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Thai Elephant

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1 Town Hall Square | Vale of Glamorgan, Cowbridge CF71 7DD, Wales
01446 771884
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 75
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  • 42
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  • 10
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  • 5
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  • 6
    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
beautiful food, lovely service

The food was smashing the best Chinese I have had in ages, the service was lovely and the restaurant was clean and beautiful. I highly recommend this place if you are in Cowbridge.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On a very pleasant afternoon in Cowbridge we decided to try the Thai Elephant for the first time. Despite being empty, it felt welcoming and warm with an open fire in the middle of the room. Coupled with a warm and welcoming service first impressions were very good and we were looking forward to having a lovely meal. Unfortunately, most... More 

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Thank J J
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was smashing the best Chinese I have had in ages, the service was lovely and the restaurant was clean and beautiful. I highly recommend this place if you are in Cowbridge.

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Thank greeksrock
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Managed to fit us in last minute on a Sunday evening. Food was served quickly and was very tasty. Service friendly. Would recommend and return here.

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Thank Melaine J
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

My family and I have been here several times and enjoyed it, but last night was a complete disaster. Table booked for 8.30pm and were told our table would be ready in a few minutes. 45 minutes later we finally get our table even though we asked several times if our table is ready. Everytime we were informed they are... More 

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Thank Jordan T
Torfaen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Thai Elephant is a lovely little restaurant in the centre of Cowbridge. It is rather small and cramped BUT the food is simply fab and the staff are attentive and friendly. I'd recommend the coconut rice - truly scrumptious. A few people have reviewed the restaurant and some have indicated that it's overpriced. I certainly didn't find this to... More 

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Thank Rhiannon J
South Wales UK
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112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I was very sad indeed to see that this previously good place received only 1 food hygiene star very recently. I think anywhere with just 1 or 2 stars really needs to up its game massively in a town with so many outlets - come on Thai Elephant!!

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Thank SouthWalesUKHeather
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Stumbled across the Thai Elephant, during a busy Saturday on Cowbridge high street. We've never been here before, but glad we came. Lunch menu is good value. Presentation is great and it tastes great. To top it off, it's all served on the ornately carved tables, by the really friendly staff. Definitely worth the short walk off the high street.

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Thank Lucas H
wales
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Have been here a few times. There is a set menu at lunchtime for a 2 course meal. Little pricey in evening but lovely food

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Thank johanaWales
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I love this little gem, it's a great restaurant that serves wonderful food, full of flavour. The staff are very friendly and the food is very authentic, a must if you are in the area.

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Thank Beamish198
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have visited several times and the food has been ok... But was disappointed that they don't use traditional Thai vegetables... So stopped going! Bit expensive too even though the surroundings are very nice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Town Hall Square | Vale of Glamorgan, Cowbridge CF71 7DD, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Cowbridge
  • Phone Number: 01446 771884

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  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

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