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Thai Elephant

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1 Wakefield Road, Richmond TW10 6SD, England
+44 20 8940 5114
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Today
12:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Richmond, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank chriscolin1982
Bagshot, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!!

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Thank Dave H
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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1 Thank Dolomite_D
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner with the girlfriend on a Sunday evening. The food was ok, but not great. The service is plain awful. We didn't get our drinks till the end of starters, never got any prawn crackers and main meal came out at different times. A lot of the empty tables around us hadn't been cleared from the previous diners... More 

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1 Thank gnshow
london
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Opening hours are great. Big restaurant, loads of seating space. Food was tasty, service was friendly

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Thank tony_murphy
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered the Poussin Chicken and Bok Choi, and my mum had Chicken with Cashew Nut and Vegetables in Oyster Sauce... The Poussin Chicken was like chicken from a can and some HP BBQ sauce. Almost a school dinner-esque attempt. The other threes dishes tasted boiled. Only thing worse then the food was the services attempt to fob off our thoughts... More 

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1 Thank Hans U
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Always consistently good Thai food - worthy of a 4* review Unfortunately let down by service. The younger Thai manager/owners are always very friendly and approachable but the older English owner/manager gentleman can often be rude and abrupt.

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Thank richmondfoodie2016
Kent
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

A lovely authentic family run Thai restaurant. We were first introduced to this restaurant through a senior couple who had travelled the world, lived in Richmond and worked in the financial sector in the City. They came every week and when they could not come the Thai owners delivered food to them. This is the background of where you are... More 

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Thank Challenge888
London
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Thai Elephant as a party of 3. I had pre booked (to use taste card) and it was quite busy for a Wednesday night. The meal was lovely. There was only one waitress and so the service was quite slow however she was working very hard. As we were not in a hurry it didn't really cause us... More 

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Thank Laura25London
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

I have been here a few times in the past, many years ago. Decided to give it another try this weekend. The food was very nice, so delicious, but the service let the experience down. Our waitress seemed distracted, like we were bothering her. A few different girls served us but no one checked on us to see if we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$69
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?