. But all in all it was a great night out, with friendly staff and a nice atmosphere!
  36. EO

    EibhlinO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fab, portions for starters were too big. We struggled to finish the mains. Otherwise great
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Meath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Lovely venue, staff lovely and helpful and friendly Food was good will definitely be back
  38. MR

    MarkR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    In my opinion, still have the best spicy chicken wings in Dublin, also the mushroom soup was exceptional.
  39. A

    Alvaro

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wings...oh the wings!!
  40. AS

    AideenS

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Arrived early for our booking and it wasn't a problem to take us which was great .. had a lovely dinner and staff lovely

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Elephant & Castle – The Mayson is rated 4.3 stars by 410 OpenTable diners.

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7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Google Map for Elephant & Castle – The Mayson

The Mayson, 81/82 North Wall Quay, Dublin, Co. Dublin D01 XR83

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    North Wall

  • Hours of operation

    Beverage Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 12:30 pm–11:30 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

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