World famous chicken wings restaurant to open first UK branch in Doncaster

One of Ireland’s most loved restaurants, Elephant & Castle, is set to open in Doncaster’s Frenchgate Shopping Centre later this month.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 3:46 pm
Updated Monday, 10th May 2021, 3:47 pm

Frenchgate has been chosen as the first ever UK location for the firm and diners will be able to get their hands on its world-famous wings from May 18.

Promising something for every taste, restaurant goers can 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.

Known for delighting diners with amazing service in a laid-back environment, Elephant & Castle will be open from noon until late, seven days a week for dine in, collection and delivery on

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The Frenchgate will play host to the UK's first Elephant and Castle.

Elephant & Castle originated in New York City and following a growing popularity, Ireland was next in line to open the doors to ‘The World’s Best Wings.’

For over 30 years, the firm has cemented itself into the Irish food scene growing from the iconic Temple Bar flagship eatery to now boasting 11 locations throughout Dublin and Cork.

Head of Brand Operations Alun Friswell said: “We’re delighted to be opening our first ever UK Elephant & Castle location in Frenchgate.

“The founder and creator of Elephant & Castle, George Schwarz, lived in England himself during in WW2 and in fact named the restaurant after a London Tube station he passed on his morning commute to university.

“With over 30 years of success in Ireland, we have no doubt the good folk of Britain will absolutely love Elephant & Castle! They can expect a wide-ranging delicious menu full of flavour and character, amazing service in a casual and friendly atmosphere and of course of our world-famous wings.”

Karen Staniforth, General Manager at Frenchgate Shopping Centre, said: “We’re thrilled to have been chosen as the first location in the UK to welcome Elephant & Castle.

“The restaurant is already starting to make an impact to the local economy creating more than 20 jobs ahead of opening.

“As the Centre continues to successfully navigate the easing of lockdown restrictions, it is fantastic to be opening a brand-new and highly anticipated food offering.

“I am sure that Elephant & Castle will quickly establish its self as a firm favourite with our loyal customers.”