Elephant & Castle - Monkstown

4.1
268 reviews
€30 and under
American
Serving brunch in Monkstown Monday to Sunday 10am-4:00pm!

We’ve spread our wings even further. From Temple Bar, to Rathmines. . . early 2019 saw our doors open in Monkstown.

We’ll be serving the same delicious menu with all of the Elephant & Castle favourites including wings, caesar salad, and of course our juicy burgers.
What 268 People Are Saying
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4.1
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3.9
Ambience
3.9
Value
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AmandaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty food, friendly and helpful staff and lovely atmosphere.

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Fran
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We love going to elephant and castle, it’s a relaxed family outing and we enjoy the food. The staff are lovely and helpful but We just find that the food takes a little bit too long to arrive …

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Fran, We really appreciate the time given to leave us such a lovely review! We apologies on any delays with food arriving and would love to hear further from you at monkstown@elephantandcastle.ie in order to improve this. Best Wishes, E&C Mangaement

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DDKD
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Food was nice but overall very poor. We won’t be back.

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded 6 days ago

Hi DDKD, We are so sorry you did not enjoy your experience with us, if your could drop us an email to monkstown@elephantandcastle.ie as we would love to rectify this for you! Best Wishes, E&C Management

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DeirdreC
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely meal - food so consistently good and service excellent

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 12 September 2021

Hi Deirdre, Thank you for such a lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will let the team know of your very kind compliment. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, E&C Management

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StephenP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Service was very poor, granted staff are only getting back to work, etc but to ask 4 times for a 2nd drink isnt acceptable. The chicken wings were great as always but the burger was dry and the dirty chicken taco's lacked flavour

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Dobby
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Elephant and Castle are famous for their wings and honestly this is the only reason why I'd eat there again (but maybe take away next time) I got a burger with bacon and cheese. The cheese came out curdled on top, which did not look or taste good. It wasn't very busy but we still couldn't get service. There were about 5 staff members chatting loudly about their personal lives..parties etc. I don't begrudge staff enjoying themselves but they were in a group talking really loudly with no consideration for diners. At one stage I needed tomato ketchup. I tried to get their attention for ages but I couldn't. They weren't looking out for customers at all. I ended up walking over to the staff area and got the ketchup myself. 330ml peroni was almost 6 euro. 660ml is 2.50 in the shops. Overall, we'll be ordering wings for takeaway next time

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LynnA
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely as always staff very friendly, service a little slow but enjoyable atmosphere and food was yummy as always

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DermotD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff were super & really friendly & engaging, service was very quick & there was always a staff member ready to help.

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FionaH
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

It was our first time at elephant and castle and unfortunately we were both very underwhelmed with our experience. Firstly, the service was great and couldn’t fault it, however, we just didn’t think our main course was worth the 80 euro bill we paid. The wings were great for starters, however, we got two burgers and both of us thought there was nothing satisfying about our meal. One of us paid for the extra bacon and cheese and it was most definitely over priced overall. We would sincerely appreciate some compensation for this unfortunate experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

30 th birthday

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RootM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Ohhh this was quite a disappointing meal. Service was unbelievably poor, chicken in salad v dry and burger not nice. Chips and wings were good! Would be hard to recommend this place to anyone I'm afraid.

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 28 August 2021

Hi Milkandhoney, We are very sorry to hear of your experience! Would you mind emailing monkstown@elephantandcastle.ie so we can understand what happened better and rectify this for you? Kind Regards E&C Management

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IreneM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food, love the chicken wings and the chips! Good social distance, family friendly, very nice staff

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely Brunch - Great menu, good quality food and friendly services. Great place to catch up

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 17 August 2021

Hi Michael, Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We are absolutely delighted you had such a good time with us and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, E&C Management

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Caroline
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was really lovely but waited over an hour for our main course which is a long time with small children! Think they forgot about us as many who were seated after us received their food first.

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 12 August 2021

Hi Caroline, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, we appreciate all feedback! We are so sorry to see that you had to wait so long for food, our management team would have made sure we could have improved your experience after waiting so long. We hope this wont deter you from returning again as we can assure you this is completely out of the norm, and unacceptable. Should you wish to discuss this furter, please email us at monkstown@elephantandcastle.ie Best wishes, E&C Management

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ciarah
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Unfortunately having dined in a number of elephant and castle establishments I was very disappointed with the meal yesterday evening.
The burgers were over cooked to the point of charred. The omelette was also over cooked and the calamari salad was drowned in dressing.

The bathroom floor was not clean and the floor in the restaurant was also not clean and a number of rubber mats were scattered which kept folding over making them a trip hazard.

Bags were constantly being dispatched from the kitchen for takeaway and the serving station was cluttered and filthy.

A very disappointing trip. I have been in temple bar,Rathmines and visited other restaurants in Mount Merrion owned by this company but this was by far the worst experience which was due to be a celebration. A baked cheesecake brought out was still so chilled it was nearly frozen.

I don’t usually write reviews but this was so bad j would like management to be aware.

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 12 August 2021

Hi Ciara, We are so sorry to hear of your experience with us, we would greatly appreciate if you could contact us at monkstown@elephantandcastle.ie to discuss this further. Best wishes, E&C Management

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AidanC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Both food & service were excellent, the chicken wings certainly lived up to their hype. So many we had to bring some home 😎

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 11 August 2021

Hi Aidan, Thank you so much for your great review, we are all delighted you had such a great time and we are excited to see you with us again soon! Best wishes, E&C Management

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was lovely and so were the staff but service was a little slow. Other than that really enjoyed it.

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 3 August 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we are glad you enjoyed the food and are so sorry to hear the service was slow. We hope this didnt effect your experience with us and we hope to see you with us again soon. Best wishes, E&C Management

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ShayK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very friendly, efficient service, good food, good price, would recommend.

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 1 August 2021

Hi Shay, We really appreciate your kind feedback and we're delighted you enjoyed yourself. If there's any was we can improve we'd love to hear your thoughts! Feel free to drop us an email at monkstown@elephantandcastle.ie! Best wishes. E&C Management

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SarahN
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Chicken wings … say no more ! 😋

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 1 August 2021

Hi Sarah, We're delighted to hear you enjoyed yourself so much, looking forward to having you with us again soon! Best wishes, E&C Management

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Blurxc
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Food was not bad but can be better. Service was too slow but very polity and well mannered. Prices are still reasonable for Dublin.

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 27 December 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with with us. If there is anything we can do to improve please get in touch with us at monkstown@elephantandcastle.ie Best wishes, E&C Management

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ClaireH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant. Staff so helpful and friendly and the food is amazing

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 23 December 2020

Hi, Claire, Delighted you enjoyed yourself, hope to see you soon! Will let the staff know you were speaking so highly, will mean a lot. Merry Christmas, E&C Management

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Bernadetter
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening, only thing think the wine is way over priced, should have a choice of a house wine.

Bernadette

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 27 December 2020

Hi, Thank you for the feedback, we actually have our house wines listed as the first red and first white on the menu, but I have communicated to the team that this needs to be clearer for customers. We hope to see you with us again in the future. Best wishes, E&C Management

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David
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The pace of the service was awful.
We ordered the wings as a starter for two adults, two mains (salad and burger) and two kids meals (pasta with tomato sauce and chicken & chips).
The wings arrived 3 minutes after we ordered and were fine.
We had to wait a further 40 minutes for the mains and the kids' meals, which is a huge challenge with hungry 4 and 5 year olds.
The staff hadn't a clue what was going on and were more concerned at taking care of take away customers, who as they arrived seemed equally dismayed with the level of service.
Extremely overpriced for sub-standard food. We'd have got better service and value from McDonalds, in fact, I'd be happier giving my money to McDonalds given how deplorable an experience this was.
Overall a very expensive and frustrating visit - I couldn't recommend avoiding this place any more...

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Absolutely disgraceful the staff wore so rude we wore 2 hours waiting on food and when the food came out it was not nice the food was left there and not eaten will never return again 😡😡😡😡

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Baxter
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Chicken wings were worth waiting for after a long lockdown!

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 17 December 2020

Hi Baxter, We love to hear such great feedback, hope to see you again. Best wishes, E&C Management

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SineadG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great evening. Service was super and everyone spaced out Covid rules observed yet atmosphere was great

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 13 December 2020

Hi Sinead, Thank you so much for your review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed yourself. See you again soon! E&C Management

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Firstnightoutafterlockdo
Limerick
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Had been wanting to try Elephant & Castle for a while. The famous wings are great, service was very good, the rest of the food was just ok. Sorry, but that was the view of all at the table.

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 13 December 2020

Hi, Thank you for your honest review, we appreciate all feedback from our guests. If there is any way we can improve, please get in touch at monkstown@elephantandcastle.ie Best wishes, E&C Management

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice!

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 23 December 2020

Hi, Delighted you enjoyed yourself, hope to see you soon! Merry Christmas, E&C Management

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KarenS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easy to book, clean, friendly, plenty of choice on the menu

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 12 December 2020

Hi Karen, What an amazing review to read, we are delighted you had such a great time with us, hope to see you soon! Best wishes, E&C Management

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EmmaL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Such a lovely restaurant. A great first night out in a long time. The portions are massive- we took both the starter and main leftovers home! Mexican Salad was delicious!

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 8 December 2020

Hi Emma, We are so, so appreciative of hearing your great review. Happy customers make a happy team. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, E&C Management

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DarranM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Staff were very helpful and very aware of Covid regulations. Food was delicious. Very generous portions. Will be returning.

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 8 December 2020

Hi Darran, Thank you so much for taking the time to review. We're trying our hardest to follow guidelines correctly and still ensure 5* service, so your comments mean a lot to us. See you again soon. Best wishes, E&C Management

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AlanW
Limerick
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First family outing post lockdown, just great! Thanks

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 12 December 2020

Hi Alan, What a delightful review to read and thank you for joining us for your first outing! See you again soon. Best wishes, E&C Management

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LisaB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Food was cold. Most disappointing. Waited 20min for replacement food before leaving without it.

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 8 December 2020

Hi Lisa, Our sincerest apologies that your time with us was so disappointing. Would you mind dropping us an email so we can rectify this for you? Monkstown@elephantandcastle.ie is our email. Best wishes, E&C Management

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AnneR
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great chicken wings, lovely cocktail and our server was so friednly

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 8 December 2020

Hi Anne, We're absolutely trilled you enjoyed yourself so much. We will pass your comments to the team and hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, E&C Management

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LeighD
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

no thanks i dont want to write a reivew for yuo today.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great customer service, perfect location for a stroll through the beach after a nice dinner!

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 20 September 2020

Hi Alex, We are delighted to hear such a great review. Thank you so much, hope to see you soon. E&C Management

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CJDfood
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience2

delays to order both mains and desert and very long delays to be served our food

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 20 September 2020

Hi CJDfood, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. If you could possibly get in touch with us at monkstown@elephantandcastle.ie to further explain your visit we would greatly appreciate it. Best wishes, E&C Management

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Awful burgers, pre cooked and dry. Extremely disappointing- not worth a visit unfortunately

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 15 September 2020

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are so sorry to hear your meal was disappointing. With regards to pre-cooked burgers, new HSE regulation was released stating it is now against guidelines to pre-cook any beef products so we can assure you our burgers are freshly cooked. If you could please email us at monkstown@elephantandcastle.ie we would like to discuss this further with you. Best, E&C Management

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BernadetteC
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Pleasant staff, no frills decor.Limited menu, suitable for brunch or lunch. Reasonably priced. Overall good experience

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 15 September 2020

Hi Bernadette, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, E&C Management

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SarahN
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service as always can’t wait to come back

Elephant & Castle - Monkstown
Responded on 1 August 2021

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for such a lovely review, we hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, E&C Management

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Elephant & Castle - Monkstown is rated 4.1 stars by 268 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 reservations at the moment.