Elephant & Castle – The Mayson

4.5
157 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.
What 157 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
EN
ENEO
Sligo
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This place is gorgeous. It’s super to have such a spacious and beautifully designed Elephant & Castle north of the river. The chicken wings were stellar as always and the staff were friendly and dealing well with the indoor restrictions. I haven’t given five stars because the mains were very slow coming out (I think they may have been forgotten about) and when they did arrive were a little disappointing in taste. Two of us had asked for our mains minus a particular ingredient, and both arrived with said ingredient front and centre. We had waited so long for our main meal that we said nothing and just avoided It. This delay/issue aside, this is a great spot, and less than a week into opening up, I’m sure this was just a teething issue of increased customers.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded 17 hours ago

Hi ENEO, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. It really means a lot to us. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The best place to meet up with friends over Brunch/ Dinner and some you’d meet unexpectedly. ❤️

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded 17 hours ago

Hi, Thank you for the lovely feedback. I'll be sure to pass your sentiment to the team. You are welcome back anytime. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Carlow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Staff were amazing so informative, and attentive but the food disappointing

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded 17 hours ago

Hi, I am extremely disappointed to see your experience with us was not up to your expectations. We pride ourselves on quality food so it is disheartened to learn this was not the case for you. I would appreciative the opportunity to learn more about your experience, if you would like to reach out to me on mariana@themayson.ie Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

Report
AS
vipAbhilashS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was very good. Management kind enough to relocate our table on request significantly enhancing the experience. Cocktails was tasty. Good shrimp and impressive dessert.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded 17 hours ago

Hi AbhilashS, Thank you so much for such lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and grateful for your kind comments. We really hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

Report
R
Rebecca
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was 10/10 service food ambience etc. Would recommend

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded 17 hours ago

Hi Rebecca, Thank you for the lovely feedback. I'll be sure to pass your sentiment to the team. You are welcome back anytime. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

Report
MS
MariaS
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
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.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 25 July 2021

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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caesar was fantastic! We really enjoyed our evening!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 25 July 2021

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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Czech Republic
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
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

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 25 July 2021

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

Report
c
cassandrab
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing food and super service , great atmosphere 👌

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 25 July 2021

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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, staff are lovely and a really nice place to meet for dinner with friends

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded 3 days ago

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

Report
GM
GavinM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 July 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 on 22 July 2021

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

Report
AC
AlanC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 14 July 2021

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

Report
A
Avril
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good, reasonable food, nice place

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 14 July 2021

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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Cork
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing really enjoyed it

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 14 July 2021

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

Report
ZF
ZendaF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 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 12 July 2021

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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great foot and service

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 12 July 2021

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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 July 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 12 July 2021

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

Report
CJ
CatJ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 8 July 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

Report
GP
GeorgiaP
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 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 8 July 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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 July 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 8 July 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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 2 July 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 8 July 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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 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 8 July 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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 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 29 June 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

Report
SO
SharonO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting in a courtyard.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 29 June 2021

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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Galway
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 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 29 June 2021

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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 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 29 June 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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 June 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 26 June 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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We loved the patio area

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 29 June 2021

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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, quick and friendly, great food

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 26 June 2021

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

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

Great service and perfect setting with safety in evidence throughout.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 26 June 2021

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

Report
AI
AlisaI
1 review
Dined on 25 June 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 8 July 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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 June 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 26 June 2021

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

Report
LM
LMcG
1 review
Dined on 20 June 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 26 June 2021

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

Report
S
vipSolo
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 21 June 2021

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

Report
SB
SamB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant, staff were great and food was good.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 21 June 2021

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

Report
AS
AjSherlock
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 20 June 2021

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

Report
DM
DavidM
1 review
Dined on 18 June 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 20 June 2021

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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 June 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 20 June 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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 June 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 20 June 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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 June 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 20 June 2021

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

Report

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Elephant & Castle – The Mayson using the Order Online button. Elephant & Castle – The Mayson also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson is rated 4.5 stars by 157 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.