Elephant & Castle, Boston

I love a good pub. After our chocolate truffle class, we headed just upstairs for lunch at Elephant & Castle. Awesome decision.

Elephant & Castle is right near Downtown Crossing, making it an easy spot to get to. The spot is actually part of a chain, which was surprising to me. It’s not what I typically think of from a chain restaurant. The atmosphere was exactly what we love, relaxed and friendly. We started with some beer, because you obviously have to get a beer in a pub.

Smithwick's. Yum.

This was a place where we felt like we could just hang out for a while, so we took our time with late lunch/early dinner. The waitstaff was really friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and different beers on tap. We were also there at an off time, so the waiter had a few extra minutes to spend chatting.

We eventually decided on our food order. The menu has a great selection, including all the classic pub foods you’d expect like fish & chips, Guinness stew, and Shepard’s pie. We went with  some choices inspired by our honeymoon in Ireland.

Dane's meal: Jameson Chicken

My meal: Guinness Meatloaf

We were stuffed by the time we finished. Everything was great and had elements that were straight from English/Irish cuisine.

I would love to go back and hang out at the bar during a busier time just to enjoy the different beers on tap and the atmosphere. From what I hear Elephant & Castle is also big with the after work crowd down in the Financial district.

Chocolate and beer in the same day. I’d call that a successful day!

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