Diners at Doncaster’s new restaurant opening Monday will be joined by two elephants

Diners at Doncaster’s newest restaurant, Elephant & Castle, are set to be joined by two very special guests when it opens at Frenchgate Shopping Centre on Monday, May 17.

Saturday, 15th May 2021, 9:19 am

To celebrate the opening of Elephant & Castle, one of Ireland’s most loved restaurants, two of the famous herd of Sheffield elephants will be on display for customers to view and enjoy.

The Herd of Sheffield was organised by The Children’s Hospital Charity in 2016 and was the largest public art event to have ever taken place in South Yorkshire.

Frenchgate will be welcoming two of the elephants which were auctioned for the charity once the event had finished. The Gulal Graffiti elephant, which was inspired by Holi festival and the distinctive Jackophant elephant, who proudly wears the red, white and blue of the UK’s national flag.

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In addition, Frenchgate are working with a local school to decorate their very own elephant which will have a permanent home within the Centre.

Known for delighting diners with amazing service in a laid-back environment, Elephant & Castle will be open from noon (10am on Saturdays) until late, seven days a week for dine in, collection and delivery on www.elephantandcastle.co

Promising something for every taste, expect a menu with firm favourites from the char-grilled Elephant Burger and famous crispy chicken wings to fresh pastas, homemade desserts, tasty kid’s meals, a stacked wine selection and much more!

Gulal Graffiti elephant

Karen Staniforth, General Manager at Frenchgate Shopping Centre commented: “We are delighted to be giving two of the herd of Sheffield elephants a temporary home within the Centre to celebrate the opening of Elephant & Castle. They look fantastic and I know they will be a real talking point with our customers.

“This is the start of a developing partnership between Elephant & Castle and The Children’s Hospital, which is great. The restaurant is already starting to make an impact on the local community, and that is fantastic to see.

“We would like to thank Jackie Neal of Abbey Forged Products for the loan of the elephants.”

To guarantee your table ahead of Elephant & Castle’s UK opening, simply head to www.elephantandcastle.co and book.

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