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Elephant & Castle, Dublin

"Copied by many. Excelled by none."


Not to be confused with the London suburb of Elephant and Castle, the restaurant Elephant & Castle first opened in New York in 1973. Elephant & Castle debuted an impressive menu and its dishes soon appeared throughout food haunts in Lower Manhattan – leading the restaurant to adopt the motto at the time; ‘Copied by many. Excelled by none.’

The Dublin Elephant & Castle opened in 1989 when one of the Irish Chefs was denied entry into America. The restaurant decided that if they couldn’t bring Ireland to America, then they’d have to bring America to Ireland and thus Dublin’s Elephant & Castle began.

The menu is varied as the restaurant caters for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and desserts, but you can be assured that no matter what meal you visit for, you will enjoy delicious food, big portions and fantastic service. The house special the ‘Elephantbuger’ is a must-try and combines the unique tastes of curried sour cream, streaky bacon, scallions, cheddar and tomato, and is deliciously served with hand-cut French fries.

The salads are impressive, the steak sandwiches are mouth-water and the omelettes are scrumptious but you can’t leave without having tried the spicy chicken wings. Served in a basket accompanied by two long sticks of celery, the wings and drumsticks are smothered in a deliciously thick sticky sauce and served piping hot. Mmmmm.

The appeal of this restaurant doesn’t just stop at the food. Elephant & Castle’s drinks menu serves up homemade ginger ale and fresh-squeezed limeade just like your Mama made it, as well as beers from around the world and beautifully creamy coffees.

As a popular place to eat, Elephant & Castle has an electric atmosphere and can often attract a queue at any time of the day. The American-style food is served in a bright, modern and friendly atmosphere and service is both attentive and simply can’t go wrong!

Tantalise those tastebuds at; and be sure to stop by when visiting Ireland’s capital.

Elephant & Castle – 18 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

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