We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
118 - 120 Bedford Road | Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BG, England
01234 843210
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

204 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 203: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. The Thai Mixed Starter is incredible, it's served with a selection of dips, sauces and a vinegarette. The King Prawn Massaman Curry and Thai Fried Rice is my absolute favourite here!! All washed down with a chilled Tiger Beer. Bliss! You can be guaranteed a fresh and tasty meal here always. The staff are friendly and attentive, spotlessly clean... More 

Helpful?
Thank yummyrw
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant, I go there often because I love everything of it. Food is amazing and the staff is very friendly, you can choose any dish from that rich menu and you will be satisfied, everything tastes different and is not like some restaurants where you feel only chinese 5 spices in every bite. I prefer thai food... More 

Helpful?
Thank SALVATORE S
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this restaurant. It is one of my favourites in Bedford. The food is always incredible. The staff are helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this for either Thai or Chinese food as they are both amazing.

Helpful?
Thank KarenOFarrell
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is lovely and plenty of choice. Modern interior design, quite comfortable, friendly staff. Expect to wait sometime for your food and will be expensive. Over priced compared to other local Chinese restaurants.

Helpful?
Thank Bell-Bell30
Northamptonshire
Level Contributor
59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here tonight, 2 couples. Say they specialise in Thai as well as Chinese, a lie! We ordered the set Thai C menu, first mixed starters ok, next was chicken wrapped in lettuce, bland and tasteless, mains was even worse, no Thai spices or lemongrass, coriander etc. Chinese egg rice and 3rd rate Chinese interpretation of Thai food. Staff disinterested... More 

Helpful?
Thank TandS-W
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Visited here for the first time on a Wednesday evening for my birthday with my husband. We were welcomed with a basket of prawn & Thai crackers on the table. We had the sharing platter to start (spring rolls, prawn toast, seaweed, chicken satay, spare ribs) and then egg fried rice, mushroom fried rice, sweet and sour chicken and lemon... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank jw1983
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband came here for a dinner. Staff was very friendly , food was delicious and portions were generous. Will go back again.

Helpful?
3 Thank Aurelija M
bedford
Level Contributor
81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We had high hopes for this place as the website states they have both a Thai and Chinese chef but apart from the crispy duck the food was very bad. A bland chicken Pad Thai that had no discernible Thai flavourings and was served with a lemon wedge was sent straight back to be replaced by an equally bad Satay... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank kath11bedford
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

At first I was dubious; in the past the food wasn't that great (a few years ago) and so that left a sour taste in my mouth. HOWEVER, tonight my partner and I visited the restaurant and boy, oh boy, has the service turned itself around! The food was both delicious and great value for money- our starters were the... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Georgina E
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I have visited this restaurant before for lunch, I really enjoyed it so this time we came for dinner. I booked a table for saturday night, good job we did because it was pretty full. We started off with the mixed starter, we got one for 2 people and there was enough for 5 of us. It has a nice... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Tracy P

Travelers who viewed The Elephant also viewed

Bedford, Bedfordshire
Bedford, Bedfordshire
 
Bedford, Bedfordshire
 
Bedford, Bedfordshire
 

Been to The Elephant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 - 120 Bedford Road | Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: 01234 843210

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Elephant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Bedford, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Elephant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?