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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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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 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

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Elephants are friendly

Made a recent visit to eat here following a recommendation from a family member who had a take away. Found the staff to be very good with service even when later in the evening it got quite busy. Like the idea you can pick and choose from the Chinese and Thai menu a mix and match if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Dave J
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Made a recent visit to eat here following a recommendation from a family member who had a take away. Found the staff to be very good with service even when later in the evening it got quite busy. Like the idea you can pick and choose from the Chinese and Thai menu a mix and match if you want. The... More 

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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We went here for a second works do and had a nice time.the staff are sweet but don't speak brilliant English.i was asked to pay cash on booking a deposit because there were 14 of us.luckily I kept the receipt as they hadn't subtracted the £70 from the bill (hopefully just an error and not deliberate). The food isn't the... More 

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bedfordshire
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

well have too say very good, had the salt and chilli squid and smoked chicken for starters very good, had beef with mushrooms and chicken in black bean, and specail rice all good, large portions, only thing service was a bit bland, our meal was £54.00 with 2 large white wines 2 pints of carlsbergh great value.......will i go back... More 

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London
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My wife and I went to The Elephant for valentines, a bit last minute. There was a set menu, but the food was lovely and well presented and good value for money. Apart from misunderstanding 2 drinks orders, which were quickly rectified, we had a lovely evening, finished off with a complementary red rose for my wife. Would certainly go... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Have been in the restaurant a few times last year and thought the food was pricey but good. Just had a takeaway and it was a disgrace, food was cold and there was nothing of it, for 2 of us it cost nearly £40. When I complained about the food to the manager he actually said "what do you want... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Me and my friends came to this place the first time because of the advertisement. As we entered we were greeted in such a friendly manner and taken to our seats. When the food came we were amazed with the style and creativity of the dishes. The service was smart and professional just how it should be. We will be... More 

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

6 of us went here for our Christmas get together, service was good, clean restaurant. We had a mixture of Thai and Chinese, all the food was flavoursome and cooked well! Would recommend this restaurant to my friends! Only downside is the limited street parking, lots of double yellows!!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Inside is really nicely decorated and the staff are extremely polite. The food was very good, they gave us very big portions to the point where we had to take some away with us. Will definitely be returning.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The starters here are great, but every time I go here I feel a little let down by the mains and we always say next time we will just order the starters. The mains are nice but I do not think they are worth the money they charge for them, and are nothing to rave about. The starters/duck pancakes on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Lovely restaurant in Kempston. Parking is easier after 7pm just avoid the double yellows. Well worth a visit (or many)! Has a very varied Thai and Chinese menu with something for everyone and no restrictions on mixing items from the menu. Staff are always friendly and service excellent. Just ask if you want advice or to understand a particular dish.... More 

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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, Thai
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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