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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 - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Miserable staff and overcharged

Staff were not very friendly even though they reckognised us from a previous visit. Food is good but small portions. Realised this morning that 5 drinks (of which 2 were kids drinks) should not have cost £36. My stupid mistake for paying a bill that had no breakdown. Will be getting a takeaway... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Dmhodder
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Staff were not very friendly even though they reckognised us from a previous visit. Food is good but small portions. Realised this morning that 5 drinks (of which 2 were kids drinks) should not have cost £36. My stupid mistake for paying a bill that had no breakdown. Will be getting a takeaway next time as portions are bigger and... More 

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Delicious food served quickly by charming staff who value your custom. Why wouldn't you return again and again.

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Harpenden, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Been going to golden Ellie for a number of years and the food is always top notch. Staff are friendly and servce is excellent

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Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Lovely Thai restaurant in a historic old Maltings building in village setting. Great food and service - good fir meals for a few if for many

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Excellent service and very tasty food. I would definitely recommend anyone to visit this restaurant. They have a variety of dishes and have a great atmosphere to dine in. I will definitely be retuning with my family and friends in the near futurer.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

There were 14 of us, early on a Sunday evening, 6 children. They were so willing to receive us, moving tables and chairs and looking after us, drinks etc and things for the children to do. Food is very very good and sharing is easy. Reasonably priced too.

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Harpenden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Jo, the owner, and his staff consistently provide a warm welcome in comfortable surroundings. The food is always wonderful and varied, and they will cater for your likes and dislikes. Nothing is too much trouble, they are attentive and friendly. The meals are also excellent value. We cannot recommend it enough and will continue to regularly return. None of our... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Just stumbled across this amazing little place, cute building, stunning stunning food and amazing service!!! Would recommend to anyone! Can't BELEVE I've never been for before!!! Many thanks

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Being coeliac, eating Chinese and Thai food is never easy. I highlighted this to the owner when I arrived and he took the time to construct a personalised meal to suit my needs. Nothing was too much trouble for him He advised me on wine according to my taste. I am shocked to read the poor reviews as we did... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had a Sunday Buffet here last year and looked forward to our return visit but was left somewhat disappointed. Prawn crackers were placed on the table but as we were waiting for a couple of late friends to appear the crackers were soon eaten. The empty basket was removed and not refilled. Soup was offered which we declined for... More 

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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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?