Elephant & Castle opens in Monkstown today, adding to the original Temple Bar restaurant, there since 1989, and their second second in Rathmines, which opened just before Christmas. Famous for wings, wings and more wings, expect this to be the focus of the menu, but they're also serving burgers, ribs, pancakes and salads.
The original Elephant and Castle was opened in New York in 1973 (and is still open today), and came to Dublin after one of the restaurant's Irish chefs came home for a visit and thought it would be a hit in Temple Bar. It was bought by Press Up Entertainment in 2017, and it's thought that more sites are on the cards. The landmark city centre restaurant was has been at the top of every "best chicken wings in Dublin" list in recent memory, and has a very dedicated legion of fans, so no doubt a south-side location is going to be very popular.
The 90-seater Monkstown site is set over two floors, and will open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, with brunch at weekends. You can see the full menu here.
Elephant & Castle Monkstown opens at 12pm today and you can book tables via their website.
Elephant & Castle
18a Monkstown Crescent, Monkstown, Co. Dublin
Ph: +353 1 572 0630