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The Elephant

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118 - 120 Bedford Road | Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BG, England
01234 843210
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday Lunch

Our family went out for my grandmothers birthday. We had booked a table but looks like that wasn't really necessary since there were only ours and one other table occupied. For Lunch there was a set menu to choose from. You could choose 2 starters per person and 1 Main course with a choice of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Tracy P
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family went out for my grandmothers birthday. We had booked a table but looks like that wasn't really necessary since there were only ours and one other table occupied. For Lunch there was a set menu to choose from. You could choose 2 starters per person and 1 Main course with a choice of noodles, egg fried Rice or... More 

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3 Thank Tracy P
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Used the restaurant on numerous occasions since they opened and hadn't been for a while, went for a meal last Saturday and don't know whether the Chef has changed but we didn't enjoy the meal as much as we had on previous occasions...long wait between starter and main meal. And, the worst of it was that all day Sunday we... More 

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1 Thank izzy j
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went without prior booking early and were lucky enough to get a table for 4 as we had a lovely evening with first class food and first class service, will definitely visit again

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2 Thank maureen V
Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a table for myself and my family on New Years Eve having looked this up on trip advisor. We arrived for our table at 7.30 and it was busy as expected for NYE but not too crazy. We then waited 15 minutes before having a drinks order taken and this took another 15 to arrive. 5 out of... More 

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2 Thank kate g
Bedford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard a lot of good comments about this restaurant so decided to give it a try. menu is a mix of Thai and Chinese. good selection of entrees and mains i chose the green curry with sticky ric, curry was very flavourful but not really as spicy às a green curry should be. When meal came out they gave me... More 

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1 Thank jdgreen43
Kempston
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We have a takeaway from here at least weekly and the food is always great, tasty and freshly prepared. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

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3 Thank Gary H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The food in the Elephant is consistently top quality, with an extensive menu and the staff provide an excellent service. We eat here weekly and have never had a bad meal, would have no hesitation in recommending it.

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3 Thank Tracey H
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to try something new so we decided to go to the elephant but wish we never went. The food was not cooked or presented in a professional manner. There was 3 of us and it cost £127.65 and it was not worth any of that. In comparison to other places we have eaten this was very poor and... More 

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2 Thank 153Dan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

My absolute favourite eatery around. Loads of choice, tastes incredible both eating in or taking away. Love it!!!! I'm always personally recommending it to anyone and everyone that will listen.

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2 Thank Joe S
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This is probably more expensive than your normal Chinese restaurant, but the quality and portion sizes make it good value for money. Excellent Chinese or Thai dishes to choose from. Good for couples, family or groups. The staff are very good and attentive to your needs. You never feel rushed, so you can sit back and enjoy the wonderful food... More 

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3 Thank Mike M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 118 - 120 Bedford Road | Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: 01234 843210

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?