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Elephant & Castle - Churchtown

4.2
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451 reviews
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€30 and under
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Contemporary European

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Casual
Our restaurant is a bright and airy, designed dining space lying at the very heart of Churchtown. It is a local gathering place for family and friends, neighbours and colleagues. The menu will feature the same great dishes that make Elephant & Castle a firm favourite. From the fluffy omelettes, caesar salads and juicy burgers, and, of course, those crispy, spicy wings. We’re focusing on friendly, laid-back service; tasty as ever food and a relaxed atmosphere - everything Elephant & Castle lovers have come to expect from a visit to our place.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 451 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mark
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great chips and fab deserts. Would love for more vegetarian options. The pink Elle was such a nice, refreshing cocktail.

Very sad to see them close again with the level 3 restrictions. They were very good with sanitisation and social distance. All servers wearing masks etc. Can’t wait to go back when it’s open again.

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AnnMarieC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delighted to be able to get a booking before further restrictions were put in place for Dublin. Staff were super friendly and every safety measure was in place for our dining experience.

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Gabriela
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great staff and great food.
That was my first trip to this restaurant and as a vegetarian I was happy to find a nice veg burger on the menu

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AmyO
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as per. I go here often and the service is amazing and food is gorgeous

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London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would recommend the experience to my friends, which was very good overall.

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ElizabethM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere great service lovely food ! Found the seating uncomfortable thou (booth style)

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MaryM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Grand for what it is but burger wasnt great.wings were standard

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ClaireM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food as always, felt safe lovely place. Staff were friendly and helpful. Can’t wait to return

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Jakopo
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I'd visited this one a few times since it was a Cafe Union - Back again recently (even on Sunday evening - not busy at all) and have to say - service is still need to improve - especially one of a girl who hosted us to a table - very slow responding/gave us a wrong menu/had to ask for glasses of water a few times etc. Aside from the service -all okay

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable meal. Friendly and professional staff and a very nice meal. In particular, the chicken wings were superb, so tasty!

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovey meal from the get go. Host was so polite and helpful. Waitresses were lovely. Food was amazing. Looking forward to my next visit.

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vipSuzanneD
Dublin
17 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely to see elephant and castle so busy on a saturday evening. Friendly staff, food fresh and fast to the table did not feel rushed. A great place for a family . Lovely bright surroundings . We were not seated near anybody and felt very safe.

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KatieO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and atmosphere. Lovely food enjoyed by all.

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AMMC
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Visited here recently with some friends - hugely disappointed in the service which really let the side down. We sat for ages before ordering, sat for ages with dirty plates, had to chase down wait staff to get drinks and place our orders, it was incredibly frustrating - we just felt we weren't looked after.

The food was fine when it was eventually served, but we were so annoyed at this stage, it wouldn't have mattered. In addition to this, we well exceeded our allotted time due to the Covid situation, due to service being so slow. The restaurant was also extremely busy with large crowded tables, it didn't feel particularly safe.

I always like to support local so very disappointed we won't be returning.

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CarolineS11
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Was at restaurent with my friend.
Both haf chilly burgers and I had cheescake whike my friend had lemon tart.
Both felt very unwell after arrving home to our homes.
We also had a very overpriced I felt bottke of Cabarnet Savigon

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LouiseP
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service again from Elephant and Castle. The menu is short but very adequate and they excelled at what they cooked. Big compliments to the kitchen staff and the serving staff who were very obliging. We will return again!

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KMMoo
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service at Elephant & Castle Churchtown

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vipfionao
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch

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DermotK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food & ambience were very good but it was the fabulous service from our waiter that will bring me back- best I have come across in a long time.

AM
AoifeM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for casual family dining. Service was excellent.

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MaryF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and atmosphere. Friendly, helpful staff. They were smiling even with their masks on!

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StephenB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Easy to book in and good table layout. Staff are super helpful and friendly. The famous are famous for a reason. Excellent. Brunch pancakes are absolutely savage!! Will definitely be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I’d like to compliment an exceptionally nice server. His welcome and warm manner really added to the brunch experience.

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AMarie
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I ordered lunch with chips, guacamole (the chips and guacamole didn’t arrive) I ordered a desert and tea and the tea didn’t arrive, there was loads of staff - very friendly but no one checked the table so I had to chase different ppl for each item. Food was good and staff were friendly, had I have recieved what I ordered I would have given more stars.

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Monica
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside ( safer theses days) and also appeared noisy indoors.

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AideenR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, very safe environment, very clean, booking was easy

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KathrynM
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. The staff were really friendly. My little girl was delighted when they brought her out an ice cream & sang happy birthday to her.

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DarraghL
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

service was poor, waiting a while to be seated and the restaurant was not overly busy

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BrendaC
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant- it is so well run, food is great, reasonably priced and service excellent- Kamil served us today and he was so pleasant, funny and made us feel really welcome. As usual, I got parking right outside the door...as did my sister! We’ll be back very soon!❤️

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SandraM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time in the Churchtown one and will definitely go back staff were perfect and food was lovely as always us

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LouiseM
Limerick
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Love the chicken wings but not a fan of the main course options.
On this occasion we both had the steak sandwich and it was lovely. My only gripe is one I have everywhere-it is awkward having to cut the fat off th steak as I prefer not to eat this. I usually destroy the perfectly neat sandwich as a result of deconstructing it but it was delicious

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MurielD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a place I would recommend for a meet up...lots of families there...service was excellent and all precautions against CV 19 were enforced....very reassuring

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DeeMilltown
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 4th visit since the Covid restrictions eased. The restaurant is very mindful of the social distancing guidelines which is why we have been a couple of times.

The food is fantastic but honestly it is the waiting staff that make the visit such a pleasure. They are helpful and friendly even though they are working under pressure having to wear face masks etc. cannot be easy.

Looking forward to my next visit! Keep up the great work guys!!

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Jenny
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal on a very wet Thursday evening. Fantastic location, wonderful service & delicious food.

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SuzanneB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

2 of our group ordered the chicken burger which is actually 3 chicken goujons in a bun. It was poor and the chips were not hot. Although the server replaced the meal for a hot one it was not worth the money. The cheesecake was also awful. The staff were very good but the menu is limited and the food expensive for what is in effect a burger bar.

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OdelG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food. Lovely staff and excellent cleaning of the tables

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KarenA
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Elephant and Castle Churchtown offers a well-priced menu with a good choice of food ranging from burgers, through sandwiches, salads and other dishes such as pasta and chicken. The food is served freshly cooked and piping hot from the kitchen, Good quality ingredients and careful cooking means that we have consistently received hot, well flavoured meals. The menu is moderately priced, service friendly and attentive, food excellent value. Covid precautions are observed with hand sanitisers available at the entrance and exit, tables very well cleaned between seatings, tables are very well spaced. I would thoroughly recommend the Elephant and Castle for couples or families looking for a good value quality meal served in a safe, friendly setting.

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Falcon
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Needs more Floor staff. Other than that, the place is top tier

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GrainneD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service is excellent and the food is very good value. Nice setting too.

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KarenE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch on Saturday with friends. Congratulations to Elephant & Castle for managing to adhere to the COVID rules without ruining the atmosphere of the restaurant. Food was excellent, staff friendly and excellent value. We finished off our meal with a coffee outside when our time was up on our table. We’ll definitely be back.

FAQs

Elephant & Castle - Churchtown does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Elephant & Castle - Churchtown also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 683 3790.

Elephant & Castle - Churchtown is rated 4.2 stars by 451 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.