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The Elephant

118 - 120 Bedford Road | Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BG, England
01234 843210
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Ranked #39 of 305 restaurants in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Bedford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Have dined here on numerous occasions & had take-outs. The menu has a complete Chinese & Thai menus. Both menus have lots of variety. Not the cheapest Chinese/Thai take away but certainly one of the tastiest.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I recently went here for early dinner on Sunday It's a nice clean trendy restaurant with nice patient friendly staff .... Hello Shelley It's not remotely cheap but then Thai generally isn't The good was good but I have eaten better Thai in Hitchin ... And in Thailand itself lol. The chicken satay had a very strange taste and the... More

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Funchal, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

After visiting this welcoming, attractive and clean restaurant, we felt compelled to write a review! This was our first visit to a Thai & Chinese restaurant and on first glance the menu was a little overwhelming! We deliberated for a few moments and then asked one of the staff for a little help and some recommendations. She very helpfully gave... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Visited October 2013 The restaurant is really nice to look at, very modern and clean inside. The staff were also very friendly. We bought takeaway so cannot comment on the table service but all of the staff we encountered were lovely. The food was excellent in quality and I feel the portions were generous for the money we paid –... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had a great birthday party with family and friends. Food was great both Thai and Chinese. The big issue was staff!! Kept getting drinks wrong and were rude! When we asked for bill they had charged us a extra £25 for drinks that we didn't order!! And when we inquired about the bill the staff were rude and tried to... More

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Bedfordshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My husband surprised me with a meal at the elephant with family and friends. The meal was fantastic everyone ordered several different dishes and they all arrived hot and plentiful. The staff are wonderful and at the end of our meal the manager brought over some shots on the house for us. The bill for 16 of us was very... More

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Kempston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Elephant has consistently provided outstanding food and service! They have an endless selection of high quality Chinese and Thai food! We are big foodies and picky about our restaurants. They are open 7 days a week that makes us order more often than we probably should!

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Good value for money and excellent service. The staff are friendly and always happy to help. Been a few times and never had a negative experience. Will continue to recommend to friends and family.

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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

There really is not a lot to find fault with in this place. The food was excellent piping how & certainly delicious. The only thing I wound say is if ordering off the Thai menu where you see the symbol of 1 chill this dish is still quite spicey & hot. Although very flavoursome. I will certainly be going again... More

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8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Had a very delicious take away on Saturday the 24th delivered within the hour and all piping hot , and great value for 5 of us . Will be back soon !

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