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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
6:00 pm - 10:30 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: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 8
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 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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Herts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My wife and I rally enjoy our Thai food and were looking at trying somewhere . The golden elephant was our chosen destination and 1st impressions were good. however I was a little disappointed with the started as is was just deep fried from frozen, none of the starters were fresh or made on the premises. Our main courses were... More 

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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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
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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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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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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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