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“Perfect!”
Review of Blue Elephant

Blue Elephant
Ranked #15 of 307 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $53 - $132
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Blue Elephant is a tranquil oasis of waterfalls, luscious greenery and tropical flowers. Smiling, friendly staff and the best Royal Thai Cuisine in Malta guarantees a memorable visit. Fresh fruits and herbs and also tons of orchids are flown in weekly direct from Thailand. Blue Elephant Malta offers you the possibility to reserve your own special space in this magnificent restaurant. Here you can surprise your guests in a unique atmosphere in our private huts. Blue Elephant can cater for a variety of occasions such as: Intimate Dining, Private Parties, Wedding Parties, Conference Dinners and many others….From the moment you step in the restaurant, you will be transported to the lands of the East. The waterfall, the landscaping and the seating will certainly carry you far, far away. Savour mouth-watering delicacies prepared from authentic Thai ingredients and forgotten centuries old recipes from the Royal Palace.
Sliema, Malta
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Always a treat coming here! wonderful staff, food and atmosphere! Interesting menu with lots of new surprises! Highly recommend!

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Jessica M
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MaltaHilton, Manager at Blue Elephant, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Dear Jessica M,
We are very lucky that we have a team here at the Blue Elephant that are truly focused on what’s important, ensuring our guests leave happy and that they continue to return time and time again.
Your comments have been shared with the team and we thank you for your continued patronage.
Kind Regards
E Phillips
Assistant F&B Manager
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Sliema, Malta
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Enchanting experience”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

One of a kind experience in Malta: very professional and attentive service, great food and beautiful ambience. Worth it's price.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank MrsTreat
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MaltaHilton, Manager at Blue Elephant, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Dear Mrs Treat,
I think you’ve managed to sum up in two sentences, exactly what we aim to achieve with all our guests. Blue Elephant restaurant prides itself in being one of the top restaurants in Malta and it’s great to hear that our customer’s perception is that we do achieve our goal.
We do hope to see you again soon.
Kind Regards
E Phillips
Assistant F&B Manager
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UK
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606 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 470 helpful votes
“Wonderful setting, terrible food”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We went to the Blue Elephant, and chose their 40 euro a head dinner, which includes half a bottle of wine and half of water ( a slight quibble, their adverts claim " free flowing wine and water " )

The restaurant itself is very agreeable, others have described the setting in great detail, it is indeed a fairyland. A very pleasant place to pass the evening

The service, again as others have described, is charming

But, and here is my beef, the food was so bad that I would never return. The selection of starters with the meal was acceptable, if a little luke warm. But the main course, a selection of 6 different dishes on a rotating platter from which you served yourself, was on the cold side of luke warm. They were also of extremely poor quality - a flaked fish dish being completely inedible, and the rest scarcely any better. The whole lot had the air of "recycled from the kitchen" from the last table. The rice served with it came into the same category.

The pudding was a lump of tasteless ice cream, with a few bits of chopped fruit

I have spent many months in Thailand, and this was NOT what is advertised as " authentic Thai food". This was cold, recycled food, of poor quality

Sad really as this could have been a really nice night out, but in the end was ruined by junk food.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank moraira
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MaltaHilton, Manager at Blue Elephant, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear Moraira,
It is not often we receive such a poor review, and it’s always very disappointing when we do. We pride ourselves on the food and service quality that, the large majority, of our customers experience when dining at the Blue Elephant.
It would appear that your experience was far from perfect and please be assured that your comments have been discussed with the kitchen team.
As I said, it’s never good to see these sort of comments however I do believe that they are critical to our continued improvement.
Should you wish to discuss your experience in more detail please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at the hotel.

E Phillips
Asistant F&B Manager
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dublin
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Unforgettable Start to New Years!”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Hands down THE best service of any restaurant we have ever visited..The Blue Elephant in the Malta Hilton was at first, just a convienient choice after an exhausting day of sightseeing, but such a surprise awaited us! Sam the jolly host made room for us on New Years Weekend in the luxurious Thai jungle setting with waterfall, bridges and impeccable, elegant service. There was something for everyone even if you're not a Thai food fan, and the menu is almost too much to make a choice. Our delightful waitresses, gorgeous and dressed in long gold dresses made excellent suggestions, thank you Urarak and Vanida! So good was the service, food, wine and atmosphere, that we ate in the Blue Elephant again vs venturing out into St Julians! Unheard of for a travel agent not to explore! Matthew, the convivial Manager was friendly and efficient and truly weloming. It was beyond a job of service for this restaurant, I felt they were happy and the food was an incredible pleasure for them to serve and watch us savor it all--kudos to the chef as well. We are sorry not to have you closer--open up in Dublin! Thanks everyone..The American Family living in Dublin..:)

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Kathleen L
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MaltaHilton, Manager at Blue Elephant, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Dear Kathleen L,
Receiving reviews like this is what we aim to achieve. We understand that New Year’s Eve is a special occasion for everyone and are very glad that we made this one a night to remember.
From all the team here at the Blue Elephant, thank you and please do pay us a visit on your next trip to Malta.
Kind Regards
E Phillips
Assistant F&B Manager
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Hamrun, Malta
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“wonderful taste”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

the restaurant is elegant and if it's summer you can book outside which have a wonderful view. the service is silver service and the thai food is excelent.

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Thank DanielaMallia
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MaltaHilton, Manager at Blue Elephant, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Dear NoAngel208,
We are all very happy that you enjoyed your evening with us and thank you for your kind comments.
Kind Regards
E Phillips
Assistant F&B Manager
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