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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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 11
    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
Take Away

Having been told by our son it was the best place to go for a Chinese and Thai take away, we gave it a go. Excellent ordering and the guy said 20 mins and I turned up 20 mins and it was all ready and waiting. Food was plentiful and I do mean big portions and was very tasty -... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
shaun k
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a re=review of a visit to this restaurant. On my last visit, I wasn't too impressed as we did a lunch; but this time, we had an amazing time and in the evening I have never been here for an evening meal. I am very impressed with the service at this restaurant. I rang them up at 8... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Having been told by our son it was the best place to go for a Chinese and Thai take away, we gave it a go. Excellent ordering and the guy said 20 mins and I turned up 20 mins and it was all ready and waiting. Food was plentiful and I do mean big portions and was very tasty -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I have eaten in the restaurant and had takeaway from here on many occasions and it is honestly fantastic. You have a choice of Chinese or Thai (or both if you are super hungry) both of which are brilliantly authentic. The portion sizes are HUGE be prepared to take a doggie bag home. The restaurant is gorgeous, very modern, clean... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We decided to visit the Elephant over half term - popping in for an early evening meal. Given Bedford isn't blessed with Chinese restaurants we thought we would give it a go and I'm so glad we did. The service was attentive but relaxed, the food nice and good value for money. When we wanted to take our leftovers home... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was a regular haunt for an eat in as well as a take away and home deliveries' - as Bedford does not do well on the Chinese restaurant front. A while ago we ordered a home delivery, it took ages to arrive - not at all when they said they would deliver. We gave them a wide berth for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Visited here on a quiet Tuesday lunchtime with customers. They do a set lunch for £9.80, which includes two starters per person, a main course with rice & coffe & ice cream. The food was pretty good, with prompt service. Definitely worth a try.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Visited this place after hearing its advert on the radio and felt adventureous on a Friday night. I went with low expectations and how wrong it prove me. Service is great, food is something fantastic. You can taste the flavours of the vegetables, meat... Very pleasantly surprised. We ordered the set Chinese menu for two. I am not sure how... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Been back twice scince 20th feb.... the last time today 23rd april not impressed, Chicken in black bean sauce, Chicken not right, complained too the waiter and he just wanted too argue with us, (felt very unconfortable) Also had thai green curry Chicken was fine in this but the sauce was very watery but had alot of flavor. The Best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Very good food but a little expensive. Service was fantastic, all the food was cooked well. Would of preferred the dishes to be a little bit more spicy. Overall I can't fault this restaurant.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Nice and tasty satay chicken starter, not overcooked, still juicy, just the way it should be! Thai red beef curry had that perfect way of increasing in heat as the dish went on, although it was a little too runny for my liking and had something like corguette in it. The beef with black bean sauce was so runny I... 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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