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The Golden Elephant

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43 High Street, Wheathampstead, St. Albans AL4 8BD, England
01582 833751
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Great lunch

We loved it! Went on a Thursday for lunch to celebrate my wife's birthday. No high chair for my 2 years old but it was fine. We were the only ones at the restaurant. Just ordered the spring rolls as starters, 2 main dishes with 2 sides and 3 soft drinks. 33£. Service was great. Very polite and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
James J
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We loved it! Went on a Thursday for lunch to celebrate my wife's birthday. No high chair for my 2 years old but it was fine. We were the only ones at the restaurant. Just ordered the spring rolls as starters, 2 main dishes with 2 sides and 3 soft drinks. 33£. Service was great. Very polite and "fine dining".... More 

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Thank James J
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with wife and kids shortly after Christmas for evening meal. Good atmosphere with a few other families in that evening and restaurant quite full. Service a little slow but in this instance it didn't matter as good opportunity to spend time together as a family. The old man waiter is always a bit grumpy but that's just the... More 

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Thank JayboHoggy
Ware, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this by accident as wanted to try a new restaurant. Food was lovely and well presented, I had the Thai Green Curry which was on my limit of hotness but would endeavour to have again. Waiters were attentive although I felt awkward just the once when clearing the table as he seemed to get frustrated with me that I... More 

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Thank RuthM1987
St. Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Discovered the Golden Elephant late last year and have been a number of times now. The first time we went we couldn't find easily as it's tucked away off the high street in a hidden courtyard!! Every time the welcome has been fantastic, the food is delicious with a great range of dishes to chose from, the wine list has... More 

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Thank COYI_HammersFan
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is truly a hidden gem. If i wasn't staying with family in Wheathampstead i would not have known of the Golden Elephant. If it was located in London it would have a long wait list. We had the added treat of being there for New Year's Eve, which was such a wonderful experience, fun, laughter, dancing and great food,... More 

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Thank Malcolm E
Hertford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is both chinese and thai and is simply delicious, I have never had a bad experience here and would recommend to all for a great night out with just delicious food. I know I can't wait to go back.

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1 Thank Wendy S
Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We've lived in Wheathampstead for over 20 years and this restaurant continues to deliver great Thai food

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2 Thank Linda R
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant and were not dissapointed. Its a large venue but because of the old design of the building and low beams it still has an intimate feel. Don't let the plastic menu's put you off, the choice of food is extensive, so being our first visit asked for a recommendations. The owner was more then happy... More 

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Thank Kathryn R
Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Delicious Chinese food, great service. Cannot keep away from this lovely restaurant tucked away off the High Street.

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1 Thank 669valierie29
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The food here is always tasty, it is fantastic value for money and has a lovely atmosphere. One of the best Thai places I have been to. The Sunday buffet is a must! Perfect for all occasions and diners.

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1 Thank amy d

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43 High Street, Wheathampstead, St. Albans AL4 8BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St. Albans  >  Wheathampstead
  • Phone Number: 01582 833751

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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