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The Royal Elephant Restaurant

#211 of 1,180 Restaurants in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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12 Laughton Road | Dinnington, Sheffield S25 2PQ, England
+44 1909 566640
12:00 - 17:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 11:45 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:45 - 23:00
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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I admit I went to this restaurant with concerns about the Thai food. I was very pleasantly surprised, the food was excellent and very authentic. Admittedly I did ask for it to be prepared to the traditional Thai spice level rather than as it would normally be served for the British palate. The staff were attentive without hovering and the... More 

2 Thank Pudletss
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It had been a couple of years since we last visited the Royal Elephant, and it is now under new management. The restaurant has recently reintroduced it's Thai Banquet on Friday evenings, so we decided to give it a try. We are so glad that we did! The 'banquet' is buffet style, so diners help themselves to their personal choice... More 

2 Thank Michael M
Worksop, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Had been told by my Son and his Wife how great the Royal Elephant was for the Carvary, myself and my Partner were not disappointed from entering the door which can only be described as a Tardis it was bigger than I thought, the room was beautifully arranged with elephant carvings and pictures the table set out with crisp white... More 

3 Thank multijet12
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Nice setting, easily accessible, lovely food, friendly staff. Well priced. The carvery is delicious.

2 Thank HazelBaker
Northampton, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Family recommended this restaurant, we booked for 14, unfortunately due to a hold up on the M1 we the organisers arrived 20mins late, however nothing was too much trouble! The surroundings have nice touches, like starched table cloths and cotton napkins, the food was very good with a large range of veg and sauces; all piping hot, the young waitresses... More 

2 Thank Nigel E
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Went to a leaving Doo here and was very happy with the service, meal and the atmosphere - a lovely place to go - the meal was a carvery and was delicious. I would definitely recommend

3 Thank Jane W
South Yorkshire England
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We reviewed this restaurant in October 2015. This summer we have started having Sunday lunch here, taking advantage of the excellent carvery. There is always at least three choices of roasts, Beef, Pork and Turkey. All cooked to perfection, and carved in front of you, to your choice. Vegetables are cooked and replenished regularly so they are always fresh. There... More 

2 Thank AC1JC1
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

When it first opened it was superb then went downhill. Upon the return of previous management it looked promising that they could regAin the previous excellence but it w a s short lived I am sorry to say.

Thank CLT238
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a very good restaurant with good service and friendly staff. The roast is very, very good and I would highly recommend this place. I went with my family for a birthday. It is good for kids, adults, teens, elders, OAP's etc (Everyone).

Thank MrInformation
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Been to The Royal Elephant a couple of times now and found the food and surroundings very good both times. For it's the service staff that stand out and make you feel you are that little bit special. Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank Ian C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, British
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
11:45 - 20:00
11:45 - 20:00
11:45 - 20:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Laughton Road | Dinnington, Sheffield S25 2PQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Sheffield
  • Phone Number: +44 1909 566640
The Royal Elephant serves carvery every day all day except Monday,also full menu available. International buffet every Friday evening and Thai banquet every Saturday evening. Traditional Sunday Lunch.

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