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The Golden Elephant

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43 High Street, Wheathampstead, St. Albans AL4 8BD, England
+44 1582 833751
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
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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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to the golden elephant many times and thought it was time to share this delightful place. The food is always delicious with many interesting specials my favourite being the passion fruit king prawns which are perfectly cooked and bursting with flavour. The best crispy chilly beef I have ever had. Service is attentive but not obtrusive all... More 

Thank Ross A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Along with some 30 others and pre-booked, (and for a set price), I visited for lunch and whilst there was no choice as to the various dishes they were very varied, served piping hot despite our numbers and with good humour and friendly service. Everyone was very complimentary and the only minor problem was finding car parking for so many,... More 

Thank Arthur C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is always good to have the Boss recommend something from off the menu (a prawn dish) and it was fabulous, great food, lovely venue, efficient and friendly service. Come to Wheathampstead and try it out, you will not be disappointed

Thank Robh0wes
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An impromptu dinner for two and we were accommodated charmingly. Polite service and a pleasant setting. Tom Khan hed was more Chinese than Thai but tasty. Prawn mussaman curry was very delicious and fresh. A very pleasant setting.

Thank TrendyVicar
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden away in a courtyard behind the high street opposite the church gate is an amazing find. A beautiful restaurant with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Superb food and service. Every mouthful of our meal was packed full of flavour. Jo looked after us so well.... for something special ask him to choose for you.

Thank Berys1
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

As a family we've been coming here for years . Never disappointed with the excellent food and brilliant service. 5 star food at great prices..

Thank PJDonnelly
St Albans herts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

the golden elephant serves tie food, always freshly cooked. I always hold my events there and all guests are always very impressed with the variety of food, quality and quantity. thanks again joe andy c

Thank Andy C
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The wonderful setting, with low ceiling and 'duck or grouse' beams, is home to a gem for lovers of Thai food. Service is friendly and attentive and the wine list is decent. There are also Chinese options which include very good duck.

Thank WeAreYork
Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Sadly we where a group of 11 and we all went down with serve food poisoning within 4-5 hours of eating in this restaurant. This wiped out most of the group for three or four days. Mostly bed bound. Serve diarrhoea and vomiting, it was bad, real bad. Shame, service was good and the food seemed OK apart from the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

The service here is excellent but not really Thai food....it is a mixture of Thai and Chinese. The food was tasty enough but the portion size was extremely small for what was charged. In fact the meals were tiny. Wines are average and very expensive. There were four of us and all left hungry. We won't return.

1 Thank Joanne C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: +44 1582 833751

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?