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The Elephant

118-120 Bedford Road | Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BG, England
+44 1234 843210
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“mixed starter” (14 reviews)
“thai food” (17 reviews)
“crispy duck” (7 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
118-120 Bedford Road | Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After an average meal from The Elephant once before, i wasnt in any rush to go back. We chose to go on New years day for a meal and it was excellent. The food was fresh, hot and tasty. Staff were polite and welcoming. Also...More

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I lived in Bedford for a few months just over a year ago and I used to order from here whenever we wanted a treat takeaway.i was worried about being disappointed but I’m glad to say after an impromptu visit to the restaurant tonight that...More

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is always of a great standard and a wide ranging menu, only slight criticism would be that it can sometimes be difficult to get through on the phone and delivery times can be long but it's worth the wait

Thank Ryan K
Reviewed 14 December 2017

I went here in May 2017 on my first visit to the U.K. since 2003. I live in Thailand, and noticed the staff speaking Thai when I walked past, so I chatted with them in Thai and went back for dinner. I noticed a large...More

Thank keep-me-away-from-uk
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

It’s the first time I tried The Elephant after hearing some good things about it but sadly also the last time. It wasn’t terrible but it was very underwhelming and lacked in care. We ordered mixed starter for 3 of us but didn’t receive three...More

Thank Laurence W
Reviewed 7 November 2017

With two friends my wife and I enjoyed a superb tai meal. This restaurant cooks both Chinese and a Tai food but it made a nice change to eat tai.

Thank mikegreen42
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Went with my wife recently for a well deserved midweek treat - we dined in, food was tasty and hot, service was ok (only 3 other tables dining so hardly rushed off their feet), but meal consisting of mixed starter, 2 main course dishes and...More

Thank fishy592
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Nice food as always but am extremely disappointed in the 1 hour and 30 minute wait for delivery. After spending 33.00 on the takeaway would of expected a little better.

Thank Matthew E
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Having not had a Chinese takeaway for several years we really fancied one tonight and found The Elephant to be well rated so decided to give it a go. Unfortunately it has really disappointing. The mixed starter was exceptionally overpriced for what it was, the...More

Thank krivsy
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Not likely to return. The staff were friendly but the food quality was pretty average. Decor inside was nice.

Thank tam90
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Toby E
20 August 2017|
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Response from Bithi R | Reviewed this property |
No onsite parking. Parking was not a problem though, we could park on the sideroads nearby. Hope this helps. 👍
23 July 2015|
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Response from Peterabrown | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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