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The Royal Elephant Restaurant

12 Laughton Road, Dinnington, Rotherham S25 2PQ, England
+44 1909 566640
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“thai food” (14 reviews)
“beef” (18 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Laughton Road, Dinnington, Rotherham S25 2PQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This remains the best carvery in the area. Quality cooked meats, good portion size, and a variety of well prepared and presented vegetables.

1  Thank john2501
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited them on 29th July 2017. However while using the female toilet, the seat was broken and came loose during use. My wife slipped but was able to grab a support and got away with blunt injuries. On telling one of the waitresses and...More

Thank Sujoy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Top quality Thai food mid week lunchtime? Yes it's possible and available here at the Royal Elephant. The lunchtime menu is mainly Thai tapas, or a generous carvery option for anyone not wanting Thai cuisine. But why wouldn't you? The Thai dishes are exceptional, and...More

1  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Firstly this place has a lot of potential - for sure . However our niece came up from Birmingham and her first words were "This is Dated" . True words as nothing has changed much in the last 7 years . The food overall was...More

1  Thank mbeckett2013
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I visited for my birthday and had a set meal. Staff were very polite and we felt well looked after. The food was amazing, hot tasty and the meats were very tender. Fit time I've had Thai food and lived it. Would...More

1  Thank Alan M
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Wide ranging menu with multiple choices for each course.We have experienced both the a la carte and the buffet menus. Highly recommend the buffet as it gives you the opportunity to try dishes you may not have the courage to choose from the a la...More

1  Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 31 May 2017

It was some time ago that my wife and I decided to go to the Royal Elephant in Dinnington, South Yorkshire, when we lived near Worksop. The other day we had to pass through this former pit village which has one of the largest Tesco...More

2  Thank davidharrylarder
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We usually go to the Royal Elephant for the Thai Cuisine but for once we went on a Sunday lunch-time (for the traditional English carvery). We weren't disappointed. The food for the 'mains' was well cooked. Grand-daughter (an expert on such matters) loved the Yorkshire...More

2  Thank YorkshirePud_7
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Last minute choice to go here for carvery tuesday lunch. Good idea, the food was very good , tasty and well cooked. Good service friendly staff excellent value for money. Will certainly return

2  Thank alan o
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We went for a family celebration, had heard good things by word of mouth, but web site looked a bit amateur. Don't be put off by the site, service very good, staff friendly & helpful. Both Thai food & carvery very good. Veg on carvery...More

3  Thank Frank B
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Gillie H
14 July 2017|
Response from davidharrylarder | Reviewed this property |
Dear Friend, Please understand I am an independent reviewer of restaurants. I am not the restaurant itself. I suggest that you Telephone to the restaurant about the cake and the price. In my experience of this restaurant... More
12 June 2016|
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Response from Jackie A | Reviewed this property |
Its always advisable to book on Sundays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Laughton Road, Dinnington, Rotherham S25 2PQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Rotherham  >  Dinnington
  • 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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