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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
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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 8
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  • 7
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  • 5
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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
Excellent food & location

A favourite Chinese of ours, a very good choice of menu, the set menu`s are pretty good value with a nice selection of starters, followed by crispy duck in pancakes and a selection of four main dishes, all in a nice location in Wheathampstead.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The service at The Golden Elephant never fails to impress me, having been a few times now, the staff know our names and remember little detail about us which really adds to the service and feeling of a valued customer. I am 'gluten free' and because the chefs cooks everything from fresh, the menu is easily adapted without the loss... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a great Thai restaurant. The food is magnificent - very fresh ingredients & excellent variety. We've eaten at the restaurant and also ordered takeaway. The staff are very attentive and Joe the manager is a great host. Situated in a lovely old building with parking outside. It is very reasonably priced. We are using the restaurant to cater... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you're looking for a Thai restaurant in Herts, look no further than the Golden Elephant, as soon as my Wife and I walked in we were greeted and seated by the owner Joe and from there on in we we were treated like kings. We were both in Thailand (Koh Lanta) in Feb 2015 and have been searching for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Fabulous food & great service from start to finish. Excellent selection of fine wines too. Thank you. Great location and secure parking right outside the restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Visited this restaurant last night for the first time with five other people we sat on a round table and had delicious food with great service.... A must if you love THAI FOOD....

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Harpenden, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

I've been here many times and have always been impressed with the quality of food. The restaurant uses fresh ingredients and always has a great choice of dishes. The service is also fantastic. There is always a warm welcomimg atmosphere within the restaurant, which has a unique decor and a lovely ambience

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A favourite Chinese of ours, a very good choice of menu, the set menu`s are pretty good value with a nice selection of starters, followed by crispy duck in pancakes and a selection of four main dishes, all in a nice location in Wheathampstead.

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Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We are fairly regular visitors to the Golden Elephant but I took a group of friends to celebrate a birthday. Joe, the owner, made our party feel extremely valued. He helped choose a selection of food to satisfy everyone's tastes. The food was delicious (particularly the black cod) and the chefs were able to accommodate special dietary requests. Joe had... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very good Chinese and Thai menu, set in an old character barn in a quiet courtyard off Wheathampstead high street .Sunday buffet is very good ,the starters are great and you can have as much as you want followed by several main dishes and desserts I you want the main menu there are so many dishes that are top class.... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It's the second time I've been to the Golden Elephant, I've enjoyed the Sunday buffet and now also the a la carte menu on a Saturday evening. Both times I've had excellent experiences. The owner is incredibly welcoming and makes you feel right at home from the moment you walk in. The food is lovely, we had the h'orderves to... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?