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The Elephant

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118-120 Bedford Road | Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BG, England
+44 1234 843210
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love going to the elephant it's clean friendly and the staff are always really polite and smiley - makes such a difference

1 Thank tsd_12
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rang up early Saturday evening and we're lucky to get a table for 4. Food and service were good although there was a little confusion one item that we ordered was missed this was rectified but came out mid way during our meal. The food was nice but wasn't amazing I'm sure we will return at some point

2 Thank 30VennC10
Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the fact that you can have Chinese Food or Thai or both all under the same roof - the restaurant offers many good options and so there is always something for everyone whether vegetarian, pescatarian or meat lover. The menu is extensive with very few inconsistencies considering its volume. I like to try something different each visit but I'm... More 

1 Thank Bloggsy63
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was so nice. Visited late evening on a saturday. Got seated straight away and once ordered food came within 5/10 minutes. Will definately visit again!

Thank akaur90
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Ordered a takeaway and waited two hours for it to materialise. When enquiring about its whereabouts was met with inconsistent details. Had to drive to the restaurant twice to speak with the manager who was highly unprofessional and started an argument in the restaurant. Eventually refunded the food once we returned it : shambolic service. Kudos to Chef Beijing who... More 

Thank Steph H
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Been going here ever since they opened. Usually takeaway for me, occasionally dine in. Tonight was a dine in time. Be careful when ordering especially if you are vegetarian as there has been miscommunication on several occasions in the past. Food is otherwise great. Staff are courteous.

1 Thank rsjosen
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A must place to visit food was excellent, service was very good. From the moment you arrive the staff are are very attentive. Atmosphere was wonderful. We will definitely go back.

1 Thank Paul W
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Called in here this evening for wick meal. We opted for the mixed starter, which was one of the best we had experienced anywhere. The main meals were also great, service was faultless and we will certainly be returning. Excellent value for money.

1 Thank Kev C
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

After passing the restaurant many times and thought how inviting it looked, we decidee we would have this delivered. The food was quick to the door however it was luke warm. Quite flavoursome but wasnt blown away by it

Thank Rebecca C
Flitwick Bedfordshire
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Thursday 2nd Feb 2017 - Having just been shopping in Morrisons Bedford was looking for nearby Chinese Restaurant. Checked Google and found a good Lunch time deal at this place - 3 courses for £9.80. A choice of both Authentic Chines and Thai Cuisine. Good choice on the menu. Was presented with complementary prawn crackers and dip Piping hot freshly... More 

2 Thank coppercox

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118-120 Bedford Road | Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +44 1234 843210

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