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The Elephant

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118-120 Bedford Road | Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BG, England
+44 1234 843210
Today
12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything disappointed tonight. The food, the service and the atmosphere. The price certainly wasn't justified by the poor quality ingredients used in the cooking.

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1 Thank stejames1234
Bedfordshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was burnt, service was okay, but half of the staff were incredibly rude and their grasp of the English language was poor. We had to pay for drinks as we had them rather than at the end, one of my friends had an allergy and was promised the food would be fine, it wasn't. Basically, don't go here. It... More 

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1 Thank T N
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114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was busy and the staff were extremely busy. This meant that the service was slower than expected but this did not spoil the evening. The menu catered for those wanting either Chinese or Thai cuisine. We choose Thai and were pleased. The appetisers were tasty and plentiful. The main courses were excellent and full of flavour. The only... More 

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1 Thank Kevin H
Bedford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Restaurant promotes both Thai and Chinese food and we opted for Chinese.The waiter was very polite and helpful and we elected for the Chinese which was cooked to perfection.It was most certainly some of the nicest Chinese food l have tasted for a long time. It's not cheap but l would sooner pay a little more for food of this... More 

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Thank blackwatch21
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 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 

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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 

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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 

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1 Thank LandPadventures
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

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Thank Lenny S
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?