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The Elephant

118 - 120 Bedford Road | Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BG, England
01234 843210
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Ranked #37 of 302 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
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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 reviews 4 reviews
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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Bedford, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Came here for a birthday meal with 25 family members...half of the party ordered from set menu half picked a starter + main + side dish. When booking the table for this many people the manager reassured us it would be ok, however on the night the staff seemed overwhelmed and even though we confirmed our orders a number of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Just had another wonderful meal at the Elephant in Kempston. I always get suspicious when there is a lot of choice on a menu ("how can they offer so much, and will the quality suffer?"). Fear not, having such a wide choice of Chinese and Thai food is the bonus, as it's all freshly cooked and presented beautifully by attentive... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My wife is not to keen on Chinese food so it was good to find a this place where she enjoyed the meal here and so did I. It seemed a bit more pricey compared to some other Chinese restaurants but food was better so worth paying the extra. Don't bother with those cheap and nasty buffets in town try... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Another excellent meal! Am never disappointed with the food service and ambience at the elephant. Always top notch. Would recommend it to everyone! Try it. You won't be disappointed

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