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The Elephant

118 - 120 Bedford Road | Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BG, England
01234 843210
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Ranked #47 of 306 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
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a great venue for meeting friends or for a romantic meal for two. The restaurant staff are helpful and friendly and the food is tasty and authentic. I have eaten here regularly for 2 years and the quality of the food and service is consistent. They also operate a take away and delivery service which I have used... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I visited this restaurant on recommendation of a friend. My party were met at the door by friendly staff who directed us to a table in the centre of the restaurant, before taking a drinks order. Starters arrived less than 20 minutes after being ordered and it was hot, fresh and very tasty food. Several of our party ordered Sea... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

4 of us went for dinner on a Friday night, it was a nice looking place which seemed pretty nice. We sat at the table and ordered some drinks with crackers, that was about as good as it got! After we ordered we waited about 35 minutes for the starters to come out (we had the wrong ones delivered to... More

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

This is the second time we have ordered take out from elephant and I'm just sorry we didn't learn from the first time. The pork was so tough I wouldn't give it to my dog. The fried rice was claggy and clumped together, and the dish I ordered had the specific ingredient I had asked to be left out. Costing... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
99 helpful votes 99 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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