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Thai Elephant

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1 Wakefield Road, Richmond-upon-Thames TW10 6SD, England
+44 (0)20 8940 5114
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Today
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Street Food, Waitstaff

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Early evening dinner

Rainy night in Richmond, found this little Thai place. Welcoming us to our seats and very attentive service, we chose set meal for two which was very tasty, offering extra rice or noodles if they saw we were running low. Bottle of wine and asked for still water, they said they have bottled water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
mackem73
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rainy night in Richmond, found this little Thai place. Welcoming us to our seats and very attentive service, we chose set meal for two which was very tasty, offering extra rice or noodles if they saw we were running low. Bottle of wine and asked for still water, they said they have bottled water or we could have tap water,... More 

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Thank mackem73
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We go now and again always have the red curry which is delicious. Dutch with tamarind was very good on a visit, shame is just the parking

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Thank Charlie D
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant is a bit out of the way but serves decent food, really good red curry was most enjoyable and a few other dishes as good. Will visit again.

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Thank Dan D
London
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thai Elephant is far superior to any other Thai restaurant we have been to. The food is utterly delicious and so beautifully presented and cooked. The owner and his wife can't do enough for us and are so charming. Always fantastic tastes and quality. Recently we had the most tender, perfectly cooked steak with vegetables after delicious steamed prawns with... More 

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Thank Harry0325
Twickenham
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favourite Thai restaurant in the area, and in my experience you are guaranteed a warm welcome even late at night. We sat down at 10pm and didn't leave until well after midnight, but didn't feel pressured to order or eat up at any time. Wonderful dishes - all the standard curries and stir fries, wonderful sea bass and plenty... More 

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Thank TheMortyVicker
Ledbury, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The title says it all really! All the food that we ordered was beautifully cooked and presented and was absolutely delicious. The Thai staff were attentive, without being over-bearing and the restaurant has a lovely atmosphere.

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Thank Simon O
London
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Thai Elephant is far superior to any other Thai restaurant we have been to. The food is utterly delicious and so beautifully presented and cooked. The owner and his wife can't do enough for us and are so charming. Always fantastic tastes and quality.

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1 Thank Harry0325
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

If you know anything about Thai food you'll know that the food here is better than nearly all the Thai restaurants in London!! It’s definitely better than Thai Square around the corner and A HUNDRED TIMES BETTER THAN THE DEEPLY MEDIOCRE FAT BOY THAI AND BUSABA CHAINS that seem to blind everyone's taste buds with good marketing and atmospheres. The... More 

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1 Thank HHFoodieLover
London
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Restaurant felt very authentic and had a family-owned feel. The young lady serving us was very sweet. Very good service, pleasant and polite. The food was delicious. We had tempura prawns and thai dumplings to start. Good size portions. For main we had pad thai and roast duck curry. Both very tasty. And great value too for Richmond.

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2 Thank Emmelinho P
London, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We went to the Thai Elephant in Richmond this week. The restaurant was pretty quite but the service was very good. The food was excellent and the portions and in particular the starts were big. I had the Tempura vegetables to start and it could have easily been got two. I also had the red curry with chicken and coconut... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Wakefield Road, Richmond-upon-Thames TW10 6SD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond-upon-Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 8940 5114

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 69
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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