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“WOW!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Elephant

Blue Elephant
Ranked #15 of 301 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $53 - $132
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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.
Brighton, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“WOW!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

I realise from one of the comments that it may appear a bit juvenile to actually enjoy this kind of Disney or perhaps mini Las Vegas Thailand setting in Malta. But I have to admit… it was a pleasant surprise. We arrived for a business dinner at the Hilton Hotel and thought we were going to be treated to yet another eat all you can buffets, which is a bit wasted on me.. but popular on the island. So it was a pleasant surprise to be taken out of the Hilton setting into a new imaginary world… yes of course it's all fake, but I really don't mind and quite enjoyed the escapism and the beauty created to make the experience as real as possible.

Magical. With amazing friendly staff… and excellent food. The orchid and rose candle was much appreciated… the latter smells lovely and is a kind gesture.

We would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sally E
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MaltaHilton, Manager at Blue Elephant, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear Sally E,

Thank you so much for reviewing us on Trip Advisor with such great comments. Our team is delighted to read that you had such a great time while dinning at Blue Elephant.

Thank you once again for your patronage,

Kinds Regards
E Phillips
Asst F&B Manager
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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“Sometime you just get what you expect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

Eating at what is essentially is an extension of a large hotel often delivers exactly what you expect. In this case – an amusing overly styled “Disney” Thai village with bridge and waterfall, waitresses in Thai outfits, with gifts and a menu including all the usual Thai dishes.
What can I say – the place was busy, clean and full of couples and families. My kids would have loved it. We enjoyed out visit .
The food was good (Tom Yum was vicious), service with a smile, the bill was ok.
Lets face facts it’s not Thailand its Malta ! enjoy 

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Simon H
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MaltaHilton, Manager at Blue Elephant, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear Simon H,
Thank you so much for visiting The Blue Elephant. All team members and myself are delighted to read that you did have a great time while dining at our restaurant . We truly hope to welcome you back very soon! Thank you again for taking the time to post on Trip Advisor such nice comments.
Kinds Regards
E Phillips
Asst F&B Manager
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“try one of the set menus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014


Good variety of starters. Watch the chilli heat in the Tom Yam soup!
The ambiance is great and service attentive.
A gift of a scented candle for the ladies was a nice gesture

Visited March 2014
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Thank LMsept
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MaltaHilton, Manager at Blue Elephant, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear LMsept,
Thank you so much for reviewing us on Trip Advisor with such great comments. Our team is delighted to read that you had such a great time while dinning at Blue Elephant. I have well noted your comments. Thank you again for your time and for your patronage, we do truly hope to welcome you back in future very soon.
Kinds Regards
E Phillips
Asst F&B Manager
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Island of Malta, Malta
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Not the standard I new previously.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Last time I visited I noticed that the standard of previous years has gone down somehow.

Prices still not the cheapest. No access for one of our wheelchair bound group and had to be manually lifted down the stairs. Not really respectable.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mario A
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MaltaHilton, Manager at Blue Elephant, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear Mario A,
I would like to firstly thank you for having taken the time to forward your feedback on Trip Advisor and I was saddened to learn that your evening did not live up to your expectations. I would like to assure yourself that your comments have been noted and discussed with the restaurant manager.
Please contact me directly if I can be of further assistance.
I thank you once again for visiting Blue Elephant.
Kinds Regards
E Phillips
Asst F&B Manager
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Island of Malta, Malta
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Over and over and over again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

It is all too easy to claim to have had the 'best meal of your life' when in fact, it is often a perfect storm of factors: the partner gazing into your eyes, the wine that goes to your head or the event that you are there to celebrate. But what is amazing about Blue Elephant is that it is always right, always perfect. No matter why you are there, you are utterly seduced by the food, the service, the ambiance... Whenever I walk out the door, I silently promise to find another excuse to go...

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank veemcdee
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MaltaHilton, Manager at Blue Elephant, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear veemcdee,
Thank you very much for your patronage and for taking time to post such good comments on Trip Advisor both on the food and service quality you received. We are truly delighted to read that you had such a memorable evening with us .We do hope to welcome you back very soon at The Blue Elephant.
Kinds Regards
E Phillips
Asst F&B Manager
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