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Thai Elephant

1 Wakefield Road | Richmond, London TW10 6SD, England
+44 (0)20 8940 5114
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Ranked #7,607 of 17,193 Restaurants in London
Price range: $0 - $69
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Late Night, Street Food
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Dining options: Late Night, Street Food
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English first
Richmond, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is not bad. Staff just need to be more friendly but maybe that is because they are so busy. Food is good but pricy.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Very average food and the service. The food was too oily. Green currry lack of taste. I like green in other places but here I did not find it at all.

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London
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Good atmosphere after several refurbs. Great food - once you get it. Long wait for service by very nice inexperienced staff. Price of beer worked out to be £ 10 to £12 per pint! They serve 200 ml glasses so watch out you will pay loads as you drink while you wait - and the wait is loooooong. Check your... More

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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