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The Elephant

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Dawbers Lane, Chorley PR7 6EN, England
441257451155
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Dining options: Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
    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
Fabulous as always

Fabulous food, excellent service. Great selection on menu. Gets very nusu so booking advisable .Totally recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie J
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Chorley Lancashire
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here for a change from our usual choices. The food was ok, nothing to rave about but the welcome was very, very poor! You are shoved in the corner and given dirty menus to look through. The service in the main restaurant was also poor i.e. who said I wanted the full serving of rice, dishing up in one... More 

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Chorley Lancashire
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food, excellent service. Great selection on menu. Gets very nusu so booking advisable .Totally recommend.

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Thank Julie J
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for my birthday meal with the family. Been here on various occasions and always come away a happy customer. Lovely authentic food with great customer service.

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Thank Samantha J
Manchester, United Kingdom
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540 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for my partners 50th birthday didn't book but was greeted by the lovely staff, who were very attentive during our meal food was good & reasonable in price

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Thank Ms B
England
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, Lovely atmosphere, reasonably priced, Great service! There's not much more I can say except it's well worth a visit!

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Thank Tyne18
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing to write home about, in fact don't know why I'm spending time updating tripadvisor. I think I might be slightly generous in giving an "average" rating. The food was bland (yes for an Indian restaurant!) and served cold. The service was a little bit better though fast and friendly.

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Thank brickweb
Lancashire
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In spite of having a table booked I had to queue to tell them we had arrived. No table available so a long wait with a drink that arrived eventually. We then ordered and waited and were eventually shown to our table about 30 minutes late. And then sat there for 45 minutes. We got some poppadums which must have... More 

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Thank PeterLLancashire
Backbarrow, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Elephant last night (Saturday), family party of 25 celebrating the return of nephews from Australia with their partners. Large table laid out for us, another large table at opposite end for another large party, all other tables already full of eaters, the lounge full of people waiting for a table and the phone constantly ringing with takeaway orders!... More 

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Thank Tony E
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We've visited the Elephant countless times over the last few years both as a couple and in large groups. Tonight however we experienced very rude service over a discrepancy with the bill. Needless to say it put a dampener on the evening and we won't be returning.

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Thank Meemio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Always a high standard of food and friendly service. By far the best Indian restaurant in the area, never disappoints! Food portions are plentiful, one main is enough to share after starters and popadoms and the drinks menu is reasonably priced. A takeaway menu is also available and the new late lounge upstairs do tasty cocktails.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dawbers Lane, Chorley PR7 6EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Chorley
  • Phone Number: 441257451155

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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