Elephant & Castle – The Mayson

4.3
111 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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DylanR
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best chicken wings ever. Friendly service, great decor.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on January 4, 2021

Hi DylanR, Thanks for the lovely review. Looking forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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HeniCs
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very taste, the chicken wings are to die for. All staff was very accommodating and friendly. Great atmosphere, the place is very relaxed and stylish. We had a great time and will definitely be back again!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on December 28, 2020

Hi HeniCs I'm delighted to read that you were happy with the experience. The team will be thrilled with such great feedback. Thank you for taking the time to share. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked for brunch as per the menu on the open table website, got there and apparently that was never their menu, they don’t do brunch. The waitress was quite nice but the guy on Front of House was uninterested in our confusion and found this off putting so we left. Went to a different place down the road which was streets ahead in professionalism.

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Responded on December 28, 2020

Hi, I am sorry to see that we don't seem to have met your expectations on this occasion. I would appreciate some more detail regarding this if you have the time. You can reach me on mariana@themayson.ie. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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vipPaulaS
Dublin
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Amazing burger and chips - highly recommend! Great prosecco too!

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Responded on December 28, 2020

Hi Paula, We are delighted you had such a wonderful experience. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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AnitaM
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

My son and his 2 friends went here for his 16th birthday meal. Waited nearly an hour for their main course. Staff had totally forgotten them and were asking them if they were ready to leave. They ate their mains and left without desserts. Wasn't the treat I was planning.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on December 28, 2020

Hi AnitaM, I am sorry to see that we don't seem to have met your expectations on this occasion. If you would like to follow up with me directly, my email is mariana@themayson.ie Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience4

Excellent set up in Mayson... well spaced.. airy and very safe.
Wait staff were great.
Only negative was burgers overdone but wine was good!
Will be back!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on December 20, 2020

Hi, Delighted you had such an enjoyable time. Apologies about the burger. I will make sure to pass on the feedback. Look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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AlisonK
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience with my sister and friend. The wings were exceptional, and we also had the Burger and steak s/w, which were fab too. Staff were very attentive and friendly, will definitely be back soon.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on December 20, 2020

Hi Alison, We are delighted you had such a wonderful experience. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was ideal, comfortable, spacious, safe environment. I would highly recommend the food also, delicious. Attentive staff

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on December 17, 2020

Hi, Thanks for leaving a great review. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience with us. Great to hear that you felt safe & relaxed :) We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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StephanieM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were lovely, great ambience and the best chicken wings.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on December 16, 2020

Hi StephanieM, Thanks for leaving a great review. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wings were fab 👌 we all had a lovely evening

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on December 20, 2020

Hi, Thank you for the fantastic review. Sincerely, Mariana

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Limited menu but overall food was outstanding especially the New York steak it’s a nice place for atmosphere and drinks
Would recommend

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Responded on December 14, 2020

Hi, Thanks for leaving a great review. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Sinead
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful space, good adherence to Covid relations. Staff a little slow at times but friendly and helpful. Food was delicious. The hotel is beautiful, can't wait to go back sometime for more relaxed drinks.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on December 14, 2020

Hi, Thanks for leaving a review. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I’ve been here and I absolutely loved the place - the staff are amazing, the food is delicious and the price is good too. I want to go back already. Thanks for everything guys!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on December 10, 2020

Hi, Thanks for leaving a great review. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Paulk
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff were very friendly, little one had a spillage but they wore very helpful and replaced the drink without charge. Will be back again.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on December 9, 2020

Hi Paulk, Thanks for leaving a great review. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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AmyD
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely time at elephant and castle and Anda our server was brilliant, she was friendly polite and soo knowledgeable about the wine that she recommended to us

All in all was amazing service and we will definitely be back soon to see anda!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on December 9, 2020

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

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BrianC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Perfect for my family and our needs. Wouldn’t go for romantic night out though

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on December 8, 2020

Hi BrianC, Many thanks for sharing your feedback with us. We look forward on having you all back for another great experience here at E&C/Mayson. Kind Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Cillian
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very nice and friendly, would recommend, lovely outdoor area

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on October 24, 2020

Hi Cillian, Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food l, as always

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on October 24, 2020

Hi, Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on October 20, 2020

Hi, Thank you for the amazing rating. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Cammm
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lit! I will be back for the burger for sure.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on October 20, 2020

Hi Cammm, Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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SusanM
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Restaurant setting is nice & cosy outside. Staff were friendly too. Food is definitely average - we ordered a burger and Caesar salad but it was a little cold and didn’t seem that fresh.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on October 18, 2020

Hi SusanM, Thank you for the review. If you would like to let me know more about how the food didn't deliver to your expectation I would like to hear from you. You can contact me on mariana@themayson.ie Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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AdrianaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience
Great lunch in a lovely Terrace
Thank you

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on October 17, 2020

Hi AdrianaS, Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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cmcg00
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really nice lunch. Outdoor dining but had heater and good sized brolly.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on October 11, 2020

Hi cmcg00, I'm delighted to read that you were happy with the experience. Thank you for taking the time to share. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Juan
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place even with all restrictions. Would definitely return.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on October 11, 2020

Hi Juan, Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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JosePires
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good environment, clean, good food, nice staff. Definitely will be back.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on October 8, 2020

Hi JosePires, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Such fantastic scores. You are welcome back anytime. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and vibe in the terrace. Waiters put on the heaters for us. I will 100% return it was perfect place to meet up with someone especially during current restrictions

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on October 8, 2020

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We look forward welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable dinner with my family. The outdoor area is fab! Really relaxing and warm. The staff were so nice, friendly and attentive.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on October 2, 2020

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Such fantastic scores. You are welcome back anytime. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Grace
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be going back soon, food and atmosphere very good

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on October 2, 2020

Hi Grace, Thank you for the wonderful review. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Andrew
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Was very slow service while we we're in. About two hours for 2 courses.
Food was very good and the courtyard is a very nice area to eat in.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on October 2, 2020

Hi Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to leave the review. If you would care to share some more feedback with me directly it would be greatly appreciated. You can reach me on mariana@themayson.ie. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Google maps initially led us to the wrong place but when I phoned the staff were really helpful at directing us. The place is absolutely gorgeous, it was a shame we couldn’t go during the day. The outdoor terrace was perfectly warm enough with comfortable seats, and every table distanced for Covid guidelines and also noise level was no problem. It started raining as soon as we sat down but the staff came and lifted our table to under the bit of roof. The service was as fast as we could order, and the food was amazing. The portions were more than enough to fill us while not being so big that you’re sad you’ve wasted money. It’s not a cheap date night but it’s well worth the price. The pints are more expensive than most pubs and restaurants but it’s not an every day treat so that wasn’t too bad. Definitely would recommend, I’d like to go for lunch next time to sit in the sun.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on September 27, 2020

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

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Declan
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Great customer service.
Can’t beat the wings!

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Responded on September 24, 2020

Hi Declan, Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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ErnieM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent evening. food excellent and service superb. it was very quiet as the restrictions mean very few paying clients. will return again..

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on September 24, 2020

Hi ErnieM Thanks for the review. Much appreciated. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Liam
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience5

The appetizer wings were outstanding but I ordered the 25 euro steak to be medium rare which arrived grey through the inside. Was meant to be served with chips and was served with approximately 3 chips. Also ordered the hot fudge sundae which came as merely vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce (no hot fudge).

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on September 24, 2020

Dear Liam, We appreciate the feedback. If you would care to share more about your experience you can contact me directly on mariana@themayson.ie Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Mac3
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We had to dine outdoors on the terrace due to Covid restrictions but the outdoor ambience added to the experience. The food was lovely and the service first class. The waitress was lovely and engaged with us. We will be back soon.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on September 22, 2020

Hi Mac3, Thanks for leaving a great review. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OrlaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting outside could have done with a blanket to keep warm otherwise amazing

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on September 22, 2020

Hi OrlaC, Thank you for the amazing rating. Unfortunately we had to remove our cozy blankets from the terrace due to recent update in restrictions. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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JamesO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, will be back again!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on September 22, 2020

Hi JamesO, Thank you for the amazing rating. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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ClaireMc
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Good food and friendly waiting staff.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on September 22, 2020

Hi ClaireMc, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Such fantastic scores. You are welcome back anytime. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Dubmor
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Hamburger good despite regulations requiring overcooking.
Omlette not ss light and fluffy as at Temple Bar Restaurant.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on September 22, 2020

Hi Dubmor, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate the feedback as it helps us to grow and improve on the experience we deliver. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Jjjhhhhhh
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food and all was beautiful
But the only trouble I have is I was charged more for a non alcoholic cocktail which consist of purée and juice than I was for an alcoholic beverage

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on September 22, 2020

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate the feedback as it helps us to grow and improve on the experience we deliver. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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LidiaJ
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in town. As always excellent service and tasty food !!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on September 22, 2020

Hi LidiaJ, Thank you for taking the time to rate your recent visit to the E&C Mayson. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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FAQs

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson is rated 4.3 stars by 111 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.