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Thai Elephant

1 Wakefield Road | Richmond, London TW10 6SD, England
+44 (0)20 8940 5114
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Ranked #7,097 of 17,141 restaurants in London
Price range: $0 - $69
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Street Food
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Dining options: Street Food
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English first
Twickenham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We came here for a family celebration as had been here before, we ordered drinks and waited 15 minutes for these, then once we had ordered our food which was a set menu we then waited 1/2 hour for the starters to arrive and then another 15 minutes for the soup course and then over 1 1/2 hour for the... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

There are some very mixed views on this restaurant but we have lunched here twice now and both times had splendid food. There was only one other table occupied the first time and it was the same again this time with one person (proprietor?) taking the orders and bringing the food. Must be difficult in these circumstances to manage staff... More

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

No atmosphere and felt like a throw back to the 70's. It was empty apart from us and another family which had a crying child. Food was basic and we were very disappointed with the entire evening.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We order grill prawn chicken stay for our starter both are fantastic! Specially our main we orders fish cake special fired rice chicken basil , pa and curry beef and pad thai I didn't left any bits on the plates I'm very please. Foods totally hot and fresh! Service was lovely resturant look so great and I will definitely passing... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have dined here a few times with family and friends and have always had a good time. Last visit was six of us, and we did a mixture of the set menus which worked out fabulously. Very extensive menu, good food, nicely presented. We have always had good service here, so I am puzzled by the experiences reported by... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Arrived and we were the only table. Food ordered drinks delivered. Then three other couples arrived. Our meals were delivered and they left - not asking if we needed anything despite both our glasses empty. It took me 10 minutes to get their attention to order another drink. Then when we ordered it it took a further 20 minutes for... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is the best Thai I have had in London. I have had a lot. The Tom yum soup is to die for. The atmosphere is relaxed and calm and this is reflective of the staff, who are brilliant. The wine is very reasonably priced and compliments the food very well. I am always surprised that this place isn't more... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We arrived in this restaurant around 8 o'clock and we walked-in and where no one received us for 5/7 minutes. After a really really tall waitress asked me if I had booked the table and when I say that we didn't she made a really rude annoyed face and brought us to the table. 20 minutes after we called someone... More

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Twickenham, England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Although food was exceptionaly good it is too over priced. Sat down at 7.45. No service until 8.00. Ordered drinks came 15 mins later.starter plates were given out and underneath my plate was full of thick grimey sauce.asked waiter for another plate and she said that if she bought another one it would be the same.how disgusting! Sharing starters were... More

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Richmond
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We returned to this restaurant as a large group (12), having not been for a few years. The food and service were as reliable as ever. Try the Volcano Chicken if you want something a little eye-catching!

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