Elephant & Castle - Rathmines

4.2
413 reviews
€30 and under
American
Our Rathmines restaurant is an exciting new chapter in the Elephant & Castle story. Just in time for Christmas, the second Elephant & Castle has opened on the corner of Rathmines Road and Castlewood Avenue. The signature white facade from Temple Bar has been replicated, bringing new life to this previously quiet corner of Rathmines village.

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.

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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 413 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.2
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AndreaW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I mostly enjoyed the fantastic service of the staff there.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 26 December 2020

Hello AndreaW, Many thanks for the 5* review. We appreciate your support. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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AudreyO
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not great food for the price, disappointed overall, would not go back nor recommend

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 26 December 2020

Hello AudreyO, Many thanks for your recent feedback. Sad to see you didn't like your visit. Could you email us at rathminesmod@elephantandcastle.ie? A little more information on what made the service and food receive a 2 would be helpful. Tis the season to be jolly. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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MaryB
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, look forward to coming back

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 26 December 2020

Hello MaryB, Many thanks for the 5* review. We appreciate your support. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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RoryD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Average place to eat. Famed for their chicken wings, alas they are trading on that rather than producing top class wings. Much better wings and choice in most other comparable restaurants.
My advice? Try somewhere else.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 26 December 2020

Hello Rory, Many thanks for your recent feedback. We are sad that you left here disappointed. Would you email us with a little more information at rathminesmod@elephantandcastle.ie? Hopefully we can gain some insight to make your next visit a 5* review. Tis the season to be jolly. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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BrianO
Limerick
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious wings and lovely staff.
Also have some lovely salads.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 24 December 2020

Hi BrianO, Many thanks for the 5* review. We hope to have you back dining with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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Johnthewinger
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall the food was delicious our waitress was excellent but it's a bit overpriced but we will be back again

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 23 December 2020

Hello Johnthewinger, Many thanks for your 5* review. We hope to have you back dining with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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CiaraT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great visit. It was my Goddaughters birthday and they made a fuss of her. Food was great 😄

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 23 December 2020

Hello CiaraT, Many thanks for your 5* review. We hope to have you back dining with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous place

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hello, Thank you for your 5* review. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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OpenTable Diner
Louth
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was ok. The ribs I ordered where quite dry and bland. I found the staff slow and forgetful off drink orders. Also we weren’t asked if we wanted a drink as we were seated.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hello, Thank you for your recent feedback. I am sorry to hear that the ribs were't quite to standards and that the service wasn't the best. Saturday was quite busy for us and normal steps of service is show the guests to their seat and server is to be with the guests in a certain time frame. Normally if we sit guests and ask if they would like any drinks, they aren't sure yet of what they want. Hopefully we will get another shot to serve you up a 5* review. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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Fiona
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, really friendly staff and lovely food.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hi Fiona, Many thanks for the 5* review! We hope to have you back dining with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing visit here at Elephant Castle! The best Chicken wings in town without a doubt and with a wonderful service! Salvador and Denisa always attentive to our table and knowing how to explain the entire menu, thank you very much for suggesting the risotto that was super appetizing !!! Francisco suggested the Garden of Gods as a dessert and we traveled to heaven with such flavor! Very good to be able to enjoy a table again and in such a cozy restaurant!

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 16 December 2020

Hello, Many thanks for the 5 star review. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We will be sure to let Salvador, Denisa and Francisco know of their great work. We hope to have you back dining with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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HughF
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely venue, great food, great service, friendly and efficient staff. We will be back. 👍🏻

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 17 December 2020

Hello HughF, Many thanks for the great review. We hope you dine with us again real soon. Kind Regards, Andy

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MonicaF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely as usual, we enjoyed the food and the service was great

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 16 December 2020

Hello MonicaF, Thank you for the 5 star review. We hope to have you back dining with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food.Lovely atmosphere.

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Alana
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Did not receive fries ordered - these were put on the bill however this was amended when notified. One member of staff particularly cold and made us feel a little unwelcome. Asked for no hazelnuts on my sundae- lucky I’m not allergic as they arrived. Staff rarely came to check on us although the young waitress serving us was very pleasant. Not sure why service was lacking as it was not particularly busy.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 15 December 2020

Hello Alana, Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit. We take all positive and negative feedback as it helps improve our service. It looks like this time we didn't hit the mark. Sorry to have let you down. We hope that you will give us another shot to show the Elephant & Castle way! Kind Regards, E&C Team

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Zazz
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Consistently delicious food (those wings 😍) and very pleasant staff. The time between ordering and receiving food was a bit slow (normally no problem but not ideal with the new time limits), but it was busy.
I would always recommend Elephant and Castle ❤️

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NicolaG
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Had goats cheese pasta, lacked taste & chicken wing portions reduced. Mediocre.

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CiaraH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening, really pleasant staff and delicious food as always

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Emma
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect food here, generous servings and good friendly service.

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Ozebiov
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Not fully cooked chicken supreme. I couldn’t eat it. And My dessert came wrong. Excellent wine by the way!
Great service as well.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 10 December 2020

Hi Ozebiov, We would love to know a little more about your visit with us, it is disappointing to see 3*. If you would be so kind as to mail us at rathminesmod@elephantandcastle.ie we would very much appreciate it. Kind regards, The E&C Team

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SarahC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was only ok, with limited options for vegetarians. Burgers were ok, desserts were fine - canned cream instead of fresh with the carrot cake (menu stated fresh), though the cake itself was nice enough. Expensive for what is offered. It is a nice space, comfortale and with good lighting, so if you don't care about good food and it is geographically convenient I would say its fine to meet friends here. A LOT of the menu was unavailable (post lockdown, understandable, but they could have informed us before we took our seats for the evening). Overall our servers were excellent, very quick and helpful.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 10 December 2020

Hi SarahC, Sorry to hear you were not entirely satisfied after you visit with us. We do apologise that we were very low on stock that evening but please rest assured this will not happen again. We appreciate all feedback we receive from guests so, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The E&C Team

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AnastasiaW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A welcome return after 6 weeks. All staff in masks. Visible sanitization of every table between covers. A very warm welcome. Well done all.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 9 December 2020

Hello AnastasiaW, Thanks for the 4 star review. We hope to see you dining with us real soon. Happy Holidays! Kind Regards, E&C Team

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123456789bobjackandjill0
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was amazing although alcoholic drinks menu was limited and when I asked for a cocktail they told me they were out of prosecco. All 4 cocktails had prosecco in them, which ment there was no other cocktail option. We chose a mango lemonade which was quite bitter and didn't taste of mango but just alot of lime. We had booked a table and on arrival were left waiting for a while in a non social distant queue people were rushing past us and then when we sat down initially we were socially distant however as more customers came in they were not spaced far from us which left me abit uneasy. The bathroom had no soap either just hand sanitizer in the hallway. Overall the food was lovely and the staff very friendly. I would return however I would hope that things would run abit more smoothly.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 8 December 2020

Hello 123456789bobjackandjill0, Many thanks for your recent feedback and your 4 star review. We are very sorry about the cocktail situation and lack there of, our suppliers were a little overwhelmed and we weren't able to get as much in for the first weekend. Rest assured that we are back up and full of stock for any of your drinks of choice. We hope to have you back dining with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Graduation

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 6 December 2020

Hello, Thank you for your 4 star review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your dinning experience with us and hope you visit us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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RachelK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waitress was lovley and food was delicious although could have been hotter. Thanks

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 8 December 2020

Hello RachelK, Thank you for your 5 star review. We are glad to see you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you back with us real soon. Kind Regards, E&C Team

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PatD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We normally go to E&C in town but we thoroughly enjoyed our experience in Rathmines. Service was very friendly and prompt. Food was lovely. We’ll be back !!!

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Niall
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything was nice. Serve was a bit slow but in fairness they were busy

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TracyO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Friendly staff but awful service- as in scarce service but the staff were very nice, the food was awful - chicken wings soggy ! A prawn sandwich for €14 that was really terrible ! Why bother serving such crap ..

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines
Responded on 17 September 2020

Hello TraceyO, Thank you for your recent review on your dining experience. We appreciate all feedback whether positive or negative. I am sorry to hear that you didn’t have a great experience while at Elephant and Castle Rathmines. We strive to give our guest excellent service served up with some great food. I would like to discuss your recent visit with you a little further. Could you contact me at andys@elephantandcastle.ie Look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards, Andy General Manager

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christinak
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

i would recommend this as a nice place for a lunch.

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ManuelG
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All in all, Elephant & Castle is a great value for money. Great atmosphere and the chicken wing are undoubtedly the best in Dublin. Great service too.

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Patrick
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another lovely meal. Place was reasonably busy and staff great as always. Kids always given a warm welcome. Food never disappoints will be back in a few weeks thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really enjoyed it and the food was really nice

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AndrewA
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak and desserts.
Lovely staff, plenty of space!

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HelenT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous dinner, highly recommend, can’t wait to go back

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PaulB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service very slow and staff unsure if they could take our order.

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MichelleO
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 4 of us really enjoyed our meal and felt it was great value. Our waitress, Lesley, went out of her way to remember each of our names, which made the kids feel special, she was very efficient and jolly. We’ll be back soon

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AoifeW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat! Food is amazing, atmosphere amazing and staff amazing! Great prices too, only downside was the drinks menu..very wide range or beers and wines but that was mainly it.

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Emilyjane
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Over booked
Over priced
Others standing over table as we ate
Got table 20 mins after pre booked time

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Foodie
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service.
Was disappointed in seating allocation as had asked for a window seat and advised occasion as birthday.

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CraigB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening. Get the wings, you won't be disappointed. Amazing.

FAQs

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. Elephant & Castle - Rathmines also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 572 0600.

Elephant & Castle - Rathmines is rated 4.2 stars by 413 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 bookings at the moment.