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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
Closed now
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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: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 94
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good good

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
ParvSingh1981
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
bedfordshire
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I've eaten here several times and usually go for the Thai menu. It's standard Thai fare, but always very tasty (if a little expensive). Service can be a little on the slow side and getting more than your first drink can be a challenge, but I'd still recommend it!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Decided to make a visit tonight as a group of 10 for my son's birthday celebration with friends (it was their first and last visit). My son loves Chinese so this was an ideal venue as we also like Thai so everyone can mix and match. As part of a set menu we had crispy chicken with sweet chilli sauce... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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37 restaurant reviews
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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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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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