Elephant & Castle – The Mayson

4.2
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82 reviews
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€30 and under
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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 82 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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Declan
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Responded 2 days ago

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 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Responded 2 days ago

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

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Liam
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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).

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Responded 2 days ago

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 6 days ago
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.

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Responded 4 days ago

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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Responded 4 days ago

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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, will be back again!

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Responded 4 days ago

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

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ClaireMc
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Good food and friendly waiting staff.

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Responded 4 days ago

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
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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

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Responded 4 days ago

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
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 September 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

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Responded 4 days ago

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
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Responded 4 days ago

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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ChrisM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual first class service,staff where excellent and a credit.
Food excellent
Would highly recommend and look forward to returning.

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Responded on 15 September 2020

Thanks Chris We are looking forward to see YOU again soon! Thanks Team Mayson

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ShannenP
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

amazing hotel, restaurant food and staff cannot fault.

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Responded on 15 September 2020

Shannen We are so happy that you had a great time! See you again soon Thanks Team Mayson

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Bertrand
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice guacamole (you might want to serve them with tortilla chip) and burgers ! Nice place and service

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Responded on 15 September 2020

Thanks Bertrand Holy-guacamole that's some nice feedback! I will pass this info on to the Chef! Maybe he will come up with a new dish after hearing this. Thanks Team Mayson

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ParaicK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, nice staff and lovely setting 👍 no complaints

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Responded on 15 September 2020

Thanks Pairic! Hope you have a great week! Big Love Team Mayson

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Annie
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our server was friendly and helpful
Made the experience so much nicer

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Responded on 15 September 2020

Thanks Annie Can you remember who your server was? I would love to pass on the good feedback! Thanks Team Mayson

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Lynsey
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service, only negative for me would be the menu was a bit limiting, I'd have preferred a larger menu to choose from, would definitely go back

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Responded on 7 September 2020

Thanks Lynsey Thanks for the feedback. Sorry to hear that we didn't have enough options for you... Next time you come in try our fantastic rooftop restaurant Ryleigh's for more options! Thanks Team Mayson

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NoelC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall, this was a very good dining experience. We have eaten at Elephant and Castle in Temple Bar many times before. The menu is similar to E&C Temple Bar. Service from our waiter was very good, the Chicken Wings are superb, as usual, ambience was very good, it is very spacious, and in a brand new building. Our waiter went on his break at one point, and we were very much abandoned by the other staff. We had to resort to grabbing a passing staff member to get service, even though there seemed to be plenty of staff around, but none of them came near us. This was the only negative of our visit, but it is something that Management need to sort out. Overall, a very good dining experience.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi Noel We are delighted to hear you most of your experience was positive. We really appreciate your feedback and will make sure this wont happen again to any customers. We really hope you come in again so we can show you we listen to all feedback. If you would like to follow up with more information, please feel free to email me directly at fergus@pressup.ie. Thanks Team Mayson

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great, very nice staff. Food and drinks very nice. Beautiful room with a chilled atmosphere. Good management of COVID regs. Would go back.

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Responded on 7 September 2020

Thanks you very much! Delighted to hear you are happy with the way we are dealing with COVID regs, Its top priority for us! Team Mayson

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LouC82
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the staff were friendly and attentive, will definitely recommend this restaurant

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Responded on 7 September 2020

Thanks LouC82 We are delighted to hear you had a great time! Team Mayson

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We were a part of 4 and got two sets of wings to share as a starter. In both baskets we had a mix of hot and cold wings. It seems like two batches of wings were mixed together. Mains were only ok (steak, burgers, pasta). Cocktails overpriced for what they were. Staff were very friendly and service was good.

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Chetan
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice location, great service, and good food. Will definitely recommend!!

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Responded on 24 August 2020

Hi Chetan, Thank you so much for the fantastic review. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Rosalyns
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Another enjoyable experience......................

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Responded on 24 August 2020

Hi Rosalyns, 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 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Service and good food
A little expensive but good quality

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 23 August 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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JohnL
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent as always but the service was poor. Second time we've been since it opened and both time the service has been below expected. The staff acknowledged it and were super apologetic about it being poor but despite the apology it still takes away from the overall experience.

I'd still recommend to a friend based on the food quality but if I had a 3rd bad service experience it would be game over for me going again.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 24 August 2020

Hi JohnL, Thank you for taking the time to leave the review. We appreciate the feedback as it helps us to grow and improve on the experience we deliver. I was extremely disappointed to read that you found the service poor. 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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DaraH
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.. the waiter we had could not do enough for you and although they were abiding by all covid restrictions he was very accommodating . Very pleasant restaurant to visit

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 24 August 2020

Hi DaraH, 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
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The interior design is beautiful, food was quick, but the construction noise when sitting outside is a bit much when you’re trying to have a conversation. Staff was really nice. Overall, experience was good, and the window cleaners we saw were a bit of entertainment.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 24 August 2020

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave the review. My sincere apologies about the noise you experienced during your visit. We look forward welcoming you back soon! Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food & service!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 23 August 2020

Hi, Thank you so much for the fantastic review. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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vipTonyK
Toronto
63 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

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Responded on 19 August 2020

Hi ToniK, Thank you so much for the fantastic review. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Graham
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good, sevice very good, quiet setting.I will visit again.

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Responded on 19 August 2020

Hi Graham, 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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LizT
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service on arrival was excellent and throughout the meal.
Chicken wings excellent but their burgers are pretty miserable. My steak sandwich was mediocre but they were kind enough to change tortilla chips for real chips. However chips are mediocre.
Will we be back. Definately upstairs to steakhouse and for the ambience of the hotel

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 19 August 2020

Hi LizT, Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating. We appreciate the feedback as it helps us to grow and improve on the experience we deliver. 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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vipPatriciaL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a casual lunch or dinner.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 7 September 2020

PatriciaL, We would like to give YOU 5 Stars as a customer! Thanks Team Mayson

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evang
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and courtyard. Great place to catch up with friends. Burger was really overcooked but the wings and cocktails made up for it.

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Niamh
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really relaxed setting, excellent service and delicious wings. All Covid measures in place and the staff were cleaning like crazy. Can't wait to go back!

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Responded on 17 August 2020

Hi Niamh, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It's good to hear that we were able to deliver excellent service and food. We look forward welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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SharonG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was good but cold. We should have sent it back.

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NYCGalJuly2014
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food our service was excellent the staff are friendly, really enjoyed our meal!! We’ll be back

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Responded on 16 August 2020

Hi NYCGalJuly2014, Thank you very much for amazing rating and lovely comments, Sincerely, Hana Blazkova Restaurant Manager

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SofiaA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a nice Friday dinner, no complaints, staff was nice and service good

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Responded on 10 August 2020

Hi SofiaA, Thanks so much for the lovely feedback and taking the time to write the review. We look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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502020
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Big bright airy room. Lots of space between tables which is great at the moment.
Food was okay. Starters better than mains. For example, bowls of sides of fries ordered were half filled with what looked like recooked fries hidden by freshly cooked fries.
Cutlery was dirty. Not what is expected especially not with all the new hygiene regulations.
Staff were very friendly but the service was so slow.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 7 August 2020

Hi 502020, We are very disappointed to read about your experience here in the E&C Mayson. I would like to extend my sincerest apologies to you. I can assure you that we are investigating the shortcomings on food and service fully. 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. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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vipTonyK
Toronto
63 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service. The decor throughout is gorgeous with huge attention to detail. We will be back.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 7 August 2020

Hi TonyK, Thanks so much for the lovely feedback and taking the time to write the review. We look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great and Made feel very safe throughout. It’s mad to think this is new normal, as a group we really wanted to finish with a drink but our time had elapsed. This made me reflect that it’s not worth coming into town on a night out for such little time together until things are relaxed more. Hats off to staff In elephant and castle they were great though.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 7 August 2020

Hi, Thanks so much for the lovely feedback and taking the time to write the review. We look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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