Elephant & Castle – The Mayson

4.4
126 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 126 People Are Saying
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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LMcG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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!

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vipSolo
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded 3 days ago

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

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SamB
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant, staff were great and food was good.

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Responded 3 days ago

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

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AjSherlock
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded 4 days ago

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

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DavidM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was amazing service top class but outside was freezing not their fault but would really recommend it going back soon

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Responded 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 4 days ago

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

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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.

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Responded 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was our first night out for a meal since last year with the pandemic restrictions so we booked this as we had wanted to try here for a while, the food was really nice, the staff were all lovely too and helpful when we asked for something.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 16 June 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The chicken wings were amazing! Service a bit slow but it was a busy evening.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded 4 days ago

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

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MDAMK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great location for an Elephant & Castle restaurant, staff were superb and the outdoor sealing area was very pleasant.

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Responded on 13 June 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was very good and cocktails were lovely!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Waiter was very nice

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi, Thank you for the great rating. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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AimeeM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food. Will defo be back

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 13 June 2021

Hi, Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Warm Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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DylanR
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best chicken wings ever. Friendly service, great decor.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 4 January 2021

Hi DylanR, Thanks for the lovely review. Looking forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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HeniCs
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very taste, the chicken wings are to die for. All staff was very accommodating and friendly. Great atmosphere, the place is very relaxed and stylish. We had a great time and will definitely be back again!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 28 December 2020

Hi HeniCs I'm delighted to read that you were happy with the experience. The team will be thrilled with such great feedback. Thank you for taking the time to share. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked for brunch as per the menu on the open table website, got there and apparently that was never their menu, they don’t do brunch. The waitress was quite nice but the guy on Front of House was uninterested in our confusion and found this off putting so we left. Went to a different place down the road which was streets ahead in professionalism.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 28 December 2020

Hi, I am sorry to see that we don't seem to have met your expectations on this occasion. I would appreciate some more detail regarding this if you have the time. You can reach me on mariana@themayson.ie. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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vipPaulaS
Dublin
12 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Amazing burger and chips - highly recommend! Great prosecco too!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 28 December 2020

Hi Paula, We are delighted you had such a wonderful experience. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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AnitaM
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

My son and his 2 friends went here for his 16th birthday meal. Waited nearly an hour for their main course. Staff had totally forgotten them and were asking them if they were ready to leave. They ate their mains and left without desserts. Wasn't the treat I was planning.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 28 December 2020

Hi AnitaM, I am sorry to see that we don't seem to have met your expectations on this occasion. If you would like to follow up with me directly, my email is mariana@themayson.ie Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience4

Excellent set up in Mayson... well spaced.. airy and very safe.
Wait staff were great.
Only negative was burgers overdone but wine was good!
Will be back!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 20 December 2020

Hi, Delighted you had such an enjoyable time. Apologies about the burger. I will make sure to pass on the feedback. Look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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AlisonK
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience with my sister and friend. The wings were exceptional, and we also had the Burger and steak s/w, which were fab too. Staff were very attentive and friendly, will definitely be back soon.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 20 December 2020

Hi Alison, We are delighted you had such a wonderful experience. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was ideal, comfortable, spacious, safe environment. I would highly recommend the food also, delicious. Attentive staff

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 17 December 2020

Hi, Thanks for leaving a great review. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience with us. Great to hear that you felt safe & relaxed :) We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were lovely, great ambience and the best chicken wings.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 16 December 2020

Hi StephanieM, 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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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wings were fab 👌 we all had a lovely evening

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 20 December 2020

Hi, Thank you for the fantastic review. Sincerely, Mariana

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Limited menu but overall food was outstanding especially the New York steak it’s a nice place for atmosphere and drinks
Would recommend

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 14 December 2020

Hi, 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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Sinead
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful space, good adherence to Covid relations. Staff a little slow at times but friendly and helpful. Food was delicious. The hotel is beautiful, can't wait to go back sometime for more relaxed drinks.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 14 December 2020

Hi, Thanks for leaving a 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I’ve been here and I absolutely loved the place - the staff are amazing, the food is delicious and the price is good too. I want to go back already. Thanks for everything guys!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 10 December 2020

Hi, 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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Paulk
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff were very friendly, little one had a spillage but they wore very helpful and replaced the drink without charge. Will be back again.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 9 December 2020

Hi Paulk, 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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AmyD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely time at elephant and castle and Anda our server was brilliant, she was friendly polite and soo knowledgeable about the wine that she recommended to us

All in all was amazing service and we will definitely be back soon to see anda!

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 9 December 2020

Hi AmyD, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I will make sure to pass your comments to Anda. We hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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BrianC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Perfect for my family and our needs. Wouldn’t go for romantic night out though

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 8 December 2020

Hi BrianC, Many thanks for sharing your feedback with us. We look forward on having you all back for another great experience here at E&C/Mayson. Kind Regards, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Cillian
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very nice and friendly, would recommend, lovely outdoor area

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 24 October 2020

Hi Cillian, Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food l, as always

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 24 October 2020

Hi, Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 20 October 2020

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

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Cammm
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lit! I will be back for the burger for sure.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 20 October 2020

Hi Cammm, Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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SusanM
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Restaurant setting is nice & cosy outside. Staff were friendly too. Food is definitely average - we ordered a burger and Caesar salad but it was a little cold and didn’t seem that fresh.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 18 October 2020

Hi SusanM, Thank you for the review. If you would like to let me know more about how the food didn't deliver to your expectation I would like to hear from you. You can contact me on mariana@themayson.ie Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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AdrianaS
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience
Great lunch in a lovely Terrace
Thank you

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 17 October 2020

Hi AdrianaS, Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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cmcg00
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really nice lunch. Outdoor dining but had heater and good sized brolly.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 11 October 2020

Hi cmcg00, I'm delighted to read that you were happy with the experience. Thank you for taking the time to share. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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Juan
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place even with all restrictions. Would definitely return.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 11 October 2020

Hi Juan, Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Mariana Food & Beverage Manager

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JosePires
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good environment, clean, good food, nice staff. Definitely will be back.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson
Responded on 8 October 2020

Hi JosePires, 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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FAQs

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.

Elephant & Castle – The Mayson is rated 4.4 stars by 126 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.