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Thai Elephant

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1 Wakefield Road, Richmond TW10 6SD, England
+44 20 8940 5114
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm, welcoming staff. Great atmosphere, fantastic food. I would most definitely come back and try other different dishes on offer. A+

Thank Guy T
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at 7:30pm - order taken at 7:50 - main courses arrived 9:25pm - rice & curry arrived at table lukewarm. Thai special rice with prawns not so special - egg fried rice with 4 - albeit very large prawns & nothing else. Hard surfaces throughout restaurant meant all noise exaggerated and people talked louder and louder to be heard... More 

Thank Jacqueline M
Esher, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For anyone that has worked in a bar, knowing who is next to be served is a basic skill that saves most of the punters that particular irritation that comes from the injustice of having an invisible bar presence. Having booked a table for 4 on Saturday (to celebrate the 20th anniversary of proposing to my wife at the very... More 

Thank Mike C
Reigate, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

this little gem is open from lunchtime until late on Saturdays and is ideal for popping into after shopping. we had the most delicious meal and lovely serving staff too highly recommend the thai fishcakes, red thai curry (chicken),and the massaman curry just really really excellent decor was nice too perhaps a little too many faux plants for me but... More 

Thank Jane G
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious food at lunch today, very good service, very friendly. We all enjoyed our meals. Will definitely be back.

Thank 329865453875432
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Late lunch on a quiet day. Appears to be a family run place. Jungle curry tasted fairly authentic for London. Reasonable prices.

Thank Sas M
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A birthday meal which was a little disappointing due to lacklustre service and a rather colder than expected restaurant temperature. However, we were first to arrive for the evening sitting. The fact that the restaurant is surrounded by windows means that it takes a while to heat up so if you are visiting in winter then please do not book... More 

Thank Kash R
Richmond, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Call for a bit to eat the night we arrived, was rather nice & service wasn't as bad as some have said. Would definate go again & recommend to others.

Thank chriscolin1982
Bagshot, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Wow! Great food at amazing prices - well done Thai Elephant. They were so welcoming and helpful. The service is very efficient and polite. The Thai food is top drawer. Traditional Thai food cooked really well. We recommend a restaurant that offers great food and service at such brilliant value. we were shocked in Richmond - an excellent find!!

Thank Dave H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

From my point of view, the portions are small and the quality of the food in relation with the bill you'll have to pay is not balanced. The food service is slow although the people serving the tables are friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Wakefield Road, Richmond TW10 6SD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8940 5114

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