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The Golden Elephant

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43 High Street, Wheathampstead, St. Albans AL4 8BD, England
01582 833751
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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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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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently went to The Golden Elephant for dinner with the in laws, this was my first visit here and was pleasantly surprised with how cute it was set back from the high street, but inside seemed squashed and a bit higgle de piggle de. We were greeted warmly by the staff and seated at a table (not the one... More 

Thank Pretendfoodie
St Albans Herts
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great value but more important great food everything was right, service good, comfortable surroundings, easy parking. It was a wonderful evening we tried food we would ever have chosen and left feeling very satisfied. I never thought I would say this as Chinese food is not my favourite but will go again and highly recommend a visit.

Thank SteveStAlbansHerts
London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Our family joined a large party for a celebratory dinner here recently. The food is good and the service prompt and efficient. The large downstairs room is spacious and has a high ceiling so that it doesn’t get too noisy. There is space outside for young children to let off steam, making it a good choice for a relaxed occasion.

Thank 21C_Traveller
Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Attentive but not over whelming service, gave excellent recommendations to my never Thaied before mum. Fab fresh fishes swimming in coconut soups surrounded by noodles of flavour were washed down with a lovely primitivo Italian red. The building is a pretty Tudor wheathampstead secret. Thank you,

Thank Spig S
Chesham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Eaten here 3 times in last 6 months and not been disappointed in any way . Service is excellent , layout of the restaurant gives it good ambiance without it being so noisy you cant hear people on your table talking. Food is as good as any I have had locally. not enormous portions in set meals but that means... More 

Thank DavidRogers3
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We had a splendid evening last night, the Golden Elephant excelled ! As a party of 6 who really just wanted to get on with chatting, we left the selection of food in the capable hands of Tony. What a treat - a wonderful selection of starters and mains appeared at just the perfect pace. We tried dishes we would... More 

Thank Kate O
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Go here and have a special time. Buffet excellent although not a great choice. But what there was was worth the visit. Children love it. Will definitely go back again.

Thank 818J0hn_C
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

We've just had another lovely meal at The Golden Elephant. One of my favourite restaurants in St Albans. Always a lovely welcome, fabulous food and cosy atmosphere. If you blinked when traveling down Wheathampstead High Street you might miss it! It's hidden behind some buildings, accessed via a small courtyard. Look out for the tiny purple sign. You will receive... More 

Thank louwatson
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Another amazing meal at the golden elephant. They always greet us with a happy smile and make us feel special. The food is lovely and so are the staff. Have been coming here for nearly two years and it is my favourite Thai in all of Hertfordshire. They've even made a new menu to be different and I must say... More 

Thank Macy L
Flitwick, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Had set menu for 4 people, waste of money. Very small portions for £22 per head. Came home feeling hungry. Told the manager at the time, wasn't interested.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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: 01582 833751

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