Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
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. The 110-seater restaurant is spacious and bright, with large windows looking out onto buzzing Rathmines. Comfy booths and oak clad walls with black and white images from Elephant & Castle’s native New York City decking the walls.
We went for the Franks hot sauce wings. Service slow on the night and chips a little cold. We went for the wings having been to Templebar. This venue wouldn’t be my first choice for wings based on experience from this visit.
To be honest the only thing that redeemed the experience we had at Elephant and castle was our very nice waiter. In fairness our children liked it and were happy with their meal but they also like certain fast food chains so they're not very discerning! The food was just okay, the music was awful dance type and too loud. Box ticked, wouldn't be rushing back.
I am sorry to hear that our food this time around wasn't up to our usual standard and I'm happy to hear that your waiter looked after you well! Thank you for your feedback, hopefully we can get your rating up to 5 stars on your next visit! Chris@Elephantandcastle
We waited an hour for our food, which is too long. We had delightful Romanian waiter who was great. Even the 20 year old in our group found the place too noisy.
Food was adequate ...be wont be going back.
Extremely friendly staff and very tasty food. There's a great selection of food. I had the chicken wings which were just so delicious. I'll definitely be visiting again.
Hi Orla, Delighted to hear you enjoyed our famous chicken wings and thank you for the 5*! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Amazing place to eat. Very helpful and kind staff. Food was amazing (especially the chicken wings). Will definitely be back.
Hi Karl, Thank you so much for the 5* rating and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Food was served quicker than the wine. Burgers were not cooked in the centre, only semi warm. Par-cooked & then insufficiently reheated. Burger was to be topped with cheese but cheese was under burger, assumably for the lack of heat to help melt the cheese? Manager seemed indifferent, even when we said we were leaving. Very poor complaint handling.
Hi - Was looking forward to trying this branch for so long, as the original branch in Temple Bar has been a favorite go-to for many years. Unfortunately, the restaurant was very cold, the service was poor, with the staff giving an impression that it was the last place they wanted to be. The food when it came was fine, nothing to write home about, chips were poor quality and in fact food went cold rapid
We had a lovely work team dinner here on Tuesday night. The food was delish!! We were a little disappointed that we couldn't order the cocktails on the menu since they don't have spirits license anymore and they were sold out of a few of the dessert options too. But overall we had a great night.
Hi Lisa, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. Sorry we didn't have the dessert you wanted, they are all very popular but we will try to keep our stock levels at an optimum in future! We do have a number of cocktails on our list, all prosecco/ liquor based. Maybe the next time you are in you'll try one? I highly recommend The Pink Elly. Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback and we hope to see you again soon. E&C Management
While the food was fine, it was expensive for what it was and there wasn’t a great deal of choice. I would like to see more chicken and fish on the menu. The music was quite loud but then maybe it’s a restaurant for younger people.
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to give us your thoughts, we appreciate all feedback. I have passed on your comments to our kitchen team as we are always looking for ways to improve. Kind regards, E&C Management
Had the wings, they were very good. Good spot
Hi there, Great to see the 4* rating, thank you very much. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Excellent wings, delicious salmon. Service attentive and swift, what more could you require?
Hi AnnD, Delighted to hear you were so happy after your visit. Your kind words are very much appreciated. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Simple menu with great tasting food. The restaurant is casual, but you could dress up if you wanted.
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, it is very much appreciated. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Always come back for the chicken wings. I would give them 8.5. they were just a little too wet for me. I prefer them drier and chewier. Will still be coming back for them though!
The food wasn’t hot, the wrong bill was brought to the table twice. Very disappointing!!
On the plus side the chips were great!!
Hi SuzieB, Thank you for taking the time to give us a rating. It is disappointing to hear the service you received on your visit was not up to our usual standards. We hope you give us another chance. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Music unsuitable for 5pm, volume too loud and stressful, genre was jarring. Volume was lowered a little on request but I couldn't go back eventhough everything else, food, service, value and menu, are all very good. Shame
Great service & food was lovely. Really enjoyed it & will definitely be returning soon. Wings are 👌
Good food and low prices. The venue is nice but we were served in a little table close to the entrance.
The chicken wings were fine, but my pasta dish was over cooked and not particularly tasty. The burgers were dry and over cooked. Service was fine.!
Hi there, Sorry to hear you were disappointed with the food on your recent visit. I have passed on your comments to the kitchen team who will do their best to ensure our guests get the highest quality of food on every occasion. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Really not sure. Service was chaotic tjo place wasn't busy. Wine warm..tho replaced. One side of cafe vvv warm in the sun. No one checking in. I guess service is the problem, not the food!
This was my third time trying Elephant and Castle in Rathmines and it’s juts not the same as the Temple Bar branch. The service not as efficient, food not as good. I thought first two times I visited it was because it was new branch new staff etc. But this time I had only visited Temple Bar branch one week before visiting Rathmines and difference really showed.
Hi there, We strive to give our guests the best level of service and great quality of food on every visit so we are sorry to hear your recent visit to our Rathmines branch was not up to scratch. Rest assured your comments will be taken on board and will bolster us to improve on every level. Thank you, The E&C Team
Overpriced and food very standard - I would make better myself
Hi Richard, I am sorry to hear you were disappointed with the food you received on your visit. The Head Chef has been made aware of your comments and as a team we will strive, as always, to offer the highest quality of food to our guests moving forward. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Excellent as always. Staff very friendly and attentive. Will be back soon 👍
Hi Patrick, Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5* rating, it is very much appreciated. Kind regards, The E&C Team
The music was not at all relaxing, but rather annoying and far too loud, interfering with the conversation between the four of us. The music was perhaps suitable for a dance club.
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, it is always appreciated and can only help us to improve our guest experience. Kind regards, The E&C Team
We were a table for 11 including children. The staff couldn't do enough to accommodate us and made sure the food was delivered really quickly. Delicious, enjoyed by all & great value for money.
Hi Rhona, We are delighted you and your guests enjoyed your time with us, and we would only be too happy to host you all again soon. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Always good food. A side of fries was a little expensive.
Peroni on draught was very very poor.
Booked a table days in advanced and still got seated beside the toilet door.
Everything else was good. Staff were lovely even being so busy. Food was tastey. Wings were iconic.
Hi Darragh, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. it is always welcome and can only help us improve. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Excellent food and super service! In great location too!
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a rating, it is very much appreciated. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Chicken wings were great, lime chicken the noodles were flavourless and the omelette was too small. Servive only mediocre, waitress not listening and waiting too long for a drink.
HI there, Sorry to hear you did not receive the quality of food and service expected on your visit. Feedback such as yours is always appreciated and can only help us improve. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Very enjoyable meal in Elephant & Castle. The wings are delicious - love the sauce.
Very friendly staff.
Will definitely go back.
Hi Michael, Delighted to hear you enjoyed our famous wings, our friendly staff will only be too happy to see you again soon. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Love elephant and castle however I felt the staff were not friendly and the tables are too close together.
Hi Deirdre, Thank you for your feedback, all is taken on board and appreciated and can only help us improve. Kind regards, Shannon
Overall we had a good meal. It is a bit over priced for what you get. I know that Elephant & Castle are well known for their Chicken Wings but at €14.95 they are a bit pricey. They are just chicken wings!! Also, €5.25 for a side order of French Fries!!
Staff in general were very friendly and helpful with the exception of the Host girl at the reception desk. She was very dour. Someone should explain the concept of "Service with a Smile". It costs nothing!!
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, all is welcome and can only help us to improve. Kind regards, The E&C Team
Had to wait 30mins for our table even though we had a booking. Service was very slow and we had to keep reminding the waitress what we ordered
Great service, delicious chicken wings and lovely friendly waitress. Will definitely be back!
I enjoyed the food, chicken wings were great.
I went with a friend and my baby, I found it too noisy for a small child.
I love everything about elephant and castle, the welcoming ,smiley faces and great service from the lovely lady manager and staff ,food just tastes so good and ofcourse will be back ,thank you !
Made a reservation on open table which was confirmed by email at least twice. Show up to the restaurant with maybe seven tables in use and no record of the booking. Embarassing for my guest who arrived ahead of me. Amateurish behaviour from "Press Up".
While service was good, in that staff were lovely, they overdid it in my eyes! Our waiter almost hovered at one point.
We were on a long overdue night out and wanted some privacy to chat but the waiter seemed to be constantly around us!
Also our main was served far too quickly, our starters were only cleared and out the main meal came. I think I should’ve been allowed digest the chicken wings fully first!!
None of this put me off, it’s a lovely restaurant and food was delicious and it’s well worth a visit
Excellent as always. Food fresh and delicious. Staff super friendly. Kids loved it also
We had a fab dinner served very promptly by a lovely Mexican waitress she was so sound we will Defo be back again
Thank you so much for the 5* review and your lovely words. I will be sure to pass on your comments to Leslie. Kind regards, Shannon
The service was prompt. I had the salmon and greens which was quite salty.
The noise level was slightly elevated as we were there at lunch and there were a few kids and music was playing. It was ok though.
It was really excellent. I went there with and on the recommendation of my granddaughter, Eleana, age 15 years. It is a very popular venue for some of her school friends and members of her cricket club. I'll be back!