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“Good food”

L'Elephant Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 202 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European, Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
USA
2 reviews
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2010

We had a very good dinner here last week. The food has a true French influence though I had the more Italian Caprese salad which I really enjoyed. My husband enjoyed a steak and dessert was out of this world.
Would I change anything.................... we felt a bit rushed as they had a big group who demanded the waiters' attention all the time, so we felt a bit left out. Also, the prices are rather high for Luang Prabang, but yes, I will go back in a heartbeat. Did however feel that the food at 3 Nagas was better value for money. I think there is some connection between the two restaurants but am not sure.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Well worth a splurge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2010

I am a student and was traveling Laos on a limited budget. This restaurant was a special treat and well worth a splurge. The food was delicious and the service was as attentive as in a fine western restaurant. The ambiance of the restaurant is lovely. I would highly recommend a meal at L'Elephant during your stay in Luang Prabang.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2010

We had lunch here on Christmas day. There was a set menu, which was expensive and had pretty limited choices. Our onion soup starter was excellent and there was a great cheeseboard, but main courses and desserts were disappointing. We also found the service pretty unfriendly and the owner / manager didn't seem very interested in whether people were enjoying their meals.
We had high expectations, so perhaps this was part of the problem, but we had much better experience both food and service wise at the Blue Lagoon and at Arisai.

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Brisbane
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Fabulous French Set Menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2010

It was lovely to enjoy a lovely french meal after weeks of eating asian food. We visited this restaurant after reading many favourable reviews which were all well warranted.
After perusing the menu we decided that the three course set menu of the day sounded appealing & was good value for money. All three courses were absolutely superb, especially the pumpkin soup served piping hot with a swirl of creme fraiche.
I would recommend this restaurant for a special dining experience with great service.
Be sure to book to avoid disappointment.

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“Delicious and beautiful atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2009

Make sure you book here - we came on our first night in Laos and they were full. So we made a booking for the next night which was fine. BUt they seem to book up quickly.
We had a lovely dinner. The service was fantastic and our water glasses were never empty.
The food is to die for. The orange salad was a standout and the banana creme brulee dessert was also great!
The atmosphere is lovely - light and airy and very french!!
I would definitely recommend it for a lovely night out in Luang Prabang!

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