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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstandingly excellent!! Wonderful selection of food here! Bit pricey about a £1.00- £2.00 more per dish than your usual Chinese takeaway but this place is a little bit special. Nice decor and staff excel at customer service!! No parking thou... you'll have to navigate the local side streets, unless your local and you can walk and have a glass or... More 

Thank Amanda S
Bedford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My sister and i had a meal here on Saturday night, most of the meal was fine apart from the prawns which were very tough and had to chew for ages! when paying an expensive price you would expect a lot better, would i go there again..... NO i would not, others may find the food good however my reviews... More 

Thank trudycam
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the elephant without a reservation but they managed to fit us in. Staff appeared rushed off their feet and it took a while for our drinks order to be taken. Very long delay in getting starter- during which time a number of orders appeared to come out wrong for other tables as they were being sent back. The... More 

1 Thank LandPadventures
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The staff are lovely, the food is gorgeous and the decor is nice. It's as simple as that. Small gathering or a casual date? The Elephant is perfect for exactly that.

Thank Lenny S
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Eat here for first time sunday night, It was a very good Chinese meal. and the restaurant is a nice place to be.

Thank Alan A
London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Spent over £30 on a chinese takeaway and it was awful. Horrible food at premium prices. I would not recommend.

1 Thank tieveclogher
Bedford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

If you look for the meat and sauce u will need a magnifying glass. The restaurant is alway empty when I drive past

1 Thank shazkett
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Coming here was a really nice surprise. The Thai and Chinese food were both nice but what amazed me was how authentic some of the Chinese food was. They do all the standard Chinese food you'll find in British Chinese restaurants, such as sweet and sour pork and honey lemon chicken, extremely well. But it was the dishes such as... More 

1 Thank Katy K
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant a couple of times and firmly believe that it serves the best Chinese/Thai food in the Bedford area. The restaurant has a very contemporary and clean feel to it and the food is delicious. I would particularly recommend the duck spring rolls, they are to die for! The waiting staff are also very friendly and... More 

Thank jquain
Bedford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We always go to the elephant for a Chinese meal or a Thai meal I have to say the staff are so attentive very pleasant and the food is to die for. The decor in the restaurant is lovely to

Thank leanneyeates88

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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?