Elephant & Castle – The Mayson

4.5
151 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, wood fired pizzas, fresh pastas, fish specials 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MariaS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very good food. Reasonably priced but thought the presentation of the passion fruit martini was a little poor for the price.

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Responded 3 days ago

Hi Maria, We hope you stop by again soon. Thanks for the feedback. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caesar was fantastic! We really enjoyed our evening!

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Responded 3 days ago

Hi, Thank you for such a wonderful review. I am delighted you enjoyed the experience and were so well looked after by Caesar. Look forward to your return soon. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Czech Republic
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Experience was great however the starter was way better than the main course. Although this is Something I’ve seen in many restaurants so maybe it’s just me <3

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Responded 3 days ago

Hi, We hope you stop by again soon. Thanks for the feedback. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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cassandrab
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing food and super service , great atmosphere 👌

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Responded 3 days ago

Hi Cassandra, We hope you stop by again soon. Thanks for the feedback. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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GavinM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice as always, it was chilly outside given the location of the outdoor seating but the staff provided a blanket for my daughter which was a nice touch.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Gavin, We hope you stop by again soon. Thanks for the feedback. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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AlanC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice setting, staff and food
Made our anniversary more special with a glass of bubbles.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on July 14, 2021

Hi, We hope you stop by again soon. Thanks for the fantastic feedback. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Avril
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good, reasonable food, nice place

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Responded on July 14, 2021

Hi Avril, We hope you stop by again soon. Thanks for the fantastic feedback. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Cork
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing really enjoyed it

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on July 14, 2021

Hi, We hope you stop by again soon. Thanks for the fantastic feedback. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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ZendaF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent staff - our server was very tentative and ensured the food was cooked just as we wanted. Very friendly big smiles and happy to help us. Will be going back.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi, We hope you stop by again soon. Thanks for the fantastic feedback. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great foot and service

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi, We hope you stop by again soon. Thanks for the fantastic feedback. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The ribs and Nachos for starters were huge… plenty for 2 4 people. We had the Burgers for mains… very tasty. Overall great place, staff very friendly and accommodating. Well worth the visit. Would go again

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi, We hope you stop by again soon. Thanks for the fantastic feedback. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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CatJ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience overall. Would definitely recommend to friends and family

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on July 8, 2021

Hi CatJ, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We strive to be the best and comments like yours push us even closer to our goal. We look forward welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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GeorgiaP
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is gorgeous and the food, especially the wings, were unbelievable nice.

The only bad thing is the size of the cocktails, it's tiny. You better order a beer or wine instead.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on July 8, 2021

Hi Georgia, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We take the comments about the cocktails on board & look forward welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Overall experience was good and the wait staff were great but I didn’t feel the host was very professional.

Firstly with the miscommunication when I rang ahead of my booking to say we would be 10 mins late, to which she replied “seriously” and thought I was actually cancelling. Secondly when she was looking for the table back and kept coming back to us about it, she could have first checked with our waiter to see if we had actually paid or if someone had come to the table to take payment before coming back to the table a second time and Insisting on reminding us that she needed the table. This just made the vibe a little uncomfortable and rushed and could have easily been avoided when we were actually just waiting to pay since no one had come back to us.

I wouldn’t normally leave a review but I feel if your paying for the atmosphere and food of a press up venue there should be the same level of standard for staff, especially front of house.

Will definitely be back since it was lovely but again, a standard is just expected.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on July 8, 2021

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us the feedback. I am very disappointed to read that you didn't enjoy your experience with us and I would like to sincerely apologize that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice outdoor seating but wear something warm as it can get breezy but there is heaters which is good. I found the main took a while to come but other than that it was a nice afternoon.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on July 8, 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for the review! Delighted to hear you had great time with us. Apologies about the delay with food. Hope we see you again soon. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall very nice place and winderful ambience....wings and fries as always were great however i found the burger dry and overcooked.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on July 8, 2021

Hi, We appreciate all feedback received from our guests as we can use this to further develop & better our offering at our restaurant. We hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We dined at Elephant & Castle for my husband’s birthday and we had a lovely afternoon. The food was very good, service really excellent and the setting in The Mayson is really lovely. Wings lived up to their normal reputation!! We’ll definitely be back.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 29, 2021

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I will make sure to pass on your comments to team. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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SharonO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting in a courtyard.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 29, 2021

Hi Sharon, We really appreciate the feedback. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Galway
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good and also came really fast so we werent waiting around for it, the girl looking after us was also excellent and made sure to check up on us every so often which was a real benefit

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 29, 2021

Hi, Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Delighted you had such a fantastic experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not great there’s only 3 cocktails they refuse to make any other cocktails. The 3 cocktails seem like they batch made and watered down . Calamari salad maybe 4 crummy calamari on top. I’m disappointed highly. Used to be a favorite of mine. Not again

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 29, 2021

Hi, We appreciate all feedback received from our guests as we can use this to further develop & better our offering at E&C. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am sorry we could not exceed your expectations on this occasion. I will make sure to pass on your comments. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Chicken wings were hard and chewy but the sauce was lovely.
Burger was good but not anything special.

Small selection of cocktails and small glasses.

Staff were lovely and friendly!!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 26, 2021

Hi, We appreciate all feedback received from our guests as we can use this to further develop & better our offering at E&C. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am sorry we could not exceed your expectations on this occasion. I will make sure to pass on your comments. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We loved the patio area

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 29, 2021

Hi, We really appreciate the feedback. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, quick and friendly, great food

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 26, 2021

Hi, Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Delighted you had such a fantastic experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and perfect setting with safety in evidence throughout.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 26, 2021

Hi, We appreciate the feedback. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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AlisaI
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleased with outdoors seating options at Elephant & Castle – The Mayson: great atmosphere, friendly staff, tasty food.

We were a group of 3 and were accommodated perfectly. Food came in quickly and they even provided blankets for chilly weather.

Will definitely be back!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on July 8, 2021

Hi Alisal, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I will make sure to share your comments with the entire team and we look forward welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The waitress was new and was not informed about what was available on the drinks menu . The waiting time between that order was confusing for her and I received my appetizer before getting the drink. Normally this should happen before your 1st dish, right?
The waitress was very nice however , it was not her fault.

We have enjoyed ordering takeout during the lockdown, but this was our first visit to the restaurant.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 26, 2021

Hi, We appreciate the feedback. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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LMcG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were super friendly and attentive, food was delicious, outdoor area was gorgeous (if a bit cold, but they had blankets!). Would come back again, first time dining out since 2020 and it felt safe and comfortable. Fair play to the staff!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 26, 2021

Hi, We appreciate the feedback. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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vipSolo
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting and service. Menu had great range, something for everybody

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 21, 2021

Hi, Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Delighted you had such a fantastic experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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SamB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant, staff were great and food was good.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 21, 2021

Hi, Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Delighted you had such a fantastic experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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AjSherlock
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Wings amazing as always. Relaxed vibes and friendly staff... Winner!!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 20, 2021

Hi, Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Delighted you had such a fantastic experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was amazing service top class but outside was freezing not their fault but would really recommend it going back soon

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 20, 2021

Hi David, We appreciate the feedback. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like every other time I have visited this restaurant the whole experience is amazing. From the staff, to the restaurant it’s self, the food. Everything is always 10/10 and Not to forget Hana at front of house who is literally one of the most pleasant friendly and welcoming people I have ever met. Thank you Hana ❤️

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 20, 2021

Hi, Thank you for such a wonderful review. I am delighted you enjoyed the experience and were so well looked after by Hana. Look forward to your return soon. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Very expensive for standard to mediocre food
1 apitizer , 1 side salad , one main salad one desert 2 wines €160!!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 20, 2021

Hi, This is very disappointing to see. I would appreciate if you could provide a little more detail if you have the time. You can contact me directly on mariana@themayson.ie. Kind Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant with lovely terrace. Food was nice, staff was very accommodating, service was very attentive. Nice background music. Overall good atmosphere and experience.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 20, 2021

Hi, Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Delighted you had such a fantastic experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was our first night out for a meal since last year with the pandemic restrictions so we booked this as we had wanted to try here for a while, the food was really nice, the staff were all lovely too and helpful when we asked for something.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 16, 2021

Hi, We appreciate the feedback. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The chicken wings were amazing! Service a bit slow but it was a busy evening.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 20, 2021

Hi, We appreciate the feedback. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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MDAMK
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great location for an Elephant & Castle restaurant, staff were superb and the outdoor sealing area was very pleasant.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 13, 2021

Hi, Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Delighted you had such a fantastic experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was very good and cocktails were lovely!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 21, 2021

Hi, Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Delighted you had such a fantastic experience. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Waiter was very nice

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 9, 2021

Hi, Thank you for the great rating. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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AimeeM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food. Will defo be back

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on June 13, 2021

Hi, Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Elephant & Castle – The Mayson is rated 4.5 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

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