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Thai Elephant

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1 Wakefield Road, Richmond TW10 6SD, England
+44 20 8940 5114
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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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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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 18 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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142 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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 

1 Thank gnshow
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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

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 

1 Thank Hans U
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank richmondfoodie2016
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Thank Challenge888

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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
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?