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The Golden Elephant

43 High Street, Wheathampstead, St. Albans AL4 8BD, England
01582 833751
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 13, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Dined here last Saturday as the wife wanted to try it out, the staff were all polite and the food alright but I couldn't really understand why there was such a delay between each course! I didn't want to end up staying there for the whole evening but by the time each course arrived I ended up leaving very late... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

this place needs a bit of a spruce up, the food is ok, nothing outstanding, place looks and feels tired,and could do with freshening up, such a shame as real opportunity to be decent, would not hurry back

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Harpenden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My wife and I had another great evening meal at The Golden Elephant with friends yesterday. In addition to their usual menu, they have introduced innovative special dishes. My choice was Wasabi Prawns, king prawns fried in a light batter with a creamy Wasabi sauce, beautiful. Our friends ordered Sea Bass and Lamb chops coated in a very tasty sauce.... More

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Bedford
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

We visited here with friends based on recommendations and were not disappointed. The food was very good. So much so that we are still thinking about the wasabi prawns three weeks later! We took advice of the waiter and went for seabass, it was lovely. Overall I liked the way the restaurant was laid out, tables were large and spaced... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I went with a large group of 12 to the Sunday Buffett, the service was quick and we were seated and served drinks in a reasonable amount of time, however unfortunately it all went downhill from there. We were brought starters to the table, mixed hor'derves. They were nice enough but a but plain and nothing special. Then we were... More

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Took my Mum her for Mother’s Day. She takes her time eating and can talk for 10 mins whilst balancing a morsel on her fork. The staff cottoned on and we had a very unhurried time there. They were kind and considerate toward my Mum as she is disabled. The food was full of flavour and there was plenty of... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We love Thai food. The restaurant was great years ago but it has now gone down hill so much we hardly recognised the place or food. What has happened? No passion or personality. Such a shame and expensive for the very average food. Please can you get this place to how it was. Some the beautiful wood carvings gone, hardly... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

super food well worth a try. Had very enjoyable evening. Lots of choice. Try the prawn starter delicious. Food very fresh and full of authentic flavour. Will definitely be back.

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London, England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I have visited this restaurant tonight with my Mum and my wife to celebrate my birthday and my 13th Wedding Anniversary and I can honestly say, this was the best Thai food that I have ever had! I have been fortunate to have eaten in many restaurants all over the world but the food, the service, the presentation, the ambiance... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is not an easy restaurant to spot from the road. Walking through the alleyway between the shops it is a pleasant suprise to come across. The welcome was very warm and the service was quick, friendly and attentive. The food was just amazing, and the staff were very happy to give guidance on the different menu choices. We will... More

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